News Sheet


                                             SUNDAY 23RD SEPTEMBER 2018







HYMN:                     StF 342                    All hail the power of Jesu’s name!…  Tune Diadem



HYMN:                     StF 476                    One more step along the world I go…


                Lord Jesus bless our church, bless those who leave and those who stay.

                Help us to love you more each day…Amen

OLD TESTAMENT READING:                   Isaiah chapter 55 verses 1 - 6            (O.T. page 720)

HYMN:                     StF 156                    From the breaking of the dawn…

EPISTLE:                                                 Hebrews chapter 13 verses 1 – 21     (N.T. page 287)

HYMN:                     StF 395                    Spirit of the living God…

SERMON:                                                ‘Promises’

HYMN:                     StF 562                    O God what offering shall I give…



HYMN:                     StF 82                      O Lord, my God (How great thou art)…







HYMN:                    StF 1                       All people that on earth do dwell…


HYMN:                    StF 322                   How sweet the name of Jesus sounds…

BIBLE READING:                                   Luke chapter 12 verses 13 – 21       (N.T. page 95)


HYMN:                    StF 345                   And can it be…


HYMN:                    StF 581                   Come, my table is a meeting place…

COMMUNION:                                        Methodist Worship Book page 179

HYMN:                    StF 51                     Great is thy faithfulness…



Organist – Mr David Whiteley


WELCOME TO ST ANDREW’S – we give a very warm welcome to everyone and especially to anyone who may be visiting or worshipping with us for the first time today.   This morning we welcome Mrs Kathleen Melling to lead our worship, it is good to have Kathleen with us once again and we look forward to a good time of celebration, praise, fellowship and sharing together.  Coffee/Tea will be served in the Coffee Lounge after morning worship and we do hope that you will stay and share in this time of fellowship with us.   Tonight at 6.00 p.m. we welcome our minister the Rev Terry Keen to lead our Evening Worship and Holy Communion Service and again we look forward to sharing together as we worship.  We do hope that you can join us again this evening.

A MEETING FOR PRAYER is held every Sunday morning from 10.00 a.m. – 10.20 a.m. in the Quiet Room and we invite all to join us as we bring our concerns and prayers for our Church, other people and ourselves to the Lord – please do come and share in this special time of “Talking with God”

Lord, this world is yours, planned in eternity,

created in a moment of sheer exuberance, permeated with love,

well made.

This place is yours, in its simplicity, blue sky and countryside, pure creativity, painted with care,

well made.

This day is yours, pure generosity, given for moments of gentle reflection, in the bustle of a day,

well made.

This moment is yours in its entirety, a drop of time in an ocean of history, gifted with joy,

well made.

 (A Prayer taken from the Faith & Worship Resource by John Birch)


OUR HARVEST THANKSGIVING SERVICE will take place next Sunday morning and will be led by Miss Alison Dobson, we look forward in anticipation to what Alison will have to share with us on this occasion.  Again this year, with your help, our Harvest gifts for other people will support the work of CART (Christian African Relief Trust) and there is a list available from the CART Box in the vestibule listing the types of items that are needed plus for September and October the goods most needed are from the anytime list plus Sanitary goods and Stationary.  If possible, we would also like to support the work of the Ebenezer Drop-In Centre, as you know they are always in need of foodstuffs as their list on the wall in the Corridor leading down to the Coffee Bar.  A BIG thank you in anticipation of your continued generosity and kindness towards other people in our community and the wider world.


THANK YOU to everyone for helping us to have a great weekend here at St. Andrew's last week. We had a good laugh and a good dance at the Hoe Down on Saturday night.  This was followed by a light lunch on Sunday after church to celebrate Heritage Open Day. After this Margaret Barnes led an interesting walk around the Skircoat Green/Huddersfield Road area.  We also raised a grand total of £362.00 during this time for the Church Development Fund, so a good weekend all round.


CHURCH COUNCIL – The next church council meeting will take place on Tuesday 9th October 2018 at 7.30 p.m. in church. There will be Holy Communion at 7.00 p.m. for those able to attend.  Any items for AOB should be given to Jane Grundy at least 24 hours in advance, together with any apologies.  Please will all Groups let Jane have their reports by Friday 5th October 2018 at the very latest.


The PASTORAL VISITORS MEETING will be held in the Quiet Room on Wednesday 3rd October 2018 at 2.00 p.m.


ROOTS MAGAZINE – is a Weekly Worship Resources Magazine and the Calderdale Circuit has a subscription to this magazine which means that St Andrew’s has a copy always available for use by anyone, especially if you are involved in preparing an Own Arrangement Service.  If you take away the church copy which is kept in a folder on the book case in the Minister’s Vestry will you please sign and date the sheet in the folder to say you have taken the magazine.  Please replace the magazine back in the folder after you have finished with it – thank you.


ST ANDREW’S AUTUMN QUIZ – ISLANDS is now available for sale at £1.00 each.  Tricia or Sue(W) will be pleased to sell you a copy – thank you.  PLEASE NOTE – IF YOU HAVE ALREADY BOUGHT A COPY THEN PLEASE IGNORE QUESTION 6 OF THE QUIZ!  All proceeds for the Church Development Fund.


CART - A big Thank you from Cart for the August delivery and the donations of cash.  Another plea please for help delivering the goods to the depot in Huddersfield.  Now that we are extending our support for another year, we could really do with some extra help. If you can help us in this way will you please sign the sheet which is on the wall by the CART Collection Box indicating when you are available to transport our gifts to the Huddersfield Depot.  Deliveries can be made on any day of the week and on a Saturday morning.  Please see Tricia for details.  For September and October, it’s the anytime list plus Sanitary goods and Stationary…Many thanks…Tricia.


ACTION FOR CHILDREN (NCH) - A reminder that I need all the lanterns and donations by the end of September so that I can send our offerings to the society. Please let me have them soon. I also have one spare lantern if anyone would like to contribute…Many thanks…Tricia.


THE SEEKER’S BIBLE STUDY AND FELLOWSHIP GROUP – will meet again on Monday 1st October 2018 at the home of Vivienne and Enid starting at 7.30 p.m.  More details about the group from Margaret Caulfield (01422 363686).


GREEN PARK FELLOWSHIP GROUP will meet again on Thursday 4th October and then again on Thursdays 8th November and 6th December 2018 when they will be studying Jonah – all meetings start at 7.30 pm. at the home of Sue & Mike.


THE MONDAY EVENING FELLOWSHIP GROUP will meet again on Monday’s 22nd October and 19th November 2018.  They will be continuing their study on Jonah.  All meetings start at 7.30 p.m. at the home of Sue and John.



  1. ‘Melody Belles’ a local Ladies singing group will be here to entertain us on Saturday 17th November 2018 – more details later – but book the date now.



OPEN TO GOD - Open to God is meeting every Wednesday morning during SEPTEMBER at HIGHGATE Methodist Church.   The leader this coming Wednesday, 26th September 2018 will be Miss Carolyn Stafford.


OPEN TO GOD – in October ‘Open to God’ will be meeting at St Andrew’s again and it would be helpful if someone would be willing to make tea/coffee after the Service.  Please see Malcolm or Janet Holroyd if you are able to help with this.  The dates that need filling are 10th, 17th, 24th and 31st of October 2018.


FOOD AND SUPPORT DROP IN CENTRE AT EBENEZER – There is always a need for all goods, especially tinned meals, tinned vegetables and other tinned items plus washing up liquid.  Please look at the full list and donate whatever you are able. Also bedding, towels and socks.  The full list on the News Letter on the Notice Board but tinned food of all descriptions is urgently needed.  Please do take time to read the Drop in News Letter – thank you


STUART TOWNEND – THE COURAGE TOUR 2018 – An evening with Stuart Townend at Keighley Shared Church tonight - Sunday 23rd September at 7.30 p.m.  Further details of this Concert are on the Notice Board.


OVERGATE HOSPICE CHOIR – “LEST WE FORGET” AUTUMN CONCERT 2018 – Saturday 13th October 2018 at the Halifax Minster – see Notice Board for fuller details.





Monday 24th September              9.00 a.m. – 11.15 a.m.       The Toddler Group will meet.                     

     11.00 a.m. – 1.15 p.m.        The Monday Morning Kitchen

                                                                                                will meet in the Moore Hall.

Tuesday 25th September              10.00 a.m. – 12 noon         The Crafts & Coffee Club will

                                                                                                meet in the Coffee Lounge.

Wednesday 26th September         1.30 p.m.                           The Ladies Club will meet when the

                                                                                                Speaker will be Ann Chapman her

                                                                                                subject “The Woodland Trust”

Thursday 27th September             6.00 p.m. – 9.00 p.m.   Rainbows/Brownies/Cubs/Beavers/Scouts      Sunday 30th September              10.00 a.m. – 10.20 a.m.               Prayer Meeting in the Quiet Room –

                                                                                                open to all.

                10.30 a.m.                           Harvest Thanksgiving Service

led by Miss Alison Dobson

                  6.00 p.m.                           Evening Worship led by the

                                                           Rev Francis Neil



Today we join with other members of the Calderdale Circuit as collectively we pray for the Church Family at Stones Methodist Church, Ripponden and for their Minister the Rev Francis Neil.

During your prayer-time this week please pray for:

The Rev Terry Keen our Minister and Mrs Stella Christie our Pastoral Lay Worker.

Miss Alison Dobson and the Rev Francis Neil as they prepare to lead our Services next Sunday at 10.30 a.m. and 6.00 p.m. respectively.

Pray that God will continue to lead us as we move forward with plans for the future of His Church in this place.

Our Circuit Ministers and Local Preachers as they prepare to lead worship in the various Churches around the Circuit week by week.  We think especially of the Rev Terry Keen, Mr Tim Asquith and Dr John Hargreaves as they prepare to lead Worship at Hebden Royd, Heptonstall and Northowram Churches next Sunday morning at 10.30 a.m.

We pray for all members of our Church Family who may be away on holiday at the present time.  May this time prove to be one of relaxation and renewal for them all.

All members of the St Andrew’s Church Family who need our prayers at this time for whatever reason, the Lord knows what that reason is, we remember those who are not well, those who may be going into hospital or recovering at home after being in hospital and for those who are awaiting tests/test results and also for others who have family members or friends unwell at this time.   May the peace and love of God surround and support all our friends today and during the coming weeks as they face whatever lies ahead.

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