Notices blog

Hi all,

Hope you have had a God filled and blessed week, we have been really busy in work this week which has meant the hours have flown bye. It' Saturday morning and we are preparing for the 24 hour challenge, that means Beth wants us all to stay downstairs for 24 hours, hurray! I have quite a few things to tell you about today so I will crack on....

God bless you all!

Jon, Helen, Josh and Beth xx

Contacts

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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.

 

Services

You can find this week's service here, or on our Facebook page....

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

 

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

If you would like the my Kingdom come leaflet used in the service have a look here....

https://www.thykingdomcome.global/sites/default/files/2019-03/CW%20Daily%20Prayer%20for%20Thy%20Kingdom%20Come_0.pdf

 

JAM & IMPACT

Please do remember these both take place via Zoom each Sunday at 10:30. Please contact me for joining details.

Getting Help

Rachel has shared with me the details of how you can get help from the NHS responders if you need to do so, here are the details...

NHS Responders can be contacted for shopping, collection of medicines and driving to hospital appointments. They can be contacted between 8am and 8pm on 08081963646 Find out more on Portal for NHS Volunteer Responders | Royal Voluntary Service

Thy Kingdom Come

In this week's service we made us of some of the Thy Kingdom Come resources. TKC suggests 5 activities Churches can do to pray. One of them is agreeing a time when we will all pray for a few minutes and optionally follow the guidance in the TKC document. If you think it's a good idea we could start one week day evening next week perhaps? Thoughts welcome.

Here is the website.

https://www.thykingdomcome.global/stories/5-ways-your-family-and-church-can-be-involved-years-thy-kingdom-come

Coffee Mornings

Also do remember we have our coffee morning hosted by Denise, every Saturday at 10:30 am. So there is still lots going on at EMCC.

Brenda

Brenda has shared a lovely piece with us, which I have photographed and uploaded to the Church website. You can find it here....

http://www.elburtonmethodist.org.uk/images/Notices/Frombrenda.jpg

Performing Arts Mission

As mentioned in our service today you can find out more about the Performing Arts Mission here on the Facebook page ….

https://www.facebook.com/performingartsmission

Christian Aid

Denise has asked me to share this link with you for Christian aid, do go take a look :-)

https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=10222099909477273&id=1548670127

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 :-)

 

Hi all,

Hope you are having a good week and enjoying the amazing weather! Just to share a little something of our week we have begun to clear the jungle that is our garden, very excitingly Beth has mastered independent Bike riding and Josh has had his first off road bike experience! Helen is doing something that involves cotton and pins, I have no idea what it is, I am busy knitting 100ms of cable around our house. So we are making the most of the time at home, and hope you are as well :-)

Please do feel free to share anything exciting from your week!

God bless you all!

Jon, Helen, Josh and Beth xx

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.

 

Services

At the time of writing Tristan is in the process of finalising this week's service. You will be able to find it on our website or Facebook in the usual way very soon. Just go to our website as usual, the link is below ….

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

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

JAM & IMPACT

Please do remember these both take place via Zoom each Sunday at 10:30. Please contact me for joining details.

Coffee Mornings

Also do remember we have our coffee morning hosted by Denise, every Saturday at 10:30 am. So there is still lots going on at EMCC.

Brenda

Brenda has shared a lovely piece with us, which I have photographed and uploaded to the Church website. You can find it here....

http://www.elburtonmethodist.org.uk/images/Notices/Frombrenda.jpg

Christian Aid

Denise has asked me to share this link with you for Christian aid, do go take a look :-)

https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=10222099909477273&id=1548670127

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 :-)

 

Hi all,

Good evening to you, a little weather blip this week but on the whole pretty good going and our new grass is shooting up, so that's good! There are also positive things in the UK news this week which is reassuring. The R number continues to drop and is at a level where the virus is dying and not expanding. I think it's really very important to find all the positives at these times and there are many. Have to say I am loving working from home !!

Some of you may share my love for a good graph and there are so many stats to ingest at the moment. They have been full of alarming numbers but in the past 3 weeks there has been a noticeable turn of events and things moving in a much better direction. Long may this continues across the world.

I am very conscious there are many folks who do not have access to the internet to share in this and our other media. If you have someone nearby please feel free to print and drop in this sheet. Equally whilst I am a terribly conversationalist I am always willing to listen and if you get me on the right geeky subject like bunkers, computers, locks, Vulcan bombers .....I could go on, well on those  I will talk for days, and am happy to call anyone who needs a chat.

Right I waffled again this week, sorry! lets get onto the main stuff shall we ?

God bless you at this time!

Remember the God of the universe is in command, even of this!

Jon

 

Contacts

                07884 232829

                01752 480319

                This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

                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.

 

Services

You can find this week's service on Jesus, the gate and Sir Humphrey via our website. To remove confusion I have included the video at the top of our Video page so you can watch from there. However, if you prefer you can also watch on Facebook. The link to our Church website is here....

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

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

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 :-)

News from Jean Davies

" I had sad news on Saturday 25th April. Harvey an old dog that I have been sponsoring at the Dogs' Trust had to be put to sleep. He had many serious health issues and had wonderful treatment from the staff at the trust. I shall miss his cards and letters (not written, I assume by him) There is good news though as another dog has been offered to me, called Paulo. He is a black Labrador, just right, as we have had a black Labrador in our family whom we loved very much. Paulo is three years old, but is not suitable for re-homing due to previous treatment. His distinguishing feature is a "smiley face"....so sounds just right for me !!!  So amongst the sadness there is always something to be glad about. Keep safe, keep healthy and KEEP SMILING.
Jean

 

Prayer

I can only encourage you are this time to hold each other up in prayer, especially those who are unable to be a part of our electronic community! Prayer is the great secret of Christianity. We are incredibly blessed to have a direct line to God and now is a time to use it :-)

Other items

I have had one other items which I need to incorporate into next week's notices but if you have something good or bad to share with the Church community do let me know.

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.

Home☎️: 402810
Love in Kindness. Stay Safe. Julia xx
 
 

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

                This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

                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.

Home☎️: 402810
Love in Kindness. Stay Safe. Julia xx
 
 

Hi all,

Good morning, it looks like another beautiful morning out there, and I thought, while the house was still quiet (children are asleep) I would compose and send this weeks notices. I don't have a great deal to share with you this week. Whilst the children and I where busy jump starting our little car yesterday morning, Helen joined in the virtual coffee morning from the driving seat of the other car. It sounds like they all had a lot of fun, so if you haven't been attending do drop in on next weeks. If you don't have the contact details let me know and I will share.

I hope you are finding in these quiet moments time for reflection and practicing that art, that I have not mastered of sitting in a state of prayer. Have to say our house is seldom peaceful :-) I know many of you will be reading the news and be concerned about developments at home, and indeed overseas. Even this will pass, and believe it or not there are many signs of hope in the chaos, from vaccine trials, community spirit, sacrifice, a re-generating planet to slowly reducing case loads and reducing fatalities. There are signs this might be the end of the beginning (yes I know I just badly quoted Churchill, sorry!) The point is it's really easy to focus on the negatives and let them absorb us, the trick is to find each and every positive and dwell more on those.

Right, enough waffle have a week filled with peace and above all stay home, and stay safe!!

God bless you at this time!

Remember the God of the universe is in command, even of this!

Jon

 

Contacts

                07884 232829

                01752 480319

                This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

                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

Tristan is busy uploading this week's service but when it has been uploaded I will place a link on the videos page below. Check back there to find it....

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

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 :-)

 A sad farewell

As many of you will know we have had to say a distant but none the less love filled farewell to Mary this week. It's reassuring to know that Simon was able to conduct the funeral even if it was a reduced gathering of close family only. The fact of it seems all the sadder for us not being able to mourn with her family. However, I also know they are aware of just how much love and compassion has poured out to them from the cards and messages they have received. We as a Church may not have been physically there but we have been present with them at this time in spirit.

Prayer

I wonder if at this time I could ask you to join me in praying for those in care homes, particularly around Plymouth. I know of a number of people in homes, as do you, some of you read this, so hello to you, our love to you ! One I know of, my former Sunday school teacher, is in a home where the infection is now present. Prayers for him and all those affected would be welcome today.

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.

Home☎️: 402810
Love in Kindness. Stay Safe. Julia xx
 
 

Hi all,

Denise has asked me to circulate the following Coffee morning news to you. Please find the details below. Please remember you can get these notices here: http://www.elburtonmethodist.org.uk/index.php/notices-blog and our video services here: http://www.elburtonmethodist.org.uk/index.php/video-services

Hope you have a great week, see you on Sunday at 10:30.

Jon

P.S. If you find you are missing some of my emails please do check your JUNK or SPAM folders as they often arrive there. 

Please join us on Saturdays through to end of May for a chat and coffee/tea/squash. Join when you like and leave when you like.
Let me know if you're having trouble joining...it's best if you download Zoom to your mobile/tablet/laptop.
Several of us enjoyed the Maundy  Thursday one so thought I'd try it on Saturdays.
Details of meeting below...I've added a password his time for security.

Denise  

Denise Avent is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting. Topic: Saturday coffee morning Time: This is a recurring meeting Meet anytime Join Zoom Meeting **DETAILS REDACTED FOR ON-LINE VERSION*