Notices for week commencing June 17th 2018
Sunday 10.30am We thank our minister Revd. Phil Summers, who leads our Holy Communion service this morning. Within Churches Together we pray today for the congregation of St James’ church and within the circuit we pray for the congregation at Chalford Hill. The lectionary readings are from 1 Samuel 15 v34-16 v13; Psalm 20; 2 Corinthians 5 v6-10 (v11-13) v14-17; Mark 4 v26-34; Mark 3 v20-35. We give a warm welcome to any visitors and hope that you will sign the visitors' book and stay for coffee/tea and a chat. Please visit our Traidcraft stall.
Tuesday 19 June 12noon Tuesday prayers at our church. Do come along if you would like to join for just a short time of prayer and quiet following the Northumbria Community order for midday prayers. Everyone welcome.
7.30pm Property and Finance committee meeting.
Wednesday 20 June 10am Methodist Women in Britain, MWIB, Formerly Network, are holding their summer event in Dursley Methodist church. It promises to be an interesting day. This event is open to all, men and women. Do come if you can, or for part or all of the day. The afternoon will be introducing the new project, Gloucestershire Action for Refugees and Asylum Seekers, 2018-2019.
Friday 22 June 10.30am to 12noon Friday Coffee morning and Traidcraft stall.
Saturday 23 June 10am to 12noon Saturday Coffee on the forecourt, serving homemade biscuits and scones in aid of All We Can. Do come and join us if you’re shopping in the town or bring your friends.
Sunday 24 June 10.30am Service led by John Rainbow from Hucclecote. Within Churches Together we pray today for the congregation of St Mark’s church. The readings are from 1 Samuel 17 (v1a, v4-11, v19-23) v32-49; Psalm 9 v9-20; 2 Corinthians 6 v1-13; Mark 4 v35-41.
Tuesday 26 June 12noon Tuesday prayers at our church. Do come along if you would like to join for just a short time of prayer and quiet following the Northumbria Community order for midday prayers. Everyone welcome.
2.30 to 4.30pm Teapot Trail at the home of Ian & Rosemary Cross, 20 Marlstone Road. With tea/coffee & cake. All welcome. Suggested minimum donation £3.
Wednesday 27 June 7.30pm Church Council meeting at church.
Friday 29 June 10.30am to 12noon Friday Coffee morning and Traidcraft stall.
7.30pm Concert given by The Gloucestershire Police Male Voice Choir. The choir has an extensive musical repertoire ranging from classical and show music to more traditional hymns and choral pieces. Since their formation 48 years ago the choir have performed in hundreds of different venues and helped to raise over £500.000 for numerous charities. Among their concerts this year the choir have enjoyed a tour to Llandudno including performances at Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral and Chester Cathedral. In November they will be singing at the Festival of Remembrance in Cheltenham Town Hall then in December at a carol concert in Gloucester Cathedral. Tickets cost £8 and are available now from all members of Dursley Methodist Church Fundraising Committee; and from 11 June by telephoning 01453 543485; or on the door before the performance on the night.
Saturday 30 June. 10am to 5pm, Saturday Coffee on the forecourt. We will be staying open all day with extra homemade cakes on offer. Neil Riches, David Wrankmore’s son-in-law, is going to be taking part in the Cotswold Way Challenge, a 100K trek over 2 days to raise money for research into Alzheimer’s Disease. They will be coming through Dursley on the morning of 1 July and he will be supported by Hannah and family and friends. We felt it would be good to support Neil in his efforts so we will donate the proceeds from that day to him. Do come and join us if you’re shopping in the town or bring your friends.
Sunday 1 July. 10.30am, Holy Communion service led by our minister Revd. Phil Summers. The readings are from 2 Samuel 1 v1, v17-27; Psalm 130; 2 Corinthians 8 v7-15; Mark 5 v21-43.
On Saturday 14 July we are staging an Arts and Crafts Exhibition in the church. There will be around 10 artists covering many different skills. The exhibition will be open from 10am.until 5pm and refreshments will be available throughout that period.
Life Together: Intentional Communities as Church. Event on 24 July at Stroud Methodist church from 12noon to 3pm. An afternoon of discussion and reflection on the theology and practice of community with Revd. Inderjit Bhogal & Revd. Simon Topping. Free entry. Lunch provided. All welcome. For more info: email@example.com or tel. 01453 764818.
We remember past members of our church whose anniversary of death occurs in June; Frederick Capelin, Peggy Williams, Peggy Anderson, Sid Drew, Margaret Lewis, Ernest Mills, Evelyn Peacey, Alice Copeland, Rhoda Dodd, Eve Tudgay and George Hurcombe.
The Foodbank are currently very short of following items:
UHT Orange Juice
Small tins of potatoes
Small bags of sugar
Tinned Custard or Rice Pudding