Half term has been a combination of rest and fun, the weather has made some of our plans more difficult but it's still been fun :-) Josh has had a haircut and now looks ready for action, and I have regrouted the kitchen worktop, oooh I hear you cry, will the excitement never end!
Helen seems to be on a knitting frenzy I don't know what she has been making but I am hoping for something warm to wear.
One of our fun activities has been a short treasure hunt around the village. If you fancy having a go yourself you can find the clues we used here on the church website.
http://www.elburtonmethodist.org.uk/images/Notices/Treasure_Hunt.pdf

This week in the service we are looking at Journeys. We have all doubtless been on a long journey and experienced the various practical aspects. If you have been anywhere with me, whether for work or pleasure you will know that getting lost is the primary characteristic of my journeys. I have lost the hire car in High Wycombe, walked 8 miles in a complete and repetitive loop in East London, failed to find my hotel in Spain (despite my excellent 7 words of Spanish) and driven more times around heathrow in a perfect circle than I am prepared to admit. Some of you have experienced this first hand of course, you know who you are! Physical journeys are a great metaphor for the Christian faith journey that we are all on. What we need in a real journey is a map, in our faith journey we get even better directions. Those directions come in three ways: We get them through the Bible - it is a great source of truth and wisdom but we need to spend time with it to understand it. Secondly, there is those we are journeying with - People will come and go and today we celebate all those who have helped us in our Christian journey. It is really important that we support direct and build one another up in the challenges of life and faith. Finally and most importantly, we have the direction of God himself - who speaks in our hearts and minds if only we will learn to listen for him.

Well the journey continues and who knows what tomorrow will bring. I am pleased to say I look forward to journeying on with God and with you in fellowship.
May the road rise to meet you, may the wind be always at your back and until we meet again, may God hold you in the hollow of his Hand!

With our love!
Jon, Helen, Josh and Beth
xxxx

SERVICES
Please do remember there are two services this week, you can watch our online service at any time from now via the link on this page. You can also watch recordings of all our previous services.
http://www.elburtonmethodist.org.uk/video
In addition, on Sunday night at 6:30 there will be a Zoom service lead by Andy. Details on how to join can be found further down this notice sheet.
Hope to see you there :-)


Shoe Boxes
A reminder from Rachel that shoe boxes need to be completed this week, either dropped to her, collection organised or taken directly to Super Tramp on Breakwater Road.


An Irish Blessing
May the road rise to meet you,
May the wind be always at your back.
May the sun shine warm on your face,
The rains fall soft upon your fields.
And until we meet again, May God hold you in the palm of His hand.

May God be with you and bless you,
May you see your children's children.
May you be poor misfortune,
Rich in blessings,
May you know nothing but happiness From this day forward.

May the road rise to meet you
May the wind always be at your back,
May the warm rays of sun fall upon your home,
And may the hand of a friend always be near.
May green be the grass you walk on, May blue be the sky above you, May pure be the joys that surround you, May true be the hears that love you.


From Di
The Church Council agreed to hold Evening Services via Zoom at 6.30p.m.
ID for all services; 872 4350 4045 Password: REDACTED ONLINE - Contact us for details.
1st and 15th November - Andy.
8th and 22nd - to be agreed.

The Church Council agreed that the Stewards, Property reps and Andy would meet to discuss ways and means of opening from Advent Sunday, 29th November. More details later.

CONTACTING OUR MINISTER
Rev Andy Chislett-Mcdonald
07960 050355

SERVICES

You can find all our services on our Church website here

http://www.elburtonmethodist.org.uk/index.php/video-services

FEEDBACK

Tristan and I would love to receive your formal feedback please. We need one formal review for each service we submit as a part of our portfolios so if you are able to compete a form now and then that would be great! You can find them here :-)Feedback

Thank you !

Jon

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The NOTICES

Please remember you can get these notices via our notices blog on this page of our website:http://www.elburtonmethodist.org.uk/index.php/notices-blogso if you don't get this email do check there, anytime.

PRAYER

For those who would like to we are continuing our Wednesday prayers, starting at 7pm we are each praying at home. We end at 7:15 with the Lord's prayer. You can find out more on our website.

JAM & IMPACT

JAM & IMPACT are yet to return to their on-line or in-person sessions, we hope to provide details about the plans soon.

COFFEE MORNINGS

Please remember Denise hosts a coffee morning at 1030 each Saturday on Zoom, please get in touch for zoom details.

 

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LYRICS

I, the Lord of sea and sky,
I have heard My people cry.
All who dwell in dark and sin,
My hand will save.
I who made the stars of night,
I will make their darkness bright.
Who will bear My light to them?
Whom shall I send?

Here I am Lord, Is it I, Lord?
I have heard You calling in the night.
I will go Lord, if You lead me.
I will hold Your people in my heart.


I, the Lord of snow and rain,
I have borne my people's pain.
I have wept for love of them,
they turn away.
I will break their hearts of stone,
Give them hearts for love alone.
I will speak My word to them
Whom shall I send?

I, the Lord of wind and flame
I will tend the poor and lame.
I will set a feast for them,
My hand will save
Finest bread I will provide,
Till their hearts be satisfied.
I will give My life to them,
Whom shall I send?


One more step along the world I go,
One more step along the world I go;
From the old things to the new,
Keep me travelling along with you:
And it's from the old I travel to the new;
Keep me travelling along with you.

Round the corners of the world I turn,
More and more about the world I learn;
All the new things that I see
You'll be looking at along with me.
And it's from the old I travel to the new;
Keep me travelling along with you.

As I travel through the bad and good,
Keep me travelling the way I should.
Where I see no way to go,
You'll be telling me the way, I know.
And it's from the old I travel to the new;
Keep me travelling along with you.

Give me courage when the world is rough,
Keep me loving though the world is tough;
Leap and sing in all I do,
Keep me travelling along with you:
And it's from the old I travel to the new;
Keep me travelling along with you.

You are older than the world can be,
You are younger than the life in me;
Ever old and ever new,
Keep me travelling along with you:
And it's from the old I travel to the new;
Keep me travelling along with you.


We are marching in the light of God,
We are marching in the light of God,
Repeat
We are marching, marching,
We are marching, marching,
We are marching in the light of God.
Repeat

We are living in the love of God.......

We are moving in the power of God.......

Siyahamb' ekukhanyen' kwenkhos'.........