News Sheet

SUNDAY 21ST JULY 2019

10.30 A.M. MORNING WORSHIP LED BY MRS KATHLEEN M MELLING

 

STEWARD’S WELCOME:

CALL TO WORSHIP:                                                                           

HYMN:                           StF 21                            Born in song!…

PRAYERS AND THE LORD’S PRAYER:

TALK WITH THE YOUNG PEOPLE:

HYMN:                           StF 611                         Brother, sister let me serve you…

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

OLD TESTAMENT READING:                        Amos chapter 8 verses 1 – 12                    (O.T. page 887)

HYMN:                           StF 161                         Speak, O Lord, as we come to you…

EPISTLE:                                                              Colossians chapter 1 verses 15 – 28         (N.T. page 252)

GOSPEL READING:                                         Luke chapter 10 verses 38 – 42                  (N.T. page  92)

HYMN:                           StF 18                            Be still and know that I am God…

SERMON:                                                             ‘Balanced’

HYMN:                           StF 530                         To be in your presence…

THE OFFERING TAKEN AND RECEIVED:

PRAYERS OF INTERCESSIION:                  

HYMN:                           StF 409                         Let us build a house where love can dwell…

THE BLESSING:

Organist Mr David Whiteley

 

6.00 P.M. PRAISE SERVICE AND STRAWBERRY TEA

LED BY MR TIM ASQUITH AND  MEMBERS OF THE PRAISE TEAM

PREACHER : THE REVD MARK CHEETHAM

SoF 1205

Welcome

Worship Songs 1: SoF 464, 727, 120

Opening Prayers and Lord's Prayer

Reading: -

•                   John 20:19-23                                                                              (N.T. page 145)

Worship Songs 2: SoF 304, 677

Sermon

Worship Songs 3: SoF 1208

Prayers of Intercession

Worship Songs 4:  SoF 477, 2231

Blessing

460

 

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 Service this morning which is being led by Mrs Kathleen M Melling, it is good to have Kathleen with us again today and we give her a very warm welcome and look forward to what she has to share with us this morning.  This evening at 6.00 p.m. we have our monthly Praise Service which is being led by Mr Tim Asquith and members of the Praise Team. The Preacher will be the Revd Mark Cheetham and we give a warm welcome to him.  As part of the Praise Service we will be sharing together around the table with our Annual Praise Service Strawberry Tea and we do hope that you can join us on this occasion.

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, This world is yours, planned in eternity, created in a moment of sheer exuberance,

permeated with love, well made.

This place is yours, in its simplicity, blue sky and countryside, pure creativity,

painted with care, well made.

This day is yours, pure generosity, given for moments of gentle reflection,

in the bustle of a day, well made.

This moment is yours in its entirety, a drop of time in an ocean of history,

gifted with joy, well made.

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

 

 

WELCOME BACK TO THE REVD TERRY AND MRS LINDA KEEN – IT IS WITH GREAT PLEASURE THAT WE SAY ‘welcome back’ to Terry and Linda (but please note not until Wednesday 24th July 2019).  We do hope that they have experienced a great time of blessing, relaxation and rejuvenation during Terry’s sabbatical.  We look forward to having both Terry and Linda back amongst us during the coming week and look forward to continuing in our ministry together in this church and area.

 

BISCUITS WITH OUR COFFEE!! – A BIG THANK YOU – to everyone who has provided biscuits for us to eat with our coffee on a Sunday morning after morning worship which is a time for us to chat together with our friends – sometimes we don’t have any biscuits (aw!) so if you really do enjoy a biscuit with your drink it would be good if more people could donate a packet now and then.  Sadly our coffee bar budget does not cover for these little extras! 

 

INVITATION - Currently, and in the future, our preaching plan at St Andrew’s will have two Own Arrangement services each quarter.  The Worship Group would like to invite groups and/or individuals from amongst our congregation to offer to coordinate and develop services to use at these times.  Own arrangements are a great blessing as we share fellowship both in preparing and delivering the service.  However, sometimes there can be as little as one months’ notice of the dates.  Should we be in a position where we have at least two or three services “ready to go“ and another two or three in development, these would be a strong witness of the bonds of fellowship and spiritual growth within our church.  Please think prayerfully about this and contact David Whiteley, chair of the Worship Group or speak with a Church steward.  Individuals can offer to help with prayers, hymn choices, drama, readings, reflections or testimony - we also have resources, including full service plans!  We do hope this opportunity will be taken up with enthusiasm! Worship Group

 

LAST WEEK’S FUNDRAISING EVENT - Last week's fundraising event, Afternoon Tea with the Melody Belles singing, was a sellout!  Everyone was very well fed and entertained and the Church Development Fund coffers swelled by £562.00.  Thanks to everyone who came along!  Thank you also to everyone who had any part in the organisation and feeding of us all – A very good afternoon out!

 

ST ANDREW’S SUMMER QUIZ – ‘FOOD FOR THOUGHT’ is still on sale with all proceeds going to the Church Development Fund.  The Quiz costs £1.00 and can be obtained from Tricia (A) and Sue (W).  ‘Happy Quizzing!

HOLIDAY AT HOME - The sun is shining (well some of the time) and HOLIDAY AT HOME is coming to St Andrew’s again on Tuesday and Wednesday 6th and 7th August 2019 which is now only three weeks away – how the time flies by!  We would love to see you again on either or both of these two days when we will have the usual activities and entertainments and we hope to see YOU there.  Please take a form from the Vestibule Table, complete it and return it to either Stella or Glenda by next Sunday at the latest please to book your place.  In the meantime book these dates in your Diary NOW.

 

ONE MORE STEP ALONG THE WAY WE GO! The Church Development Group met recently to discuss the architect's three options for the New St Andrew's!  Many thanks to everyone who took the trouble to have a look at the drawings that were displayed for a few weeks, both in the vestibule and in the Community Centre corridor. The comments you wrote were all considered by the CDG - and we were pleased to have 2 experienced people from the District and Connexion helping us to come to a decision.  Taking everything into account it was decided that Option C would meet our needs best - but with a few tweaks to make it even better. The architect will now be working up the scheme in more detail. There are still more steps to go along the way before we can start building works - particularly MONEY!  More information about that later but we just wanted to let you know as soon as possible which Option had been selected. Option C drawing is on display again in the corridor - and the more detailed scheme as soon as it is ready.

 

THE FAREWELL SERVICE FOR THE REVD DR ROGER WALTON – will take place this coming Tuesday 23rd July at 7.00 p.m. at Brighouse Central Methodist Church (Commercial Street, Brighouse HD6 1AQ) when the Yorkshire West District will celebrate the ministry of the Revd Dr Roger Walton as Chair of District. The Revd Dr Barbara Glasson, President of the Methodist Conference, will be the preacher.  All are welcome.  If you are unable to attend the Service you are welcome to send a greeting card from yourself or your church via the District Office. Please note the change of address below.  Wendy Bentley  District Administrator and PA & Melanie Walsh District Administrator and PA, Yorkshire West Methodist District Office, Touchstone, 4 Easby Road, Bradford  BD7 1QX  Registered Charity No. 1133134 –  Tel: 01274 392628 – Please note that our new office opening hours are Monday to Friday, 10 am to 2 pm.

Email: admin@ywmethodist.org.uk Website: www.yorkshirewestmethodist.org.uk

 

HALIFAX FOOD AND SUPPORT DROP IN CENTRE – Please see the list of needs which is on the wall by the Notice Board immediately outside Church in the corridor leading down to the Coffee Bar.  The items particularly needed this week are - Tinned meats and fish are still priorities.  Other shortages include; Tinned pies, Tinned meals, Tinned vegetables, Tinned rice pudding, Shower Gel, Shampoo, Washing powder, Washing up liquid, Sweet biscuits and cakes, Meat paste, Toilet rolls, Mugs, Socks and Tin-openers.  Thank you for your continued help for this worthwhile and necessary project in the Halifax area.

 

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

 

CALDERDALE WOMEN’S INTER-FAITH GROUP – the current News Letter is on the wall in the corridor leading down to the Coffee Lounge – please stop and have a read.

EMAIL ADDRESSES – Stella has had problems with her computer and has lost all her email address contacts – please can you help her by sending her your email address asap - this is particularly important to church friends who are on the Prayer Vine.  If you are not on the prayer vine and would like to be, then do send your contact address to Stella stating that you would like to go on the prayer vine, she will gladly add you to the list – thank you for your help in this matter.

 

THE FUNERAL SERVICE for Donald Evans will take place at Parkwood tomorrow at 12.45 p.m.  Please do remember Marilyn and the family in your prayers at this sad time for them all.

 

THE GREEN PARK FELLOWSHIP GROUP will be meeting again on September 5th and October 10th. NB there will be no meeting in August. We will be continuing to study Colossians which we started in July.– all meetings start at 7.30 pm. at the home of Sue & Mike.  

 

THE SEEKER’S BIBLE STUDY AND FELLOWSHIP GROUP – will next meet on Monday 9th September 2019 at the home of Vivienne and Enid starting at 7.30 p.m.  More details about the group from Margaret Caulfield (01422 363686).  NB No meeting in August.

 

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

 

ST ANDREW’S - DATES FOR YOUR DIARY – please book the following dates now!

  1. 17th August 2019     - Vivienne & Enid invite you to their Strawberry Tea – TICKETS NOW ON SALE.
  2. 15th September 2019 – Heritage Week-End – Light Lunches will be available

 

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 www.calderdalemethodists.org.uk please do take time to read them –

  1. Events to be held at Mount Zion during the coming months – Cream Teas every Tuesday from 2.00 p.m. – 4.00 p.m. from June to August 2019
  2. Brighouse Central Methodist Church “Rumble in the Jungle” Holiday Club for 5 – 11 year olds – 9.30 a.m. – 12 noon from August 12th – 16th 2019.
  3. 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.

 

MORE DISTRICT AND CIRCUIT NOTICE AND DATES FOR YOUR DIARY:

  • This coming Tuesday 23rd July Farewell Service for the Rev Dr Roger Walton 7.00 pm at Brighouse Central Methodist Church, Commercial Street, Brighouse, HD6 1AQ  All welcome to this Service.
  • The welcome Service for the Rev Kerry W Tankard the new Chair of the Yorkshire West District will take place on Thursday 22nd August 2019 at Christchurch, The Grove, Ilkley LS29 9SW commencing at 7.00 p.m.
  • “The Little Church…….With a Big Heart” A detailed 36 page history of Methodism through the years in Greetland and the local area. Available from Geoff Butler £5.00 per copy (£1.00 from each copy sold will be donated to ‘All We Can’.

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

 

WILL FRIENDS PLEASE NOTE THAT DURING THE LONG SUMMER SCHOOL HOLIDAYS THE LITTLE MONKEY’S PLAY GROUP, THE MONDAY MORNING CHURCH TODLER GROUP AND THE YOUTH ORGANISATIONS WILL NOT BE MEETING.

 

Monday 22nd July 2019                    11.00 a.m. - 1.15 p.m.               The Monday Morning Kitchen will

                                                                                                                        Meet in the Moore Hall.

Tuesday 23rd July 2019                 10.00 a.m. – 12 noon               The Crafts & Coffee Club will meet

                                                                                                                         in the Coffee Bar.

Friday 26th July 2019                        7.30 p.m.                                      Music Group Practice. (Please check                                                                                                            with David that this is happening).

Sunday 28th July 2019                  10.00 a.m. – 10.20 a.m.             Prayer Meeting in the Quiet Room –

                                                                                                                        open to all.

  1. a.m                                      Morning Worship led by

Mrs Wendy Tolson.

6.00 p.m.                                    Evening Service with Holy Communion led by the Revd Terry Keen.

Today we join with other members of the Calderdale Circuit as collectively we pray for the Church Family at Mount Tabor Methodist Church and for the ministry of the Revd Colin Sherwood.

During your prayer-time this week please pray for:

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

Mrs Wendy Tolson and the Revd Terry Keen 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 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 on the choice of scheme for a new church the Lord will continue to lead us further forward with a clearer view of what will 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 Stella Christie as they prepare to lead worship at Highgate (a.m.) and St Andrew’s (p.m.) and Northowram next Sunday.

All members of the St Andrew’s Church Family who need our prayers at this time for whatever reason, only the 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.  We continue to pray for all friends who are recuperating from various illnesses.  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.  Pray also for all friends going away on holiday at this time that they may have a wonderful relaxing time – with good weather.

 

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