Latest Sunday Notices Sheet

A warm welcome to

ST HELENS METHODIST CHURCH Website: http://www.shmch.org.uk

ore picMinister: Rev Tricia Williams

Address: 18 Woodlands.

Bexhill-on-Sea TN39 4RJ

Tel: 01424 845109

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16th January 2022

We are delighted to welcome to lead our service today:

Mrs Christine Thacker

The flowers today have been given by John and Brenda , remembering with love Brenda’s Mum on her birthday (12th) and dear brother Clive (birthday today – 16th)

The Lectionary readings for this Sunday are:

Isaiah 62:1-5 Psalm 36:5-10

1 Corinthians 12:1-11 John 2:1-11

The hymns for the service today are:

Mission Praise No’s 564 200 667 389 525

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 next week is as follows:

Wednesday 19th January

At 1.30pm – Tiny Footprints Baby and Toddler Group

Sunday 23rd January

At 10.30am – Morning Worship led by Mrs Gillian Lambourne

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 Circuit online service on Sunday evening, led by Rev Philip Wagstaff – 6.15 for a 6.30pm start is:

https://zoom.us/j/96613788833?pwd=OEVmQU9mTmxNMmRaMVlodFR5b293Zz09

Sunday services at the same time will continue with the same joining link until 13th February.

CHRISTIAN SCHOOLS WORKERS HASTINGS (CSWH)

If you would like to support the work and mission of CSWH please use the special ‘Loose Change’ collecting box at the back. Thank you.

FLOWER MINISTRY

If you would like to cover a particular week in the New Year, please put your name against your chosen week on the list at the back, together with a dedication if you so wish. Many thanks

Community Choir Opportunity

There’s a new free zoom choir starting very soon (21st Jan) specifically for people suffering from long covid. It’s to be run by Ailsa Vinson, a member at Battle Methodist Church and those wishing to take part must register their interest by Monday 17th January at the latest. We may not have any members with long covid, but we may know of others who have and may be interested. Please note that this is not limited to church people. See poster for details.

Contact info: Email vocaluplift@outlook.com or call Ailsa on 07775 971611

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, JUMP Club, and Messy Church.

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, Lin’s friend Pat, Margaret, Max, and Rene.

also, Joyce’s son-in-law John, and little Violet (Joyce’s great granddaughter).

pray also for our minister Tricia Williams, not least as she and husband Dave look for a new home and plan for retirement, Philip Wagstaff, our Circuit Superintendent Minister, the Circuit Leadership Team.

Be to us, O Christ, peace to the troubled mind and home to the wanderer. Be as living water for our cleansing, as the song that soothes our sadness, and as the inward voice that directs all our days.

Amen.

Divine Service, William E. Orchard, 1919

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

Saturday 29th January at Little Common M.C. at 10.30am – Church Safeguarding Officers’ meeting

Saturday 5th February 10am to 12pm – Winchelsea Chapel open to visitors

Saturday 19th February at Calvert M.C. – Advanced Safeguarding Course – morning and afternoon.

Sunday 27th February at 10.30am – Chocolate Fudge-Cake Service with Mr Barry Turnwell

A METHODIST WAY OF LIFEAn extract from the booklet Tricia gave each of us at our Covenant Service this year:

Our commitments, as far as we are able, with God’s help, are:

Worship Learning and Caring Service & Evangelism

Under ‘Learning and Caring’ we are committed to: caring for ourselves and those around us; learning more about our faith; and practising hospitality and generosity.

We are invited to consider and ask ourselves:

How have we practised generosity since we last met (at church) ?

How have we shown hospitality to others recently ?

How are we caring for ourselves ? and

How and what are each one of us learning now ?

Do check out the rest of the section on ‘Learning and Caring’.

And a thought or two

Some people leave without saying goodbye. Others say goodbye but take forever to leave.

Plan ahead – it wasn’t raining when Noah built the ark”.

CAR PARKING AT ORE COMMUNITY CENTRE – There is no charge for users, as long as you enter your registration number on one of the registration pads.