August 2018
5th 10:30am Metamorphosis Luke 9:35  
  6:00pm Sing to the Lord - He reigns Psalm 97:1 (C)
12th 10:30am Rev Ray Lewis    
6:00pm Mr Dilwyn Biles  
19th 10:30am Stories of the Lord - Solid Foundations Luke 7:46 (C)
6:00pm Stories of the Lord - Banging On Luke 18:3  
26th 10:30am Stories of the Lord - Shining Light Luke 8:16  
6:00pm Stories of the Lord - Profit and Loss Luke 14:26  
(C) denotes communion will be held as part of the worship service

Weekday Meetings
Monday Craft Group 2:00pm 13th and 27th
Wednesday Luncheon Club Summer Holiday  
Thursday Mums and Toddlers Summer Holiday  
Ladies' Meeting Summer Holiday  
Bible Study Summer Holiday  


Gardener's Corner    

Traditionally the holiday period, when you can heave a sigh of relief after all the hard work and enjoy sitting in your garden admiring the results.
This year you don't even have to cut the lawn after all this glorious weather, but real gardeners are desperate for at least one good downpour I'm sure!! Containers are at their best. First plums hopefully ripening and followed by early apples to enjoy straight from the tree!
Wisterias seems to be liking this warm weather as many are flowering again. Phlox is also adding colour to the borders.
In the greenhouse, tomatoes are ripening and lovely just to pick and eat straight off the vine - what better reward for all that care and attention. Mountain Ash trees are producing lovely berries already this year and they are certainly plentiful.
Enjoy your gardens!

Minister's Musings
November 11th 2018 marks 100 years since the end of the Great War. As this falls on a Sunday, we will be holding a joint morning service with Christchurch to mark the occasion. In the days running up Remembrance Sunday we will be using material provided by the group Remembrance 100, an ecumenical group set up with this anniversary in mind (see the groups' website at:
The introduction to the group says:
On Sunday, 4 August 1918, the fourth anniversary of the declaration of war, King George V and Queen Mary joined members of the House of Commons and the House of Lords for a special service at the Church of Saint Margaret, Westminster. The King had asked that 4 August 1918 should be observed as a National Day of Prayer: 100 days later the war ended. On 4 August 2018 churches across the country, across the spectrum of denominations, start 100 days of prayer, peace and reconciliation.
The prayers will be available week by week to pick up at the service, with the prayers for Saturday, August 4th below:
You will keep in perfect peace all who trust in you... all whose thoughts are fixed on you! Trust in the Lord always, for the Lord God is the eternal Rock. Isaiah 26:3-4 (NLT)
Peace is not dependant on what is going on around us, but on what is going on within. I have often struggled with times of fear or anxiety. For 20 years being in the army or married to someone in the army, meant I was often called to face my fears. One of my hardest times was when my husband was fighting in the Iraq war, and our baby son was born in his absence. It was hard to find that place of faith where I truly believed all would be well, where I was truly able to put my trust in God. But, God always remains constant, faithful and in control. As I learned to look to him I could start to see the world from his perspective, and find his perfect peace.
Father, thank you that you are my rock, my resting place, that in all situations you are all that I need. I pray that I might always know that 'peace that passes all understanding' as I find my rest in you. Amen


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