Chapel Street Methodist Church
Penzance

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Newsletter, 22 May

May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. Romans 15 v 13.

Services

  • May 29, 10.45: Mr Scott (United Service).
  • May 29, 2.30: Circuit Service at St Erth.

For Prayer

  • The people of Ukraine and the situation there.
  • All those who are recently bereaved, especially those who have funerals at Chapel Street over the next few weeks.
  • All of our Church family who are unwell or housebound.
  • The funeral for Olga Parnell is on Friday May 27th at 1.30 at Chapel Street.
  • Joyce Hosking’s funeral is on June 6th at 12.30 at Chapel Street.

Help Needed

  • We have an URGENT need for a Church treasurer.
  • Counting weekly collections. If you can help, please see Paul Symons.
  • 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”.
  • There are two helpers not able to attend “Little Fishes” this week. Can you help?

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. (This is the last week the box will be in the foyer.)

What’s On

May 28th: The Coffee morning will be hosted by Doreen for Penhaligon’s Friends. (Penhaligon’s Friends support bereaved children in Cornwall.)

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. Reading it at this time of unrest was particularly poignant. Sandra 01736 362115.

Chapel Street Music

  • On Sunday May 29th at 3.00 pm, Chapel Street Music, in collaboration with Carn to Cove, will present a Concert of English Song with the baritone Julien Van Mellaerts and Timothy Dean, piano. Tickets will be available on the door, but please also book in advance at www.carntocove.co.uk. Julien is one of the finest young baritones in the UK, and one of the most gifted singers of his generation. There will be a rich variety of song by Finzi, Vaughan Williams, Herbert Howells and Ivor Gurney. Most definitely an opportunity not to be missed!
  • Over the weekend of June 3-5, the Chapel Street Music Festival will present four concerts/events over three days. Further details at www.chapelstreetmusic.co.uk.

You are invited to presentations, prayers and a delicious cream tea at Crowlas Chapel at 4.00 pm 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.

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 to any of the stewards please?

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 10:48 on 21 May 2022

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