Marshside Road Methodist Church

Notices for w/c Sunday the 26th of June

'From the rising of the sun to it’s setting,
the name of the Lord is to be praised.'
Psalm 113 v 3 (NRSV)

Monday 27th June

Parent, Baby and Toddler Group

09:45

Church Lounge

Tuesday 28th June

Tuesday Prayer Fellowship

19:00

171 Balmoral Drive

All welcome.

Yoga with Jools

18:30 - 20:30

Church Lounge - £5 per person - 07879 853094

Wednesday 29th June

Girls' and Boys' Brigade

Further information from Kay Owen 225126 or Heather Jackson 532977

18:30 - 21.30

Church Hall

Thursday 30th June

Coffee & 'Thought for the Day'

10:15

Church Lounge

All welcome.

Sunday 3rd July

Sacrament of Holy Communion

09:00

Church

Rev. Jan Fraser

Morning Worship & Young People's Anniversary

10:30

Rev Jan Fraser

Evening Service

18:30

Liverpool Road Methodist

Additional Notices

Crossens Garden Party will be held at 23 Coyford Drive on Tuesday 28th June at 2-30pm. All welcome.

Church Council A reminder to church council members that the next meeting will be held on Thursday 30th June at 7-30pm. Any items for the agenda to the secretary, Joanna Simpson tel. 227765 by SUNDAY 26th JUNE please.

Summer Circuit Services 'Lost in Wonder, Love and Praise'

Join us for services around the circuit on summer Sunday evenings for Holy Communion experienced in a range of different styles of worship. In the words of Charles Wesley may we 'pray and Praise thee without ceasing.

  • 24th July Crossens 6.30pm
  • 31st July Ainsdale 6.30pm
  • 7th August Victoria 6.00pm
  • 14th August Marshside 6.30pm
  • 21st August PPW 6.30pm
  • 28th August Liverpool Road 6.30pm

Connell Court 40th Anniversary Service This service will be held on Sunday 3rd July 2016 at 3.30pm at Liverpool Road Church PR8 4PD. The preacher for the service will be Rev. Dr Keith Albans, MHA Director of Chaplaincy & Spirituality. Please encourage as many as possible to attend this service.

The Foodbank Thank you for your continued support. Items especially requested are sugar, jams, cordials, cold meats (tins), puddings, sauces eg. ketchup, salad cream, HP etc.

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

The Knitted Bible Exhibition Will be held at Birkdale United URC, Grosvenor Road from 14th -18th July. The exhibition consist of 33 knitted biblical scenes.

Trip To Bent's Garden Centre Tuesday July 13th Leaving the front of the church at 10am. Cost £12. Please see Dorothy Mitchell.228430

Introduction to Godly Play. One day course. Please see notice on 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.

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.

Sonfest will once again take place on the gardens on Lord Street on Saturday 3rd September 11am – 6pm. Help will be needed on the day and cakes, biscuits etc. will be appreciated. If you would like to help, please contact Tina Powsey tel. 224289 or e-mail: backinblighty@gmail.com

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.

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.