News Sheet

 

SUNDAY 23rd FEBRUARY 2020

10.30 A.M. - MORNING WORSHIP LED BY MRS SUSAN M WATSON

 

STEWARD’S WELCOME:

CALL TO WORSHIP:

HYMN:            H&P 252          All hail the power of Jesu’s name!…

PRAYERS OF WORSHIP & CONFESSION:

THE LORD’S PRAYER:

WITH THE YOUNG PEOPLE:

HYMN:            SoF 299          Jesus put this song into our hearts…

THE OFFERING AND DEDICATION:

THE CHILDREN 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…

READING:                            2 Peter ch 1 verses 16 - 21     (N.T.page 300)

HYMN:            H&P 535          Master speak! Thy servant heareth…

PRAYERS OF INTERCESSION:

READING:                            Matthew ch 17 verses 1 – 9      (N.T. page 25)

HYMN:            H&P 158           Stay, Master, stay upon this heavenly hill…

SERMON:                            

HYMN:            H&P 457           Christ whose glory fills the skies…

CLOSING PRAYER:

6.00 P.M. - HOLY COMMUNION ON THE LAST SUNDAY OF EPIPHANY

LED BY THE REVD GRAHAM SMITH

OPENING WORDS:

HYMN:            H&P 457(i)        Christ, whose glory fills the skies…

INTRODUCTION:

PRAYER:

READING:                  2 Corinthians ch 3 vs 12 – ch 4 vs 2         (N.T. p 224)

HYMN:            H&P 158          Stay, Master, stay upon this heavenly hill…

GOSPEL READING:        Matthew chapter 17 vs 1 – 9                 (N.T. p 25)

THE SERMON:                       ‘Glimpses of Reality’

HYMN:            H&P 76           Can we by searching find out God…

A PRAYER FOR FORGIVENESS:

PRAYERS FOR OTHERS FOLLOWED BY THE LORD’S PRAYER:

THE OFFERING BROUGHT FORWARD:

THE PEACE:

HYMN:            H&P 610           I come with joy to meet my Lord…

THE THANKSGIVING PRAYER:

THE BREAD IS BROKEN AND THE BREAD AND WINE ARE SHARED:

A FINAL PRAYER:

HYMN:            H&P 463           To God be the glory, great things he has done!

THE BLESSING:

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 Morning Service which is being led by Mrs Susan Watson.  It is always a pleasure to have Susan with us and we look forward to what she will be sharing with us this morning.  Coffee/tea and biscuits will be served in the Coffee Lounge after Service and we invite everyone to join us as we continue in fellowship together. Tonight at 6.00 p.m. we welcome the Revd Graham Smith to lead our Evening Communion Service  and we give Graham a warm welcome and look forward to hearing what he will have to say to us, do hope that you may be able to join with us in this Service of Holy Communion.

 

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.”

The majesty of God cannot be measured by human instruments,

Cannot be constrained within human boundaries,

Cannot be contained within human vessels,

Cannot be explained by human thought,

Cannot be dismissed by argument or reason.

The majesty of God is beyond human comprehension,

Yet can be known, and touched, Understood and received,

In the simple act of worship – Amen.

(Prayer taken from Faith & Worship a book of prayers by John Birch)

 

 

ST ANDREW’S BUILDING PROJECT NEWSLETTER – FEBRUARY 2020 – will friends please note that under the heading ‘WHAT CAN I DO TO HELP’ in the Newsletter Gregg’s mobile number should read 07917 146320 – please will you make the necessary change – thank you.

 

ST ANDREW’S GIFT DAY – please book Saturday May 16th 2020 in your diaries as this is the day chosen to hold our ‘Gift Day’ for our Building Project.  Further details later.

 

ANNUAL CHURCH MEETING – will friends please note that the 2020 Annual Church Meeting will take place after worship on Sunday 10th May 2020 – please book this date in your diaries.

 

WORLD DAY OF PRAYER 2020 – ‘PRAYING WITH ZIMBABWE’ – The World Day of Prayer 2020 will be held at the Halifax Minster at 2.00 p.m. on FRIDAY 6TH MARCH 2020 – All are invited – this is a Service for Everyone – Rise! Take your Mat and Walk.

MISS SANJOCKTA, SANT-MASIH – it is with a great deal of sadness that we must tell you that sadly ‘Masih’ as she was known to most of us, sadly died, peacefully in her sleep early on Wednesday morning at Trinity Fold where she had been living for a short while.  She was a good friend to all at St Andrew’s and she had many friends  and family members in and around Halifax and much further afield.  She will be sadly missed for her beautiful smile and great generosity to all who knew her.  Further details will be notified at a later date.  Please do remember Masih, her family, friends and former midwifery colleagues at this very sad time for all who knew her.

 

ST ANDREW’S UPCOMING FUND RAISING EVENTS – please make a note in your diaries of the following social gatherings/fund raising events that are happening within the next few weeks –

  1. Friday 6th March - Precinct Stall, Margaret Barnes is looking for people to help on the rota. If you have any Bric a brac items, please bring them along to Church, they are always needed for the corridor stall and for the Precinct Stall.
  2. Saturday 7th March - 6.30 p.m. Hoe Down – Tickets cost £5.00 for Adults and £2.50 for children - supper included.
  3. Saturday 21st March -  1.00 p.m. Beetle Drive and lunch – Tickets cost £5.00 for Adults and £2.50 for Primary School Children.

PLEASE ALSO MAKE A NOTE OF THESE NEWLY ARRANGED EVENTS:

  1. Saturday 16th May 2020 – Gift Day
  2. Sunday 7th June, 2020 – Sunday Lunch following Worship.
  3. Saturday 8th August 2020 – Strawberry Tea at the home of Vivienne & Enid.
  4. Sunday 4th October 2020 – Harvest Lunch following Morning Worship.

 

HALIFAX FOOD AND SUPPORT DROP IN CENTRE – Christine writes ‘Thank you for your contributions and prayers. We are so grateful to God for this provision which enables us to help those in our community who need the services we offer. at the moment we are NOT taking any bedding or clothing. Please do not send any to us.  Items Needed - We ask that you concentrate on food and toiletry items only, thank you. We are short of Tinned meals, Tinned Vegetables, Tinned meats and fish, Coffee, Rice Pudding, Curry or pasta sauces, Washing Powder or Capsules, Washing up liquid, Shampoo, Shower Gel, Toilet rolls and Toothpaste…’ THANK YOU

 

YOU ARE INVITED BY BRIGHOUSE CENTRAL METHODIST CHURCH to go along to listen to their Augmented Choir as they present ‘STAINER’S CRUCIXION’ on Sunday 29th March 2020 at 4.00 p.m. with Tenor : Peter Cain – Baritone : David Hall – Conductor : Alan Littlewood – Organist : Ian Abbot – See Poster for further details.

DELIVERIES OF OUR GIFTS TO THE ST AUGUSTINE’S CENTRE – it would be a great help if we could have a rota of people who would be willing to deliver our donations/gifts to the St Augustine’s Centre during this coming year.  Please will you sign the list which is on the door next to the ‘Gift Box’ if you can help in this way…thank you!  Please keep on bringing your gifts they are very warmly received and just to tell you that including the Christmas Day offering we have so far been able to give £205.00 to St Augustine’s towards the cost of travelling expenses for those who need to travel-in daily from areas around Calderdale to get the much needed help they require from the St Augustines Centre.

 

COPIES OF OUR WINTER QUIZ ON MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS – are still available. The Quiz costs £1.00 and all the proceeds are for the Church Development Fund.  This is your chance to brush up your knowledge on musical instruments - so buy your copy today please. The closing date for entries is 29th February 2020.  Sue (Wright) has some copies if you haven’t already bought one – Thank you.

 

OPEN TO GOD – during the month of FEBRUARY the ‘Open to God’ meetings are being held at ILLINGWORTH MOOR METHODIST CHURCH.  The next meeting is this coming Wednesday – 26th February 2020 when the leader will be Mrs Paula Prosser.  All meetings begin at 10.00 a.m. and last for approximately half an hour followed by tea, coffee and biscuits.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      

 

THE MONDAY EVENING FELLOWSHIP GROUP - the next meeting of the Monday evening fellowship group will take place TOMORROW - 24th February 2020 at 7.30pm at the home of Susan and John. They hope to complete their study of Colossians.

 

THE SEEKER’S BIBLE STUDY AND FELLOWSHIP GROUP – will next meet on Monday 2nd March 2020 at the home of TRICIA ATKINSON starting at 7.30 p.m.  They will be continuing their study of the book ‘Older and Wiser’.  More details about the Seeker’s group from Margaret Caulfield (01422 363686).

 

THE GREEN PARK FELLOWSHIP GROUP will meet again on Thursday March 26th 2020 (please note date change) and then again on Thursday 23rd of April the group are continuing the study of Acts, looking at the spread of the gospel in Asia Minor and into Europe – all meetings begin at 7.30 pm. at the home of Sue & Mike.

 

 

 

 

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

Monday 24th  February        9.00 a.m. – 11.15 a.m.  The Toddler Group will meet.              

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

                                                            will meet in the MOORE HALL.

Tuesday 25th February       10.00 a.m. – 12 noon      The Crafts & Coffee Club will

                                                            meet in the Coffee Bar.

Wednesday 26th February    1.30 p.m.                  The Ladies Club will meet when

                                                            their speaker will be

                                                            Councillor John Hardy.

Thursday 27th February 6.00 p.m. – 9.00 p.m.  Rainbows/Brownies/Cubs/Beavers/Scouts

Friday 28th February          7.30 p.m.                 Music Group Rehearsal.

Sunday 1st March             9.00 a.m.                 Early Morning Communion Service

                                                            led by the Revd Terry Keen

                       10.00 a.m. – 10.20 a.m.           Prayer Meeting open to all.

    10.30 a.m                    All Age Worship Service led by

                                   Mr David Brackenridge.

 

Today we join with other members of the Calderdale Circuit as collectively we pray for the Church Family at St Paul’s Church, Sowerby Bridge and for the ministry of the Revd Kathie Heathcoat.

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 Terry Keen and Mr David Brackenridge as they prepare to lead our Services next Sunday at 9.00 a.m. and 10.30 a.m.respectively.

Please thank God for the tremendous amount of hard work done by the Church Development Group in getting our building scheme approved, also remembering to ask that God will continue to lead us as a Church Family as we move further forward with our fund raising which is now urgently needed. Thank God for all the support we are receiving from the Circuit, District and Connexion and also our professional advisors.

Our Circuit Ministers and Local Preachers as they prepare to lead worship in the various Churches in and around the Circuit next Sunday.  We think particularly of the Revd Terry Keen and Miss Alison Dobson as they prepare to lead worship at St Andrew’s (9.00 a.m.) and Highgate (10.30 a.m.) and Salem Methodist Churches next Sunday morning.

Please pray for members of the St Andrew’s Church Family who need our prayers at this time, only the Lord may know the reason, 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 those who are mourning the loss of a beloved friend or family member.  May the peace and love of God surround and support all our friends in need at this time. 

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