Marshside Road Methodist Church

Notices for w/c Sunday the 21st of August

"O taste and see that the Lord is good;
happy are those who take refuge in him."
Psalm 34 v 8 (NRSV)

Tuesday 23rd August

Tuesday Prayer Fellowship

19:00

171 Balmoral Drive

All welcome.

Yoga with Jools

18:30 - 20:30

Church Lounge - £5 per person - 07879 853094

Thursday 25th August

Coffee & 'Thought for the Day'

10:15

Church Lounge

All welcome.

Sunday 28th August

Morning Worship

10:30

Rev Sally Binyman

Evening Circuit Service with Holy Communion

18:30

Liverpool Road Methodist Church

Rev Patrick Evans

Additional Notices

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.

  • 28th August Liverpool Road 6.30pm

Sonfest This is an all day Christian Music Festival on Saturday 3rd September in King's Gardens, starting at 11.00 am. Bouncy Castle and other activities as well as renowned Christian singers and musicians. Do go along.

Volunteers are needed for different shifts throughout the day. T shirts and lunch will be provided for volunteers. Help needed in the hospitality tent; information tent; Messy Church crafts; stewards for inflateable slide; prayer ministry; setting up and clearing away. If you can help, please contact Tina Powsey tel. 07825304338 or go to www.SonFestSouthport.org and fill out your contact details. You will be asked to attend a brief training session on 31st August 11am or 7-30pm at Christ Church.

Pastoral Visitors Meeting Wednesday 7th September in the Primary.

Messy Church Planning Meeting 7.00pm Thursday 8th September

Worship Consultation Group 7.30pm Thursday 8th September

Sunday 11th September – Circuit Welcome Service for Rev. Michael Ogwuche at Leyland Road 6-30pm.

Circuit Meeting Monday 12th September 7-30pm at Victoria Methodist Church

Trip To Llandudno Money is now due for the trip to Llandudno, Tuesday September 13th leaving the front of the church 9-30am. Cost £15 Please see Dorothy Mitchell

Bible Society Quiz Night Friday 24th September 7-00pm. Tickets £5.00 includes food. Please be giving this some thought as we hope to get a team together from Marshside Road. Please speak to me, Dorothy Simpkin if you would like to be in the team.

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

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.

Sonfest will once again take place on the gardens in King's Gardens 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.