‘And you shall call his name………….?’

Are you a fan of Christmas quizzes? There will be endless opportunities to watch (and join in) or do (in the paper/on the phone).  You will know all the main ingredients:  star/angels/stable/Bethlehem/wise men/shepherds/baby.  Well, that’s the main story.  There is, of course, all the other stuff: John Lewis advert/iPhone X/Paddington 2/Black Friday/cake/Queen’s speech/carols/TV specials/tree.  You will know all the ingredients here too.  You should do well in a Christmas Quiz.

So, go on then.  Complete the sentence: ‘And you shall call his name……….?’  Yes, you got it: Jesus.  A name which means something, namely (ha ha!), a Saviour.  The one who can forgive your sin.  The only one who can.  That’s why he is the most important baby the world has ever known.

Well done then.  You got the name right (Although there’s not much point in knowing the name if you don’t let him do what the name means).

However.

Jesus was not the only name.

There was another one.

What was it? (PS It’s not ‘Christ’)

Go on then.  Complete the sentence.

‘And you shall call his name………..?

Celebrate Christmas with the Churches of Buckhurst Hill

Saturday 16th December

 6.30pm Carols and Mince Pies Evening (St James’) –  All are welcome

Sunday 17th December

10.30am Gift Service (St James’) – with Christmas refreshments

6.30pm Carols by Candlelight (BHBC) – followed by festive refreshments

7.00pm Carol Service (St John’s) – ‘and you shall call his name….?’ followed by mulled wine and mince pies

Christmas Eve

9.30am Quiet Christmas Service (St John’s) – followed by refreshments

10.30am Advent Service (BHBC) – a journey of peace

10.30am Lessons and Carols (St James’) – followed by refreshments

4pm Christingle Service (BHBC) – for all ages followed by festive refreshments

 5pm All Age Service (St John’s) – followed by hot chocolate, mulled wine and mince pies

11.30pm Midnight Communion (St John’s) – a traditional Christmas Service

11.45pm A Watchnight Service (BHBC) – to welcome in Christmas

Christmas Day

10.30am Christmas Celebration (BHBC)

10.45am Celebration of Christmas (St John’s) – with family communion