Commit your way to the Lord and put your trust in him, and he will bring it to pass. Psalm 37: 5
The Okeford Benefice is a group of five parishes of various shapes and sizes committed to deepening faith and discipleship in Jesus Christ. We have a vision for our local communities to be places where Christian love and service is clear and apparent.
DECEMBER ACROSS THE BENEFICE
11th – 6:30 PM – Child Okeford church
17th – 6:30 PM – Okeford Fitzpaine church
18th – 5:00 PM – Manston church
18th – 6:30 PM – Shillingstone church
23rd – 6:00 PM – Hammoon church
24th – 3:00 PM – Shillingstone church
24th – 4:30 PM – Okeford Fitzpaine church
24th – 6:00 PM – Child Okeford church
Christmas Day services
24th – 11:30 PM – Shillingstone church
25th – 9:00 AM – Child Okeford church
25th – 10:00 AM – Okeford Fitzpaine church
6th – 6:00 PM – Child Okeford, in church
12th – 6:30 PM – Pyramid Schools, in Sturminster High School
14th – 6:00 PM – Okeford Fitzpaine, in church
16th – 11:00 AM – Forum, in Shillingstone church
16th – 2:45 PM – Shillingstone, in church
Community carol services
6th – 6:30 PM – Okeford Fitzpaine school
21st – 6:00 PM – Old Ox pub, Shillingstone
You will need:
– a box (we used a washing up tab box), brown acrylic paint and shredded paper
– black card, glitter and a lollipop stick
– an egg box, a strip of cloth and some hay
Paint the box brown. Spread glue on the roof, stick on the shredded paper and sprinkle on some glitter.
Cut a star out of the black card and then stick it onto the lollipop stick. Put some glue on the star and then scatter glitter over it. Stick the lollipop stick to the back of the box.
Fill the stable with hay. Cut out one cup of an egg box and put the strip of cloth in it. Put the cup into the stable.
Bible verse: for the story of Jesus’ birth, read Luke chapter 2 verses 1-7.
PRAYER FOR THE WEEK
O Lord, raise up, we pray, your power
and come among us,
and with great might succour us;
that whereas, through our sins and wickedness
we are grievously hindered
in running the race that is set before us,
your bountiful grace and mercy
may speedily help and deliver us;
through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord,
to whom with you and the Holy Spirit,
be honour and glory, now and for ever.