The MORNING was a reflection of the first Sunday in Advent, with one candle lit.
The Junior church were given a talk about the Orwell Bridge, and how on the previous
Tuesday it was closed-which caused Mayhem: The roads were grid-locked
Teachers couldn't get to their schools
A dog was running free
But 2000 years ago there was mayhem: Darkness was everywhere
People were doing bad things
People were not getting through to God
So the people tried to please God: By trying to keep His 10 rules
By sacrificing sheep, goats and bulls
By trying to do good, but not good enough.
But Jesus came to make a Bridge between God & Man so that people could be saved.
The main Advent theme was a contrast between Isaiah 62 vs 11-12 & John 1 vs 11-12.
The Old testament declared 'See your Saviour Comes'. The New Testament 'He Came'
He has come to Make a Proclamation ISA 62 VS 11
He has come to Make Compensation " " "
He has come to Make Consummation " " VS 12
The EVENING had more of a Missionary Theme. The reading was from Col 1 vs 15-22.
The Message centred around the work of the B.M.S. in Nepal. They were working with
The Mission Innovation Fund to establish outreach to the people of Nepal.
They are working through Education, Sponsorship, counselling and mentoring.
Pray please for the Missionaries and their families (examples given)