Services   Have you got your copy  of the new (yellow) plan?  We start the month, and the new Methodist year, with sacrament; Rev. Robinson takes this service on the 1st.  Mrs. Sarah McKerney is with us again on the 8th followed by Mr. Pete Goulding on the 15th.  Emma leads our worship on the 22nd then on the 29th we welcome Mrs. Emily Darby to our pulpit for the first time.  We are thankful for our willing preachers, musicians and singers.  Pray for them as they prepare to lead us, and for ourselves as we read and think about the passages in the plan that we are willing to be led.

Challenge     In the last newsletter we were challenged from Romans 12 verses 1 and 2 to “fix our attention on God” during summer.  We also had the encouragement of Colossians, and then the challenge from our minister when he spoke from Hebrews 11 about the people of faith.  Did you (do you) accept the challenge?  Each day we can choose to” fix our attention on God”.  See a steward, or our minister, for practical advice and encouragement. 

Thank you    for the welcome you give in the porch and also in church;

for your thoughtfulness in providing the refreshments for our brews, and the flowers to bless others;

for the batteries, stamps, specs, and food for the food bank;

for your willingness to read, take up the offering, man the desk, and “pick up” on the many little things which make a difference and enable worship to happen.


Food            Exactly the right number of ladies enjoyed a lovely lunch at the Rufford Arms; many thanks to Pearl for organising us and  to you for supporting.  Also many thanks to everyone who enjoyed and provided and helped at the recent breakfast.

Refresh         We have enjoyed meeting over summer at the Courtyard in Tarleton, and look forward to being back in chapel between 9.30 and 11.30 a.m. each Wednesday, starting on the 4th.  There is no Refresh on Wednesday, 25th September as we are having a Macmillan coffee afternoon including afternoon tea, from 1.30 to 4 p.m..  We hope that lots of people who wouldn’t normally come into our building will support Macmillan, so help (and prayer) is needed.    Are you able to make a cake or a drink?  Is your gifting washing up?  Please see Pearl or Sue or Nadine.  Most important – tell others about this afternoon, and then make everyone feel welcome.  Remember WWJD!       

Circuit          On Tuesday, 3rd September the local preachers meet here at Hesketh Lane at 7.30 p.m.. 

                    On Thursday, 12th September the circuit meeting takes place at Banks at 7.45 p.m..  Pray for the agenda, our minister and representatives then ask a steward for feedback.

Dates           This year we celebrate our harvest on Sunday 6th October.  Our church council is planned for Wednesday, 9th October.

KFC              Please pray for our young people as they face new challenges this school year at nursery, school and college, and for Andy and Emma, that all of them will know Isaiah 58 verse 11 to be true.

School          Our school year starts on Wednesday, 4th September, although preparations began last term and continued during the holiday.  Please pray for our head, all the staff and children and that the new staff and families will find a welcome and friendship.  Also pray for Wilfred and local preachers as they minister in the school.

SASRA          Have you seen ASR Davie Murray on the front cover of the prayer bulletin?  You will notice that there is a badge on his uniform shoulder and one on his chest proclaiming “Scripture Reader”.  Everywhere he goes, people can see what he is.

                    Would it make a difference to our daily walk if we displayed our badge –  “Christian”?  Pray for Davie and his wife as they retire from Edinburgh Garrison, and for Lee at Catterick – “I can’t remember the Infantry Training Centre being so full!  Every week sees hundreds of new Recruits .. praise God for this ripe harvest field.  Pray for receptive hearts.”

BSF              “You are invited to join in fellowship with others who come together to study the Bible, learn from one another and be challenged and encouraged to live for something larger than themselves.”  Men meet at Bethesda chapel in Southport, starting on Tuesday, 3rd September 7-8 p.m. – see Richard for more information.  Ladies, preschool children and babies start on Tuesday the 10th, 10-11.30 a.m. at the Salvation Army – see Sue for a lift and details.

Prayer          Our monthly prayer meeting is in chapel on Tuesday, 10th September, everyone welcome.  Remember our absent friends, and those receiving treatment, and those recovering, and our minister and leaders.

Date                       Welcome                 Coffee

1st Sept.                  Mary                       Sue

8th Sept.                  Sue                         Della and May                             

15th Sept.               Della                       Nadine         

22nd Sept.              Jenny                      Emma and Andy                

29th Sept.               Pearl                       Pearl


Bible verse of the day

For every house is built by someone, but God is the builder of everything.

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