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WHAT’S ON AT HESKETH LANE – SUMMER 2017

SERVICES All our services start at 10.30 a.m. and everyone is welcome. Prepare to worship by reading the passages of Scripture in the plan and re-consider our minister’s letter at the front of the plan.

There is a change to the plan on 2nd July in that the Sunday School Anniversary has been moved to September. Rev. Robinson is still our preacher and we still share in communion. Local preachers take our services during the remainder of the month. We welcome Mr. Jo Ascroft back to our pulpit on the 9th, Mrs. Julia Robinson on the 16th, Miss Anne Johnson on the 23rd and Mr. Paul Blackham on the 30th.

No changes in August – Mrs. Birkbeck is our preacher on the 6th. There is no service here at Hesketh Lane on the 13th as we support the Holiday Club service at Hesketh Bank Christian Centre. Rev. Robinson is with us on the 20th when the service includes communion, and Mr. Frank Bamber is our preacher on the 27th.

Please continue to pray for our preachers and all those who make our worship possible. We are thankful for and grateful to Pearl and Dwight for enabling our worship, and also our regular musicians and leaders.

DORIS We are invited to hear Doris speak about her time in Sierra Leone as part of the District team. This is a circuit service on Sunday 16th July at 6.30 p.m. at Banks chapel. If you would like a lift please see a steward.

VISION DAY Over 40 of us from all the circuit churches met at Hesketh Bank on 24th June. Brec and John from Discipleship and Ministries Learning Network (details on the Methodist Church website) led our discussions and conversations. Our contributions were recorded and Brec will liaise with Wilfred who can then feed back to us. Thank you for your support, continue to pray for the fulfilment of God’s vision for our circuit, and do ask for more information.

HOLIDAY CLUB There is a notice on the board with details of this year’s Holiday Club from 7-11 August at HBCC. All those who attended last year have already been emailed but application forms need to be delivered to HBCC by 14th July. Places will be allocated on a first come first served basis and there is a limit of 100 a day. We are asked to pray that many children will hear and respond to the gospel. Attend the service on the 13th for a flavour of the week.

FIREFEST Previously known as the Southport Methodist Holiness Convention Firefest is a festival of events happening at Leyland Road Methodist Church from Friday 7th to Sunday 9th July. There is a family worship event and barbecue on the Saturday and family picnic on Sunday. Details of speakers, musicians and celebrations are on the noticeboard, see a steward for information about previous Firefest festivals.

BELATED birthday greetings to Gerald who celebrated a special birthday recently, and “Happy Birthday” to Ed who has a birthday during August.
REFRESH It is good to be back in chapel each Wednesday between 9.30 and 11.30 a.m.. Listen to the notices for details of summer gatherings, and tell everyone about our new improved facilities.

We were reminded recently that God gives generously – “a good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over” (Luke 6 v. 38). We are thrilled with the toilet and entrance to church, many thanks to Andrew and everyone who made it happen; pray that more people will use the building
and come to know Jesus as Saviour.

SASRA Please read the latest prayer bulletin, reading the requests is like hearing the Scripture Readers speak, and there are tributes to Ray. There is a SASRA presence at the Keswick Convention for the full three weeks (15th July – 4th August) with Mike and ASRs so please pray that God will bless this out-reach, and continue to pray for Donna and family.

PRAYER Speaking on prayer Pete Grieg said “The hinge of human history is the bended knee”. Our prayer meetings are on Tuesdays, 11th July and 8th August, at Carolyn and Mike’s, 7.45 – 9 p.m.. Also pray for healing for Pearl and our circuit treasurer Graham, for Dwight going to America for a term, and for our church and national leaders.

BOOKS One of our preachers recently brought books published by 10ofthose. The main distribution centre is in Leyland at Unit C, Tomlinson Road, PR25 2DY. There is a shop in the unit, open between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday to Friday, “with free hot drinks and wi fi and comfy seating there’s space for you to browse, pick out the right book and buy bible-centred resources you can trust”. 10ofthose is also running the book shop at Keswick.
Also there are the book shop and café on Wesley Street in Southport, and the shop on Fox Street, Preston for Christian cards, gifts, music, books and magazines.

SCHOOLS Everyone is very busy preparing for the end of the school year and getting ready for the next. Pray for the families starting school, and those children transferring and who have recently transferred, and a refreshing summer for staff and students. At Banks we have a leavers service in church at 9 a.m. on Friday, 21st July followed by coffee morning, everyone welcome. Mrs. Adams is in post until 31st August then Mr. Draper takes over, please pray for a smooth transition, and that both will know God’s presence and guidance.

ROTAS Please look at the rotas on the board for your name, exchange where necessary, and also see where you can “stand in the gap”. Could you be on a rota regularly, or pair up with someone? And please could welcomers get advice from a steward about all the new doors.

    July

Welcome / Coffee
2nd Mary Sue
9th Della Della/May
16th vacancy Nadine
23rd Pearl Emma/Andy
30th Irene Pearl

    August

6th Mary Karen
13th No service here
20th Della Janet
27th vacancy Sue

“God is good all the time and totally in control” – quoted by a “James” preacher.

Bible verse of the day

For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, and all are justified freely by his grace through the redemption that came by Christ Jesus.

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