Welcome to United Café Worship at Buckland Brewer Methodist Church
Sunday 31st July 2016
Welcome to all to our time of worship & fellowship this morning – There will be tea & coffee following the service – All are Welcome
Methodist Minister – Rev PJ Jackson – The Manse, Shebbear, EX21 5SH – 01409 281262
Anglican Rector – Rev Wendy Mitchell – The Rectory – Woolsery EX39 5QF- 01237 431160
Today’s Lectionary – Ps 49:1-12; Ecclesiastes 1:2,12-14;2:18-23 Col 2:1-11; Luke 12:13-21
Forthcoming United Services
- Sunday 7th August – 10am – Parish Church – Holy Communion – Rev Brenda Jacobs
- Sunday 14th August – 10am – Parish Church – Rev Ken Morgan
- Sunday 21st August -10am – Methodist Church – TBC
- Sunday 28th August – 10am – Methodist Church – Roy Harris
Every Friday from 10.15am – 12noon – Coffee Morning at Parish Church Schoolroom
Every Friday’s– Buckland Brewer ‘Bumps & Babes Toddler Group meets in the Buckland Brewer Methodist Church Schoolroom from 9-45am-11-45am during Term Time
Buckland Community Shop from 8am-6pm each day and 8am-1pm on Saturdays in Old Vestry
North Devon Foodbank Collection Point in Community Shop
Young persons (11+) Drop In on Thursday’s during Term Time at 7pm in Chapel Schoolroom
Snooker Club every Wednesday in Chapel Schoolroom at 7.30pm – now stopped until September
Tuesday 2nd August – Torridge Methodist Circuit Prayer Meeting at Langtree Methodist Church – starting at 7pm but come when you can & stay as long as you can
Wednesday 3rd August – Torrington & Alverdiscott Methodist Churches are running a stand at North Devon Show in the Arcade Marquee – they will be serving tea, coffee, squash & home-made biscuits. Please visit them if you are at the Show & need a time to recover!
Saturday 13th & Sunday 14th August – Art Exhibition in Buckland Brewer Parish Church. On Saturday from 10am-4pm & on Sunday from 11am-4pm. Refreshments are available on both days.
Monday 15th August – Devon Air Ambulance Night Landing Meeting at 7.30pm in Church Schoolroom
Sunday 21st August – ‘High Tea 40’s Style’ in aid of the New Community Hall from 4-6pm at the Village Hall – £4 on the door with £2 for primary School children – book with Dawn on 01237 451822
Sunday 21st August – The Annual Sankey Evening will take place in the Methodist Church at 7pm led by the Newton St Petroc Male Voice Choir followed by refreshments
Sunday 28th August – Anglican Team ‘Songs of Praise’ at Stoke Parish Church, Hartland at 4pm.
Sunday 19th February 2017 – Bradley and Ruth Biddulph will be coming to our Morning Service at the Methodist Church to talk about their experiences on Mission in Africa
We remember in our prayers all those we know who have lost loved ones recently and all we know who are ill or worried about loved ones, friends or situations. We include in our prayers all that we know who are unwell at this time, in hospital or at home. We think of Rev Peter Bolt, Rev Stephen Hill, Ray Wood & the family of Gracie Cleverdon at this time
We hold in our prayers all those caught up with the ongoing terrorist attacks & violence around the world – most recently in France, Germany & Turkey – those who have lost loved ones, those injured & those emotionally affected by events.
We pray for the Christians throughout Britain & the World Wide Church. We remember those working for peace & stability in Iraq, Syria, Gaza, Turkey, Israel, South Sudan, Afghanistan, Lebanon, Ukraine, Nigeria, West Africa, Libya & many other places around our world.
The Collection today is for Methodist Church & Circuit Funds
Planned Bible Reader for Sunday 7th August – Janet Few
Methodist Cleaning for Saturday 6th August –
Methodist Flowers & Coffee for Sunday 21st August – Val Bennett
Let us run the race that is set before us in the royal road of love. Let us keep an even pace rooted in the faith of the saints. Let us be grounded in true catholic love, until we are consumed by the fire of your grace for ever. Amen.
John Wesley (1703-1791)
We are grateful to you, Jesus,
for reaching into hearts with the grace and challenge of your reality.
We thank you, Holy Spirit, for guiding your pilgrims through times of uncertainty,
and trust you to lead them to new places in their lives. Amen.
Jeremy Dare, Shetland District Chair
God is not far off and immune to our pain and distress. The gift of the incarnation speaks of the risk involved in the love that reconciles us to one another and to God. The church is called, in the power of the Spirit and in union with Christ, to be prayer in action – to demonstrate the risky love of God in a broken, violent and dangerous world. We need one another all the more in these difficult times and we need leaders who can inspire us to faithful living in challenging times.
You might like to use the following verse of Scripture in meditation and prayer, with plenty of stillness and time for silent reflection:
‘And the word became flesh and lived among us’ (John 1.14).
Buckland Brewer Parish Website – www.bucklandbrewerparish.org.uk
Torridge Circuit Website – torridgecircuit.co.uk
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