A warm welcome to
ST HELENS METHODIST CHURCH Website: http://www.shmch.org.uk
Minister: Rev Tricia Williams
Address: 15 Holmesdale Road
Tel: 01424 733137
Mrs Margaret Bickerdike
2 Kings 5:1-3,7-15c Psalm 111
2 Timothy 2:8-15 Luke 17:11-19
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 17th October
At 1.30pm – Tiny Footprints Parent and Toddler Group
Friday 18th October
At 10am – Mission & Development Group at Steve’s
At 7pm – Preparations for the Clearance Sale at OCC
Saturday 19th October
From 9 to 11am – Joint Clearance Sale
Sunday 20th October
At 10.30am – Holy Communion service led by Rev Robin Roberts
The offertory for last Sunday totalled £140.20
GREETINGS FROM REV PEGGY HISCOCK
Audrey has been in contact with Peggy, who was our minister back in the 1980s and who is now 96. Peggy sends her love and good wishes to all members at St Helens, and says we are forever in her thoughts.
‘Link to Hope’ shoebox appeal 2019
This year’s leaflets have now arrived. If you can and would like to support the appeal, please do so. The deadline for receipt of complete boxes is confirmed as Sunday 27th October, either left at OCC at the morning service or delivered direct to Rene Small’s house.
Please read the instructions closely as the organisers want to smooth the transport arrangements through the various European borders. Particularly they point out that the shoe boxes need to be full, so that they don’t arrive looking crushed. The advice is therefore to use medium size boxes, not large. Local shoe shops will happily provide free boxes if asked – e.g. Clarks and Deichmann.
Donations of suitable items to help make up a complete box will also be very welcome by the same date please.
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, Tiny Footprints Baby and Toddler Group, Messy Church, JUMP Club, House Groups / Fellowship, and the Prayer Group.
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 Annette, Daisy, June, Katie L, Lin, Margaret, and Roy and Joyce.
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 minister Tricia Williams, and the whole Circuit Leadership Team.
Faithful God, when you call, may we respond; when we falter, be our guide.
Paul Martin, Bolton and Rochdale District Chair
Power of God, be our protection; Wisdom of God, be our guide;
Saint Patrick’s Breastplate, Book of Armagh, 9th century
Important St Helens, Circuit & other dates & events:
Today, Sunday 13th October at 3pm – Concert by Stephen Page and the Joyful Noise Choir at Trinity Methodist Church, followed by light refreshments
Sunday 20th October at 6pm – Special Circuit service at Little Common Methodist Church led by the new District Chair Rev David Hinchcliffe.
Tuesday 22nd October at 7.30pm – House Group meeting at 85 St Helens Down
Sunday 27th October at 10.30am – Bible Sunday service with Mrs Jill Sayers followed at 12.15pm with Church Council
Thursday 31st October at 2.30pm – our next Messy Church
Thursday 7th November at 10am – Prayer Group at Audrey’s
Thursday 14th November at 10am – Worship Committee at 85 St Helens Down
Saturday 16th November at 7 for 7.30pm – Inter-Church Quiz at Blacklands Church Hall, Laton Road.
Saturday 23rd November at 10am – Christmas Fayre
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. Or you may like to make a contribution to the ‘Flower Fund’ to cover the ‘blank’ weeks. If so, Val will be very pleased to hear from you. Many thanks
The Church Together in Hastings Quiz this year is a little later than usual (March ). It is on Saturday 16th November at Blacklands Church Hall, with a 7 for 7.30pm start. If you would like to take part in a St Helens team, please let Mike know as soon as possible, although he won’t be able to go himself.