Thursday December 21, 2017
Christmas Church Services 2017
Christmas F A C T S • The Germans made the first artificial Christmas trees out of dyed goose feathers. • In 350 AD Pope Julius I, who was bishop of Rome at the time, announced December 25 as the official celebration date for the birthday of Christ. • The tallest Christmas tree ever cut made it into the book of Guinness World Records. It was more than 67 metres tall and was displayed in the Northgate Shopping Centre in Seattle, Washington.
• It is estimated that the single “White Christmas” by Irving Berlin is the best-selling single of all time, with over 100 million sales worldwide. • The reason we give gifts at Christmas time is to symbolize the gifts given to baby Jesus by the three wise men. • Children leave milk and cookies for Santa at Christmas time because Dutch children would leave food and drink for St Nicholas on his feast day.
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Christmas Service Times at Wesley Methodist Church 75 Taranaki Street Christmas Eve
English Language Service, 10:00am Tongan Language Service, 12:00pm Samoan Language Service, 2:00pm Fijian Language Service, 4:00pm
Christmas can be a season of great joy. It is a time of God showing His great love for us. It can be a time of healing and renewed strength. Christmas is when we celebrate the birth of the Christ child. God sent His Son, Jesus, into the world to be born. His birth brought great joy to the world. Shepherds, wise men, and angels all shared in the excitement of knowing about this great event. They knew this was no ordinary baby. The prophets had told of His coming hundreds of years before. The star stopped over Bethlehem just to mark the way for those who were looking for this special child.
Carols and Lessons, 7:30pm
Family Service, 9:30am
Sunday 7 January 2018
Parish Service of Holy Communion, 10:00am Fijian Confederacy Service, 1:00pm www.wesleychurch.org.nz Wesley is a multiracial Christian Community: Methodist in aﬃliation, ecumenical in intention, diverse in theology, inclusive in outreach. All are most welcome!
Miramar Peninsula Anglican Parish
Sunday 24 December - Advent 4
24th December (Christmas Eve) 8am Communion Service at St Aidan’s, Miramar No 10am Service 6:30pm The Christmas Service for Kids at St Georges, Seatoun 11pm First Communion of Christmas at St Aidan’s 25th December (Christmas Day) 10am Christmas Communion for all at St Aidan’s Traditional communion at 8am mssanglican.org.nz/wp/Christmas-services
Anglican Church, 211 Willis Street
8.00am: Eucharist 10.00am: Sung Eucharist
Celebrate the birth of Christ with us Christmas Eve, 7.00pm Family Service Christmas Day, 10.00am Festival Service
9:30am, Lessons & Carols (child friendly). 11:00pm, Holy Communion (aka ‘Midnight Mass’).
Sunday 24 December - Christmas Eve
9:30am, Holy Communion
Monday 25 December - Christmas Day
Dec 31st, 10am - Combined for Eastern Suburbs @ All Saints (incl. Miramar parish) Jan 7th thru’ Jan 28th (incl), 9:30am - one service only
11.00pm: Candlelit Carol singing 11.30pm: Midnight Mass
10.00am: All-age Christmas Day Eucharist 5.00pm: Christmas Organ Recital
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St Paul’s Lutheran Church 12 King St, Mount Cook Pastor Jim Pietsch 385 7087
Wednesdays, 10am - As usual, except Dec 27th & Jan 3rd All Saints Church | Hataitai, 90 Hamilton Rd
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