Help us, O Lord,
to show how sweet it is to love you,
to bear with you,
to weep with you,
and for ever to rejoice with you;
through Christ our Lord.
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Please remember in your prayers anyone who is going through a time of sadness, anxiety or undergoing medical treatment.
April's hymn STF 308 On the journey to Emmaus with our hearts cold as stone.
The Evening Service arrangements will change from the end of May. From June, there will only be one service a month, this will take place on the last Sunday of each month.
New Data Protection Regulation Would anyone be willing to assist Joan Munden and Nick Keep in carrying out the work involved. Please contact Joan Munden if you are able to help. Tel: 241217.
Come and celebrate ministry during an Ordinands Testimony Service at Church on Thursday 24th May at 7.00pm. Preacher - Revd. Jongi Zihle (London Chair) - Ordinand our very own Revd. Charity Nzegwu. Refreshments will follow the service. Everyone welcome.
Kath Prime We are all so sad to lose our dear friend Kath who gave up her courageous fight last Sunday. Please remember her family Alison and Steve, Julian and Lydia and Kaths grandchildren, her brother and sisters and all her many friends. Kaths funeral will be held on Monday 30th April at Cambridge Crematorium at 12 noon to which you are welcome to attend, this will be followed by a Thanksgiving Service at Church at 2.00pm. Refreshments will be served after this service. Alison and Julian would like to thank everyone for their support, cards and kind messages over the past few months and especially for this past week.
Monday 7th May May Fayre in Priory Gardens We will need cakes and plants to sell on our stall. We will also need helpers to set up the marquee before the start of the Fayre and helpers to serve on the stall. Please see Tess for details and look on the notice board for sign-up sheet. This is an opportunity for our Church to engage with the community and is always a happy event. This year proceeds will be donated to the Royston Rotary Memory Cafι.
Facebook we have a facebook page for the Church, the link is facebook.com/roystonmethodist. If you are a facebook user, please go to the page and click on the Like button on the main picture at the top of the page. There is also a link from the Church website.
Monday 16th April 3.30 5.00pm Monday Club
Tuesday 17th April 11.00am Bible Appreciation
Friday 20th April 9.15 to 11.15am First Friends
Saturday 21st April 10.00am to 10.45am Andante
Saturday 21st April 10.30am to 12noon Coffee Break
Tuesday 24th April 7.00pm
Stewards Meeting in the Blue Room
Tuesday 24th April 11.00am Bible Appreciation
Thursday 26th April 7.30pm EldonThursday Please note change to programme Thats Life - Bob Hayzen will be introducing an evening of music, poetry and anecdotes featuring family and friends. Our special guest will be JANCIS HARVEY a well-known folk singer and song writer who has appeared on radio, BBC TV and other TV stations on many occasions. Her songs can be heard in schools, churches, concert halls and just about everywhere there is an audience who appreciate her gentle playing style and singing voice. Please take a look at Jancis website www.jancis-harvey.co.uk Please come along and support this event which will be held in Church. There is no charge for this entertainment but a retiring collection will be held in aid of Home-Start Royston & South Cambridgeshire.
Friday 27th April 9.15 to 11.15am First Friends
Saturday 28th April 7.30pm - Concert with Cracked Voices a new classical song cycle from composer Jenni Pinnock and writer Graham Palmer, ordinary people, extraordinary lives. Giving voice to forgotten local characters and folklore from the lost Celtic goddess to WW2 POWs on Royston Heath. This concert will include the premiere of Meridian Schools Cracked Objects. Tickets from Sue Walter Tel: 01763 243815, priced at £8, £5 concessions.
Monday 30th April 1.30 3.30pm Craft n Chat
Tuesday 1st May 11.00am Bible Appreciation
Tuesday 1st May Ladies Group Outing
Friday 4th May 9.15 to 11.15am First Friends
Saturday 5th May 6.30pm A District Celebration at St Edmundsbury Cathedral, Angel Hill Bury St Edmunds, IP33 1LS with guest speaker Revd Loraine Mellor, President of the Methodist Conference. This is a free event with refreshments included. If you would like to go please contact Joan Germany. Come and share in a wonderful celebration!
Sunday 6th May at 12.15pm Sunday Lunch
Tuesday 8th May 11.00am Bible Appreciation
Thursday 10th May 7.30pm EldonThursday Hinduism by Prakash Sharma. Hinduism as a religion is widely either not understood or it is misunderstood by many, including Hindus who follow the religion. Tonight Kash will try and shed some light on what Hinduism is and what it stands for, its fundamental principles and its practices.
Friday 11th May 9.15 to 11.15am First Friends
Saturday 12th May 7.30pm - Concert An Enchanted Evening with Felici who will be performing a wonderful selection of opera and operetta favourites in the first half and a delightful selection of Musical Theatre hits in the second half of the evening in the presence of the Town Mayor, Cllr. Vera Swallow. Tickets at £10 (including refreshments) from Sue - Tel: 01763 243815 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or www.ticketsource.co.uk/royston-methodist.church. Proceeds to be shared between the Methodist Church and the Royston Town Mayors Community Trust Fund.
Sunday 13th May INFORM DEADLINE FOR JUNE ISSUE Please e-mail items for inclusion in this issue to email@example.com
Monday 14th May 3.30-5.00pm Monday Club.
Tuesday 15th May 11.00am Bible Appreciation
Friday 18th May 9.15 to 11.15am First Friends
Sunday 20th May 6.30pm Circuit Easter Offering Service at Wesley.
Monday 21st May 1.30-3.30pm Craft n Chat.
Tuesday 22nd May 11.00am Bible Appreciation
Thursday 24th May 7.30pm EldonThursday Home-Start.
Friday 25th May 9.15 to 11.15am First Friends
Tuesday 29th May 11.00am Bible Appreciation
Friday 1st June 9.15 to 11.15am First Friends
Tuesday 5th June 11.00am Bible Appreciation
Tuesday 5th June Ladies Group Walk and a meal.
Friday 8th June 9.15 to 11.15am First Friends
Monday 11th June 3.30-5.00pm Monday Club.
Tuesday 12th June 11.00am Bible Appreciation
Thursday 12th June 7.30pm EldonThursday Andrew Reed and me with Pat Morritt.
Friday 15th June 9.15 to 11.15am First Friends
Tuesday 19th June 11.00am Bible Appreciation
Friday 22nd June 9.15 to 11.15am First Friends
Monday 25th June 1.30-3.30pm Craft n Chat.
Tuesday 26th June 11.00am Bible Appreciation
Thursday 28th June 7.00pm EldonThursday BBQ with Dave and Tracy.
Friday 29th June 9.15 to 11.15am First Friends
Tuesday 3rd July 11.00am Bible Appreciation
Tuesday 3rd July 7.30pm Ladies Group AGM and Supper.
Friday 6th July 9.15 to 11.15am First Friends
Monday 9th July 3.30-5.00pm Monday Club.
Tuesday 10th July 11.00am Bible Appreciation
Friday 13th July 9.15 to 11.15am First Friends
Tuesday 17th July 11.00am Bible Appreciation
Thursday 19th July 7.00pm Worship Planning Meeting in the Eldon Room.
Friday 20th July 9.15 to 11.15am First Friends
Tuesday 24th July 11.00am Bible Appreciation
Friday 27th July 9.15 to 11.15am First Friends
Monday 30th July 1.30-3.30pm Craft n Chat
Tuesday 31st July 11.00am Bible Appreciation
Church Stewards: Dave Aggett, Jeff Maddin, Audrey Hinnells and Paul Harris
Safeguarding Officer: Richard Elcock
All Notices to Tracy Aggett by Monday evening please.