Newsletter December 2019

Remember me?’  We’ve all had that said to us at one time or another. You bump into someone at an unexpected time or location and can’t quite recall where you have seen them before.

We were on holiday in Malta a few years ago and we came across a lady. ‘Hello’, she said. ‘Fancy meeting you here!’ Tom remembered her from speaking at a meeting in Northampton and greeted her and chatted for a few moments. She told him she was with her son who had business in Valletta. Then turning to her son, she said ,’This is is my dentist, didn’t he do a good job on my teeth?’

We would love to have been a fly on the wall when she next visited her dentist!

Sometimes our memories let us down!

You may meet up with someone with whom you share a mutual friend and say, ‘Remember me to them.’

 

We, in Bozeat have recently joined with people across the nation to reflect on the sacrifices made by our courageous service men and women and have heard the words; 

They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:

Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.

At the going down of the sun and in the morning

We will remember them.

 

Jesus asked his disciples to remember him. It is hard to think that they would ever forget Jesus, having spent 3 years in the company of such an incredible and powerfully, compelling friend; no two days would be the same with Jesus. But he gave them an amazing way in which to remember him, not just his close friends of the day but all of the human race to come. 

At the Last Supper that Jesus shared with his disciples, he broke bread and shared wine with them and said, ‘Do this to remember me.’ Christ-followers do that regularly, even today. Why? Because, as Christians, we recognise that all things come from God, we are grateful and want to remember that he gave himself as a sacrifice on the cross for us.


Thomas Chisholm wrote these words;
’Great is Thy faithfulness
Morning by morning new mercies I see
All I have needed Thy hand hath provided
Great is Thy faithfulness
Lord unto me.’

 

Spare a few moments each day to bring Him to mind, especially at Christmas time, when we remember his birth. The angels sang ‘Glory to God’, the shepherds adored and the Wise Men knelt at his feet and brought gifts.

Jesus said, ‘Remember me!’


- Coffee Morning continues every Thursday from 10 til 11.30. Meet up with friends for chat over a coffee and biscuits.

Jan and her friends organised the annual Macmillan Cancer Support Coffee Morning and raised an amazing amount! £265. Many congratulations to all who donated!

- All:Starz is open to all primary school aged children. Fun and games, Bible stories, quizzes and a tuck shop. Come and join us. We close for the holidays on 15th December with our Christmas party and reopen on January 16th 2020.

- Open Door is aimed at secondary school children from 6.30 - 7.45 pm for children from Yr 6 and 8pm - 9.15pm for Yr 9 upwards. There are games and activities, discussions on topical subjects and tuck shop. Any queries contact Ellie 07816 145187

 

On Sunday 15th December All;Starz have their Christmas celebrations. A service for young and the young at heart. Come and join with the children and get excited about Christmas with them. 2.30pm with drinks and mince pies to follow.

 

The traditional lessons and carols will be led by Jan Taylor on 22nd December at 2.30pm with tea and mince pies, too!

There will be NO service on 29th December.

 

LADIES…have you put this date your diary? Saturday 14th March 2020. A relaxing afternoon, starting at 2.30 with Mrs Dorothy Williams from Bicester speaking and afternoon tea. Not to be missed!

 

* More dates to save  - TLC Family Weekend.  13th and 14th June 2020.

We are hoping to welcome special guests for this special weekend. Keep the dates free and look out for more details in the March edition Bozeat Matters.

 

May we, at TLC, wish all readers a blessed and peaceful Christmas.


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