News Sheet

SUNDAY 22ND APRIL 2018

10.30 A.M. MORNING WORSHIP

LED BY THE REV ROGER FOX

 

STEWARD’S WELCOME TO ST ANDREW’S:

 

WELCOME:

HYMN:                     StF 25                    God is here! As we his people…

PRAYERS AND THE LORD’S PRAYER:

WORD WITH THE CHILDREN:

HYMN:                    StF 242                   A new commandment I give unto you…                             

THE YOUNG PEOPLES 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

READING:                                              John chapter 4 verses 4 – 30                          (N.T. page 120)

THE OFFERING AND DEDICATION OF THE OFFERING:

HYMN:                    StF 443                   Come, let us sing of a wonderful love…

SERMON:

HYMN:                    StF 489                   All I once held dear…

PRAYERS:

HYMN:                    StF 706                   Longing for light, we wait in darkness…

THE BLESSING:

 

6.00 P.M. EVENING WORSHIP WITH HOLY COMMUNION

LED BY THE REV TERRY KEEN

 

OPENING PRAYER:

HYMN:                    StF 83                     Praise, my soul, the King of heaven…

PRAYER OF CONFESSION:

HYMN:                    StF 519                   Father, I place into your hands…

BIBLE READING:                                   Mark chapter 5 verses 21 – 43                       (N.T. page 52)

SERMON:

HYMN:                    StF 706                   Longing for light, we wait in darkness…

PRAYERS OF INTERCESSION:

THE LORD’S PRAYER:

HYMN:                    StF 573                   Be known to us in breaking bread…

COMMUNION:

HYMN:    See Service Sheet                  Our Lord and his disciples…Words: Keith H Mcllwain, 2003

                                                                Tune: Day of Rest (H&P 704(ii) – O Jesus I have promised

BENEDICTION:

(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 our Service is being led by the Rev Roger Fox, it is good to have him with us once again and we look forward to a good time of worship, praise and fellowship as we share together in our Service this morning.  This evening at 6.00 p.m. Evening Worship with Holy Communion will be led by our minister the Rev Terry Keen and we do hope that you can join us as we celebrate together.  Coffee/Tea and cakes will be served in the Coffee Lounge after morning worship and we do hope that you will stay and share in this fellowship with us.  This will then lead into our Annual Church Meeting at 12 noon and we hope that you will be able to join with us as we discuss the business of the meeting and share our plans for the future together.

 

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, your footsteps are not easy to follow,

for they lead not only to green pastures where we find nourishment and rest,

but also desert and wilderness places where we are vulnerable and alone,

and crowded and uncomfortable spaces where we feel threatened and distressed.

Your footsteps are not easy to follow, but you have walked this way before

and are never far from any one of us, your Spirit guiding and instructing,

your arm supporting, your love supplying, on this necessary path we tread.

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

 

CHURCH STEWARD’S NEEDED – this year three of our Church Stewards are due to ‘retire’ (if there is such a word in the Methodist Church)!  If we bring to mind the theme of Our Own Arrangement Service a couple of weeks ago with the theme of “WORKING TOGETHER” we remember how very important that we replace our retiring church stewards with new ones – please do not think that you couldn’t do the job, but think that you could try to do the job with the help and encouragement of our minister and the other remaining stewards.  Please do think and pray about this, talk to our minister Terry or any of the church stewards.  If you would like to put your own name forward then please do so, if you think you may know someone who would be ideal for the job, please ask their permission before you put forward their name…thinking back to the above Service again - remember - T  ogether  E veryone  A  chieves  M  ore – please prayerfully think about this – thank you.

 

 

CART UPDATE - A very big Thank you to all who supported CART for the March Container.  The snow had delayed the container slightly but  when Neil and I went, they were just loading the last of the crates so we saw it safely on its way.  This month, the Container is going to Zimbabwe. As well as anything you can send from the anytime list, Zimbabwe are asking specifically for, Stationary and Nappies/baby bottles etc.  They have none of these. Gillian and David will be taking your gifts over to CART at the end of April so if you could make sure that your gifts are in the box before then.  Please also look out for information about a coffee morning that O&A are hosting on Saturday 23rd June.  Vanessa who came to launch the project will be our guest on that day, so it would be lovely to see people dropping in to enjoy the coffee and homemade cakes.  More information later.  Thank you all for your support….Tricia.

 

JO HAGUE - Ian & Helen's daughter, is attempting the London Marathon TODAY to raise money and awareness for Huntington's Disease.  If you would like to help Jo to achieve her goal by sponsoring her please visit www.virginmoneygiving.com and search for her name Joanne Hague. Alternatively, you can give any sponsor money to Ian at church…Thank you.  Please remember Jo in your prayers this morning on what is forecast to be one of the hottest marathons runs ever!

 

EASTER OFFERING 2018 –  The Easter Offering Service will be held at Mount Zion next Sunday afternoon - 29th April 2018 starting at 4.00 p.m. with light refreshments served from 3.30 p.m. – ALL WELCOME TO THIS SERVICE.

 

WOMEN’S WORLD DAY OF PRAYER - If you remember, the Women's World Day of Prayer service on March 2nd was cancelled because of the snow.  It has now been rearranged for Friday, June 8th at Highgate at 2pm. Everyone is invited.

 

THE PRAYER VINE – will friends please note any prayer vine requests should be sent to Enid at j.turner302@btinternet.com during April – thank you.

OPEN TO GOD - will friends please note that Open to God which is meeting at NEW EBENEZER during the month of April will be held this week on Wednesday 25th April when the leader will be Mrs Sue Ng.

 

 

IN THE GARDEN QUIZ – A Quiz entitled ‘In the Garden’ prepared for us by Hannah Palfreeman is now on sale - £1.00 per copy.  All proceeds are for the CDF – Get your copy today!

 

PLEASE CAN YOU HELP? – SAMARA’S AID needs NEW UNDERWEAR immediately for refugees in Syria – look at the poster on the Notice Board for further details about this appeal which comes from Jennifer Burkinshaw a member of Clifton Methodist Church who writes “I realise several churches have already donated to this appeal, but here's a further opportunity to make a difference in difficult lives by a small act, if you would like to collect again or donate for the first time.  It's very simple and instructions are on the poster….Many thanks, Jennifer”.

 

THE SEEKER’S BIBLE STUDY AND FELLOWSHIP GROUP – will meet again on Monday 14th May (Please note this is the second Monday due to May Bank Holiday) at the home of Vivienne and Enid starting at 7.30 p.m.    More details from Margaret Caulfield (01422 363686).

 

THE GREEN PARK FELLOWSHIP GROUP will meet again on Thursday 17th May 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 MONDAY EVENING FELLOWSHIP GROUP will meet again on Monday 21st May 2018 at 7.30 p.m. The group will be continuing their studies on James.  All meetings are held at the home of Sue and John.

 

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

 

  1. OPEN GARDENS on Saturday 30th June 2018 from 10.00 a.m. until 3.00 p.m. when you are invited to wander around and enjoy some lovely and interesting gardens – all within the Huddersfield Road/Skircoat Green area – Tickets available from Margaret (B) 01422 345582
  2. HEBDEN BRIDGE JUNIOR BAND on Saturday 14th July 2018 at 7.00 p.m.  Tickets available from Margaret (C) 07903 329149

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

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

 

CHRISTIAN AID WEEK  2018 (May13th – 19th) - Our band of collectors has been depleted over the last few years and we can only cover a small number of roads, delivering envelopes door to door.  We hope that you will still want to donate to the vital work of Christian Aid and envelopes will be available in the pews during May.  Please use them for your contribution and then place them in the collection plate or pass them to Lesley Wood ……don’t forget to Gift Aid, if you can, as that will increase your gift at no extra cost to you. Thank You.

 

QUIZ NIGHT   Friday May 18th at 7.15 - This is an event to boost our Christian Aid week total.  Why not get a team together (maximum 6 people) or come along and join a team on the night?  Tickets cost £4 and include a pie and pea supper.  They are available from Lesley, Glenda, Margaret C., Margaret Barnes or Sue Wright.

 

HOLIDAY AT HOME 2018 – hopefully we have seen the last of the snowy weather and this last week we have had a taste of what Summer means to us and our minds certainly can now turn to ‘HOLIDAYS’ – this year “Holiday at Home” at St Andrew’s will take place over the 7th, 8th and 9th of August 2018 – pick up a leaflet from the Vestibule and book these dates in your diary NOW!

THY KINGDOM COME BEACON EVENT - 20TH MAY 2018 – PENTECOST PARTY- This Party is an event for all ages and  is being held at John Charles Arena (aka South Leeds Stadium) – This will be very special event to celebrate Pentecost as part of Thy Kingdom Come.  It will be an all age party event with a multitude of activities (bouncy castles, circus acts, balloons, choirs, bands and prayer spaces). The Busoasis will be there with lots of youth activities. There will be ice creams and drinks on sale and worship will be led by Christian songwriter, Stuart Townend, and his band. There is even a cover to keep us dry should it rain!  At 15:30 there will be an act of worship for everyone led by Revd Dr Roger Walton and Vice President Jill Baker.  Bring a picnic and invite friends and neighbours to come with you. We can be confident that they will have a good time and experience Christian worship at its best!  PLEASE SIGN THE SHEET ON THE VESTIBULE TABLE IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO GO TO THIS EVENT INDICATING IF YOU ARE ABLE TO OFFER TRANSPORT TO OTHER PEOPLE OR IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO TRAVEL TO THIS EVENT BY COACH – WE NEED TO KNOW THIS INFORMATION ASAP TO ENABLE US TO BOOK A COACH IF WE HAVE TO – PLEASE SEE THE POSTER ON THE NOTICE BOARD WHICH WILL GIVE YOU MORE DETAILS OF THE DAY.  PLEASE NOTE WE WILL NOT BE HOLDING AN EVENING SERVICE AT ST ANDREW’S ON THIS DAY SO THERE WILL BE NO NEED TO HURRAY BACK AFTER THE EVENT. – PLEASE SIGN UP TODAY! – there is a list on the Vestibule Table.

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

  1. OPEN GARDENS on Saturday 30th June 2018 from 10.00 a.m. until 3.00 p.m. when you are invited to wander around and enjoy some lovely and interesting gardens – all within the Huddersfield Road/Skircoat Green area – Tickets available from Margaret (B) 01422 345582
  2. HEBDEN BRIDGE JUNIOR BAND on Saturday 14th July 2018 at 7.00 p.m.  Tickets available from Margaret (C) 07903 329149

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

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

 

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

Monday 23rd April                  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 24th April                   10.00 a.m. – 12 noon               The Crafts & Coffee Club will

                                                                                                meet in the Coffee Lounge.

Wednesday 25th April                1.30 p.m.                              The Ladies Club will meet when the

                                                                                                Speaker will be Pat Osbourne – her

                                                                                                talk is called –

                                                                                                “The secret life of Charles Dickens”

Thursday 26th April                  6.00 p.m –9.00 p.m.   Rainbows/Brownies/Cubs/Beavers/Scouts

Friday 27th April                        7.30 p.m.                              Music Group practice

Sunday 29th April                   10.00 a.m. – 10.20 a.m.          Prayer Meeting in the Quiet Room –

                                                                                                open to all.

             10.30 a.m.                              Morning Worship led by the

                                                           Rev Christine Griffiths

              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 tremendous amount of outreach work done by Busoasis Sports which is a Calderdale Circuit project designed to help people of all ages and abilities engage and to be community through sport and is under the leadership of the Rev Paul Welch who is the Circuit Pioneer Minister.  See the Notice on the Board for more information about this project.

 

During your prayer-time this week please pray for:

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

The Rev Christine Griffiths and the Rev Francis Neil and all who will take part in our Services next Sunday.

All our Circuit Ministers and Local Preachers as they prepare to lead worship in the various Churches around the Circuit next Sunday.  We think especially of the Rev Terry Keen and Mr Tim Asquith, as they prepare to lead worship at Todmorden Central & Southgate Elland and Hebden Royd next Sunday.

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.

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  We continue to pray for the family of Mrs Joan Green at this sad time for them all.  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