Sunday 19th May 2013
Rev Philip Jackson
"Leaving the Room"
"Get Ready for the Ride"
Easter Offering Service with Communion
Di Wallace &
Rev David Milner
Tuesday 21st May
Dr Jim Smith
PRAYER POINTERS FOR THE COMING WEEK
Methodist Women in Britain and The Easter Offering Envelopes
This Sunday Evening’s service will be the Dedication of the Easter Offering Envelopes, and will be led by Di Wallace who is President of the Cumbria District MWiB.
“The theme for the Easter Offering Dedication Service for 2013 is Beyond the Harbour Wall. What does it feel like to set out on a journey into the unknown? Are we willing to venture out believing that God draws us further on and that Jesus Christ travels with us, enabling us to face an uncertain future with courage? The Easter Offering Service for 2013 will help us reflect on these themes as we travel in the company of other pilgrims, discovering, with them, that in venturing out we become guests of the world.”
Here is a prayer taken from the Order of Service that you might use during the coming week:
Loving God, you call us, like Abraham and Sarah, to travel with you from the known and the familiar toward an unknown country; a place that you will show us; a future we cannot yet see. But we prefer not to hear. We refuse to embark. Loving Father, forgive us. Grant us the courage to venture out beyond the harbour wall.
Loving Jesus, you call us to trust ourselves, one another and you; to respond creatively to challenges as they arise; to live generously within our communities and work for justice in the world. But we are distracted by difficulties. We are ruled by our fears. Loving Jesus, travel with us. Teach us your way of faith.
Loving Spirit, you call us. Like the wind you rise amongst us with mysterious power: whispering encouragement, shouting with joy; You offer us insight and stir us to change. But we do not like what we see. We want to know where you are going. Loving Spirit, enlarge our vision. Inspire us to trust and praise.
FROM THE CHURCH OFFICE
Would you like to earn money this summer whilst supporting the Church’s work with young people?
If you are over 18yrs old on the 20th July and are available through to 4th September, this could be for you!
Thanks to a generous donation we are able to employ a Youth Café support worker – enabling the café to run all throughout the school summer holidays.
17.5hrs/wk - £7.60/hr
Contact the office for more details and an application pack.
Articles for the Circuit Magazine are now
due for submission to the Circuit Office.
Those received after TODAY will not be included.
Soup & Sweet Lunch
There will be a ‘Soup & Sweet’ lunch after the 10.45am service on Sunday 26th May. If you are able to volunteer to make soup or a pudding for the lunch, please contact Helen Ward or Olive Jenkins.
Please continue to donate food items in the box in reception, which is distributed by the Salvation Army to people in need in our community.
Lost Property – Final few days
Please check the table by the hall as all lost property
will be donated to charity this Friday
We dedicate our Easter Offering at the Circuit Service tonight at 6.30pm.
The Easter offering is organised by Methodist Women in Britain (Women’s Network). The money goes to the World Mission Fund of the Methodist Church. It supports mission partners (such as the Holland family) and also partner churches in particular projects. It also funds the training of students from partner churches who are training in this country and in other countries.
Thank you very much indeed for your very generous giving to the Easter Offering. The total from this church came to £881.54.
The service will be led by Di Wallace, Cumbria District MWiB president. Thank you all for your very generous and prayerful giving. Please do come to this special circuit service.
New Housegroup - UBUNTU
Monthly, in different venues, usually Monday’s but according to availability of members. We aim to look at modern understandings of the Bible, firmly grounded in the Christian faith.
The next meeting is Monday 20th May, 7.30pm at Hill House, Fell Lane.
For more information contact
Audrey Cannon (Tel: 866537) or
Andrew Thorneley (Tel: 863022).
Wanted: Secret Agents
Your Mission, should you choose to accept it:
22nd – 26th July
Holiday Club @ PMC,
Roles: whatever your skills there will be a job for you! We need table helpers (working with 5-11 year olds), registration, craft, kitchen, drama, music & technical teams, prayer support and
Contact: Sarah Hulme for further details - Tel: 867351.
Advance notice: Whole team meetings & training - 8th July and 18th July, 7pm-8.30pm @PMC - please put these dates in your diary, thank you.
Ivory and Gold
Following the very successful concert by Jeff and Anne Barnhart, USA, we would like to thank ALL who helped and supported the event.
We are pleased to announce that £800 (including a £100 anonymous donation) was raised for PMC. We have already received many requests to organise another concert/Jazz service ...... so watch this space for further details in due course, although they are very busy people performing all over the world and are booked for several months and indeed years ahead. Jeff and Anne also wish to express their thanks for the warm reception, the luxurious accommodation and the fantastic piano.
Lloyd and Sue Graham.
Many thanks to all those who helped and supported the Plant Sale.
£411.84 was raised which will be divided between Church funds and Leukaemia Research.
If anyone has Bibles that are no longer used and would like to donate them to others, please see Olive Jenkins.
The Monday walks will continue until 27th May.
Summer 2013 –
Evening Walks for church, circuit and friends.
This year’s Summer evening walks have now begun and will be held every Tuesday evening during May, June, July & August. Each evening we will leave by shared cars from the church at 6.30pm and travel for up to 20 minutes to the starting point. Each walk will be of up to 4 miles in length, after which there will be refreshments at one of our members’ houses or at the church.
A donation of £2.00 is requested on each walk (children free) as a contribution to charity. The charity chosen this year is ‘Twam’ - Tools with a Mission. The important work of this charity featured at the recent Church Missions event held at PMC in April.
If you’d like to lead a walk (3-4 miles) or host the refreshments (even if you can’t walk) please have a word with Thelma or Graham Allan (Tel: 890390). We have a few opportunities left.
The evening walks are open to anyone who’d like a pleasant, sociable evening walk, often in glorious sunshine and always in good company.
Monday 20th May
9.30am Monday Walk – Meet @ PMC
1.30pm Tiddlers – Bridge
7.30pm UBUNTU Housegroup – Hill House, Fell Lane
8pm Worship Group – Church
Tuesday 21st May
10am Service – Church
1.30pm Prayer Refresh – Church
1.30pm Craft Club – Bridge
6.30pm Tuesday Walk – Meet @ PMC
6.45pm Kids Alive – Sandgate Room
7.30pm Youth Club – Hall
7.30pm Youth Cells – Bridge
7.30pm Omega Housegroup – Wath Bridge House, Langwathby
Wednesday 22nd May
7.30am Wednesday Morning Prayer Meeting – 18 Brent Road
11am Dance Group Meeting - Church
12.30pm Churches Together Prayer Meeting – Christ Church
7.30pm Choral Group – Sandgate Room
7.45pm After Alpha - Bridge
8pm Hulme Housegroup – 1 Lowther Terrace
8pm Graham Street Housegroup – 26 Maple Drive
Thursday 23rd May
10.30am St Kilda HG – Flat 9, Abbotsford House, Wordsworth Street
1.30pm Tea & Toddlers - Hall
7.30pm Logos Housegroup – 18 Brent Road
8pm Fleming Housegroup
Friday 24th May
10.30am Tiddlywinks - Bridge
12noon Lunch Club – Hall
4pm Café – Bridge
7.30pm Youth Club – Hall
Saturday 25th May
11am – 4.30pm Saturday Café – Bridge
Sunday 26th May
9am No Service
10.45am All Age Worship – Rev Philip Jackson
6.30pm Open Mic. – Rev Philip Jackson