in Bude Welcome to SUNDAY 2nd NOVEMBER 2014 Minister:

Welcome to
in Bude
Bude Methodist Church
EX23 8LA
Minister: Rev Neal Street 01288 352404
Caretaker: Roger Moppett 01288 355479
Circuit Website: www.budeandholsworthymethodists.org.uk
SUNDAY 2nd NOVEMBER 2014
THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK:
We Don’t Need To See The Way
When We Stay Close To The One Who Does.
Psalm 22 v.4
SUNDAY SERVICES
This Sunday 2nd November
10.00 am
6.00 pm
6.00 pm
7.30 pm
Bude:
Mr Kevin Hogarth
Poughill:
Mrs Gloria Street
Holsworthy: Rev John Henry
North Tamerton: Encounter
Next Sunday 9th November
Remembrance Sunday
11.00 am Bude:
Rev Joy Wilson
7.00 pm Chilsworthy: Rock Solid
No Evening Services in the Circuit on 9th November
We extend the warmest of welcomes to you, and hope the worship will bring
you closer to God. If you are visiting or worshipping with us for the first time,
we hope you will be able to stay for a chat over a cup of tea or coffee after
the service.
As a church we believe in a living God who is active in our lives. If God has
touched you or stirred something in you this morning or there is something in
your life which needs praying about please don't leave today without praying
with someone. Find someone to pray with you and invite The Holy Spirit to
do His work. If you don't know who to ask, one of the stewards can find
someone for you.
There is also the prayer net at the front of church where you can leave your
concerns with God.
"Confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so God can heal you. When a
believing person prays, great things happen." James 5:16
NEXT SUNDAY.
A reminder that next Sunday is Remembrance Sunday. As
in previous years, there will be a civic ceremony at the war memorial on Shalder
Hill, bridging the two minutes silence at 11.00am, following which the service in
the church will commence at about 11.15am. If you are coming to the service
in the church, but not attending the civic ceremony, you should aim to arrive
before 11.00am, as we will be observing the silence at 11.00am. Please note
that, because the service is later than usual, there will be no Quest and coffee
will not be served after the service next Sunday.
REMEMBRANCE DAY.
The Church will be open for private prayer at
11.00am on Remembrance Day, Tuesday 11th November. All are welcome.
CHRISTMAS FAYRE.
We will be having our annual Christmas Fayre at BMC
on Saturday December 6th. It will be greatly appreciated if you can contribute
to the following stalls:
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Christmas Gifts
Crafts
Toy Stall
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Tombola
Bric-a-Brac
Books
¶ Cakes
We will be looking for helpers nearer the date. If you can help in any way, please
contact Jen Bond, 353674.
WANTED: a rug or piece of carpet
approx. 6ft by 4ft suitable for the children to sit on. Contact Jean Messenger
01288 354658
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PARENT AND TODDLERS.
CHRISTIANS TOGETHER. The next meeting of Christians Together will
be on Thursday November 6th in the Pilgrim Room at St Martin’s URC Church,
Killerton Road. A copy of the Agenda is available in the porch.
MEET & EAT.
At a loose end on Thursday mornings? The Meet and Eat Lunch
Club will be losing three key volunteers at Christmas, which will make it difficult
to carry on. If you are available on Thursday mornings, and could go on the rota
to help with the lunch, please speak to Elaine Fletcher, 01288 353765 or Edith
Vanstone, 01288 353244. It would be sad if this long-established community
outreach could not continue. “They also serve who only stand and wait.”
POUGHILL METHODIST CHURCH
CIRCUIT PROPERTY &
FACILITIES OFFICER
FRIDAY 14th NOVEMBER 2014 AT 7pm
A PRESENTATION BY MARY STREET
"MY WALK OF THE
SOUTH DEVON COAST"
AFTERWARDS
THE PROCEEDS OF THE CHURCH SUMMER
COFFEE MORNINGS WILL BE PRESENTED TO
THE STRATTON HOSPITAL LEAGUE OF
FRIENDS
LIGHT REFRESHMENTS WILL BE SERVED
ALL WELCOME
CONTRIBUTIONS FOR CHURCH FUNDS
(Part-time 20 hours per week)
Salary £12,000
Based at the Circuit Centre,
Stoke Christian Centre, Devonport Rd,
Plymouth PL3 4DS
Job description, person specification
and application available by email from
[email protected]
Enquiries to Mrs Val Marriott
(Senior Circuit Steward)
Tel 01752 551514 (9.30 am - 12.30pm,
Monday to Thursday only)
Answer phone outside office hours
Closing date for applications: 17th November2014
Interviews week beginning 24th November 2014
New members
Wednesday Craft Club
7-9pm at Bude Methodist Church.
Bude Music Society
A small group of ladies who enjoy
making cards, and sharing ideas from the
novice to the experienced.
We are looking for new members to join
us to expand our knowledge
and social circle.
If you are interested in joining us please contact Jean
Messenger 01288 354658
Sunday 2nd November 3.00pm
AISA IJIRI, Piano
Bach transc.Liszt: Prelude and Fugue in A minor
Debussy: Images Book 1
Liszt: Sonetto 47 del Petrarca.
Manuel de Falla: Fantasia Baetica.
Prokofiev: Romeo and Juliet
Minstrels Music Centre,
Canworthy Water PL15 8UB
Admission by Ticket price £13
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RETIRING COLLECTIONS.
During November and December (except for
the Christmas services) retiring collections will be for Mercy Ships, who operate a
state-of-the-art hospital ship staffed by volunteer surgeons and medical staff
which travels to the world’s poorest countries to save and transform lives in
places with limited access to medical care, and to date have helped over 2.42
million people in 575 ports.
Morwenstow Methodist Church
LUNCHEON CLUB
The next meeting of the
Luncheon Club will be on
Tuesday 18th November.
We will be serving a Hot meal,
and a Sweet from
12.15 - 1.30 p.m price £5.50
Come and enjoy a good lunch
and good Company.
Everyone is welcome.
Please book with
Val on 01288 331263
or Edith on 01288 331397.
for those parenting 11 to 18 year olds
The Stable, Chilsworthy
7.00pm Mondays from 3rd November
information from Sue Banks
0777 956 0083
“Never has so much been owed
by so many, to so few”
ADVANCE NOTICE
1940’s
Afternoon
Tea Dance
Prominent Christian worship leader
and singer-songwriter
Cathy Burton
Sumptuous full, posh High Tea
1940’s music and memories
Steve Tucker All Star Jazz Band
Lindy Hop • Dancing
Dress for the era - uniform & medals welcome
Tickets price £15 - 10% concession for war veterans
Purchase tickets in advance from the Falcon Hotel
or telephone 01288 352005
All profits to
and
will be performing a concert
on behalf of MAF
at
Bude Methodist Church
Friday 13th March
2015, 7:30pm
Free Entry
Collection for MAF
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EBOLA.
The current outbreak in West Africa is the worst Ebola outbreak since
the virus was discovered in 1976, with more cases and deaths than in all the
previous outbreaks combined.
The Methodist Church in Sierra Leone (MCSL) has been at the forefront of the fight
against Ebola. To date, the Methodist Church in Britain has sent two grants
totalling £22,500 to Sierra Leone to aid with the epidemic.
The Ebola virus was also the focus of thoughts of the General Secretary, the Revd
Dr Martyn Atkins when he led the Morning Service on BBC Radio on Friday 10th
October. You can still listen to the service through iplayer.
There is also a prayer for people to use as they pray for all the people whose lives
are being affected by the virus.
O Lord, God of our salvation,
we have cried out day and night before you.
Let our prayers come before you; incline your ear to our cry.
For our souls are full of troubles
and our lives draw near to the grave.
We are counted with those who go down to the pit;
like people with no strength,
Give ear, O Lord, to our prayers
and attend to the voice of our supplications.
In the day of trouble we will call upon you, for you will answer us.
Preserve our lives, for you are our God;
save your servants who trust in you!
Be merciful to us, O Lord, for you are good and abundant in mercy
to all those who call upon you.
In Jesus name we pray, Amen.
HAVE YOU WRITTEN A PRAYER?
The 2015/2016
Methodist Prayer Handbook 'Pilgrims on a journey' will look at
God’s call to pilgrimage, both journey and destination, our companions on the way and the everyday realities of the road to
heaven. The title comes from the second verse of the Richard
Gillard’s hymn ‘Brother, sister, let me serve you’ (Singing the
Faith 611).
The handbook editor is always looking for new prayers – they can be general,
themed to the title or for Methodist projects and partnerships around the
Connexion and the world. Prayers should be no longer than 12 lines or 120 words
long. Deadline for submission is 12 January 2015.
You can find out more from the Methodist Church website at
http://www.methodistchurch.org.uk/prayerhandbook. (Please make sure you
read all submission guidelines before submitting a prayer to the editor.)
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LECTIONARY READINGS
November 2nd
PRAYER CORNER
This week please pray for:-
Micah 3 Vv 5-12
Psalm 43
1 Thessalonians 2 Vv 9-13
Matthew 23 Vv 1-12
Ÿ our ministers and Joy
Wilson as they prepare to preach
God's word around the circuit
next week,
November 9th
Ÿ our stewardship team and for
new stewards to join them,
Amos 5 Vv 18-24
Psalm 70
1 Thessalonians 4 Vv 13-18
Matthew 25 Vv 1-13
Ÿ the work of Sue & Andy Smith,
the Ark Angel bookshop and Open
The Book,
Retiring Collections on Sundays
during November and December will
be for Mercy Ships. If you have any
suggestions for future recipients of
retiring collections, please speak to
the Stewards.
Pastoral Visits. If you know of
anyone who would appreciate a
pastoral visit, or who is housebound
and would like communion, please
let the Stewards know.
Church & Hall Bookings.
For
bookings at BMC, please contact
Mrs Christine Moss (01288) 356393,
or e-mail to [email protected]
Ÿ Sue Howard and her family,
following her mother’s death,
Ÿ the Circuit Singers and Friday
Singers,
Ÿ the Remembrance Day service
here next week.
OFFERINGS FOR
THE WORK OF GOD
Sunday 26th October
Loose
Envelopes
Proportion of Annual
Total
396.32
571.00
243.92
£ 1,211.24
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£
THE ROTAS
Duty Stewards
Welcome Team
Collection
Coffee
“Playhouse”
(Crèche)
Flowers
Video
Organ
Piano
2nd November
Gwyneth & David
Mr & Mrs A. Mill
Mrs J. Messenger & Mrs S. Pegrum
Marjorie, Roseanne, Jane & Joy
9th November
Jen & Andrew
Mr & Mrs R. Wall
Mr & Mrs R. Wall
No Coffee
Pauline Goodson & Jo McMillan
Margaret Overy & Joy Wolfenden-Brown
Mrs E. Heard
Howard
David Barker
Sarah
Remembrance
Mark
David Wood
Roy
If you arrange a swap, please advise any changes to the rotas so that the notice sheet can be updated.
WHAT’S ON THIS WEEK
November 2014
Sunday 2nd
3.00 pm
Monday 3rd
10.00 am - 12 noon
Tuesday 4th
Wednesday 5th
Parent and Toddler Group in the Hall
7.00 pm
The Parenting Teenagers Course at Chilsworthy
8.00 pm
TGI Monday Study Group Contact Dominique
Dyer 353055
9.45 am
Grapevine women’s bible study group - contact
Jean Messenger 01288 354658 for venue
1.00 pm - 2.00 pm
7.30 pm
Prayer Meeting in the vestry
Bible Study led by Rev Martin Keenan at The
Stables, Chilsworthy
Circuit Singers Practice at BMC
“Be Still” Early Morning Communion.
All
Welcome
Wednesday Fellowship - Speakers: Gladys &
George Jose - The Brigade. Chair: Mrs M. Ward.
World Missions Stall.
Craft Group in Room 1.
Broadclose Court Fellowship Group is now
meeting at 45 Minster Avenue
7.30 pm
7.30 am
2.30 pm
7.00 pm
7.30 pm
8.00 pm
Thursday 6th
Bude Music Society: Aisa Ijiri, Piano, at
Minstrels Music Centre, Canworthy Water
10.00 am
12 noon to 2.00 pm
(lunch at 12.30 pm)
Friday 7th
2.00 pm
4.00 pm - 9.00 pm
Saturday 8th
10.30 am
Wednesday House Group at Cheriton, Silverton
Road EX23 8EY. All are welcome; speak to Mike
McMIllan (354472)
Coffee Morning in the Hall.
Meet and Eat Lunch Club at Bude Methodist
Church Hall. For bookings contact Edith on
(01288) 353244.
Friday Singers Practice
1st Bude Brigade in the Hall
Coffee Hour hosted by Marion & Roger
4.00 pm - 7.00 pm
1940’s Afternoon Tea Dance at the Falcon Hotel
7.30 pm
Barnstaple Male Voice Choir Concert at
Holsworthy Methodist Church
THE NOTICE SHEET.
Please ensure that information for the notice sheet is passed to
Roy Mackenzie by e-mail to [email protected], by post to 15 Elm Drive, Bude EX23 8EZ, by
phone to 01288 350121 or via the folder in the vestry by Thursday at 5pm for inclusion in the
following Sunday’s notices. If you can’t meet the deadline, please pass your notice to the Steward
on duty by Saturday evening at the latest.
Prayer requests can either be submitted direct to Roy Mackenzie, or to our Prayer Co-Ordinator, Jo
McMillan by phone to 01288 354472 or e-mail [email protected]
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