BISHOP STREET METHODIST CHURCH
SUNDAY 15th September 2019,
Lectionary Reading for Sunday 15th September
Tea, coffee, squash will be available following the service.
Organist: Martin Briers
Flowers are arranged by Anne Doblander
SPONSOR A STRIDER! Tanvi Pate was on yesterday’s bike-and-stride event, to raise money for the Leicester Historic Churches Fund and our own church funds. It’s not too late to add to her total!
SOLAR PANELS PROJECT: We are raising funds to install solar panels on the church roof. With our church finances as they are, we need to focus on finding ‘new money’ for this. If you know anyone who might be prepared to donate, pick up a leaflet or direct them to https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/robin-stevenson-churchsolarpower
NEW ROTA for Sept to November: Please sign up on the ROTA SHEET as a welcomer or refreshments volunteer. Thank you.
METHODIST PRAYER HANDBOOK 2019/20
Copies of the prayer handbook are now available for everyone to take a copy and use in your prayers at home throughout the year. There is also a table of short bible readings set out for each day of the year. If you would like to make a donation for your copy, please do so via the normal Sunday collection plate.
You will find that two members of this congregation have contributed prayers to this year’s handbook, but you will have to read it to find out who!
CIRCUIT MEETING: Bishop Street is looking for someone to represent the church on the Leicester Trinity Circuit Meeting. There are three evening meetings per year, with three representatives from each of the 20 churches in the Circuit. You would join two other representatives from Bishop St. (Mary Gill and Tony Moore). Occasionally representatives may be asked to be on another committee, such as the Circuit Invitation Committee, when a minister's stationing matters are considered. Please contact Fran, Mary, or Alison Skinner (Church Council Secretary) if interested.
TWO MUSICAL DATES for your diary: ‘The Organist Entertains’: Sat 9th Nov, 2.30pm A concert of popular and light classical music by Nigel Ogden. Admission £10 (children under 12 free), payable on the door, including light refreshments at the interval. Nigel Ogden was for many years the presenter of BBC Radio 2’s ‘The Organist Entertains’. We look forward to this return visit to the recently restored and highly regarded Bishop Street pipe organ.
CALL WE CAN BAHAMAS AND ABACO APPEAL
As the BBC warns of ‘unimaginable’ human suffering and a ‘staggering’ death toll in the wake of Hurricane Dorian, All We Can and the Methodist Church in Britain have launched a joint appeal for those affected in The Bahamas.
Our long-term partner in the region is responding with food, clean water and medicines, thanks to an emergency cash grant. However, they have issued an appeal for more support as the full extent of the devastation is uncovered. The response is focusing on the Abaco and Great Bahamas islands which were hit the hardest by the hurricane.
You can contact one of All We Can's friendly Supporter Care team, at any time by calling 020 7467 5132 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you wish, you can choose to donate over the phone or post cheques to All We Can, Bahamas Hurricane Appeal, 25 Marylebone Road, London, NW1 5JR, UK. All We Can uses Stripe to securely and safely process payments.
If total donations exceed need, we will use them to respond to other emergencies.
ONE ROOF LEICESTER: were recently fortunate to have had a group of volunteers from Santander come to do some decorating and gardening in one of our houses. However, there is still some more to be done, so we would love to have 4 to 6 volunteers come down to help us finish the job on Tuesday the 23rd of September from 9:30 to 1 pm. Please bear in mind that this will involve some digging and lifting. Refreshments and a light lunch will be provided. If interested, please contact Santok directly at email@example.com :-)
Additionally, we are searching for some garden furniture - a small table and a few chairs - for the garden once the work is done. If anyone is getting has some going spare and would like to donate it, we would be extremely appreciative.
200 celebration:Wigston Magna Methodist Church – Cross Street celebrates 200 years: Chapter five - “Life as WMMC”, 1990-2019. Exhibition open days: History of Wigston Magna, Local history of Methodism. Refreshments of the time. *free admission*, *all welcome *. Come and discover more. Be part of Wigston Magna’s history, past, present and future. Saturday 21st September, 10am–4pm, Sunday 22nd September 12 noon – 4pm
PRAYER WEEKEND at Syston on 28th & 29th September. The church will be open from 10.00am to 6.00pm on Saturday and 12 noon to 4.00pm on Sunday, with prayer stations and a labyrinth.
PASTORAL WORKERS (VISITORS) gathering at Market Harborough Methodist Church on Weds 2nd October, 9.30 - 3.30. The areas to be covered include: What is pastoral care in the Church? and Sharing good practice and understanding boundaries. It will be led by Chair of District, Rev'd Helen Cameron, and Jane Cameron, from the Learning Network. To book a place email firstname.lastname@example.org, or phone 01604 630128.
AIGBURTH RESIDENTIAL CARE HOME, 21, Manor Road LE2 2LL Coffee morning on Saturday 28 September 2019, 10am until 12.30pm: Cake stall, plant & produce stall, book stall, raffle, The £1 Stall. Admission £3 to cover coffee/tea and biscuits (refills). Any contributions to any of these stalls will be most welcome. In aid of Aigburth Amenity Fund
BISHOP STREET ONLINE VIDEOS
A series of heritage videos is also available via Youtube. You can find them at the Bishop Street Church youtube channel (feel free to subscribe). Four short talks by Richard Gill on the origins of Leicester Methodism begin with ‘A sermon at Butt Close’, at https://youtu.be/x18ONeu0AoI (Follow the links to find subsequent videos.)
A Listening Ear: a volunteer listener is on hand on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, available through the Chapel Cafe. There are two 'slots' at 11am and 11.45-12.30. If you'd like to speak to a church member who's been trained in listening skills, please see the designated person sitting in the café.
LARGER PRINT copies of the Hymn-Book, Service Book and Bible are available from the welcomers.
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