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
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9th May 2021
We are delighted to welcome to lead our sixth Sunday of Easter service today:
Rev Neville Barnett
The Lectionary readings for this Sunday are:
Acts 10:44-48 Psalm 98
1 John 5:1-6 John 15:9-17
The hymns (to follow, but not yet sing) are:
Mission Praise No’s 74 170 30 380 770
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 week, 16th May, at 10.30am will be led by Mrs Diane Funnell
The offertory for last Sunday totalled £100.00
Options for other Methodist services this week include:
The short act of worship for “those unable to attend worship” is posted on the church website.
The joining link for this week’s online morning Calvert service led by Mrs Charmaine Hill is :
THE DRAFT PLAN for the next quarter (printed copies will follow in due course):
June: 6th – Tricia Williams (Church Anniversary & Holy Communion); 13th – Barry Turnwell; 20th – Neville Barnett; and 27th – LA
July: 4th – Tricia Williams (Holy Communion); 11th – David Hanson; 18th – Christine Thacker; and 25th – Alan Hurrell.
August: 1st – Dawn Novis; 8th – Tricia Williams (Holy Communion); 15th – LA; 22nd – David Hanson; and 29th – LA.
CHRISTIAN AID WEEK 2021
It runs from 10th to 16th May. This year’s appeal focuses on the climate crisis. It hurts us all, but people living in poverty fight the worst of it every day.
From drought to flooding, climate change robs people of control over their lives. Extreme weather means people in the most vulnerable countries are struggling to survive without a reliable source of water.
Your gift could help a community build an earth dam, so when the rains do come, they will have the water they need to live. A reliable source of water will help families withstand long drought or relentless rainstorms.
PRAYERS AND CONCERNS – this week you are invited to include in your daily prayers:
Our whole church community at St Helens.
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, Christine, Daisy, Eileen, Gladys (in hospital), Joyce, June, Kate and her family, Margaret, Rene, and Val.
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, the Circuit Leadership Team, as well as Topsy and the family following the passing of one of our old ministers, Derrick Brice on 29th April.
Creator God, help us to remember that the earth is yours, and not ours. Forgive us that our collective human activity has put your wonderful world at risk and that we are in danger of destroying all life on this planet.
Your prophets, the scientists, have long warned us of what was happening but we have given no heed to their ﬁndings and what they have declared is now coming to pass.
We pray that world leaders will forget their differences and come together to take what drastic and radical measures are necessary to combat climate change.
Lord, all of us have a part to play in the way we live our lives, even if we ﬁnd it difﬁcult and costly. Guide us in all our actions of response, world without end. Amen.
George Ginn, local preacher, Ely and Newmarket Circuit
The short quiz is back. This week’s challenge is entirely from the delightful book of Ruth in the Old Testament.
Once again, how many can you get right without using your Bible ? The answers will appear at the bottom of next week’s quiz.
Why did Naomi and family leave their home at Bethlehem ?
To which country did they go ?
What were the names of the two local women who married Naomi’s sons ?
What happened to Naomi’s husband and two sons ?
At what time of year did Naomi return home to Bethlehem ?
What was the name of the man that owned the field in which Ruth had been gleaning for leftover grain ?
What had been the custom used in Israel for property to be formerly transferred from the vendor to a new owner ?
Whereabouts in town was this formal transaction accomplished and witnessed ?
What was the name of Ruth’s first child ?
Ruth turned out to be the great grandmother of which of the kings of Israel ?
Please remember that having had the covid vaccine does not mean that you can’t catch the virus, or pass it on to someone else. So, for the time being at least, we must all continue with hand sanitising / washing, social distancing, wearing face masks/visors, as well as the pre-service cleansing procedures.
CHURCH ANNIVERSARY & GIFT DAY
Please note that this will be on Sunday 6th June with the service led by Tricia. No Anniversary lunch this time though sadly.