Marton Village, Warwickshire

St Esprit Church, Notices for December 2020

A CHRISTMAS MESSAGE
This has been a strange and difficult year, Christmas will be unlike any other and the New Year will hold new challenges.
More than 80 years ago, King George VI quoted from a poem by Minnie Louise Haskins in his Christmas broadcast. The words still seem appropriate for today;

And I said to the man who stood at the gate of the year:
“Give me a light that I may tread safely into the unknown.”


And he replied:
“Go out into the darkness and put your hand into the Hand of God.
That shall be to you better than light and safer than a known way.”

So I went forth, and finding the Hand of God, trod gladly into the night.
And He led me towards the hills and the breaking of day in the lone East.

Although this poem is much quoted, so often the last line is omitted, but the last line makes all the difference!
We wish you all every blessing of the Christmas Season and look forward to when we can meet and worship together again.

REVD JANE EVERITT
Please continue to pray for Jane, Tim and their family as Jane remains on sick leave until the end of February 2021.
Please contact either of the churchwardens with any queries or requests for prayer.

CHURCH BUILDING REMAINS CLOSED even for Christmas!
There will be no Christmas Services or gatherings this year as we cannot meet the social distancing / safety guidelines in our small church. 

CHURCH SERVICES
As we move towards becoming an Eco-Church we will be using email and our noticeboards for church notices and information about services. Please contact Joe Walsh if you wish to be included on our Church mailing list.

CHRISTMAS TREE THANKS
Thank you to the Pig Club for donating our Christmas tree which will be lit throughout Advent. Everyone is welcome to add decorations when it is safe to do so, maintaining social distancing.

VILLAGE ADVENT CALENDAR THANKS
Many thanks to everyone who has volunteered to decorate and light an Advent Window. We plan to share the schedule in sets of eight to maintain an element of surprise! We hope you enjoy walking around the village and seeing the lights glowing in the darkness, reminding us all that Jesus is the Light of the World.