Notices 2nd April
led by Nick Waterfield
incl. Junior Church & Crèche
led by Sally Coleman
'As new-born babies, desire the pure milk of the Word, that you may grow thereby.'
Maundy Thursday Communion Service is going to be held on 13th April at 7:30pm, at Wisewood Church.
Good Friday Service is going to be on 14th April at Wadsley Church, time to be confirmed.
Early Easter Service. There will be a short service starting at 8:30am outside the church on Easter Sunday, 16th April, followed by a light breakfast in the church hall, leading up to the 10:30am service. Joan.
Easter Flowers. As has been our custom recently, we are going to cover our Easter cross with flowers again on Easter Sunday morning, 16th April 10:30am. We therefore ask you all to bring a flower to church that morning - it doesn't matter what sort it is, a mixture always looks great. Thank you. Di.
The Sooper Troopers will be performing a play called “Life Journey” on Wednesday 26th April at 1:15pm at Hillsborough Sports Arena, free of charge. Simon.
Have you been struggling to hear what was said during the service, from where you usually sit? The problem has been looked into and we are going to install a new sound system, which will include additional speakers, to get better coverage. However, until this has been completed, we suggest that you sit somewhere between the two speakers, in the right hand block of seats (same side as the sound box). Thank you for your cooperation.
The Prayer Group
Last Sunday we read from 1 Thessalonians, chapter 5: "Be joyful always, pray continually... hold on to what is good etc...
Looking back to the attack in London we prayed for all at the Palace of Westminster (M.Ps, emergency services, visitors etc...). We prayed for peace for the families of those killed, for the injured, for the police involved and gave thanks for all the emergency services and the difficult work they do.
May people who have hate in their hearts be changed to show love. We prayed that we be a country of caring communities and will retain our Christian heritage.
We prayed for the Church, thinking of the divisions which have arisen again in the Anglican Church.
Tearfund is drawing churches and communities together to fight climate change in its 'Renew the World' initiative. They have supplied cards to send to MPs to prompt them into action regarding global warming. May we not become weary of writing to Parliament - all the small contributions add up to many and do make a difference.
The Methodist Prayer Handbook asks us to pray for the conference of Central European Methodists - Estonia and other Russian speaking peoples. May there be an increasing Christian witness in these areas.
In this country we are directed to pray for the Southampton District and its ministers. May God's light shine out, not only in that area but across our nation.
We remembered all those leading worship and prayed for healing, encouragement and peace for the suffering and those in need.
God, who is found in beauty and brokenness, you long for a world of peace and justice for all. Melt our hearts to feel the needs of others and care for all we meet.