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TODAY’S BIBLE READING First Reading: Isaiah 2:1-5 In days to come the mountain of the LORD’s house shall be established as the highest of the mountains, and shall be raised above the hills; all the nations shall stream to it. Many peoples shall come and say, ‘Come, let us go up to the mountain of the LORD, to the house of the God of Jacob; that he may teach us his ways and that we may walk in his paths.’ For out of Zion shall go forth instruction, and the word of the LORD from Jerusalem. He shall judge between the nations, and shall arbitrate for many peoples; they shall beat their swords into ploughshares, and their spears into pruninghooks; nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more. O house of Jacob, come, let us walk in the light of the LORD!

Psalm 122 I was glad when they said to me, * "Let us go to the house of the LORD." Now our feet are standing * within your gates, O Jerusalem. Jerusalem is built as a city * that is at unity with itself; To which the tribes go up,the tribes of the LORD, * the assembly of Israel, to praise the Name of the LORD. For there are the thrones of judgment, * the thrones of the house of David. Pray for the peace of Jerusalem: * "May they prosper who love you. Peace be within your walls * and quietness within your towers. For my brethren and companions' sake, * I pray for your prosperity. Because of the house of the LORD our God, * I will seek to do you good."

Glory to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit. As it was in the beginning is now and shall

be forever. Amen

Second Reading: Romans 13:11-14 You know what time it is, how it is now the moment for you to wake from sleep. For salvation is nearer to us now than when we became believers; the night is far gone, the day is near. Let us then lay aside the works of darkness and put on the armor of light; let us live honorably as in the day, not in reveling and drunkenness, not in debauchery and licentiousness, not in quarreling and jealousy. Instead, put on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make no provision for the flesh, to gratify its desires.

Gospel Reading: Matthew 24:36-44 Jesus said to the disciples, “But about that day and hour no one knows, neither the angels of heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father. For as the days of Noah were, so will be the coming of the Son of Man. For as in those days before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day Noah entered the ark, and they knew nothing until the flood came and swept them all away, so too will be the coming of the Son of Man. Then two will be in the field; one will be taken and one will be left. Two women will be grinding meal together; one will be taken and one will be left. Keep awake therefore, for you do not know on what day your Lord is coming. But understand this: if the owner of the house had known in what part of the night the thief was coming, he would have stayed awake and would not have let his house be broken into. Therefore you also must be ready, for the Son of Man is coming at an unexpected hour.”

Epiphany Christmas Festival: The Epiphany Christmas Festival is coming up on Dec. 10 at 2pm. We need everyones' help to make it a success. People are invited to: - donate gifts, either children's gifts or prizes for our draw - sponsor all or part of the event, either personally or through your company - providing drinks for the event or bring baked goods (cookies, cakes, etc.) to sell - perform a song or other talent during our program Anyone willing to help can email epiphanychristmas@gmail.com and let us know! TIckets are available starting today for raffles for 10 QAR each. Please take some to sell to family and friends. We will also have a Santa's grotto, where your child can receive a gift from Santa for 30 QAR. Tickets and sign up (plus donations) will be at the back of the church starting today. Ministry for this week: Friday: - Time: 11:00am Celebrate: Fr. Paul Davies Preacher: Fr. Paul Davies Greeters: Clifford and Faith Chigwanda Readers: Clifford Chigwanda Accompanist: Emmanuel Kubegah Sunday: - Time: 7:30pm Celebrate & Preacher: Fr. Paul Davies Greeters: Bill & Marita Pottiger Readers: Andy Whitman and Simon Lucas Accompanist: Suhanya


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Contact Details: Church Office: Timing: 08:30am – 1:00pm Office Phone: +97444165728 Email: secretary@epiphany-qatar.org Parish Priest: Fr. Paul Davies Home Phone: +97444374356 Email: pauldavies@epiphany-qatar.org Assistant Priest: Fr. Jebaraj Devasagayam Cell Phone: +97433053909 Email: jebarajd@epiphany-qatar.org Treasurer: Allen Paul Email: treasurer@epiphany-qatar.org Pledge Secretary: Tracy Marriott tracy@tracyandpaul.me.uk

Frist Sunday of Advent 25 -27 November 2016 WELCOME TO YOUR CHURCH Notices for Today: Church Ministries: Thank you to all those who responded to God’s Calling last week. If you were unable to fill in the God’s Calling form last week, please contact Beth Stevens at pwarden@epiphany-qatar.org or see her after the service.

Giving to God campaign today: In October as a church we completed our God’s calling campaign in the offering of our talents and ministry in the service of God. Now as a part of the “Giving to God” please pray for guidance as to what you are able to give to God financially for the Life and Mission of the Epiphany Church in the coming months. What you are able to give is between you and God. Please make every effort to be in church the this weekend of 25 and 27 November 2016 when “Giving to God” will be our focus.

Protection of vulnerable people: Fr. Ian Nicholson Email: iann@anglicancentre.org Chaplain’s Warden: Jaywant Michael Email: cwarden@epiphany-qatar.org People’s Warden: Beth Stevens Email: pwarden@epiphany-qatar.org

Thank you:

Choirs:

Sincere thanks to members from West Africa Sierra Leone who did a great job providing refreshments last Friday. Today Coffee and refreshments will be served by the Cultural ambassadors with members from Zimbabwe Please join us in Corinth Hall after the service!

Children: +97455780355 Adult English: +97455611364 Friday School: Shammi Michael Email: michael.shammi@gmail.com

EpiQ Youth:

Epiphany Flowers:

Email: epiqyouth@gmail.com

Thank you to everyone who has contributed to the flower arrangements and made our ministry possible. Now we are in Advent there will be the Advent Candles but no flowers until Christmas. We look forward to arranging fresh flowers for our services in the New Year. Sally, Esther and Alice.

Cultural Ambassador Coordinator: Randall Rhodes Cultural Ambassador Coordinator Email address: rndllrhodes9@gmail.com Email: ambassador@epiphany-qatar.org

This week Notice: Today Sale of Gift items at the back of the Church:

Service times and Locations: Friday 11:00am Anglican Centre - Epiphany Church (English) Friday 13:00 pm Anglican Centre - Chapel of all Nations (Igbo) Friday 17:00 pm Anglican Centre – Chapel of all Nations (Marathi) Friday 19:00 pm Anglican Centre - Epiphany Church (Tamil) Sunday 19:30pm Anglican Centre - Chapel of All Nations (English) Sunday Al Khor 4:00pm (English)

Stickers, pens, Lord’s Prayer in Arabic and greetings card

Collection Summary for October 2016

happening at the Anglican Centre. EpiQ Youth is providing the worship team. If your child aged 13-19 would like to participate, please register them by sending details to cityliving1q@gmail.com

Church Services

Friday Morning Friday Evening Sunday Evening Total Giving

Target Giving Weekly

Target Giving Monthly

Actual giving

18,000

72,000

55,263

-16,737

7,000

28,000

33,468

+5468

7,000

28,000

19,907

-8093

32,000

128,000

114,058

Total Deficit 19,362 For October

Deficit from January to October 2016

Deficit

18 November- 16 December 2016: Rediscovering Discipleship (Romans

Chapter

12)

A five-week course will take place in the church in small groups between Friday November 18 and December 16 from 10:15 10:50 am. Please send an email to secretary@epiphanyqatar.org if you plan to attend. Please note that we cannot enter the Church until at 10:15 am as another group uses it until then. Sessions can be attended according to one ‘s convenience.

26 November 2016 - A Special Youth Workshop:

29 November 2016 - Epiphany chess club:

227,710

Thank – you for joining us! Many blessings Join us on Facebook! Https://www.facebook.com/groups/epiphanydoha/ Please check it out and click like!

The first meeting of the Epiphany chess club will be help in the Epiphany room (downstairs office area) on Nov. 29 at 7:30. This will be an informal event of fun and chess. Please come, bring a friend and a chess set, and let’s play some games.

30 November 2016 - Messiah concert: Time: 7:30pm Epiphany Sanctuary

Advance

Notice:

1 December 2016 - Healing Service Time: 7:30 pm -8:30 pm -Chapel of all Nations Eucharist service with laying on hands and anointing for healing.

3 December 2016- Spiritual Mindfulness MIA Park Time: 10:00am -12:45pm A morning with Father Paul A morning of Spiritual mindfulness for adults only. Followed by a walk through the tree grooves and refreshment by the sea. (Further details speak to Fr. Paul)

10 December - Christmas Bazaar 2:00pm-6:00 pm Anglican Centre

Details on the next page Out Reach Ministry

Is collecting Men’s clothes in good condition for donation. We are requesting you to donate Men’s T. Shirts, Men’s Shirts, Men’s


Pants. Please give the items to Fr. Ian, Fr. Jebaraj, Mary Mulqueen


25 27 november 2016 first sunday of advent