Notices for Sunday 30th October 2016

You need to know, friends, that thanking God over and over for you is not only a pleasure; it’s a must. We have to do it.
2 Thess 1:3 (Message)

Thank you Father God for our growing in faith and our ability to love one another even when things don’t always go to plan.
Amen

We welcome our preacher this morning who is Ebeneezer Sam
We are grateful to Eb for taking our service at short notice instead of Deacon Lisa whose mother died this week
After service tea hosts Bob and Evelyn

Organist: Joan McGowan

Sunday 6th November
11.00am           Rev John Wiggall (Communion)
Vestry Steward – Sheila
Door Steward – Chris
Tea Hosts – Chris and Joan

Diary Dates

October
Mon 31st       Alpha Course at Gresford 6.30pm

November
Tue 1st         Every Day with Jesus Study Group 10.30am
Wed 2nd       Wisdom Through the Bible 2.00pm at home of Elizabeth Coulton
Thu 3rd        Sabbatical Sharing at Regent Street 6.30pm Bring and share supper led by Rev Richard Sharples
Fri 4th         Friday Lunch Club in the Hall. £3.00
Fri 4th         Craft Exhibition at Overton (until Sun 6th)
Wed 9th       Midweek Communion at Regent Street 11.15am
Sat 12th       Autumn Fair at Rhosddu
Sat 26th       Christmas festival at Llangollen 1.00pm
Sat 26th       Christmas Fair at Overton 2.00pm
Sun 27th       Messy Church here at Caergwrle 4.00pm – 6.00pm
Mon 28th      “Time Out” a monthly reflective worship 2.00pm at the home of Barry and Angela Smith
Tue 29th      Christmas Gift Stall at Rhosymedre 2.00pm
Wed 30th     Circuit Meeting Caergwrle 7.30pm

December

Sat 3rd       Christmas Fair at Gresford 12.30pm

Please pray for the following:
Isobel Holroyd
Dorreen Holroyd
Michael Shipley
Keith and Myra Baugh
Evelyn Taylor
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.

Gwyneth Roberts
We are saddened to hear of Gwyneth’s death following a fall. We have heard Gwyneth’s preaching from our pulpit many times and much valued her leading worship with us. She began preaching 60 years ago and stopped within the last couple of years.

Our thoughts and prayers are with her family and friends.

Rev Phil Poole and Deacon Lisa Rathbone
Please also pray for Phil and Lisa. Lisa’s father died within the last week and Phil’s mother has just been diagnosed with  a recurring cancer.

They both need our support particularly with Phil handling  a bigger work load during Richard’s sabbatical.

Wisdom Through The Bible
Wednesdays 2.00pm to 3.30pm
November 2nd, 9th, 23rd and 30th
At 58 Hawarden Road (Home of Elizabeth Coulton)
Led by Rev Richard Sharples

Drawing on his Sabbatical Reading

Sabbatical Sharing
Thursday 3rd November 6.30pm
Regent Street
Bring and Share Supper
Rev Richard Sharples will share some of the fruits and experiences of his Sabbatical

Proving faith
I cannot pass my faith on to others as a doctor injects a patient with serum.
I cannot pass my faith on to others as a service-station attendant fills a car with petrol.
I cannot pass my faith on to others as wharf-labourers move cargo from one ship to another with cranes.
I cannot provide a pill that produces faith when it is swallowed.
I cannot explain my faith as a teacher explains a mathematical formula.
I cannot demonstrate my faith as a clever lawyer demonstrates the innocence of the accused to a sceptical judge.
I can only prove my faith by letting Christ heal my entangled, sinful life.
I can only prove my faith by praying for others, as Christ prayed for Peter and others.
I can only prove my faith by doing loving deeds to others, even as Christ revealed his love to the sick and hungry.
I can only prove my faith by being ready to forgive and forget the evil words and deeds of others, even as Christ forgave His enemies on the cross.
I can only prove my faith by being prepared to suffer for others, even as Christ suffered for others.
I can only prove my faith by not letting my failures deflect me from my calling, even as Christ could not be deflected from His course by the people’s unbelief.
I can only prove my faith through the power of the Holy Spirit, given by Christ.

John Gnanabaranam

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