While it was still night, way before dawn, he got up and went out to a secluded spot and prayed.
Mark 1:35 (Message)
Help us Father God during our busiest times to find a place of seclusion where we can concentrate on prayer with you.
We welcome our preacher this morning who is Mrs Sheila Rudden
After service tea hosts Warren and Vera
Organist: Joan McGowan
Sunday 15th February
11.00am Preacher Rev Richard Sharples (Parade)
Vestry Stewards – Elizabeth and Sheila
Door Steward – Beti
Tea Hosts – Val and Beti
Mon 9th Every Day with Jesus Bible Study in Lounge 10.30am
Mon 9th Circuit Men’s Supper at Gresford 7.00pm
Wed 11th Pastoral Leaders Meeting in the lounge 9.30am
Wed 11th Midweek Communion at Wrexham 11.15am
Wed 11th Bible Study at Avril’s home 7.30pm
Thu 12th Church Council Meeting here 7.30pm
Tue 17th Coffee Morning with Pancakes at Rhosnesni 10.00am – noon
Sat 21st Circuit Review Meeting here 10.30am and faith lunch
Please pray for the following:
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.
Stella’s funeral service will be at Hope Parish Church on Monday 16th Feb at 12.45pm and afterwards at the crematorium.
We have also been saddened by Beryl’s death. She was a regular attendee at our Friday Lunches and will be greatly missed. Her funeral will take place at the Evangelical Church tomorrow Monday 9th Feb at 11.00am followed by interment at Hope Cemetery.
Happy 96th Birthday to Phyllis Davies
On Valentines Day February 14th
Phyllis has been a member here for 75 years
Ministers spend as much time on committees as they spare for people.
Committees are necessary, for when two or three are gathered together not only is God present, so are a potential chairman, secretary and treasurer. But their concern is as much with proceedings and power as with people, so there is always a fight for integrity.
May 19, 1952
Honorable John S. Wood
Chairman House Committee on Un-American Activities
Old House Office Building
Washington 25, D.C.
Dear Mr. Wood:
As you know, I am under subpoena to appear before your Committee on 21 May 1952.
I am most willing to answer all questions about myself. I have nothing to hide from your Committee and there is nothing in my life of which I am ashamed. . .
But I am advised by counsel that if I answer the Committee’s questions about myself, I must also answer questions about other people and that if I refuse to do so, I can be cited for contempt. My counsel tells me that if I answer questions about myself, I will have waived my rights under the Fifth Amendment and could be forced legally to answer questions about others. This is very difficult for a layman to understand. But there is one principle that I do understand: I am not willing, now or in the future, to bring bad trouble to people who, in my past association with them, were completely innocent of any talk or any action that was disloyal or subversive. I do not like subversion or disloyalty in any form and if I had ever seen any I would have considered it my duty to have reported it to the proper authorities. But to hurt innocent people whom I knew many years ago in order to save myself is, to me, inhuman and indecent and dishonorable. I cannot and will not cut my conscience to fit this year’s fashions. . .
Committees are places where people keep minutes and waste hours.
Lionel Blue with Jonathan Magonet “Here and Hereafter”