Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. Colossians 3.12

We are pleased that you are able to join with us today, as we are here to worship our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ. If you are on holiday, we welcome you and ask that you will please take our greetings back to your home church. The service this morning will be taken by Nigel Fox and the service this evening will be taken by Tony Jasper. We pray that both the Speakers and hearers will receive a blessing from the Lord. There will be refreshments following the service this morning, and we are encouraged to move around and have fellowship with others.

Door Stewards today are Barry Stevens this morning and Alan Rose this evening.

Church Cleaning for 10th Novermber is to be by Sue and Andrew Care. The number of people able and willing to do the Chapel cleaning are getting fewer and it is now a real problem as those still on the rota have to take their turn every 5 weeks. Are you able and also willing to join this rota?

Flower distribution today to be by Pat James.

Notices for the week ahead  

Monday at 7.30pm, Prayer Meeting leader is to be Joel Perkin. The numbers at the prayer meeting are now very low, please consider as to if this is a meeting for you.

Tuesday at 7.30pm, Prayer and Bible Study to be led by Lester Scott.

Wednesday at 2.30pm,  The Ladies meeting will be a Members Day, when the ladies will choose readings and songs for the meeting.

Friday at 7pm, Carbis Bay Wesley there will be a showing of a video about Angus Buchan and having “Faith like potatoes”.

Services for 10th November , 2019

10.15am        Lester Scott.

6.00pm          Revd. Alistair Bolt. Lord’s Table Servers to be Andrew Care and Barry Stevens.

Door Steward to be Joel Perkin.

Church Cleaning for 17th November to be by Trish and Maurice Jackson.

Flower distribution for 17th November  to be by Nancy White.

Monday 18th November at 7pm Prayer meeting leader to be Alan Rose.

Please pray both for Joshua and the family! Vera is quite a bit better, but continues to need our prayers. Please also remember, Mary, Vanessa, Ted and Margaret, Margaret and David, Rita, Iris and David. Please pray in particular for Leah. We can pray that all may know the presence of God with them, and if it is His will, they will receive healing from Him. It would be good if we can also remember all the others in the fellowship, as everyone is in need of prayer!

The funeral of Jimmy Barber will take place in the Chapel at 11am on this coming Wednesday morning followed by refreshments at The Old Quay House, to which all are invited. We pray for Vanessa and the family at this time.

The Magazine of the Evangelical Alliance for September/October is in the foyer. Please take your copy.

Coffee Morning in aid of Cancer Research to be held at the Western Hotel on this coming Friday from 10am until 12 noon. Any gifts of books and cakes to be sold will be gratefully accepted.

Shoebox Appeal Leaflets are available in the foyer and shoeboxes in the Sunday School. £5 per box has been suggested by Samaritans Purse to cover project costs, including transportation. Please bring boxes to Chapel by 3rd November. If you are unable to do a box, donations would be gratefully received. Please note – No sweets or toothpaste, because of customs regulations.

The Chapel Christmas Dinner for this year will be held at Rosewarne Manor, Connor Downs on 15th December.

The collection last week amounted to £371.13. Hall Contribution £27.00. Gifts to help with Convention expenses, £200.

The assessment for 2019-2020 will be £15927, which equates to £1327.25 per month. We have paid our first quarter of the assessment in full – £3987.75.

In the New Year the churches in the area would like to offer the Schools Association assistance in providing the curriculum requirement of Religious Instruction through ’Open the Book’.  For this to happen volunteers are needed.

These are the practice dates for the Carol Choir; Practices in Fore Street Sunday School each Sunday afternoon in November.  Appointments – Thursday, 5th December St Uny Church at 7pm.  Saturday 14th December Fore Street Methodist Church at 7pm.  Monday 16th December at 7pm Old Cornwall Society, Junior School. 

Please also remember your stamps for the Slavic Gospel Association.

Thought for the week

Gentleness helps us make a point, without making an enemy!

Let the word of God dwell in you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom, and as you sing psalms, hymns and spiritual songs with gratitude in your hearts to God. Colossians 3.16

We are pleased that you are able to join with us today, as we are here to worship our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ. If you are on holiday, we welcome you and ask that you will please take our greetings back to your home church. The service this morning will be taken by Andrew Care and the service this evening will be taken by Alan Rose. We pray that both the Speakers and hearers will receive a blessing from the Lord.

Door Steward today is Howard Jenkyn.

Church Cleaning for 3rd November is to be by Gill and William Barber. The number of people able and willing to do the Chapel cleaning are getting fewer and it is now a real problem as those still on the rota have to take their turn every 5 weeks. Are you able and also willing to join this rota?

Flower distribution today to be by Ruth Trevorrow.

Notices for the week ahead  

Monday at 7.30pm, Prayer Meeting leader is to be George White. The numbers at the prayer meeting are now very low, please consider as to if this is a meeting for you.

Tuesday at 7.30pm, Prayer and Bible Study about London City Mission. Sadly we will not have a London City Missionary with us, but we will be considering their work in London with the help of a video, some notes and prayer pointers. There will be a retiring offering to support their work.

Wednesday at 2.30pm,  The Ladies meeting Speaker to be Joan Rowe

Wednesday at 7.30pm, St Ives House Group at Neil and Maggie’s home

Wednesday at 7.30pm, Carbis Bay House Group at Andrew and Sue’s home

Services for 3rd November , 2019

10.15am        Nigel Fox, followed by refreshments.

6.00pm          Tony Jasper.

Door Steward to be Neil Davis.

Church Cleaning for 10th November to be by Sue and Andrew Care.

Flower distribution for 10th November  to be by Pat James.

Monday 11th November at 7pm Prayer meeting leader to be Joel Perkin.

Please pray both for Joshua and the family! Vera is quite a bit better, but continues to need our prayers. Please also remember, Mary, Vanessa, Ted and Margaret, Margaret and David, Rita, Iris and David. Please pray in particular for Leah. Please pray that both she and the family will know the peace of God at this time.

The Magazine of Evangelical Alliance for September/October is in the foyer. Please take your copy.

Shoebox Appeal Leaflets are available in the foyer and shoeboxes in the Sunday School.  £5 per box has been suggested by Samaritans Purse to cover project costs, including transportation.  Please bring boxes to Chapel by 3rd November.  If you are unable to do a box, donations would be gratefully received.  Please note – No sweets or toothpaste, because of customs regulations.

The Chapel Christmas Dinner for this year will be held at Rosewarne Manor, Connor Downs on 15th December.

The collection last week amounted to £564.53. Hall Contribution £77.00

The assessment for 2019-2020 will be £15927, which equates to £1327.25 per month. We have paid our first quarter of the assessment in full – £3987.75.

In the New Year the churches in the area would like to offer the Schools Association assistance in providing the curriculum requirement of Religious Instruction through ’Open the Book’.  For this to happen volunteers are needed.

These are the practice dates for the Carol Choir; Practices in Fore Street Sunday School each Sunday afternoon in November.  Appointments – Thursday, 5th December St Uny Church at 7pm.  Saturday 14th December Fore Street Methodist Church at 7pm.  Monday 16th December at 7pm Old Cornwall Society, Junior School. 

Please also remember your stamps for the Slavic Gospel Association.

Thought for the week

When we put our problems in God’s hands, He puts His peace in our hearts.

Circuit Conference

at Chapel Street Methodist Church, Penzance on Saturday 28th September.

10.00 – 12.30 (Coffee from 9.45)

A united meeting of all 18 Methodist Churches, their Church Councils, and other interested members.

This will be a meeting to suggest radical ways to move forward and not, as we have often done, to bemoan our problems*.

All our churches are different and have their own challenges, but deep down we all know that our churches must change or die. (Dying is an option, and if you are content that your church dies with you because you love it the way it is, this is not a meeting for you.)

But if you are not content that your church will run out of people, and money, and energy, there are real possibilities for change and we will talk about these honestly and openly. If you are prepared to have courage and vision, if you are prepared to hold to Jesus and let a lot of other things go, then He can use this Circuit to grow His Kingdom and He will bless us. Now is all the time there may be, and this is the time to grasp the opportunities that remain.

* Problems like these which need fixing:

Not enough preachers to fill the plan

Many chapels with small and elderly congregations

Problem buildings

Worship that we might like, but no-one else much wants to come to

The same-sex marriage debate

Larger churches with ageing congregations and a dearth of new Christians

Pray God of Justice, you have given us the chance to vote. Help us to reflect and use our votes wisely to tackle injustice where we see it, and to pray for countries where people do not have the opportunity to vote.
God of Love, you tell us to love our neighbours as ourselves. Help us to participate in elections in ways which demonstrate our love for our neighbour, and to wrestle with what the common good means for us today.
God of Transformation, you have called some people to put themselves forward as candidates. Help them as we debate their ideas for a better world and support them as they experience the strain and privilege of election. We ask these things in the name of your son Jesus Christ, Amen.

A Morning of Training, Inspiration and Sharing for Preachers

 

Saturday 13th April, 10:00 -12:30 (9:30 for coffee) at Chy an Gweal

Revd. Alastair Bolt will lead a study morning covering such topics as:

  • preaching from the Bible more effectively;
  • preaching to response;
  • preaching sermons people really want to come and hear.

There will be time for questions and discussion. Please bring your Bible and something to take notes with.

All preachers in the West Cornwall and Fore Street Circuits are invited and we very much hope you will be able to attend.

West Cornwall Circuit Inaugural Service, Sunday 2nd September, 6.30pm at Chapel Street Methodist Church Penzance.

Welcome Service for Revd Alastair Bolt as Superintendent Minister, for Revd Edwin Myers and for Deacon Stephen Richardson as they begin their ministry with us, and a celebration of the new West Cornwall Circuit. Revd Steve Wild will lead the service, and there will be refreshments.