Notices 19th November
10:30am Holy Communion Service
led by Rev. Katie Leonowicz
incl. Junior Church & Crèche
3:00pm Memorial Service
led by Rev. Katie Leonowicz
'A hot-tempered person stirs up conflict, but the one who is patient calms a quarrel.'
Memorial Service today at 3:00pm, led by Katie, is an opportunity to remember loved ones who have died. All are welcome.
No evening service today at Wisewood Church.
Preparation for the Christmas Fayre. The church will be open from 2:00pm on Friday 24th November for setting up and preparing the stalls. Please do come along and give a hand.
Christmas Fayre will be held on Saturday 25th November, from 11:00am. If you have anything suitable for the stalls, please bring them to church before the day. Thanks.
Shoeboxes are still available for use at a cost of 40p each. There are also sets of hats, scarves and mittens for sale at the front of the hall. The proceeds from these sales are used to help with the cost of transport for the shoeboxes. Shoeboxes and fillers can be left in the outer office from tomorrow, Monday 20th November. I hope you can support this appeal. Enid.
Banner Making Group have changed their meeting day and time. From this week, it will be on Thursdays 2:00-4:00pm in church. Open to everyone. Please do come along. Annette.
Many Thanks to all who helped at the Men's Dinner last Saturday and to anyone who came and/or helped with the entertainment. A really good evening, not least because we were able to give £80 to church funds as a result of the evening.
Advent Study Course will start on Wednesday 29th November at 7:30pm at church and it will continue Wednesday 6th, 13th and 20th December, same time.
Friends of Wisewood & District Community Christmas Event will be celebrated on Sunday 10th December 3:30pm onwards at the RIVA building and car park, next to the Sports Centre. There will not be an evening service that day at Wisewood.
Local Carols Singing. We'll be singing some local carols in the church hall on Tuesday 12th December at 7:00pm. All are welcome.
Prayer Group Report
Last Sunday we read from the letter to the Galatians about the 'Fruits of the Spirit'. With the Fruits of the Spirit we 'develop a willingness to stick with things and a sense of compassion in the heart etc.' (Ch.5 v.24-25 of The Message).
Our prayers continued for the work of Biblelands in so many places, giving particular thanks for the bibles distributed in China and Russia. This has led to a rise in bible study and followers of the ways of Jesus. May it now lead to an influence on the politics of these countries.
We prayed for our own politicians, as they seek solutions to the many problems of government, especially those holding up Brexit.
We prayed for the current initiative by Methodist development teams to present 'Open the Book' in Birmingham primary schools. It has already been used with great effect in other areas of this country and has proved an extremely useful teaching tool in Ghana. May more people be inspired to join this mission.
As is usual, we prayed for those in need and mentioned by name those known to us or mentioned in our Prayer Book.
We prayed for all leading services of worship at this time of remembrance of war and gave thanks for the members of the British Legion and others who take time to contact the injured, traumatised or bereaved.
We prayed for peace to enter the hearts of all and for world peace.