Christ Church Lille Newsletter 9 December 2022

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The Second Sunday of Advent

Dear reader
Admire our Christmas tree! And the stars are going up all around the church.
Don't miss our video of getting the organ ready for Christmas.
As we move through Advent, looking forward to Christmas, please pray for Mollie, who will be baptised on Sunday 18 December, and become part of our church family.
Sunday 11 December:
10:30 am: a service of Nine Lessons and Carols
Everyone is welcome, and the International Singers join us as we tell the Christmas story in carols and readings.
After the service, don't forget to stop off at our Christmas market.
A service of Nine Lessons and Carols-2
Copy of Christmas Market Poster

What's in this Newsletter

  • The merry organ
  • Helpers needed
  • Children's activity sheet
  • Follow the star
  • Working with Christ meeting and Christmas party
  • Christmas solidarity
  • Christmas generosity
  • Prayers for Ukraine and Prayer Vigil

"The playing of the merry organ"

It's not just the church and the singers and readers getting ready for Christmas, the organ has to be got ready too. Here's a short video to watch
Helpers are needed for the Christmas market on 11 December. Please contact if you can help on one of the stalls (baked goods, gifts, mulled wine ...)
Here's the link to this week's children's activity sheet: Joy to the World

Follow the Star with Church of England resources
  • Get the app for daily reflections throughout Advent and the 12 days of Christmas
  • On the same page, you can join the family activities on the Advent Calendar
  • And still on the same page, find out how to watch a Christmas service online, if you can't be with us in person.

Working with Christ

The group is meeting tomorrow morning, Saturday 10 December (in the kitchen). Contact for information

Christmas party

The Working with Christ Group would like to invite people to a Christmas party in the church hall on Saturday 17th December from 7:30 pm to 9:45 pm (buffet, games, quiz, music...They need to know how many people to cater for, so please tell them if you want to come, and also if you can provide a contribution to the buffet.

Christmas Solidarity

The Ecumenical group of churches in Lille are once again able to hold their Christmas carols and tea party for those on their own or on the streets, so that nobody gets forgotten. They are looking for volunteers on 25 December, see the details here.

Christmas Generosity

We appreciate your giving to Christ Church Lille, without which we couldn't exist. But particularly at this time of year, our thoughts turn to others so we want to tell you about some causes which need your support.
  • Bishop Robert's Advent Appeal this year is to help a school in Kenya; find out more here

Prayers for Ukraine

Remember you can join with others across Europe on 14 and 21 December
Advent Services You Tube Invite
Click the picture to go to the YouTube link.
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