A warm welcome to
ST HELENS METHODIST CHURCH Website: http://www.shmch.org.uk
Minister: Rev Ian Pruden
Sunday 14th October 2018
We are delighted to welcome to lead our Holy Communion Service today:
Rev Neville Barnett
Amos 5:6-7,10-15 Psalm 90:12-17
Hebrews 4:12-16 Mark 10:17-31
MODERN VERSION OF THE LORD’S PRAYER
Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your Name, your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as in heaven.
Give us today our daily bread. Forgive us our sins as we forgive those who sin against us.
Save us from the time of trial and deliver us from evil.
For the kingdom, the power and the glory are yours, now and for ever. Amen
The St Helens diary for the coming week is as follows:
Thursday 18th October
At 1.30pm – Tiny Footprints Parent and Toddler Group
Sunday 21st October
At 10.30am – Morning worship led by Rev Tricia Williams
At 12pm – Church Council Meeting
The offertory for last Sunday totalled £165.86
If you would like to cover a particular week, please put your name against your chosen week on the list at the back, together with a dedication if you so wish. Many thanks
The total in our New Premises Fund is now £9,087.93.
Link to Hope’ shoebox appeal 2018
The deadline for receipt of complete and part boxes is Sunday 28th October, ready for onward transmission to the poor in Eastern Europe. That’s only two weeks away now.
If you can’t do a complete box but would like to bring individual items which can then be added to other contributions, the suggested items are as follows:
Gloves, scarf, hat, soap & flannel, toothbrush & toothpaste, small toys, teddy / doll / soft toys, candles & holder, small games, dominoes, playing cards, colouring book / felt tips / crayons, pens / writing pads, plasters, shampoo, shower gel, socks / tights, nail clippers /brush / small scissors, strong cotton shopping bag, mug / wooden spoon / cutlery, men’s cloth hankies, work gloves, hot water bottle.
But not food, medicines, books, tea, coffee, or out of date items.
PRAYERS AND CONCERNS – this week you are invited to include in your daily prayers:
Ian and Lis while they recover from their health problems.
Our church community here at St Helens including those who attend Sunday worship, Tiny Footprints, Messy Church, JUMP Club, House Groups / Fellowship, and the Prayer Meeting. Messy church is on Thursday 25th this month with the theme: ‘The Great Banquet’.
those connected with St Helens who we know are not in the best of health or have particular need of our prayers at this time, including Valerie (recovering from her knee operation), Steve, Peggy, Roy and Joyce, Sylvia, Joyce’s great grand-daughter Violet, Robert and Cameron (Rene’s grandson and great grandson), as well as Kerry and Morris (Lin’s daughter and grandson).
those who live within the community of Ore Village, as well as our near neighbours and those we meet casually throughout the week.
others in, or who are connected with the Circuit who also need our prayers at present: including the other circuit ministers Peggy Heim and Tricia Williams.
O God of transforming love, when I look at the news, read the papers, attend a meeting, or look in the mirror, I wonder, “Can things ever change?”
Then I think of arrogant Joseph, flawed David, headstrong Peter,
greedy Zacchaeus and zealous Saul.
I marvel at the faith of Abraham, the devotion of Ruth, the obedience of Mary, the scandal of the woman washing Jesus’ feet and the desperate hope of Jairus.
Then, when I watch the news, or look in the mirror, I thank you again, O God, for the transforming power and gracious love I see in Jesus. Amen.
David Hinchliffe, Channel Islands District Chair
Important St Helens Circuit & other dates & events:
Wednesday 17th October at 7.30pm – Extraordinary Circuit Meeting at St Leonards-on-Sea Methodist Church
Saturday 20th October at 7.30pm – Rye Singers concert at Rye Methodist Church – tickets are £10 including refreshments
Tuesday 23rd October at 7.30pm – House Group at 85 St Helens Down
Thursday 25th October 2.30 to 4.30pm – Messy Church
Saturday 27th October 10 for 10.30am – Presentation by Mr Malcolm Pratt at Winchelsea Chapel
Also Sat 27th October 10am to 12pm – Autumn Coffee Morning at Trinity Methodist Church
Wednesday 31st October at 10am – Prayer Group meeting at Audrey’s led by Max this time
Friday 2nd to Sunday 4th November 10am to 6pm – Christmas with a difference Fairtrade gifts sale at 11 Ashford Road (2-6pm Sunday)
Friday 9th November at 7pm – Remembrance Concert at Calvert
Sunday 11th November at 10.15am – United Service of Remembrance at Christ Church Ore (no service at St Helens)
Wednesday 14th November at 7.30pm – Holy Habits meeting at Christchurch Methodist Church – ‘Serving’
Saturday 17th November 10am to 1pm – Autumn Fayre at Sackville Road Methodist Church
Also Saturday 17th November at St Leonards-on-Sea M.C. – Bohemia Winter Fayre
Saturday 24th November 10am to 1pm – St Helens Christmas Fayre
Saturday 15th December at 2.30pm – Christmas Concert by the Regency Singers at Trinity Methodist Church