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 15th September 2019
We are delighted to welcome to lead our Harvest Thanksgiving service today:
Mr Alan Hurrell
Exodus 32:7-14 Psalm 51:1-10
1 Timothy 1:12-17 Luke 15:1-10
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:
Tuesday 17th September
At 7.30pm – House Group meeting at 85 St Helens Down
Thursday 19th September
At 1.30pm – Tiny Footprints Baby and Toddler Group
Friday 20th September
At 10am – Mission and Development Group meeting at Steve’s
Sunday 22nd September
At 10.30am – Morning worship led by Mrs Diane Funnell
Drivers, please note that there is a record fair at Ore Centre in a fortnight’s time (29th), and parking is likely to be a tad tricky.
The offertory for last Sunday totalled £82.50
The flowers today have been given by Mike and Gillian.
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
HARVEST THANKSGIVING CELEBRATIONS
The proceeds of the auction today will all go to this year’s All We Can ‘Deepen your roots’ Harvest Appeal, supporting the work in Ethiopia. Silly (or exceedingly silly) bids for auction items will of course be very welcome to boost the amount raised for this very worthy cause, as will donations too. Please don’t be shy.
The packet and tinned harvest gifts will be passed to Hastings Foodbank.
JOINT CLEARANCE SALE
The BIG clear out of old stocks of books and bric-a-brac at OCC is on Saturday 19th October. Please see poster for details.
The total in our New Premises Fund is now £11,767.55
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.
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 Annette, Daisy, June, Katie L, Lin, Margaret, and Roy and Joyce.
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 minister Tricia Williams, and the whole Circuit Leadership Team.
Loving God, you show yourself to us in so many different ways:
in times of joy and of sorrow,
in experiences of beauty and of challenge,
in periods of rest and of activity.
In whatever state we find ourselves in,
help us to be open to experience your presence as good news,
and help us to respond by sharing that good news in word and action,
that others may know the wonder of your love. Amen.
Ian Howarth, Birmingham District Chair
God the Father, eternally mysterious, we worship you. God the Son, eternally giving, we bless you. God the Holy Spirit, eternally witnessing, we adore you. Holy and glorious Trinity, three persons and one God, we magnify you, now and for ever. Amen.
Nestorian liturgy, 5th century
Important St Helens, Circuit & other dates & events:
Saturday 21st September at 7pm – Opera South East concert of songs from Gilbert and Sullivan at the Battle Emmanuel Centre – (tickets £10 if booked in advance or £12 on the door – phone 01424 777029)
Thursday 26th September at 10am – Prayer Group at Audrey’s
Saturday 28th September at 11am – Special Harvest Festival service led by Mr Tony Collins at Winchelsea Chapel – followed by a light Harvest Lunch
Thursday 3rd October at 3.15pm – Messy Church Planning Meeting at OCC
Friday 4th October at 10am – Representatives meeting with Clive Vale URC at Edwin Road
Saturday 5th October 7 to 9.30pm – LOAF Project African Evening at Cambridge Hall (opposite ESK) – entry £10 includes finger buffet
Saturday 12th October 9am to 4pm – Church Together in Hastings Day of Prayer for our town – at Wellington Square Baptist Church. Everyone invited to attend as much as they are able. Each hour starts with 15 minutes of guided prayer.
Sunday 13th October at 3pm – Concert by Stephen Page and the Joyful Noise Choir at Trinity Methodist Church, followed by light refreshments
Saturday 19th October 9 to 11am – Joint Clearance Sale of books and bric-a-brac at OCC – see poster
Sunday 20th October at 6pm – Special Circuit service at Little Common Methodist Church led by the new District Chair Rev David Hinchcliffe.
Sunday 27th October at 12.15pm – Church Council
Thursday 31st October at 2.30pm – our next Messy Church