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Into the New Year at St Pauls & St Barnabas

Into the New Year at St Pauls & St Barnabas

Into the New Year at St Pauls & St Barnabas

After all that anticipation, it is hard to believe that Christmas 2023 has come and gone, presents have been bought and opened, turkeys have been cooked and eaten, friendships have been renewed, and families have been caught up with! Hopefully, amid all that busyness and stress, we were able to find space to gather in worship or reflect on the true meaning of Christmas:

so that everyone who believes in him may have eternal life. 16 For God loved the world in this way: He gave his one and only Son so that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life. - John 3:15-16 CSB

We celebrate Christmas on the 25th of December each year because of our Gospel hope that from the manger to the Cross, Jesus came with a purpose - to make it possible for all who believe in his name, repent of their sin, and turn to him might live by Grace in the wonderful presence of God for eternity. This is our delight and hope as a Church family. We had a wonderful time on Christmas morning as many gathered to remember this and celebrate it. With Christmas day past, we just wanted to let you know what the next few weeks will look like in our regular rhythms of Worship and gathering.

What is Coming Up on Sundays:

Christmas has come and gone, but we are still in holiday mode as we rest on Boxing Day, clean up in the following days and get ready to see in the new year. We have been so blessed by all the wonderful work our Sunday School has done over the last year, and we are so glad they are getting a good break over the festive period. That means there will be no Sunday school until the 14th of January 2024, as our wonderful leaders get a well-earned break. We can’t wait to integrate the SPSB Kids into our morning worship services as we see in the new year and think about what God is calling us to be and do in 2024:

  • Sunday 31st Dec 2023 | Family Worship at 10:30
  • Sunday 7th Jan 2024 | Family Worship at 10:30
  • Sunday 14th Jan 2024 | Holy Communion at 10:30

All our services are open to everyone, and we would love to see you there and for you to invite friends and family as we seek to bring in the New Year with worship and thanksgiving. As usual, our morning worship services will include refreshments, community and great craic afterwards. We would love to see you there.

During the Week

Our regular gatherings during the week take a festive holiday until the week beginning Sunday the 14th of January. For example, that means Depth, our weekly Bible Study and Prayer meeting, won’t resume until Wednesday, the 17th of January, at 7:30 PM. We can’t wait to dive back into Colossians over the coming weeks as we seek to grow in Christ and learn what it means to live out his mission and mandate in our lives and city.

Pastoral Situations or Personal Situations

While our events and services change over the next few weeks, we know that life throws up the unexpected at this time of year. If there is anything you want to talk about, need a minister for, or need help with, please get in touch. We know this is a hard time of year, and we want you to know that you are not alone, whether you are a long-term member of SPSB, a new member, or you have never crossed our door before. You can reach out with confidence and confidentiality via:

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