Newsheet

25th June, 2017

Welcome to our Worship

TODAY’S SERVICES

10 am Morning Service led by Yvonne D.

Preacher: Christopher

The children and young people will leave us during the service for 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 ends 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.

Coffee will be served after the service, upstairs in the New Horizons Hall, and downstairs from the Lounge.  We thank Robin and Rosie for preparing this for us today.

Today’s Offering Stewards: Jim L, Wendy O, Lindy, John C. Upstairs: Laura.

3 – 5 pm Messy Church

6 pm Evening Compline Service & Holy Communion

led by  Christopher

 7:15 pm Lenthall House.  Leaders: Alan & Janet

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 :   Nick.Cook@harborough-baptist.org.uk

Minister in Training: Mr Christopher Brown, Christopher.Brown@harborough-baptist.org.uk

Church Administrator: Christine Wiseman:  admin@harborough-baptist.org.uk

NOTICES:

TODAY: Messy Church this afternoon from 3 – 5 pm.  Please remember the families in prayer that they will experience the presence of the Holy Spirit as they enjoy a creative and fun-filled afternoon.

Please remember to collect your Outlook from the box at the back of the church.  A donation towards the cost of printing will be most appreciated (in the white tub in the box).

Next Saturday.  Walton Chapel’s Open garden and Strawberry Teas Sat 1st July from 2.30 to 4.30 pm. at Sandyland, Hall Lane, Walton.  £3.   All proceeds will be given to Baptist Home Mission. A great way to spend your afternoon in a garden usually opened under the National Garden Scheme !

A Questionnaire was placed in your June Outlook envelope.  We would value your response to this by next Sunday 2nd July, so please be sure to collect it, and return in the box at the back of church.  Spare copies available from Cathy R.

Messy Cafe in our Coffee Shop.  Would you like to help with the next one on Saturday 29th July 10.30 am ?  If so, please contact Sharon or Jeff B.

Our Junior Church Anniversary will be on Sunday 9th July this year, followed by an all age Church Party & BBQ at The Cube, to which everyone is invited.  Please put this date in your diary – more details soon.   There will be NO evening service here that day.

Market Harborough Fair Trade Town.  This is a small group of friendly people representing their church to promote Fairtrade in our town.  They meet four times a year and have events  at ‘Harborough by the Sea’, and hold an Autumn Fair.  If you could represent our church please speak to Rosie for more details and contacts.  Lutterworth achieved a “Fair-trade Gold” and that is the aim of this MH group.

At a recent CTH Forum Dave Tomlin from the Methodist church offered to put together a service on The Square for Harborough by the Sea from 10 – 11am Sunday 30 July, and is looking for volunteers to take an active part.    He needs folk to deliver a 2 minute testimony of God’s continuing activity in the present; musicians and folk willing to lead the singing; someone to lead a spot for the youngsters with some action songs; a couple of brief prayer slots focusing on thanksgiving for the ability to enjoy ourselves and have fun; a short dialogue  requiring folk with good strong voices.  If you would like to be involved, please contact Dave Tomlin at:  dave.tomlin10@btinternet.com  before 10 July.

Please continue to remember Nick in your prayers, together with Joanne and their family as he is on sabbatical.  Also please pray for Christopher, as he leads us over the next few months, together with Louise and their family.  Christopher has several assignments to prepare over the next few weeks for his college course, and would welcome your prayers particularly during this time.

THANK YOU for your support on all the above notices

Forward Notices:

Sunday 9 July at 6:30pm BUGB President Rev Dianne Tidball visits Central Baptist Church, Charles Street, Leicester.  Presidential Theme: “As in heaven”.  A good opportunity to hear Dianne, as there will be no evening service here that day.

A Gala Evening of Oscar Wilde’s entertaining and amusing play ‘The Importance of Being Earnest’ is being performed at the Harborough Theatre on Monday 10th July at 7:45 pm. Tickets £10 each.  Proceeds from the play to the Bower House.   The management of the theatre are donating all ticket sales for this performance to the Bower House – a generous donation.  On this occasion tickets will be on sale from the New Horizons Coffee Shop, 9:30 to 12:30 on Tuesdays and Fridays. All other times from the Bower House. Your ticket purchase will be greatly appreciated

Friday 21 July 9:30 – 11am.  CTH Teddy Bears Picnic at Welland Park Cafe.

24-28 July Children’s Holiday Club at St. Peter & St. Paul, Great Bowden.

Do look at the Noticeboard at the back of the church for Posters of forthcoming events, Job Vacancies, Requests for Help etc.  There is not always room on this Notice sheet for all information received.

DIARY DATES:

Week ending:  1 July, 2017See our church notice-board for more details. 

Monday 26th

9 am Breakfast Prayer

Tuesday 27th

2 pm Red & Turquoise Home Groups

7:30 pm White, Yellow & Pink Home Groups

Wednesday 28th

8:30 am Signs of Life at The Bower House

1:30 pm Fun & Friends

Thursday 29th

11 am Orange Home Group in Lounge

2:30 pm Purple Home Group

Friday 30th

10 am Maranatha Prayer for our town, country & world.  Meet at Methodist church coffee lounge.

Afternoon. Pastoral Team Afternoon Tea at Misterton Hall.

Saturday 1st July

2:30 pm Open Garden & Strawberry Teas at  Sandyland, Hall Lane, Walton.  £3.  All proceeds to Home Mission.

Sunday: 2nd July 

10 am      Morning  Service led by Christopher

  6 pm     BYC (Baptist Youth Club) End of Year Service led by Ady.

Offering Stewards:  Yvonne D, Sue, Sharon, Cathy R. Upstairs: Fiona.  Coffee:  Rose.   Pianist:  Dave.

‘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…. 26 June – 31 July, 2017

Monday 26th: Pray for the Home Groups and their leaders as they begin to plan the evening services that each group will participate in over the summer.

Tuesday 27th: Pray for those of our church family whose names begin with U, V & W.

Wednesday 28th: Pray for Fun and Friends today, for the parents and carers who bring their little ones along week by week, and for those who lead and help to run the sessions.

Thursday 29th: Pray for the work of the coffee shop as it seeks to recruit new volunteers. Thank God for Kay and Michelle who so ably manage the coffee shop day to day.

Friday 30th: Pray for the members of the Pastoral team and their guests as they enjoy their annual visit to Misterton Hall today. Pray that it would be a time of relaxation and fellowship in the beautiful surroundings of the Leicestershire countryside.

Saturday 1st: Pray for our friends at Walton, as they hold their annual Strawberry Tea this afternoon, both as an outreach, and to raise funds for Home Mission. Pray that it would be a time of blessing for all those who go along.

Sunday 2nd Pray for our Junior Church as they prepare for their anniversary celebrations, thanking God for our young people. Pray that God will continue to work in their lives.

Local: Pray for the ‘I Love Market Harborough’ Festival this weekend, organised by ‘Sustainable Harborough.’ Pray for the many organisations taking part, as they aim to involve the community in local projects, and raise awareness of some important environmental issues.

National: Pray for all those who continue to be affected by the fire in North Kensington, particularly those who have been left without a home. Pray for the local authority and housing services as they seek to re–home residents in the coming weeks.  Pray for community relations in the aftermath of this tragedy.

International: Pray for senior political figures in Europe as they ponder the result of the recent UK election, and how it will affect the Brexit negotiations. Pray for wisdom and integrity for our government ministers as they negotiate the terms of our leaving the EU.

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 K.

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.