St. John`s Methodist Church. - Bangor Methodist Church, Gwynedd

St. John’s Regular Activities.
Morning Worship at 10:30 a.m. every Sunday morning.
Evening Service at 7:00 p.m. on the last Sunday of each month.
Women’s Fellowship
2:30 p.m. fortnightly on Tuesdays.
Leader Ellie Jones.
Friendship Circle
7:30 p.m. on the third Wednesday.
Jackie & Mike Heslop.
Church open for Prayer
10 – 11 a.m. every Friday.
Enter by the vestry door.
Organiser Jean Owen.
MethSoc for Students
Rev. Chrissie Howe 01248-353140 email: [email protected]
Events Diary
February 2015
Tuesday 17th: 10:30 a.m., M.U. Pancakes and Coffee Morning, Diocesan Centre.
Sunday 22nd: 7 p.m. Evening Service at St. John’s, led by Ellie Jones.
Wednesday 25th: 7:30 p.m. Local Preachers’ meeting at St. Paul’s.
Thursday 26th: 2:30 p.m. Lent Group starts at St. John’s.
March 2015
Sunday 1st:12 noon St. John’s Annual Church meeting.
Friday 6th: 2 p.m. Women’s World Day of Prayer; Penrallt Baptist Church..
Tuesday 17th: 7:30 p.m. Circuit Meeting.
Sunday 29th: 7 p.m. Evening Service at St. John’s.
Arrangements for Notices
The next Notice Sheet, for February 22nd 2015 will be produced by
Howard Jackson. Telephone 01248-810050,
email [email protected]
AGM Reports
Could all the organisation group leaders please submit
a concise (very brief) report on the activities of their
group for the AGM on Sunday 1st March 2015.
Please could these reports be emailed to:
[email protected]
no later than Sunday 22nd February 2015 in order for
them to be collated for the following week.
Many thanks Jackie Heslop.
St. John’s Methodist Church.
Sunday 15th February
10:30 a.m. Morning Worship
led by Howard Jackson.
Please join us for tea/coffee in the hall afterwards.
There is a BRF bookstall with a focus on Lent.
Fair Trade goods are on sale; Easter Eggs ordered
and paid for one week will be available for collection
from the Fair Trade Stall the following week.
Order forms are in the Notice Sheet and on the Fair Trade stall.
Please write prayer requests for today’s intercessions
in the Prayer Request Book at the back of church.
This Week:
Tuesday 17th: 10:30 a.m. – 12 noon,
MU Pancakes & Coffee Morning
Diocesan Centre.
Sunday 22nd February 10:30 a.m.
10:30 a.m. Morning Worship,
led by Paul Eckersley.
7 p.m. Evening Service, led by Ellie Jones.
St. John’s Methodist Church, Bangor
Superintendent Minister: Rev. Chrissie Howe
Tel. 01248-353140 Email: [email protected]
Student Worker: Adam Hawker
Email [email protected]
Paul Williams
This is to let you know that after many weeks of illness Paul passed
away peacefully early Wednesday morning at the Care Home where
he has been since October. Paul was a friend to many and a loving
father and husband. He will be missed by us all but we are thankful
that he is now with his Lord. With love, Elizabeth Williams.
Women’s Fellowship
The Women’s Fellowship enjoyed a warm welcome at the Catholic
Chaplaincy on Tuesday 10th February to hear a talk by the Catholic
Chaplain to the University, Monika Chmelova. She spoke to us about
how God had spoken to her in her life, so that we might think about
how he speaks to us in ours. A very inspiring afternoon with beautiful
music. Our next meeting will be at Mary Bulmer’s on Tuesday 24 th
February. All are very welcome. For lifts see Ellie. Ellie Jones.
Women’s World Day of Prayer
There will be a service for the Women’s World Day of Prayer at
Penrallt Baptist chapel in Upper Bangor on Friday 6 th March at 2 p.m.
This year’s service has been prepared by the women of the Bahamas
for the people of the world. Anyone who would like to help by making
paper flowers to decorate the venue (and the speakers!), or cakes for
the refreshments, would be greatly appreciated. All are welcome, men
women and children! Ellie Jones.
Evening service 22nd February
The evening service on 22nd will be an informal celebration of the
Universal Day of Prayer for Students, focussing on students of all
ages, and led by Adam, the student youth worker, MethSoc and
myself. All are very welcome to come to give thanks for the privilege
of learning. Ellie Jones
Street Pastors’ Commissioning Service
We would like to invite you all to a special service to commission five
new Street Pastors. The service will be held at 8.00 p.m. on Friday
20th February in Our Lady & St James Church. All welcome. Please
note Nan Bate from St. John’s is being commissioned on 20 th.
From CYTÛN Bangor Churches Together, via email.
BRF Bookstall
On the BRF bookstall today, there is a choice of four different Lent
books. They follow a similar format, with a different topic each week
with four or five pages to read and think about each day.
If that seems a bit demanding, have a look at “Moments of Grace;
Reflections on meeting with God”, by Joy McCormick @ £6.99, which
Val Peaden enjoyed and recommends.
Alternatively, you may wish to start using the current dated daily Bible
reading notes. There are four titles to choose from plus “Quiet
Spaces”. If you are not ready to dip your toe in the water, then please
feel free to take a copy of the free back-dated notes to see what is on
offer. Anne Jackson, Volunteer BRF Rep. for N. Wales.
Lent Study Group
Rev. Chrissie Howe and Judith Holliman will be leading a Lent Study
Group at St. John’s (probably vestry) every Thursday afternoon in Lent
at 2:30 p.m., starting on 26th February. The group will be using this
year’s CTBI study material, “Walking and praying with Christians of the
Middle East". The topics are:
Week 1: Syria - Into the wilderness.
Week 2: Israel - Covenant with Abraham, Sarah and us.
Week 3: Egypt - The Law revives us.
Week 4: Iraq - Questioning, Rebellion, Redemption.
Week 5: Lebanon - We wish to see Jesus.
Week 6: Palestine - Entering Jerusalem.
The material is downloadable by the week from the CTBI Web site Howard Jackson.
Orders for Fair Trade Real Easter Eggs
I would like to order the following Real Easter Eggs:Real Easter Egg
Dark Chocolate Real Easter Egg
Special Peace Easter Egg
at £3.99
at £5.50
at £9.99
Grand Total
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Pat Prince
Pat Prince has now moved to Yr Eryri hospital in Caernarfon and
expects to be there for several weeks’ physiotherapy. Visiting times
are 1.30 - 2.30 p.m. and 6.30 - 7.30 p.m. Gyan Gunning.
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