BISHOP STREET METHODIST CHURCH
SUNDAY 21st April 2019
led by Rev. Fran Rhys
Image: ‘The empty tomb’
Lectionary Readings for Sunday 21st April
Tea, coffee, squash will be available following the service.
Organist: Martin Briers
Easter Flowers: Thank you to all who have helped with the flower decorations around the Church.
EASTER OFFERING: Each Easter the Methodist Women in Britain organise an offering for the World Mission Fund, contributing to the work of 65 partner Churches overseas. Envelopes are available for this annual collection. A thanksgiving service will be held for our local MWiB at Syston Methodist Church on Sunday May 19th at 6.00pm
ROTA for April to May: Please sign up on the ROTA SHEET : We are looking for a welcomer and someone to look after refreshments each week to keep things running smoothly. Thank you.
GOOD FRIDAY SERVICE. Thank you to all who took part in the Good Friday Service. We are pleased to record that the retiring offering collected £92.00 to be divided between the ‘All We Can’ Malawi disaster appeal and the Zinthiya Trust’s work to help women in extreme poverty.
WONDERING SOUL EXHIBITION VOLUNTEERS are being sought to help look after the Wondering Soul exhibition at Bishop Street Methodist Church and 3 other churches in the city centre between 2 May and 9 June. Joining the team is simple and straightforward, not to mention a great way to meet new, like-minded people. We are looking for volunteers who are friendly, approachable and happy to chat with visitors. An interest in art is useful, but not essential. Volunteers from all backgrounds and experience are welcome. Responsibilities during 3-4 hour shifts include: signposting visitors to other activities, keeping resources tidy, monitoring and documenting audience feedback, monitoring the artwork and logging observations. As someone who helped host the exhibition in Norfolk recently wrote: “There were so many exciting opportunities for mission and evangelism. We’re bringing a coachload of visitors to Leicester.”
ACCOMMODATION REQUEST: An asylum seeker living in Home Office dispersal accommodation in south Leicester has just been granted leave to remain and will imminently be homeless. However he has recently undergone major knee reconstruction surgery and is on crutches undergoing physiotherapy in the short term. The young man is URGENTLY seeking a ground floor room until his recovery allows him to seek alternative accommodation and temporary employment. In the meantime he will be receiving subsistence benefits and has a university offer to read politics and economics from October 2019. If you think you could provide temporary accommodation, please be in touch with Jan Bryars at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you
CREATING SAFER SPACE: Safeguarding Training. Leicester Trinity Circuit will be holding four sessions to give everyone who needs this the opportunity to do the training. The foundation module is for those who have never undertaken creating safer space training before, and the refresher module is for those who completed the foundation module 4 years ago or more
• Thursday 23 May at 7.00pm-9.30pm – foundation module at Birstall Methodist Church
• Wednesday 29 May, 9.30am-12.00pm – foundation module at Oadby Trinity Methodist Church
• Thursday 30 May, 9.30am–12.00pm - refresher module at Claremont Street Methodist Church
• Wednesday 5 June, 1.30pm–4.00pm – refresher module at Cosby Methodist Church
Tony Moore has details of who needs to attend one of these sessions. Booking is essential, either via Tony or the Circuit Safeguarding Administrator, Laurie Rowell, by telephone 0116 267 5194 or by email email@example.com
BISHOP STREET ONLINE VIDEOS
A series of heritage videos is also available via Youtube. You can find them at the Bishop Street Church youtube channel (feel free to subscribe). Four short talks by Richard Gill on the origins of Leicester Methodism begin with ‘A sermon at Butt Close’, at https://youtu.be/x18ONeu0AoI (Follow the links to find subsequent videos.)
A Listening Ear: a volunteer listener is on hand on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, available through the Chapel Cafe. There are two 'slots' at 11am and 11.45-12.30. If you'd like to speak to a church member who's been trained in listening skills, please see the designated person sitting in the café.
LARGER PRINT copies of the Hymn-Book, Service Book and Bible are available from the welcomers.
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