Marshside Road Methodist Church

Notices for w/c Sunday the 1st of May

'The lord is near to all who call on him,
to all who call on him in truth.'.
Psalm 145 v 18(NRSV)

Tuesday 3rd May

Bible Study Fellowship

Speaker Mr Cliff Hill -
The Blessing of Family

10:30

Church Lounge - All Welcome

Craft Club

13:30

There is an invitation to come along. See Additional Notices.

Church Lounge

Monthly Tuesday Afternoon Fellowship

If you need a lift, please phone Margaret Boston - 211548

14:30

Church Lounge - Everyone Welcome

Tuesday Prayer Fellowship

19:00

23 Mountrose Drive

All welcome.

Yoga with Jools

18:30 - 20:30

Church Lounge - £5 per person - 07879 853094

Wednesday 4th May

Girls' and Boys' Brigade

Further information from Kay Owen 225126 or Heather Jackson 532977

18:30 - 21.30

Church Hall

Thursday 5th May

Coffee & 'Thought for the Day'

10:15

Church Lounge

All welcome.

Choir Practice for Ladies' Sunday, 1st of May

All who enjoy singing are welcome to come along

If anyone would like to join with the choir, please come along to choir practises each Thursday You will be very welcome

Contact Glenn Howard (Organist) 840485.

In Church

19:30

Sunday 8th May

Morning Worship

10:30

Mr Cliff Hill

Evening Service

18:30

Rev. Jan Fraser

Crossens Methodist

Additional Notices

Christian Aid Week runs this year from 15th - 21st May and will focus on Bangladesh. As usual our church will be taking part in the house to house collections.If anyone feels that they are able to help please speak to Avril Merone tel. 213038. Many thanks.

Recording of Songs of Praise at Liverpool Cathedral Choirs invited to go along to a rehearsal on Wednesday 4th May 6-30pm & the recording will be on Saturday 14th May 6-30pm. Further details and information about application for tickets available from the stewards in the vestry.

Wesley Celebrations – Wigan Circuit You are invited to an Evening of Song entitled 'Inextinguishable Blaze' featuring hymns by Charles Wesley at Trinity Methodist Church, Pemberton, Wigan on Friday 13th May at 7-30pm. Refreshments. For full details, see notice on notice board outside lounge. Also, on Saturday 14th May 9-30am – 4-00pm ‘A Day with John Wesley’. Particularly for Local Preachers, Worship Leaders but also anyone else interested. Again, see full details on notice board outside lounge.

Firefest (Formerly Southport Holiness Convention/Summer Fire) is being held at Knutsford Methodist Church 21st & 22nd May. Special guest preacher Rev. Keith Garner. Please refer to the notice on the notice board for more information. There are no FireFest events in Southport this year.

Roundelay Choir are giving a concert in aid of Alder Hey Hospital 'Sing into Spring' on Monday, 23rd May at 7.30pm. Refreshments provided. Please come along and enjoy an evening of singing, and support a good cause with donations.

A Preliminary Notice During week commencing Monday 30th May the rear car park is to be re-surfaced. Because of this, Bible Study Fellowship that week will be held in church and there will be no Thought For The Day. There will be no access to the rear car park that week.

Testimony Service Ahead of Rev. Ros Watson's ordination in London in July, we are invited to attend Ros's Testimony Service on Sunday 12th June at 6-30pm at Timperley. If you would like to attend, then the circuit mini bus will be leaving Liverpool Road Methodist Church at 5pm. Please advise John Cass at the Circuit Office (01704 562697) if you wish to travel on the minibus or if you have spaces in your car. If anyone would like a ticket for Ros's Ordination service please also contact John Cass.

Action For Children 2016 Collection This year, our church has raised £583.34 from home collection boxes and donations. This is an increase of £184.79 over and above our 2015 collection. A big thank you for your generosity and support for vulnerable and neglected children and young people. Dorothy Taylor (Secretary).

British Heart Foundation Donations We are looking for donations for Bric-a-Brac, Books, CDs/ DVDS, because we are getting short on your donations We are looking for little pieces of furniture e.g. Coffee Tables, news papers racks, wine racks, stools. For more information see me. Chris Purcell or 07817212383 for BHF shop volunteers and Fundraising team for The British Heart Foundation Merseyside. Many thanks.

Circuit Youth Event The Big Sleepover for Year 6 and above is planned for 25th-26th June here at Marshside Road starting at 3pm on the Saturday and finishing at 12 on the Sunday after worship. Young people, please put this in your diaries. Youth leaders and young people are invited to the planning meeting on Tuesday 29th March at 8-00pm at 25 Falkland Road. Booking forms and more information will be available in April.

Job Vacancy for an Office Administrator for Leyland Road Church. 15 hours weekly over 4 days. For further information see notice board outside lounge.

International Aid To assist with the refugee crisis, International Aid (situated on the A59 on the LongtonBusiness Park) are desperately in need of clothing, shoes, bedding & blankets and dried foods including rice and pasta. If you can help, please take your items to the centre or if this is not possible, let me know and I will arrange to take them over. Thank you. Dorothy Simpkin

Franky's Pizza On the 1st & 3rd Friday of each month, you are welcome to go along to the Church of St Francis of Assisi, Kew, to make Pizza between 11am - 1-00pm. The cost of ingredients is £2. This is a time of fellowship, food and fun. All are welcome.

Food Bank Please continue to support the foodbank with items as listed and don’t forget the appeal for carrier bags. Please note: Foodbank is short of the following: Toilet rolls, cat/dog food, fruit juice (long life or cordial), cold meat, puddings (not rice), long life milk and tins of macaroni. Thank you.

Flowers & Pastoral Care If you know of anyone who is ill or housebound please let Joyce Smith (Tel. 224122) know so that Church Flowers can be taken to them. Also please let Joan Owen (Tel. 220436) know when people are admitted to hospital or are sick at home so that the Pastoral Visitors and Minister can be contacted.

Extended Holy Communion If you know of any friends who are not able to attend worship and would like to receive Holy Communion in their own homes, please pass their details on to Rev. Jan Fraser or Mrs Joanna Simpson.

Fair Trade We are a Fair Trade Church and use only fairly traded tea & coffee. If anyone has a preference as to which tea or coffee is used, please speak to Sheila Jones, Lin Mayor or Avril Merone.

Paperback books wanted to sell on the stall in the lounge and at Thought for the Day in aid of church funds. If you have any, they will be very welcome.

Keyholders If you no longer require your keys for the church, could you please return them to me. The keys for the church are expensive to replace so any surplus ones will cut down any unnecessary expense. Thank you. Bob Owen.


Southport Food Bank Please continue to support the Southport food bank by placing items as listed in the box in the church porch. Foods urgently needed: Tinned fruit; Steamed puddings; tinned meat; long life milk; fruit juices; sugar.

Wanted - For Queenscourt Hospice Shop Churchtown DVDs, clothes, bedding, bric-a-brac, jewellery, toys and furniture. Many thanks. Tel. 225466.

Memorial Book For all enquiries and to arrange entries into the Memorial book, please contact Pat Rees tel. 226520.


Church Letting Office is Mr Bob Rowlandson tel. 224689. e-mail: shebob5@talktalk.net All booking of rooms etc. to be made through him.