The Methodist Church, Sandbach

Wesley Avenue, Sandbach, Cheshire, CW11 1DG



Minister: Rev’d Jeremy Tresise
E-mail: tresisejn@hotmail.co.uk
Telephone: 01270 750078 (please note that this is not a contact number for Sandbach Foodbank)

Online at: www.sandbachmethodist.org.uk

SUNDAY 24TH MARCH ~ LENT 3

10:30amRev’d Rob Hilton ~ Mission Area Service.
The Welcomers are Tina Edmonds and Andrea Hargreaves, the Flowers have been given by Barbara Glassonbury, the Reader is Kathleen Wharton and the Organist is Rob Glassonbury.
Please join us for tea or coffee after the service.

Floods, mudslides, tsunami, conflict are just a few of the many humanitarian emergencies that Christian Aid partners have responded to over the past year.
This week, in our groups, meetings and homes, pray to give thanks for our effective, fast, long-term and community-led approach to emergencies and for our sister agencies in the Act Alliance who we work through when we don’t have partners immediately in the area affected. Give thanks for our emergency churches, those churches who have signed up to receive collection envelopes and prayer points in the immediate aftermath of an emergency. Pray that more churches would come onboard. [From the Christian Aid Prayer Diary.]

We pray also for Sheila Crowley’s pastoral group: Margaret Beard; Stuart and Margaret Blackwell; Ron Cheshire; Vivien Evans; Christine Gillett; Rob Glassonbury; Brian Hanna; Gillian Harbige; Barbara Parkinson; Nancy Rountree; Pauline Thewlis; Jo Webb; Jake, Charlotte and Grace Wright; Margaret Waters; Margaret Wheeler. Amen.


This Week:

Mon 25 Mar10:00am to noonAt Wheelock Methodist Church ~ Coffee Morning in aid of Action for Children.
Tue 26 Mar2:00pmIndoor Bowls.
Wed 27 Mar2:00pmCraft and Chat.
Thu 28 Mar9:30am to 11:30amBaby Group.
9:45amLent Study Course on Prayer ~ week 3. Please see below.
Fri 29 Mar9:30am to 11:30amStepping Stones Toddlers.
Sat 30 Mar9:30amMission Area Prayers ~ at Ettiley Heath.
10:00am to noonCoffee Morning.
7:30pmConcert by Crewe Male Voice and Sandbach U3A Choirs, for Church Funds. The soloist will be Nadia James (cornet) – tickets £7, available at coffee.

From the rosters for today:
StewardsCynthia Kelly (vestry) and Sheila Crowley (door).
Offertory countersCynthia Kelly and Ann Horsfield.
AV operatorNicholas Tresise.
CoffeeKaren Foster, Barbara Parkinson and Christine Gillett.
This week:
Saturday coffeeBryan, Barbara and Rob Glassonbury, Nicola Hathaway and Wendy Sadler.
Next Sunday:
StewardsAndrew Stolworthy (vestry) and Linda Jones (door).
WelcomersStuart and Margaret Blackwell.
FlowersVivien Evans (for Mothering Sunday).
ReaderLis Tresise.
OrganistKaren Foster.
Offertory countersAndrew Stolworthy and Karen Foster.
AV operatorNicholas Tresise.
CoffeeJohn and Marian Brain and Jo Webb.

SUNDAY 31ST MARCH

We’re back to British Summer Time today – please put your clocks and watches forward one hour.

10:30amMrs Norma Stolworthy.

The Big Sale on Saturday raised £387·52 on the following stalls: cakes £101·40, kitchen £89·85, chocolate £57·17, £1 stall £56·00, books £40·40, admission £18·20, bric-a-brac £14·50 and Marian’s cards £10·00. Thank you to everyone who supported.


Our thoughts and prayers are with the family of the late Margaret Middleton, who passed away this week.


Please give generously to All We Can’s urgent Malawi Floods Appeal. All We Can and The Methodist Church in Britain have launched an urgent appeal to support the people of Malawi following devastating flooding and cyclone in March 2019. Your donation could provide vital food supplies for families that have suffered great loss. We shall be holding retiring collections on the next two Sundays – 31 March and 7 April. Your donations will be added to the church’s donation from its Emergency Relief Fund.


Code Change – Wesley Centre Gate: The code to open the gates into the car park will be changed from 1 April. Everyone who is authorised to have this code will be notified individually. If you have not received this notice by 31 March please contact Kathleen Wharton by phone or email – 01270 443547; kathleen.wharton23@gmail.com.


Anita Gear thanks everyone who helped with her dad’s (Arthur Wrather’s) funeral. The donations requested in lieu of flowers to the British Heart Foundation amounted to £170·00.


Our annual General Church Meeting this year will be on Sunday 12th May. So that they can be collated, printed and distributed before the meeting, please let me have your reports by 7th April.


Lent Study Course on Prayer: We are using Tom Wright’s book, ‘New Testament Prayer for Everyone’ to help us explore what prayer is and how we can pray more effectively. We meet on Thursday mornings at 9:45 for coffee in the Henshall Room of the Wesley Centre and the session will be from 10:00am to 11:15am. The first of 5 sessions was on March 14th. The same session will be repeated in the evening at Haslington Methodist Church at 7:00pm. For further details, ask Jeremy.


Items for next week’s news sheet to Andrew Stolworthy by 7:00pm Friday please
12 Park House Drive, Sandbach, CW11 1YW ~ 01270 767660 ~
andrew@stolworthy.me.uk



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