Plan                    Have you picked up your copy of the new March-May (green) plan?  Please note there are some amendments.  Also on the table are your Bible reading notes, your copy of “40 days to peace” daily devotional, and the Good News paper.

1st March             The first Sunday in Lent.  Rev. Robinson is our preacher and the service includes communion.  Karen welcomes us in the porch and also brews up.

2nd March            The manse committee meets at 7.30 p.m. at the manse.  Please pray for this meeting and our representatives Irene and Mary, they will be happy to talk with you about practical issues.

3rd March             Our “Talking Jesus” circuit Lent course starts at Hesketh Bank chapel on Tuesday, 3rd March, at 7.30 p.m..  Everyone is welcome, if you would like a lift please see Sue.  If you can’t make the first night, come on the 10th

4th March             and every Wednesday, Refresh meets in chapel from 9.30 a.m to lunchtime for good company and refreshment.  Everyone welcome.


Lunch                  The ladies are lunching at the Rufford Arms on Friday, 6th March.  “Thank you” to Pearl for organising us, please see her if you have any queries.  We are expected at 12 for 12.15; are you able to give a lift or would you like one?  See the list on the board to arrange.

6th March             The World Day of Prayer, for men and women, young and old.  “We join with people in over 120 countries and islands around the world – a great wave of prayer encircling the globe”.  Please support our friends at Hesketh Bank Methodist who are hosting the service, several of our ladies are taking part too.  This is a good opportunity to invite a friend, the service starts at 7.30 p.m. and is followed by refreshments.        

Zimbabwe            The Christian women of Zimbabwe who have planned the WDP service encourage us to reflect on the difficulties and unrest that have plagued their country over many years, they share their challenges, and hopes for the future.  For more details of the  support and prayers for Christians in Zimbabwe (and other countries) see the Barnabas information on the table.

8th March             There is a change to the plan.  Mr. Lawrence Baxter and Emma have exchanged dates so Lawrence is with us today enabling Emma to speak at the school service at Banks.  Della welcomes us and Sue brews up.

                           As you pray for all our services and those involved, remember Suzanne and Emma as they plan the school service, for the staff and families who attend, and our friends at Banks as they host this outreach.  (The service is 10.30-11.15 a.m. with refresh-ments).

Thank you           for your stamps, crisp packets and batteries, which have all been gratefully received.

Gift Aid                If you already gift aid please let Janet know of any changes.  Also speak to her for more information, or to join the scheme.

11th March           The last lunch of the season at HBCC.  Everyone is welcome to enjoy a (free) meal, musical entertainment and after-dinner speaker so please take and tell friends.  Harry Kessler is today’s speaker – “My escape to freedom”.

12th March           The circuit meeting is here at Hesketh Lane, starting at 7.30 p.m..  Please pray for the business and our representatives.

SASRA                 Please pray that Lee’s last months at Catterick will bear much fruit.  Pray also for Tracy and Chika as they work in their new placements.  Your bulletin with up-to-date news and prayer requests is on the table.  Thank you for your support.

15th March           We welcome Mr. Paul Blackham back to our pulpit.  Jenny is in the porch and Janet brewing up.

18th March           You are invited to a fundraising Beetle Drive at our school.  It starts at 5.30 until 7 p.m., and everyone is welcome.  More details will be announced, or see Jennifer.  If you would like a lift see Sue.

22nd March          Mothering Sunday.  We have invitations to be delivered to the homes around church, samples are on the board.  If you are able to help deliver these, or would like some for personal use, please see Sue, and pray that there will be a good response.  Also pray for Emma as she prepares the service, Pearl who will welcome everyone and Della and May making the drinks. 

29th March           Mrs. J. Ascroft is our preacher, Irene welcomes us and Nadine brews up.


Psalm 93             The Lord reigns, he is robed in majesty;

the Lord is robed in majesty and armed with strength;

indeed, the world is established, firm and secure. 

Your throne was established long ago;

you are from all eternity.    …

the Lord on high is mighty.  


Bible verse of the day

For where you have envy and selfish ambition, there you find disorder and every evil practice.

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