BISHOP STREET METHODIST CHURCH
Sunday 15th October 2017 10.45am
Sunday 22nd October 2017 10.45am
Tea, coffee, squash will be available following the service.
Organist: 15th - Bob Rees, 22nd - Martin Briers
Flowers for Sunday 15th October are given and arranged
Flowers for Sunday 22nd are given by Mrs J Cameron in memory of her parents, Mr & Mrs Harold Heard, and arranged by Sheila.
Lectionary Readings for
Isaiah 25:1-9 (OT-p.594) Isaiah 45:1-7 (OT-p.614)
ROTA for Sunday Welcomers and Refreshments: November ROTA is looking in great need. We need two welcomers and two people for refreshments each week to keep things running well. Please check your diaries and sign up where possible.
PEOPLE: News from Graham Morgan: Last Saturday Elspeth wrote, “A quick update on Dad. His recovery is going really well. He's still at the General Hospital but has now been moved to the neuro rehab unit, ward 2, room 2. Their phone number is 0116 2584085. He is now able to talk again and is starting to be able to have drinks and yoghurt etc. The physios and speach and language therapists are working with him and his progress has been really good.”
CHURCH ANNIVERSARY ANNUAL GIFTS: On 29th October our Anniversary will also be our Annual Gift Day. This is an opportunity to make a donation to our church life, over and above our week-by-week offerings, as our circumstances permit. Envelopes are available, and cheques are payable to Bishop Street Methodist Church. If you normally use the weekly envelopes, simply write the same number on the space on the Gift Day envelope, and this will enable us to add extra value to your gift as we can reclaim any giftaid as well.
CALLED TO LISTEN? Bishop Street Methodist Church plans to offer people the opportunity to be listened to in the Chapel Café or in the Little Vestry, to be accessed by anyone using the Chapel Cafe or who's dropped in to the church. The proposal is for two listening slots of up to 45" each, Monday to Friday. Would you like to offer 1½ hours' listening per week, or per fortnight? Or perhaps you'd like a listening ear yourself?
The listening service will involve people from around the circuit, and will be overseen by Audrey Baker, a psychotherapist in the psycho-dynamic school, and a local preacher from Syston.
An introductory session will take place at Bishop Street on Saturday 28 October 10.30-12.00 in the Brandon Room or Vestry. It isn't necessary to be a member of the Methodist Church to come along to this session, but being in sympathy with the Christian faith is necessary.
If you'd like to take things further, we plan to hold four training sessions in listening skills of 2 hours each in November and for the listening service to start in December. Further details from Rev Fran Rhys or from Audrey Baker Audrey.Baker01@btinternet.com
South Wigston Methodist Church will be celebrating 50 years of Christian Unity with an exhibition to be launched on Sunday October 15th, 2017. 3.00 launch, 3.30-4.30 tea, 5.00pm Circuit Service led by Rev Fran Rhys, Preacher Rev. Arthur Rowe. The exhibition will then be open for the week following, 10.30am to 3.30pm, finishing at 2.00pm on Saturday Oct 21st
Students, staff and choirs from the University of Leicester, together with representatives from partner denominations and other organisations will be joining with the chaplains, local congregations and friends both past and present for this historic service. Preacher: Bob Fyffe, General Secretary of the Churches Together in Britain and Ireland.
We hope you can join us too
Map of the new Trinity Methodist Circuit from September 2017
For the year from September 2017 the Ministers’ pastoral responsibilities for the new Trinity Circuit Churches will be;
LARGER PRINT copies of the Hymn-Book, Service Book and Bible are available from the welcomers.
EMAIL NOTICES: To receive the Church notices by email each week, please add your name and email to the list in the Cafe area, or you could email your request to firstname.lastname@example.org
If you used to get them, and wonder where they have gone, they may be going in to your spam box. Try setting up a rule in your spam-checker to say all emails from our email address are to be considered safe.
If you currently get this by email and would like to cease, again email your request to the address above. Thanks.