Weekly Notices 7th April 2019


LENT

As you came into church you will have seen candles burning under the cross.  As the weeks of Lent pass, a candle will be extinguished until, on Good Friday, no light will shine – a symbol of that darkest of days.  As the candles are blown out we will be thinking about the meaning of Lent and its implications for our lives and our faith.  On Easter Sunday – well, I expect you can imagine what will happen!

FLOWERS

The flowers today are kindly given by Maggie Thomas in memory of David.

ST. MARK’S GOSPEL AT WEST KIRBY URC

This evening Howard Jones will be bringing St. Mark’s Gospel to us in a fast pace and punchy solo performance at West Kirby URC at 7.30 p.m.  It will be café style worship with refreshments.  Do come and bring your friends to this special event.

Carole Barnet & Dirk

CIRCUIT PRAYER DIARY

Copies of the April Prayer Diary are now available.  Pick up your copy from the table in the foyer.

EASTER OFFERING

Envelopes will be available from next Sunday, 14th April.  Your donation will help to support mission partners working overseas.  Please place your envelope in the offertory bag or hand to one of the Stewards. You only need to complete the back of the envelope if you wish to gift aid your donation.

SINGING CAFÉ

The next Singing Café at St. Luke’s, Hoylake is from 10.30 a.m. on Thursday, 11th April.  All welcome.

CARERS SOUP ‘N’ SUPPORT

The next meeting will be from 12 noon to 2 p.m.  on Thursday, 11th April.  The subject is “Owls in therapy” and the speaker, Anita Morris, will be bringing her owls with her.  As well as carers anyone who would like to see the owls is very welcome.

Sue Gladden

WOMEN’S FELLOWSHIP

The speaker on the 11th April is unable to come so, as most of you already know, we will be joining the Carers Soup ‘n’ Support Group for lunch at 12 noon followed by “Owls in Therapy” at 1 p.m.  If you wish to have the soup lunch please contact Carole Barnett on 538 8674.

MWiB LIVERPOOL DISTRICT SPRING GATHERING

Enjoy a day of fellowship on Thursday, 11th April at St. James’ Church, Rainhill from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m.  The speaker will be Rev Sally Binymin telling stories from Liverpool’s poorest & travelling people. Coffee from 10.30 a.m.  Bring a packed lunch, drinks provided.

SERVICE AT THE DALES

There will be a short service at The Dales, Marine Park on Friday, 12 April at 2 p.m. as we look forward to Palm Sunday.

John Barnett

MAUNDY THURSDAY MEAL

Greasby Methodist Church will be hosting this year’s Group Meal on the 18th April. Please add your name to the sign-up sheet if you wish to go.

EASTER FLOWERS

There will be a collection for the Easter Flowers this Sunday nd next Sunday the 14th April after the services.

YOUR GENEROSITY

About a year ago we started having Own Arrangement Services giving people the opportunity to share with us their passion for a particular missionary society or charity.  In that period you have given the best part of £1000 to these causes – so a very big thank you.

The Worship Development Group is always looking for ideas for Own Arrangements, so if you would like to be involved in one of these (or any other service) please let us know.  Don’t be afraid, we’re there for help you – you don’t even have to stand at the front!

Graham Gladden

CHARITY FASHION SHOW

If you missed last week’s Fashion Sow at Prenton Methodist then Greasby Methodist Church are also holding an M&Co charity fashion show on Saturday, 11th May.  Doors open at 6.30 p.m. for a 7 p.m. start. Entrance will be £6 to include refreshments.  There will also be a raffle and cake stall.  Funds raised will go to the MWiB special project run by Barnabas Fund supporting widows and children in Syria.

MERSEYSIDE FOR ROMANIA

I have sent a total of £810 to Jean.  As usual your generous donations went way past the £500 needed for Father Constantin.  Your generosity is very much appreciated.

Unfortunately the group is having storage problems and other difficulties at present so they cannot accept any further goods to send out to Romania.

Gillian Ladlow

GOOD FRIDAY ACT OF WITNESS

If you wish to take part please meet at the Dee Lane end of the Marine Lake at 10 a.m. to assemble the crosses.  We will then stand with the crosses along the prom from 10.30 a.m. until 11.30 a.m.  You are welcome to share the time and a cross with someone if you cannot manage the whole hour.

Carole Barnett

ANNUAL REPORTS

I would like to make a start on typing up the Church’s Annual Reports.  Would secretaries of all the various groups associated with the church please let me have their reports as soon as possible.  Thank you.

Elaine Phillips