BISHOP STREET METHODIST CHURCH
Sunday 18th March 2018
Lectionary Readings for Sunday 18th March
Tea, coffee, squash will be available following the service.
Organist: Martin Briers
LENT OFFERING: During Lent we are fundraising for Boys Brigade uniforms on the Caribbean island of Montserrat. Please give generously for this worthy cause. A bucket for funds is available after worship, or you can make a cheque payable to "Bishop Street Methodist Church" marked on the back with Montserrat Boys Brigade.
The March April May ROTA SHEET is now available. We need two welcomers and two people for refreshments each week to keep things running well. Please sign up for what you can offer.
GOOD FRIDAY SERVICE: 10.00am on Friday March 30th. If you would like to help to plan or take part in our annual Bishop Street Good Friday Service - The Way of the Cross - please contact Miriam Stevenson or Rev. Fran Rhys. There will be a planning meeting on Tuesday 20th March from 1pm to 2.30pm.
EASTER OFFERING CIRCUIT SERVICE: Sunday 22 April at 6.00pm at our Church. Please can all stewards be available for this service if possible, since we hope there will be large numbers attending. Please can others be available to serve tea and coffee after the service. Let Mary Gill know if you are available.
RAISE A ROOF! Saturday 14 April, 4-7pm, food, fellowship and a chance to help build a roof! Venue: South Wigston Methodist Church, Blaby Road, LE18 4PB (parking at nearby Tescos). The Leicester Trinity and West Circuits, plus the Methodist Church Zimbabwe Fellowship and United Methodist Church Zimbabwe join hands to help raise funds for a simple roof for the Avoca Methodist Church, Insiza Circuit, Meth Ch Zimbabwe.
This small mission minded church of 30 members and 20 children have produced two ministers, including our superintendent Revd Edson Dube! Edson will speak that evening about the context of Avoca and its influence on his life. He is joined by the Revd Cleopas Sibanda, national chaplain to the Methodist Church Zimbabwe Fellowship UK. Tickets: £10 adults, £5 children, on the door, (or from Revd Fran Rhys, Margaret Msimbe, Tari Kanyoka, Diane Allen). For more information, contact Fran Rhys, firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Methodist Church East Central Learning Network Region:
• Prostitution and the sex trade
• Deciding where monetary giving should go
• Spending the NHS budget
• The arms trade
Saturday 12 May at Loughborough University. To book your place visit: http://bgp2018.eventbrite.co.uk
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.)
“One of Us — Jesus in Solidarity”
Lent Reflection Series 2018
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.
Leicester Trinity Circuit:
Finding our Churches
Birstall Methodist Church: Wanlip Lane, Birstall, LE4 4JS
Bishop Street Methodist Church: 10a Bishop St, Leicester, LE1 6AF
Blaby Methodist Church: Winchester Rd, Blaby, LE8 4HL
Christchurch Clarendon Park: 105A Clarendon Park Rd, LE2 3AH
Claremont Street Methodist Church: Claremont Street, Belgrave, LE4 7QH
Cosby Methodist Church: Park Road. Cosby. LE9 1RN
Countesthorpe Methodist Church: 46 Wigston St, Countesthorpe, LE8 5RQ
Edgehill Road Methodists @ All Saints Church: Kerrysdale Avenue, LE4 7GH
Great Glen Methodist Church: 1 Oaks Rd, Great Glen, LE8 9EF
Harrison Road Methodist Church: Harrison Rd, Belgrave, LE4 6QN
Houghton Methodist Church: 37 Main St, Houghton on the Hill, LE7 9GE
Mayflower Methodist Church: 118 Evington Dr, LE5 5PE
Oadby (Trinity) Methodist Church: 60 Harborough Rd, Oadby, LE2 4LA
Rothley Methodist Church: Howe Lane, LE7 7LB
South Wigston Methodist Church: Blaby Rd, South Wigston LE18 4PB
Syston Methodist Church: High Street, Syston, LE7 1GP
The Church of the Nativity: 65 Cavendish Rd, LE2 7PL
Uppingham Road Methodist Church: 178 Uppingham Rd, LE5 0QG
Wesley Hall Methodist Church: 91 Mere Rd, LE5 5GQ
Wigston Magna Methodist Church: Cross St, Wigston LE18 2HE
LARGER PRINT copies of the Hymn-Book, Service Book and Bible are available from the welcomers.
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