Notices 22nd January
led by Nick Waterfield
incl. Junior Church & Crèche
led by Katie Leonowicz
"Do everything without grumbling or arguing, so that you may become blameless and pure, children of God without fault in a warped and crooked generation.”
Week of Prayer for Christian Unity 18th – 25th January.
Next Cafe Church will be on Sunday 29th January, at 10:30am. The cafe will be open from 10:15am serving tea /coffee, croissants etc... Cafe church is a more informal style service, held in the church hall and seated around tables, to encourage discussion and a different style of worshipping while having the opportunity to be refreshed with tea, coffee, juice and pastries! Suitable for all ages. Do come along and enjoy!
Church Action on Poverty. On Sunday 5th February at 1:00pm there will be a Hunger Lunch in aid of the above. All are welcome. Your generous support enabled our church to send over £400 last year. Your support would be appreciated again this year. Please book the date. Jenny and Dorothy.
Church Council Meeting is on Tuesday 7th February, at 7:30pm, in the worship area.
Branching Out. The deadline for all articles for the church magazine is Sunday 12th February. Please email Stuart C. Thanks.
Prayer Corner. As part of working at Wisewood on a Monday, Katie has been setting up a Prayer Corner in the entrance area. There are seasonal prayer activities for everyone to interact with and use, so please feel welcome to use the space. Keep an eye out for when Katie changes the activities in the prayer corner!
The Prayer Group
The Prayer Group has resumed, but now meets only on Sundays, 9:00-9:30am. and all are welcome to join.
We read from Psalm 46 - 'God is our refuge and strength... etc... Be still and know that I am God.' Such positive words of encouragement when the world seems to be in such a mess.
We gave thanks for all the agencies working to help needy people around the world.
Tearfund's 'Toilet twinning' project has brought sanitation to many families.
Embrace has various projects across the Middle East to bring together people of differing beliefs.
The Methodist Prayer Handbook asks us to pray for peace among the people of Israel and Palestine and for the ongoing work of the Methodist Church there. May all become one people, able to work and live together. We pray for the day when all can share bread together in peace.
We prayed God's peace for all those who are ill or near the end of life and gave thanks for the progress made in the treatment of cancer and other illnesses.
As we looked to our annual Covenant Service we prayed for our church and our commitment to serve God in this place and beyond.
May the Holy Spirit help us in all our tasks, particularly those for extending God's Kingdom.