Notices 2nd September

Sunday, September 2, 2018

Morning Service

10:30am Holy Habits Launch
led by David Harris
incl. Junior Church & Crèche

Evening Service

3:00pm Baptism
led by Rev'd Katie Leonowicz

"A new commandment I give you, that you love one another."

John 13 v.34

Magazine - The new church magazines are now available and can be found on the vestibule desk. Please help yourself to a copy.

Baptism - today at 3:00pm we will be baptising Harvey. Everyone is welcome to come and celebrate Harvey’s baptism with his family and friends. Katie.

Circuit Welcome Service for Rev. Gail Hunt as minister in pastoral charge of Dore and Totley Rise, for Rev. James Morley as minister in pastoral charge of Apperknowle, Coal Aston and St. Paul's Dronfield and Co-Superintendent Minister and for Rev. Sally Coleman as Co-Superintendent Minister - this evening at 6:30pm at Greenhill Methodist Church.

Wisewood's Macmillan Coffee Morning will be held on Saturday 8th September 10:30am-1:00pm. Bacon sandwiches will be served. There will be bric-a-brac and cake stalls. Please join us and support this very worthy cause.

Wisewood Community Singers invite you to join them for tea/coffee, cakes and an evening of entertainment on Saturday 8th September at 7:00pm in the church hall, at Wisewood. This is a showcase of their time with choir-master Tim, who is leaving to take up a new post. Tickets costing £2.50 each are on sale now and are available from various choir members. All proceeds for charity. Margaret P.

Methodist Prayer Handbook - If you would like a copy of the new 2018/2019 edition, entitled ‘A World Transformed’ please let Rev’d Katie know by Sunday 9th September. The Prayer Handbook will cost £3.95.

The Churches Together Fun Day postponed from a rainy Saturday in May, has been re-scheduled for Saturday 22nd September. The usual donations of cakes, as well as volunteers to help on the day, will be needed. More info nearer the date. Margaret P.

Holy Habit Homework - September - This isn’t really homework, but an opportunity to continue reflecting on your own or with others on the habit of prayer. Questions to ponder:
• How and where do you pray?
• Do you do anything special with your hands or eyes?
• What words do you use?
• Does it matter what sort of things we pray about?

Bible passages to reflect on: What do these reflect about prayer? Samuel 1: 1-20 – The Birth of Samuel, Mark 1: 29-38 – Jesus Heals and Prays, Romans 8:26-27 – The Spirit and Prayer.

Holy Habit opportunities this month to explore prayer with others:
Sunday 2nd September – 10:30am Launch Service
Sunday 9th September – 10:30am Holy Communion Service
Monday 10th September – 7:30pm Bible Study on the Psalms
Friday 21st September – 7:30pm ‘Reel’ Life Film Evening Bruce Almighty
Sunday 30th September – 10:30am Harvest Variety Church / 6:15pm Table Talk Communion Service

Katie recommends:
• Books: Chasing Francis by Ian Morgan Cron (Theology meets storybook about pilgrimage) and the Methodist Prayer Handbook (copies £3.95 from Katie). This month Katie will be reading ‘Prayer: Experiencing Awe and Intimacy with God’ by Timothy Keller, if you want to join her.
• Films: Bruce Almighty, 12 Years a Slave and The Way. (Katie owns all of these if you want to borrow them).
• Website: The Northumbria Community daily prayer liturgies. Katie uses these on her phone whilst on her daily travels when needing to stop and pray.