Marshside Road Methodist Church

Notices for w/c Sunday the 19th of March

"We love because he first loved us"
1 John 4 v 19

Monday 27th March

Parent, Baby and Toddler Group

09:45

Church Lounge

Tuesday 28th March

Bible Study Fellowship

Speaker Rev Ann Hall -
"An Astonishing Claim"

10:30

Church Lounge

Tuesday Prayer Meeting

19:00

8 Croston's Brow

All Welcome

Youth Council Meeting

19:30

Primary

Yoga with Jools

18:30 - 20:30

Church Lounge - £5 per person - 07879 853094

Wednesday 29th March

Girls' and Boys' Brigade

Further information from Kay Owen 225126 or Heather Jackson 532977

18:30 - 21.30

Church Hall

Thursday 30th March

Coffee & 'Thought for the Day'

10:15

Church Lounge

All welcome.

Lent Study Group

19:30

Church Lounge

Saturday 1st April

Brunch

In aid of Dougie Dug Dug and the Garden Party

See Additional Notices

10:00 - 13:00

Church Lounge

Sunday 2nd April

Sacrament of Holy Communion

09:00

Church

Rev. Jan Fraser

Morning All Age Worship

10:30

Church

Mr Richard Cowan

Evening Praise with Communion

18:30

Crossens Methodist Church

Mr Derrick Chamberlain

Additional Notices

Lent Study Group Commencing Thursday 9th March 7-30pm for 5 weeks we will be watching the film "The last Temptation of Christ" based on the book of the same title by Nikos Kazantzakis. In it's day, the book was very controversial. The main theme of the book is that whilst Jesus was free from sin, He wasn't free from doubt, reluctance, fear, depression and lust. It tries to show the human side of Jesus & how he struggled with His vocation. It certainly shows a different perspective of Jesus & His disciples and some of the events of Holy week. I would like to think it will help us to engage with the story of Holy week in a new way and our assumptions and our faith are tested. It is not a film for the faint hearted (rated 15). We will watch roughly half an hour per week & have half an hour informal discussion over coffee. Rev. Jan.

Brunch in Aid of Garden Party & Young People's Anniversary which includes a visit from Dougie Doug Doug with a 'Science Party' at the Garden Party. The brunch will be held on Saturday 1st April in the lounge 10-00am – 1-00pm.

Circuit Prayer Meetings will be held as listed below. Please come along as you are able.

  • April 12th 7-30pm – Leyland Road
  • May 25th 7-00pm – PPW (Ascension Day)
  • June 7th 12noon – Lord St West
  • July at bescar Lane (to be confirmed)

Easter Services

  • Maundy Thursday 6-30pm – Service at Crossens This includes a meal*
  • Good Friday 10-00am – Marshside Road
  • Easter Day 10-30am – Marshside Road
  • Easter Day 4-00pm - Crossens Methodist. This is followed by tea*

*Lists are available in the lounge for names of those attending to assist with catering.

Dementia Training Evening for Pastoral Visitors and anyone who is interested Monday 24th April 7-30pm at Liverpool Road Methodist Church.

Safeguarding Refresher The next Refresher Course will take place on Saturday 13th May 9-00am – 12-30pm at Leyland Road Methodist Church & the next Foundation Safeguarding Module will take place on Wednesday 17th May 5-00pm – 8-00pm at Liverpool Road Methodist Church. Please forward names to Lin Mayor if you are going to attend.

Ainsdale Methodist Church Celebrations Saturday 13th May 2-9pm, John Bell of the Iona Community will be visiting the church. In the afternoon he will speak on the relevance of the church in this age of consumerism. In the evening there will be a Big Sing. Book early. Admission is by ticket £7.00 available from Cynthia May tel. 01704 563404.

Re-Imagine Forum This is a day for those interested in revitalising and starting churches and is hosted by the Liverpool District of the Methodist Church. It will be held at Maghull Methodist Church on Saturday 10th June 10th JUNE 10-00am – 4-00pm. Full details on the notice board outside the lounge. Booking essential.

URC Big Worship Event will be held on 8th July at the Southport Convention Centre. All are welcome. Please refer to the notice on the notice board for more details. Booking form available from the vestry.

The Southport Food Bank Please continue to support the foodbank by placing items in the boxes in the church porch or lounge. The foodbank is currently short of the following items: Pasta; tinned tomatoes; puddings; long life milk; tea, tinned cold meats. Thank you. Carol Drury

Homestart in Southport are urgently looking for volunteers to help support struggling families. Please refer to the leaflets in the porch and phone the number given for more information.

Come Dine With Me at your local hospital We need your help to make a difference - why not become a 'Dining Companion'. Please see notice on the board for further details

Transport There are a few Church Members who, for various reasons are no longer able to come to Church, but would really value some transport. To make this possible we need to put together a rota of volunteer drivers If you are willing to help with this please speak to Joan Owen (220436) or Margaret Boston (211548). Thank you.

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.