News Sheet


10.30 A.M.







CALL TO WORSHIP:                                       

HYMN                            StF 354                         Jesus is the name we honour …

                                                                                (Flags presented during this hymn)


HYMN:                           StF 693                         Beauty for brokenness…


READING:                                                            Matthew chapter 5 verses 1 – 12             (N.T. page 7)


HYMN:                           StF 132                         O God, our help in ages past…





HYMN:                           StF 581                         Come, my table is a meeting place…


HYMN:                           StF 470                         Lord for the years…

                                                                                (Flags returned during this hymn)







HYMN:                           StF 51                            Great is thy faithfulness..



READING:                                                            Job chapter 19 verses 23 – 27a                 (O.T. page 516)


HYMN:                           StF 747                         Give me the wings of faith to rise…

READING:                                        2 Thessalonians chapter 2 vs 1 – 5 and 13 – 17        (N.T. page 261)



HYMN:                           StF 732                         Day of judgement! Day of Wonder!

READING:                                                            Luke chapter 20 verses 27 – 38                  (N.T. page 107)



HYMN:                           StF 359                         Lord Christ, we praise your sacrifice…



HYMN:                           StF 345                         And, can it be, that I should gain…


Organist – Mr David Whiteley


WELCOME TO ST ANDREW’S – We give a very warm welcome to everyone and especially to anyone who may be visiting or worshipping with us for the first time today.  We look forward to a good time of Worship and Praise at our Remembrance Day Morning Service which includes the Sacrament of the Lord’s Supper.  We are very pleased to have the Revd Alistair Newton back with us this morning to lead this special service for us.  We give him and Carol a very warm welcome back to St Andrew’s and we look forward to what Alistair will have to share with us this morning.  It is always good to welcome back former Ministers of St Andrew’s.  This evening at 6.00 p.m. we welcome the Revd Kathie Heathcoat to lead our worship and we do hope you can be with us again tonight.


A MEETING FOR PRAYER is held every Sunday morning from 10.00 a.m. – 10.20 a.m. in the Quiet Room and we invite all to join us as we bring our concerns and prayers for our Church, other people and ourselves to the Lord – please do come and share in this special time of “Talking with God.”

Lord, who is there like you, God of mercy and grace who loves us as you do?


Who knows and understands our actions as you do?

Who hears the thoughts and words  of our heart as you do?

Who knows our joys and sorrows and shares them as you do?

Who feels the pain we endure and comforts us as you do?

Who hears as we confess our sins and forgives as you do?

Who takes a broken heart and makes it whole as you do?

Who finds a life that’s lost and welcomes it home as you do?


Lord, who is there like you, God of mercy and grace who loves us as you do?

 (Prayer taken from a Faith and Worship Resource by John Birch)


CHRISTMAS CRAFT WORKSHOP – on Saturday 23rd November 2019 we are holding a ‘Christmas Workshop’ from 10.00 a.m. -  4.00 p.m. when we hope that lots of you will come along to plan and make things for our Church ‘Christmas Decorations Display’ the theme this year will be “CHRISTMAS WREATHS” please note change of activity – so please get your thinking caps on and creative juices flowing and hopefully we can come up with some wonderful ideas for our Church during Advent and Christmas 2019.  PLEASE BOOK THIS DATE IN YOUR DIARIES NOW!


2020 CHURCH WEEK-END IN GRANGE OVER SANDS - Date for your 2020 Diary – The Church Week-End will take place over the week-end of 3rd, 4th & 5th April 2020.  Cost £149.00 per person plus transport cost.  Come and join us on this weekend of fellowship and fun.


CHATSWORTH HOUSE - we a planning to visit Chatsworth on Thursday 5th December 2019.  We will leave St. Andrew's at 9.30 a.m. and return by 5.30 p.m.  The cost is £35 including coach and entrance to the house and gardens.   if you would like to join us in following in the footsteps of famous explorers from fiction and life - Phileas Fogg and Amelia Earhart. Please have a word with Glenda. (01422 350040).  -   WE NEED MORE PEOPLE TO FILL THE COACH – SIGN UP TODAY PLEASE!   - THIS IS ALWAYS A GREAT DAY OUT AMONGST FRIENDS.


YW’s ARE GOING ON A VISIT TO TONG GARDEN CENTRE on Friday 29th November 2019 for Lunch and to look around their wonderful Christmas Displays.  If you would like to join us then do have a word with Margaret (Whiteley) as soon as possible please.



HOUSE FOR SALE - the Church is now in the process of selling the house on Abbey Walk that it owns.  The proceeds of the sale will go towards the money we are raising for our Church Development Fund.  If you know of anyone who may be interested in purchasing the house please have a word with Gregg or Glenda.


ACTION FOR CHILDREN – if you have brought your Lantern for emptying will you please give it to Enid.  If you don’t have a lantern, but give a donation, can I have those as well please?  I now have three spare lanterns if anyone would consider having one and collecting their loose change for this very worthwhile cause…Many thanks, Tricia.


THE LAST MEMORY – is a Play by Taking Stock Productions about Dementia and Family Relationships written by Alan Stockdill and is to be performed here at St Andrew’s NEXT SATURDAY - 16th November 2019 at 2.30 p.m.  The play is based on the life of Edwin Harrison who lived in Skircoat and sadly died 3 years ago after many years with Alzheimer’s Disease.  It’s not all sad and gloomy though – join Edwin and his daughter (who is acted by Edwin’s own daughter Catherine Pasek) along his journey as the disease develops.  It’s a powerful story – following the fears, smiles, strength and tears through the years.  Tickets costing £5.00 (including refreshments) can be purchased by ringing 07591160084 or from Margaret (B), Margaret (C), Glenda (E) Lesley (W) or Marion (R) or just come along on the day to see the performance.   Talking Stock are kindly donating the Proceeds to the Redevelopment Fund at St. Andrew’s Methodist Church which Edwin and his wife Margaret attended.  Many of us well remember Edwin and his wife Margaret who both attended St Andrew’s after they moved to Halifax.  They were both lovely, gentle people and worked hard for the Church and also in the Communities where they had lived over the years.  Please do support this event if you are able to.


FILM AFTERNOONS – during November Sue and Kam (Ng) are opening their home for ‘Film Afternoons’ which are taking place on Wednesday’s 13th, 20th and 27th of November from 2.00 p.m. onwards.  Please try to share in these events if you can.  Book the dates in your diary now – Donations of £5.00 are asked for which will include a drink and popcorn.  Please ring Sue on Hx 343545 to confirm your attendance..Thank you.


‘DON’T BE ALONE THIS CHRISTMAS’ – as a follow up to the Great Get Together held earlier this year Holy Trinity & St Judes Church are organising a follow on to this event and to help continue bringing people together and combating loneliness they are inviting those who would otherwise be on their own this Christmas Day to join them for a Christmas meal.  This will take place on Christmas Day from 11.30 a.m.  There is a poster on the Notice Board and if you or anyone you may know would like to take up this offer then please do have a word with Hazel.  Perhaps you would like to help in some way with this event? – if so please also have a word with Hazel to find out further details.


THE GREEN PARK FELLOWSHIP GROUP will be meeting again this coming Thursday, 14th November 2019 and then again on Thursday 5th December 2019.  The group will be continuing to study Colossians which was started in July – all meetings begin at 7.30 pm. at the home of Sue & Mike.


THE MONDAY EVENING FELLOWSHIP GROUP will meet again on Monday’s 18th November and 16th December 2019 at 7.30 p.m. They are currently studying Colossians. All meetings are held at the home of Susan and John. New members are always welcome.

THE SEEKER’S BIBLE STUDY AND FELLOWSHIP GROUP – will meet again on Monday 2nd December 2019 at the home of Vivienne and Enid starting at 7.30 p.m.  They will be continuing to use a book of studies called ‘Growing Older & Wiser’ this session and would welcome new members to join them.  More details about the Seeker’s group from Margaret Caulfield (01422 363686). 


AUTUMN QUIZ – ‘WILL YOU DANCE?” is now on sale for £1.00 a copy.  This Quiz has been compiled by Avril and we thank her for this and look forward to selling lots of copies which will benefit the Church Development Fund…As usual ‘Happy Quizzing’ and--------keep dancing!


OPEN TO GOD – during the month of NOVEMBER ‘Open to God’ will be meeting every Wednesday morning at HIGHGATE Methodist Church.  The Leader this coming Wednesday 13th November 2019 will be Mr Hal Clarkson.  All meetings begin at 10.00 a.m. and last for approximately half an hour followed by tea, coffee and biscuits. 


ST ANDREW’S - DATES FOR YOUR DIARY – please book the following dates now and try to be part of as many of the events as possible as all the profits from them are going towards the Church Development Building Fund -

  1. Film Afternoons from 2.00 p.m. onwards this coming Wednesday’s 13th November and then on the 13th, 20th and 27th of November 2019 at the home of Sue & Kam (Ng)….See earlier for details.
  2. Saturday 16th November 2019 at 2.30 p.m. – ‘The Last Memory’ a Play written by Alan Stockdill and Catherine Pasek the daughter of Edwin & Margaret Harrison. The Play  is based on the later part of Edwin’s life.  Tickets £5.00 including tea and biscuits.


HALIFAX FOOD AND SUPPORT DROP IN CENTRE -  Please see the list of needs (not only for food) which is on the wall by the Notice Board immediately outside Church in the corridor leading down to the Coffee Bar.  The items most needed at the Drop In are tinned meals, meats, fish and vegetables, plus Coffee, Crackers, Washing up liquid, Washing Powder, Toothpaste, Shampoo and Sweets and Chocolate bars. Please note; we are not allowed to put anything out of date into our parcels, meaning that we have to go through every item that comes in. We do put them on one side where guests can help themselves if they wish, but it is extra work and needs extra volunteers to oversee. So please try not to send out of date items. Thank you.


CIRCUIT COMMUNICATIONS – we have received various communications from the Circuit Office and all the details are on the Notice Board or available from the Circuit Website please do take time to read the notices.

  1. Mount Zion are holding a Christmas Tree Festival over the week-end of December 7th and 8th.  Please take details from the Notice on the Board.
  2. Ros Colwill – this email from Ros, whom many people will have heard of is on the Notice Board asking for sponsorship for her to walk round her garden three times in aid of Amaudo Itumbauzo Centre in Nigeria – this is not as easy as it may seem – to find out more please read the email!
  3. Boothtown & Southowram Methodist Church Christmas Fair – Saturday 30th November 2019 from 11.00 a.m. – 2.00 p.m.




CHURCHES TOGETHER IN ELLAND AND DISTRICT – INTER FAITH WEEK 2019 – The Elland Faith Trail 10.00 a.m. Saturday 16th November 2019 – See the Notice Board for further details of this year’s Faith Trail and join in if you are able to.



Invisible focusable element for fixing accessibility issueWHAT’S HAPPENING HERE AT ST ANDREW’S DURING THE COMING WEEK – 

Monday 11th November  2019          9.00 a.m. – 11.15 a.m.           The Toddler Group will meet.      

                                                                11.00 a.m. – 1.15 p.m.            The Monday Morning Kitchen

                                                                                                                        will meet in the Moore Hall.

Tuesday 12th November 2019        10.00 a.m. – 12 noon              The Crafts & Coffee Club will meet

                                                                                                                        in the Coffee Bar.

Thursday 14th November 2019       6.00 p.m. – 9.00 p.m.  Rainbows/Brownies/Cubs/Beavers/Scouts.

Saturday 16th November 2019        2.30 p.m.                                    Performance of the Play

                                                                                                                        ‘The Last Memory’ by Alan Stockdill.

                                                                                                                        Tickets £5.00 including refreshments.

Sunday 1th November 2019           10.00 a.m. – 10.20 a.m.           Prayer Meeting open to all.

    10.30 a.m                                     Morning Worship led by

                                                            Mrs Julie Taylor

                                                               6.00 p.m.                                     Praise Service led by the Praise Team

                                                                                                                        Preacher – The Revd Mark Cheetham.



Today we join with other members of the Calderdale Circuit as collectively we pray for the Church Family at Brighouse Central Methodist Church and for the ministry of the Revd Mark Cheetham.


During your prayer-time this week please pray for:

The Revd Terry Keen our Minister and Mrs Stella Christie our Pastoral Lay Worker.

Mrs Julie Taylor, The Revd Mark Cheetham and Members of the Praise Team  as they prepare to lead our Worship next Sunday at 10.30 a.m. and 6.00 p.m. respectively.

Please do pray that God will continue to lead us as a Church Family as we move further forward with our plans for our New Church Building and for all who are involved in leading this process along in the months ahead.   Please also support members of the Church Development Team through your constant  prayers.

Our Circuit Ministers and Local Preachers as they prepare to lead worship in the various Churches around the Circuit week by week and we think particularly of the Revd Terry Keen and Mrs Sue Ng as they prepare to lead worship at St Matthews LEP and Stones Churches next Sunday morning.

All members of the St Andrew’s Church Family who need our prayers at this time for whatever reason, only the Lord may know what that reason is, we remember those who are not well, those who may be going into hospital or recovering at home after being in hospital and for those who are awaiting tests/test results and also for others who have family members or friends unwell at this time and for any who are mourning the loss of someone dear to them.  May the peace and love of God surround and support all our friends, those known to us but also all others of the church family who are known by the Living Lord to need our prayers at this time.

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