WHAT’S ON AT HESKETH LANE MARCH 2019
1st March This year’s World Day of Prayer service is at HBCC starting at 7.30 p.m.. All are welcome, we will be part of a “great wave of prayer encircling the globe – starting as the sun rises over Samoa and ending some 38 hours later back in the Pacific as the sun sets over American Samoa .. praying and sharing with people in over 120 countries and islands around the world.” Invite a friend.
1-3 March Firefest takes place at Leyland Road Methodist church, Southport.
See the notice on the board for details of the weekend, and of the events on the 5th at Leyland Methodist, the 6th in Bury, and 9th and 10th March at Knutsford Methodist Church.
3rd March Mr. Frank Bamber is our preacher, Karen welcomes us and Sue is brewing up, Richard is steward. Please collect your copy of the Good
News paper from the table.
5/6 March Shrove Tuesday and Ash Wednesday
7th March We are hosting the circuit meeting at 7.30 p.m.. Please pray that this meeting will be a blessing and encouragement to our representatives and Rev. Slaney as he comes from Preston to be Chair.
10th March The first Sunday in Lent. Sue is in the porch welcoming us, Emma and Andy are brewing up and Janet is the steward. Our preacher is Mr. David Birkbeck.
11th March School governors’ meeting at Banks at 6 p.m.. Thank God for each volunteer. Pray for Mr. Draper and the staff representative – both will have a long day, as will the governors with jobs, and that God will provide all we need.
12th March 7.30 p.m. in chapel – our church prayer meeting, everyone welcome. “Pray about small things continually .. when you pray about the small things you live with gratitude.” Pete Grieg – Here I am
13th March The last lunch of the season at HBCC starts at 12.30 p.m., everyone welcome; it does help if you book in – 816727. Pray for every conversation, and thank God for all who make this outreach happen.
17th March Della welcomes us and Pearl brews up, Graham is our steward and Mrs. Pauline Johnson is our preacher. We are thankful for all our local preachers who are filling the plan this quarter, and for our faithful musicians.
22-23 March Celebrating 10 years of Hope for Justice, Hope Conference 2019 is at Audacious Church, Salford on Friday and Saturday. See the notice on the board and Nadine for more information, and for a handout printed in several languages which can be given to someone who might need the help of the Hope for Justice team.
24th March Jenny is in the porch, Karen making the drinks, Nadine is our steward and Mrs. Julia Robinson our preacher.
27th March Our circuit hosts the Methodist Women in Britain Lancashire District Day at Hesketh Bank. The doors open at 10 a.m. for coffee/tea and the speaker is Mrs. Sandra Goodwin, the Connexional MWiB President. The theme of the day is “Titfers, Tatties and Toilets” based on a trip to Bolivia. Ladies from all over our District will be travelling so please pray for safety, and a good welcome from our circuit. Bring a packed lunch if staying, and see the notice for details of the stalls.
31st March Mothering Sunday. Sylvia welcomes us, Janet brews up and Richard is the steward. Mr. Paul Blackham is our preacher.
“Happy Birthday” to Mae and Bill who both celebrate a birthday during March.
Refresh There will be no Refresh in chapel on the 27th so that the ladies can support the MwiB meeting at Hesketh Bank, otherwise we are open as usual between 9.30 and 11.30 a.m. each Wednesday for good company and refreshments.
Sabbatical Continue to pray for Doris at home and in her work, and Wilfred who will be in Kenya this month; safety, blessing and encouragement for both of them, and for Dwight at uni.
Food bank Shoreline was grateful to receive the gifts from Tarleton WI which Graham collected and delivered. Remember to pray for Julie and family, and to put your gifts in the food bank box.
SASRA has ministered in Germany for 74 years, now the Garrison there is closing in July. Please pray for the soldiers – some of whom are married to German nationals – and their families as they prepare to move back to the UK or to Cyprus, and for Gavin and Pauline and
their young sons as they move to Edinburgh Garrison to continue
SASRA’s work there.
Southport The Christian book shop in Southport is also closing, in April. Please pray for the details, and future employment for Cuan.
Isaiah 6 v 8 Several of us spent a day recently at the “Here I am” conference in Manchester. It was an inspirational day organised by the Message Trust to encourage and equip us to “share the transforming gospel of Christ in our own mission fields”. Ask for details – and come to the circuit Lent course “Here I am” starting on Tuesday, 5th March, details in the circuit newsletter. (Have you got your copy?)
Membership See the information in your plan about the membership classes which will start in June, and prayerfully consider joining.
Thank you “Jean’s family would like to thank all her friends at Hesketh Lane for their kind and generous donations to British Heart Foundation and Leukaemia UK”.