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If you’re new to Peebles Baptist Church, it would be really

helpful if you could let us have your contact details. Please fill
in the form below and give it to Ian (the pastor) or one of the
Deacons, or if you’d prefer you can email your
details to pastor@peeblesbaptistchurch.org. We won’t pass on
your information to anyone else.
If you’d like more information about what’s going on, or if
you’d like to discuss something, or if you’d like someone to
visit or pray with you, please let us know.

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Whether you’re a regular part of our church or just visiting, it’s great to
......................................................................... have you with us today. Please stay after the service for a drink and a
......................................................................... chat so that we can get to know you better.
Today is the start of Advent - the four
Telephone: ..................................................................... weeks in the run up to Christmas. The
word Advent just means “coming”, and
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it’s a time not only to remember when
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ourselves as we await his coming as the
Anything else you want to say: ........................................ King of Glory. One has already
happened, the other is in the future -
....................................................................................... we’re living in between...

....................................................................................... During our service today we will share communion. Everyone who wants
The Church’s Charity Trustees (Pastor and Deacons) are the Data Controller for the purposes of the Data Protection to be a follower of Jesus is welcome to participate (but if you would prefer,
Act and personal data relating to church members and regular attenders may be processed for general church purposes.
please feel free just to pass on the bread and wine when they’re brought
round). The bread is gluten-free, and the “wine” is non-alcoholic.
We have not yet got an induction loop system available in
the Drill Hall. We’re working on possible solutions to Please bring your Bibles with you to follow the passages
that—sorry for the inconvenience! read. If you’d like to borrow one, please ask a welcomer.
Our main reading today is Matthew 1:18-23
If you have difficulty seeing the screen, please
don’t be embarrassed to move to an aisle seat
or to nearer the front if you’re behind someone
tall! Alternatively, there are now a number of larger print Web: peeblesbaptistchurch.org Email: info@peeblesbaptistchurch.org
songbooks available - please just ask one of the stewards. Peebles Baptist Church SCIO is Scottish Registered Charity SC049084
What’s on this week: Coming up this Advent/Christmas:
Vicky’s Tearoom - Christmas Party, Sunday 8th Dec
Today:
Setup: Kenny & Pat Lead/Keyboard: Ian, Fiona Lunch ‘n’ Chat - Monday 9th December
Welcomers: Janet S, Christine Prayers: Iain Building Group Meeting - Wed 11th Dec, 7.30pm
Serve communion: Alan, Linda Lay communion: Janet S Lunch and Prayer - Sunday 15th December, after the
Flowers: Margaret McL Teas: Moira morning service
Children’s Talk: Jan JAM: Jan, Pat
Ladies Who Lunch (the festive feast) - Monday 16th December in the
Building Project Collection Boxes Horseshoe Inn. All welcome. Book your place with Liz by Sunday 8th.
As it’s the first Sunday in the month, we’ll be collecting up the money Diaconate Meeting, Wednesday 18th December
from the Building Fund collection boxes during the service. If you haven’t
got a box, please ask for one at the welcome desk. Community Carol Singing - Saturday 21st December, 4.30 - 5.30pm
Homegroups: All-Age Nativity Service - Sunday 22nd December
The Tuesday afternoon homegroup is meeting as normal this week at Christmas Day Family Celebration - 10am, with bacon rolls beforehand
2.30pm in Margaret Cowan’s house, and the Tuesday evening group is Christmas Community Meal - Saturday 28th December, St Joseph’s
meeting at 7.30pm in Ian and Lindsey’s house. Neighbourhood Centre. If you can join the planning team, speak to Linda.
If you’re not in a home group and would like to find out more, please speak to Ian
or one of the deacons. Christmas Cards
Wednesday: This is a great way to save paper, be inclusive, and
No Wednesday Welcome this week, because of Singing Together in raise money for the Bethany & Edinburgh City
Dovecot. Setup from 2.30, session starts at 3pm. See Christine for details. Mission Care Van! The Christmas Card Tree is up on
a table at the end of the Hall. Simply post a card to the
Saturday: church family, and leave a donation for the Care Van.
NO Coffee and Prayer in the caravan today, because of the Christmas
Shoppers Canteen - 10-2pm in the Leckie Church Hall. Speak to Linda to
offer your help. Monthly finance update
Apart from the building project, or any special offerings like Kibera:
Are you on the PBC WhatsApp Prayer Group? • Our income in November 2019 was £2997.28
If not, speak to Ian or any of the deacons.
• On average, we receive £3,357 per month
PYT Christmas Hampers • On average, we need £3,908 per month
As in previous years, Peeblesshire Youth Trust is organising Christmas If you would like to find out more about
hampers for families in the area who face particular challenges ways to give to PBC, please speak to Lyn.
at this time of year. As a church it’s our privilege to be part
of that, and this year we’ve been asked to provide Next Sunday:
100 non-alcoholic Christmas Puddings. We need Setup: Ian & Lindsey Lead/Keyboard: Lyn, Mary
them by today! Don’t panic if you haven’t managed to Welcomers: Liz, Moira Prayers: Moira
get any puddings though - if you’d still like to Flowers: Rosalie Teas: Elizabeth
contribute, please give a donation to Pat. Children’s Talk: Jan JAM: Jan, Pat

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