Notices 11th June
10:30am Trinity Sunday Worship
led by Nick Waterfield
incl. Junior Church & Crèche
6:00pm Circuit Service
at Greenhill Methodist Church
(not at Wisewood)
"Good deeds don’t make a Christian, but a Christian does good deeds."
Open Farm Sunday is on 11th June 12:00noon-3:00pm at Loxley Valley Community Farm, Rodney Hill, S6 6SG (opposite Woodstock Road). Meet the animals, farm tour / talks, refreshments, plants and produce sale, find out how to get involved! Free entry. See you there?
Magazine. The deadline for all articles for the summer edition of the magazine is Friday 30th June.
We would be very interested in the stories behind some of the artefacts within the church / items of interest that have been donated or bequeathed i.e. the painting behind the choir stalls, furniture, embroidery, pictures etc... and how they came to be at Wisewood. If you have any information regarding any interesting objects in the church, or perhaps they have special meanings for you, please share. Thanks. Stuart C.
Churches Together Fun Day is on Saturday 24th June, 1:00pm-4:00pm, in Hillsborough Park. As usual, refreshments will be served and we are asked to supply as many cakes as possible. If you are able to provide a cake on the day, please sign the list on the welcome desk. Similarly, books and DVD's will be given away if you have any you wish to donate.In addition, volunteers are needed to steward various children's games and bouncy castle during the afternoon and to dismantle and clear up at the end. If you are able to help, please also sign the list.
June Chippy Church is cancelled.
Family Friendly Film 'Moana' will be shown on Friday 30th June, at 5:30pm, in the hall. All are welcome. Katie.
Susan C. would like to thank her many friends from church who attended her 70th birthday tea on Sunday 21st May. She is also very grateful for the many cards she has received. Finally, many thanks to Enid for her organisation.
Prayer Group Report
The group did not meet last weekend but recent prayers gave thanks for the 60 years of Christian Aid Week and prompted Dorothy to share the reading from Matthew ch. 25 v. 31-36:
When the Son of Man comes in all his glory and all the angels with him he will sit on his glorious throne. All the nations will be gathered before him and he will separate the sheep from the goats as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats. Then the King will say: "Come you who are blessed by my Father, take your inheritance, the Kingdom prepared for you since the creation of the world. For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink. I was a stranger and you invited me in, I was naked and you clothed me. I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me." We are challenged about the idea that helping another person is actually helping Jesus. The passage says the nations will stand before Jesus. This raises the idea that communities and whole countries have collective responsibility to be called to account.
We have just seen how many in Manchester gave compassion and support to those traumatised by the after effects of the terrorist bomb in the arena, and also in the London Bridge terror attack.
We praised and thanked God for the workers in the N.H.S., police, taxi drivers - ordinary people giving extraordinary care and compassion to helpless children, parents, innocent by-standers.
We thank God for our own city of Sheffield being a City of Sanctuary.
We pray for the work of Christian Aid, that many volunteers will come forward and that funds will be always available for Christian Aid to carry on its good work.