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Diocesan Vision Day

The Church of England is looking to find out how it can reach out with the Good News of Jesus in our country. Earlier this year, along with St Paul's, Brixton, we won a significant bid to help us learn how we can do this, especially on the estates of this country. We believe that we are going to play a really important part of the future health of Christianity in this country. How do we become a confident outward looking faith that connects with the lives of people? What lessons can be learnt from these various projects around the country? What should other churches replicate (and just as importantly do different)? We have a vision day with St Paul's Brixton and some others in the diocese looking at what the project is about; what our model is; what part we can all play; how we will be working with St Paul's, Brixton and then others to build Christ's Kingdom. We would love as many people as possible to come on the day 10am - 4pm on Saturday 12th January. Do let Sue or Nigel know if you can make it for this very important day. Will
Minister: Revd. Will Cookson (day off Saturday) Curate: Revd. Donna Lazenby (day off Friday) 020 8404 6064 020 8763 4222

23rd December
A very warm welcome to cafe church, especially if you ~~~~~ are here for the first time 24th December We are delighted that you Christingle 4.00 pm have joined us this morning. St Pauls, Roundshaw Refreshments are available Midnight Communion 11.15 pm throughout the service- please St Pauls, Roundshaw do help yourself

Morning Worship Love Luke 1: 26-33, 46-55

We look forward to our other Christmas services together with our friends and neighbours:

Christmas Eve @ 4.00pm St Pauls, Roundshaw

Midnight Communion
Christmas Eve @ 11.15pm St Pauls, Roundshaw

Christmas Morning
Christmas Day @ 10.30am WHSG

Sunday 30th @ 11.00 am

We have a morning worship service for both Springfield congregations together at St Pauls, Roundshaw

December 24th Christingle Service St Pauls, Roundshaw December 24th @ 11.15 pm Midnight Communion St Pauls, Roundshaw December 25th @ 10.30 am Christmas Day @ WHSG December 29th @ 7.30 pm Emerge Twixtmas Party December 30th @ 11.00 am Joint Service @ St Pauls January 6th @ 10.30 Sparklers and Roadrunners New year restart party January 7th 10.30 - 12.00 caf connect Shotfield Library Caf January 11th @ 8.00 pm The MiX @ the Phoenix January 12th @ 7.00 pm Ties & Tiaras Youth Disco January 19th @ 4.00 pm Footsteps @ HighView January 30th @ 8 pm Churches Together Prayers

Pray for our church family

Mission Updates
Toddler group Aims to start after half term on 26th Feb. In the meantime Jayne and Sue will be gathering resources, a team including a one or two from St Pauls, organising publicity and inviting local parents. Youth Street Pastoring There will be training given by a Christian who has expertise in detatched youth worker. He will be visiting us early in the new year to intoduce himself and to explain more. Two people from the cafe congregation have expressed a keen, heart felt interest and we hope to gather a few more, from either or both congregations. Coffee and conversation @ Foresters school The local school would like support to develop relationships with families for whom English is an additional language. Sue is exploring this further with people from both congregations who are advising her and have expressed an interest in getting involved in the new year Coffee @ MiX has already started, with Wendy meeting the same parent on both occasions. More publicity and parental awareness of the ministry are planned for January. We would like to encourage more people to step forward and get involved- any in particular tug at you? Have a chat to Sue, Jayne, Wendy or Nigel.

Please pray for: Suzanne, back home after a stay in hospital: for rest and a speedy follow up appointment with the consultant Prayer in 2013 vital for us as a congregation and when we want to see ministries flourish. Please do keep praying for all the initiatives opposite. Watch this space for dates to meet together to pray on a monthly basis.

For prayer chain requests, please contact :

Church Office
Im delighted to announce that the church telephone is now active at the new office: 020 8647 3410, complete with answerphone for your messages

Opening hours
The church office will re-open at 9 am on Wednesday 2nd of Jan 2013 The address of the office is: 38, Stafford Road, SM6 9AA

Jean Silvester 8647 5100

She will pass on any pastoral matters as appropriate