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
Sunday 25th August 2019
We are delighted to welcome to lead our Day of Praise service today:
Mr Mike Lambourne
The flowers today have been given by Valerie
in loving memory of Mum
Isaiah 58:9b-14 Psalm 103:1-8
Hebrews 12:18-29 Luke 13:10-17
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:
Wednesday 28th August
At 10am – Prayer Group at Audrey’s
Thursday 29th August
At 2.30pm – Messy Church
Friday 30th August
From 3.30pm – Preparations for Joint Jumble Sale
Saturday 31st August
At 10am – Joint Jumble Sale
Sunday 1st September
At 10.30am – Morning worship led by Mrs Chris Thacker
At 10.30am – JUMP Club
The offertory for last Sunday totalled £98.00
Our next Messy is on Thursday with the theme of Bible Seasides. We shall be decorating cakes with seaside colours; making paper boats; crafting with seashells, pebbles and card; and modelling houses from junk materials.
There will be a ‘wall’ for people to stick their brick prayers on, and our minister Tricia will be leading the time of celebration. The meal will be salad based with jelly, cakes, and crisps.
If you can help with any of this on the day, or can contribute to the food table, please let Gillian or Diane know. Thank you.
Please remember also to pray for the work of Messy Church.
JOINT JUMBLE SALE
Our next jumble sale is on Saturday (31st). So if you want to have a bit of a clear out, now’s a good time, although we have loads of stuff already. If you can help with the preparations on the Friday afternoon and / or selling on the day, that would be great. Thank 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 attend Sunday worship, Tiny Footprints Baby and Toddler Group, Messy Church, JUMP Club, House Groups / Fellowship, and the Prayer Group, but particularly Messy church which meets this coming Thursday.
Pray for 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, particularly Margaret, Annette, June, Roy and Joyce, Lin, and Katie L.
Continue to pray also for Ian and Lis.
those who live within the community of Ore Village, as well as our near neighbours and those we meet casually throughout the week.
Pray also for our circuit minister Tricia Williams, as well as the whole Circuit Leadership Team.
God who loves and who calls us to love:
from hardness to divine compassion, transform our hearts;
from heaviness to holy joy, transform our souls;
from prejudice to eternal truth, transform our minds;
from fear to faithful courage, transform us in strength;
that we might love our neighbour, witness to your Son, and grow in your Spirit. Amen.
Andrew Lunn, Manchester and Stockport District Chair
Lord Jesus Christ, Wisdom and Word of God,
dwell in our hearts, we pray,
by your most Holy Spirit,
that out of the abundance of our hearts our mouths may speak
your praise. Amen.
Christina Rossetti (1830-1894)
Important St Helens, Circuit & other dates & events:
Thursday 29th August at 7pm – Welcome service at Redhill Methodist Church, for the new District Chair Rev David Hinchcliffe
Sunday 1st September at 4pm – Official Circuit welcome service for our new superintendent minister (Tricia Williams) led by Rev Deborah Cornish at St Leonards-on-Sea M.C.
Tuesday 3rd September at 7.30pm – Circuit Meeting at Christchurch
Saturday 7th September at 3pm – Methodist Heritage presentation by Rev Tricia Williams at Christchurch M.C. Bexhill
Also Sat 7th Sept at 6.30pm – Songs from Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat at Pett Village Hall
Sunday 15th September – St Helens Harvest Thanksgiving celebrations, including lunch, entertainment and auction.
Tuesday 17th September at 7.30pm – House Group meeting at 85 St Helens Down
Friday 20th September at 10am – Mission and Development Group meeting at Steve’s
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
MISSION FUNDS APPEAL 2018/19
Thank you all who supported this year’s appeals. The totals forwarded on from St Helens were:
Mission in Britain Fund £56
World Mission Fund £62
The total in our New Premises Fund is now £11,405.56