Weekly Newsletter - St John with St Michael Church

`This day is sacred to our Lord. Do not grieve, for the joy of
the Lord is your strength.' Nehemiah 8:10
A very warm WELCOME to you all.
There is a loop system in operation for the hard of hearing “T” position.
If you are unable to stand for Communion, pleases sit in the front two rows and
Communion will be brought to you in your seat. Please do not struggle
unnecessarily. Out of respect and courtesy for our service leaders and other church
members please ensure all mobile phones are turned off during the service.
Prayer is also available after the main service in the prayer corner. Should you wish
someone to pray with you then please ask a Sidesperson.
Sunday Club is available for children aged 4+ at most of our services with the
exception of our Family Services. One of our children's group leaders will invite the
children to join them for a theme related activity in the adjacent room (Lounge or
Parish Centre), normally at the beginning of the second hymn.
St. John with St. Michael
St. John's Church
Surrey Road
Branksome, Poole, BH12 1EG
Stream Office:
Office Email:
Parish website:
Vicar's Email:
St. Michael's Church
Poole Road
Bournemouth, BH2 5QU
01202 556645
[email protected]
The Reverend Reg Baldock – 01202 761962
[email protected]
Mr Geoff Groves / Mr Terry Smith
‘Prayer is not a discourse. It is a form of life, the life with God. That is why
it is not confined to the moment of verbal statement. The latter
(verbalization) can only be the secondary expression of the relationship
with God, an overflow from the encounter between the living God and the
living person.’ Jacques Ellul
Sunday ‘Saving God, You set Your heart on us and made us Your own.
May we listen with the ear of our hearts to the many ways in which Your
word and Your love will be present to us this day.’ A Benedictine Prayer
Monday Father God, we call out to You to end to the horrific killings
carried out by Isis. It seems nobody can put an end to their terrifying
methods, so we beg You, as You did in years gone by, to show Your
power ‘The Lord has bared his holy arm in view of all the nations; all the
ends of the earth have seen our God’s victory.’ Isaiah 52:10
Tuesday Holy Spirit, guide Government regarding the proposed Benefits
Cap. The Child Poverty Action Group said lowering the cap "would pile on
the misery for working and non-working families already struggling to pay
for absolute basics" Isaiah 58:10 tells us to, ‘Feed the hungry, and help
those in trouble. Then your light will shine out from the darkness, and
the darkness around you will be as bright as noon’ Please show us Your
way in this, Father God.’
Wednesday Please bless our Community Lunch today, and especially
bless Linda as she prepares this meal. Send the lonely and needy to join
us, may our hospitality lead them to get to know us better, and eventually
find Your presence in their lives. We also lift to you our Emmaus Service,
may we and others draw closer to You through it.
Thursday We pray for those in our community suffering domestic
violence. We pray for the abusers and the abused, send them help please
Jesus, and if the help is to be part of our Nehemiah Mission outreach,
please give us the wherewithal to carry out Your work.
Friday ‘Lord Jesus, put Your hand upon: Phil & Linda Croad, Pat
Richardson, Marjorie Honnor, Sarah George, Margaret Rudkin, Jean
Harris, Olive Degan, Ron Miller, Duncan & Margaret Smith, Harry &
Frances Follows, Lucie & David McDonald and let peace and
wholeness flow into them.
Saturday Holy Trinity, we affirm that God is our helper sustaining our
being. Amen
Electoral roll forms for those not already registered
on the Church Electoral Roll are available at the
back of Church. Completed forms should be given to
Lisa or Reg.
Application for Listed Places of Worship – As some
of you may be aware we recently discovered we were eligible for
funding from the National Heritage Memorial Fund for repairs and
replacements of listed building roofs. The deadline for this was Friday
30th January 2015. A detailed application has therefore been submitted
by ourselves and our architect for St. Michael's Church. Please pray
that the Trustees of the NHMF consider our application wisely and
favourably. We will keep you informed of progress. Many thanks, Reg.
Palm Sunday March – We are delighted to confirm that the
Winton Salvation Army Band will be leading us on our Palm Sunday
March on Sunday 29th March. As you know this march is one of the few
that still take place in Bournemouth, therefore it would be such a shame
if we had to cancel it due to lack of support. Please join us with your
family and friends on this special day. The itinerary is as follows;
9.15am meet at St. Michael's
9.20am March commences
9.50am arrive at St. John's
10am Service at St. John's
Women's World Day of Prayer – Womens World day of
prayer will be held on Friday March 6th at 2. 30pm at Westcliff Baptist
New Wine Ladies Day – on Saturday 7th March at the
Lighthouse in Poole 10.00am to 4.00pm. Our speakers will be Eleanor
Mumford and Tif Ewins, this is a great day of meeting with God, and of
worshiping together. Tickets are £22 if booked before 4th February. I will
be ordering tickets on Monday so let me know if you would like me to
get you one, there is already quite a group of us going. Jenny B
Pews – We have a small number of Pews available to purchase.
Please let either Lisa or Katie know if you are interested.
1st February Candlemas
10.30am HOLY COMMUNION (St. Michael's)
6.30pm MEDITATION SERVICE (St. John's)
Malachi 3:1-5 (pg.961)/ Luke 2:22-40 (pg.1028)
4th February COMMUNITY LUNCH, St. John's Hall, 12.30pm
(there is an optional service beforehand in the Church at
EMMAUS SERVICE 7.30pm, St. Michael's Parish Centre.
8th February
10.30am FAMILY SERVICE (St. Michael's)
6.30pm NO EVENING SERVICE (St. John's)
Col.1:15-20 (pg.1182)/John 1:1-14 (pg.1063)
15h February
10.30am MORNING WORSHIP (St. Michael's)
6.30pm HOLY COMMUNION (St. John's)
2 Cor. 4:1-6 (pg.1160)/Mark 9:2-9 (pg.1012)
18th February Ash Wednesday
21st February Messy Church 3-5pm, St. Michael's Parish Centre
"Moved by the Spirit, he went in to the Temple Courts.
Simeon took Jesus in his arms and praised God." Luke 2:27,28
Lord Jesus Christ, light the nations and glory of Israel: make
your home among us and present us pure and holy to your
heavenly Father, your God and our God. Amen.