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
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17th October 2021
We are delighted to welcome to lead our Holy Communion service today:
Mrs Jill Sayers
The Lectionary readings for this Sunday are:
Job 38:1-7,(34-41) Psalm 104:1-9,24,35c
Hebrews 5:1-10 Mark 10:35-45
The hymns for the service today are:
Hymns and Psalms No’s 753 457 617 158
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 20th October
At 1.30pm – Tiny Footprints Baby and Toddler Group
Sunday 24th October
At 10.30am – Morning Worship led by Mr David Hanson
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.
Options for other Methodist services: the short act of worship for “those unable to attend worship” is posted on the church website.
The joining link for a Circuit online service Sunday evening led by Rev Philip Wagstaff – 6.15 for a 6.30pm start is:
A big THANK YOU to everyone who supported All We Can by bidding at the harvest auction, or by donating to this year’s harvest appeal. A cheque for a total of £140 has been sent on your behalf this last week. Thank you
CHRISTIAN SCHOOLS WORKERS HASTINGS (CSWH)
CSWH is a registered charity as: Hastings Christian Trust, and has been running now for 20 years. Its mission is to Primary and Secondary Schools in the town, sometimes serving Guestling and Westfield as well, and is interdenominational. It is funded by giving by individuals, churches and local organisations.
They are inviting support in various ways, including prayer and financial. They have started producing ‘Loose Change’ collecting boxes for those who would like to support this important work, so if you would like to help, please use the box at the back. 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 are able, or unable to attend Sunday worship, our Tiny Footprints Baby and Toddler Group for which attendance has really been encouraging, JUMP Club, and Messy Church which is planned to reconvene on Christmas eve.
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, Christine’s friend Sarah, Daisy, Eileen, Gladys, Joyce, June, Kate and her family, Lin, Margaret and Rene.
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,
the work of the Christian Schools Workers in our local schools.
pray also for our minister Tricia Williams, Philip Wagstaff, our Circuit Superintendent Minister, and the Circuit Leadership Team.
Lord, every time the tide is high and the gales blow in, we remember you stilled the storm. Bless those surrounded by the sea, with their lives dictated by tides, their goods and produce dependent on ships finding safe harbour.
Every time the tractor ploughs the field and the picker gathers the crop, we remember you sow seeds of life. Bless those surrounded by agriculture, with their lives dictated by the seasons, their goods and produce dependent on the weather and the land.
Every time we see a plane in flight and turn our heads to the sky, we remember you made us your children. Bless those who fly, with their lives dictated by the winds and fog, our goods and produce flying through the heavens to find their way to our homes. Amen.
Dawn Saunders, Channel Islands District Chair
St Helens, Circuit, & other dates for your diary
This coming Friday, 22nd October at Pett Village Hall at 7.30pm – Evening of songs and tales with Jonathan Veira – see poster for details
Saturday 23rd October 1.30 to 5.15pm – United Nations Day Peace Event at St Peter’s Community Centre, Bexhill
Saturday 30th October 9.30 to 11.30am – Joint Clearance Sale
Sunday 7th November – Suffering Church Sunday Service and Church Council Meeting with Tricia
Wednesday 10th November at 7pm – Worship Committee at 85 St Helens Down
Sunday 14th November at 10.15am – United Service of Remembrance at Christ Church, Ore, with St Helens participation
Sunday 28th November at 10.30am – Special St Helens Advent Service
Saturday 4th December at 11am – Songs of Praise Carol Service at Winchelsea Chapel.
Sunday 19th December at 10.30am – St Helens Carol Service led by Mrs Jill Sayers
Friday 24th December at 2.30pm – St Helens Messy Christingle
Build Back Differently – For the Better
A United Nations Day Peace Event is to be held at St Peter’s Community Centre, Bexhill TN40 2HE this coming Saturday 23rd October hosted by the local branch of the UN Association. Everyone is invited to attend but you are asked to take your own mug.
It is free, with registration of attendees starting at 1.30pm, and the programme opening at 2 and closing at 5.15pm. The issues to be covered look at the complex nature of peace; nuclear weapons; restoring local communities; human development; and health care for all. Tea and light refreshments supplied too.
CAR PARKING AT ORE COMMUNITY CENTRE – reminder
There is no charge for users as long as you enter your registration number on one of the pads.