Newsheet

  20th August, 2017

Welcome to our Worship

TODAY’S SERVICES

10 am Morning Service & Holy Communion

led by Colin Higham

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 the New Horizons Hall, and downstairs from the Lounge.  We thank Lindy and Rosie for preparing it today.

Today’s Offering Stewards: Maureen, Joan, Wendy O, Judith. Upstairs: Enid.

 6 pm  Evening Service led by the Orange Home Group

7:15 pm Lenthall House.  Leader: Lindy

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:   

We give a warm welcome to Colin Higham who will lead our morning service. We thank Colin and our Orange Home Group for leading today’s services.  We pray that the Lord will bless us all as we come to worship Him.

Congratulations to our young people who have taken exams this year and received their results this week, especially to Stephen & Fiona our minister’s children on their exam results.   Well done to you all !

During the summer holiday season some of our Leadership Team will be taking time away. Our Minister Nick is on sabbatical and Christopher our Mit has days of study leave.  Should you need to contact the Leadership Team during this time please contact Gill our Church Secretary or Lindy our Pastoral  leader.

Tea in the Garden.  Church friends are opening their gardens, during the summer for afternoon teas from 3-5pm to raise money for our church re-development fund.  We thank Helen & Michael, Lindy & Audrey who have already done so.  The last one is next Saturday 26th August at Douglas’. Cost £3.50p each.  Do come along and enjoy a relaxing afternoon with friends.

The BYC (Baptist Youth Club) urgently need male and female leaders from September.   There are not enough leaders for each session and this would mean that BYC would be unable to run.  Please prayerfully consider if you are able to help.  For more details / information please contact Ady W.

Arts Fresco are looking for volunteers to steward between 10:30 – 1 pm and 1 pm – 4:30 on Sunday 10 Sept.  If you are interested please contact Sarah Hill at:  sarah@unthinkablesolutions.co.uk.  See Noticeboard.

If you are planning any future events, please keep the Leadership Team informed of the provisional dates so that Diary clashes can be avoided.

Central Baptist Church in Leicester invite us to join them on Sat. 16 Sept at 11 am for the induction of their new minister Rev Craig Sweeney-Essex.  Please let our Secretary Gill P know if you wish to attend.

We are looking for two willing volunteers.  Someone to co-ordinate the hall bookings and someone to co-ordinate the transport rota. For details please speak to Gill P or one of our leadership.

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, together with Louise and their family.  Christopher has several assignments to complete over the next few weeks for his college course, and would particularly welcome your prayers.

THANK YOU for your support on all the above notices

Dates for your Diary :

Sunday 10 September.  Harvest Festival for Operation Agri with guest speaker.

Sat. 16 September at  8:30am.  Men’s Breakfast at Enigma Cafe Bar, Coventry Road.

11 am Induction of Rev Craig Sweeney-Essex at Central Baptist Church

Sunday 24 September.  Messy Church 3 – 5pm.

Tuesday 26 September.  3-5pm  Inaugural Prisons Week Lecture at the Chapel, Methodist Central Hall, London.  Booking essential at :  info@prisonsweek.org

Saturday 7 October. EMBA Association Day at Oadby BC. 9:30 – 2:30pm. Preacher – Dr Nigel Wright, retired principal of Spurgeons College.

CTH Eco Church Morning Workshops at the Methodist Church

17 -19 Oct.  Christian Resources Exhibition at Sandown Park, Surrey.

 

DIARY DATES:

Week ending:  26 August, 2017See our church notice-board for more details. 

Most of our activities will be taking a break

during the August summer holidays.

 For Home Groups – please check with your leader

Monday 21st

9 am              Breakfast Prayer

Wednesday 23rd

8:30 am        Signs of Life at The Bower House

Thursday 24th

1 pm             HYACT Prayer

Friday 25th

10 am         “Maranatha” Prayer in the Methodist Coffee Lounge

Saturday 26th

3 – 5 pm     Tea in the Garden at Douglas W’s home

Next Sunday: 27th August

10 am  Morning Service led by Rev Malcolm Barrett

6:00 pm     Evening Service led by Janet S

Offering Stewards: Jim L, Margaret H, Lindy, John C.  Upstairs: Laura.   Coffee: John G.   Pianist: Colin.

‘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….   21 – 27  August, 2017

Monday August 21st: Pray for those who attended the “Holiday at Home” activities last week.  Pray that the fellowship and the change of scenery will leave them feeling refreshed and strengthened for the days ahead.

Tuesday August 22nd: Continue to pray for Nick, Joanne, and family as Nick’s sabbatical continues, and they spend time together as a family over the holiday season.

Wednesday August 23rd: Continue to pray for Christopher, Louise and family as Christopher continues his studies and carries out additional responsibilities during Nick’s sabbatical.

Thursday August 24th: 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 August 25th:  Pray for Ady and Caroline and their family as Ady prepares to begin his studies at St John’s College Nottingham.

Saturday August 26th:  Pray for the “Tea in the Garden” fundraiser this afternoon.

Sunday August 27th: 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…… For the LORD is good and His love endures forever; His faithfulness continues through all generations.”

Local: Pray for The Leicestershire County Show taking place over the Bank Holiday weekend.   Thank God for this opportunity to celebrate rural life.

National: Pray for our leaders as they continue to negotiate and fine tune the terms of policies and practicalities that will shape our nation as we leave the EU.

International: Pray for all those affected by the recent mudslides and severe floods in Sierra Leone.  Pray for those who have lost loved ones, for those still missing, and for agencies like the Red Cross struggling to evacuate families and racing against time to help affected communities.

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.