Notices for Sunday 1st February 2015

He spent the day there teaching. They were surprised at his teaching—so forthright, so confident—not quibbling and quoting like the religion scholars.
Mark 1:22 (Message)

Help us Father God not to quibble and quote but to show other people the love of Jesus by our actions and words.
Amen

We welcome our preacher this morning who is Rev John Wiggall
After service tea hosts Chris and Joan

Our thanks for the flowers this morning which are given by Warren Gittins and Christina Wright in memory of their brother John Arthur
Organist: Joan McGowan

Sunday 8th February
11.00am        Preacher Mrs Sheila Rudden
Vestry Stewards – Avril and Sheila
Door Steward – Warren
Tea Hosts – Warren and Vera

Diary Dates
February
Mon 2nd       Every Day with Jesus Bible Study in Lounge 10.30am
Wed 4th       Open the Book meeting 10.00am. See notice below
Wed 4th       Training here on working with young attenders 7.00pm
Wed 11th      Bible Study at Avril’s home 7.30pm
Wed 11th      Midweek communion at Wrexham 11.15am
Tue 17th       Coffee Morning with Pancakes at Rhosnesni 10.00am – noon

Please pray for the following:
Richard Down
Phyllis Davies
Isobel Holroyd
Ernest Tait
Maurice Anderton
Ruth Hodson
Vanessa Woolrich
Kay Davies

All those who care for those in need.
We thank God for answered prayer and ask that he helps us to understand that all things do work together for good.

Open the BookOpen the Book is an initiative created by the Bible Society to bring Bible stories into assemblies at local schools in a new and exciting way.

Our minister Richard Sharples and Adam Pawley from Hope Parish Church will be in our lounge to lead a discussion about introducing the scheme into our local primary schools.

Please come along this Wednesday 4th February at 10.00am to hear all about the scheme.

Working with Young Church Attenders

Delyth Wyn Davies will deliver a training session at Caergwrle on Wednesday 4th Feb 7.00pm. If you are interested in working with young people in a Sunday School then you will be welcome to join the session.

You are not expected to make a commitment here and you will be welcome just to come and find out what is planned.

Stella Jones

We are saddened by the news of Stella’s death. Until fairly recently, Stella was a regular worshipper in our church. She was a County Councillor for the past ten years and a Hope Community Councillor for four years before that. Stella was highly regarded through her work in the local community and will be sadly missed.

Our prayers are with her niece Susan Roberts at this sad time.

Freedom

We who lived in concentration camps can remember the men who walked through the huts comforting others, giving away their last piece of bread. They may have been few in number, but they offer sufficient proof that everything can be taken from a man but one thing: the last of the human freedoms — to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one’s way.

Viktor Frankl, from Man’s Search for Meaning

Yad Vashem

At Yad Vashem, Jerusalem, a large outdoor sculpture by Nandor Glid commemorates Holocaust victims.

We did not find Him
In the Bazaar
On the Way of the Cross,
So we bought bright baubles
And carried carved camels.
Our ersatz experience
Cost thirty pieces.

Then we came to a place
Where skeletal forms
Stretched starkly under a livid sky.
Backs arched
In one continual agony
Over the twisted iron limbs;
Fingers spread like giant thorns
Pushing us away;
Skulls screamed silently,
Accusing us
Who were not there when it happened —
Or were we?

It was this —
This metal monument of death
Which pierced our apathy
And brought us back to life again.
We shed our tears then,
Burning with shame and grief.

And we found Him there —
Weeping with us.

Margaret Connor

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