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CTLCClogoBISHOP STREET METHODIST CHURCH
...serving people in Leicester City Centre (Reg. charity 1129068)
10a Bishop Street, Town Hall Square, Leicester, LE1 6AF.
Office tel. 0116 255 4111 E-mail:
office@bishopstreetchurch.org.uk
Minister: Rev. Fran Rhys is away on sabbatical during March, April and May. If you need to contact a minister during that time, please contact
Rev. David Vale Tel. 0116 277 0317. Email davidvale@mac.com

BISHOP STREET METHODIST CHURCH
...serving people in Leicester City Centre (Reg. charity 1129068)

10a Bishop Street, Town Hall Square, Leicester, LE1 6AF.

Office tel. 0116 255 4111 E-mail: office@bishopstreetchurch.org.uk

Minister: Rev. Fran Rhys is away on sabbatical during March, April and May. If you need to contact a minister during that time, please contact
Rev. David Vale 
Tel. 0116 277 0317. Email davidvale@mac.com

 

Sunday 21st May 2017
10.45am MORNING SERVICE
including the Annual Church Meeting

led by Richard Gill

 

Tea, coffee, squash will be available following the service.

Rota

Stewards

Welcomers

Refreshments

21-May

Hope Ncube

Dee Brunning & Volunteer please

Gillian Butcher & Volunteer please

Organist: Martin Briers

Lectionary Readings for Sunday 21st May 2017
Acts ch17 v22-31  (NT-p.127)
1 Peter ch3 v13-22 (NT-p.217)
John ch14 v15-21 (NT-p.101)

 

The Annual Church Meeting will be incorporated into our 10.45am morning service. The Annual Report summary for the year to Sept 2016 is available as a printed booklet, or via the Church website at http://www.bishopstreetchurch.org.uk/html/about_the_church.html

 

Christian Aid Week: We still have envelopes available for anyone who is able to make a donation towards the work of Christian Aid around the world. On the table in the prayer corner you will find copies of a Christian Aid seven-day devotional with readings and reflections entitled ‘I was a stranger’. Please take a copy for use at home.

www.bishopstreetchurch.org.uk            www.bishopstreetorgan.org.uk
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SUNDAY SERVICES 10.45am
LENT & EASTER 2017 Preaching Series: TEN HOLY HABITS

28th May

Rev. Saidhu Kanu (Café Church) – MAKE MORE DISCIPLES

4th Jun

Revd Fran Rhys (Holy Communion, Pentecost Sunday)

11th Jun

Richard Gill

18th Jun

Revd David Vale

25th Jun

Tricia Lockley (Conference Sunday)

2-July

Miriam Stevenson

9-July

Leon Dundas (Action for Children Sunday)

 

Rota

Stewards

Welcomers

Refreshments

28-May

Mary Gill

Dee Brunning & Volunteer please

Margaret Mackley & Volunteer please

NEW ROTA for Sunday Welcomers and Refreshments: Please sign up on June to Aug ROTA. We need two welcomers and two people for refreshments each week to keep things running well.

 

REGULAR ACTIVITIES

FRAN’S SABBATICAL: Revd Fran Rhys will be on a sabbatical break from March 1st. The Circuit Superintendent minister, Rev. David Vale, is available for all who need to contact a minister. Phone/email (see front) to arrange a time to meet.

Lunchtime Prayers: 1.00pm on Mondays and Wednesday in the prayer corner.  First Wednesday 1.00-1.30pm Communion – May 3rd led by Revd Jill Marsh. All are invited.

THE CHAPEL CAFÉ: The Café is open 10.00-4.00 on weekdays and 10.00-3.00 on Saturdays. Call in often, and tell your friends.

OPEN CHURCH in the Barrett Room: Mondays 11.30am-1.00pm. followed by prayers in the Church prayer corner at 1.00.

Thursday Bible Study and discussion in the Church at 12.00noon.

‘In Stitches’Knitting and Needlecraft. Get together to work on your projects and have a chat. Fridays, 10.30-12.45 in the café.

SCM forstudents  (kudzai.katsande@live.com or 07970 309987)

Churches Together in Leicester City Centre:First Thursday Prayers: 12.30pm on May 4th at St Margaret’s Church.

CLEANING VOLUNTEER NEEDED: Our Church cleaner, Lizzie Hartley, will be on annual leave from May 17th to 31st. To help keep on top of the routine tasks around the church and church rooms, we are looking for someone who can come in during the week between those times to do some cleaning. If you can help in this way, please email the church office or speak to Robin Stevenson.

PART-TIME CLEANER POST: Lizzie is spending her two weeks holiday at a Convent near Derby, as an initial step to joining them full time, so she will finish her time as our cleaner at the end of June. A Job Advert pdf can be found at www.bishopstreetchurch.org.uk/assets/Cleaner_Job_2017.pdf . If you are interested in a 12 hour cleaning job, or know anyone else who might be suitable, please pass on the details of how to apply.

NEW SAFEGUARDING SESSIONS. Everyone who has completed one of the Safeguarding training sessions over the last few years must now attend an update session, or else they will not be allowed to continue in their post. There is a sessions organised on:
          Tuesday, June 20 - 7.00pm at Uppingham Road
Please let Tony Moore know if you wish to attend. Transport will probably be available if necessary.

As well as looking at the implications of the national Past Cases Review, which demonstrated just how often peoples trust and duty of care has been broken, the session also looks at recent risks and trends such as the problems attendant on Social Media.

JOINT CIRCUITS BARBEQUE: On Wednesday June 21st there will be an ‘Open Circuit Meeting’ at Oadby Methodist Church, for both the Leicester Trinity and Leicester North Circuits. We look forward to welcoming members of both Circuit Meetings but this is an occasion that is open to everyone. There will be no formal business, no agenda and no minutes! There will be a barbecue, starting from 6.30 and an opportunity learn about the other Churches in the enlarged circuit, ending from 8.00-9.00 with a time of worship and prayer as we look forward to our Circuits amalgamating on September 1st.

We are asking each Church to bring a small display - maybe a board with pictures - a banner - a special object - to display which expresses something that’s at the heart of your Church’s life and faith.

 

CHURCH CALENDAR

MAY 2017

‘Wonder’ open exhibition: Painting, sculpture, poetry, photography. This will be on display throughout May.

Sat 27th

Civic Society Heritage Fair: 10.00am-4.00pm: Lots of stalls and displays from Leicester’s many and various heritage organisations

JUNE 2017

Thur 8th

TALK IN THE CHAPEL: Miriam Stevenson on Illuminating St Matthew: The Lindisfane Gospel and other manuscripts. 6.15-7.15pm

Wed 21st

SOCIAL CIRCUIT MEETING and Barbeque, 6.30-9.00 at Oadby Methodist Church, to meet with the Churches in the two Circuits that will be amalgameted from Sept 1st. (See inside for more details)

Thur 29th

CHURCH COUNCIL: 7.30pm in the Vestry

JULY 2017

Sun 2nd

Pastoral Visitors’ meeting: Sunday 2nd July, after Church.

Thur

TALK IN THE CHAPEL: Howard Smith on the Gospel according to St Matthew. 6.15-7.15pm

Sun 9th

Worship Consultation, for all those involved in planning and leading Worship, after Church.

 

CHURCH OFFERING ENVELOPES. Our new offering envelopes started on May 1st. They allow us to reclaim gift-aid for any tax payers, and for everyone, they allow regular planned giving to the Church. If you have not got yours yet, or don’t currently have an envelope set and would like to start, please see Tony Moore or one of the stewards.

Circuit Dates: Membership Exploration Classes: Fridays June 16th, 23rd & 30th 7.30 pm at Wigston Magna. If this is something you would be interested in, please speak to one of the stewards or one of the pastoral team.

Sunday July 30th: Circuit Farewell to our Superintendent Minister Revd David Vale, 6.00 pm at Wigston Magna Methodist Church.

www.bishopstreetchurch.org.uk            www.bishopstreetorgan.org.uk
www.artatthechapel.com

wonder-exhibition-poster

 

 

www.bishopstreetchurch.org.uk            www.bishopstreetorgan.org.uk
www.artatthechapel.com

 

LARGER PRINT copies of the Hymn-Book, Service Book and Bible are available from the welcomers.

EMAIL NOTICES: To receive the Church notices by email each week, please add your name and email to the list in the Cafe area, or you could email your request to office@bishopstreetchurch.org.uk

If you used to get them, and wonder where they have gone, they may be going in to your spam box. Try setting up a rule in your spam-checker to say all emails from our email address are to be considered safe.

If you currently get this by email and would like to cease, again email your request to the address above. Thanks.

 

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