A warm welcome to
ST HELENS METHODIST CHURCH Website: http://www.shmch.org.uk
Minister: Rev Tricia Williams
Address: 18 Woodlands.
Bexhill-on-Sea TN39 4RJ
Tel: 01424 845109 (Temp No.)
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1st August 2021
We are delighted to welcome to lead our service today:
Mrs Dawn Novis
The Lectionary readings for this Sunday are:
2 Samuel 11:26-12:13a Psalm 51:1-12
Ephesians 4:1-16 John 6:24-35
The hymns for the service today are:
Singing the Faith No’s 25 254 252 465
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
Our Holy Communion service next week, 8th August, at 10.30am will be led by Rev Tricia Williams.
ST HELENS PRAYER GROUP
Reminder the Prayer Group restarts this week on Wednesday, 4th August, at Audrey’s place, starting at 10am
A big thank you to everyone who was able to support this year’s MHA appeal; the total for St Helens is a brilliant £87.50. THANK YOU
JOINT JUMBLE SALE
Thank you too to everyone who helped or supported the sale on Saturday. The total raised will be announced on Sunday morning
CAR PARKING AT ORE COMMUNITY CENTRE
Car users please note: as from Monday 9th August, the Centre car park will be strictly for Centre users only. There is no charge for users as long as you enter your registration number on one of the pads (inside the main entrance door and in the office). Non-users and those who don’t enter their reg. number will get a fixed penalty notice (a fine). There will be adequate time for taxis, and others to make drop offs and pick-ups without a charge of course.
MISSION FUNDS APPEAL 2020/21
The Methodist Church supports many mission projects in the UK and across the world; the funds supporting this work are called the Mission in Britain Fund and the World Mission Fund respectively.
Several years ago members had collection boxes which they would fill up with spare change throughout the year and these were then emptied, counted and banked during August.
Collecting boxes are a bit ‘old hat’ now, but we do invite donations in August instead. If you can and would like to contribute to this vital work, please use one (or both) of the Mission envelopes available and pop it (them) in the offertory box with your usual collection.
PRAYERS AND CONCERNS – this week you are invited to include in your daily prayers:
Our church community here at St Helens including those who are able, or unable to attend Sunday worship, as well as church groups as they prepare to restart post covid 19.
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: Annette, Audrey, Brenda, Carol, Christine, Daisy, Eileen, Gladys, Joyce, June, Kate and her family, Margaret, Rene, and Val.
also Joyce’s son-in-law John, little Violet (Joyce’s great grand-daughter).
all those who live within the community of Ore Village, particularly those who are thinking about the place of God in their lives.
pray also for our minister Tricia Williams, Philip Wagstaff, our Circuit Superintendent Minister, and the Circuit Leadership Team as well as Alan Hurrell who has had to take time out for a while.
To the One who can keep us from falling, and bring us safely into his glorious presence, joyful and above reproach, to the only God our Saviour, through Jesus Christ our Lord, be glory, majesty, power, and authority, before all ages, now and for ever. Amen.
Based on Jude 24-25 (1st century)
Gracious God, the world you have made is one of beauty and bounty, a plethora of colours and textures and sights and sounds, all reminding us of your generous and creative nature. We rejoice that we are part of your glorious creation but confess that we have not always treated it with the love and care it requires.
Forgive us and help us to live in ways that enable us and all your people to care for your world, enjoy its wonders and share its resources wisely. In the name of Christ, Amen.
Gill Newton, Sheffield District Chair
St Helens, Circuit, & other dates for your diary
Wednesday 4th August at 10am – St Helens Prayer Group restarts at Audrey’s place
Saturday 28th August 10am to 4.30pm – Midsummer Fayre at Christchurch, Bexhill (Various stalls, teas and light refreshments)
Wednesday 8th September at 1.30pm – Tiny Footprints Baby and Toddler Group restarts in the main hall at OCC
Options for other Methodist services this week include the short act of worship for “those unable to attend worship” is posted on the church website.
And the joining link for the online service from Calvert which is to be led by Mrs Jill Sayers at 10.15 for a 10.30am start, is :
REMINDER: SERVICES AT ST HELENS – LIVING WITH COVID
Arrangements for St Helens services have changed as follows:
Services are now in Studio 1 (PKA the kitchen room)
We can now all sing the hymns again as loudly and vigorously as we like / are able
The pre-service cleansing procedures are discontinued;
Hand sanitiser is always available for any who wish to use it
Cleanser and cloths are also available for all and anyone to use as they so wish;
The wearing of face masks while coming to and from, and during services is a matter of personal choice / preference.
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.