Notices for Sunday 27th September 2015

No one can use my name to do something good and powerful, and in the next breath cut me down. If he’s not an enemy, he’s an ally. Why, anyone by just giving you a cup of water in my name is on our side. Count on it that God will notice.
Mark 9:40-41 (Message)

Father God we don’t want to be seen to be sitting on the fence when action is required. Enable us through the power of your Holy Spirit to act in a way which reflects the love that Jesus has for us that it may bring others to a knowledge of Him.
Amen

We welcome our preacher this morning who is Deacon Lisa Rathbone
After service tea hosts Warren and Vera

Organist: Joan McGowan

Sunday 4th October
11.00am        Ms Biddy Crossfield

Diary Dates

September
Mon 28th      Every Day with Jesus Bible Study in Lounge 10.30am
Mon 28th          Prayer Course at Gresford 7.30pm – 9.00pm
Tue 29th          Coffee Morning at Llangollen 10.00am – noon
Wed 30th        House Bible Study at Avril’s .3.00pm – 9.00pm

October
Fri 2nd         Lunch Club in the hall at noon – Price £2.50
Fri 2nd         Harvest Festival at Overton 7.00pm
Tue 6th        LA Resource evening at Rhosddu 7.30pm
Thu 8th        Church Council Meeting in the lounge 7.30pm
Sat 10th       Barn Dance in the School Room 7.00pm
Wed 14th      Midweek Communion Regent Street 11.15am

Please pray for the following:
Phyllis Davies
Isobel Holroyd
Mark Steene
Gareth Jones
Kay Davies
Dorreen Holroyd
Vanessa Woolrich

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.

Bernie and Red
Our thanks to everyone who helped and supported an excellent show on Thursday evening. £300 was raised for church funds

Confession
James 5:16-20

At the earlier Methodist class meetings, members were expected every week to answer some extremely personal questions, such as the following: Have you experienced any particular temptations during the past week? How did you react or respond to those temptations? Is there anything you are trying to keep secret, and, if so, what? At this point, the modern Christian swallows hard! We are often coated with a thick layer of reserve and modesty which covers “a multitude of sins”—usually our own. Significantly, James 5:16-20, the original context of that phrase, is the passage which urges, “Confess your sins to one another, and pray for one another, that you may be healed.”

Michael Griffiths, Cinderella with Amnesia [1975]

The cause of evil
Mark 9:40-42

[Christ] tells us plainly, and without any qualifications, that we are involved in a war in which there is no room for neutrals. Yet peo­ple attempt to evade His statement. Generally speaking, these are the very people who are the quickest in laying the blame upon God for all the sorrow and sin in the world. They argue that He could prevent it. They excuse their own do-nothing attitude by making of evil’s apparent predominance a ground for doubt of His loving kindness. It never seems to occur to them to look for the cause in mankind.

Hugh Redwood, Live Coals [1935]

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