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Prayer for those receiving treatment:
Derek Clarke, Jeff Gooding, Heather Newman,
Chris Bocking, Sharon Heather’s Aunt Vicky,
Christine O’Neill & Sarah Angold -Stephens,
Margaret Hart
Prayers for World Methodism:
The Week—1st February 2015
Cuthbert Edwards, District President, South
Caribbean District (MCCA)
Steven Wild, Chair, Cornwall District
Prayers for the International church.
Prayer for those recovering:
John Hart, Fidalma (Sharon Heather’s Friend’s
Mum), Sophie Donoghue (Tom’s Grandmother), Bill Lattimore & Tom Hanna
We remember in prayer:
Becky King & William Godfrey
For LMC Preachers preparing for
services this week & next Sunday:
Martin Lawford (Winchester Road)
New friends ... we look forward to getting to know you better;
please introduce yourselves after the service and fill in a Welcome Card.
LMC friends ... do introduce yourselves to people you don’t know.
May the Peace of the Lord be with you all
We give thanks for 40 years of independence
for Grenada.
We pray for the work of the church with
young people and the Youth Encuentro
gathering of young people from all over the
Caribbean, that their creativity and energy
may be embraced by the whole church;
For the continued development of the
Methodist Schools in the south Caribbean
Andrew Dye, Mission Partner
Grenada, South Caribbean District, MCCA
For Churches Together in Loughton
St John’s Church, Church Road
Bible Reading Job 38: 1 - 7, 19 - 24
Then the LORD answered Job out of the storm. He said: "Who is this that darkens my counsel with
words without knowledge? Brace yourself like a man; I will question you, and you shall answer
me. "Where were you when I laid the earth's foundation? Tell me, if you understand. Who marked
off its dimensions? Surely you know! Who stretched a measuring line across it? On what were its
footings set, or who laid its cornerstone - while the morning stars sang together and all the
angels shouted for joy? Have you comprehended the vast expanses of the earth? Tell me, if you
know all this. "What is the way to the abode of light? And where does darkness reside? Can you take
them to their places? Do you know the paths to their dwellings? Surely you know, for you were
already born! You have lived so many years! "Have you entered the storehouses of the snow or seen
the storehouses of the hail, which I reserve for times of trouble, for days of war and battle? What is
the way to the place where the lightning is dispersed, or the place where the east winds are scattered
over the earth?
Loving God, you show us in Christ what it means to be fully human, to share people's lives, be
welcomed into their homes and enjoy their company. Forgive us when we are tempted to ignore the
needs of others or to deny our own. Help us to realise how it is only by recognising our common
humanity that we can begin to discern your divine image, and to share in your work of salvation for
all. Amen
Stephen Wigley, , Wales Synod Chair
8th February 2015
Early Service
Michael Hall
Selma Bedore de Alcantara
Holy Communion
Rev. Olufemi Cole-Njie
Organist: Michael Hall
All Age Worship
Rev. Oseias Da Silva
Organist: Michael Hall
Morning Service
Heather Hall
Organist: Michael Hall
Contemporary Worship
Tom Donoghue, Chloe Purchase
and guest Jonny Adams from
NEWway Project
Today at LMC
The theme for the 9am service is ‘Jesus teaches with authority in the synagogue’
Please join us for tea, coffee and a chat after these services.
Seek the LORD while he may be found; call on him while he is near
Isaiah 55 : 6
The Methodist Church, High Road, Loughton IG10 1RB
Church Office Tel: 020 8502 3071 email: [email protected]
Toddler Church
Prayer Service
Meditation Service
Girls Group
Shoebox Crafters
Butterfly Club
Preparation: Woman's Day of
Prayer service (Trinity)
LMC Singers Rehearsal
Prayer Before the Service
Please join us at 10am in the Tower Room on Sunday mornings to pray for our morning
service. We will meet for about 15 minutes. If the minister is not there—please help yourself to one of the prayer sheets (on the table) and pray through the topics.
Preparation for World Woman’s Day of Prayer Service
If you would like to be involved with the planning preparation of this service please attend a
planning meeting (at Trinity) on Friday 6th February at 1:30pm.
The actual event will take place at 1:30pm on Friday 6th March in Trinity Church, Mannock
Drive Loughton.
Mad Hatter’s Party
Saturday 14th February at1:30pm (part of Family Art Day)- You are invited to go “down the
rabbit hole” into an adventure in Wonderland. Join the Mad Hatter and the Queen of
Hearts in making (un) valentine’s cards, playing wacky games, and have a tea party you
won’t soon forget! LifeWorks – 260 High Road, IG10 1RB
Cost: £4 per person/£12 for family of 4
Contact: [email protected]
020 8502 3071
Friendship Lunch
Our next lunch will be a ‘Soup and a Roll’ on Thursday 19th February in the Studio, LifeWorks from 12 Noon—2pm. The cost per person is £3 including refreshments and cakes. If
you would like to attend please let Linda or Roger know.
Daffodil Day
Monday 2nd March at Methodist Central Hall—this year’s theme will be Flowers
Please be seated by 1:40pm ready to start community singing at 1:45pm
For more information please visit:
Agape and Lent Group
Lent is one of the greatest times to reflect what Jesus did for us before his crucifixion and
resurrection. Rev. Oseias Da Silva would like to invite you for a journey of Agape (meal
together), reflection and prayer. There will be 5 sessions inviting us to share in a course
called Drawing Closer to God. Please book yourself on this beautiful journey, there will
be a list in the Office.
Dates: Tuesday 24th Feb, Wednesdays 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th March at 7pm – 8.30pm, in
Church Worship and Welcome Areas.
It’s Marmalade Time
If you've tried the LMC special home-made variety during 2014 you know you will want to
place an order for more. Made only with fresh fruit (organic when possible) and Fairtrade
sugar. All proceeds to LMC at £1.80/pot. Order by 31 Jan to Alec Brown [email protected] or 07956 570512.
Street Pastors
We are in need of more Prayer Pastors and Street Pastors. If you would like more
information please either see the article in the next Grapevine or speak to Martin Howarth
or Chloe Purchase or e-mail them at [email protected]
or [email protected]
Church Review—Please Answer our Questionnaire
Last week we launched a review of our Church activities and we are seeking your views.
Every adult will have received a copy of a questionnaire with a covering letter. If not please
ask one of the stewards. Please respond on paper or on line by 22nd February, and let us
know what you think!
Westminster Theological Centre (WTC) Hub Director
An exciting opportunity has arisen to lead and grow one of Westminster Theological
Centre’s London Hubs, based at All Saints’ Woodford Wells, a large New Wine resource
church. With current responsibility for approximately 30 students the Hub Director will
facilitate and grow a learning and worshipping community providing an environment and
foundation for students to succeed in their studies.
The successful candidate will be based at and employed by All Saints’ Woodford Wells,
where the WTC Hub is based. This is a part-time, permanent post attracting an annual
salary of circa £10,000. Equating to 2 days per week flexibility is required for working
hours, with an essential requirement for working during academic term time and in
particular on Tuesday evenings between 4 and 10pm. Occasional Saturday and Sunday
availability is also required. Would perhaps suit someone returning to work after a career
break, or early retired. Ability to network, market the course well and attract new students
is essential.
To request more information please email [email protected] To apply
please email an up-to-date Curriculum Vitae together with a covering letter explaining why
you feel you are suitable for this post. Interviews will be held at All Saints’ Woodford Wells
on 13th March 2015.
The Week If you want to put an item in The Week—please get it to the church office NO LATER than Midday Thursday each week.