Notices 26th November
10:30am Shoebox All-Age Worship
led by Rev. Katie Leonowicz
led by Ray Battye
'For everything God created is good, and nothing is to be rejected if it is received with thanksgiving, because it is consecrated by the word of God and prayer.'
Advent Study Course will start this Wednesday 29th November at 7:30pm at Wisewood church when we will be showing the film "It's a Wonderful Life" (so please bring snacks and non-alcoholic drinks to share). The course will continue Wednesday 6th, 13th and 20th December, at 7:30pm, when the group will be exploring Advent themes from the film. Katie.
Friends of Wisewood & District Community Christmas Tree 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 be carol singing with Stannington training band between 4:00pm and 4:30pm. The church has been asked to lead this. Do please come along to support the event if at all possible. Many thanks. Margaret P.
No evening service on Sunday 10th December at Wisewood.
Local Carols Singing. We will be singing local carols on Tuesday 12th December at 7:00pm in the church hall. All are welcome.
Nativity Variety Church is on Sunday 17th December, at 10:30am and led by Rev'd Katie Leonowicz.
Traditional Carol Service also on Sunday 17th December, at 4:00pm at Wisewood church. No evening service on that day at Wisewood.
Christmas Film/Craft Afternoon is planned for Saturday 23rd December. More details to follow.
Cards For Good Causes. The charity Christmas card shop is open at 20 Chapel Walk 10:15am-4:15pm, Monday to Saturday. Please do come along and meet the friendly volunteers. You may even recognise some of them. I am there every Tuesday. Enid.
Prayer Group Column
Last Sunday we read Psalm 16 giving thanks for the many blessings we enjoy and for the people who constantly encourage us.
We prayed for all those leading services of worship, especially in this part of Sheffield, and for the Memorial Service at our own church. May it be a comfort for those who are grieving and bring peace to all who have lost loved ones.
Our prayers continued for the President and Vice-president of the Methodist Conference and for the staff going into schools with drama enactments of Bible stories under the ‘Open the Book’ scheme.
We gave thanks for the worldwide Methodist church and read from the Prayer Handbook. We are asked to pray for Malaysia and Singapore and for the Manchester/Stockport district. May we see the world as one parish, learn to share together and support each other.
We prayed for all those experiencing any kind of distress or illness that they will know God’s peace.
Please remember the people of Yemen, suffering bombardment from Saudi Arabia and on the verge of starvation; the Rohingya Muslims still fleeing Myanmar to escape to Bangladesh where there are now hundreds of thousands trying to survive in makeshift camps; other areas of turmoil in the Middle East and Africa; Zimbabwe.
In this country and abroad the destitute, hungry and homeless will suffer even more as the weather becomes colder and less settled. May hearts be generous to help alleviate their suffering.
We gave thanks for Aid Agencies and voluntary workers. May they find joy in all they do knowing that they are loved and valued by God.