A warm welcome to
ST HELENS METHODIST CHURCH Website: http://www.shmch.org.uk
Minister: Rev Tricia Williams
Address: 15 Holmesdale Road
Tel: 01424 733137
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13th June 2021
We are delighted to welcome to lead our service today:
Mr Barry Turnwell
The Lectionary readings for this Sunday are:
1 Samuel 15:34-16:13 Psalm 20
2 Corinthians 5:6-10/(11-13),14-17 Mark 4:26-34
The hymns (to follow, but not sing during the service) are:
Singing the Faith No’s 21 611 608 410
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 service next week, 20th June, at 10.30am will be led by Rev Neville Barnett.
The offertory for last Sunday totalled £89.00
A big THANK YOU to everyone who supported this year’s Gift Day appeal. The total raised so far is £215 for general funds and £175 for our New Premises Fund, that is £390 in all.
If you haven’t yet given and would like to, there are one of two envelopes still available at the back. Thank you.
It was in February last year when we last had a joint jumble sale. Well everyone seems to be very keen to have another one as soon as permitted when restrictions are eased. The date is in the OCC diary for the morning of Saturday 10th July, but that could change if covid restrictions continue.
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. There is no online service from Calvert this week.
LOCAL ARRANGEMENT SERVICE 27th June
It is possible, but not certain yet, that we will be able to sing again at services as from the 27th June – we should find out tomorrow or shortly afterwards.
If we can sing, we will have a songs of praise service to celebrate, so if you have a hymn you would like to include, it could be a favourite or one that has special meaning to you, please let Mike know by next Sunday (20th). You could also say during the service why you have chosen that particular hymn, if you so wish.
If we are not able to sing at the end of June, there will be opportunities to have a songs of praise service in August.
PRAYERS AND CONCERNS – this week you are invited to include in your daily prayers:
Our whole church community at St Helens.
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 not least 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.
Eternal God, as you have taught us to keep all your commandments by loving you and our neighbour, grant us the gift of your Spirit that we may be devoted to you with all our heart and united to each other with a pure will; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Ambrosian Missal (10th century)
Loving God, thank you that in your love, forgiveness and compassion, you did not abandon all that you have made but came amongst us in your Son, Jesus Christ, to heal, guide and transform.
May your life and love truly inform and shape all our hearts and minds for the challenges and the opportunities that lie before us.
For those who struggle, may there be comfort and release; for those who would bring relief, may there be wisdom and strength; and for those who lead, and for us all, may eyes and minds, hearts and hands be open to see, love and respond, as you see, love and respond, for the sake and love of all. Amen.
James Tebbutt, Cumbria District Chair
This week’s quiz is about Jesus’s teaching as recorded in Matthew’s gospel. As usual the answers will appear at the bottom of next week’s quiz.
When Jesus told us not to worry about what we wear, he said even Solomon was not dressed as splendidly as what ?
When Jesus said we shouldn’t worry about what we eat, drink or wear, what did he say we should do first ?
What did Jesus warn us to watch out for in judging other people, by spotting the ‘speck of sawdust in their eye’ ?
In Jesus’s parable of the wise and foolish builders, what did the foolish ones build on ?
When questioned about fasting, who did Jesus say sews a patch of unshrunk cloth on an old garment ?
When Jesus sent out the 12 disciples to preach and heal, he told them he was sending them out like sheep among wolves. They were to be as shrewd as what ?
And also be as innocent as what ?
The answers to last week’s quiz are:
1 – theirs is the kingdom of heaven; 2 – they will be comforted; 3 – they will inherit the earth; 4 – they will be filled; 5 – They will be shown mercy; 6 – they will see God; 7 – they will be called sons of God; 8 – theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
How did you get on ?
Please remember that having had the covid vaccine does not mean that you can’t catch the virus, or pass it on to someone else. So, for the time being, we must all continue with hand sanitising / washing, social distancing, wearing face masks/visors, as well as the pre-service cleansing procedures.
Some restrictions may be relaxed from 21st June but these will be confirmed / clarified nearer the time.