Hi all,

It's the 2nd week of Easter, happy Easter everyone! It's great to be in touch again, hope you are still all well. I have taken a few technical steps this week to reduce the chances of my messages being tagged as SPAM, lets see how this works for you. It continues to be super important that we are stay in touch and I have included below my contact details and all the ways you can stay in contact.

Contacts

                07884 232829

                01752 480319

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                https://www.facebook.com/ElburtonMethodist

                https://www.facebook.com/PDMethodist

                https://ww.elburtonmethodist.org.uk

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-blog so if you don't get this email do check there, anytime.

 

Sharing

It would be lovely to be able to share any thoughts, poems, ideas you have via these notices so do send me anything I can circulate each week to keep our spirits up!

Services

This weeks service is conducted by me, Josh, Beth and Helen, and next week will be Tristan. You can find this weeks service here on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/ElburtonMethodist/videos/648167662703123/ (You don't need to have a Facebook account or use any of there other features to watch our video there). I have also uploaded it to YouTube but they are taking some time to process it, it will be here https://youtu.be/GxsBlsYltcw when they finish that task. In the meantime you can get it on Facebook. 

You can get all our previous services via this web page: http://www.elburtonmethodist.org.uk/index.php/video-services

In the service I mention the Authorship of Peter, and if you'd like to read some more, this Wikipedia post is a good place to start and get a little overview. 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/First_Epistle_of_Peter

Lyrics for today's service

Come on and celebrate
His gift of love, we will celebrate
The Son of God who loved us
And gave us life
We'll shout Your praise, O King
You give us joy nothing else can bring
We'll give to You our offering
In celebration praise

Come on and celebrate
Celebrate
Celebrate and sing
Celebrate and sing to the King
Come on and celebrate
Celebrate
Celebrate and sing
Celebrate and sing to the King

 

Purify my heart
Let me be as gold
And precious silver
Purify my heart
Let me be as gold
Pure gold

Refiner's fire
My heart's one desire
Is to be holy
Set apart for You, Lord
I choose to be holy
Set apart for You, my Master
Ready to do Your will


Purify my heart
Cleanse me from within
And make me holy
Purify my heart
Cleanse me from my sin
Deep within

 

All I  once held dear, built my life upon,
All this world reveres and wars to own;
All I once thought gain I  have counted loss,
Spent and worthless now compared to this.

CHORUS:
Knowing You, Jesus, knowing You
There is no greater thing.
You're my all, You're the best,
You're my joy, my righteousness,
And I love You Lord.

Now my heart's desire is to know You more,
To be found in You and known as Yours,
To possess by faith what I could not earn
All surpassing gift of righteousness

Oh to know the power of Your risen life,
And to know You in Your sufferings;
To become like You in Your death, my Lord,
So with You to live and never die.

 

Free Things

Dawn has started a small space outside the Church for folks to share books, games, toys etc. Please do help yourself but remember to give things a clean when you get home, and only pick up/drop off during your regulation one trip out a day, but you knew that :-)

 

I will sign off here, but I hope you have a good and blessed week !

Jon

P.S. Julia now follows …..

Messy Church

Julia has asked me to share the item below for all those in Messy Church.....

Hi 'Messy' friends. I hope this message finds everybody well and staying Safe. Hopefully also taking advantage of this lovely weather.
Have recently done a couple of craft projects for the children to complete at home over Easter. I thought it might be nice as a Team, to see if anyone else can come up with a craft, for the children to again complete at home. i.e. Something we can display in the Church front window, complete with items required etc and instructions for completetion or similar. 

If it will help, I can pick this up from your doorstep as I drop off or pick  Karl from his work, Mon - Fri, and then as previously mentioned, display this in the Church window.

I would also like, as a Team, to raise some money for the NHS. I have recently made 100 Rainow🌈 & Cross ✝️ bracelets to sell for £1 each. The bracelets are now pre-packaged in re-sealable bags, ready to sell. They can be dropped through a letter box and then payment preferably £1 coin can received. Payment(s) can be left on front steps or an alternative if previously discussed and agreed. 
If anybody can help me with this, or has any other ideas, please get in touch.
If this proves to be popular, I am willing to make more. I'm hoping to raise £150.00 plus.

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Love in Kindness. Stay Safe. Julia xx