Notices 19th February
Thinking Day - All Age Worship
led by Katie Leonowicz
led by David Battye
You have heard that it was said: ”An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth.” But I tell you not to resist an evil person.
Many Thanks for your help in making Elsie's birthday so memorable. It unfolded into a lovely, happy and warm occasion that she never anticipated. Her church family made it such a special day and their generosity overwhelmed her. Pam Pix (Elsie's daughter in law)
Chippy Church this month will be on Friday 24th February at 6:30pm, at Hillsborough Trinity as a one off (same time, different place). Wendy.
A Coffee Morning has been arranged on Saturday 25th February 10:30am-1:00pm to celebrate Trevor's 80th birthday. Light refreshments will be available i.e. sandwiches and cakes. Please come along and wish Trevor a happy birthday. No presents please, but any donation will be gratefully received and given to a charity of Trevor's choice. Pat.
Church Action On Poverty. A very big thank you to all who supported the recent hunger lunch for CAP. We were able to send the magnificent sum of £241 for work amongst the poor. Jenny and Dorothy.
Pastoral Committee will meet on Tuesday 21st March at 7:30pm in the Owlerton Room.
Our Minister Katie works from the office at Wisewood every Monday, between 9:00am-12:00noon (note change of times) when she's available, without appointment.
The Prayer Corner has been updated. This month's space helps us think about God's love for us and our love for our neighbours. Perhaps, next time you are in church, you might take time to stop and pray. Katie.
Prayer Group Report
We read from Psalm 66 - a psalm praising God for His creation. "Shout to God with joy all the earth...". Despite recent wintery weather we see signs of the coming spring in the arrival of snowdrops. We gave thanks and praise for God's wonderful world. May all work hard to preserve the earth's beauty.
We gave thanks for Church Action against Poverty and prayed for those they seek to help.
We prayed for our National Health Service that those in power be prompted to put in the best solution for the present difficulties.
We prayed for the Church of England Synod and the discussions to take place there, especially for a sensitive approach to L.G.B.T. discussions.
'Biblelands' work tirelessly to introduce people to God's word and their teams have many stories of lives changed. One such story tells of a Moslem girl who wrote a letter to God asking him to reveal himself. A few weeks later she came into contact with a 'Biblelands' worker who gave her a Bible and from this she did find God and became a Christian.
We gave thanks for all those who have felt the call to preach, especially those leading worship locally. May God's Holy Spirit always guide them in their studies and preparation.
We remembered those mentioned in our prayer book and others who are in need, then we prayed, especially for the bereaved.