A warm welcome to
ST HELENS METHODIST CHURCH Website: http://www.shmch.org.uk
Minister: Rev Tricia Williams
Address: 18 Woodlands.
Bexhill-on-Sea TN39 4RJ
Tel: 01424 845109
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26th June 2022
We are delighted to welcome to lead our Church Anniversary service today:
Rev Tricia Williams
The Lectionary readings for this Sunday are:
1 Kings 19:15-16,19-21 Psalm 16
Galatians 5:1,13-25 Luke 9:51-62
The hymns for the service today are:
Singing the Faith No’s 75 JP47 690 571 415
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 29th June
At 2.30pm – Tiny Footprints Baby & Toddler Group
Sunday 3rd July
At 10.30am – Morning Worship led by Rev Philip Wagstaff
Options for other Methodist services: the short act of worship for “those unable to attend worship” is posted on the church website.
There is a Circuit online service on Sunday evening, which will be led by Rev Philip Wagstaff. The Zoom link for this service at 6.15 for a 6.30pm start is:
CHURCH ANNIVERSARY & GIFT DAY
Today we celebrate our Church Anniversary – 192 years since our Methodist community started to meet here in Ore Village.
Special Gift Day envelopes are available and you are invited to use one to make that extra gift as a once-a-year thank offering to God for our church community here at St Helens.
The envelope includes a slip to show how much of your donation is for the New Premises Fund and how much is for general purposes which is principally for hiring Ore Centre and contributing to the cost of our minister and manse etc.6
If you are able to give to our church Gift Day please put your envelope in the offertory bag along with your usual weekly offering.
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.
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 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 W, Daisy, and Eileen, Gladys, Joyce, June, Kate and her family, Lin, Margaret, and Rene.
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 as she prepares for retirement, Philip Wagstaff, our Circuit Superintendent Minister, the Circuit Leadership Team, as well as Rev Crawford Logan who joins the Circuit in September, replacing Tricia.
Give to us, Lord, the peace of those who have learnt to serve you, the joy of those who are glad to obey you and the delight of those who rejoice in your praise; through Christ our Lord. Amen.
Aidan of Lindisfarne (d.651)
Jesus our guest, none of our communities include everyone. There are many places we set aside for our own safety, identity or privacy, or through prejudice or presumption. We find it hard to make space for people we consider unsavoury – people who use obscene language or who hold views we find offensive. How often have we shut out others just by our presence, never mind our words and actions?
Lord have mercy.
You alone will open up the longed-for space for all in your commonwealth of love and grace, when you judge the nations, heal our divisions and transform our communities. What you started in Galilee, continue now. Through your Spirit, come, be our guest. Widen our circle again. Amen
Andrew Lunn, Manchester and Stockport District Chair
St Helens, Circuit, & other dates for your diary
Saturday 2nd July 10am to 3pm – Circuit Vision Day at Trinity M.C.
Saturday 9th July starting at 10.30am – Joint Church and OCC Clearance Sale in aid of Red Cross Ukraine Appeal. Help is needed before and after the sale.
Sunday 10th July at Christchurch M.C. Bexhill – Sussex Harmony (a West Gallery Quire) workshop at 2.30pm followed by a service at 6pm led by Rev Cynthia Park and Sussex Harmony, who are based in Lewes and Brighton and perform the music of the old English country churches.
Saturday 16th July 10am to 12pm – Recycling Sale at Pett M.C.
Sunday 17th July – Winchelsea Chapel’s 237th Anniversary with hymns under the Wesley Tree at 2.30pm, followed by the service in the chapel led by Rev. Tricia Williams at 3pm
Sunday 24th July at 4pm – Circuit Farewell service at Little Common for Rev Tricia Williams
CHRISTIAN SCHOOLS WORKERS, HASTINGS
Everyone from Hastings churches is invited to a service of Thanksgiving and Celebration on Friday 15th July, 7 to 9pm at Elim Church in Elphinstone Avenue – refreshments served from 7 to 7.30.
JUNIOR PRAISE No. 47
For I’m building a people of power
And I’m making a people of praise,
That will move through this land by My Spirit,
And will glorify my precious Name.
Build your Church, Lord,
Make us strong, Lord,
Join our hearts, Lord, through your Son,
Make us one Lord, in your Body,
In the Kingdom of Your Son.
CONQUEST HOSPITAL CHAPLAINCY INVITATIONS
The call has gone out to all the local churches inviting:-
Individual volunteers interested in joining the team who provide spiritual support to patients; and
Churches who can offer to join an annual rota to lead a Sunday afternoon service at 3pm – for no more than 45 minutes.
If interested, please contact the Lead Chaplain, Graham Atfield on 07972 242741 or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org
HASTINGS STREET PASTORS are looking to recruit more street and prayer pastors too. Pray to support this missional service.