A warm welcome to
ST HELENS METHODIST CHURCH Website: http://www.shmch.org.uk
Minister: Rev Ian Pruden
Address: 4 The Dene
Telephone: 01424 751304
Sunday 15th April 2018
We are delighted to welcome to lead our service today:
Mrs Christine Thacker
The flowers today have been bought by John and Brenda in loving memory of dear Auntie Phyll
and dear friend David on his birthday
Acts 3:12-19 Psalm 4
1 John 3:1-7 Luke 24:26b-48
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:
Thursday 19th April
At 1.30pm – Tiny Footprints Parent and Toddler Group
Friday 20th April
At 10am – Prayer Group meeting at Audrey’s
Sunday 22nd April
At 10.30am – Morning worship led by Mr James Clephane-Cameron
The offertory for last Sunday totalled £67.00
Thank you to everyone who supported this year’s mission appeal. The total for St Helens this year was £93.75 and this will be presented at the Circuit service at the end of the month. Thank you.
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. There are plenty of weeks to choose from at the moment. Many thanks
MESSY CHURCH – Thank you to everyone who helped with or supported Messy Church on Thursday, with your prayers and / or goodies. There were a total of 42 people who came and learnt about Jesus’s resurrection and appearance to the 2 on the road to Emmaus. Thank you
ORE LIBRARY – The County Council will be closing our library on 5th May. But the OCC will be running a community library from the same building on a trial basis, hopefully starting towards the end of June. If this proves successful, the building will pass into the hands of the OCC Trust after 3 years.
The invitation is out for donations of books as well as volunteers to help ‘man’ the service. If you think you would like to get involved, please call the OCC (432719) or pop in anytime between 10am and 5pm Tuesday to Friday.
PRAYERS AND CONCERNS – this week you are invited to include in your daily prayers:
those who meet with the people of St Helens through the week: those who attend Sunday worship, Tiny Footprints, Messy Church, JUMP Club, House Groups / Fellowship, and the Prayer Meeting.
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, including Steve, Peggy (Carol’s Mum), Roy and Joyce, Sylvia, Joyce Mills’s great grand-daughter Violet, Robert and Cameron (Rene’s grandson and great grandson), as well as Kerry, Adam and Morris (Lin’s daughter and grandsons).
for God’s continued guidance and leading on the way forward for our St Helens church community.
those who live within the community of Ore Village, as well as our near neighbours and those we meet casually throughout the week.
others in, or who are connected with the Circuit who also need our prayers at present: not least our minister Ian and his wife Lis, the other circuit ministers Peggy Heim and Tricia Williams.
Lord Jesus, alpha and omega, our beginning and our end,
rejoicing that you are with us in the midst of life, we pray:
for those who have lost touch with their origins and roots,
for people whose lives lack aim, purpose and direction,
and for all of us to know your presence as we journey daily from our
past selves to our future with you. Amen.
Stephen Bales, supernumerary minister, West Penwith Circuit
Lord, before ever you made us, you loved us. Nor has your love ever slackened, nor ever shall. In love all your works have begun, and in love they continue. In this love our life is everlasting, and in this love we shall see you and be glad forever. Amen.
Julian of Norwich (1342-1416)
Important St Helens Circuit & other dates & events:
Tuesday 24th April at 7.30pm – House Group meeting at 85 St Helens Down
Friday 27th April at 2.30pm – House Fellowship meeting at 12 Hazelwood Gardens
Saturday 28th April starting at 7 for 7.15pm – Quiz at The Emmanuel Centre, Battle. Teams are of 6, the fee is £7 per person but includes a ploughman’s supper. Entries are needed by 17th April.
Sunday 29th April at 6.30pm – Circuit Easter Offering service at Calvert
Thursday 10th May at 10am – Worship Committee meeting
Also Thursday 10th May at The Emmanuel Centre Battle at 7.30pm – Ascension Day service and launch of ‘Thy Kingdom Come’ led by Rev Ian Pruden
Friday 11th to Sunday 13th May at 11 Ashford Road Hastings – Fairtrade Spring Fayre; 10am to 6pm Friday & Saturday, 2 to 6pm on Sunday.
Saturday 17th May 10am to 12pm – Christian Aid Coffee Morning at Winchelsea Chapel
26th to 28th May – 30th Festival of Flowers at Christchurch Methodist Church Bexhill
The total in our New Premises Fund is now £10,400.28
QUIZ NIGHT AT BATTLE
A number of people have expressed an interest in entering a St Helens team for the Quiz at Battle on 28th April. Please confirm your interest with Mike by tomorrow Monday at the latest (entries have to be made by Tuesday).
It is more expensive than we are used to, but you do get a Ploughman’s supper included.