A warm welcome to
ST HELENS METHODIST CHURCH Website: http://www.shmch.org.uk
Minister: Rev Ian Pruden
Sunday 3rd February 2019
We are delighted to welcome to lead our service today:
Mr Tony Collins
Jeremiah 1:4-10 Psalm 71:1-6
1 Corinthians 13:1-13 Luke 4:21-30
The flowers today have been given by Mike and Gillian in celebration of Gillian’s and Jo’s birthdays this week
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 5th February
At 7.30pm – House Group at 85 St Helens Down
Thursday 7th February
At 1.30pm – Tiny Footprints Parent and Toddler Group
Friday 8th February
At 3.30pm – Preparations for Joint Jumble Sale
Saturday 9th February
From 10am to 12pm – Joint Jumble Sale
Sunday 10th February
At 10.30am – Morning worship led by Mrs Dawn Novis
The offertory for last Sunday totalled £103.50
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
Our next fundraising event is this coming Saturday. If you can help with the preparations on Friday afternoon and or the sale Saturday morning, that will be very much appreciated. Thank you.
Please note that our preferred date for this year’s Easter Fayre (13th April) has already been booked at Ore Centre for another event, so providing everyone is happy, the Easter Fayre will now be on Saturday 6th April from 10am to 1pm.
Please note also the dates for the Summer and Christmas Fayres on the back page, which are both in the OCC diary, for 10am to 1pm.
The total in our New Premises Fund is now £9,811.34.
PRAYERS AND CONCERNS – this week you are invited to include in your daily prayers:
Ian and Lis while they recover from their health problems. Ian is currently signed off sick until mid-February.
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 including Linda Jones, Gladys, Steve, Peggy, Roy and Joyce, Sylvia, Joyce’s great grand-daughter Violet, Robert and Cameron (Rene’s grandson and great grandson), as well as Kerry, and Morris (Lin’s daughter and grandson).
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.
Merciful God, author of the cosmos and reader of souls; we give you the worship that to you alone is due.
We offer to you all that we are and have, our bodies and our minds.
Forgive us when we conform to values and standards that fail to reflect your purpose.
By the power of your Spirit, who raised Jesus from death, transform us through and through, so that we become effective signs and agents of your perfect will. Amen
John Hellyer, South East District Chair
Mighty Lord, you are our light, our hope, our passion. From life’s first cry to final breath, you are here with us. O Lord, as the sun comes up and when it goes down, we say “Amen”. Amen
Gabriel Yates, pupil, Nutgrove Methodist Aided Primary School, St Helens
Important St Helens, Circuit & other dates & events:
Tuesday 5th February at 7.30pm – Holy Habits meeting at St Leonards-on-Sea Methodist Church – (Gladness and Generosity)
Monday 11th February at Crowhurst Christian Healing Centre – World Day of the Sick Healing Service – see small poster
Wednesday 13th February at 7.30pm – Extraordinary Circuit Meeting at St Leonards-on-Sea MC
Saturday 16th February at 12pm – Love Feast at Winchelsea Chapel
Thursday 21st February 2.30 to 4.30pm – Messy Church
Sunday 24th February at 12pm – Church Council & Annual General Meeting (after the service) with Rev Tricia Williams
Saturday 16th March 7 to 10pm – Annual Quiz at The Emmanuel Centre, Battle – cost is £7 per person (includes Ploughman’s Supper) – teams of 6 – bring your own snacks and drinks.
Saturday 23rd March – Vocal Workshop and performance of Vivaldi’s “Gloria” at The Emmanuel Centre, Battle – see poster for details
Saturday 6th April 10am to 1pm – Easter Fayre (date change)
Saturday 20th July 10am to 1pm – Summer Fayre
Saturday 23rd November 10am to 1pm – Christmas Fayre
February is the month when we particularly focus on ‘love’. Here are a few quotes on the subject:
“Love cures people: the ones who receive love, and the ones who give it too” Dr Karl A Menninger
Love is a fabric that never fades, no matter how often it is washed in the waters of adversity and grief.
“The supreme happiness of life is the conviction that we are loved.”
And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love. 1 Corinthians 13:13