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And let us consider how we may spur one another on towards love and good deeds, not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another – and all the more as you see the Day approaching. (Hebrews 10:24-25)

We’re at the final Sunday in Advent, and the last of our Sundays looking at being ready in Advent. The writer to the Hebrews wants us to have two things in mind as we prepare. First, the Day is coming - the day when Jesus returns. Second, that we can draw near to God because of Jesus’ death and resurrection.

You would be very welcome to join us at our 10:30am service of Holy Communion in St Andrew, Cuffley, or at 8:30am for a service of Holy Communion in St Thomas, Northaw, this Sunday, as we look together at how to prepare as we see the Day approaching.

The 10:30am Sunday morning service will be taking place simultaneously online and in-person at St Andrew.  Streaming for the 10:30am service will start at 10:25am, and can be accessed directly via Facebook or YouTube, found on our website, and is advertised on our Facebook page and YouTube channel.

If you encounter problems with viewing the service via Facebook (or YouTube) please follow the link for YouTube (or Facebook) instead.

Coronavirus arrangements

Cases of COVID-19 continue to increase in our area.  While there are no formal restrictions in place, please do maintain caution. Please be aware that the wearing of face coverings in places of worship is now mandatory.

Morning prayer

You would be very welcome to join us for a short service of Morning Prayer in St Andrew at 10:00am on Wednesday morning.

Coffee and Carols

There’s no Coffee Shop this week, instead you’d be very welcome to join at at 10:30am (10:45am start), in St Andrew’s, for Coffee and Carols (and mince pies!).

Sunday 26th December

On Boxing Day, there will be a short service of Morning Prayer at 10:30am at St Thomas, Northaw. There will be no other services that day.

Advent Readings

During Advent, we’ll be providing a links to short daily readings from the prophet Micah. These will be in the weekly update emails, and in the weekly prayer emails.

Day Reading
Friday 17 December 2021 Micah 5:10-15
Saturday 18 December 2021 Micah 6:1-5
Sunday 19 December 2021 Micah 6:6-8
Monday 20 December 2021 Micah 6:9-16
Tuesday 21 December 2021 Micah 7:1-4
Wednesday 22 December 2021 Micah 7:5-7
Thursday 23 December 2021 Micah 7:8-13
Friday 24 December 2021 Micah 7:14-20
Saturday 25 December 2021 Matthew 2:1-12


In preparation for the January collection (5th January), you might consider a ‘Reverse Advent Calendar’: every day in Advent, put one item aside for the foodbank. By the time we get to January, there will be around 25 items ready to take to the foodbank.

Christmas Services

Publicity for our Christmas services is out this week - you may already have noticed the posters in our noticeboards - please take as many of the cards as you would like to share with friends and neighbours. Subject to any enforced changes, we are planning the following additional services:

Day Service
Sunday 19th December 6pm Carols by Candlelight at St Thomas
Wednesday 22nd December 10:30am Coffee and Carols at St Andrew
Friday 24th December 4pm Crib Service at St Thomas
11:30pm Christmas Night Communion at St Thomas
Saturday 25th December 10am All Age Christmas Celebration at St Andrew
followed by Holy Communion
Sunday 26th December 10:30am Morning Prayer at St Thomas

Memorial Tree

As part of our season decorations, one of the trees in St Andrew’s is being set up as a memorial tree. We are going to make some blank paper decorations available for anyone, if they would like, to write the name of someone they will be missing this Christmas.  These will be collected together and put on the tree.

Sunday 2nd January 2022

On Sunday 2nd January 2022, there will be a service of Holy Communion at St Andrew, Cuffley; we will be welcoming the Rev’d Tom Lilley (Vicar, St James, Goffs Oak) to take the service. There will be no other services that day.

Vicar’s Leave

Chris will be on leave from Sunday 26th December to Monday 3rd January.

Praying during the week

Please can I encourage you, when possible, to stop at noon and spend a few minutes praying; we’ll email out possible areas for prayer each week.  If you would like to make any suggestions, please email prayers@norcuff.com.

How to join us live

The website has the information on how to join our live services and virtual coffee.  Do feel free to share the links to our services with friends and relatives; everyone is very welcome to join us, no matter where they are in the world.

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