Heaven and Nature Sing
The Christmas story is always a wonderful message to share. What better news is there than that of God Himself come to earth, bringing freedom from sin, victory over death and the promise of everlasting life in Him. I have heard it – and preached it - many times, and it never fails to move me. Last Sunday’s message from Andrew was particularly profound and brought a fresh angle to a story that is so well-known. If you missed it, I highly recommend listening when you get a spare half hour. It prepared us well for our season of carol services starting this Sunday at Catford and Downham. The content this year has been themed around that great hymn by Isaac Watts, Joy to the World. There will be the usual mixture of Bible readings, performance songs, videos and, of course, carols - a chance to raise our voices with those in heaven in celebration of Jesus our Saviour, come to earth to rescue us from sin and death: ‘Joy to the world, the Lord is come! … And heaven and nature sing!’
This Sunday there are four carol services to choose from at the Catford site - 9.30am, 11.30am, 5.00pm and 7.30pm - and three at Downham - 9.30am, 11.30am and 5.00pm. Lee and Beckenham will be having their Family Christmas Services. The following week, 17th December, the carol services will be at Lee and Beckenham, and Catford and Downham will hold Family Christmas Services. Full details of what’s on when over the festive season can be found here. We would love to see every meeting full, so please come along and bring your friends and family. Together, let’s spread the good news of Christmas.
Finally, don’t forget that you can now book into the New Year’s Eve Watchnight services. Because these are such popular events we will need you to reserve your free tickets so that we can manage numbers. Full details can be found here.