News Sheet







•                   SoF 315                        Jubilate, everybody

Call to worship

Worship Songs

•                   SoF 870                        Jesus is the name we honour

•                   StF42                             O sing to the Lord, O sing God a new song

Opening prayers & the Lord’s Prayer (Margaret)

Talk 1

Worship songs

•                   SoF 439                        One shall tell another

•                   SoF 27                          As the deer

The Young People leave with the blessing:

“Lord Jesus bless our church, bless those who leave and those who stay.   Help us to love you more each day…Amen”

Readings: -

•                   1 Timothy 1: 12-17   …read from the New International Version of the Bible

•                   Luke 15: 1-10            …read from the New International Version of the Bible

Worship song

•                   SoF 1030                      The Lord’s my Shepherd

Talk 2

Worship Song 

•                   SoF 148                        Guide me, O thou great Jehovah

Offering taken up during this song

Dedication of gifts & prayers of intercession

Worship songs

•                   SoF 671                        Be still and know

•                   SoF 727                        Give me Lord, a dream from heaven


Doxology                     SF 462                           Praise God from whom all blessings flow)





HYMN:                           StF 94                            To God be the glory…



HYMN:                           StF 440                         Amazing grace – how sweet the sound…

READINGS:                                                         Luke chapter 15 verses 1 – 10                    (N.T. page 99)

                                                                                1 Timothy chapter 1 verses 12 - 17            (N.T. page 263)


HYMN:                           StF 565                         Only by grace can we enter…

PRAYERS including dedication of the offering


HYMN:                           StF 351                         In Christ alone my hope is found…



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, Praise and a ‘Good Sing’ at our Praise Service this morning which is being led by Tim and members of the Praise Team.  It is good to have Eilidh with us again this morning to be our preacher and we look forward to what she will have to share with us in this  Service.  Tonight at 6.00 p.m. we welcome Mr Matt Smith to lead our Evening Service and look forward to what he will have to say to us this evening.  Matt is new to the Calderdale Circuit and we do hope that he will feel at home amongst the St Andrew’s Church Family.


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.”    

Yours, Lord is the Glory, in everything I see, a country scene,

mountain stream, sunrise, sunset, rain and snow.

Yours, Lord is the Glory, wherever I might go.

Yours, Lord is the Glory, in everything I hear, a roaring sea,

bumblebee, laughter, loving, a tender poem.

Yours, Lord is the Glory, wherever I might go.

Yours, Lord is the Glory, in everything I feel, a special place, warm embrace,

accepted, helped to become whole…Amen

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


HERITAGE WEEKEND – during the Calderdale Heritage Weekend our own Church St Andrew’s will be open for guided tours of our buildings TODAY -  Sunday 15th September from 12 noon until 3.00 p.m. and light lunches will be available from 12.15 p.m. – 2.00 p.m.   


CHURCH STEWARD’S – from the start of the New Methodist Year Leah took over the role of Senior Church Steward and we also welcomed Karen (Brooke) as a new Church Steward.  The other Church Steward’s are Vivienne, Marion(R), Tricia(A), Margaret(C), Heidi, Sue(Ng), Ian(G) and Enid and this team of Church Stewards are there to help you as and when necessary.  If you have a question/query that you need an answer to then please do ask one of them, even if they themselves don’t know the answer to your question/query they will always point you in the direction of someone who does! 


CALLING ALL KNITTERS  - We would like to put out angels around the local area (as we did the Chicks at Easter) for people to find.  If you would like to help us with this, there are patterns, needles and wool on the vestibule table for you to take, with sample angels for you to look at. The angels will have a blessing on them before being placed around the area and it would be lovely if we could do this for people to find in the run up to Christmas.  More details will follow with a date for them to be completed by.  Thank you for your help - Margaret C


HALIFAX FOOD AND SUPPORT DROP IN CENTRE – The items particularly needed at the moment are almost everything from the list on the Notice Board, they have plenty of feminine hygiene items, so if you want to give non-food items please can you send Shampoo, Shower Gel, Toothpaste, Washing Powder and Washing up Liquid. For foodstuffs they are currently short of all items, but please concentrate on any tinned items, Sweet and Savoury Biscuits and Meat paste. Thank you. Please do take time to read the Weekly News Letter, this week it explains all the things that happen on a weekly basis at the New Ebenezer Centre.


THE MONDAY EVENING FELLOWSHIP GROUP will meet again tomorrow evening - 16th  September at 7.30pm. They are currently studying Colossians. All meetings are held at the home of Susan and John.


THE SEEKER’S BIBLE STUDY AND FELLOWSHIP GROUP – will meet again on MONDAY 30TH SEPTEMBER 2019 (PLEASE NOTE THE CHANGE OF DATE) 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). 


THE GREEN PARK FELLOWSHIP GROUP will be meeting again on Thursday, October 10th. The group will be continuing to study Colossians which was started in July – all meetings start at 7.30 pm. at the home of Sue & Mike.  


BIBLE MONTH - St Andrew’s will be following Bible Month in October this year (as in the previous two years) and will have a series of Planned Preaching on Colossians. A number of church fellowship/Bible Study groups are currently studying Colossians to compliment the preaching. Additionally there are FREE resources via the following link - where a hard copy of the Bible Month magazine can also be purchased if you prefer. Please help yourselves to get the most out of Bible Month!


ST ANDREW’S HARVEST FESTIVAL will take place TWO WEEKS TODAY - and we will once again be supporting the work of the Ebenezer Drop in Centre and for your information here is a list of items most needed at this time.  Thank you in anticipation of your usual kindness and generosity for other people.  Whilst the Drop in Centre are very grateful for all donations, because some of their guests have come from very chaotic lives, they would like to remind you that they cannot use any items that contain alcohol such as cleaning materials or mouthwash etc.”  Here is a basic list of things they most need – not only at this time of year but on a weekly basis –


Tinned Meat, corned beef, ham etc

Instant Noodles


Tinned Fish

Instant Mash


Tinned meals – Irish Stew etc

Pot Noodles

Toilet Rolls

Pies, eg Fray Bentos





Sanitary Towels

Tinned Spaghetti

Chocolate spread

Tooth brushes

Baked Beans

Cup a Soups


Tinned Potatoes


Shower Gel

Sauce for Pasta


Washing Powder

Curry Sauce

Sandwich Spreads

Washing Up Liquid

Tinned Puddings


Can Openers

Rice Pudding


Dog Food

Tinned Fruit

Hot Chocolate

Individualy wrapped sweets


Fruit Juice

UHT Milk

Tinned Vegetables

Chocolate bars/Cake bars/Crisps


OPEN TO GOD – during the month of September ‘Open to God’ will be meeting every Wednesday morning here at ST ANDREW’S Methodist Church.  The Leader this coming Wednesday 11th September 2019 is the Revd Terry Keen.  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. TODAY 15th September 2019 – Heritage Week-End – Light Lunches will be available between 12.15 p.m. and 2.00 p.m.  cost £5. Tour of the Building from 12 noon – 3.00 p.m.
  2. Saturday 28th September – Lunch and Beetle Drive (Fun for all the family)  Lunch at 1.00 p.m. followed by Beetle Drive.  £5.00 Adults - £2.50 primary school children
  3. Saturday 12th October – Hoe Down including Pie and Pea Supper Tickets £5 and £2.50.
  4. Saturday 19th October - International Fashion Show commencing at 2.30 p.m.  with Tea and Cakes – Tickets £5 including refreshments.

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 on the Notice Board.

  1. Methodist Women in Britain – Celebration Service with Holy Communion – Preacher: The Revd Kerry Tankard Chair of the Yorkshire District.  This will take place at West Wakefield Methodist Church, Wakefield on Thursday 19th September 2019.  Finger Buffet 12.30 p.m.
  2. “The Old Testament in a Nutshell led by Chris Partington – Venue – Southgate Methodist Church, Elland on Saturday 21st September 10 am – 4.30 p.m. – Further details on the Notice Board.
  3. Harvest Festival Concert at Blackshaw Head Methodist Church presented by the ‘Halifax Young Singers’ on Saturday 21st September 2019 at 7.15 p.m.  For more information contact Ali at – 07818063465
  4. Illingworth Moor Methodist Church present ‘The Last Memory’ on Saturday 28th September 2019 at 7.00 p.m.  This is a poignant and powerful drama, written by Bradford playwright Allan Stockdill.  For further details see Notice on Notice Board.
  5. Mrs Janet Lawton whose is well known to people at St Andrew’s will be accredited as a Local Preacher on Sunday 20th October 2019 at Brighouse Central Methodist Church at 6.00 p.m.  This will be a Circuit Service so there will not be an Evening Service at St Andrew’s on this date.  Please put this date in your diary and support Janet if you are able.


OVERGATE HOSPICE CHOIR  - present St Paul – Felix Mendelssohn at the Halifax Minster on Saturdaye 19th October 2019 at 7.00 p.m.  Tickets cost £12.00. 



Monday 16th September  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 17th September  2019           10.00 a.m. – 12 noon        The Crafts & Coffee Club will meet

                                                                                                                         in the Coffee Bar.

Thursday 19th Sept 2019                       1.30 p.m.                             Messy Church Planning Meeting in

                                                                                                                        the Quiet Room.

        6.00 p.m. – 9.00 p.m.                    Rainbows/Brownies/Cubs/Beavers/Scouts

Friday 20th September 2019                7.30 p.m.                               Music Group Practice.

Sunday 22nd September  2019          10.00 a.m. – 10.20 a.m.       Prayer Meeting in the Quiet Room –

                                                                                                                        open to all.

                    10.30 a.m                                 Morning Worship led by the

                                                                          Revd Mark Cheetham

     6.00 p.m.                                 Evening Service with Holy

                                                        Communion led by the

                                                        Revd Graham Smith


Today we join with other members of the Calderdale Circuit as collectively we pray for the Church Family at Central Methodist Church, Todmorden and for the ministry of the Revd Kathie Heathcoat and Deacon Bob Stoner.


During your prayer-time this week please pray for:

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

The Revd Mark Cheetham and the Revd Graham Smith 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 forward another step along the way with our plans for the future of His Church in this place and for all who are involved in leading this process forward in the months ahead.  Pray that following the decision taken recently by the Church Council  on the choice of scheme for a new church the Lord will continue to lead us further forward with an idea of what will eventually  be our New Church building and that our hopes and dreams for this will  come to fruition within the next couple of years.  Please 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 Stones, Ripponden and St Paul’s, Sowerby Bridge next Sunday.  Morning.  Please also prayerfully support all members of the Calderdale Circuit Staff.

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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