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Malvern
Lansdowne Crescent, Somers Park Avenue, Upper Welland
NewsLink Weekly

7th February 2021
5th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Minister - Rev Nigel Coke-Woods 01684 561224 nigelcw@icloud.com
Pastoral Support Worker - Anne Rich 01684 584713

Lansdowne Crescent WR14 2AW www.lansdownemethodist.org.uk
Senior Steward  - Maureen Davis ‭01684 575397‬

Somers Park Avenue WR14 1SE www.somersparkmethodist.org.uk
Senior Steward - David Mather ‭07484 332168‬

Upper Welland WR14 4LA www.upperwellandmethodists.co.uk
Senior Steward - Geoff Blackmore 01684 594706

We are on Facebook

Check these pages during the week for all kinds of information, thoughts and news
https://www.facebook.com/lansdownemethodists/
https://www.facebook.com/somersparkmethodists/

SUNDAY WORSHIP

for Sunday 7th February

Sunday Worship during lockdown will be via Zoom at 10.30 am. You can join via computer or tablet using this link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86037691852?pwd=TlJMb3FQZHJCWk9yY0ZHb2gzVEk3Zz09

You can join by phone by dialling and entering the meeting ID and passcode.
0203 481 5240 - 0203 901 7895 - 0131 460 1196 - 0203 051 2874 - 0203 481 5237 Meeting ID: 860 3769 1852 Passcode: 057878
A hymn sheet can be downloaded here.

Order of Service

Call to worship
Singing the Faith 113 ~ O worship the King, all glorious above
Prayer of approach, confession and collect.
First Reading ~ Isaiah 40:21-31
Sermon 1
Singing the Faith 82 ~ How great thou art (Already recorded)
Second Reading ~ Mark 1:29-39
Sermon 2
Singing the Faith 78 ~ Give thanks with a grateful heart 
Prayers of Thanksgiving & Intercession
The Lord’s Prayer
Singing the Faith 81 ~ Now thank we all our God (Already recorded)
Dismissal & Blessing

A recording of this service will be put on YouTube by the afternoon.
Go to https://www.youtube.com/user/NigeCW/videos

CIRCUIT SERVICE 
SUNDAY 21st FEBRUARY 6.00 PM

LED BY REV HELEN CAINE

BASED ON THE LIFE OF ELIJAH – HIGHS AND LOWS, DESOLATION AND CONSOLATION

BY ZOOM OR JOIN BY PHONE – details nearer the time.

This will be live – with contributions from photographers, readers, speakers and, if technically possible, musicians, all from our own homes.

ANYONE FROM THE CIRCUIT who would like to take part, by reading content supplied by me, or your own writing, in words or music, please contact me by email  helen.caine1265@btinternet.com Otherwise I shall be contacting people I already know around the Circuit and we may all miss out on your contribution.

EVERYONE IS INVITED TO SUBMIT Your Own PHOTOS on the themes of HIGHS AND LOWS, DESOLATION and/or CONSOLATION. (Lockdown photos particularly welcomed, but this is not essential.)  Remember if there are people identifiable in the pictures you must have their permission for them to be used on zoom. Please send photos by email, with a title and your name and church.

Deadline for making initial contact with me and submission of photos is SUNDAY 14TH FEBRUARY.

Helen 

ONLINE WORSHIP
ON SUNDAY 28th FEBRUARY
Nigel will be on annual leave this week so will not be producing Zoom Worship on 28th, nor Midweek Prayers on Wednesday 24th. As Droitwich Methodist Church joined Malvern recently so we are invited to join them for their Zoom Service on 28th. Login details are as follows:

To join by computer or tablet click this link:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/6342351697?pwd=ZCtFaVdiMUgxVzQvdnV0UFZ4ZGJ1Zz09
 
To join by telephone, use the following numbers.
0203 481 5240 - 0203 901 7895 - 0131 460 1196 - 0203 051 2874 - 0203 481 5237
Meeting ID: 634 235 1697. Passcode: 760112

PRAYING THIS WEEK WITH 
THE SOUTH WORCESTERSHIRE 

METHODIST CIRCUIT 

From Rev Katherine Pickering.

Lord,
In the midst of your busy ministry of preaching and healing,
you withdrew into quiet places to pray.
Help us to make time to be still,
And be renewed by your healing love.
For you strengthen the powerless, refresh the weary,
And give hope to our restless and hurting world.
Thank you, Lord. Amen

 
The rota for the next 4 weeks is as follows:-

  •     14th February – Somers Park – Racial Justice Sunday
  •      21st February – Upper Welland

PRAYING THIS WEEK WITH 
MALVERN CHURCHES TOGETHER

For Somers Park Avenue Methodist Church

The Revd Nigel Coke-Woods; Anne Rich, Lay Pastoral Support Worker.
Mission and outreach through Messy Church and Tea & Toast. The Ladies Fellowship and Games evenings. Somers Park Primary School.

Malvern Churches Together
NATIONAL CALL TO DAILY PRAYER
Following the recent news that we have passed the terrible milestone of over 100,000 deaths related to Covid-19, the Archbishops of Canterbury and York, supported by the President and Vice President of the Methodist Conference, have called upon the nation to pray and reflect not only on those who have been lost but also and the social and economic challenges facing the nation. In an open letter they invite us to;
 
reflect on the enormity of this pandemic… each number is a person: someone we loved and someone who loved us…….We also believe that each of these people was known to God and cherished by God….One thing we can all do is pray. We hope it is some consolation to know that the church prays for the life of our nation every day”.
 
We are being invited to “prayer for the nation” at 6 pm every day throughout February.  So in response Churches, Together Malvern plans to host a short moment of prayer and coming together on zoom each day at 6 pm lead by our different churches in our town. We invite you and your church families to join us.
 
The Lord is near.  Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God which transcends all understanding will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.   Phil 4: 6-7
 
Zoom details;
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89157033760?pwd=UFRjU250QVlwdkFmbVUxVE5KRC9zUT09
Meeting ID: 891 5703 3760 
Passcode: ctm2021
WEDNESDAY PRAYERS AT MIDDAY

12 O'Clock Weekly half-hour online service
You can join the live service via Zoom
To join on the day using computer, tablet or smartphone click this link:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86037691852?pwd=TlJMb3FQZHJCWk9yY0ZHb2gzVEk3Zz09
Meeting ID: 860 3769 1852 Password: 057878


OR to join by ordinary telephone call
0131 460 1196 - 0203 051 2874 - 0203 481 5237 - 0203 481 5240 
Dial the number and follow the instructions.


The next Holy Communion will be on Wednesday 10th February. Whilst the Methodist Church does not allow the minister to give communion to you online you are invited to make a "spiritual communion" at the same time. If you choose to use your own bread and wine what you receive by faith and thanksgiving in your heart is between you and God.

On Wednesday 17th February we will make Ash Wednesday

There will be no Wednesday Prayers on 24th February as Nigel will be on Annual Leave.
 

PRAYER CHAIN

Please remember the Lansdowne Prayer Chain if you wish people to pray for you. We are currently praying for a number of people in confidence. Contact Gwyneth Tweats gtweats@gmail.com  01684 565783
 

METHODIST CHURCH YEAR OF PRAYER 

The Year of Prayer meeting for Tuesday 9 February at 12:45pm will be led by Gill Dascombe, a retired hospital pharmacist, a local preacher in the Farnworth and Worsley circuit, and a former Vice-President of the Conference. More information about the Year of Prayer can be found here or use this direct link to register.

COFFEE MORNING ON ZOOM
Saturday 13th February at 10.30 am
It's back by overwhelming demand (meaning Nigel thinks its a good idea). Bring your own beverage of choice and cake.
To join by laptop or tablet click
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87152501210?pwd=aGJadmhqaFlraVp4aGxFNWI1ZFNTQT09

To join by phone dial and follow the instructions
0131 460 1196 - 0203 051 2874 - 0203 481 5237 - 0203 481 5240 - 0203 901 7895
Meeting ID: 871 5250 1210  Passcode: 942709

 
PASTORAL
The funeral of Joyce Weeks (Upper Welland) will take place on 10th February, 1 pm at the Vale Crematorium, Pershore. This will be attended by direct family only, however, it will be broadcast live. If you wish to watch live or watch a recording you will need to log on with these details:

Website: https://www.obitus.com/ 
Username: Xodo8852
Password: 798641

This service will be led by a Celebrant and so will not be a Christian Service. Nigel has spoken with Joyce's daughter, Denny, and it is hoped that when circumstances allow there will be a Thanksgiving Service in church. If and when this happens it will be a Christian service led by Nigel.

 CHURCH COUNCILS

Somers Park Avenue  Tuesday 9th February 7.00 pm.
Upper Welland Thursday 18th February 2.00 pm.
Lansdowne Crescent Thursday 4th March 7.30 pm.

Church Councils will be held virtually over Zoom on. Access details to follow.

LGBT+ History Month

The Methodist Church is celebrating LGBT+ History Month with prayer, reflections and discussion during February. 

Revd Delyth Liddell is Coordinating Chaplain at Cardiff University and Equality Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) Officer for the Wales Methodist Synod, as well as being on the Connexional EDI Committee.  In this blog, she gives us the background to LGBT+ History Month. 

Revd Delyth Liddell talks with Mandy Briggs, Education Officer at the New Room, and  Anna Malnutt to reflect on their experiences of supporting LGBT+ communities through Pride. Watch here.

EASTER CELEBRATION CD

Due to huge demand, and in order to ensure Easter delivery, it has been necessary to bring the pre-orders closing date forward to Wednesday 10, February at 3pm.

We have currently received around 13,000 pre-orders for the Easter CD and we want to make sure that everyone receives their CD on time. You can still pre-order your free copies via Methodist Publishing but you now have until Wednesday 10, February, 3pm. (P&P applies). 

Please note, the CD will be distributed week commencing Monday 8 March

Thank you for your continued support of the foodbank. We remain open during this second lockdown and have been busy distributing food parcels to adults and families in need. 
 
Donations can be delivered either to the Lyttelton Well or to Spring Lane during normal opening hours (Monday and Thursday 10.15 –12noon; Tuesday 1-3 pm).

CURRENT URGENT NEEDS
  • Toilet Rolls
  • UHT Milk
  • Tinned Potatoes
  • Tinned Fruit
  • Squash
  • Long-Life Fruit Juice
  • Sugar
  • Coffee
  • Ladies' Deodorant
  • Ladies' Shampoo
  • Children's Toiletries
  • Washing-Up Liquid
  • Antibacterial Surface Cleaner
  • Antibacterial Wipes
  • Baby Wipes
  • Jam
  • Tomato Ketchup

OUR SHOPPING LIST 

  • tinned meat, fish, fruit, vegetables, beans, soup, rice pudding, custard
  • tea, coffee, uht milk, fruit juice, fruit squash
  • cereals (medium)
  • jam, peanut butter
  • pasta (500g)
  • rice (500g)
  • instant mash
  • sauces for rice and pasta
  • sugar (500g)
  • treats: biscuits, chocolate, sweets etc
  • personal hygiene items: shower gel, shampoo, deodorant, toothpaste, toilet rolls
  • household cleaning items: washing powder/liquid, washing up liquid, surface cleaner
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