your weekly notes KIRKBY LONSDALE METHODIST CHURCH SUNDAY, 10 June 2012. Hoping against hope, Abraham believed that he would become ‘the father of many nations,’ according to what was said, ‘So numerous shall your descendants be.’ He did not weaken in faith when he considered his own body, which was already as good as dead (for he was about a hundred years old), or when he considered the barrenness of Sarah’s womb. No distrust made him waver concerning the promise of God, but he grew strong in his faith as he gave glory to God, being fully convinced that God was able to do what he had promised. Therefore his faith ‘was reckoned to him as righteousness.’ Now the words, ‘it was reckoned to him’, were written not for his sake alone, but for ours also. It will be reckoned to us who believe in God who raised Jesus our Lord from the dead, who was handed over to death for our trespasses and was raised for our justification. from the Lectionary Reading, Rom 4:18-25 TODAY, 10 June NEXT SUNDAY 10.30 am, Morning Service: 10.30 am, Morning Service: led by Brian Gray led by Mike Pidd Nick Townley is the steward Lynne Coulthwaite is the steward 5pm, TFG: led by Rev Andrew Webb and Christine Wightman Nick Townley is the Steward CIRCUIT PRAYER TOPICS We pray for the life and work of Barbon Methodist Fellowship. Also for Rev Richard Teal, chairman of the Cumbria District and the support of his wife Sue. KLMC Please send items for next week's Notices to Breda King by no later than 6pm by on Wednesday Tel. KL 73472; e-mail [email protected] OUR CHURCH Loving God, make my life a sign of your engaging love: May my heart be penitent, my actions generous, my words sensitive. .....Help me to see people as you see them. .....Amen. (From the 'Lost for Words' end of Course Service.) THIS WEEK Today, ‘Praise on the Prom’ – With Arnside Churches Together and Carnforth Salvation Army Band. If wet, in the Methodist Church, Chapel Lane at 2.15 pm. Monday, Fellowship Group: - meeting in the schoolroom at 7.30 pm. All are welcome. Tuesday, Evangelism Meeting: 7.30 pm at 103 Fairgarth Drive KL Wednesday, Meet to Eat: from 12 – 2 pm. Last orders 1.15pm. Thursday, ‘See And Know’: 9.15 am in the Hall. All parents/carers and their preschool children are welcome, do invite anyone that you know who may be interested Thursday, Developing Quality Relationships - ‘Love One Another’: a two hour taster workshop looking at the imperative to develop quality relationships in our churches and communities in response to the command to love one another and grow the Kingdom of God. Do you want to understand the power & mission potential of loving relationships? It will provide opportunity to explore John 13: 34-35, its command, its way, its purpose and its application. From 7-15 – 9-30 pm in St Mary’s Church. Saturday, Open House and Garden: To mark 10 years of being in Kendal we invite you to an open house and garden on the afternoon of Sunday 17 June. There will be refreshments, space to chat and relax and of course glorious sunshine!!! This is not a fundraising event (i.e. no charge) it is a ‘fun’raising event and a chance for us to say thank you for all the support we have received over these last years. Hope to see you there. 1.30 – 4 pm – Sarah, Andrew, Samuel and Joseph Web. (42 Shap Road Kendal) DISTRICT NOTICES Several future events are listed on the Vestibule notice board. FUTURE EVENTS Party In The Park, Sunday, 1st July, 2 – 5 pm: do continue to pray for the outreach possibilities and for those who will come along to this ecumenical event. Also, Volunteers are still needed on the refreshment stall to bake and help set up, serve and clear up on the day. If you think you can help, please contact Hannelie Pearson on 72602. Many thanks. Pick up a PitP flyer from church on Sunday: we will be distributing these to all homes in the town and locality in early-mid June. Can you help with taking them out? Do speak to one of the PitP team if you can help. Global Day of Prayer – Saturday 29 September – the best £10 you will ever spend!!!! Please join us – and thousands of other Christians for the most exciting prayer and worship event of this century – no really it will be – the plan is to fill Wembley Stadium for a day of prayer and praise. There will be at least one bus going from Kirkby Lonsdale. Please see Simon or Pauline Kaye for more details – and check out the website.