25th March, 2018
Welcome to our Worship
10 am Morning Service & Holy Communion led by our minister, Nick
The children and young people, will leave us during the service to go to Sunday Club and any visiting children are invited to join them. A Crèche for babies, toddlers and foundation stage children is also available at this time. Please collect your child immediately after the service, as the volunteers cannot look after them during coffee time.
If you are new, then we would love to say hello, so please join us for coffee. Please take a church leaflet and response card (which can be found in the pews). If you complete the card, hand it to a steward or post it in the ‘Prayer Box’ in the entrance area – then we’ll be in touch soon.
Do join us for Morning Coffee – served after the service, upstairs in New Horizons Hall, and downstairs from the Lounge. We thank John G and Rosie for preparing it today.
Today’s Offering Stewards:Penny, Wendy O, Lindy, John C. Upstairs: Laura.
6 pm Evening Service led by our Minister, Nick
7:15 pm Lenthall House. Leader: Nick
REGULAR SUNDAY SERVICES
10 am Morning Worship including Junior Church and Crèche
with Communion on the third Sunday of the month
6 pm Evening Worship including Youth Service every other week;
with Communion on the first Sunday of the month
MARKET HARBOROUGH BAPTIST CHURCH 25 Coventry Road, LE16 9BX
Church Office 01858 410693 Charity Reg. No. 1132945. Coffee Shop 01858 414948
Minister Rev Nicholas J. A. Cook. 01858 410693 :
Minister in Training: Mr Christopher Brown,
Church Administrator: Christine Wiseman: firstname.lastname@example.org
Today we celebrate Palm Sunday, and our morning service will be a Covenant Service with Holy Communion, during which our Leadership Team will be Commissioned.
Please remember the new Leadership Team in your prayers as they begin and continue working together with Nick and Christopher.
Please continue to remember the family and friends of Esme, one of our older members (93yrs) who died recently, especially her children, Philip, Lorraine & Tony. Esme’s funeral will be held, in our church, tomorrow Monday 26th March at 11:45 am. Please do attend if you remember Esme and are able to come along. The family will then go on to the Crematorium.
A big thank you to all who helped Nick last week in our local schools with “Easter Stations”. Please pray for the children and staff as they reflect on the Easter message.
EASTER: Collect a ‘Hope at Easter’ magazine and Invitation Leaflet for you to give to someone you know who doesn’t go to church, from back of church or our New Horizons Cafe.
This Thursday 29 March at 7:30pm a joint service will be held in our church sanctuary to celebrate Maundy Thursday led by our MiT, Christopher.
Good Friday: 10am Joint Free Church Service at the Methodist church, followed by a CTH Open-air Service on The Square. Do join us for this open air witness. There will be a Hunger Lunch from 12 noon in the Catholic Octagonal Hall. Donations for Christian Aid.
Sat 31 March 9 – 12 noon Easter Saturday is our next Coffee Morning in Harborough Theatre Lounge. All proceeds to our church re-development fund. Please join us for Coffee & Bacon Butties and if possible make a cake to sell on our home produce stall. If you are able to help on the day please sign up on the Notice-board.
Next Sunday, we will begin Easter Day with Breakfast Communion at 8 am. This year breakfast will be prepared by Nick, Christopher & Ady. If you would like to join us, please sign up on the sheet on the Noticeboard TODAY. (we need numbers for catering) Thank you.
The Jubilee Foodbank now have a vacancy on their Management Committee and they would like to appoint someone from Churches Together. If you are interested or would like to know more, please contact them at : email@example.com This week’s shortages at Jubilee Foodbank are: Cartons – long life fruit juice & milk, packs – mashed potato, cream crackers, instant jellies, Angel Delight, instant custard, small bags of sugar, small jars of Coffee, peanut butter, meat or fish paste, fruit squash. Collection box for your items is in the corridor.
Men’s Breakfast Sat 7th April 8:30 am at Louisa’s Place, St Mary’s Road. Enjoy a full English Breakfast, including tea or coffee for £6.50. Do come along bring a friend and enjoy a relaxed friendly atmosphere with the time to chat and eat together (No talk). Book by Sunday 1st April. Tickets available today from David C.
A six session Training Course designed to help build, teach and equip worship teams, leaders, musicians, singers, sound technicians, and all with a desire to grow in worship, will be led by Chris Bowater (song-writer). Each session to be held at Harborough Community Church, Bath Street from 7 – 8:30 pm on Wednesday evenings, once a month beginning 25 April. Please register your interest asap by phone 01858 434906 or email: Lizziechurchoffice@gmail.com See Letter on our Noticeboard.
Who cares? God cares. World Wildlife Fund. Earth Hour, Saturday 24th March, 20.30-21.30. This involves switching off your lights, TVs and computers for one hour to show that we care about the world that God created. Why not join thousands of others across the world? For more information see wwf.org.uk/earth hour
DIARY: Week ending: 31 March, 2018 . See church notice-board for more details
9 am Breakfast Prayer
11:45 am Funeral Service for Esme Brown
10 am Turquoise Home Group
1:30 pm Red Home Group
7:30 pm White, Yellow & Pink Home Groups
8:30 am Signs of Life at The Bower House
Thursday 29th Maundy Thursday
10:30 am Orange Home Group
7:30 pm CTH Maundy Thursday Service in the Church sanctuary.
Friday 30th GOOD FRIDAY
10 am Good Friday Free Church Service at the Methodist church
11:15 am Open Air Service on The Square
12 noon Hunger Lunch in the Catholic Octagonal Hall. Donations for Christian Aid.
9 – 12 noon Coffee Morning in Harborough Theatre Lounge. Proceeds to our church re-development fund.
Next Sunday: 1st April EASTER DAY
8 am Breakfast Communion in the New Horizons Hall.
10 am Morning Service led by our minister, Nick.
6 pm Evening Service led by our minister, Nick
Offering Stewards: Yvonne D, Sue, Cathy R, Sharon. Upstairs: Caden. Coffee: Jeff & Margaret. Pianist: Trevor.
‘Stay wide awake in prayer’ 1 Peter 4 :7
If we want to see things happen we must pray! But the truth is, as much as it’s a joy to pray, prayer can be hard work. We offer these prayer pointers to focus your prayers and to maximise the ministry of our church! We pray because we know prayer works!
Prayer Pointers for Holy Week 26th March – 1st April
Monday 26th: As Holy Week begins, and we continue to pray for our church vision, thank God that he has given us a living hope through the death and resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ. Pray that God would continue to lead us to risk, to grow and to tread the path He WILL open for us in the days ahead.
Tuesday 27th: Pray for those of our church family whose names begin with S & T.
Wednesday 28th: Pray for families as they look forward to spending time together over the Easter break and for those who will be travelling to visit family and friends this weekend. Pray that they might find peace as they travel and take heart on their journeys.
Thursday 29th: Pray for the Maundy Thursday service this evening at our church. “God of dirty hands and tired feet, taking people as they come, kneeling and healing, touching where others turn away. Forgive us when we want to be too clean. Forgive us when we despise life for the messy business it is.” Amen
Friday 30th: Pray for the Churches Together Good Friday Walk of Witness and service on the Square today. Thank God for redeeming the world in love on this most special of days.
Saturday 31st: On Holy Saturday we wait in hope. “God of Life and death WE WAIT IN HOPE. God of all the worlds that are WE WAIT IN HOPE. God of the darkness WE WAIT IN HOPE. WE WAIT IN HOPE AND AWE.” Amen.
Sunday 1st April. A prayer for Easter Day. “With the first gold of dawn came a resurrection, a new hope that grew with the rising sun and went out to a waiting world. We are gathered welcoming love’s return. Our hearts are lifted. We open our eyes, we welcome love. The tomb is empty, the stone is laid back. Risen one stand among us. Speak out your words of peace. Release us from our fears and heal us from our wounds.” Amen.
Local: Pray for the coffee morning in Harborough Theatre on Saturday morning, raising funds for our building project.
National: Pray for those who operate and oversee Her Majesty’s Prison and Probation Service, especially in the light of ongoing uncertainties. Thank God that His light continues to shine in the darkest of places.
International: Pray for BMS worker Ben Francis and his “Street Servants” team in Kolkata as they teach up to 50 street children basic reading, writing and arithmetic, in a makeshift school underneath a bridge next to a traffic–filled road. Thank God that these street children are gaining new opportunities to learn and new skills that will set them up for life.
If you would like prayer after a church service, please go to the Prayer Corner where someone will be pleased to pray with you. For more privacy the Prayer Team will use the Vestry. Inclusion in prayer emails or need a visit ? then please contact our Pastoral Leader: Lindy.
Please join us as we meet in the Lounge for 25 minutes before our morning service for PRAYER and LISTENING to GOD’S VOICE from 9:30 – 9:55 am, leaving five minutes to prepare for worship in the sanctuary.