Every priest goes to work at the altar each day, offers the same old sacrifices year in, year out, and never makes a dent in the sin problem. As a priest, Christ made a single sacrifice for sins, and that was it! Then he sat down right beside God and waited for his enemies to cave in.
Heb 10:10-12 (Message)
We give thanks to God our Father who has given us access to himself through the interceding of his Son our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ
We welcome our preacher this morning who is Rev John Wiggall
After service tea hosts Chris and Joan
Our thanks for the flowers this morning which are given by June Jones in memory of her Father Frank Powell
Organist: Joan McGowan
Sunday 22nd November
10.45am Mr Phil Edwards
Mon 16th Every Day with Jesus Bible Study in Lounge 10.30am
Tue 17th Muck Matters at Gresford 7.30pm (See Poster)
Wed 18th Weekly house group at the home of Barry Smith, Riverslea, Sarn Lane 2.00pm
Fri 20th Lunch Club in the hall at noon – Price £2.50
Tue 24th Christmas Stall at Rhosymedre 2.00pm
Wed 25th Midweek Communion Regent Street 11.15am
Wed 25th House Bible Study at Avril’s .7.30pm – 9.00pm
Wed 25th “Time Out” a monthly reflective worship at Hope Parish Church 7.30pm (4th Wed in the month)
Sat 28th Church Fair at Gresford 12.30pm
Sat 28th Christmas Fair at Overton 2.00pm
Sun 29th Circuit Service at Regent Street 4.30pm – 6.30pm
Sun 6th Advent Service RC Church Llay 6.00pm
Please pray for the following:
All those who care for those in need.
We thank God for answered prayer and ask that he helps us to understand that all things do work together for good.
The Marriage Course — Spring 2016
A course from the people who created Alpha, designed by Nicky & Sila Lee.
How to build a strong and healthy marriage that lasts a lifetime
Seven evenings designed for any married or cohabiting couple wishing to build a strong and lasting relationship.
Each couple’s privacy is respected as there is no group discussion and no requirement to disclose anything about their relationship to anyone else.
Come and find out what it’s all about:
Wednesday December 9th 8pm Wrexham Methodist Church
Marriage Course Introduction
Each session includes a candlelit dinner for individual couples, DVD presentations & time for couples to discuss & focus upon the topics each week. Course materials supplied. Course fee £40.
Further information: Richard Sharples & Biddy Crossfield
Wrexham Methodist Circuit.
Richard & Biddy 01978 290006 or rysharplesidphonecoop.coop
Since our last notices we have heard of the death of Betty on 3rd November aged 93. Her funeral took place last Thursday at Hope Parish Church. Our thoughts and prayers are with her family. Betty worshipped with us regularly until she became unable to attend.
Priesthood of All believers
We instinctively contrast the ministry with the laity, the priesthood with the people, the professional with the amateur. But the New Testament church knew nothing of this. This is perfectly astounding when you recall that every society in the world, including Israel, had had its specialized holy seasons, holy places, and holy people. In Christianity, all three were abolished. The keeping of holy days was a matter of indifference to the early Christians. They had no holy buildings, but met in private houses—the incarnation of God had made the secular sacred. As for holy people, why, all believers were called to be that holy people, that universal priesthood envisioned long ago in the Old Testament but never hitherto realized. The mediation of Jesus has abolished the need for an intermediary caste of priests: all can have access to God in virtue of the sacrifice of Christ; all have the priestly responsibility of interceding for man to God; all have the prophetic task of speaking God’s message to men. There is no priestly body within Christianity. It is a one-class society—though you would never guess as much, so grossly has conformity to pagan and Old Testament models distorted this unique facet of Christ’s community.
E. M. B. Green, “Mission and Ministry”