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THIS WEEK AT AIC
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Dear <<First Name>>, 

It’s hard for me to make the shift from Thanksgiving to Christmas festivities. Sometimes, as the diary fills up with Christmas parties and family visits and all the demands of the season, it’s hard for me to see beyond to the 25th of December and the importance of a God who would become human in a newborn infant and share our earthly experiences.

It seems the same around AIC, as so much of our focus is on celebrating Thanksgiving as a congregation and with our American friends living around us. I’m sure that it can feel the same way for you.

Thankfully, we have the season of Advent to help us wait and prepare for Christmas. We spend some time building the anticipation for Christ to arrive among us as the Light of the world and to eagerly await the redemption of our world and our own selves.

This year, our Advent theme is a simple one: Singing Songs of Advent. Our scriptures in worship will be four songs that are sung in the opening chapters of Luke’s Gospel, and as usual we will look forward to the beautiful music from our choir and musicians under Scott’s leadership. 

I hope you’ll join us as often as you are able as we take the time to let the music of Advent carry us into the presence of God, and as we learn to sing the tune of God’s redemption and love.

Faithfully,

Pastor Jared

 

WORSHIP
Sunday Worship from 21 November
Due to technical difficulties, this week's service ends before the prayers of the people, closing hymn and benediction. Please accept our apologies.
ADVENT & CHRISTMAS
Sunday, November 28        Mary’s Song (Magnificat)
                                                  Sanctuary Decorating after worship
Sunday, December 5             Zechariah’s Song (Benedictus)
                                                  Communion
Sunday, December 12           Shepherd’s Song (Gloria in excelsis Deo)
                                                  Unrehearsed Nativity Play during worship
Sunday, December 19           Simeon’s Song (Nunc Dimittis)
Friday, December 24             Christmas Eve Carols and Candlelight 6:00 p.m.
Sunday, December 26           Bach Sing on Boxing Day
                                                  Cantata with AIC choir and orchestra

 
 
Community Events
 
Advent Carol Service with Churches Together in Westminster
Sunday, 28 November, 6:00 p.m. at St. James Piccadilly. Jonathan Miller will be offering one of the readings, and all are welcome to attend.

Christmas Concert for the Cold Weather Shelter
The High Holborn Chamber Choir will be holding their Christmas concert here at AIC on Saturday, December 11, 7:30 p.m. Tickets can be purchased on EventBrite or at the door, £10 for the general public and £6 for under 18 and over 65. 
 
COMMUNITY CONVERSATIONS

Final Session: Wednesday, 8 December
Read: Prayers and Afterword

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81254079659?pwd=NGRTLzR5TGJicTMvOU5Qc1BDeXJiQT09
Meeting ID: 812 5407 9659
Passcode: 082803

Join us for online Bible Study via Zoom. Through 5 December, we will be studying marriage and sexuality. 

Note the early start for those who want to attend Bible Study and then travel to worship.

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86757897061?pwd=dVBkcW9OVE5hTUt3a25uZmxqbG1odz09
Meeting ID: 867 5789 7061
Passcode: 070537

SERVE & GIVE
Giving: Your generosity matters more than ever.

This year remains difficult in many ways, and we ask you, if you are able, to consider making a gift to keep our ministries thriving. 

You may give via bank transfer with the following information:
Beneficiary: The American Church in London
Sort Code: 40-05-16
Account Number: 81651498
PRAYER & SUPPORT
If you have concerns to add to our prayers or outreach, please e-mail prayer@amchurch.co.uk or contact us directly.

Reach out to us:
Jennifer Mills-Knutsen,  jmk@amchurch.co.uk, 0780 143 7133
Jared Jaggers, jared@amchurch.co.uk, 0756 568 7333
Jonathan Miller, jonathan@amchurch.co.uk, 0752 235 5669
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