Church Prayer – St. James

We would ask you to pray for our Minister, Jenny, for Trudy and Wayne, our local preachers, for our worship leaders and all who hold positions of responsibility at St. James. May they be filled with the power of the Holy Spirit to work to the father’s glory!  We lift up our children and young people, praying they will grow in faith and faithfulness and we think of our elderly members who are ill or housebound and are no longer able to join in fellowship.  We commend to the Lord our pastoral visitors who keep in touch with them, helping them to feel they are still part of our congregation.
Minister: Rev Jenny MacGregor.

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Weekly Notices


Today’s Service:
Mrs Joyce Roe

This Morning’s Stewards:
Geoff D.
Joan E.

This Morning’s Door Stewards:
George & Christine C.

Today’s Flowers:
Janet S.

Monday:
Ladies Group – No Meeting

Tuesday:
Bright Hour – Rev Sue Smith

Wednesday
Prayer Meeting – 10am
Kidz Club – No Meeting

Saturday
Coffee Morning – 10:30am

Next Sunday Morning
Rev. Linda Bishop

Next Sunday Evening
New Song Cafe at Bold Street

Next Sunday Stewards:
Barbara G / Jean O
Jock R.

Next Sunday Door Stewards
Barbara R.
Iain & Beckie C.

Next Sunday Flowers
Christine C.

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Holy Week, Easter Services

 

Maundy Thursday 18th @ 7.30pm: Service led by Revd Linda Bishop. Theme: The upper room reflections

Good Friday 19th @ 2pm: Service led by Revd Linda Bishop. Theme: At the Cross

Easter Sunday 21st @ 10.40am: Service led by Mrs Joyce Roe. Theme: Easter Day celebrations

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Team for Growth Meeting

There will be a meeting for all members of the Church Growth Teams immediately after the service on Sunday 28th April and we would appreciate if all volunteers could attend.  If you would like to volunteer to help on one of the teams then your assistance would be gratefully appreciated.  Please give your name to Jean O.
The teams for growth are: Property, Finance, Fund Raising, Mission and Worship.

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Church Prayer – Rixton

We pray this morning for the members and friends of Rixton and for their minister Rev. Linda Bishop.  Bless the ministry of this Church in its discipleship and outreach, that all those in the community of Rixton Church may encounter the love of God in the witness of the people

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Church Prayer – Prescot & Whiston

We give thanks we are now back together in Prescot & Whiston Church after the completion of Phase 1 of the redevelopment and pray that all goes well in Phase 2.  We thank St James’ for the welcome and hospitality we received from them while our own building was closed.  We look forward to new opportunities for mission and outreach and we pray for our minister: Rev. Sue Smith

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Church Prayer – Penketh

Please pray for the congregation at Penketh, who are celebrating 200 years of a Methodist presence in Penketh.  Please pray for the 23 people who were received into membership at our Covenant service at the beginning of our year of celebration.
Ministers: Rev Mark Coles & Deacon Helen Coleman  

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(Auntie) Jean’s Birthday!

To celebrate (Auntie) Jean’s 80th birthday there will be a buffet lunch on Sunday 7th April in the hall. A warm invitation is extended to everyone to come and share in this special occasion. If you would like to attend would you please put your name on the list situated on the pulpit table. Please don’t bring gifts. There is no obligation but if you feel you would like to donate a small token this will be split between a purchase for Jean’s garden and the remainder to charity.

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Happy 110th Birthday! 

Our church organ is 110 years old on Monday. The organ was donated by Mary Hartley, March 18th, 1909, in memory of her father, John Hartley and was made by James J. Binns, Bramley Organ works in Leeds. The inscription reads “To the Glory of God”

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Church Prayer – Padgate

We pray for Padgate as it develops a new strategy for growth and as it starts to change the way things are done to implement the strategy.  For the team in the church leading it.  For the church’s ongoing mission and service among the local community.  We pray that through all that happens, people there will come to experience you in new and more wonderful ways.  We pray that you will continue to inspire people in Padgate to spread your love; to grow in faith; to bear witness to the living Chris; and to seek to worship you in new and inspiring ways.
Ministers:  Revd. Mark Coles & Deacon Helen Coleman  

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Church Prayer – Nutgrove Methodist Primary School

We thank you Lord for the opportunities to work more closely with the Sankey Valley Methodist Circuit.  We pray for a strengthening in our partnership with parents so that we might work with greater effectiveness to improve the social, emotional and academic development of all our children.  We ask for your guiding hand, Lord, in the daily work of our staff team so that they may do their very best for all our children and their families in your name.
Headteacher: Ian Rimmer  

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Suicide Awareness

Suicide Awareness session on Thursday 21st March from 10:00am to 11:30am at Orford Youth Centre.  Please see the poster on the notice board for more details.  Also, there is a half day course in the afternoon on the same day.

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Theme – Lent reflections

Theme – Lent reflections

10th March – Joyce Roe – Temptations
17th March – Worship Leaders – Sorrow for Jerusalem/citizenship
24th March – Rev Linda Bishop – Fig tree and another chance
31st March – Deacon Tim Coleman – Prodigal son/being welcomed (Mothering Sunday)
7th April – Rev Linda Bishop – Jesus anointed at Bethany/surrender and Holy Communion
14th April – Worship Leaders – Palm Sunday
21st April – Joyce Roe – Easter Day celebrations

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Church Prayer – Lymm

We continue to pray for the church project ‘To serve the present age’. That we may continue to discern the will of God and uphold the focus within our vision statement: Worship Growing in faith Challenging injustice and showing God’s love to each other and those within the community – Loving Caring Serving as well as re-configuring the premises to make them fit for purpose.
Minister: Rev Sian Williams

Post expires after Saturday February 16th, 2019

Sing In The Peak District

Lymm and District Chorus director, Catherine Arden, and accompanist, John Stott of Stockton Heath Methodist, have arranged a residential weekend of choral singing on 27th to 29th September 2019 to be held at The Palace Hotel, Buxton.  This is an invitation for any who would like to come and sing and any friends who may wish to join us, to enjoy a weekend away.  Closing date for applications is 28th February.  Please see more details on the notice board.

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Church Prayer – Latchford

We prayer for all the members of Latchford as we pray for the future of the church in Latchford as we look for new ways to reach out to are neighbours to spread the love and work of god in this place.  We look to work with the senior school Sir Thomas Boteler and all the users of are building.
Minster: Rev Linda Bishop

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Theme – Blessings based on Luke 6: 17-26

Theme – Blessings based on Luke 6: 17-26

3rd Feb Worship Leaders – Introduction
10th Feb – Jane Otterson – Blessed are you who are poor, yours is the kingdom
17th Feb – Joyce Roe – Blessed are you who hunger, for you will be satisfied
24th Feb – Rev Linda Bishop – Blessed are you who weep now, you shall laugh & Holy Communion
3rd March – Rev Linda Bishop – Blessed are those who are hated and insulted because of the Son of Man & Holy Communion

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Church Prayer  –  Farnworth

Dear Lord, Farnworth is part of the Methodist Churches in Widnes movement (together with Cronton and Trinity), encouraging working together and growing our communities in your love and guided by the Holy Spirit.  Prayer is needed to water the seed of this work, Lord, as the groups meet who form the core. Lord, we ask that you will pour down your blessings on this project, as it is carried out in your name.  Amen.
Minister:  Rev Jenny MacGregor

 

Post expires after Saturday January 19th, 2019

House Group

The House group will meet on Mondays 7th and 21st January at 1:30pm in the lounge to complete the study book begun before Advent.  Look out for further notice about what will happen after that.

 

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Growth Plan

If anyone hasn’t read our draft five year growth plan then a few copies can still be found around the Church and also on the Church website.  The plan should reflect how we, as a Church, intend to grow our Church over the forthcoming years.  It’s therefore vital we capture everyone’s thoughts and comments, both positive and negative, in order to improve the plan.  Therefore, please scribble down any comments and pass them onto any of the Church stewards, anonymously if you wish, or email them to latchfordmc@outlook.com

 

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Church Prayer  –  Cross Lane

We pray this morning for the members and friends of Cross Lane and for their minister Rev Malcolm Fife. Bless the ministry of this church in its discipleship and outreach, that all those in the community of Cross Lane Church may encounter the love of God in the witness of the people.

 

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Family In Need

You’ve probably heard of the family in Latchford that have lost everything in a house fire, there will be a special collection for them this morning, there is a collection plate on the pulpit table.  There is also a Just Giving page and New Song have put out a plea as they have nothing  –  no clothes, furniture, bedding  –  literally everything has been lost.  Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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PeerTalk

Warrington’s peer support group for anyone facing depression or a related mental health condition now runs weekly at The Gateway, 89 Sankey Street, Warrington, WA1 1SR  every Monday evening, 7pm.  It’s free and offers a safe space to offload, to be heard and to receive support to help work through difficult times.  No need to book or be referred.

 

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Church Prayer  –  Cronton

We pray this morning for the members and friends of Cronton and for their minister Rev Jenny MacGregor. Bless the ministry of this church in its discipleship and outreach, that all those in the community of Cronton Church may encounter the love of God in the witness of the people.

 

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Theme – Going Deeper (part of growth plan)

Theme – going deeper (part of growth plan)

6th Jan – Covenant service HC – commitment to God led by Rev Linda
13th Jan – Putting God 1st, hearing God, doing Gods will, being God led by Tim Coleman and Worship leaders
20th Jan – Testimony – God loves me, led by Joyce Roe
27th Jan – Child of God, special, anointing with oil and or laying on of hands led by Rev Linda (4th Sunday alternative worship)

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Joy to the world – the Lord has come

As a baby’s cry pierced the cold dark air over 2,000 yrs ago, it signalled the start of something wonderful, love had been born, the Angels sang ‘peace on earth, goodwill to all’

As the clock strikes midnight – 25th Dec 2018 we enter another Christmas Day, where we are reminded of the love of God in the guise of a baby, who grew to be man full of compassion, mercy and love. He changed the world as he challenged injustice and poverty of the body and soul. Today we long for peace on earth and pray that this day love, peace and hope will rule in our hearts and in the world.

Latchford Methodist Church wish you a very happy Christmas, in all your celebrations remember the Christ Child a gift to the world who still changes lives.

‘Joy to the world the Lord has come
let earth receive her King.
let every heart prepare him room
and heaven and nature sing.’

Merry Christmas

Post expires after Saturday December 29th, 2018

Family In Need

You’ve probably heard of the family in Latchford that have lost everything in a house fire, there will be a special collection for them this morning, there is a collection plate on the pulpit table.  There is also a Just Giving page and New Song have put out a plea as they have nothing  –  no clothes, furniture, bedding  –  literally everything has been lost.  Any help would be greatly appreciated.

 

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Church Prayer  –  Burtonwood

We pray for the Community of Burtonwood, the other 2 Churches and their congregations.  We remember our Minister, Martin Wood, all our congregation and the people on our Prayer List.  We are only a small number of elderly   people but we do our best to help in whatever way we can.
Minister: Rev Martin Wood

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Christmas Services


Sunday 23rd December at 10:45am

Carol Service ‘with a twist’ (4th Sunday alternative worship style) led by Revd. Linda Bishop & Joyce Roe.

Monday 24th December (Christmas Eve) at 16:30pm
Worship with Holy Communion
at Bold Street led by Revd. Linda Bishop.

Tuesday 25th December (Christmas Morning) at 10:00am
Family Worship
led by Revd. Linda Bishop

 

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PeerTalk

Warrington’s peer support group for anyone facing depression or a related mental health condition now runs weekly at The Gateway, 89 Sankey Street, Warrington, WA1 1SR  every Monday evening, 7pm.  It’s free and offers a safe space to offload, to be heard and to receive support to help work through difficult times.  No need to book or be referred.

 

Post expires after Saturday December 29th, 2018