News Sheet

 

SUNDAY 15TH JULY 2018

10.30 A.M. MORNING WORSHIP LED BY MRS STELLA CHRISTIE

 

STEWARD’S WELCOME TO ST ANDREW’S:                           

CALL TO WORSHIP:

HYMN:                     StF 157                    God has spoken – by his prophets…

PRAYERS OF ADORATION AND CONFESSION:     

THE LORD’S PRAYER:

HYMN:                     StF 254                    Seek ye first the Kingdom of God…

TALK 1:

THE YOUNG PEOPLE LEAVE WITH THE BLESSING:

“Lord Jesus bless our church, bless those who leave and those who stay.   Help us to love you more each day…Amen”

HYMN:                     StF 526                    Lord of all hopefulness, Lord of all joy…

THE OFFERING AND DEDICATION:        

READINGS:                                             Amos chapter 7 verses 7 – 15         (O.T. page 892)

                                                                Mark chapter 6 verses 14 – 29         (N.T. page 53)

TALK 2:

HYMN:                     StF 238                    Lead us, heavenly Father, lead us…

PRAYERS OF INTERCESSION:   

                    After the words                      “The Lord calls us to follow”

                   the response is                   “We walk in your strength, O Lord”

HYMN:                     StF 94                      To God be the glory…

BLESSING:

Organist – Mr Graham Cockcroft

 

6.00 P.M. PRAISE SERVICE AND STRAWBERRY TEA

LED BY MRS JANET HOLROYD & THE PRAISE TEAM

PREACHER – THE REV TERRY KEEN

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Welcome

Worship Songs 1: 473, 2231

Opening Prayers and Lord's Prayer

Worship Songs 2: 129, 22

Reading                                                   John 17:6 – 26       (N.T. page 140)                                          

Sermon                                                   ‘Imagine a church…’

Worship Songs 3: 727, HP315

Prayers of Intercession

Worship Song 4: 583, 1013

Blessing

783

 

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.   We are pleased to have our Pastoral Lay Worker Mrs Stella Christie with us again this morning to lead our Morning Worship and we look forward to hearing what she has to share with us today, we also look forward to a good time of celebration, praise and fellowship as we share in this worship 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. We also give a warm welcome to our organist this morning Mr Graham Cockcroft, it is good to have Graham with us again. This evening at 6.00 p.m. will be our Praise Service, this month with our Annual ‘Strawberry Tea’ which will be led by Mrs Janet Holroyd and the Praise Team and we welcome them and our Minister the Rev Terry Keen who will be our preacher tonight and we do hope you can join us on this occasion.  Please note the Service will be held in the main hall.

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, You have gifted the Church through the goodness of your Grace

to be your hands and do your work, to be your voice and share your words,

to bring healing to a fallen world and broken lives make whole.

You have gifted your people with the blessings of your Spirit,

the power to transform lives and make all things new.

Now may our hearts receive, our mouths proclaim, our hands prepare for service,

that the love that we have known might overflow the lives we live

and pour into the hearts of others, that all might receive your Grace,

your renewing Spirit and your love. Amen

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

 

 

THE OPEN GARDENS event that St Andrew's ran on 30th June raised the magnificent sum of £1671 to add to the Church Development Fund - it was a wonderful day with not only the opportunity to look round some lovely gardens in the Skircoat Green/Huddersfield Road area - but also to talk to people you already knew and people you didn't know. Some people had come from quite a distance. Everyone seemed very content with their Day Out. The weather helped to make the day enjoyable. Special thanks are due to the 10 Open Gardeners who had all the hard work in advance getting their gardens ready for the visitors. About half of the money raised came from sales of refreshments, cakes, plants, books and bric a brac so we also thank all who baked and donated goods and helped on the day. Thanks to Kam Ng who provided First Aid cover - but luckily his services weren't needed. And to all those who helped in any way but who haven't been mentioned - very many thanks too. £1671 was a great result - but there is no truth in the rumour that we are doing an Open Gardens event every Saturday!

 

CIRCUIT SERVICES – DATES FOR YOUR DIARIES – Please note the following dates in your Diaries –

  • NEXT SUNDAY - 22nd July 2018 at 4.00 p.m. at Todmorden Central Methodist Church there will be a Farewell Service for the Rev Christine Griffiths followed by refreshments.  To help with catering please will you sign the list on the Vestibule Table if you are hoping to go to this Service
  • Saturday1st September at 6.00 p.m. also at Todmorden Central Methodist Church there will be a Welcome Service for the Rev Kathie Heathcote and Deacon Bob Stoner

Please do try to attend these Circuit Services if you are able to do so – thank you.

 

MESSY BAPTISM – next Sunday morning we will be welcoming Teddy Stephen Akroyd into the Church Family here at St Andrew’s.  Teddy is the baby son and brother of Donna, Joe, Laila and James and as a family they come to us as one of our Messy Church families.  We look forward to having them together with their family and friends with us next Sunday morning for Teddy’s Baptism Service.

 

CART UPDATE – a letter of thanks has been received from Vanessa at CART in which she says “Many, many thanks for a total of £191.00 raised at your Coffee morning recently.  Your gift is much appreciated helping the Charity to continue its work…Vanessa.  So thank you to everyone at St Andrew’s who made this happen.

 

METHODIST HOMES SUNDAY – A BIG thank you to everyone who supported the Methodist Homes Sunday.  £162.23 was raised by friends at St Andrew’s – Thank You…Janet (Holroyd).

 

HOME MISSIONS – We have raised £83.00 from the Home Missions Boxes for the half-year.  Thank you to all who have contributed to this amount…Janet (Holroyd).

 

HAVE YOU BOOKED YOUR HOLIDAY AT HOME 2018 AT ST ANDREW’S YET?   We are now into July and his year’s Holiday at Home will take place over the 7th, 8th and 9th of August 2018 – so now is the time to pick up a leaflet from the Vestibule Table and fill it in and return it to either Stella or Glenda as soon as you can please to enable them to plan accordingly, especially the transport of guests from home to St Andrew’s and back again.  As our previous ‘Holiday at Home’ ventures have been much appreciated, we do hope that you will come along and join in the fun either for one, two or all three days, we are really looking forward to having you share this experience with us once again.

 

UPCOMING EVENTS AT ST ANDREW’S – PLEASE BOOK THESE DATES IN YOUR DIARY NOW:

 

  1. A STRAWBERRY TEA with a Bring & Buy Stall will be held at the home of Vivienne and Enid on Saturday 18th August 2018 – Tickets available next week
  2. HOE DOWN with a Pie and Pea Supper on Saturday 15th September 2018
  3. LUNCH & BEETLE DRIVE on Saturday 22nd September 2018 with Lunch at 1.00 p.m. followed by Beetle Drive

- PROCEEDS FROM THESE EVENTS ARE FOR THE CHURCH DEVELOPMENT FUND -

(For more information about these events see the Hand-Outs available).

 

THE MONDAY EVENING FELLOWSHIP GROUP will meet again tomorrow night, Monday 16th July 2018.  They will be continuing their study on Jonah.  All meetings are held at the home of Sue and John.

 

THE GREEN PARK FELLOWSHIP GROUP will meet again this coming Thursday night, July 19th and then again on Thursday 23rd August when they will continue to study the ‘Hard sayings of Jesus’ – all meetings start at 7.30 pm. at the home of Sue & Mike.

 

THE SEEKER’S BIBLE STUDY AND FELLOWSHIP GROUP – will not meet in August due to it being the holiday season but will begin to meet again on Monday 3rd September 2018 at the home of Vivienne and Enid starting at 7.30 p.m.  More details from Margaret Caulfield (01422 363686).

 

OPEN TO GOD - Open to God is meeting every Wednesday morning during July at NEW EBENEZER from 10.00 a.m. – 10.30 a.m.  This coming Wednesday, 18th July 2018 the Service will be led by the Rev Graham Smith – ALL WELCOME.

 

FOOD AND SUPPORT DROP IN CENTRE AT EBENEZER – again in this week’s News Letter (which is on the wall in the Corridor leading down in to the Coffee Bar) they say they are urgently in need of food items and help both on a Saturday morning and at the Gathering Place during the week.  Please do take time to read the Drop in News Letter and find out more about what they need both in food and help with the project – thank you.

 

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

PARKINSON’S (HALIFAX DISTRICT BRANCH) are proud to present “Here comes the Sun” at Square Chapel this coming Wednesday - 18th July 2018 at 1.30 p.m.  The Dance for Fun group will be joined by the Parkinson’s Singing Group led by Giselle Herbert and pupils from Northowram School.  Tickets are £5.00 from the Box Office – Tel. Halifax 349422 or pay at the door.

NOTICE BOARD – please do continue to check the Notice Board and all the information that is on it – you may miss an event if you don’t!

 

WHAT’S HAPPENING HERE AT ST ANDREW’S DURING THE COMING WEEK – 

Monday 16th July                     9.00 a.m. – 11.15 a.m.           Toddler Group   

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

                                                                                                will meet in the Moore Hall.

Tuesday 17th July                         10.00 a.m. – 12 noon          The Crafts & Coffee Club will

                                                                                                meet in the Coffee Lounge.

Wednesday 18th July                     1.30 p.m.                          The Ladies Club will meet when their

                                                                                                Speaker will be Mr David Duffy who will

be giving a talk on the History of the Library.  

Friday 20th July                          7.30 p.m.                             Music Group Practice.      

Sunday 22nd July                      10.00 a.m. – 10.20 a.m.        Prayer Meeting in the Quiet Room –

                                                                                                open to all.

               10.30 a.m.                            Morning Worship with the Baptism of Teddy Stephen Akroyd  led by Miss Alison Dobson, Mr Craig Brown and

                                                           Mrs Stella Christie

PLEASE NOTE NO EVENING SERVICE AT ST ANDREW’S ON THIS EVENING DUE TO THE CIRCUIT SERVICE BEING HELD AT TODMORDEN CENTRAL METHODIST CHURCH WHICH IS THE FAREWELL SERVICE FOR THE REV CHRISTINE GRIFFITHS – THIS SERVICE BEGINS AT 4.00 P.M. AND WILL BE FOLLOWED BY REFRESHMENTS – ALL ARE INVITED TO THIS SERVICE.

 

 

Today we join with other members of the Calderdale Circuit as collectively we pray for the Church Family at Highgate and for their Minister the Rev Terry Keen and Mrs Stella Christie their Pastoral Lay Worker.

 

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, Mr Craig Brown and Mrs Stella Christie as they prepare to lead our Service next Sunday morning.

Pray that God will continue to lead us in the decision taken on 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.  We think especially of Mrs Sue Ng as she prepares to lead worship at Salem next Sunday morning.

For all the many Activities, Church based and otherwise that happen here during the coming week and for all the people who come to these activities.

We pray for all members of our Church Family as they prepare to go away on holiday over the coming weeks, we pray that they have a wonderful time of relaxation and fun during this time.

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.

 

IMPORTANT ring Dorothy (250509) re lettings or if you want to use a room.  Items for the News Sheet please send to Enid by email to j.turner302@btinternet.com or by phone (362654). Our Church website address is www.standrewsmethodisthalifax.org.uk. The Circuit website is now office@calderdalemethodists.org.uk