BISHOP STREET METHODIST CHURCH
SUNDAY 22nd April 2018
6.00pm Circuit Service
Readings for Sunday 22nd April
Tea, coffee, squash will be available following the service.
Organist: Martin Briers
CIRCUIT SERVICE: This evening, 22nd April, there will be a 6.00pm Circuit Service here at Bishop Street, led by the circuit Methodist Women in Britain team, during which thanks will be given for the Easter Offering. We will need welcomers at the service, and helpers to provide refreshments afterwards. Please sign the rota if you can help
Please sign up on the April and May ROTA SHEET : two welcomers and two people for refreshments each week to keep things running.
FAITH EXPLORATION SATURDAYS! An opportunity to do some faith exploration (for free!) alongside local worship-leaders and preachers in training. Intrigued? It would be great if you could join us. All you need is a pen and paper, an open mind and a willingness to think and talk! Please let us know: firstname.lastname@example.org Session 1:Salvation in ContemporaryCulture - 28th April How do the ways that ‘salvation’ and ‘redemption’ get talked about in the media and popular culture influence how Christians think (if they do at all)? Where do Christians get their ideas about salvation from? At Oadby Methodist Church: 10am – 1pm (Refreshments provided), to be led by members of the Leicester Methodist training team: Richard Gill, Clive Marsh, Howard Smith and Miriam Stevenson.
ST PHILIP’S CENTRE: The next in our Focus On… series will be exploring Buddhism, with an opportunity to visit a Buddhist temple. We will then return to the St Philip’s Centre for lunch, with a discussion around meditation in both the Buddhist and Christian traditions.
The session will be held on Thursday 17th May, 10am – 2pm. If you would be interested in attending please do confirm via email or by calling the St Philip’s Centre on 0116 273 3459. If you could please let me know by the end of April, I would be very grateful. Dr Laura Johnson, Churches’ Training Officer (Part-time), St Philip’s Centre.
MISSION POTENTIAL: On Mon. 23rd April, at 7.30 pm Rev. Jill Marsh will be leading an event at Trinity Methodist Church, Narborough Road, (in Leicester West Circuit), where we look at who uses the buildings we have and then think and plan for how we can begin to engage with those people in thinking about, and developing, a faith of their own.
Rev. Novette Headley has said that they would be happy for some from Leicester Trinity to come along too... if anybody is free at this stage. It's a session that could be led by other people, once they have seen it done, so maybe if a few people are free to come then they could offer to do it in other places? It would work best if there are 3 - 4 people from each church coming.
The Methodist Church East Central Learning Network Region:
• Prostitution and the sex trade
• Deciding where monetary giving should go
• Spending the NHS budget
• The arms trade
Saturday 12 May at Loughborough University. To book your place visit: http://bgp2018.eventbrite.co.uk
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.
Leicester Trinity Circuit:
Finding our Churches
Birstall Methodist Church: Wanlip Lane, Birstall, LE4 4JS
Bishop Street Methodist Church: 10a Bishop St, Leicester, LE1 6AF
Blaby Methodist Church: Winchester Rd, Blaby, LE8 4HL
Christchurch Clarendon Park: 105A Clarendon Park Rd, LE2 3AH
Claremont Street Methodist Church: Claremont Street, Belgrave, LE4 7QH
Cosby Methodist Church: Park Road. Cosby. LE9 1RN
Countesthorpe Methodist Church: 46 Wigston St, Countesthorpe, LE8 5RQ
Edgehill Road Methodists @ All Saints Church: Kerrysdale Avenue, LE4 7GH
Great Glen Methodist Church: 1 Oaks Rd, Great Glen, LE8 9EF
Harrison Road Methodist Church: Harrison Rd, Belgrave, LE4 6QN
Houghton Methodist Church: 37 Main St, Houghton on the Hill, LE7 9GE
Mayflower Methodist Church: 118 Evington Dr, LE5 5PE
Oadby (Trinity) Methodist Church: 60 Harborough Rd, Oadby, LE2 4LA
Rothley Methodist Church: Howe Lane, LE7 7LB
South Wigston Methodist Church: Blaby Rd, South Wigston LE18 4PB
Syston Methodist Church: High Street, Syston, LE7 1GP
The Church of the Nativity: 65 Cavendish Rd, LE2 7PL
Uppingham Road Methodist Church: 178 Uppingham Rd, LE5 0QG
Wesley Hall Methodist Church: 91 Mere Rd, LE5 5GQ
Wigston Magna Methodist Church: Cross St, Wigston LE18 2HE
LARGER PRINT copies of the Hymn-Book, Service Book and Bible are available from the welcomers.
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