What’s Happening this Week
OLD TESTAMENT CHARACTERS
We live in a world that is desperate for heroes. Supermacho film and TV stars, professional athletes, rock stars and the “rich and famous” are held up to us as role models. Yet deep within the pages of the Old Testament, we meet real, flesh and blood people like us, with both weaknesses and strengths, who provide us with genuine models we can imitate. Over the next few weeks we are using some of the old
testament characters in a preaching theme.
Daniel who knew how to resist compromise, Esther, who said yes to God in spite of great risk; Elijah, who stood alone for God against all the odds, just to whet your appetite!
Sunday 17th February Elijah
Sunday 24th February Daniel
Sunday 3rd March Esther
Pastoral Care – if you or someone you know needs help or support, please contact the Church Office on firstname.lastname@example.org
Used Stamps please hand in your used postage stamps and we can pass them to Lepra, please give to Jim Cockett at St Mary’s or to the Church office thanks.
Remember !!! That the latest St John’s history books are on sale in St John’s Church and the Church office, small copy £5 and large copy £10.
Prayer Before Services We will be meeting to pray before our Sunday morning services, 9.45am in St Mary’s Church and 10.20am in St John’s Church, everyone welcome to join us in this prayer time.
Thank you to all those who attended the Beetle Drive, a good time was enjoyed by all and raised £167.50 on the night and thanks to the person who the next day made the total £200 for the Tower/Spire appeal, the next one is on Saturday 26th October, book the date in your diary now!!
Wednesday 20th February 7.30pm Midweek Focus with refreshments from 7pm, in the Centre, and the Bible study focuses on David, from 1 Samuel 24. Everyone welcome. Midweek Focus will then take a break giving Midweek Focus regulars, and everyone else time to focus on the weekly Lent groups. More details about this next week. Midweek Focus will resume meeting 1st and 3rd Wednesdays after Easter.
Sunday 24th February 4.30pm-5.30pm Light Bite in St Mary’s Church, anyone welcome to come along for a time of fellowship and food together.
Sunday 3rd March 3pm-5pm Afternoon Tea in St Mary’s Church, anyone welcome to come and have a time of fellowship and informal prayers.
Help Needed!! We are looking for helpers at the schools’ Easter workshops which will be the mornings of 25th,26th,27th March and 1st, and 2nd April at St Mary’s. Sign up sheets will be out at the back of church over the next few Sundays or email Chris on email@example.com if you want to help. Without volunteers over those dates, these children won’t hear the real message of Easter so please see if you can help. Thank you and thanks to all those who have already volunteered. Chris Frith.
Mission Newsletters. Please check out for the latest mission newsletters at the back of St John’s and St Mary’s. Our mission partners rely on our prayers and support. Latest news from the Thompson in Albania, Streetlight in Manila, and Meninadanca in Brazil. Also copies of Children of Honduras news available. See Dave Roper or Lynda Woodward for further details.