Since, then, you have been raised with Christ, set your hearts on things above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things. For you died, and your life is now hidden with Christ in God. When Christ, who is your life, appears, then you also will appear with him in glory. (Colossians 3:1-4, NIV)
What should our lives look like as Christians? Should there be any difference? As Paul writes to the Colossians, and us, he certainly thinks so. As we have died with Christ and live in Christ, so has our behaviour. Christians are to live as God’s chosen people, holy and loved by God. What might that look like for us?
You would be very welcome to join us at our 10:30am service in St Andrew, Cuffley, or at 8:30am for a service of Holy Communion in St Thomas, Northaw, this Sunday, as we continue to look at Paul’s letter to the Colossians, and how being one of God’s chosen people changes how we live.
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.
If you want to catch up with last week’s sermon, it’s available to listen to via SoundCloud.
Our children’s church meets this Sunday morning in the Undercroft (underneath the main building). Children are welcome from 10:20, and will join us in the main part of the building at the end of the service.
Our 4pm service is this Sunday afternoon in St Thomas. It’s a less formal service, with a more contemporary feel — something slightly different to that which we normally do. This will be an experiment, running for 8 Sunday afternoons starting in October. For this first try, we’ll be looking at the whole story of the Bible, from Genesis to Revelation. There will also be cake!
I’d love for you to join us for these afternoon services. It would be really great to have as many as possible exploring the storyline of the Bible together. If you felt able to serve some refreshments after the service, that would be really helpful.
If you have any questions, or might be willing to help, please be in touch with me (07446 516945 / 01707 699030, firstname.lastname@example.org).
Annual Memorial Service
Our annual memorial service will be on the afternoon of Sunday 6th November at 3pm at St Thomas, Northaw. At the service we will remember by name those known to the church who have died in the Iast three years; there will then be the opportunity for everybody to light candles in memory of loved ones, whether departed recently or long ago.
Email invitations will go out at the beginning of next week, if you would like to be added to the contact list, or know someone who would, please sign up online.
Christmas Coffee shop
This may seem an early notification, but our Christmas Coffee Shop is on Wednesday 7th December. If you would like to donate to Christmas Hamper please contact Gill Hall; if would like to order Christmas cake please contact Kathy Shingles.
You would be very welcome to join us for a short service of Morning Prayer in St Andrew at 10:00am on Wednesday morning.
Our weekly in person Coffee Shop will be taking place this Wednesday from 10:30 to 12:30 in St Andrew, Cuffley, you are very welcome to join us.
Praying during the week
We try to send out an email each week with suggestions for your prayers. If you would like to make any suggestions, please email email@example.com.
If you are on our contact database, there is a vision pack with your name on it available at the back of St Andrew. If not, there are some unnamed ones that you would be very welcome to take.
If you want to catch up with the Vision Sunday sermon, it’s available to listen to via SoundCloud.
As well as our prayers, there are various appeals raising funds to support those fleeing the conflict and those who cannot leave. Two that you might like to consider are:
The Diocese of St Albans also has some details on some ways we can help support Ukraine.
We are also able to support the Association of Ukrainians in Great Britain via the Foodbank. More details of what they are collecting for and what they need are available on our [website][https://norcuff.com/ukraine].
How to join us live
The website has the information on how to join our live services. 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.