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Mrs J Swallow welcomed Mrs E Bishop who led the service at Providence Methodist Church on Sunday August 11. The theme was Gods Wonderful Love. Mrs J Sallow read from John ch 15 v 9-17 and psalm 139. The organist was Mrs M Israel and coffee was served after the service.

 

LINTHWAITE

Mr Richard Hoyle led worship at Linthwaite Methodist Church, with the theme ‘Journey of Faith’. The first reading was from Luke 12 v 32-40, which was read by Maureen Stead which tells us all to be watchful, because the Son of Man will come when least expected. Richard also read from Hebrews 11 v 1-3 & 8-16 which speaks of ‘Faith.’ In speaking to the Young People, Richard gave a simple visual example of the reading from Luke 21 v 1-4 – The Widow’s two mites.

 

MARSDEN

Mr Francis Horton read Sunday morning worship at the United church and theme of his address was “The Act of Faith”. A Bible reading was given by Norman Dias and the organist was Chris Cook. Refreshments afterwards were served by Christine and John Tillson.

St. Bartholomew's hosted the Mothers' Union Diocesan Celebration for Mary Sumner Day 'Seeds we Sow'

The service was led by the vicar, the Rev Geoff Garside who is also the Diocesan Chaplain for the Mothers' Union. The readings from Isaiah 6 v 1-8 and 1 Corinthians 15 v 1-11 were by the Wakefield Diocesan President, Cynthia Osborne. The Gospel from John 17 v 20-26 was read by the Archdeacon of Halifax, the Rev Dr Anne Dawtry. The address was by the York Provincial President, Barbara Taylor. The intercessions were led by Jean Thurman, vice-president. Refreshments were then served in the Hall by the Marsden Ladies.

Sunday Service of Sung Eucharist was led by the vicar. The readings from Isaiah 1 v 1-10 and Hebrews 11 v 1-16 were by Carolyn Hansom. The Gospel from Luke 12 v 32-40 was read by Geoffrey Holroyd. Susan Everill led the prayers. Jon Robinson was the organist. Sidespersons were Susan Everill, Bunny Lonnen and Brian Mitchell. Coffee was served by Jenny Mitchell, Joan Ladbrooke and Jean Pennington. Service today in the Lady Chapel at 9-30am. Church open each Friday in August 10-00am - 2-00pm.

Open Gardens day will be held on Sunday August 25. There will be nine gardens to see in Marsden. Tickets £5 for 1 or 2 persons. For details Tel 647815.

 

MILNSBRIDGE

At the Milnsbridge Christadelphians, the subject at the Wednesday evening Bible class was “ Oneness in Christ” The talk was given by Michael Grosvenor from Halifax Salterhebble. The Sunday services were taken by Kevin Charlesworth, with Devon Walker as the speaker at the afternoon service. There was a church tea followed by the evening meeting when Paul Rose looked at “What Christadelphians believe”.

Christadelphian meetings planned for the coming week are as follows: there will be a coffee morning Bible reading gathering on Tuesday at 10.30am. The subject at the Bible class on Wednesday August 14th at 7.30pm is “James & John – sons of thunder”. The Sunday evening meeting starting at 6pm will be a talk on “The truth about the Virgin Mary”. Visitors are very welcome to come along to our meetings & services.

 

PARKWOOD

Marion Lloyd welcomed the congregation to Parkwood Methodist Church on Sunday morning. Preacher Naomi Sharp, bible reader Jill Ritchie, pianist Christine Walker. A faith lunch was held after the service by church members. A community breakfast will be held on Saturday morning, August 17, at Parkwood Methodist Church, 9am-noon.

 

SLAITHWAITE

Gordon Ellis led the Bible Study Group at the Methodist Church on Monday evening. Members read Chapter 5 and 6 of Mark’s Gospel followed by discussion on the miracles performed by Jesus. Sunday morning worship was led by Wendy Blackburn reminding us that in a few weeks it will be the start of a new Methodist year. The theme of her sermon was changes. Sandra Dalton read Psalm 99 and Hilary Ellis read from Matthews Gospel, chapter 17 The Transfiguration. The organist was Shirley Scott.

St James’ Parish Church Mother's Union didn’t have a meeting this month but met for lunch at the Captain's Table.

At the Slaithwaite Good Companions meeting Wendy Blackburn entertained with a series of poetry readings, some serious and others very humorous; "No Gossip Please we are Christians", "It's my birthday Too", "Grandparents and Alcohol". She was thanked by Patricia Parkinson and the pianist was Margaret Cook.

At the Operation Christmas Child meeting Elma Copley and Christine Parkin and their willing friends, many from Slaithwaite WI, once more held a day of fundraising at Slaithwaite Methodist Church. Starting with coffee and cakes and later hot beef sandwiches. In charge of the kitchen was Sam from Body Shop and Wendy and her friends Trudy and Shirley from John L Brierley Ltd, whose companies allows them time off to do charity work. There were various stalls, jigsaws, books, plants, cards, bring-and-buy, cakes and other stalls. The day raised £706.

St James Parish Church Holy Communion service, led again by the Rev Marion Russell, assisted by Raymond Denton. The Holy Gospel St Luke chapter 12 vs 32-40 "Riches in Heaven and Watchful Servants" was read by the Rev Marion and her address "We must share God's Goodness in our Lives with Others". This was followed by the Eucharist and the blessing. The organist was Alvy Whitehead.

 

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