Calendar

 

Dec
15
Sun
Sunday Worship
Dec 15 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Holy Communion is celebrated at every Sunday worship service.

City of Refuge Church
Dec 15 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Dec
16
Mon
Lectionary (Bible) study
Dec 16 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Focus text for Monday, December 16, 2019:

Matthew 1:18-25 in preparation for Christmas services (Year A) 2019.

A lectionary-based study of the bible focuses on one of the prescribed scriptures for the following Sunday, according to the Revised Common Lectionary (RCL). We follow a format called ‘lectio divina’ which is a holy, prayerful reading, and re-reading of the text.

Advent book & film study
Dec 16 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

The topic is ‘prayer’ and the theme is ‘finding a new way to pray’. There are times in our lives when what we have been doing dries us for us. We may be tempted to believe that our faith is lost or God has abandoned us and no longer hears our prayers. These times can be times of great suffering or great love, when we our lives are changing.

But perhaps these crisis moments can be an invitation to go deeper together in prayer. Come into a safe space with a few other people on the journey of life and faith to explore what prayers means and how we can pray.

Dec
17
Tue
City of Refuge Church
Dec 17 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Dec
18
Wed
Christian Meditation
Dec 18 @ 5:00 pm – 5:45 pm

Following the Christian Meditation tradition of contemplative prayer, we gather to sit in silence and stillness for twenty minutes, focusing on a prayer word and repeating it interiorly and faithfully, as we enter the prayer of Jesus Christ. We also listen to a recording by teachers in this tradition (eg. John Main, Laurence Freeman), and reflect together briefly on this practice of prayer and our understanding of it. This time together provides an oasis of calm and concentration in a busy life of distraction and rapid mobility.

Dec
22
Sun
Sunday Worship
Dec 22 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Holy Communion is celebrated at every Sunday worship service.

City of Refuge Church
Dec 22 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Dec
24
Tue
Christmas Eve festive worship
Dec 24 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

A festive worship with scripture and carol-singing, about the theme: “A Lutheran Christmas through the ages.” The choir will sing the “Sussex Carol.”

Christmas Eve contemplative worship
Dec 24 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm

A contemplative Christmas Eve worship, including Holy Communion and candlelight. Sing your favourite carols on this most holy night.