Latest Sunday Notices Sheet

A warm welcome to

ST HELENS METHODIST CHURCH

Website: http://www.shmch.org.uk

CCLI licence No. 1169248

Minister: Rev Philip Wagstaff

Address: 4 The Dene

Hastings TN35 4PD

Tel: 01424 755699

14th August 2022

We are delighted to welcome to lead our service today:

Mrs Margaret Bickerdike

The Lectionary readings for this Sunday are:

Jeremiah 23;23-29 Psalm 82

Hebrews 11:29-12:2 Luke 12:49-56

The hymns for the service today are:

Singing the Faith No’s tba

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 Sunday, 21st August, will be conducted by Mrs Gillian Lambourne

Options for other Methodist services: the short act of worship for “those unable to attend worship” is posted on the church website.

There is a Circuit online service on Sunday evening led by Rev Philip Wagstaff. The Zoom link for this service at 6.15 for a 6.30pm start is:

https://zoom.us/j/99290890225?pwd=ZnM5SG9yY0VLYUhIcm9Bb1I0WVovQT09

FLOWER MINISTRY

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.

But, Val would also be delighted to receive donations to help with the weeks not covered by specific dedications. Thank you

MISSION FUNDS APPEAL 2021/22

If you can and would like to contribute to this year’s appeal, please use one (or both) of the Mission envelopes available at the back and pop it (them) in the offertory bag with your usual collection, today please Many thanks

WORTH NOTINGfrom ‘A Barrel of Fun’ by J John and Mark Stibbe, Monarch Books

Matthew Henry – a minister – met a young woman of the nobility, who was also wealthy, and they fell in love. She went to ask her father if she could marry him and he said, “He’s got no background, you don’t know where he’s come from.”

She said, “Yes, I know, but I know where he’s going and I want to go with him.”

Be as patient with others as God has been with you.

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 unable to attend Sunday worship, our Tiny Footprints Baby and Toddler Group, JUMP Club, and Messy Church.

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 W, Daisy, and Eileen, Gladys, Joyce, Kate and her family, Lin, Margaret, and Rene, as well as June’s family.

also, Joyce’s son-in-law John, and great granddaughter Violet.

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 Philip Wagstaff, the Circuit Leadership Team, and Rev Crawford Logan has moved or will move to the Circuit very shortly.

Guide and direct your Church, O Lord, that in essentials we may preserve our unity, in non-essentials we may live in liberty and diversity and in all things we may exist in love and charity; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Rupertus Meldenius (1582-1651)

God of all, whose love welcomes each person, in a world where many feel they have no place, help us to remember that you offer a place for all, that no one is excluded from your love and that each has a home in your kingdom of justice and peace.

When we are tempted to think ourselves more important than others, remind us of the special place you hold for people who are poor, weary and dispossessed, and for those who are neglected, reviled or unjustly treated.

Help us to share in your righteous anger against all that harms our sisters and brothers, to rejoice in your all-encompassing love and to see in our neighbour the face of Christ, who makes us one. Amen.

Jonathan Pye, Bristol District Chair

St Helens, Circuit, & other dates for your diary

Sunday 4th September at St Leonards-on-Sea M.C. at 4pm – Circuit Welcome Service for Rev Crawford Logan

Tuesday 20th September at 7.30pm – Circuit Meeting at St Leonards-on-Sea Methodist Church

Sunday 25th September – Harvest Thanksgiving Celebrations including Faith Lunch, Entertainment and Auction of Harvest Gifts

SPOTLIGHT MAGAZINE OMISSION

We are hoping to have a music group and a choir to lead the music for the circuit service at St Leonards-on-Sea on 4th September and we would love to have musicians (instrumentalists and singers) from all around the circuit join us on that occasion.

Everyone is welcome, whatever your instrument or experience. (Our key phrase is from John Bell – remember we all have the voice of an apprentice angel!)

If you would like to be involved, please can you let Julie or Jonathan Todd know (email: jandj@thetoddhouse.org.uk or telephone 01424 422305). We can provide music beforehand for those who would like it and there will be a rehearsal on the day, time to be confirmed.

It would be lovely to have as many people as possible taking part to welcome Crawford, who we know enjoys music!

CONQUEST HOSPITAL CHAPLAINCY INVITATIONS

The call has gone out to all the local churches inviting:-

  1. Individual volunteers interested in joining the team who provide spiritual support to patients; and
  2. Churches who can offer to join an annual rota to lead a Sunday afternoon service at 3pm – for no more than 45 minutes.

If interested, please contact the Lead Chaplain, Graham Atfield on 07972 242741 or by email to graham.atfield@nhs.net