Notices for Sunday 1st November 2015

For whoever wants to save their life will lose it, but whoever loses their life for me and for the gospel will save it.
Mark 8:35 (Message)

Remind us Father God the purpose for which you placed us in the world. That we should proclaim your Gospel and show the way to salvation.

We welcome our preacher this morning who is Mr Martin Woodall
After service tea hosts Warren and Vera

Our thanks for the flowers this morning which are given by Joan McGowan in memory of her Father-in-Law Terrance McGowan
Organist: Joan McGowan

Sunday 8th November
10.45am        Rev Richard Sharples (Remembrance) at Hope Parish Church

Diary Dates

Sun 1st         ‘Inspirations’ Poetry & Song at Rhosymedre 2.30pm
Mon 2nd        Every Day with Jesus Bible Study in Lounge 10.30am
Wed 4th       Weekly house group at the home of Barry Smith, Riverslea, Sarn Lane 2.00pm
Fri 6th         Lunch Club in the hall at noon – Price £2.50
Fri 6th         Needle Craft exhibition at Overton 10.00am – 4.00pm
Sat 7th         Needle Craft exhibition at Overton 10.00am – 4.00pm
Sun 8th         Needle Craft exhibition at Overton 11.00am – 3.00pm
Wed 11th      Remembrance at Caergwrle War Memorial 11.00am
Wed 11th      Midweek Communion Regent Street 11.15am
Wed 11th      House Bible Study at Avril’s .7.30pm – 9.00pm
Sat 14th       Circuit Day Pilgrimage Englesea Brook
Wed 25th     “Time Out” a monthly reflective worship at Hope Parish Church  7.30pm (4th Wed in the month)
Sun 29th       Circuit Service at Regent Street 4.30pm – 6.30pm

Sun 6th         Advent Service RC Church Llay 6.00pm

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.

Wednesday 11th November
Refreshments in the School Room afterwards

The lunch team are short of helpers.
Apart from providing a meal and fellowship to the local community, the Friday Lunches give a very substantial donation to our church funds.
If help does not come the lunches will cease in march 2016

Sat 14th November
Leave 9.00am from Spring Road Manse
Return approx 5.00pm
Cost £10
Bring sandwiches to share
Book through Rev Richard Sharples


November wind
leaves the year’s end
shredded to rags,
pruned branches
for bonfires.
Coloured stars
against the night’s back-drop
mere illusions of merriment.

The usual mist
a pall
to drape the Cenotaph
and a thousand village greens
stained with blood-red poppies.

Those old enough
for torn memories
stop the year,
stand grey-haired
to the autumn chill;

for those who are too young
gratitude hangs
like tattered regimental flags
in a cathedral.

Some hearts still ache —
lives pocked with craters
where love might have been —
blitzed promises and unborn hopes.

It is freedom we reap;
the price rocketed.
Concrete and glass have grafted
obvious scars,
but somewhere
in distant farmlands
ploughed into battlefields
acre upon acre —
the harvest of white crosses.

Cecily Taylor

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