Chapel Street Methodist Church
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Newsletter, 15 May

Psalm 33 verse 4. “For the word of the Lord is right and true; He is faithful in all he does”.

Services—May 22 : 9.15 Rev Ward, 10.45 Rev Ward.

For Prayer-

  • Please pray for the people of Ukraine and the situation there.
  • Prayers for all those who are recently bereaved.
  • Remember Mary Holland, Mary Chappell and May Carson who are all not well at present.
  • Remember in prayer the circuit meeting which is on Wednesday18th at High Street.

Help Needed

  • We have an URGENT need for a Church treasurer.
  • Counting weekly collections: if you can help, please see Paul Symons.
  • Would it be good to have a rota for locking Church after the Sunday service? If you have keys and are willing to be on the rota, please let Doreen know.
  • Alison Gunderson is sadly leaving the post of Circuit Administrator. The advert for her replacement and application form for the vacancy are on the circuit website (westcornwallmethodists.org.uk) “There is somebody out there who is right for this and will do a brilliant job”.

Mission Moldova

We have been in contact with the mission. They are sending items which are desperately needed out to Moldova. This is a poor country which has welcomed those fleeing Ukraine. There is a box in the foyer for items which are needed. They are also much in need of financial help to cover transport costs.

What’s On

  • March 21st: The Coffee morning is going to be hosted by Gill Ostins for the Gambia.
  • Friday May 27th: there is a funeral at 1 pm in the Chapel.
  • Chapel Street Book Group: We meet in the church at 10 am on the first Friday of the month, new readers always welcome. This month we read Madonna of the Mountains by Elise Valmorbida. The story is set in Italy after the First World War and during the Second World War. It deals with the survival of one family during this turbulent period through the eyes of the mother. Reading it at this time of unrest was particularly poignant. Sandra 01736 362115.
  • Thursday 19th May at Lugger inn, Penzance, 6-9 pm: A social event to celebrate and thank all forum members and volunteers with CTIPA’s projects: foodbank, breakfast project and street pastors. Also to thank Keith Owen, who is retiring. This is a bring-your-own-food event. If you can bring some food, please contact Karen Morozova on 07397 997930.
  • High Street Methodist Church: Tuesday 17th May, 2 pm to 6 pm, Jean Howard, who lives in Penzance, exhibits her own personal books of memories of her travels. Refreshments will be available. Donations will be in aid of church repairs. We would love you to support us and assure you of a warm welcome.
  • Penzance Choral Society present Stabat Mater on Sat 21st May at 7.30 in the Chapel here.
  • You are invited to presentations, prayers and a delicious cream tea at Crowlas Chapel at 4.00pm on Tuesday 31st May, to welcome and celebrate the end of a cross-UK bike pilgrimage being undertaken by fifteen Christians and Release International. They aim to raise awareness and to pray for the 363 million Christians who are paying the ultimate price for their faith. Crowlas is the last church on the pilgrimage.

Thanks to all who attended the meeting about Mazey Day catering. It was decided to go with cake and drinks. If you have any suggestions, queries or questions, see Doreen.

At the Stewards meeting, the old office was discussed. It was thought it may be possible to make it into a much-needed storage room. Can you pass any ideas or thoughts please to any of the stewards please?

The new plans are in the foyer. Please can you fill in the lists offering to welcome before the services or to host coffee mornings. Thank you.

Please could you contact Doreen at doreen.hocking@btinternet.com with anything for the newsletter? Thank you.

Published at 6:28 on 14 May 2022

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