Notices for Sunday 14th February 2016

Jesus answered by quoting Deuteronomy: “It takes more than bread to really live.”
Luke 4:4 (Message)

Help us Father God to follow Christ’s example by accepting Scripture as your unique, authoritative, and inerrant Word by which we live our lives.

We welcome our preacher this morning who is Mr Phil Edwards
After service tea hosts Keith and Myra

Our thanks for the flowers this morning which are given by Barb Cole
Organist: Iris Edwards

Sunday 21st February
11.00am         Mrs Maureen Jones
Vestry Stewards – Ian and Elizabeth
Door Steward – Warren
Tea Hosts – Vera and Warren

Diary Dates

Mon 15th       Every Day with Jesus Bible Study in Lounge 10.30am
Thu 18th       John & Angie Evans Concert here 7.30pm £5
Tue 23rd      Cytun Lent Study at Hope Parish Church Hall 7.30pm
Wed 24th     Midweek Communion at Regent Street 11.15am
Wed 24th     “Time Out” a monthly reflective worship at Hope Parish Church  7.30pm (4th Wed in the month)

Please pray for the following:
Phyllis Davies
Isobel Holroyd
Mark Steene
Gareth Jones
Kay Davies
Dorreen Holroyd
Vanessa Woolrich
Ron Vaughan
Keith Baugh
Pete and Ruby Kasprowicz

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.

We are very grateful for two recent donations to our church.
Firstly for £500 received from Susan Roberts, the niece of Stella Jones, given in Stella’s memory.
Secondly, £200 from the Spar shop to be used for refurbishment work on our hall.

No – it’s not an advertisement for the Beatles film but an appeal for help for our Church Stewards.
There will be occasions when it won’t be possible to have two stewards on duty on a Sunday morning. It is on these occasions that they need one other person to help the steward who will be on duty.
The help needed is to be present in the vestry before the service and to assist in counting the collection after the service.
If a number of people volunteer it will mean that you won’t be called on very often.
Please let Elizabeth know if you are able to help.

Friday Lunches
Thank you to those who have offered to help with the Friday Lunches. We would like you to come to a meeting on Friday 4th March at 9 o’clock to share ideas and agree a rota to cover the lunches.
We hope others who want to know more about helping will come as well.

Circuit Plan and Newsletter
The Plan is available now. Make sure you pick up your copy to take home. Apart from the news and services information there is a Circuit Diary. Please note dates of events happening around the circuit and give support where you can to other churches

Lent HeaderWe hope you will use the Action for Children form to raise money to support our excellent charity.
You will need to retrospectively fill in the days from last Tuesday.
Action for Children logoYou can give your donations at the end to Bob and if you are a tax payer please complete the Gift Aid form.

The Unique Authority
Luke 4:4
We are to believe and follow Christ in all things, including his words about Scripture. And this means that Scripture is to be for us what it was to him: the unique, authoritative, and inerrant Word of God, and not merely a human testimony to Christ, however carefully guided and preserved by God. If the Bible is less than this to us, we are not fully Christ’s disciples.
James Montgomery Boice, “The Preacher & God’s Word”

How to Promote Christian Unity
Rom 10:8-11
The fundamental doctrines of our evangelical belief are . . . the full inspiration and ruling authority of Holy Scripture, with its consequenc­es, the Divinity of Christ, the finality of His Atonement, and salvation through faith alone. These basic truths should be studied as set forth in the New Testament, that they may be asserted or defended whenever occasion requires. If this be done in a humble and Christian spirit, we shall in the long run be promoting the cause of Christian unity, which must ultimately find its basis in the truth which God has revealed.
G. T. Manley, Christian Unity [1945]

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