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Malvern
Lansdowne Crescent, Somers Park Avenue, Upper Welland
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28th February 2021
Second 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/

MINISTER'S ANNUAL LEAVE
Nigel will be off between Monday 22nd February and Monday 1st March. If anyone needs a minister urgently please contact Rev Helen Caine 01905 767025 helen.caine1265@btinternet.com
MALVERN 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

 
FORTHCOMING ONLINE PREACHERS
  • 7th March Rev. Sylvia Coke-Woods
  • 14th March Carolyn Proctor
  • 21st March Rev. Nigel Coke-Woods
  • 28th March Annette Thomas
  • 4th April Rev. Nigel Coke-Woods (Easter Day)

PRAYING THIS WEEK WITH 
THE SOUTH WORCESTERSHIRE 
METHODIST CIRCUIT 

From Revd Rosie Moss, St Nicholas, Warndon.

Loving God, today we hear the words from Jesus: “Take up your cross and follow me,” and these words scare us because we know what taking up a cross meant for him. As we begin the Lenten journey towards finding our crosses and working out how to bear them, may we find strength in new places deep within our souls and may we find courage, hope, and the peace to really follow Jesus. Amen. 

PRAYING THIS WEEK WITH 
MALVERN CHURCHES TOGETHER

For The Life Church Malvern

for the opportunity to gain fresh vision and leadership, and to build new relationships in preparation for a new church plant, in conjunction with Hope Church, Worcester, which will continue the objective of seeing God’s kingdom extended in Malvern.

WORLD DAY OF PRAYER
5th March 2021 at  2 pm  
This annual service will be on Zoom this year. Click this link to join on a computer or tablet:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89337020037?pwd=REptSHRRRzlydENwSDVMMDVSN21pZz09
You can join by telephone (audio only) by dialling:
0203 481 5240 - 0203 901 7895 - 0131 460 1196 - 0203 051 2874 - 0203 481 5237
Meeting ID: 893 3702 0037 Passcode: 415061
The service will subsequently be on YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/user/NigeCW/videos


Somers Park Avenue 
If anyone from SPA would like a copy of the Day of Prayer booklet please contact Avril Phillips 07521 549247 avril.phillips@virgin.net
 
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. 

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.
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 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.
 

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

PASTORAL
The Funeral of George James will be on Friday, March 12th at 2 pm, held at Lansdowne Crescent followed by a cremation at the Vale, Pershore at 4 pm. The congregation is limited to 30 people, so you should only attend if invited by the family. We understand this is difficult because George was well known and liked by many.

As we remember George, so we pray for his wife Doris, who will be 90 on March 6th. We ask God's blessing upon her.
 
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 

 
METHODIST CHURCH YEAR OF PRAYER 

Next week’s service will be led by Jill Baker a local preacher and tutor in the Strathclyde Circuit, part of the small but active Methodist Church in Scotland.  Jill is a former Vice-President of the Methodist Conference and currently chair of the Methodist Council. More information about the Year of Prayer can be found here or use this direct link to register.
 

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

 
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

 
FAIRTRADE FORTNIGHT
22 February to 7 March 2021.
Fairtrade is a simple way to make a difference to the lives of the people who grow the things we love. Fairtrade Fortnight is the best time in the year to
celebrate the farmers and workers who grow the food we eat, promoting a living wage and fair trade. This year Fairtrade Fortnight highlights the growing challenges that climate change brings to farmers in the communities Fairtrade works with.
As Lansdowne is a Fairtrade Church, members are encouraged to buy Fairtrade where possible.  If you would like a link to Zaytoun's Fairtrade products (such as Olive Oil and Dates) available locally please contact Mary Wetherall (574346)

 CHURCH COUNCILS

Lansdowne Crescent Thursday 4th March 7.30 pm.
Church Councils will be held virtually over Zoom.
You can join on computer or tablet using this link.
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89959288917?pwd=WnY5K3BkekwweFRmSEdGZjEzcUI4Zz09
You can join by phone by dialling
0203 481 5240 - 0203 901 7895 - 0131 460 1196 - 0203 051 2874 - 0203 481 5237 
Meeting ID: 899 5928 8917
Passcode: 202335

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
  • Tinned Potatoes
  • UHT Milk
  • Curry Sauce
  • Men's Deodorant
  • Antibacterial Wipes
  • Surface Cleaner.

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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