Hi all,

Hope you are having a great week and enjoying the sun outside our windows. Strange times but the beauty of God’s creation is in full bloom all around us. If you have things from your week you’d like to share with the Church or you’d like us to pray for as a group do let me know.

We have had another busy week, although I did get some leave which has been great. We have finished our 300 foot cable run, and now have a CCTV system at fort Blackstone. Well it was something fun to occupy us all, even Beth has been helping with the install up the ladder.

I did here back from a few of you who are keen to pray together at the same time each week. I wondered if you’d like to give that a try this week. If we perhaps aim for 7pm and pray for 15 minutes. During this time we will lift up the church, the world and our friends and relations at this most difficult of times. Lets end those 15 minutes with the Lord’s prayer together. There is no pressure to join in but if you’d like to please do so and if you’d like to let me know you are taking part that would be wonderful.

Right, now to the remainder of our notices….

From Jean

​                                     AH YES, I REMEMBER IT WELL!

Hello, everyone, hope you are all well and coping fairly well with the present situation. A small

“Courier” will reach you soon, but we are looking to having a regular issue when things get more

normal. Before “lockdown” we were looking to have a feature for VE Day, but events overtook us.

We did though, have an interview with our two veterans, Ivor and Bill which were in the last

publication. We cannot let such an important anniversary pass without some sort of recognition. It is

therefore intended to go ahead with our original plan and we need your help. Please think about

letting us know these three things. On the day it was announced that the war was over 1) where you

were 2) what you were doing there 3) how you were told the news. There may not be many of you

who remember, but we would all love to hear your experiences of that special day. If you need help

with writing it we can arrange that. Please send, or contact  Liz or myself with your contributions.

Keep safe, keep healthy, keep smiling and look forward to when we can be together again.

Jean

 

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From Brenda

Brenda has sent me to documents to share with you, and I’d like to do those by sharing scanned copies via our website. So please find those documents on the links below…

http://www.elburtonmethodist.org.uk/Notices/Brenda3.png

http://www.elburtonmethodist.org.uk/Notices/Brenda2.png

 

Services

You can find all our services on our Church website here….

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

Re-opening the Building

Simon and the stewards have been in discussion around the question of re-opening our building for worship. Many of us are longing for the day when we will be able to do so, but equally appreciate the need for caution at these times. EMCC has decided that we do not think opening our building makes sense until September, at the earliest. Clearly we will continue to seek advice from government and the connexion.

This will doubtless be disappointing for many, but the decision is based on the need to protect all of those in our Church and community. I would emphasize our Church is not closed. In fact, our Church is fully active, but in new ways. We are still the Church of Christ, just a little dispersed.

Please do let me know if you know of others who would like to receive these notices or our on-line services. Equally please let us know also if folks are not receiving Simon’s weekly notes.

For now our building remains closed, except for the weekly maintenance visit and when it re-opens new procedures and processes will doubtless be needed.

 

The Lyrics to this week’s hymns can be found below…

Lord, the light of your love is shining
In the midst of the darkness, shining
Jesus, Light of the world, shine upon us
Set us free by the truth you now bring us
Shine on me, shine on me

Shine, Jesus, shine, fill this land with the Father's glory
Blaze, Spirit, blaze, set our hearts on fire
Flow, river, flow, flood the nations with grace and mercy
Send forth your word, Lord, and let there be light

Lord, I come to your awesome presence
From the shadows into your radiance
By the blood I may enter your brightness
Search me, try me, consume all my darkness
Shine on me, shine on me

As we gaze on your kingly brightness
So our faces display your likeness
Ever changing from glory to glory
Mirrored here may our lives tell your story
Shine on me, shine on me

 

This is the day, this is the day
That the Lord has made, what the Lord has made
We will rejoice, we will rejoice
And be glad in it, and be glad in it
This is the day that the Lord has made
We will rejoice and be glad in it
This is the day, this is the day
That the Lord has made.

 

This is the day, this is the day
When He rose again, when He rose again
We will rejoice, we will rejoice
And be glad in it, and be glad in it
This is the day when He rose again
We will rejoice and be glad in it
This is the day, this is the day
When He rose again.

 

This is the day, this is the day
When the Spirit came, when the Spirit came
We will rejoice, we will rejoice
And be glad in it, and be glad in it
This is the day when the Spirit came
We will rejoice and be glad in it
This is the day, this is the day
When the Spirit came

 

Strength will rise as we wait upon the Lord
We will wait upon the Lord, we will wait upon the Lord
Strength will rise as we wait upon the Lord
We will wait upon the Lord, we will wait upon the Lord

Our God, You reign forever
Our hope, our Strong Deliverer

You are the everlasting God
The everlasting God
You do not faint
You won't grow weary

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.

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

 

We hope you will have a blessed and happy week, God bless you and fill you with his spirit of pure love.

Jon, Helen, Josh and Beth xx

Hi all,

Weather continues to be good which makes the view from our window that little bit better. We have been busy today celebrating Josh's 10th birthday, we can't really understand where those years have gone, none the less here we are. He has had a great day playing on his xbox with his new steering wheel, he's developed an interest in cars and formula 1. We have a lot of spreadsheets around the house know comparing various car related facts. So all good fun. Hope you are all well and enjoy this week's service which is being organised by Tristan.

I have only received one extra notice this week, which comes from Paul at Central Hall. They are having also hosting a service on Sunday mornings and invite us to attend. So you now have a lot of choice on a Sunday and of course as these services are recorded you can attend them all. To find central hall you will need to pop onto Facebook and search for Plymouth Methodist Central Hall. You can also find a service from Ridgeway in the same way each week.

Have a blessed, and God filled week.

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

You can get all our 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.

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.

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

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

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 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,

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

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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

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,

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

                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

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 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