News Sheet

 

 

 

SUNDAY 17TH MARCH 2019

 10.30 A.M. – MORNING WORSHIP

LED BY THE REV TERRY KEEN

 

STEWARD’S WELCOME:

LENT LITURGY (See Screen)
 

HYMN:                   StF 108                   In the beginning God played with the planets…

TALK TO THE CHILDREN:

PRESENTATION OF CERTIFICATE TO DR JOHN HARGREAVES:

HYMN:                   StF 76                    Give me joy in my heart…

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

PRAYER OF CONFESSION:

GOSPEL READING:              Luke chapter 13 verses 31 – 35 – Jesus’ Sorrow for Jerusalem

HYMN:                   StF 504                   May the mind of Christ my saviour…

SERMON:

HYMN:                   StF 681                   Community of Christ…

PRAYERS OF INTERCESSION:

THE LORD’S PRAYER:

THE OFFERING AND DEDICATION:

HYMN                    StF 545                   Be thou my vision, O Lord of my heart…

BENEDICTION:

Organist  :  Mr David Whiteley

 

6.00 P.M. PRAISE SERVICE

LED BY MRS JANET HOLROYD AND MEMBERS OF THE PRAISE TEAM

PREACHER : MR CHRIS PARTINGTON

 

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Welcome

Worship Songs 1: 589, 495, 1084

Opening Prayers and Lord's Prayer

Readings: -

•              Psalm 27

•              Philippians 3:17 – 4:1

 

Worship Songs 2: 1646, 503

Sermon “Standing firm – the Christian life!”

Worship Song 3: 513

Prayers of Intercession

Worship Songs 4:  1774, 963

Blessing

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THE GREEN PARK FELLOWSHIP GROUP will be meeting again on Thursday’s March 28th, April 25th and May 23rd  2019 – all meetings start at 7.30 pm. at the home of Sue & Mike.  The Group will be continuing their study on the Book of Acts.

 

THE SEEKER’S BIBLE STUDY AND FELLOWSHIP GROUP – will meet again on Monday 1st April 2019 at the home of Vivienne and Enid starting at 7.30 p.m.  More details about the group from Margaret Caulfield (01422 363686).

 

THE MONDAY EVENING FELLOWSHIP GROUP will meet again on  8th April and 20th May. They will be studying Colossians. All meetings start at 7.30pm at the home of Sue and John.

 

CART – will friends please note that during March you are invited to bring things from the ‘anytime’ list but particularly NAPPIES, PLASTERS and SANITARY GOODS will be very welcome by the families involved in the CART project.  A very big thank you to all our supporters!

 

OPEN TO GOD - Open to God will be meeting at HIGHGATE METHODIST CHURCH during the month of MARCH on every Wednesday morning from 10.00 a.m. – 10.30 a.m. The leader this coming Wednesday (200th March) will be the Rev Graham Smith.

 

WE INVITE YOU TO JOIN US AT THE “STEPPING OUT” WORKSHOPS - this week on Wednesday 20th March 2019 – the third Workshop led by the Circuit Vision and Mission Team will take place with the title ‘HOW SHALL WE GET THERE?’ and even if you have been unable to get to the previous workshops and are free this coming Wednesday evening then please do come along.  At this present time the St Andrew’s Church Family is indeed ‘stepping out in faith’ as we make plans for the future of our Church in this place and we need to back these plans up by learning how we can better communicate and include the people in our local community.

 

HALIFAX FOOD AND SUPPORT DROP IN CENTRE – please take time to read the weekly bulletin from the Drop In Centre. This week’s News Letter says ‘Thank you for all your donations, they are very precious to us.  We are currently short of Meat Paste, Tinned Rice Pudding, Coffee, Tinned Vegetables, Tinned Meals, Tinned Meats, Instant Mash, Tinned Fish, Pasta Sauce, Curry Sauce, Tin openers, Washing powder, Washing Up Liquid, Shampoo and Deodorants.  Easter is approaching fast, but please No Easter Eggs. If you wish to give us chocolate, we try to give individually wrapped bars of chocolate or other treats each week and never have enough to give to go round.  So those would be very much appreciated instead.  We are primarily a Food Bank and do not have the capacity to deal with clothes. The Winter Shelter also has a good stock already. We only need Men’s Socks, Large Towels and Bedding at the moment, particularly quilt covers, pillow cases and sheets, thank you’. WILL FRIENDS PLEASE NOTE THAT THERE IS A ‘MONEY BOX’ AVAILABLE BY THE COLLECTION BASKET FOR ANY WHO WOULD LIKE TO MAKE A CASH DONATION TO THE DROP-IN CENTRE

 

NEWS FROM OVERGATE HOSPICE CHOIR – please see the News Letter on the Notice Board which tells you of the choir’s forthcoming events the next being THE HYMN SING at Brighouse Central Methodist Church on 23rd March 2019 at 4.00 p.m.  They ask that you take a note that this will begin at 4.00 p.m. – not the usual evening time.  See the Poster on the Notice Board.

                                

 

 

 

Lent Liturgy 2019

 

General instructions

Throughout these liturgies the congregation remain seated. During the singing of the first verse those who are leading this part of the worship move to the cross. While the Bible reading is being read the symbols are held up for all to see. At the end of the reading the symbols are placed on the cross. The organist leads the singing of the second verse unannounced. During the singing those who have taken part return to their seats.

 

On Easter Sunday the items will be removed in turn and the cross dressed with spring flowers. When the leader has mentioned an item/s it/they are removed by a member of the congregation and placed on the table in the corner.

 

Second Sunday - The Towel and Basin

All sing:      When I survey the wondrous cross,

On which the Prince of Glory Died,

My richest gain I count but loss,

And pour contempt on all my pride.

Isaac Watts (1674- 1748)

Reading:     John 13: 1-14

 

Reading:      Servant of all, to toil for man

Thou didst not, Lord, refuse;

Thy majesty did not disdain

To be employed for us.

 

Son of the carpenter, receive

This humble work of mine;

Worth to my meanest labour give,

By joining it to thine.

Charles Wesley (1707-1788)

 

All sing:       Were the whole realm of nature mine,

That were an offering far too small;

Love so amazing, so divine,

Demands my soul, my life, my all.

Isaac Watts (1674- 1748)

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 fellowship at our Service this morning which is being led by our minister the Rev Terry Keen.  It is good to have Terry with us again this morning.  Coffee/tea will be served in the Coffee Lounge after Worship and we invite everyone to join us as we continue in fellowship together.  This evening at 6.00 p.m. we invite you to share with us at our monthly Praise Service which is being led by Mrs Janet Holroyd and members of  the Praise Team.  We give a warm welcome to Mr Chris Partington who will be our preacher this evening..

 

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.”

Your love, which breathed this world into being, established a covenant people,

brought them out of captivity and into a promised land.

Hallelujah!

Your love, which from the moment of our birth has known and called us by name

from out of this world’s slavery into the kingdom of God.

Hallelujah!

Your love, poured into the heart of Jesus who endured the nails of our sin,

defeated death to rise again and causes our hearts to sing

Hallelujah!

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

 

 

TERRY & LINDA’S RUBY WEDDING CELEBRATION : Thank you so very much to everyone who helped to make Terry & Linda’s Ruby Wedding Celebrations last Sunday such a lovely, happy time for both of them.  Linda and Terry along with their family and friends were delighted with the celebration on Sunday and want all who were able to share it with them to know how pleased and thankful they were with the celebration.  Once again a huge, heartfelt ‘THANK YOU’ goes to everyone who helped to make Terry & Linda’s Ruby Wedding Celebration  so enjoyable.  THANK YOU EVERYBODY! 

 

HOE DOWN - There will be another St Andrew’s fund-raising Hoe Down NEXT SATURDAY - March 23rd at 6.30pm.  Tickets cost £5 for adults and £2.50 for children, with a pie and pea supper included.  Please come along and join in the fun, either as a dancer or a spectator. Get your tickets which are available from Lesley Wood, Margaret Barnes, Margaret Caulfield or Glenda Edmondson TODAY.

 

DATES FOR YOUR DIARY – please book the following dates now!

  1. 22nd March 2019      - Precinct Stall (NEXT Friday)
  2. 23rd March 2019      - Hoe Down – 6.30 p.m.  -  Tickets from Lesley and others (see earlier)
  3. 13th April 2019        - Italian Evening – 6.00 p.m. for 6.30 p.m.  – Tickets from MargaretFB
  4. 13th July 2019         - Melody Belles Singers with afternoon Tea
  5. 17th August 2019     - Vivienne & Enid invite you to their Strawberry Tea
  6. 15th September 2019 – Heritage Week-End – Light Lunches will be available

 

CHURCHES TOGETHER LENT MEETINGS - Churches Together Lent meetings have now begun but please note THERE WILL NOT BE A MEETING AT ST JUDES TONIGHT.  MONDAY night meeting at St Mark's, Siddall at 7.45pm, based on TV series 'Broken'.  With refreshments and discussion.

WHAT’S HAPPENING HERE AT ST ANDREW’S DURING THE COMING WEEK – 

Monday 18th March 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.

                                                          7.30 p.m.                      CDG Meeting in the Quiet Room.

Tuesday 19th March 2019               10.00 a.m. – 12 noon       The Crafts & Coffee Club will

                                                                                           meet in the Coffee Bar.

Wednesday 20th March 2019             7.30 p.m.                     “Stepping Out” Workshop –

                                                                                          ‘How shall we get there?’

Thursday 21st March 2019      6.00 p.m. – 9.00 p.m.   Rainbows/Brownies/Cubs/Beavers/Scouts

Friday 22nd March 2019                     7.30 p.m.                      Music Group Practice.

Saturday 23rd March 2019                 6.30 p.m.                      Hoe Down with pie and pea supper –

                                                                                          Get your tickets TODAY.

Sunday 24th March 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

                                                        Mr Jonathan Whitaker.

                      6.00 p.m                       Evening Worship with Holy Communion

                                                        led by the Rev Terry Keen

 

Today we join with other members of the Calderdale Circuit as collectively we pray for the Church Family at Stones Methodist Church, Ripponden and for the ministry of the Rev Francis Neil.

 

During your prayer-time this week please pray for:

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

Mr Jonathan Whitaker and the Rev Terry Keen and all who take part in our Services next Sunday.

Please do pray that God will continue to lead us as we move forward with 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 Stepping Out Course that we are currently holding will indeed show us how we might move forward and that the correct decisions were made at our recent Church Council to move forward with our plans and that 2019 will be the year when God will lead us into taking our decision to the next level and that our plans will finally come to fruition.

Our Circuit Ministers and Local Preachers as they prepare to lead worship in the various Churches around the Circuit week by week.  We think especially of the Rev Terry Keen, Mrs Sue Ng, Miss Alison Dobson and Mr Tim Asquith as they prepare to lead worship here at St Andrew’s and Highgate, Bethesda, Elland, Hebden Royd and Southgate, Elland Methodist Churches next Sunday.

All members of the St Andrew’s Church Family who need our prayers at this time for whatever reason, the Lord knows 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 today and during the coming weeks as they face whatever lies ahead.

 

IMPORTANT ring Dorothy (250509) re lettings or if you want to use a room.  Items for the News Sheet - please send to Enid by email to j.turner302@btinternet.com or by phone (362654). Our Church website address is www.standrewsmethodisthalifax.org.uk. The Circuit website is now office@calderdalemethodists.org.uk