Chapel Street Methodist Church
Penzance

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Newsletter, 3 July

Psalm 118 v 14, “The Lord is my strength and my defence, He has become my salvation”

Services and Events

July 10th, 10.45: Rev Ward, Communion. Church AGM is after the service.

On 24th July, Rev Loraine Mellor, Chair of the Cornwall District, will be the preacher at a combined service at 10.45.

For Prayer

  • The people of Ukraine and the situation there.
  • Mary Holland is still in Camborne/Redruth hospital and needs prayer.
  • All of our Church family who are unwell or housebound.
  • Those of our Church family who have Covid.

What’s On

  • Monthly Breakfast on Monday July 4th at ‘Family Hangout’ on the terrace next to Barclays Bank. For more information, see Marie T.
  • Coffee Morning on July 9th at 10.30 am.
  • July 16th: Andrea and Mark Hotchkin, who work with BMS, are in Penzance in July. They are attending the coffee morning and giving a talk about their work in Bardai. The coffee morning starts at 10.30 am. Andrea and Mark will hopefully talk about their work at 11 am. Please come and support them. (Andrea is Marie Hazell’s daughter).
  • The AGM is being held on Sunday 10th July 2022. It will be held after the 10:45 am service. It would be great to see as many as possible there.
  • There is a Gospel event taking place in Falmouth on Tuesday 9th August. It will be a day focused on Gospel music, with workshops taking place throughout the day and a big concert with three Gospel choirs in the evening.

Thanks

  • A big, big “THANK YOU” to everyone who helped in any way on Mazey Day and Quay Sunday. You were all amazing. Thank you. The total of donations was £487.55. There are some expenses to take out of the total.
  • A letter from Rev Malanding Mendy from Gambia
    Dear Friends,
    I just want to inform you that the children clothing you sent on 21st April 2022 I received the box and distributed among children. It is very nice clothes. We thank you so much for the love.
    Yours in His Service,
    Rev Malanding Mendy

District and Circuit News

The Methodist District have just told us that they intend to make a presentation to Steve Wild to mark his retirement and anyone wishing to contribute is welcome to do so. Unfortunately, all contributions must be in by next Wednesday, 6th July. Contributions can be given to Alison Gunderson at the Circuit Office (any cheques should be payable to West Cornwall Methodist Circuit) or can be given to Paul Symons (01736 360789) (any cheques should be made payable to Chapel Street Methodist Church and marked SW on the back). Apologies for the short notice, but this is beyond our control. We will also put a donation tin in the foyer today if anyone would like to donate today.

Alison Gunderson is retiring as Circuit Administrator on 31st July after many years of excellent service. The Circuit are planning a presentation. Contributions can be given to Paul Symons (any cheques should be made payable to Chapel Street Methodist Church and marked AG on the back) by 17th July at the latest. We will also put a donation tin in the foyer if anyone would like to donate today.

With both the presentations, contributions can also be made direct to the church bank account marked either SW or AG. Please contact Paul Symons for details.

We have a new Circuit Administrator. Tania Bird is a member in the Lizard and Mounts Bay Circuit. This is an answer to prayer.

Help Needed

  • On Thursday 7th July in the morning we are short of helpers at Little Fishes. Please could anyone help either in the kitchen or with the families?
  • We have an URGENT need for a Church treasurer.

Truro Cathedral choristers and four primary schools have created this lovely sung blessing to support the Archbishop of Canterbury's mission to bless people in their everyday lives. They would love us to share it, or make it our own by writing a new verse. You can enjoy it at The Choristers’ and Schools’ Cornish Blessing to welcome Archbishop Welby and bless our communities.

 

Please could you email Doreen on doreen.hocking@btinternet.com if you have anything for Church Newsletter. Thank you.

Published at 9:37 on 2 July 2022

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