Church News Letter – Four

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We seek to support people of all ages, origin and orientation to discover Christ as Lord, and commit themselves to serving God in and through the Church “… We are therefore Christ’s ambassadors, as though God were making his appeal through us…” 2Cor 5:20

Edgware Methodist Church
Garratt Road, London
HA8 9AW
Tel: 020 8205 9262

minister@edgwaremethodist.org.uk
Minister – The Revd Ben Twumasi
Senior Steward: Mr Samuel Asiedu

Website:
www.edgwaremethodist.org.uk

We believe:
We are all children of God. We are called to live by God’s word. We are to Love one another as Jesus loved us.

Affirmations

Now he is God not of the dead, but of the living; for to him all of them are alive.’  Luke 20:38

My spirit abides among you; do not fear;  Hagar 2:5b

Woe to the shepherds who destroy and scatter the sheep of my pasture! says the Lord Jeremiah 23:1

Please join us on Sundays at 11am for Worship. You will find fulfilment and be blessed. All are welcome

In this issue

  • The prayer that Jesus gave us
  • Confirmation timetable
  • Sundays in November
  • Notices
  • Note Advent Classes

The prayers that Jesus gave us
“Every day Christians all around the world offer the prayer that Jesus gave us; the prayer we call the Lord’s Prayer…”  The 2016/2017 President and the Vice President of the Methodist church shares a thought on prayer.

Every day Christians all around the world offer the prayer that Jesus

The Revd Dr Roger L Walton and Rachel Lampard
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Rachel Lampard
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gave us; the prayer we call the Lord’s Prayer. Within it we pray for the coming of God’s kingdom and in doing so we express our longing for Christ’s transforming grace to bring hope and joy, love and peace, holiness and justice to all. Earlier this year, the Archbishops of Canterbury and York wrote to every serving parish priest in the Church of England inviting them and their people to share in a week of prayer for the evangelisation of England in the week leading up to Pentecost. There was a very good response to the invitation, including ecumenical participation, and the week culminated in a number of ‘Beacon Events’. This afternoon, the
Presidents of Churches Together in England joined together to invite all its member-churches to participate in this movement of prayer in 2017. The Archbishop of Canterbury has also invited all the churches of the Anglican Communion to share in this initiative, including the Church in Wales and the Scottish Episcopal Church. Through ‘Priorities for the Methodist Church’, we are committed to developing confidence in evangelism and in the capacity to speak of God and faith in ways that make sense to all involved. ‘Thy kingdom come’ resonates strongly with this and so we encourage the whole connexion, in partnership with others wherever possible, to prepare for and engage in this work of prayer in the days from Ascension Day to Pentecost 2017. We hope that we will be doing so with Methodists as well as others all around the world: the Archbishop of Canterbury wrote to the World Methodist Council before its recent meeting in Houston, Texas, and the Council’s General Secretary, Bishop Ivan Abrahams, said in his report, ‘I encourage all Methodists to warmly receive and actively participate in the initiative.’ Further information, along with suggestions and resources for prayer will be available on the Methodist Church’s website and at www.thykingdom.co.uk

Confirmation Preparation Time Table

SESSIONDATETIMEVENUE/NOTES
5Saturday 12th November 20163:30pmThe confirmation Service & Questions and Answers
6Saturday 19th November 201612:00noonA Trip to a Methodist heritage site
7SUNDAY 4TH DECEMBER 201611:00amConfirmation Service @ Edgware Methodist Church

Except otherwise stated, all sessions will take place at Edgware Methodist Church in the Devotional Room

2016 CHURCH ANNIVERSARY

On Sunday 23rd October 2016, Edgware Methodist Church celebrated it’s 90th anniversary of the Foundation Stone with a special service and celebratory party in the church hall.   A very huge thank you to all the ministers, the volunteers and the congregation who helped make the event so successful.

Sunday Morning Worship in November 2016

PreacherDateOld Testament ReadingsNew Testament Reading
Revd Ben Twumasi (Holy Communion)6th November 2016Haggai 1:15b-2:9
Psalm 98
2 Thess 2:1-5, 13-17
Luke 20:27-38
Mr Charles Opoku Badu13th November 2016Isaiah 65:17-25
Isaiah 12:1-6 (Cant)
2 Thess 3:6-13
Luke 21:5-19
Revd Dr Jennifer King20th November 2016Jeremiah 23:1-6
Psalm 46
Colossians 1:11-20
Luke 23:33-43
Mrs Wendy Turl27th November 2016Isaiah 2:1-5
Psalm 122
Romans 13:11-14
Matthew 24:36-44

Notices

Church Council Meeting
There is a Church Council meeting on Monday 7th November 2016
Time: 8:00pm              Venue: Devotional Room
All Church council members are to take note observers are also welcome.

Prayer group: Every Friday the prayer group meets in the devotional room from 7pm to 9pm

Advent Discipleship classes: Advent Classes and Bible Studies will be offered at church every Wednesday throughout the period of Advent. There will be 2 sessions each Wednesday.
1st Session at 12:00noon 2nd Session at 8:00pm
Study starts on Wednesday 23rd November 2016 and ends on Wednesday 21st December 2016.  The topic for the study is “Making room for Jesus”

Holy Land Pilgrimage 2017 (God’s people – God’s Land)
Rev. Ben is organising “a refresh and renew” Christian pilgrimage to Israel (20th Nov’ to 30th Nov’ 2017). The cost is £1,582 inclusive of flights, accommodations, 2 square meals per day, all internal trips and site fees.  Exclusions are airport taxes which are estimated at £140 and travel insurance which is estimated at £49 if arranged through the travel agent as well as pocket money for shopping, snacks and tips if required. All interested parties should contact Rev. Ben Twumasi for further information.  There is an opportunity to pay in instalments.

Confirmation and Reception into Full MembershipFind the timetable for Confirmation classes on preceding page. Candidates for confirmation and those already confirmed who want to transfer or maintain their membership at Edgware Methodist Church should take note and attend. Please give your name to Revd Ben Twumasi if you haven’t done so.

Stewards Meeting
The next monthly stewards meeting will take place in the manse on Saturday 12th November at 10:00am.  All elected stewards are to take not and attend.

Worship Leading and Preaching: Anyone who feel called to worship leading and preaching should speak to the minister.

May God Bless You Now and Forevermore.

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