23/6/19       “So here’s what I want you to do, God helping you:

Take your everyday, ordinary life –

your sleeping, eating, going-to-work, and walking-around life -and place it before God as an offering. 

Embracing what God does for you is the best thing you can do for him.

Don’t become so welladjusted to your culture that you fit into it without even thinking.  Instead, fix your attention on God.  You’ll be changed from the inside out … God brings the best out of you, develops well-formed maturity in you.”

Romans 12 v 1 and 2

Could this be our challenge, to “fix our attention on God” so that at the end of summer we can say we are more mature, we have heard God, we do know Him better (through prayer and reading the Bible) and perhaps those around us will notice the change from “inside out”.   

Plan             Services are as the plan, all starting at 10.30 a.m. and every-one is welcome. 

On 7th July we are pleased to have Mr. John Williams from the Message Trust.  John leads Enable, which “seeks to help people with seen or unseen disabilities connect with God, and under-stand that their lives are created intentionally, intricately and for a God-given purpose.  John has overcome life-limiting obstacles and is now able to inspire and encourage those facing the same difficulties.”  On 14th July Rev. Robinson takes our service, which includes communion.  Miss Anne Johnson is our preacher on the 21st then Rev. Ian Clarkson on the 28th.  

On 4th August Mrs. Julia Robinson is our preacher followed by Mr. Pete Goulding on the 11th.  Rev. Robinson returns to our pulpit on 18th August when we share in communion, and Mrs. Barbara Clark is our preacher on the 25th

Remember to pray for our preachers and all taking part in our worship, including ourselves.

Children       The holiday club for children aged 4-11 at HBCC runs from 5th to 11th August.  Booking is essential; download a registration form from or call in at HBCC.  There are also holiday clubs at Hesketh Bank Methodist from 12th to 16th August, and at Banks Methodist from 27th to 30th August – registration details for these will be given in church.  Please pray for safety during these weeks, sufficient helpers, and for salvation.

KFC             We thank God for the wide age range in our church.  Pray for each member of KFC and that we will be good examples for them.  “Happy birthday” to Ed, who celebrates in August.

School         Sports day has been postponed until Tuesday, 9th July at 1.30 p.m. but we had lovely weather for the summer fair.  Visits are planned to Windmill Farm and Blackpool Circus, and to hike around Anglezarke.  Please pray for safety and a fun time on these outings and a refreshing summer holiday.  The leavers/achievement service is on the last day of term, 23rd July, at 9.10 a.m. in chapel, everyone welcome. 

Ladies          A lunch at the Rufford Arms is planned for Friday, 12th July.    The menu is on the table, please fill in your choice as soon as possible and give your money to Pearl by Sunday, 7th July.  Friends are very welcome to join us.

Men             The next information/registration meeting for the new satellite bible study in Southport is on 6th August, – see Sue for details.

Giving         The final total for the manse gift day is £600, many many thanks.  (If you missed this opportunity envelopes are still available, see Irene or Mary).

                   Many thanks too for giving towards the work of the Methodist Church in Britain – see the website for details.

                   We are always thankful for you, your presence and your prayers.

                   Thank you for your used stamps, and the glasses which have been gratefully received by Peter Booth (optician).  Thank you also for supporting the walk of witness, and our circuit youth, and for delivering the invitations for prayer.

Prayer          We meet to pray as church on Tuesday, 9th July at 7.30 p.m., in chapel, everyone welcome. 

                   Continue to pray for our nation (see “Your child Your choice” on the board), those of us with health problems, those on holiday, those of us unable to worship in church, our minister and his family, our church leaders, and our many practical issues. 

Refresh        On Wednesday 3rd July the Refresh-ers are supporting friends at HBCC.  We are back to “normal” in chapel from the 10th between 9.30 and 11.30 a.m., everyone welcome.  Listen to the notices for details of Refresh during the school holidays.

SASRA         Lee was interviewed on Premier Christian Radio’s Inspirational Breakfast Show – listen to the interview on its website. 

                   Pray for the new Scripture Readers – Tracy, Chika and Chase –  and for opportunities for the SRs and area reps to share the good news over summer at Keswick, New Wine, and the Edinburgh Tattoo as well as in the camps.  

July     Welcome     Coffee                 August    Welcome     Coffee

7th        Jenny        Janet                    4th            Sue            Emma/Andy

14th      Irene          Sue                      11th          Della          Pearl

21st      Mary           Della/May            18th          Jenny         Karen

28th      Karen         Nadine                 25th          Pearl          Janet 


Bible verse of the day

You, Lord, are forgiving and good, abounding in love to all who call to you.

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