|Advent Wreath at Holy Trinity|
ADVENT begins this Sunday Advent is a season of expectation and preparation, as the Church prepares to celebrate the coming of Christ in his incarnation, and also looks ahead to his final advent as judge at the end of time.Recently heard in the shops were these comments as two women were buying a few Christmas Decorations; ‘Each year I am finding it harder and harder to get that Christmassy feeling.’ ‘These decorations are so cute.’ said her friend as she chose a glass decoration with a sparkly little church inside. This Advent we would like to help you to prepare for Christmas; to invite you to share Advent with us; to join us for The Nine Lessons and Carols or The Community Christmas Carols or Christingle, Midnight Mass or Christmas Day. The Church is the place to get that Christmassy feeling. Each week during Advent we will be lighting another candle on the Advent Wreath, a kind of count-down to Christmas. Do come and share all the joy of anticipation with us.
Yarram Combined Churches Community Christmas Carols – Regent Theatre Sunday 11th December 7.30pm please make plans to attend. If you would like to offer assistance with taking up the offering, giving out programs, or reading the scripture please speak to Rev. Jo
Nine Lessons and Carols Sunday 18th December 7.30pm at Holy TrinityThis Traditional evening of readings and carols was first begun by the Dean of Kings College in Cambridge, Eric Milner-White, to involve the people of Cambridge in the great sweep of salvation history. The Nine Lessons begin with the story of Adam’s fall, moving through the prophet Isaiah to the annunciation and birth of Jesus. The church, Holy Trinity Yarram, always looks fabulous for this event with candles and festive lights. The evening will conclude with sparkling refreshments. We hope you will join us for this very special night!
Christmas is Coming – there are number of Christmas Catalogues from various mission agencies on the Mission Table at church including: Tear Australia, Christian Blind Mission, Bible League International, and Anglicare Victoria.
Koorong Christmas Catalogue also has lots of gift ideas for family and friendsAnglicare invites us to purchase gifts for their annual Toy Appeal. You might consider the following: Lego blocks, arts and crafts materials, board games, baby blankets, educational DVD’s, books, clothing, sports equipment, jewellery, gift vouchers, 2017 diaries.
Anglicare asks that all items donated are new and unwrapped. Most gifts given are for younger children so please do not forget to consider gifts for teenagers. Please place your gifts under the tree today until Sunday 18th December.
Christingle Service - St John's Port Albert 7.30pm Christmas Eve family service including; carols, the Christmas Story and making Christingles to take home.
Midnight Mass - Holy Trinity Yarram 11.30pm Christmas Eve followed by sparkling refreshments and Christmas Cake.
Christmas Day - Holy Trinity Yarram 9.00am including Holy Communion
BIBLE STUDY GROUPS
Yarram Group Monday 3.45pm Coffee Palace Yarram
Won Wron Group 2nd/4th Tuesdays 6pm (meal); 7pm for study
The Gospel of John – The Way to True Life a Life Guide Bible Study by Douglas Connelly; there are a number of these booklets available for group or personal study $10 per copy. If you are interested please speak to a Bible Study Leader or Rev. Jo.
Parish Council Meeting 7th December 4.00pm at the Rectory
St John’s Congregational Meeting - Sunday 4th December following a shorter service of Holy Communion