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 15th October, 2017

187th Church Anniversary & Thanksgiving Day

Welcome to our Worship

TODAY’S SERVICES

10 am Morning Service  led by Janet with our BMS Partners Wit & Helen from Thailand

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

Do join us for Morning Coffee – served after the service, upstairs in New Horizons Hall, and downstairs from the Lounge.  We thank Wendy O and Rosie for preparing it today.

Today’s Offering Stewards: Judith, Maureen, Joan, Margaret H.  Upstairs: David D.

 6 pm  Evening Service led by our MiT Christopher

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 is our Thanksgiving Day and 187th Church Anniversary and we give a very warm welcome to our BMS partners, Wit & Helen from Thailand who are joining us for our morning service.  We pray that the Lord will bless us all as we hear more of Wit & Helen’s work.  During our services there will be an opportunity for those who worship regularly with us the opportunity of donating a love-gift in gratitude of the many blessings we have received from our Lord.  The gift will be used to support the vital work of BU Home Mission.  Spare envelopes are available at the back of the church.

Also today at 3pm  Flukes Ukulele Syncopators afternoon of “Inspirational Songs” at Fleckney Baptist Church.  Bring your ukulele or just turn up and sing.  Free afternoon including refreshments.  See Poster.

Please remember in prayer our minister Nick, Joanne & family as well as Nick’s mum Gill, as they mourn the death of their dear father, grandfather and husband David, who died late last Saturday evening.  A Thanksgiving Service will take place next Thursday 19th at 12:45pm at the Methodist Church.   Nick is now on compassionate leave for two weeks.  If you need to speak to someone during this time please contact one of the Leadership Team.

PLEASE NOTE: Our next Church Members Meeting due to take place this coming Thursday  has been cancelled, as Nick is away on leave.

Sat. 21st Oct. 7:30pm  “A Cellist, Pianist and 2 voices”  An evening of Classical, Folk and Broadway music.  Professional musicians raising funds for the Bower House – at the Methodist church.  Tickets £12.  including refreshments on sale Tues or Fri 10-12 in our New Horizons Coffee Shop & Mon to Fri at the Bower House.

Launde Abbey deep in the Leics. countryside is the perfect place to get away from the bustle of Harborough for a Quiet Day.   As a church family, we now  have this exciting opportunity to join together before our God at Launde Abbey on Saturday 21st April, next year.  (Easter Sunday is 1st April)  The day will begin at 9:30am and finish around 5pm and cost £27.  Although it seems a long way off, we do need to book the number of places, so please sign up on the Noticeboard as soon as possible.  Please also indicate on the sheet if you are able to offer a seat  in your car, or if you do need transport.  Please prayerfully consider joining us, and put the date in your new diaries !

We now have a Jubilee Foodbank collection  box in the corridor for your donated items.  This week’s shortages are: microwaveable sponge puddings, instant custard, jars: marmalade. & tins: meat-balls,  chicken in white sauce, Spam, corned beef, fruit, rice pudding.

We are still looking for a willing volunteer to co-ordinate the transport rota.  For details please speak to Gill Pedler or one of our leadership team.

Canon Brian Davis is looking for 6 folk to help in Harborough’s Christian Aid Big Shift campaign on Climate Change on Saturday 21 October at 10 am.  Please see Noticeboard for full details.  

THANK YOU for your support on all the above notices

Dates for your Diary :

Wed 25 Oct 1:30-6:30pm The Maranatha Community invite us to join them in prayer at the Christian Solidarity Worldwide’s International Day of Prayer for Korea at Emmanuel Centre, Marsham St, Westminster.  Email: heatherfenton@csw.org.uk to book a seat.

Sat. 28 Oct.

10 – 4pm Fair Trade & Eco Fair in the Hall at Congregational church.  Refreshments available.  An opportunity to buy unique and interesting gifts.

10-12noon Open House Coffee Morning at The Bower House, 32 Coventry Road.

Sun 29 Oct. 6:30pm. Leics. Baptists in Mission “Celebration Praise” at Stoneygate Baptist Church, London Road, Leicester.  See Poster for details.

Sat 4 Nov 8:30am Men’s Breakfast at Louisa’s Place – cost for a full English breakfast will be £6.50 including a cup of tea or coffee.   Tickets available from David C today.

DIARY DATES:

Week ending:  21 October, 2017See our church notice-board for more details.

Monday 16th

9am        Breakfast Prayer

Tuesday 17th

2pm        Red & Turquoise Home Group

7:30 pm      White, Yellow & Pink Home Groups

Wednesday 18th

8:30 am       Signs of Life at The Bower House

9:30 am       Walk the walk

Thursday 19th

11 am           Orange Home Group

2:30 pm       Purple Home Group

Friday 20th

7:30 pm       CTH Friday Night Prayer at Father’s House,

Fairfield Road. (rear of Salt & Light Cafe)

Saturday 21st

7:30pm       Concert for the Bower House at the Methodist Church.  Tickets £12. 

Next Sunday: 22nd October 

  10 am        Morning Service & Holy Communion led by Colin Higham

6:00 pm      Evening Service led by Sharon Cross

6:30 pm      SW Baptist Cluster Group “Worship &  Praise at Kirby Muxloe Free Church.  Speaker: Rev Dianne Tidball.

7:15 pm       Lenthall House led by Christopher

Offering Stewards: Jim L, Wendy O, Lindy, John C.  Upstairs: Laura.  Coffee: Pat.  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……   16 – 22 October, 2017

Monday  16th: Pray for families this week as they enjoy the half term holiday, spending time together in rest and relaxation.

Tuesday 17th: Pray for those of our church family whose names begin with N, O & P.

Wednesday 18th: Pray for those going out into the countryside on the latest “Walk the Walk” today. May they experience the wonder of God’s creation during this amazing autumn season as they enjoy walking together

Thursday 19th: Pray for our Leaders.  Nick, Christopher, Deacons and Ministry Team that as they surrender themselves to God’s will, they would be filled with God’s grace and truth.  Pray that the Holy Spirit would protect and inspire their hearts.

Friday  20th: Pray for the ongoing youth work in our church. Pray for those who are involved in supporting the activities of the Crèche, Junior Church, Fun and Friends and BYC.  May they be inspired with new ideas and given the stamina and patience required to work alongside our children and young people.

Saturday 21st: Thank God for the faithfulness of the Prayer Team, making themselves available to pray with members of our church family.

Sunday  22nd: Pray for our church family today. “Our Father, we have not chosen You, but You have chosen us to be witnesses in this place. We pray that we might go and bear fruit and keep on bearing, and that our fruit may be lasting, so that whatever we ask You Father in Jesus’ Name, you may give it to us.” Amen.

Local: Pray for the East Midland Baptist Association (EMBA) and its partner projects in our county. Pray that our gifts will be used wisely to further God’s kingdom locally.

National: Pray for government ministers as they continue to negotiate the terms of Britain’s exit from the European Union. Pray that there is early agreement, and clarity, on procedures and priorities and that everybody has a real and deep understanding of the issues involved.

International: Continue to pray for the hundreds of thousands of Rohingya people, who have fled violence in Rakhine state, Myanmar, with the majority seeking refuge in Bangladesh. Many are in urgent need of shelter, medical care, water and food as they arrive exhausted and traumatised in overflowing camps and settlements in Bangladesh. Pray for peace and safety for the refugees. that God will provide for all their needs as they begin new lives.

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.