Harvest Supper and Concert

Come and join us in fellowship as we celebration God’s good gifts of food.
Entertainment is provided and the evening is free but donations will be collected to go towards the Church development fund – “To Serve the Present Age”.

Harvest Supper

Tickets are available from
Derek and June Ogden.

Devotions

Devotions – 28th August: “People Watching” (Luke 14:1,7-14)

Scripture
10 But when you are invited, go and sit in the lowest place,  so that when your host comes he may say to you, ‘Friend, move up higher.’ Then you will be honoured in the presence of all who sit at table with you. 11 For  everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles himself will be exalted.

Reflection
We look at others and we make comparisons – with ourselves. Perhaps you have played that
game on the bus or train when you try to guess what sort of job each person does, or used to do. When we are waiting in a public place we watch people go by and try to guess their stories. Yet always we make comparisons, as we subconsciously place each person either above us or below us. It’s reflected in the way we look at them, and in the way we address them.
This passage today is not simply a command to act humbly in order to get the prize for being the most humble, and thereby get the glory. In fact, it is even more challenging. Jesus tells us that our whole mindset should always be one of servant and service, not just with an eye for later promotion, but because this is the way Christ went about his own life. As Christians, we are called to be Christ-like, to serve, to give. The future glory and exaltation of which Jesus spoke may not come in this life, but characterise the heavenly banquet to come.

Hymn –  STF 362 “Meekness and Majesty”, by Graham Kendrick:

Meekness and majesty, Manhood and Deity,
In perfect harmony, The Man who is God.
Lord of eternity Dwells in humanity,
Kneels in humility And washes our feet.

Prayer
Loving God, I offer you those times when I have been too conscious of my own
self-importance, and have dis-regarded the worth of others. Help me to see all your
children through the eyes of Christ, and serve as Christ showed us. Amen.

Bible Readings for this week
Monday 29th August                      Matthew 14:1-12, Psalm 11
Tuesday 30th August                     Matthew 8:5-13, Psalm 144
Wednesday 31st August               Matthew 8:14-22, Psalm 145:1-7
Thursday 1st September             Matthew 8:23-27, Psalm 145: 8-21
Friday 2nd September                  Matthew 8:28-9:1, Psalm 146
Saturday 3rd September             Matthew 9:2-8, Psalm 147

For further Bible Study on these readings, please see ‘A Word In Time’ on the Methodist Church website www.methodist.org.uk/bible <http://www.methodist.org.uk/bible>

A Big thank you

 What a Blessing

                                                                                     Local Mission

Mike Cotes wants to let everyone know that in August the Market Lunches team has raised £149 that will be split 50/50 between Room at the Inn (a charity in Warrington for the Homeless)  and to help support the Lymm Youth Worker.

                                                                                Mosquito Nets

Katy Hansford reports that we raised enough money to mosquito nets certificatebuy 55 mosquito nets via the Present Aid
(part of Christian Aid) to help  some of the
2000 children worldwide who die each day from malaria.

 

 

 

 

More than One Million Ugandan Shillings

Helen Oweugandan is pleased to say that she has received  £260 for the Uganda Mission towards buying a piece of land to build a new school next to the church.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Our next exciting new challenge!!

We are going to employ someone to work with our children, young people and their families. This will provide lots of new exciting opportunities.
THERE IS A CHALLENGE: We need to raise the necessary finance for this new venture – about £6K each year for at least 2 years. For example if 5 people could give an extra £100 per month or 10 people could give an extra £50 per month.
If this is something you would like to consider or need more information then contact Rev Stephen Froggatt (stephen.froggatt@methodist.org.uk) or Graham Pegg (grahamcpegg@btinternet.com)

Methodist Conference News

This year’s Methodist Conference took place in the first week of July at Westminster Methodist Central Hall. Revd Dr Roger Walton is the new President and Mrs Rachel Lampard MBE is the new Vice-President. Each gave powerful opening speeches on the broad theme of “Holiness and Justice”, with Micah 6:8 being a key presidential verse this year:

He has shown you, O mortal, what is good.     And what does the Lord require of you? To act justly and to love mercy     and to walk humbly with your God.

Micah 6 verse 8

Mic. 6:8  He has told you, O mortal, what is good;  and what does the LORD require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness,  and to walk humbly with your God?  (NRSV)

Read Roger Walton’s speech “Holiness” and Rachel Lampard’s speech “Justice“.

After his first year in office, the Secretary of the Conference, the Revd Gareth J Powell, gave a reflection to the 2016 Methodist Conference entitled “A Cross And A Crown“.

I recommend to all church members and friends that they read these three speeches, and take time to reflect on Micah 6:8 for themselves.

Mosquito

Every day 2000 children worldwide die from malaria but it doesn’t have to be this way.
We are raising money to buy some mosquito nets via Present Aid (part of Christian Aid).

We are hoping to raise £150 which will buy 50 nets. We have already raised £100
Can you help us reach our target?

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Please contact Katy Hansford 07743157216
katy.hansford@talktalk.net.
Thank you for your support.