Marshside Road Methodist Church

Notices for w/c Sunday the 25th of September

"Oh come, let us worship and bow down;
let us kneel before the Lord our Maker."
Psalm 95 v 6 (NRSV)

Monday 26th September

Parent, Baby and Toddler Group

09:45

Church Lounge

Fashion Show

14:00

Church Lounge

See Additional Notices

Tuesday 21st September

Bible Study Fellowship

Speaker Rev Jan Fraser -
"Every blessing - Praying for Others"

10:30

Church Lounge

Tuesday Prayer Fellowship

19:00

171 Balmoral Drive

All welcome.

Youth Council Meeting

19:45

Primary

Yoga with Jools

18:30 - 20:30

Church Lounge - £5 per person - 07879 853094

Wednesday 23rd September

Girls' and Boys' Brigade

Further information from Kay Owen 225126 or Heather Jackson 532977

18:30 - 21.30

Church Hall

Thursday 29th September

Coffee & 'Thought for the Day'

10:15

Church Lounge

All welcome.

Choir Practice

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

Saturday 1st October

Brunch - in aid of the Foodbank & Church funds.

Usual Marshside Fare (Bacon Butties, soup, tea cakes etc) plus "specials of the day". Everyone welcome.

10:00 - 13:00

Church Lounge - Also Church open for decorating Harvest

Sunday 2nd October

Sacrament of Holy Communion

09:00

Church

Rev. Jan Fraser

Morning Worship

10:30

Rev Jan Fraser

Gifts will be received during the service - see Additional Notices

The Service will be followed by a "Bring and Share Lunch" - see Additional Notices

Harvest Evening Service

18:30

Crossens Methodist Church

Rev Dr Gordon Wareing

Additional Notices

Fashion Show Monday 26th September 2pm in the lounge. Clothes by Edinburgh Woollen Mill. Tickets £3 from Dorothy Mitchell or Joan Owen. Proceeds towards the cost of speakers for Monday Evening Fellowship. Everyone welcome. Refreshments.

Youth Council Tuesday 27th September 7-30pm. Everyone is welcome to attend.

Harvest Celebration here at Marshside Road

Saturday 1st October 10-00am – 1-00pm Brunch (in the lounge) in aid of 'All We Can' & Church funds. The usual fare will be on offer e.g. bacon, sausage & egg butties, soup, toasted teacakes etc plus "today's specials". Also the church will be open for decorating.

Sunday 2nd October. Services will be led by Rev. Jan Fraser (10-30am) & Rev .Dr Gordon Wareing (6-30pm). The morning service will be followed by a Bring & Share Lunch. It is hoped that as many as possible will be able to stay and share fellowship together after the service. Please add your name to the list in the lounge and indicate if you are bringing a sweet or a savoury.

Gifts at the Harvest will be received for the Southport Foodbank (please refer to the list below). Envelopes will also be in the pews for 'All we can' (formerly MRDF) for contributions to help us to show our thankfulness for the harvest by helping those in need.

The Foodbank Many thanks for your continued support of the food bank, both money and goods. We continue to support the folk in our town who would otherwise go hungry. With harverst approaching, we have made a list of the goods we are in most need of and would ask for your support to restock our shelves with these goods: Tinned tomatoes, Biscuits, Custard, Coffee, Rice Pudding, Toiletries (including toilet rolls), Tinned veg, Treats (savoury & sweet), Instant mash, Nappies, Cold meat. Thank you again. Carol Drury

Distribution of Plants & Flowers Following the lunch, it is hoped that those who are able will help with the distribution of plants and flowers to our sick and elderly friends. Please help by taking whatever you are able.

World Missions Labels will be given out at the harvest service for the usual penny jars (i.e. one penny per snack or meal from now until Christmas) to help World Missions.

Monday Evening Fellowship commences it’s new session on Monday 3rd October at 7-30pm (please note new time). All are welcome to this friendly meeting. We have put together an interesting syllabus so do come and join us.

NEXUS (Churches together in North Meols) The next meeting will be on Tuesday 11th October 7-30pm at St Cuthbert's Church (the venue for 2016-2017). This will be led by Mrs Pat Ireland from Crossens Methodist. All are welcome.

Brunch for Bible Society at Crossens Methodist Church on Saturday 15th October 10-30am – 1-00pm. Everyone welcome.

MWiB Liverpool District Autumn Gathering at Moreton Methodist Church on Thursday 20th October from 11-00am (drinks served from 10-30am). The theme 'Inspirational Women' Please bring packed lunch. Full details and directions available in the vestry.

Methodist Prayer Handbook Please see me (Dorothy Simpkin) if you have ordered a copy or if you would like one. £3.50.

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.

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.