PRAYER CONCERNS 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 Welcome 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? Prayer: 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 SERVICES TODAY 8th February 2015 9:00am Early Service Michael Hall Organist: Selma Bedore de Alcantara 9:00am Holy Communion Rev. Olufemi Cole-Njie Organist: Michael Hall 10:30am All Age Worship Rev. Oseias Da Silva Organist: Michael Hall 10:30am Morning Service Heather Hall Organist: Michael Hall 6:00pm 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. BIBLE VERSE FOR FEBRUARY 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@example.com www.loughtonmethodist.org.uk WEEKDAY ACTIVITIES AT LMC Monday 2nd 1:30pm Tuesday 3rd 10:00am Toddler Church Wednesday 4th 9:00am 12:15pm Prayer Service Meditation Service Thursday 5th 10.30am 2.00pm Girls Group Shoebox Crafters Friday 6th 1:30pm 7:45pm 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: firstname.lastname@example.org Or 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: www.methodist-central-hall.org.uk . 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@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
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