Notices for Sunday 21st May 2017

“If you love me, show it by doing what I’ve told you.”
John 14:15 (Message)

Father God, help us through your Holy Spirit to show our love to others in deed as well as in word.
Amen.

Welcome to our preacher this morning who is Mr David Young
After service tea hosts Warren and Betti

Our thanks for the flowers which are given by Barb Cole
Organist: Joan McGowan

Sunday 28th May
11.00am             Rev Richard Sharples (Communion)
Vestry Steward – Ian
Door Steward – Chris
Tea Hosts – Chris and Joan

Diary Dates

May
Sun 21st       Anniversary Choral Concert at Rhosddu 7.30pm
Tue 23rd      Oasis of Silence – Regent Street at 12.30pm for 20 minutes. Bring lunch to share afterwards
Wed 24th     Midweek Communion at Regent Street, 11.15am
Thu 25th      Ascension Day Service on Hope Mountain 9.30am
Fri 26th       “Enter the Silence” in church 11.30am
Fri 26th       Friday Lunch Club 12 noon in the hall £3
Sun 28th       Messy Church in the hall 4.00pm to 6.00pm

June
Fri 2nd      “Enter the Silence” in church 11.30am
Sun 4th         Variety Songs of Praise at Regent Street 6.00pm Alan Birchall and Derek Harrison Jazz Trio
Tue 6th        Coffee Morning at Llangollen 10.00am
Tue 6th        Circuit Bible Study (see opposite)

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

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.

May Melodies” Concert
Our thanks to all who supported the concert on Friday given by Joan McGowan. We were entertained to a variety of styles of music which was much enjoyed by those who came. Our thanks too for those who provided the cakes and biscuits. £200 was raised for the hall refurbishment project.

In June 2017, the Methodist Church is encouraging churches and circuits across the Connexion to run a ‘Bible Month’, 30 days focused on the letter of James.

The letter of James encourages Christians to live out their faith as well as to confess it. It reminds us that faith without works is dead, and so encourages us to love God and neighbour in deed as well as in word.

Our circuit will be holding a Bible Study at Wrexham Methodist Church on the following dates:

Tue 6th James Chapter 1: ‘Doers of the Word’.
Wed 14th James Chapter 2: ‘Faith and Works’.
Tue 20th James Chapter 3v1 – 4v12: ‘Speech and Wisdom.’
Wed 28th James Chapter 4v13 – 5v20 ‘Living for the Lord.’

Time 6.30pm with food and then 7.30pm the study.

We are encouraged to organise a ‘Bring and Share Lunch’ on one Sunday after worship and give money to our Circuit Project which this year is “Holiday Hunger” (ensuring that those children in receipt of free school meals in term time do not go hungry in the holidays.

The Weight of a Snowflake

‘Tell me the weight of a snowflake; a coaltit asked a wild dove. ‘Nothing more than nothing; was the answer.

‘In that case, I must tell you a marvellous story; the coaltit said. ‘I sat on the branch of a fir, close to its trunk, when it began to snow — not heavily, not in a raging blizzard: no, just like in a dream, without a sound and with any violence. Since I did not have anything better to do, I counted the snowflakes settling on the twigs and needles of my branch. The number was exactly 3,741,952. When the 3,741,953rd dropped onto the branch — nothing more than nothing, as you say — the branch broke off’.

Having said that, the coaltit flew away.

The dove, since Noah’s time an authority on the matter, thought about the story for while, and finally said to herself: ‘Perhaps there is only one person’s voice lacking for peace to come to the world:

Kurt Kanter, from New Fables, Thus s poke the Marabou

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