Notices for Sunday 4th June 2017

Without warning there was a sound like a strong wind, gale force—no one could tell where it came from. It filled the whole building. Then, like a wildfire, the Holy Spirit spread through their ranks,
Acts 2:2 (Message)

Spirit of God, as gentle as a breath of air, as powerful as a stormy wind, fill us and shape us today with Your love. Where we are afraid encourage, where weary refresh, where deflated fill us with the hope that love is at the heart of all things, and all things will come together in Your love.
Amen.

Welcome to our preacher this morning who is Ms Biddy Crossfield
After service tea hosts Bob and Evelyn

Our thanks for the flowers which are given by Norma Jones and Janis Carr in memory of their parents Trevor and Rose Jones and George and Marjorie Carr
Organist: Lydia Edwards

Sunday 11th June
11.00am          Rev Richard Sharples (Faith Lunch)
Vestry Steward – Sheila
Door Steward – Val
Tea Hosts – Val and Barb

Diary Dates

June
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        Oasis of Silence – Regent Street at 12.30pm
For 20 minutes. Bring lunch to share afterwards
Tue 6th        Circuit Bible Study at Regent Street, James 1: ‘Doers of the Word’. 6.30pm food, 7.30pm study
Fri 9th         Friday Lunch Club 12 noon in the hall £3
Sun 11th        Faith Lunch in the hall for “Holiday Hunger”
Wed 14th      Informal gathering at Honey’s Bakery 10.00am
Wed 14th      Midweek Communion at Regent Street, 11.15am
Sat 17th       Coffee Morning at regent Street 10.00am – noon
Tue 20th      Social afternoon with Strawberry Tea at Rhosymedre 2.00pm £3.00 per person
Sun 25th       Messy Church in the hall 4.00pm to 6.00pm

Please pray for the following:
Isobel 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.

Dorreen Holroyd

We are saddened to hear of the death of Betti’s sister-in-law Dorreen on Thursday and we uphold her family and friends in prayer. Her funeral will take place here at 11.00am Thursday 15th June.

Hope & District Cytun
Informal Fellowship Meeting

Why not join us for a relaxing cup of coffee at Honey’s Bakery and Cafe and share the news between our churches in the Cytun? We want this to become a regular venue so come and make it a success.

WALKING
IN THE POWER
OF THE SPIRIT

Our minister Richard is undertaking a Pilgrimage from Englesea Brook to Caia Park from this Wednesday June 7th until Saturday June 10th 2017. If you can’t walk with him you can accompany him via his blog here:
thebrightfield

From Methodist Modern Art Collection

[Today] is the feast of Pentecost, celebrating the disciples’ experience of the Holy Spirit. A lot of people describe that moment as the birth of the Church. It’s a strange story full of images that are hard to imagine and ideas that are even harder to grasp. I wonder, sometimes, if we don’t over-complicate it, though, and if a normal use of the word ‘spirit’ wouldn’t cover what we mean. The Bible says that God ‘is love’, and perhaps that’s all we need to know about this awesome moment. God pours out the essence or spirit of himself upon a group of very unhappy men and women, and that changes everything for them.

One of the Resurrection stories tells of Jesus breathing on his disciples so that they can receive the Holy Spirit. You have to get pretty close to someone to feel their breath, as close as a mother to her child or perhaps two lovers to one another. To get close to God, so close that you can ‘feel God’s breath’, is a powerful image of the intimacy that is at the heart of a message about God’s involvement in the world. God need not be a distant creator or a stern moral authority, but may be as close as the air we breathe, and with the gentleness of a breath able to pour His Spirit into us, filling us with love that drives out fear and helps us become the people we’re designed to be.

Mark Wakelin, Radio 4 Prayer For The Day – 22 May 2010

 

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