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

7th March 2021
Third Sunday in Lent

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 - Joy McWhirter 
01684 563909

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 5th March
Preacher - Rev. Sylvia Coke-Woods

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 39 ~ Angel voices, ever singing
Prayer of approach, confession and collect.
First Reading ~ 1 Corinthians 1:18-25
Sermon 1

Singing the Faith 253 ~ Love inspired the anger
Second Reading ~ John 2:13-22
Sermon 2

Singing the Faith 564 ~ O thou who camest from above 
Prayers of Thanksgiving & Intercession
The Lord’s Prayer

Singing the Faith 545 ~ Be thou my vision
Dismissal & Blessing

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

FORTHCOMING ONLINE PREACHERS
  • 14th March Carolyn Proctor
  • 21st March Rev. Nigel Coke-Woods
  • 28th March Annette Thomas
  • 4th April Rev. Nigel Coke-Woods (Easter Day)
EASTER DAY HOLY COMMUNION
There will be a short service of Holy Communion for all three Malvern churches at Lansdowne Crescent, 9 am on Easter Sunday morning. This will be followed by a full service on Zoom at 10.30 am. Both services will be taken by the Minister.
Facemasks must be worn, and there will be no singing or choir. Social distancing and hand sanitiser will be in place.

THIS WEEK'S CIRCUIT PRAYER 

From Willersey Methodist Church

Dear Lord
Let us think and pray for school children and students returning to schools and colleges this week, after being away for some time from ‘normal’ education. We also pray for the teachers and auxiliary staff who have not stopped working since the pandemic started; enabling children and students to work online – and some back in the classroom. With this there has also been a change in the staff’s teaching techniques, which, for some must have been quite challenging. Amen

PRAYING THIS WEEK WITH 
MALVERN CHURCHES TOGETHER

For St Mary's Church, Pickersleigh, in the Chase Team

Rev’d Lynne Sparkes, Churchwardens, Family and children’s worker, Reader and ALM’s. Refresh Cafe, Children’s work, including Pickersleigh Bears, and Family Craft Workshops. Outreach in the community, and plans to improve the building.

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 a 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 March.
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.
 
PASTORAL
Winifred Spencer
Please pray for Win, who is 100 years old and a member of Somers Park Avenue. She is currently receiving end of life care. We pray too for her family.

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


COFFEE MORNING PLUS

TUESDAY MARCH 9TH 10.00 am

As well as a chance to chat, the PLUS is an interesting and entertaining series of three short talks by Cynthia and John Merriman, showing their favourite local walks, illustrated with photos on the screen. Between the talks, there will be a chance to ask questions and talk.

Especially now that Spring is around the corner, discover some new walks to try, and maybe tell us about some of your own favourite walks!

Click on the link below from 10.00 am...1st talk will begin at 10.30

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/3439592620?pwd=iKQcRd6enA YYGg0_sfN_ lvataylQwcH0u7c
Meeting ID: 343 959 2620 Passcode: 4070020420

CHURCH COFFEE MORNING ON ZOOM
Saturday 13th March 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

 
MWiB  QUIET DAY
Thursday 11th March 10.30 - 12.30.
This event which is usually held at Upper Welland will be held in a shorter format this year on Zoom.
The subject is "Looking through glass and seeing the heavens - some thoughts about stained glass windows" with Rev Helen Caine

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/8866724292?pwd=iKIaR9Kb51e-HRNu5_dm8Js1qJlXhw
Meeting ID: 886 672 4292 Passcode: 767025
To join by phone dial 0203 481 5240 - 0203 901 7895 - 0460 1196 - 0203 051 2874 - 0203 481 5237 

 
EXTRAORDINARY CHURCH COUNCILS
Church Councils to discuss the conditions under which we would return to church will be held as follows:
Somers Park Avenue  Weds 10th March 7 pm
Upper Welland Thurs 11th March 2 pm
To Join the Zoom Meeting by computer or tablet click
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89959288917?pwd=WnY5K3BkekwweFRmSEdGZjEzcUI4Zz09
By telephone dial
0203 481 5240 - 0203 901 7895 - 0131 460 1196 - 0203 051 2874 - 0203 481 5237
Meeting ID: 899 5928 8917
Passcode: 202335
CIRCUIT CONSULTATION ON USING TECHNOLOGY IN WORSHIP
AS WE MOVE OUT OF LOCKDOWN. 
SATURDAY 13TH MARCH 2.00 PM – 3.30 PM

(join from 1.45 pm – finish will be prompt)
What have we been doing? What could we do better? How might the Circuit help? Plus a short re-cap on Licences. This is aimed at tech people already doing this or wanting to contribute AND people who have to lead worship and take part, who want to improve their skills
Join on 886-672-4292    Passcode 767025
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/8866724292?pwd=iKIaR9Kb51e-HRNu5_dm8Js1qJlXhw

 
METHODIST CHURCH NEWSLETTERS
You can sign up to receive newsletters by email from the Methodist Church with this link.
Newsletters include:
  • The Methodist News (Every Thursday)
  • Singing the Faith Plus news for musicians and preachers
  • The Well for children, youth, schools and family workers
  • JMA News
  • LPWL E-News for Local Preachers and Worship Leaders
  • Methodist Heritage news
  • Methodist Publishing news
  • Property Matters for Church and Property Stewards
  • Global Relationships News from partner churches, mission partners and more.
  • The Joint Public Issues Team

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
  • Sugar 500g and 1kg bags
  • Jars of coffee
  • 1litre bottles of squash
  • Jars of jam (not homemade)
  • Tinned fruit
  • Ladies shampoo
  • Ladies deodorant
  • Men’s deodorant
  • Washing powder (all sizes)

OUR SHOPPING LIST 

  • Tinned Meat, Fish, Vegetables, Tomatoes, Soup, Rice Pudding, Custard
  • Tea 
  • UHT Milk
  • Cereal 
  • Biscuits
  • Instant mash
  • Sauces for pasta and rice
  • Tomato ketchup
  • Treats – Chocolate, sweets, crisps
  • Toilet Rolls
  • Personal hygiene items – shower gel, shampoo, toothpaste, toothbrushes, deodorant, shaving gel, razors, soap
  • Household cleaning items – washing powder, washing up liquid, surface cleaner
  • Nappies – especially size 5 and 6
WE CURRENTLY HAVE PLENTY OF:
  • Tins of Beans
  • Pasta and Rice
  • Porridge
  • Sanitary wear
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