Sunday 5th December 2021

10:30am: Majors Andrew & Valerie Spivey

Sun 12 10:30am YP Carol Service
Sun 19 10:30am Morning Worship; 3:00pm Corps Carol Service
Fri 24 6:00pm Carols by Candlelight
Sat 25 10:30am Christmas Day Service

Freddie and John were fortunate enough to have a season ticket to watch their favourite football team. They couldn’t help noticing that there was always a spare seat next to them and they had a friend who would love to buy a season ticket, especially if all three could have seats together. One half-time Freddie went to the ticket office and asked if they could buy the season ticket for seat B14? The official said that unfortunately the ticket had been sold. Nevertheless, week after week the seat was still empty. Then on Boxing day, much to Freddie and John’s amazement the seat was taken for the first time that season. John couldn’t resist asking the newcomer, 'Where have you been all season?'

‘Don't ask’ he said ‘the wife bought the season ticket back last summer, and kept it for a surprise Christmas present!’

That poor guy had missed out on the full joy of his Christmas gift!!

I wonder how many people will miss out on the full joy, wonder and blessings of this Christmas time? So many give and receive gifts because it’s expected and is fun. Others get stressed and in debt to enjoy the festivities.

It’s so easy to get involved in all the busyness, shopping, putting up decorations, visiting family and friends, the giving and receiving of gifts, attending and enjoying Carol Services, but actually miss out on the God-given Gift of Jesus, the Reason for the Season!

During this time of Advent may we all prepare our hearts and lives to receive afresh (or anew) the gift of God’s Son, the Saviour of the world and remember the reason for this season.

Every blessing,

Prayer Matters:

  • Those unwell and struggling with ill health, including Diane Bailey, Alan Linden, Freda Griggs, Lindi Mluko, Esther Parsons, Mike Rhead (in hospital).
  • Those who are unable to attend worship and especially our shut-ins: Louise Gallagher, Derek Harrison, Freda & Derek Sadler, Denise Lloyd, Barbara Boscott, Ken Elliott, Margaret Garratt, Janice Baylis.

Christmas Present Appeal 2021
We will be collecting items for our Christmas Present Appeal until Sunday 12th December this year. Rather than have a specific Sunday where presents are put on display at the front of the hall, items can be handed directly to Gemma over the next three weeks.
We are planning to give vouchers to older teenagers, again, if you prefer to purchase these rather than toys. Additionally, if you want to give money instead, please put it in an envelope and write CPA21 on the front. If you would like some ideas about possible gifts, we have 2x wish lists (Amazon and The Entertainer) which can be found on https://www.salvationarmy. org.uk/coventry-city with more information about the appeal. There is also a link to the JustGiving page if you prefer to donate online.
Many thanks! Gemma.

Christmas Present Appeal Volunteering
Gemma is looking for some people to help with the sorting of presents on Monday 13th and the packing up of presents ready for agency collection on Tuesday 14th December, both during the day. Please see her if you can help with either of these tasks.

No Christmas Postbox
The decision has been made, due to Covid Risk Assessment (sorting and handling of cards), that there will not be a Corp Christmas Postbox this year. Please remember to give your Christmas Greeting, and donation in lieu of cards, to Ian Potter as soon as possible, to be shown on the screen before and after worship each Sunday.

Electronic Bulletin
If you would like to receive this weekly bulletin by email each week, or know of anybody who would like to receive it, please let us know at coventry.city.corps@salvationarmy.org.uk.

024 7655 2183


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The Salvation Army is an integral part of the Christian Church. Its message is based on the Bible; its motivation is the love of God as revealed in Jesus Christ. At Coventry City Corps we seek to -

  • be welcoming in FELLOWSHIP
  • bring people to Jesus through EVANGELISM
  • encourage Christlike growth and maturity through DISCIPLESHIP
  • be responsive to the needs of others through MINISTRY
  • praise God through our lifestyle and WORSHIP


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