Marshside Road Methodist Church

Notices for w/c Sunday the 18th of February

"This is the day the Lord has made;
let us rejoice and be glad in it."
Psalm 118 v 24

Monday 19th February

Parent, Baby and Toddler Group

09:45

Church Lounge

Monday Evening Fellowship

19:30

Church Lounge

All welcome.

A Musical Evening with Barbara and Peter

Tuesday 20th February

Tuesday Prayer Fellowship

19:00

8 Croston's Brow - Everyone Welcome

Yoga with Jools

18:30 - 20:30

Church Lounge - £5 per person - 07879 853094

Wednesday 21st February

Boys' Brigade and Girls' Association

Further information from Kay Owen 225126

18:30 - 21.30

Church Hall

Thursday 22nd February

Coffee & 'Thought for the Day'

10:15

Church Lounge

All welcome.

Saturday 24th February

Messy Church

All welcome. Children must be accompanied by an adult Songs, stories, crafts and food - worship in a different setting

16:00 - 18:00

In Church

There is an invitation for members of the congregation to come along and share in this special event, worship in a different way.

Sunday 25th February

Morning Worship

10:30

Rev. Jan Fraser

Church

Evening Service with Communion

18:30

Crossens Methodist

Rev. Jan Fraser

Additional Notices

Circuit Reflections for Lent Based on Acts 2 will be held on Tuesday’s 20th Feb, 27th Feb, 6th March, 13th March and 20th March at 2pm Victoria Methodist Church and repeated at 7-30pm at Lord Street West. Please note dates and times, hope to see you there

Christian Viewpoint for Men Friday 23rd February 7-30pm at Park Golf Club. Dinner followed by speaker Stuart Harding – 'The unearned gift'. Cost £8.50p. To book, phone 01704 551928.

Church Council Tuesday 27th February 7-30pm.

Dates of Brunches at Crossens to which all are welcome. Feb. 24th & April 14th (both in aid of the Stonehouse Project), June 16th (in aid of Bible Society) and September 1st (in aid of Chapel funds).

Pastoral Committee Meeting 1st March 7-30pm in the lounge. Please could all pastoral visitors do their best to attend.

Women's World Day of Prayer Friday 2nd March at 11-00am at St Patrick’s Church, Marshside Road. Everyone welcome (men included).

Missions. Advance notice: 3rd & 4th March is World Missions Weekend. Our current mission project supporting Dalit Solidarity in India will finish at the end of February. So far, we have raised over £1000 for this project. If anyone has any 5ps or other donations for this please hand them in before the end of February. We will be launching our new project with a Brunch on 3rd March and this year we will be supporting our local Queenscourt Hospice so please continue saving those 5ps.

Daffodil Day Service at Lord Street West United Church on Monday 12th March at 2-30pm. This will be led by Rev. Janet Calderley and the collection will be for the Southport Lifeboat. All are welcome. To assist with catering, please sign the list (from next week) in the church lounge if you are going.

Circuit Prayer Meetings Thursday 15th March 9-30am at St Francis of Assisi Everyone welcome.

Updating of Rules for Data Protection Seminars will be held on Tuesday 20th March at 7-30pm at Maghull Methodist Church and Wednesday 28th March at Garston Park Methodist Church at 7-30pm. These will be led by Mr Steve Cooper (Synod Secretary) and are for all who handle data. To book, please contact the Liverpool District Office, tel. 07442 164690 or e-mail: admin@liverpoolmethodist.org.uk

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.



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