"Great is our Lord, and abundant in power;
his understanding is beyond measure"
Psalm 147 v 5 (NRSV)

What's On!

Notices for w/c Sunday the 4th of August

Tuesday Prayer Fellowship


in the Church Vestry
All welcome.
Yoga with Jools

19:30 - 20:30

Church Lounge - £5 per person - 07879 853094
Tuesday 5th
Coffee & 'Thought for the Day'

10:15 -

Church Lounge. All welcome.
Thursday 7th
Tai Chi

10:00 - 11:00

Church Lounge

Beginners welcome

contact Pat on 224379 or Joan on 220436
Friday 8th
Setting up for Holiday Club


Church Hall.
Saturday 9th
Morning Worship


Mrs Jan Fraser
Sunday 10th

Additional Notices

Working party for decorating the hall. It is hoped to complete this with voluntary help so we are asking you to give this some thought to see if you can spare some time to give a hand. The proposed dates are August 18th - 22nd Even helping for a couple of hours at a convenient time to you will be very much appreciated. Please bring a container for paint & any brushes you may have especially 2". Please give your name to Geoff Lynwode tel. 220864 if you can help (or if you only find at the last minute you can spare some time, just turn up during those periods. You will be very welcome).

Concert by The Lyric Singers Friday 1st August 7-30pm at Lord St West United Church. Tickets £5.00 including refreshments. Proceeds in aid of the Royal British Legion Southport Branch. All welcome.

Connell Court Garden Party Saturday 2nd August from 2pm at Connell Court. Tickets £1.00 from Audrey Baxter or pay at the door. Come along & support Connell Court.

Holiday Club 2014 - "Mission Rescue" Takes place here from Monday 11th August - Thursday 14th August. Pass the word around.

Outing to Shugborough 11th August Please note : the coach leaves Church at 9.00am

The Big Tea Party & Treasure Hunt (& other activities) in aid of 4 Life Thailand will take place here on Saturday 16th August. Activities 3-30pm - 4-00pm & afternoon tea at 5pm. This is our missions project for this year and a suggested donation for the event is £5.00. Please book the date.

Desperate Appeal The Holiday Club team are desperately in need of someone with an up to date first aid certificate who is willing to attend Holiday Club as the named first aider. If you can help, please contact Doreen Gillam or Pat Rees. It will be necessary for the person to also have or be willing to have an up to date CRB/DBS certificate which our Safeguarding Officer, Lin Mayor would help with.

Service of Welcome for New Chair of Liverpool District Rev. Sheryl Anderson on Saturday 30th August at 4pm at Linacre Mission Litherland. The service will be followed by a buffet tea. Please sign the list in the lounge if you are going to assist with catering.

Safeguarding Training Foundation Module for all holding office in the church & who have not yet done the course. Two dates in September have been arranged - please make a note of the dates: Tuesday 23rd September 7-15pm - 9-30pm & Saturday 27th September 10-00am - 12-30pm. Both courses will be held at Leyland Road Methodist Church. Please let Lin Mayor know which course you will be attending.

Concerts The last concert was a huge success when over 100 people enjoyed the music of John Denver, sung by Chris Bannister. Peter & I would like to thank the dedicated team who helped to make it possible to give a further £300 to the church to help with the restoration of the hall. Our next and final concert is on 27th September when Chris Bannister will entertain with more of John Denverís music. Tickets are now on sale £8 from Peter and I. Book the date! Barbara Eyes & Peter Dallison.

First Aid Course Enquiries are being made for the arrangement of a First Aid refresher course in the near future. If you would like to be included, please give your name to Mrs Elaine Evans by the end of August.

Methodist Church Prayer Manual for 2014-2015 "Partners In Sacrifice" can be ordered from me (Dorothy Simpkin) price £3.75. Please let me know as soon as possible if you would like one.

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.

Outings The following outings have been arranged. To book, contact Dorothy Mitchell (228430)

August 12th - Shugborough National Trust House & Gardens - £20

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.

Refreshment List A new list for the coming three months is on the hatch door (kitchen/lounge). Please add your name to the list for the dates you are able to help. More help is needed and if those who are able could do two Sundays in the 3 month period, s that would relieve those who have to regularly step in to cover dates not covered. Please try to help so that this time of fellowship after services can continue.

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 David Goldson tel. 514390. e-mail: elisda@btinternet.com All booking of rooms etc. to be made through him.