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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19th September 2021
We are delighted to welcome to lead our service today:
Mrs Diane Funnell
The Lectionary readings for this Sunday are:
Proverbs 31:10-31 Psalm 1
James 3:13-4:3,7-8a Mark 9:30-37
The hymns for the service today are:
Hymns and Psalms No’s 758 804 649 769 817
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 22nd September
At 1.30pm – Tiny Footprints Baby and Toddler Group
Sunday 26th September
At 10.30am – Harvest Thanksgiving Service led by Rev Tricia Williams, followed at
At 12pm – Harvest Faith Lunch, Entertainment and Auction of perishable harvest gifts
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 the third of the online Sunday evening services focusing on Climate Change, 6.15 for 6.30pm, is :
HARVEST THANKSGIVING CELEBRATIONS
Tricia Williams will be leading the service next week, and this will be followed by a faith (bring and share) harvest lunch, an entertainment and an auction of the perishable harvest gifts – just like pre-covid times.
During the service, harvest gifts will be received: tinned and packet foods will be given to the Food Bank run by our friends at the Ore Salvation Army, and the remainder auctioned with the proceeds going to support the All We Can (the Methodist relief and development charity) Harvest Appeal, so please ignore the value of the lots when bidding.
So if you haven’t already done so, it’s time to think about what you would like to do to perform at the entertainment – and please see Diane when you have decided, as soon as possible.
RYE METHODIST CHURCH
Everyone is invited to Rye’s final service in the church building, on Sunday 26th September at 6.30pm, joining them to celebrate the past as they look forward to the future.
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.
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 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.
pray also for our minister Tricia Williams, Philip Wagstaff, our Circuit Superintendent Minister, and the Circuit Leadership Team.
May we never feel forsaken, O Lord, whether in the quietness of our resting, in the storms of the day, in the cares of the world or in the journey of life. Amen.
Søren Kierkegaard (1813-1855)
For the refugee, ‘displaced’, afraid and homeless;
for the ‘unplaced’ child in care, longing for a new foster home;
for the elderly dementia sufferer, with ‘misplaced’ words and straying thoughts;
for the ‘placeless’ young person alone on the streets, all family ties broken; for the ‘out of place’ folks who don’t seem to fit in with society or even themselves;
and for those now ‘replaced’, no longer needed for whatever reason.
Lord, we thank you that we are all your children and that, whoever we are, and whatever our circumstances, there is a place in your kingdom of love for us all. Amen.
Val Pearce, City of Edinburgh Methodist Church
St Helens, Circuit, & other dates for your diary
Saturday 25th September 10am to 12pm – Coffee Morning with various stalls, at Little Common Methodist Church in aid of World Cancer Research Fund and church funds.
Sunday 26th September – St Helens Harvest Festival celebrations including Faith Lunch, Entertainment and Auction of Harvest Gifts
Also Sunday 26th September at 6.30pm – Final Service celebration at Rye Methodist Church
Saturday 2nd October 10 to 11.30am – ‘very probable’ Joint Jumble Sale at OCC (preparations on Friday from 7pm)
Saturday 2nd October at 11am – Harvest Festival service at Winchelsea Chapel led by Rev Philip Wagstaff. Tea and coffee served from 10.30
Friday 22nd October at Pett Village Hall at 7.30pm – Evening of songs and tales with Jonathan Veira – see poster for details
Sunday 7th November – Suffering Church Sunday Service and Church Council Meeting with Tricia
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 Advent Service
They were hoping to restart on 5th September, but that wasn’t possible. However the plan is now to move from meeting on the first Sunday of each month to the last Sunday instead. The first JUMP Club back should therefore be at Harvest, and it will also coincide with the Advent service at the end of November. It will be great to welcome them back on a Sunday morning.
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.
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.
Saturday 4th December at 11am – Songs of Praise Carol Service at Winchelsea Chapel.