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 19th August 2018
We are delighted to welcome to lead our service today:
Mrs Margaret Bickerdike
The flowers today have been kindly given by Gladys
in loving memory of Laurie, Bunty and Lily
Proverbs 9:1-6 Psalm 34:9-14
Ephesians 5:15-20 John 6:51-58
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:
Friday 24th August
At 2.30pm – House Fellowship meeting at 12 Hazelwood Gardens
Sunday 26th August
At 10.30am – Morning worship led by Mrs Jennifer Winnington
The offertory for last Sunday totalled £120.00
f 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
We have got Messy Church next week on Wednesday 29th August (from 2.30 to 4.30). Our theme is “The Wise and Foolish Builders.
This will be a first Messy for us on a Wednesday afternoon. If you can help in any way: with the craft time, with the preparations for the meal, or with contributions for the food table, please see Gillian or Diane.
Also, please remember to pray for all the leaders / helpers as well as all who come. Thank you.
MISSION FUNDS APPEAL 2017/18
The Methodist Church supports many mission projects in the UK and across the world; the funds supporting this work are called the Mission in Britain Fund and World Mission Fund respectively.
If you can and would like to contribute to this vital work, please use one of the World Church envelopes available and pop it in the offertory bag with your usual collection today, please. Many thanks
The total in our New Premises Fund is now £8,688.43.
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, 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.
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.
Throughout August, this notices sheet includes an extract from a Catechism – a set of questions and answers about Christian beliefs as published by the Methodist Church.
Q8 What is salvation?
Answer: Salvation is the forgiveness of our sin, deliverance from guilt, and the gift of new life in Christ. It is a process that begins now, gives us victory over death and is completed with God in heaven.
9 How does God save us?
Answer: God, as a free gift, converts us by his grace, turning us from rebels into friends. He puts us right with himself, gives us new life in Christ, and makes us his own holy people through the Holy Spirit. We receive his gifts when we turn to him in repentance and put our faith in Jesus Christ who was crucified and raised again for us.
Q10 What is grace?
Answer: Grace is God’s sovereign love and favour, freely given to an undeserving and hostile people.
Important St Helens Circuit & other dates & events:
Thursday 23rd August 11am to 12.30pm – Coffee Morning and Songs of Praise (from 11.45) at Rye M.C. with guest organist David Frost
Wednesday 29th August 2.30 to 4.30pm – Messy Church
Wednesday 5th September – Circuit Prayer Day (details to follow)
Saturday 8th September 7.30 to 9.30pm – Concert at Pett with Fishy, the Rosy Hoydens and the Wilcock family. Entry £5.
Tuesday 11th September at 7.30pm – Circuit Meeting at Trinity
Saturday 15th September 10am to 12pm – Joint Jumble Sale (to be confirmed)
Sunday 16th September at 10.30am – St Helens Harvest Thanksgiving celebrations
Tuesday 18th September at 7.30pm – Next House Group meeting at 85 St Helens Down
Wednesday 26th September at 10am – Prayer Group at Audrey’s
Saturday 29th September at Ninfield Methodist Church from 11am – St Helens Away Day
Also Saturday 29th September at 11am – Harvest Festival service at Winchelsea Chapel followed by a Harvest lunch.
Sunday 7th October at 12.30pm – Silver Sunday Lunch here at OCC
Also Sunday 7th October at 6pm – Circuit Praise Service at St Leonards-on-Sea Methodist Church
Grant 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)
Q11 What is conversion?
Answer: It is the change which God works in us as we respond to his grace in repentance and faith.