A warm welcome to
ST HELENS METHODIST CHURCH Website: http://www.shmch.org.uk
Minister: Rev Ian Pruden
Sunday 23rd June 2019
We are delighted to welcome to lead our service today:
Mr David Hanson
Isaiah 65:1-9 Psalm 22:19-28
Galatians 3:23-29 Luke 8:26-39
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 25th June
At 7.30pm – House Group at 85 St Helens Down
Wednesday 26th June
At 10am – Prayer Group meeting at Audrey’s
Thursday 27th June
At 1.30pm – Tiny Footprints Parent and Toddler Group
Friday 28th June
At 10am – Mission & Development Group Meeting at Steve’s
Sunday 30th June
At 10.30am – Morning worship led by Mrs Dawn Novis
Drivers, please note that there is a record fair at Ore Centre next Sunday (30th), and parking is likely to be tricky.
The offertory for last Sunday totalled £114.00
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
COLLECTION FOR IAN – We are having a collection for a gift from St Helens at the farewell service on 13th July. Please donate using the collecting tin at the back by Sunday 7th July. Thank you
TALKS WITH CLIVE VALE URC UPDATE
At the meeting with Clive Vale on 5th June, it was proposed that we should have a bring and share get-to-know-each-other garden party followed with a short service in the church at Edwin Road on the afternoon of Wednesday 21st August – Garden Party to start at 2pm with the service at approximately 3.30pm.
If that proves successful we would then look to have a joint service at Clive Vale on Sunday 22nd September, which would be their Harvest Festival as well as being Holy Communion.
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 Meeting.
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 Roy and Joyce, Lin, Annette, John, and Katie L.
Pray also for Ian and Lis
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 other circuit ministers Peggy Heim and Tricia Williams, as well as the whole Circuit Leadership Team.
Also this and next week we are asked specifically to pray for the Methodist Conference which will be taking place from June 27th to 4th July. This year our District has two Ordinands: Deacon Brye Rop and Rev Sharon Gardner will be received into Full Connexion at the Ordination services on Sunday, 30th June. Brye will be ordained at Shirley Methodist Church, and Sharon at Darlington Street Methodist Church. All who were at Synod and heard them speak will remember the enthusiasm they brought. Please remember them in your prayers, on this never-to-be-forgotten day for them.
EXTENDED COMMUNION – Peggy Heim is offering training for those who wish to be able to offer extended Communion as part of the pastoral care of their church. Extended Communion is a service during which the participant receive elements previously consecrated and set apart at a service of Holy Communion. She is willing to offer this training at her manse on Wednesday 3 July at 3:00 and/or Wednesday 10 July at 3:00. Please let her know if you are interested even if these dates are not convenient for you.
Important St Helens, Circuit & other dates & events:
Monday 1st July at 7pm – Safeguarding Officers’ Meeting at Little Common Methodist Church
Saturday 6th July from 10am – Thanksgiving Day at the Crowhurst Christian Healing Centre – see poster
Sunday 7th July at 4.30pm – District Superintendent Revd John Hellyer’s leaving service at Redhill Methodist Church
Saturday 13th July 10am to 4pm – Festival at St Leonards-on-Sea Methodist Church
Saturday 13th July at 5pm at Ore Community Centre – Circuit Farewell Service and tea for Ian, hosted by St Helens
Saturday 20th July 10am to 1pm – Summer Fayre
Sunday 21st July from 2.30pm – 234th Chapel Anniversary at Winchelsea with singing under the Wesley Tree at 2.30 followed by the Celebration service in the Chapel led by Rev Tricia Williams
Sunday 28th July at 6pm – Farewell Service for Rev Peggy Heim at The Emmanuel Centre, Battle
Wednesday 21st August from 2pm – Proposed Bring and Share Garden Party and short service at Clive Vale URC
Sunday 24th August from 1pm – Barbeque and stalls at Pett Chapel (changed from 14th July)
Thursday 29th August at 2.30pm – Our next Messy Church
MHA SUNDAY – This year MHA Sunday for St Helens is being celebrated on 14th July. Rev Peggy Heim, our current Superintendent minister, is leading our service, and Peggy is also chaplain to our local MHA home, so it should be a very interesting service.
If you are able to and would like to support this year’s MHA appeal, please use one of the gift envelopes available at the back of the worship room. We will close this appeal on 21st July. Thank you.