Notices 2nd July

Sunday, July 2, 2017

Morning Service

led by Simon Etty
incl. Junior Church / Crèche

Evening Service

led by David Battye

"Let us not grow weary while doing good."

Galatians 6 v.9

The Worship Consultation Committee will be meeting on Tuesday 4th July at 7:30pm, at church. John G.

Action for Children - Sunday 9th July. Gift envelopes will be available for donations in support of vital work still being carried out in helping neglected and vulnerable children and young people, this year focusing on peace and mental well-being. If you are a tax payer and are able to gift aid a donation, please do so. This will provide an additional 25p for each £1, at no extra cost to ourselves. Thank you for your continued support - it will be most gratefully accepted. Stella.

Many thanks to all those who supplied cakes for, helped steward at, dismantled tents etc or just visited the Churches Together Fun Day last weekend. It was a good 'do' and reached a big cross section of the Hillsborough community. Margaret P.

Local 3 bedroom house for sale - Wynyard Road. More info and pictures on Phil.

Community Singers' summer break. Last meeting is on Thursday 6th July and will restart on Thursday 7th September. Tim.

Margaret and Gordon Taylor celebrate their ruby wedding anniversary on 16th July. We invite you to join us in the church hall for coffee, cakes etc. on Saturday 15th July 10:30am-12:30pm. Please come and help us celebrate this occasion together. No presents please, but if desired, a donation to TASTE would be welcomed.

Harry and Wendy would like to thank everyone for their cards, presents and prayers following the birth of Amos. We are now settling into life as a family of 3 and look forward to Amos growing up in the Wisewood family.

Prayer Group Report

Last Sunday we read from Hosea chapter 6 - 'Come let us return to the Lord and acknowledge Him... etc.

We gave thanks for the success of the Hillsborough Churches Together Fun Day event in the park. May all who came have seen something of Jesus. We are fortunate in being able to openly offer such events to the community. We prayed for Christians who work in difficult situations and for those subject to persecution in various places around the world.

Thanks too for the many community events instigated by the commemoration of the anniversary of Jo Cox's murder which upheld her statement that 'We have more in common than that which divides us'. May the Holy Spirit be at work to extend this coming together into friendships and a desire to live together in peace.

We prayed against the divisions of rich and poor and prayed for all faiths to seek to live in harmony and for any divisions to be healed.

In Portugal forest fires are spreading across a wide area - another stark reminder of the almost unstoppable devastation caused by fire. Many people have lost their homes and a number have been killed. Firefighters are again in the front line, despite the danger involved, trying to bring the situation under control.

Our prayers continued for the bereaved, the injured and all those who are now homeless following the tower block fire in London. Another consequence of the fire is the question now being asked regarding the safety of similar blocks of flats. We prayed for others now anxious about the safety of living in tower blocks or fearing having to move out of cherished homes and away from friends.