Joy

LPUC eNews – Sunday 12 December 2021

You are welcome to worship in person this Sunday at 10.15am.  We are now restricted to the 1 person per 2sqm requirement.  All people can now sing but the congregation will still need to wear masks. As you come in you need to register via the QR  code or with the person at the front door.  Please also use the hand sanitizer provided and wear a mask whilst indoors.  If you forget your mask, we have some available as you walk in.

We are also live streaming of our services.  The service can be seen each Sunday morning commencing at 10.15am.  Here is the link to our YouTube channel to access the live streaming: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCHEm1fJeADpcP6gO1BsBKcg 

Joy.  On this third week of the advent calendar we unwrap the gift of Joy. Joy is not self-centred nor seeking self fulfillment. Joy is more than a feeling which comes and go depending on circumstances. Profound joy is permanent certainty which only our Lord Jesus Christ is able to provide. This Christmas, I wish and hope you would experience the joy of the Lord and share it with others. Nathalie.

Good News (Part 1) – A spoken word nativity story

Advent Glitter Hope – SermonSpice

Gold, Frankincense and Myrrh …

Religious Discrimination Bill

As you may know, the Religious Discrimination Bill is now going to two inquiries before parliamentary debate resumes in February.

One of the committees has created an online survey to allow members of the public to express their views on the religious discrimination legislative package by 21 December.

Please take a few moments now to complete these 10 questions.

There is strong opposition to the bill from activists so it’s critically important for Christians to speak up!  

The questions are quite simple to answer. You can provide a YES/NO answer with no further comment if you like. But this is a good opportunity to say that religious people should be free to speak and act according to their faith in public. 

Good News in 2 minutes – Christmas Carols

The lonely dinosaur

How’s you hope – St George’s Leeds

Library: If you’d like to share what you’re reading/watching or request a resource from the library, send an email to Naomi.Feigl@gmail.com and Lawrie.Bool@gmail.com Available from Lawrie:

There Really is a Santa Claus by William J. Federer.  (12/12/21) Read the story of Saint Nicholas, 3rd Century Bishop of Myra, Asia Minor (present day Turkey) and how over time stories of his holy, generous life were embellished into legend.  Discover additions by writer Washington Irving, Rev. Clement Moore, Civil War illustrator Thomas Nast and Coca-Cola artist Haddom Sundblom.  Explore fascinating origins of the 12 days of Christmas, Christmas Tree, Carols, Kris Kringle, Creche’ Scene, B.C. and A.D., Poinsettia, Hanukkah … Relieve events on Christmas throughout history: Columbus, Marquette, Battle of Trenton, Valley Forge, Great Depression, WWII, Korean War.

12 Dais of Christmas – Dai Wooldridge

Witness his majesty: Joseph – Skit Guys

Advent Glitter Joy – SermonSpice

O Come, All Ye Faithful

The best we could hope for – Grosvenor Rd Baptist

No Room At The Inn – Or At The Christmas Table – Daily Declaration  

ACL Update #3, 7 December 2021

Our Mission is to
Connect with people in Jesus;
Build each other up in faith; and to
Become Like Jesus.