Harvest        Thank you for all your help and support at the harvest.  The food was gratefully received by the food bank at Shoreline church in Southport, and flowers and gifts were given to local friends.

Hot pot        We are all invited to the hot pot supper at Mere Brow on Saturday 2nd November at 6.30 p.m..  Tickets are available from Mary and Irene, £10 for adults, £5 for under 12s,  drinks and desserts are included in the price.  All proceeds  go towards the manse trust fund.

Sundays      3rd November is Education Sunday.  There will be no service here at Hesketh Lane as we are going to worship with our school at Banks chapel.  Muffins will be served from 9.45 a.m. before the service starts at 10.30 a.m..      This is a short child-friendly service with children from the school singing and taking part.  If you would like a lift, see a steward.

10th November is Remembrance Day.  We welcome Mrs. Barbara Clark back to our pulpit, Pearl greets us in the porch and Emma and Andy are brewing up.  This, and all our services, start at 10.30 a.m., everyone welcome.           

Rev. Robinson is with us on 17th November when the service includes communion, Irene welcomes us and Pearl  brews up.         

On 24th November Mr. Tom Grant from the Message Trust visits us.  Tom heads up the Eden Project; “Eden sends urban missionaries to the places in greatest need of the transform-ing love of Jesus, to live sacrificially, share the gospel and build authentic community in their neighbourhoods.”  Tom will share what God is doing in his own area of Netherton as well as in other projects.  There is a book on the table which gives stories and pictures of changed lives and communities from across the Eden network, including pictures of Tom and his family.  It is Mary’s turn to welcome us in the porch, and Karen’s to make drinks.

Ladies          The preparation meeting for 2020’s World Day of Prayer service is on Monday, 11th November at 7.30 p.m. at Hesketh Bank Methodist church.  Please see Nadine if you are able to go and support our friends.

HBCC           The outreach lunch at HBCC is on Wednesday 13th November, starting at 12.30 p.m..  There is musical entertainment then Janet Basu is the speaker, talking about her Bake Off experience. Please tell and take a friend.

“Happy Birthday” to Matilda and Jestyn who both celebrate a birthday during November.

Men             Care for the Family’s “In the Arena” event to equip men for the challenges of life comes to Fulwood Free Methodist church on Thursday, 14th November, 7.30-10 p.m..  Tickets are £7, or £5 for concessions and groups of 4 or more.  Details are on the noticeboard.

Member       If you are interested in becoming a member of the Methodist church a membership class will be held at Hesketh Bank chapel on Saturday 23rd November from 9.30 a.m. to 2 p.m. so bring a packed lunch.  Please give your name to Wilfred as soon as possible.     

Shoeboxes   We hope to support the shoebox appeal again.  Pick up an information leaflet in church or get ideas on what to pack and avoid on the website where you can also read messages of encouragement from previous recipients.  Please bring your box to church by the 17th.  A gift of money is very welcome if you do not want to fill a box.

Refresh        During half term we met at the Courtyard, but now we are “back to normal” in chapel each Wednesday between 9.30 and 11.30 a.m., everyone welcome.

Prayer          Listen to the notices for details of our November prayer meeting.  Continue to pray for the many health issues of our friends, the needs of our church, school, and country and the family of Mrs. Lister.  Also pray for the Methodist church and the future of our circuit: please attend the very important marriage consultation meeting at 7.30 p.m. on 29th October at Chorley Methodist Church, PR7 2EZ.  See Richard for more information.

Christmas    You are invited to the Christmas fair at our school in Banks. This is on Wednesday, 27th November, between 3.15 and 5.30 p.m..  There will be stalls, games, lovely food, music and a special visitor.

School         We have much to be thankful for, and we also have many needs, see Jennifer or Sue for prayer requests.  Please pray also for wisdom for the governors and Mr. Draper, there are several meetings this month.    

SASRA         “Commit this verse to memory and pass it on to others … be blessed”.     Read the story of this verse in Ready magazine, page 32.

          YESTERDAY He helped me.

          TODAY I’ll praise His name

          Because I know TOMORROW

          He’ll help me just the same.

Bible verse of the day

For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.

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