Christmas Women, by Rosalie Sugrue


Women talking to Women, sharing encounters with Mary

by Rosalie Sugrue

A set of Meditation and Bible readings and suitable for:

Any Advent Service, or Christmas Eve Candle-lighting Service
(5 female and 1-5 male reader/s for lessons, plus worship leader)

Advent Devotions (5 female readers – omit Carols & Bible Readings)

A series of Advent Candle Meditations (2-10 readers)


Meditation 1:   ‘Carol our Christmas’ 30 – Look towards Christmas… verses 1 & 2
[or ‘WOV’ 200 – Come thou long expected Jesus… verses 1 & 2]

Luke 1:5-13

Elizabeth (Mary’s cousin) talks with Anna

Related imageI had a special dinner waiting for Zechariah (KJV, Zacharias). I was so proud of him! As you know Anna, not many small-town priests get the honour of entering the Holy of Holies. I’m so glad you saw him go in. Didn’t he look fine in his robes? If only you had been there when his duties were over! He arrived home in a terrible state. He tried to tell me what had happened but he couldn’t speak – not one word could he get out. I was really worried, thought he had contracted some terrible illness. But he looked healthy enough, in fact he looked…radiant is the word that comes to mind. Well, there he was flinging his arms around and trying to mime something. This is crazy, I said, and went and got the slate.  …

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Resources from Rosalie Sugrue

ten playsRosalie Sugrue is a prolific producer of resources for small groups, children, worship services, women’s fellowships, and the like, and just recently sent us a list of some of the results of her labours, together with an invitation to contact her if you have a need for resources such as devotions, prayers, games, skits or Bible puzzles.  In the meantime, here is her list of Resource Leaflets and Scripts already available from various sources, at very reasonable cost.