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14th October , 2018 

Welcome to our  Worship

TODAY’S SERVICES

10 am Morning Service led by Sharon. Preacher: our MiT Christopher

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 – in the New Horizons Cafe.  We thank Robin for preparing it today.

Offering Stewards:  Beryl, Susannah, Mandy, Dilys.  Upstairs: Sonia.

6 pm Evening Open Worship Service led by Sharon

 

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 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.       New Horizons Cafe 01858 414948

Minister: Church in Interregnum

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

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

NOTICES:

LIFE EXPLORED – please pray for those attending the course, and the leaders. It’s about life and Christian faith on Wed. evenings 7.30 to 9 pm in our New Horizons Café.

Building work continues in the New Horizons Hall, Kitchen and access corridor and will last until 1st March 2019. Also, the Centenary Hall kitchen and rear stairs will be ‘out of use’ during this period. PLEASE KEEP OUT OF ALL THESE AREAS DURING THIS PERIOD. Parents – please tell children, that building sites are dangerous and they especially MUST KEEP OUT. The Centenary Hall and toilets will be available as normal. We will do our best to minimise disruption but inevitably there will be some noise and dust. If you have any questions please speak to Martin R or Martyn B.

188th Church Anniversary & Thanksgiving Day.  Next Sunday 21 October.  Rev Nick Swanson from Whetstone Baptist Church will lead our morning anniversary service.  During the services that day there will be an 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 Home Mission.  Gift envelopes can be found in your October’s Outlook envelope.

Can you help occasionally in the office please ?  Are you willing to learn use of photocopier, office procedures etc. in order to help in times of holiday or sickness ?   If so, please contact Christine.  Thank you.

We would like to thank Kathy T & Beryl for all their work in the past, as they have expressed the wish to now retire from sorting out our Church Christmas Post Box.  If as a church we want this to continue then we need two new volunteers to take on the role.  Anyone interested contact Yvonne D.

It will soon be time to organise the Church Christmas card !  Could you design or submit a suitable picture  for the front of the card ? Children included in this.  The design needs to be  in black and white with well defined outlines in order to photocopy well.  A5  landscape size. Please give your design /picture to Wendy O before 18th November. Thank you.

Jubilee Foodbank requirements this week:  Rice pudding, small teabags (40g), small jars coffee, custard tinned or instant, mash potatoes, tinned meat, pkts of sweet biscuits, straight spaghetti, white rice, small bags sugar, angel delight or similar, tins of fruit, any cereal (corn flakes, shredded wheat, rice crispies, Weetabix etc.  Collection box for your items is in the corridor.

Fair Trade and Eco Market “crafts  –  jewellery  –  clothes  -toiletries”.  Sat 27 Oct. from 10 – 4pm in the Methodist Church Hall, Northampton Road.

BARN DANCE  – Sat 27th  October in the Jubilee Hall, Congregational Church 7 pm til 11 pm in aid of the Bower House.  £15 pp includes fish or chicken/chip supper.  Tickets from Bower House, Joan B & Margaret H.  See Poster on Noticeboard.

Leicester Baptists in Mission annual BMS Celebration Praise evening  6:30 pm Sunday 28th October at Robert Hall Baptist Church, Narborough Rd in  Leicester.  “Who is my Neighbour ?  – reflections from the Middle East”.  Followed by refreshments.

Following Mark Clay’s appeal on behalf of Home Mission Wendy O is organising a coffee morning to be held in the Community Lounge on Symington Way. (East Midlands Housing complex). Come along and enjoy a time of fellowship whilst raising funds for this organisation so close to our hearts. Sat 3 Nov from 10-12 noon. free will offering.

“Praying for Leicestershire” Sunday 4th November 5 – 7 pm at Leicester Arena, 31 Charter Street, Leicester. LE1 3UD.  See Poster for details.

EMBA Association Day at Mansfield Baptist Church. Sat 10 November from 10 – 3 pm.  Refreshments from 9:30 am.  Bring a packed lunch.  Keynote Speaker: Ruth Rice founder of ‘Renew Wellbeing’.

Old Friends Concert at The Cube  7:30 pm Sat. 10 Nov.    Free entry – Donations in aid of work with refugees in Harborough district.

Harborough Free Churches (Baptist, Congregational and Methodists) invite us to come together at the Methodist church for a “Peace Tea” on Sunday 11 Nov at 5 pm.  Tea kindly provided by the Methodists.  This will be followed by a time of worship and reflection led by Rev Stephen Haward.  Please sign up on Noticeboard if you would like to attend the tea.  Please note:  There will be no evening service here that day.

DIARY:  Week ending:  20 October, 2018See church notice-board for more details

Leicester Schools Half Term

Monday 15th

9 am Breakfast Prayer

8 pm Leader’s Prayer Meeting in Lounge

Tuesday 16th

10 am Turquoise Home Group

2 pm Red Home Group

7:30 pm White & Yellow Home Groups

Wednesday 17th

8:30 am Signs of Life at Bower House

9:30 pm Walk the Walk

7 pm Bereavement Support Group 5 Bower House

7:30 pm Green Home Group

Thursday 18th

10:30 am Orange Home Group

2:30 pm Purple Home Group

Next Sunday: 21st October.    188th Church Anniversary & Thanksgiving Day

   10 am      Morning Service & Holy Communion led by Rev Nick Swanson

     6 pm   Evening Service led Janet

Offering Stewards:  Maureen, Joan, Penny, Judith. Upstairs: David D.  Coffee: Rose. 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…..   15 – 21 October

Monday 15th: Pray for those of our church family who face medical procedures and hospital appointments, that they and their loved ones know the Lord’s presence very near to them.

Tuesday 9th:  Pray for those whose names begin with S & T.

Wednesday 17th: Pray for those attending the Life Explored sessions as they take a break this week.  Pray for the leaders and helpers.

Thursday 18th: Pray for those who lead our small groups in different home venues across the week. Thank God for their enthusiasm and commitment to prepare and share God’s Word. Pray for Christopher as he leads this area of church life.

Friday 19th: Pray for Margaret H and Janet W as they work with Mission Direct this week on a project to help prepare homes and gardens for refugees in Preston. Pray that God would bless them richly as they make new friends and engage in this practical way of showing God’s love to others.

Saturday 20th: Pray for the building work to refurbish the New Horizons Hall. Thank God for the skills of the workforce enabling the new facilities to take shape.

Sunday 21st: A prayer for our church services today on our 188th Church Anniversary, “Lord, today we recall your faithfulness to us as a church over so many years. Thank you that you walk with us every day and that you are with us in each moment. Thank you that you never fail us”. Amen. Pray that God would bless our Thanksgiving Day offering as it is given to Home Mission to use in its work supporting, equipping and empowering churches across the UK.

Local: Pray for all young carers locally who help members of their families with a range of everyday tasks. Pray they would be given patience & strength to care for those closest to them.

National: A prayer for Prisons Week, ‘Lord you offer freedom to all people. We pray for those in prison. Break the bonds of fear and isolation that exist. Support with your love prisoners and their families and friends, prison staff and all who care. Heal those who have been wounded by the actions of others, especially victims of crime. Help us to forgive one another, to act justly, to love mercy and walk humbly together with Christ in His strength and in His Spirit, now and every day.’ Amen

International: Continue to pray for those on Sulawesi island  suffering the aftermath of earthquake and ensuing tsunami. A BBC news bulletin this week described the places affected as ‘the remotest of communities with the greatest of need,’ so, pray that aid would continue to reach those most in need and that during this tragedy, God’s love will be shown in action to families in desperate need.

 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.

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