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Churches Together Newport Pagnell
The long wait is over, we are ready to begin
The Dawn of Salvation Deals with The Shadow of Death
The long wait is over, we are ready to begin, Celebrating Christmas, now is the time to sing. As like minds gather ’round
The season we will usher in
Joining Mary and wise men and saints by the million.
With “Glory” and “Praise God” and “Hallelujahs” thrown in No words can do justice to this plan to end sin.
God’s feelings triumphant now grow human skin.
Such humble beginnings we cannot ignore
Amid high jinks from shepherds and prophecies galore.
Such a long night but it’s over, salvation has dawned We wake to a baby, a new era is spawned.
God’s excitement is mirrored
In Angels who chorus
See for yourself the saviour who’s for us.
This day in your heart you can meet him afresh No quibbles, no small print, no matter the mess. Just speak up and welcome
The designer who calls
He’s waiting and patient and his love is for all.
Revd Jack Walker, Newport Pagnell Baptist Church
This years event will take place on Sunday 11th December at the Parish Church in Newport Pagnell at 4.00pm. Christingle celebrations are named after the Christingles that are lit during the service. At our version in Newport Pagnell Parish Church, everyone assembles their own Christingle using an orange, red ribbon, sweets and a candle which are all provided. Each piece of the Christingle holds special symbolism to help children understand the importance of Jesus; the lit candle represents Jesus as the light of the world.
Because Christingle was specifically created with children in mind, the celebrations are the perfect event to take children along to, and can be enjoyed by people of all ages. As families stand in a circle, with the Christingle candles all lit, it is a time of wonder and awe and a lovely way to begin your Christmas celebrations.
Family Nativity Event
There will be a family nativity event on Newport Pagnell High Street from 10.00am – 11.30am on Saturday 17th December. At Christmas, baby Jesus was born, but who else was there as well? If you search along Newport Pagnell High Street you will  nd the other folk who were around in Bethlehem at the time. They’ll stamp the trail map you can pick up at your  rst stop.
Make your way to the stable where Mary & Joseph, and a donkey, will be waiting – there will be refreshments and concluding carols between 11.15am - 11.30am. Churches Together in Newport Pagnell
Newport Pagnell Carnival 2016
Celebrate the birth of Jesus
in one of the Newport Pagnell churches
Christmas services include:
 Carol services  Christingle
 Crib services  Holy Communion
Saturday 17th December—Family Nativity Event 10 -11. 30am on Newport Pagnell High Street
Find details at
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