Notices blog

This week's service is based on Philippians 3, and it makes such a great segway to one of my favourite songs "All I once Held dear". Its lyrics are as much worship as they are meditation and reflection. It is just a brilliant chance to use it. So, if you get chance join us on-line this week and sing along (the words are at the end of this e-mail).
In terms of notices just a reminder to Church council members that you are meeting on the 14th via Zoom. Thank you to Di for organising it.

A reminder that there are still those in our Church who need your prayers and I hope you will join us Wednesday evenings to continue to pray for one another.

I do love to hear your personal news, so feel free to share that with me especially if you'd like me to share with the wider Church in these notices.

I usually tell you something of the events for the Carhart family - we continue to work away in "Bunker Carhart". The children are enjoying being back at school, although they won't admit that if you ask them! I am being allowed out for the first time this week to preach at Compton's evening service, I am sure it will be different, face masks and all but none the less I am looking forward to it!

I hope this week has been kind to you and you have a blessed and God filled week. As always remember the God of creation, the God of pure love hope and joy is in command, so all must be well! With our love
Jon, Helen, Josh and Beth
xxxx


SUNDAY 11th October
Di has kindly organised a Sunday evening Zoom service for the 11th of October. The service will be at 6:30 pm. To join please use the details below....
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HARVEST
Di has asked me to include the notice below concerning harvest at EMCC. Please note the confirmation of a week day slot that was mentioned in last week's notices.

Hello, Sunday 11th October would have been our Harvest Festival. It has been suggested that gifts for the Foodbank can be left at the Church on Saturday 10th October between 10am and 12 noon. There's also a slot on Thursday 8th, again from 10 until 12. Drop offs at the Front Door, please. If you would like to donate PLEASE choose an item/s from the list below, which has been copied from the Plymouth Foodbank website. Donations of money are also welcomed.

ITEMS URGENTLY NEEDED
Tinned Rice Puddings
Custard
Crisps
Squash - orange, apple/blackcurrant etc
Treats - sweets
Wet wipes (Baby friendly)
Instant Hot chocolate
Instant Mash
Deodorant - Male & Female
Washing up liquid
Razors/shaving equipment


They DO NOT WANT
Pasta, Soup, Beans, Tinned Vegetables or Milk.
Thank you for your support.



FROM THE ARCHIVES
This week I came cross this wonderful news extract concerning Elburton in 1836! If you are able follow the link to read some more.... https://www.facebook.com/elburtonhistory/posts/126835905825402

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

Contact Details

Mobile: 07884 232829
Land line: 01752 480319
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ElburtonMethodist
Website http://www.elburtonmethodist.org.uk
Circuit https://www.facebook.com/PDMethodist

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 715 with the Lord's prayer. You can find out more on our website.

COURIER

If you didn't recieve or you've lost your copy of the Courier please note you can find them on our website anytime :-).

A circuit video

Our new Performing arts enabler has prepared a video telling of some of the things happening across the circuit during lockdown. You will also see a short message from our new superintendent. Many thanks to Josh for the idea of passing something between us all!
https://www.facebook.com/PDMethodist/posts/167080604929860

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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This weeks lectionary reading is Phillipians 2 1-13. The next few weeks are taking us through the start of this letter. At the risk of repeating something Tristan may say I would like to direct you to this portion at the end of the passage.

Therefore, my beloved, just as you have always obeyed me, not only in my presence, but much more now in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling; for it is God who is at work in you, enabling you both to will and to work for his good pleasure.

It carries the sentiment of the entire lectionary passage, that we should be humble, obedient, always thinking of others and that we should be concerned with our own salvation. It is however, the last line that sticks in my mind "to will and work for his good pleasure". We tend to take as much pleasure in seeing someone's face when we pass them a gift as we do in receiving one. In the same way it is a great pleasure to be called to obey God's will and to serve him in mission. As Christians we receive so many gifts from our God. The chance to give back is one we should grasp willingly, with passion and zeal. I will talk more of the zeal, energy and joy of faith next Sunday so for now, suffice it to say we should be overjoyed to be called to obedient service in him.

We have had another exciting week! Josh and Beth have signed up to after school clubs. Beth will be learning "multi-skills" (I'm not sure what that is either but I am hoping there are no "multi-tools" invovled in it!). Josh has decided to undertake a four week basektball course. Raiders here we come !!

It's always good to hear back from you and I was very pleased to discover that I am not the only country music fan, you know who you are :-)

As always With our love
Jon, Helen, Josh and Beth
xxxx

HARVEST Di has asked me to include the notice below concerning harvest at EMCC.

Hello, Sunday 11th October would have been our Harvest Festival. It has been suggested that gifts for the Foodbank can be left at the Church on Saturday 10th October between 10a.m and 12 noon. There will also be a collection during the week – day and time to be agreed. If you would like to donate PLEASE choose an item/s from the list below, which has been copied from the Plymouth Foodbank website. Donations of money are also welcomed.

ITEMS URGENTLY NEEDED
Tinned Rice Puddings
Custard
Crisps
Squash – orange, apple/blackcurrant etc
Treats – sweets
Wet wipes (Baby friendly)
Instant Hot chocolate
Instant Mash
Deodorant – Male & Female
Washing up liquid
Razors/shaving equipment


They DO NOT WANT
Pasta, Soup, Beans, Tinned Vegetables or Milk.
Thank you for your support.


An Introduction to the Chislett-McDonalds...
First, let me say how delighted Ruth and I are by the welcome we have received in the Plymouth and Devonport Circuit. There has been a real sense of peace and a 'knowing' that this is where God has called us and placed us.
A bit about us. We have been married for 35 years and have two adult children, Simon and Charis. Simon is a physicist completing a PhD, and Charis is both finishing an anthropology masters degree and beginning training to become a teacher. They are currently at Durham University. Ruth is a Driving Examiner. All three of them are musical people, playing a variety of instruments between them; trumpet, French Horn, clarinet, piano and guitar. The nearest I get to this is blowing a whistle when I am refereeing football matches. I have found that refereeing keeps me grounded and gives links into the community, so you will see that l will be refereeing most Saturday's. My other hobby is cooking. Oh, and one other passion is pilgrimage, particularly the Camino de Santiago (500 miles from the Pyrenees and across Northern Spain on foot to Santiago de Compostella).
And now, the main event! We are desperate to see people come into a living, loving relationship with our living, loving Lord Jesus. In church terms, l really do not buy into stories of continuing decline. God is able, God is good. And God longs for people to know him! It is my hope, dream, prayer and certainty that God has great things planned for both the Circuit and all the local churches; so that definitely includes Elburton Methodist Church. Three word slogans seem to be in vogue at the moment. Here's one I appropriated from a friend as a slogan for church and Circuit...Bring, grow, go. BRING people into the life of the church. GROW in faith together, and GO and get others.
We are so pleased to be joining with you. You are in our hearts and prayers.
Andy and Ruth (Simon and Charis)

FROM THE ARCHIVE
For those of you who share my interest in history here is an old map of Elburton from 1856. Can you find the spot where EMCC now stands? Take a look it's a great little map.
https://maps.nls.uk/view/102352955


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

Contact Details

Mobile: 07884 232829
Land line: 01752 480319
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ElburtonMethodist
Website http://www.elburtonmethodist.org.uk
Circuit https://www.facebook.com/PDMethodist

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 715 with the Lord's prayer. You can find out more on our website.

Church re-opening

The Church Council has decided not to re-open the church at the beginning of September. The main reason being the majority thought it was too soon and too difficult in view of distancing and cleaning requirements. A risk assessment was carried out by Di Smart and Fran Cook (Stewards). If anyone has any questions or concerns, please contact: Di Smart This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Thank you.

COURIER

If you didn't recieve or you've lost your copy of the Courier please note you can find them on our website anytime :-).

A circuit video

Our new Performing arts enabler has prepared a video telling of some of the things happening across the circuit during lockdown. You will also see a short message from our new superintendent. Many thanks to Josh for the idea of passing something between us all!
https://www.facebook.com/PDMethodist/posts/167080604929860

JAM & IMPACT

JAM & IMPACT are now taking their summer break, we will be returning in September to a Zoom near you.

COFFEE MORNINGS

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

Another week has leapt on by and we are well and truly into September. For us the children are back into the swing of school and moving onto their new classes this week (they spent the first two weeks in their previous year groups). In this week's service we are looking at Matthew 20 1-16. Our service is titled "No charge" and if you don't know the song I was thinking of at the time you can have a listen on YouTube and I have included some links below. I have included several as, to be honest, I can't decide which version I prefer lots of people have covered it Johnny Cash, Tammy Wynette, Melba Montgomery (all of them are beautiful). OK, that's my musical taste out of the bag!
As we look at this week's reading about the vineyard and think about what pay the workers can claim for their efforts, what we can claim the reality, I hope, becomes clear. We have no right to expect anything, God's answer to us is for all I have done there is NO CHARGE!

We are really lucky this week to have an introduction from our Minister Rev Andy Chislett-McDonald. So please do read on to find that!

Remember the God of creation and love is in command, so all is well!
As always With our love
Jon, Helen, Josh and Beth
xxxx

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ubdrRqaE6I
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PiaY2GQuuzA
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5njhtHDZ67A


An Introduction to the Chislett-McDonalds...
First, let me say how delighted Ruth and I are by the welcome we have received in the Plymouth and Devonport Circuit. There has been a real sense of peace and a 'knowing' that this is where God has called us and placed us.
A bit about us. We have been married for 35 years and have two adult children, Simon and Charis. Simon is a physicist completing a PhD, and Charis is both finishing an anthropology masters degree and beginning training to become a teacher. They are currently at Durham University. Ruth is a Driving Examiner. All three of them are musical people, playing a variety of instruments between them; trumpet, French Horn, clarinet, piano and guitar. The nearest I get to this is blowing a whistle when I am refereeing football matches. I have found that refereeing keeps me grounded and gives links into the community, so you will see that l will be refereeing most Saturday's. My other hobby is cooking. Oh, and one other passion is pilgrimage, particularly the Camino de Santiago (500 miles from the Pyrenees and across Northern Spain on foot to Santiago de Compostella).
And now, the main event! We are desperate to see people come into a living, loving relationship with our living, loving Lord Jesus. In church terms, l really do not buy into stories of continuing decline. God is able, God is good. And God longs for people to know him! It is my hope, dream, prayer and certainty that God has great things planned for both the Circuit and all the local churches; so that definitely includes Elburton Methodist Church. Three word slogans seem to be in vogue at the moment. Here's one I appropriated from a friend as a slogan for church and Circuit...Bring, grow, go. BRING people into the life of the church. GROW in faith together, and GO and get others.
We are so pleased to be joining with you. You are in our hearts and prayers.
Andy and Ruth (Simon and Charis)

FROM THE ARCHIVE
For those of you who share my interest in history here is an old map of Elburton from 1856. Can you find the spot where EMCC now stands? Take a look it's a great little map.
https://maps.nls.uk/view/102352955


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

Contact Details

Mobile: 07884 232829
Land line: 01752 480319
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ElburtonMethodist
Website http://www.elburtonmethodist.org.uk
Circuit https://www.facebook.com/PDMethodist

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 715 with the Lord's prayer. You can find out more on our website.

Church re-opening

The Church Council has decided not to re-open the church at the beginning of September. The main reason being the majority thought it was too soon and too difficult in view of distancing and cleaning requirements. A risk assessment was carried out by Di Smart and Fran Cook (Stewards). If anyone has any questions or concerns, please contact: Di Smart This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Thank you.

COURIER

If you didn't recieve or you've lost your copy of the Courier please note you can find them on our website anytime :-).

A circuit video

Our new Performing arts enabler has prepared a video telling of some of the things happening across the circuit during lockdown. You will also see a short message from our new superintendent. Many thanks to Josh for the idea of passing something between us all!
https://www.facebook.com/PDMethodist/posts/167080604929860

JAM & IMPACT

JAM & IMPACT are now taking their summer break, we will be returning in September to a Zoom near you.

COFFEE MORNINGS

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

 

An Introduction to the Chislett-McDonalds...
First, let me say how delighted Ruth and I are by the welcome we have received in the Plymouth
and Devonport Circuit. There has been a real sense of peace and a 'knowing' that this is where
God has called us and placed us.
A bit about us. We have been married for 35 years and have two adult children, Simon and Charis.
Simon is a physicist completing a PhD, and Charis is both finishing an anthropology masters
degree and beginning training to become a teacher. They are currently at Durham University. Ruth
is a Driving Examiner. All three of them are musical people, playing a variety of instruments
between them; trumpet, French Horn, clarinet, piano and guitar. The nearest I get to this is blowing
a whistle when I am refereeing football matches. I have found that refereeing keeps me grounded
and gives links into the community, so you will see that l will be refereeing most Saturday's. My
other hobby is cooking. Oh, and one other passion is pilgrimage, particularly the Camino de
Santiago (500 miles from the Pyrenees and across Northern Spain on foot to Santiago de
Compostella).
And now, the main event! We are desperate to see people come into a living, loving relationship
with our living, loving Lord Jesus. In church terms, l really do not buy into stories of continuing
decline. God is able, God is good. And God longs for people to know him! It is my hope, dream,
prayer and certainty that God has great things planned for both the Circuit and all the local
churches; so that definitely includes Elburton Methodist Church. Three word slogans seem to be in
vogue at the moment. Here's one I appropriated from a friend as a slogan for church and
Circuit...Bring, grow, go. BRING people into the life of the church. GROW in faith together, and GO
and get others.
We are so pleased to be joining with you. You are in our hearts and prayers.
Andy and Ruth (Simon and Charis)

 


I hope you are having a good week. I wanted to begin by thanking all of those who took part in our on-line party last week. A new experience but 25 of us met with our new minister Andy and his wife Ruth. It was great to see them and welcome them to EMC. Di has asked me to share Andy's telephone number with you, should you need it, it is REDACTED.

Those who attended may remember Andy mentioned he was looking into opening for communion this Sunday evening. I can confirm that is not the case this week, but we look forward to a time when we can meet. We are blessed to have Tristan leading our worship on-line this week, and I hope you can join us.

I don't know about you but I rarely look to the Psalms appointed each week, that's clearly remiss of me as this week's Psalm proves. This week we have Psalm 103. You can read it here in full Click here . The Psalms are a treasure trove of poetry and often express ideas that we find hard to put into words. These words from Psalm 103 ...
Of David.
Bless the Lord, O my soul,
and all that is within me,
bless his holy name.
Bless the Lord, O my soul,
and do not forget all his benefits—
who forgives all your iniquity,
who heals all your diseases,
who redeems your life from the Pit,
who crowns you with steadfast love and mercy,
who satisfies you with good as long as you live
so that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s.


...are no different. They express beautifully, far better than I can our desire to acknowledge and worship God. To point to him in praise.
Equally they embody something of the Christian message, that God loves us and forgives us, he heals us in body mind and most critically, in soul. It points us to a Christian life on earth that can be renewed and refreshed each day!
So I hope you have a good day, a blessed week and one that is renewed, fresh each morning in the strength, energy and love of God.

If you have any news you'd like me to share with folks via our newsheet do let me know.

As for our news, Josh and Beth returned with many from EMCC to school this week. I think on balance they enjoyed it and the time spent with friends very much! Even if a quiet house was quite odd.

As always remember the God of love is in command so all is be well!
Much love to all of you!
Jon Helen Josh and Beth
xxxx

P.S “I rang up British Telecom and said: 'I want to report a nuisance caller.' He said: 'Not you again.'” O.K. that was Tim Vine but it's still very funny :-)

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

Contact Details

Mobile: 07884 232829
Land line: 01752 480319
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ElburtonMethodist
Website http://www.elburtonmethodist.org.uk
Circuit https://www.facebook.com/PDMethodist


CONTACTING OUR MINISTER
Rev Andy Chislett-Mcdonald
<REDACTED>

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 715 with the Lord's prayer. You can find out more on our website.

Church re-opening

The Church Council has decided not to re-open the church at the beginning of September. The main reason being the majority thought it was too soon and too difficult in view of distancing and cleaning requirements. A risk assessment was carried out by Di Smart and Fran Cook (Stewards). If anyone has any questions or concerns, please contact: Di Smart This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Thank you.

COURIER

If you didn't recieve or you've lost your copy of the Courier please note you can find them on our website anytime :-).

A circuit video

Our new Performing arts enabler has prepared a video telling of some of the things happening across the circuit during lockdown. You will also see a short message from our new superintendent. Many thanks to Josh for the idea of passing something between us all!
https://www.facebook.com/PDMethodist/posts/167080604929860

JAM & IMPACT

JAM & IMPACT are now taking their summer break, we will be returning in September to a Zoom near you.

COFFEE MORNINGS

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

This week we are doing something a bit different for our service. The recording of the service will be available on-line in the usual way BUT we will also be providing a live stream at 1030 on Facebook. This will be predominantly the same content so please don't watch both. We haven't tried this before so this will be a little experiment. As I say you will be able to watch the recording from our website as usual so no one should miss anything. No sermon this week, just four short talks to take us through the themes of the past few months worshipping on-line.

Secondly, our prayers will be slightly different. We will be using the image here to help focus our prayer time. If you are able, print it off and fill it in before we worship OR you can just make a little list based on the headings.

Finally this sunday we will be having an on-line new years party at 11:30 on Zoom. All are welcome to join us and details are in these notices. The Zoom details are redacted from the website copy of this sheet so if you don't get this by e-mail just drop me a message and I will share them. We are hoping the 'party' will be an opportunity for a chat and a catch-up. Pass the parcel is hard to do by Zoom so come with your news and bring your own tea :-)

We really are very much looking forward to seeing you at 11:30 if you can make it!

Well I said last week that schools are returning and even more normality with it. I know our children have loved meeting their friends and getting back to school.
Those who can I will see you at 11:30 sunday for those who can't have a blessed and God filled week.

Remember the God of creation and love is in command, so all is well!
As always With our love
Jon, Helen, Josh and Beth
xxxx

Keep Elburton methodist is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.
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PLEASE EMAIL ME FOR CODES

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

Contact Details

Mobile: 07884 232829
Land line: 01752 480319
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ElburtonMethodist
Website http://www.elburtonmethodist.org.uk
Circuit https://www.facebook.com/PDMethodist

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 715 with the Lord's prayer. You can find out more on our website.

Church re-opening

The Church Council has decided not to re-open the church at the beginning of September. The main reason being the majority thought it was too soon and too difficult in view of distancing and cleaning requirements. A risk assessment was carried out by Di Smart and Fran Cook (Stewards). If anyone has any questions or concerns, please contact: Di Smart This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Thank you.

COURIER

If you didn't recieve or you've lost your copy of the Courier please note you can find them on our website anytime :-).

A circuit video

Our new Performing arts enabler has prepared a video telling of some of the things happening across the circuit during lockdown. You will also see a short message from our new superintendent. Many thanks to Josh for the idea of passing something between us all!
https://www.facebook.com/PDMethodist/posts/167080604929860

JAM & IMPACT

JAM & IMPACT are now taking their summer break, we will be returning in September to a Zoom near you.

COFFEE MORNINGS

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