Gospel Reading: Luke 15:1-10 - St Peter`s Methodist Church

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ST PETER’S
METHODIST CHURCH
St Peter’s Street, Canterbury, Kent, CT1 2BE
www.canterburymethodistchurch.co.uk
Charity No. 1128069
St Peter’s is a full member of Churches Together in Canterbury
St Peter’s and other churches in the Canterbury & Coastal Circuit are Fair Trade Churches.
Notice Sheet for Sunday 15 September 2013
Gospel Reading: Luke 15:1-10
We are delighted to welcome everyone to St Peter’s, especially students and people
visiting Canterbury. If this is your first visit please introduce yourself to one of
the Stewards or the Minister and sign the Visitors’ Book on the table in the Church
Vestibule. If you are new to the Church or have recently moved into the area, and
would like more details about what we offer, please speak to one of the Door or
Church Stewards.
Everyone is welcome to enjoy fellowship over tea, coffee or squash after the
morning service. Visitors and newcomers are especially welcome to stay.
10.00 am
Annual Covenant Service at Old Wives Lees Chapel led
Revd Hugh Nigel Sheehan
10.30 am
Morning Worship & Junior Church
The Service will be led by Revd John Bown
6.30 pm
Evening Service
The Service will include Holy Communion and be led by
Revd Geoff Boxer
Copies of the latest edition of the Circuit Newsround are available on the table in the
Vestibule. They include report and photos of Helen Letley’s ordination. Please help
yourself.
Speak to the Stewards for details of the Crèche or if you need a large print copy of
the Bible. There is a Hearing Aid Loop System in the Church. Users should switch to
the “T” position. The loop is most effective if users sit in the seats at each side of
the church rather than the middle.
Minister – The Revd Geoff Boxer, Tel: 01227 463180
Circuit Office: 01227 459449 E-mail: [email protected]
Notices for 16 - 21 September 2013
Wednesday 18 10.00 am Service of Holy Communion in the Church led by Revd
John Bown
10.30-12 noon Wednesday Morning Coffee will be served in the
Hall Foyer.
Thursday 19
6.30 pm Youth Group
Friday 20
9.00 – 10.30 am Friday Coffee Drop-in for Parents & Carers
Saturday 21
7.30 pm First of the new season’s Music at St Peter’s concerts:
Lawson Piano Trio. Music by Schubert, Mendelssohn, Bridge and
Shostakovich. Tickets, £12, available at the door.
Sunday 22 September 2013
10.30 am
Service at Old Wives Lees Village Hall
10.30 am
Morning Worship & Junior Church
The Service will be led by Revd Dr Paul Glass
6.30 pm
United Evening Service at our Church
The Service be led by Revd Geoff Boxer
For our Prayers
Word for the Week:
To be a Christian without prayer is no more possible
than to be alive without breathing.
Martin Luther
Prayer for the Week:
God spoke And there was light.
God spoke And there was life.
Living word,
Speak into our lives,
That our words and works
Might be life and light in the world. Amen
Ruth Gee
President of the Methodist Conference 2013/14
We pray for all who are unwell or may be unable to get to church, especially May Gurr,
Muriel Kempthorne, Margaret Withers, Hazel Burgess, Olive Cutting, Pam Lees,
Pam Lee Evans, George Pope, Adrian Maxwell, Renee Matthews, John and
Marlene Wilson – John has now had his operation and is doing well, Eunice
Holliday, Christopher Teusa.
We also pray for
Laura as she begins her MA course in London
Andy, taking her place as Youth & Student Worker.
Lindsey and Geoff Court, following the endorsement at last week’s
Circuit Meeting of their candidature to become Ordained Methodist Ministers,
And as they go on to the next stage of being tested by the District Committee.
Congratulations to Bernard & Sheila Powell who celebratd their Golden Wedding
Anniversary on 14 September.
Please sign up for the Church Harvest Barn Dance on the 12 October. The list is in
the Foyer.
Emergency appeal for Syria through Christian Aid. Please give as generously as
you can to support Christian Aid’s partner REACH in its humanitarian relief. (More
details on notice board in the Foyer.) Gift Aid envelopes available today and next
Sunday. Thank you.
Looking Ahead
September
Sunday 29
6.30 pm Songs of Praise in Canterbury Cathedral arranged by
Canterbury Deanery.
October
Saturday 5
7.30pm in the church. Concert by the Galliard Trio. Tickets £10
(Students £5) from Joy or Glen Sharman (01227 634571). All
Saturday 26 10.30 – 3.00 pm Quiet Day on the subject The Light. Further
details to follow.
Our Harvest Festival Weekend will be Saturday and Sunday 12 and 13
October. On Saturday we shall be holding a Barn Dance from 6.30 pm.
There will be a live band – lots of fun for everyone! Please sign up on the
list in the Foyer.
The Sunday evening service will be in the form of a Songs of Praise and you
will be asked for your favourite harvest hymns nearer the time. Further details
of both events later.
Situations Vacant
The Methodist Church is currently advertising for Learning & Development
Officers to work collaboratively with others across Britain in the areas of Church and
Community Development, Discipleship Development and Ministry Development. Further
details can be found on the Methodist Church website at www.methodist.org.uk/jobs.
Closing date for applications – Monday 23 September 2013.
Items fror next week’s Notice Sheet should be with me by 10 pm on
Wednesday Jenny Devenish, [email protected]
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