One thing I ask of the LORD, this is what I seek: that I may dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life, to gaze upon the beauty of the LORD and to seek him in his temple.

Sunday 17th February 2019

We are now on Facebook! Have a look at our page and follow us! www.facebook.com/beestonparishchurch

Open Door Stewards: This is Week 3 on your rota.

Fairtrade! Many thanks for the kind donations of tea, coffee and sugar to the kitchen supplies. Please be aware that as we support Fairtrade, we can only serve refreshments that are labelled as such. Thank you.

Mothers’ Union: The next meeting will be on Thursday 14th March at 2pm for 2.15pm in Church when Rev. Rob Wiggins will lead us in a Lent meditation. Everyone welcome to join us. A final reminder that if you need any items from the MUe catalogue please let me know by February 18th at the very latest  so that I can get the order back to let you have them at the March meeting. Sheila Allton.

 

Augustine to Justin: We meet again on Tuesday 19th February, 2.30pm in the Choir Vestry. Pat Atkins (925 6327)

Birthday Celebrations: To mark Philip Hopkinson’s 70th birthday, he invites you to join him for drinks after the 10am service on 24th February. Many happy returns, Philip!

NG9 SCHOOLS’ PRAYER: Please join us from 9am at Christ Church Chilwell on Wednesday 27th February to pray for God’s blessing on the children and staff in our local schools. We will then deliver cake to staff in a few schools to thank them for all that they do.

It would be great if you can bring cake, but do join us to pray even if you can’t. Or you can drop off cake without staying to pray. Cakes can also be dropped into Christ Church Office on the day before. All are welcome, including young children (we don’t mind if they are noisy!). For further information email chilwellschoolsprayer@gmail.com, or join the Facebook group ‘NG9 Schools Prayer’.

Women’s World Day of Prayer: is on Friday 1st March at 10.30am at the Resource Centre, Middle Street, Beeston and will be hosted by Beeston Baptist Church who now meet there each week since selling their premises on Dovecote Lane. The service has been written by the women of Slovenia and the theme is Come, everything is ready! Everyone welcome! After many years of discussion and questionnaires, the Organisation has now dropped the word Women from its title, so the day is now known as the World Day of Prayer. Sheila Allton

A day out! This year’s Christian Resources Exhibition will be held at Event City, Manchester M17 8AS on March 13-14. Admission £4 if booked in advance but groups of 3 or more will be charged £3 each. Over 130 Christian organisations have displays and there are also special seminars and talks. There is one leaflet about it at the back of church. Please have a look at it but don’t take it away as others may wish to see it as well. More information www.creonline.co.uk

Lent 2019 – Who is Jesus? You are warmly invited to be a part of a four weeks course open to all and for all. It takes place on Monday evenings 7.30-8.45pm in church. Dates are: March 11th, March 18th, April 1st, April 8th. As we travel through this Lent preparing ourselves for this Easter following Jesus to his death and resurrection, please do come along to the sessions which will be led by The Revd. Canon Dr Michael Taylor. Leaflets with more information are at the back of church.

One Life Encounter: On Tuesday 19th March at 7:30pm there will be an evening which blends the best of the liturgical and informal styles of worship. This is to be held at St Peter’s and St Paul’s, Hucknall. If you would like to go to this, please inform a member of clergy. It may be possible to organise lifts if needed. Come and see a Eucharist with a difference!

Nottingham Concert Band presents a ‘Springtime Serenade’: On Saturday 23 March at 7:30pm Nottingham Concert Band returns to Beeston Parish Church. Tickets are £10/£8 (accompanied children free): call Chris/Steph on 0115 925 8494. Reservations can also be made via Kathryn on 07709 756949, e-mail beeston.parish@gmail.com or through music@nottinghamconcertband.org Proceeds will go to Emmanuel House.

IMPORTANT: Electoral Roll: The electoral roll for the church needs to be renewed every 6 years. A new roll is needed for 2019. ALL people wishing to go on the electoral roll must fill in a form to apply (this is regardless of whether or not you are currently on the roll). Applications are available at the back of church, together with a box for completed applications. If you wish to be on the new electoral roll, PLEASE complete a form asap and in any instance, before Thursday 7th March. Thanks.

APCM: The annual meeting will take place on Sunday 7th April at 11:15am in church. Could any group leaders who have not yet sent Kathryn a report for 2018, please do so by Thursday 7th March in order for the reports booklet to be produced. Many thanks.

Save the Date: A musical afternoon and tea in aid of The Leprosy Mission and Heal Nepal will be taking place on Saturday March 30th at Toton Methodist Church starting at 2.30pm. The afternoon will include a mixed musical medley followed by a high tea. Malcolm Batchelor of Attenborough Parish Church will put together the afternoon’s musical entertainment. All are very welcome.

Save the Date: The Derby Salvation Army Songsters and Brass Band who will be performing at Beeston Methodist Church on May 11th at 7.00pm. There will be tickets on sale for this, £6.00 early booking through Beeston Methodist Church (phone number 0115 9431164 mornings only) and £7.00 on the door. Refreshments in the interval. All are very welcome to come and share the joyful sound. Proceeds are also in aid of the Leprosy Mission

Prayers: please remember in your prayers: Tony Ford, Sheila Allton, Sally Baldock, Teresa Downing, Simon Bramley and Trevor Slack who are sick. Remember also Val Suker (Shanahan), Fr Simon Holden and John Chilton who died in recent days, and all those who mourn.