Hildesley Court is a local Sheltered Housing scheme with flats and bedsits for the over 60’s. A group of our congregation visit their once a month on a Monday morning and lead a short (usually Holy Communion) service for and with the residents.
OUR DECEMBER SERVICE
We were a nice group today for our Christmas service, but still short of some of our regular friends. One of our friends who was missed was Mary, from Kessingland who was in hospital. Our theme was based around the Nine Lessons of Carols which was prepared and led by Jean. L.
Our first hymn was Once in Royal David’s City, this was followed by a reading by Jean Wray, from St Luke’s Gospel. This led into our second hymn, While Shepherds Watched their Flocks by Night.
The next reading was delivered by Sue, who shared the Christmas story, we then sang the old favourite Away in a Manger.
Albert gave us a prayer for a Free World, remembering those Christians unable to freely celebrate the birth of our Lord as we can. We also remembered in our prayers our struggling health service and our Church at the times of change. This was followed by a prayer led by Maggie who read from Frank Topping, A Prayer for Christmas Eve. Communion was with Anne and Sue.
The next hymn shared was O Little Town of Bethlehem followed by a wonderful duet by Jean and Albert, singing Silent Night.
Our service closed with Hark the Herald Angels Sing, and a prayer led by Helen and Anne.
Thank you to Pat who was able to play for us this month. The next service will be on 22nd January 2018.