Notices 30th July
10:30am Cafe Church
led by Katie Leonowicz
led by Debora Marschner
"Comfort each other and edify one another."
No Morning Service at Wisewood next Sunday, 6th August. Instead, we will be worshipping together with other churches in our section in a Songs of Praise Summer Celebration united service at Hillsborough Trinity at 10:45am.
Next Week's Notices. There will not be a hand-out next Sunday, 6th August.
Christian Aid - We have now got a new Christian Aid representative. Sue B. has willingly offered to take over from Pauline. This is a real answer to prayer. Our thanks go to Sue and also to Pauline, for all she has done over the years. Katie and the Church Stewards.
Holy Habits - Katie will be focusing from September on themes from the book Holy Habits (see her magazine article for more information). If you would like a copy of the book, please let Katie know by Sunday 13th August. Books will cost £7.99 each. If you have already mentioned it to Katie, please remind her again!
Methodist Prayer handbook is about to be published. This year it is titled ‘Jesus the First and Last’ celebrating the Jesus of history, the Christ of faith and our cosmic Lord; the first word and the last word, which has not yet been spoken. Books cost £3.95 (or £3.50 if we order 10 or more). If you would like a copy, please let Katie know by Sunday 13th August.
The Community Singers and The Bible Study Group will not meet until September.
The Snooker Players are not meeting on Tuesday 1st, 8th and 15th August.
Songs of Praise Service. The morning service on Sunday 27th August will be a 'Songs of Praise'. If you have a favourite hymn you would like to be included please tell John Garrett on or before 6th August so that a balanced selection can be made - no guarantees! Thank you. John G.
Remember in Your Prayers all our brothers and sisters unable to attend our services, either through illness, presently or recently in hospital, housebound or in residential homes.
Sophie thanks all who sponsored her for her charity walk. She raised £135.00.
Prayer Group Report
The Prayer Group did not meet this week but please continue to pray for the aid agencies working to relieve distress in so many areas of the world, for persecuted Christians and for those mentioned in our Prayer Book.
After 3 years of civil war in Yemen, millions of people find themselves bombarded by bombs from the Saudi coalition or in the midst of fighting between warring factions within the country with no sign of a ‘let-up’. They are also on the brink of famine. Many are starving but the war is preventing the intervention of aid agencies which are unable to deliver additional food. In addition cholera is rife and many have died or are suffering, especially children. The situation is desperate as the country is ravaged by war, famine and disease. Please remember in your prayers the suffering people of Yemen and other areas of conflict and need. Margaret.