Sunday 30th December 2012
Welcome If you are new or visiting, we hope you feel at home. If you require help, do speak to one of the Stewards in the foyer. Feel free to ﬁll in a welcome card and pick up a guide from the welcome desk if you would like to get involved or join a Network.
New Year Worship Lead: Jonathan Clark Preach: Jon Swales
Community Church Joining St George’s this week
Wrangthorn Preach: Joanna Pearson
EXPLORERS is the Children’s Network for 0-11s. Each week we begin in church before going to our groups in the Church Centre. Children need to be collected at 12.00 noon. ROOTS is our Network for 11-18s. We meet down in the Church Centre at 10.20am each Sunday morning and on Friday night from 7-9pm in the Church Centre. STUDENTS are an integral part of the community here and we run student networks during term time. See the network board in the foyer for details.
REFRESHMENTS are served after services in the Community Room. INDUCTION LOOP St George’s is ﬁtted with an induction loop; please speak to a Steward for assistance. PASTORAL CARE We are seeking to be a community where everyone can be supported and cared for. We encourage you to ask for support, or get someone to ask on your behalf and we will respond as best we can.
GIVING There is an opportunity to give during the service. If you intend to give regularly, please pick up Standing Order and Gift Aid forms in the foyer. PRAYER MINISTRY is offered during and after services at the front of church. If you would like to pray about anything, please ask one of our trained prayer ministers. SERMONS are available online. Go to www.stgeorgesleeds.org.uk.
The church ofﬁce will be closed on 1 Jan 2013.
A number of people have been tirelessly working over the past few months to create our beautiful Christmas banner and artwork. We thank: Debbie Carmichael, Susie Orger, Sue Bishop, Angela Betts and Graeme Collins, for all the hours of their time they gave to bless us in this way.
10.30am, Sun 6 Jan, Church John and Michelle Walker have been worshipping at St George’s since John retired as vicar of Calverley. John is joining the clergy team part-time in 2013, so please join us for his licensing by the bishop, supporting him in his new role at St George’s.
All couples getting married next year, here or elsewhere, are welcome to attend our marriage preparation course. Those marrying at St G's will automatically be invited, but any other couples wanting to join a course should contact Janet Gibson for more.
7.30pm, Sat 12 Jan, Centre St George's Women's Ministry would love to invite the women of its networks to an evening of sharing encouraging stories! Join us to hear about the amazing works of God in the lives of the women of our church as we share life together. If you have a story that you would like to share then please contact us! Please e-mail Lisa or pick up a ﬂyer.
7.45pm, Thurs 3 and 10 Jan, 46 Vesper Lane, LS5 3NR Back from Uni over Christmas? Back in Leeds for term already? University is an exciting place to be a follower of Jesus – but it can also be tough! St George’s student team would love to chat and pray with you in the new year. Dan and Emily Tyler are hosting dinner on two dates in January for any students who might be interested in following Jesus at uni. Let us know you’re coming:
26 Jan 2013, Audacious Church, Manchester Speakers include Carl Beech, Anthony Delaney and Mark Melluish. Book online for tickets or email Graeme Collins so a car share can be arranged.
If you have a heart for welcoming new people, serving tea and coffee or just generally chatting, then we would love to hear from you! To ﬁnd out more or to sign up, please email Lisa.
Roots and kids’ groups return on 6th January.
"Going to Israel was an incredible experience. It brought the truth of the Bible to life in an exciting way. It also opened my eyes to the political issues facing the people of Israel and Palestine, helping me to focus my prayers for the needs of others." Join us in October 2014. Details from David Kibble or Jon Swales.
We apologise that the lift is out of order. If you would like to know when it is ﬁxed, please contact the ofﬁce.
0113 243 8498
Decisions on church direction are made collaboratively through the Staff Team, the PCC and a number of committees, with members drawn from our congregation. In order to keep the vision of these committees strong and fresh, the PCC has agreed that we need a regular turnover so we are currently looking for people with interest or experience in mission, ﬁnance, business, law or marketing. If you want to ﬁnd out more, contact Dave Sankey.
Fri 11- Sat 12 Jan St George's are hosting a conference for Iranians and British people on 12 Jan and we require rooms for one couple and four single men for the night of 11th. It will be a special opportunity to learn ﬁrst-hand what the Lord is doing among our Iranian brothers and sisters! If you are able to host one or two Iranian Christian guests, please contact Jonathan. Thank you so much.
7.15pm, Sat 2 Feb 2013, The Light Church, Bradford This event will be an evening of worship led by Mark Stevens (from Life Church Bradford), inspiring and increasing awareness, hearing from Hope for Justice’s CEO, Ben Cooley. Come and stand alongside Hope For Justice to see an end to human trafﬁcking in our lifetime. Please email Sophie for tickets or more information.
Fridays, fortnightly 11 Jan - 22 Mar How and why should Christians study or teach? How should we deal with claims that seem hostile or atheistic? How can we be better educators? Mark Roques will be leading six workshops on “Biblical wisdom for Christian learning”. Intended for anyone involved in education - teachers, students, parents, lecturers - these sessions will explore a biblical approach to knowledge. The course is free to attend (donation appreciated). You can book online or sign up at the WYSOCS Facebook event.
Currently most parking in the City centre is free after 6pm Mon -Sat and for the whole day on Sundays. The council have commissioned an online survey to gauge public opinion on bringing in charges for evenings and Sundays. We would appreciate you spending 5 minutes to ﬁll it in before 20th Jan.
Fri 18 Jan - Sun 20 Jan, Center Parcs, Sherwood Forest A weekend away equipping those between 18 and 39 for radical Kingdom living. A team from our worship ministry will be leading as this generation gathers to spend time with God, receive great teaching and have fun in the greenery of Center Parcs. To join in, book on the New Wine website, weekend tickets are from £135.
The next Network Sunday is on 20 Jan 2013 For more info about Networks and events please visit:
Sat 3 Aug - Fri 9 Aug 2013, Notts County Showground This year’s New Wine summer conference is about encountering God on a deeper level and shining brightly in our communities. If you are interested in going, along with others from St G’s, please visit the New Wine website to book with early bird prices.
reception@ stgeorgesleeds.org.uk 0113 243 8498 Deadline for the notice sheet is 12 noon on Thursday
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Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from all the staff at St George’s! The Church Ofﬁce is open Monday to Friday between 9.30am & 4.00pm Church Centre St George’s Church Ofﬁce, Great George Street, Leeds, LS1 3BR 0113 243 8498
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