19th August , 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 Junior Church 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 in the Lounge.  We thank Robin and Rosie for preparing it today.

Offering Stewards:  Maureen, Joan, Penny, Judith.  Upstairs: Enid.

6 pm Evening Service led by our minister, Nick



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


Church Office 01858 410693   Charity Reg. No. 1132945.       New Horizons Cafe 01858 414948

Minister Rev Nicholas J. A. Cook.   01858 410693 :

Minister in Training: Mr Christopher Brown,

Church Administrator: Christine Wiseman:


We give a warm welcome back to Nick as he leads our services today. We pray that we will all be blessed through the preaching of God’s Word today.

With the summer holidays now upon us, our Home Groups have closed as many folks are away on holiday.  If there are any pastoral issues over the next few weeks please contact our Pastoral Leader, Lindy or one of the Leadership Team.  Thank you.

Tired of sitting in a traffic jam on a Bank Holiday Saturday afternoon? Then why not stay in Harborough. Instead, come and sit in Lindy’s garden, and enjoy a Cream Tea for a very worthy cause – our Messy Church funds.  We’ll be serving scones, jam & cream, with a tea or coffee on Saturday 25th August, from 2 pm until 5 pm – indoors if it rains, but hopefully in the garden – for £3 per person. All are welcome.

Men’s Breakfast Saturday 8th September at 8:30 am at Enigma Café Bar, opposite MHBC in Coventry Road.  Enjoy a full English Breakfast including a cup of tea or coffee for £6.50p.  Tickets available from David C.  Please book by 2nd Sept.

The next Worship in the Lounge is Saturday 8th September starting at 7.30pm.

Our next Church Members Meeting will be on Monday 10 September at 7:30pm.  Will  all church members please make every effort to attend.

LIFE EXPLORED – an informal and relaxed course about life and Christian faith on Wednesday evenings 7.30 to 9 pm starting 12th September in our New Horizons Café.  Pick up an invitation card from church or café. Contact Sharon for more info.

Stuart Townend & Band are planning “The Courage Tour” around England and will be visiting near us – at Wellingborough URC on Tuesday 18th September and Rugby Baptist Church on Wednesday 19th September both at 7:30pm.  Tickets £15. Don’t miss it ! See: to book tickets.

The Bower House will be running a 7 week Bereavement Support Group beginning on Wednesday 19 September at 7pm.  If you or anyone you know would benefit from this course, then please book your place by 3 Sept.  Tel: 01858 469257.

Call the Nation to Prayer” is an initiative seeking to respond to the Lord’s call for this time.  They have planned a significant gathering to pray for the full release of God’s promises for this nation.  Do join with them and the Maranatha Community on Saturday 29 September.   11am in Old Coventry Cathedral ruins and 2:30pm in the Sports Park, Meriden in the heart of England. (half way between Coventry and B’ham Airport) For full details and sign-up free at Eventbrite, go to:

Jubilee Foodbank require this week: Cartons – long life fruit juice, UHT milk & custard.  Packs – small bags of sugar, dried potatoes.  Tins – all tinned vegetables & fruit, rice pudding, meat in sauce, hot dogs, meat balls, Fray Bentos Beef & chicken pies, potatoes.  Small jars of coffee.  Jellies & Angel Delight.  Fruit squash.  Collection box for your items is in the corridor.

Situations Vacant:

  1.        Pension Manager Role with Baptist Union Pensions. Details available from Yvonne  D.
  2.       Church Cleaner required for MHBC.   Seven and half hours a week. Required from                                  September 20th or as soon as possible after this date. This is an early  morning position.                   Current hours are 8.00 am to 9.30 am daily.

THANK YOU   for your support on all these Notices

DIARY:  Week ending:  25 August, 2018See church notice-board for more details

Monday 20th

9 am      Breakfast Prayer

Wednesday 22nd

8:30 am      Signs of Life at The Bower House

Thursday 23rd

1 pm      HYACT Prayer Meeting

Saturday 25th

11—4 pm      Harborough Community& Volunteer Fair on the Square

2—5 pm      Cream Teas in Lindy’s home and garden.  All proceeds for Messy Church funds.

Next Sunday: 26th August

   10 am      Morning Service led by our minister, Nick.

   6 pm     Evening Service led by our minister, Nick

7:15 pm    Lenthall House.  Leader: Nick

Offering Stewards:  Margaret H, Wendy O, Lindy, John C.  Upstairs: Laura.   Coffee: Rose.   Pianist: TBC

‘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 …….20—25 August

Monday 20th: Continue to pray for those preparing to lead the ‘Life Explored’ course beginning in September. Pray for those who will attend, that they would be challenged by the course to want to explore the Christian faith further.

Tuesday 21st:Pray for those whose names begin T, U and V.

Wednesday 22nd: Pray for Sharon as she prepares to begin her year long course to gain a certificate in Children’s Ministry. Pray for those who work at The Cube, that they may continue to be inspired to provide an effective range of services that meet the needs of the young people.

Thursday 23rd: Pray for young people who will be receiving GCSE results today. Pray that God will bless them as they prepare to continue their studies or complete training in work related roles.

Friday 24th: Thank God for all those who lead small groups in our church and for the recent training day at The Cube. Pray for those considering leading a small group in the future.

Saturday 25th: Pray for the cream tea today in Lindy’s home raising funds for Messy Church. Pray that it would be a time of fun and fellowship. Thank God for time to relax on this Bank Holiday weekend.

Sunday 26th: As we meet to worship today, may we join with the psalmist in knowing that, “the LORD is God. It is He who made us, and we are His; we are His people, the sheep of His pasture…… the LORD is good and His love endures forever; His faithfulness continues through all generations.”

Local: Thank God for the Jubilee Foodbank as it continues to provide vital resources to individuals and families, especially as the school holidays continue and increased pressures on the foodbank may be felt. Thank God for the generosity of local people who continue to contribute items regularly.

National: Pray for teachers and support staff in our schools as they prepare to begin a new school year. Pray for those children who will be starting school for the first time or moving to a new school.

International: Pray for those affected by the collapse of the motorway bridge in Genoa, for the families of those killed and injured and for the rescuers who bravely searched for survivors. Pray for the politicians and engineers as they make important decisions about how the situation is handled in the coming days.

 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.