TO KNOW GOD AND TO MAKE GOD KNOWN
Also, pease join us for our online service each Sunday – and hear familiar voices. The link currently is:
https://slfchurch.org/advent-2020-yr-b and is also displayed on our Facebook page. If you or anyone you know would like a CD then contact Rev Elaine or Andrew and Wendy Rudd to arrange.
Due to another lockdown there have been no Sunday services in church for the last few weeks. We now wait for the new Church of England guidelines on December 2nd to find out where we go from here. We hope that Sunday services will resume on December 13th. However we will be open for Private Prayer: Mondays and Tuesdays 10am – 1pm. Many thanks for your continued prayers, patience and support at this unpredictable time.
Father, during this time of uncertainty may your Church be a sign of hope, comfort and love to all.
Grant peace, grant comfort, grant healing.
Be with us, Lord. Amen.
This Sunday is Advent Sunday, marking the beginning of our new Church year and the countdown to Christmas. Many of you may have Advent Calendars which you open each day from December 1st – some even with “treats” behind each window.
In Church we “count down” by lighting the candles on our Advent wreath. This is formed from a circle of evergreen branches which symbolise eternal life. Four candles stand in the circle, each representing one of the four Sundays of Advent. In the centre of the circle is the fifth candle – the Christ Candle which is lit on Christmas Day.
The circular form of the wreath reminds us of God’s eternal and endless love with neither beginning nor end. The evergreen speaks of the hope we have in God – the hope of new life in Jesus Christ and of eternal life.
The first candle that we light today is the PATRIARCHS CANDLE when we remember those early fathers who listened to the word of God and acted upon it – people like Abraham, Isaac and Noah.
Therefore, it is also the Candle of FAITH because Faith is like a light shining in a dark place.
As we look at this candle we celebrate the faith of our ancestors and God’s people of old.
Prayer as we light this candle:
Lord Jesus, light of the world
Born in David’s city of Bethlehem
Born like him to be king:
Be born in our hearts this Advent
Be king of our lives today. Amen
A Carol a Day from Advent Sunday till Christmas Day - Jesus is the Light of the World
O Come, O Come Emmanuel - a carol for Advent Sunday.
We are a warm, welcoming and inclusive Church of England congregation in the small market town of Frodsham. We belong to Inclusive Church and welcome all people to our services. Normally, our church is open in daylight hours on most days but currently it is more limited - please see the notice above. You are most welcome to visit
We have a Church School which you can link to here.
Normally, we are a church which likes to offer Communion as many times as we can to help those with busy lives.
Our communion services in normal times:
Sunday 8am (spoken)
Sunday 10am (sung)
Tuesday 7pm (spoken)
Wed'day 10am (spoken)
Thursday 11am Parish Hall
Sunday evenings we have a BCP Evensong service at 6.30pm.
If you wish to make a donation to St Laurence Church you can do so here.
The work of our church is reliant on people’s generosity, a generosity that is a hallmark of a lived-out faith and a testament to it. We give to our church in a variety of ways but, in the current circumstances, we cannot receive all the gifts that we usually would, so we really need your help now.
Each year we support a different charity and fundraise for them. Sometimes it is an overseas charity and sometimes it is a local or national charity.
This year we are supporting the local charity Stick 'n' Step.
At St Laurence Frodsham we take our duty and obligation to safeguard and protect all people extremely seriously, and we have adopted the national Church of England's robust safeguarding procedures and guidelines.
Alternatively, you may contact the Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser in the Diocese of Chester, via email or phone: 07703 800031.