BISHOP STREET METHODIST CHURCH
SUNDAY 23rd SEPTEMBER 2018
Tea, coffee, squash will be available
Organist: Martin Briers
The flowers have been given by The Morgan family in memory of Joy. We also remember Mr W G Sharpe, the father of Mary Roberts.
WELCOME: We are delighted to welcome back Graham Morgan and members of his family for today’s service.
STUDENTS: Welcome to returning and newly arrived students. We shall be offering a Sunday Lunch for students after next week’s Harvest Festival service (Sept 30th). Please come along for this and bring friends and guests if you are able.
NEW ROTA FOR OCT-NOV: Please sign up on the ROTA SHEET : two welcomers and two people for refreshments each week to keep things running smoothly. Thank you.
Aigburth Gardens Day of Action: The MHA home at Aigburth, Manor Road, Oadby, is having a Day of Action on Saturday 29th September, 10.30-1.30am and 1.30-3.0pm, to tackle some of the Autumn jobs in the lovely grounds around the home. If you can help at either or both of these session, the regular volunteers would welcome your input. See the letter near the Rota Sheet for more information.
HARVEST GIFTS for September 30th Harvest Festival: We have had an appeal from the Zinthiya Trust, asking for Harvest Gift items to help with their food bank and Community Shop provisions, supporting those with emergency food needs and people struggling with long-term poverty. Our Harvest service is on 30th September and they particularly suggest:
Pasta, Rice, Tinned Vegetables, Tinned Meat, Tinned Tuna, Coffee, Pet Food, Toiletries, UHT Milk, Rice Pudding, Biscuits, Tinned Tomatoes, Tinned Soup, Tomato Puree.
HARVEST DECORATING: We shall be decorating for our Harvest Festival at the end of the week and would be delighted if anyone would like to help with this. If so please be in touch with Dee on 0116 241 8742.
CIRCUIT PRAYER BREAKFAST: Leicester Trinity Circuit invite you to a Bring-and-Share Prayer Breakfast on Saturday 22nd Sept 2018, at Mayflower Methodist Church, Ethel Road, Leicester LE5 5PE, between 8.30 and 9.30am. A time for informal prayer and reflection with a bring and share meal. All are welcome to this inaugural event.
THE POWER OF MUSIC: World Mental Health Day event by MARCUS at The Centre Project, 1 Granby Street, LE1 1EB. Informal drop-in with live bands, 11am-4.00pm on Tuesday 9th October 2018.
NEW MODERN SLAVERY ACTION GROUP invites you to an inaugural meeting on Saturday 20th October, 9.30 for 10am start – 1pm at Leicestershire Police Headquarters, Enderby, LE19 2BX. How we can join together and tackle modern slavery on our door step. Refreshments provided. Free registration via Eventbrite https://mshtpartnership.eventbrite.co.uk
CIRCUIT SONGS OF PRAISE: Over 100 worshippers came to the Songs of Praise in Rearsby Play Park on the 9th September. Thanks to all those who shared in the worship and made what one man said after, "If the churches could come together like this I would consider joining". We pray he might soon!
The offering of £229.83 covered the cost of Syston Band, printing and a donation to Rearsby Parish Church with the remainder £13.83 going to the Christian Aid Harvest Appeal.
METHODIST PRAYER HANDBOOK: Following the start of the ‘new Connexional year’, the 2018-19 Prayer Handbook – ‘A World Transformed’ is available near the Rota sheet in the Café area. A contribution of £3.50 per copy is welcome via the collection
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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