Eternal God, grant that by your grace
our speaking and hearing
may be to your praise,
to the glory of your kingdom,
and for our peace and salvation;
through Jesus 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.
Tunes & Spoons - is now a well established item in our church programme with a history of social and financial success. Friday 9th February was no less successful with 56 people attending to listen to recorded music chosen by a number of the audience. There was however a potential cloud on the horizon when we realised that our regular maestro/techy Elvis was not going to appear. But all was well when his replacement turned up in the form of Tam O Shanter, the Mad Hatter of Buntingford. Richard of course carried on with his usual aplomb. A selection of delightful puddings was consumed during the interval and a financial result donated £340 to Home-Start Royston & South Cambridgeshire and £100 to church funds. Many thanks go to all who helped put the evening together and, of course, to you and your friends who supported the event.
February's hymn of the month is - STF 114 Oh the life of the world is a joy and a treasure.
Lent Lunches This year the Lent Lunches will be held from 12noon to 1.30pm on Wednesdays 21st & 28th February, and 7th, 14th & 21st March, in the Church Hall of St. Thomas Roman Catholic Church as normal. Offers of help in the kitchen, providing soup, or organising the tables & chairs would be welcome please let me know all the dates you could help and I will choose which we do from your replies. Thank you, Joan Munden 01763 241217.
Dementia Friends Information Session - On Saturday 17th March you are warmly invited to an information session focusing on dementia awareness and how we can develop our church into one that is more dementia friendly. This will be led by Chantal Bradley from the Alzheimers Society and held at church. Please join us for coffee anytime from 10am. The session will start at 10.30am and last approximately 2 hours. Everyone is very welcome
Dreaming of warm Spring sunshine? There are just three places available on the Pilgrimage to Sicily from 3rd10th April, led by Tim Macquiban. Please contact Kathy Batty (01223 262921) or Derek Nicholls (01223 882354) for further information. Dont miss this opportunity to make your dream a reality.
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!
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.
Used Stamps Traidcraft are now collecting used postage stamps to raise money for some of their projects all over the world. If you have any please do not throw them away - there is a box at the back of church and one in the office for you to leave them. Your support would be very much appreciated for this new fund raising initiative. Thanks - Jennie Harris.
Flower Rota - If you would like to provide the flowers for church one Sunday, the new rota for 2018 is on the board in the Church Hall foyer for you to add your name to one of the free dates. If you need any more information, please contact Jennie Harris. Thank You.
Saturday 17th February 10.00am to 10.45am Andante
Saturday 17th February 10.30am to 12noon Coffee Break
Monday 19th February 3.30-5.00pm Monday Club.
Wednesday 21st February 12noon to 1.30pm Lent Lunch, Catholic Church Hall
Wednesday 21st February 7.30 to 8.45pm Lent Bible Study, in Church
Thursday 22nd February 7.30pm EldonThursday Film Night. Please come along and join us for the showing of Countryfile Isle of Man. This will be particularly enjoyable for anyone who likes watching outdoor pursuit programmes. There is no charge just come along and enjoy. This session will be held in Church. Tea/coffee and cake/biscuits will be provided donations welcome.
Friday 23rd February 9.15 to 11.15am First Friends
Friday 23rd February 2.15pm Readers Rehearsal - for the Womens World Day of Prayer Service at St John's Parish Church.
Saturday 24th February 10.00am to 10.45am Andante
Saturday 24th February 10.30am to 12noon Coffee Break
Sunday 25th February Training for those of you who are willing to assist as a Steward at Sunday worship, the training will be held at 9.00am in Church. Information sheets are available at the back of Church.
Monday 26th February Fairtrade fortnight starts, so look out for some bargains in the Supermarkets. Jennie and Paul Harris
Monday 26th February 1.30-3.30pm Craft n Chat.
Tuesday 27th February 7.30pm Property Meeting in the Eldon Room.
Wednesday 28th February 12noon to 1.30pm Lent Lunch, Catholic Church Hall
Wednesday 28th February 7.30 to 8.45pm Lent Bible Study, in Church
Friday 2nd March 9.15 to 11.15am First Friends
Friday 2nd March 2.15pm WOMEN'S WORLD DAY OF PRAYER SERVICE at St John's Parish Church, Royston. If you are a Surinamen and descended from a slave who fled to the interior for freedom, you are one of 7 different ethnic groups anxious to tell their stories. The different groups live in harmony together, in their country Suriname which lies between Guiana and French Guiana on the eastern shoulder of South America and boasts 94% rain forest. Come and celebrate WWDP with them during a service of thanks for their beautiful flora and fauna and harmonious people. A splash of sunshine and brilliant colours to take you away from our Winter. Sally Crane Royston Secretary WWDP.
Saturday 3rd March 10.00am to 10.45am Andante
Saturday 3rd March 10.45am Fairtrade Coffee Morning Do please come and join us for coffee/tea, goodies and a look at what we have for sale on our Traidcraft stall. Jennie and Paul Harris
Saturday 3rd March 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 on email firstname.lastname@example.org or Tel: 01763 243815 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 4th March 12.15pm Sunday Lunch
Sunday 4th March 5.00pm Circuit Service at Chesterton
Sunday 4th March YPF - Instead of meeting at Fowlmere as usual, YPF will this evening be attending the Circuit Service at 5.00pm at Chesterton.
Tuesday 6th March 7.30pm Ladies Group with Revd Simon Oliver
Wednesday 7th March 12noon to 1.30pm Lent Lunch, Catholic Church Hall
Wednesday 7th March 7.30 to 8.45pm Lent Bible Study, in Church
Thursday 8th March 7.30pm EldonThursday Running a smallholding
Friday 9th March 9.15 to 11.15am First Friends
Saturday 10th March 10.00am to 10.45am Andante
Saturday 10th March 10.30am to 12noon Coffee Break
Monday 12th March 3.30-5.00pm Monday Club.
Wednesday 14th March 12noon to 1.30pm Lent Lunch, Catholic Church Hall
Wednesday 14th March 7.30 to 8.45pm Lent Bible Study, in Church
Thursday 15th March 7.30pm Church Council Meeting in the Eldon Room
Friday 16th March 9.15 to 11.15am First Friends
Saturday 17th March 10.00am to 10.45am Andante
Saturday 17th March 10.30am to 12noon Coffee Break
Saturday 17th March Coffee from 10am - 10.30am-12.30pm Dementia Friends information Meeting - you are warmly invited to an information session focusing on dementia awareness and how we can develop our church into one that is more dementia friendly. This will be led by Chantal Bradley from the Alzheimers Society and held at church. Please join us for coffee anytime from 10am. The session will start at 10.30am and last approximately 2 hours. Everyone is very welcome.
Wednesday 21st March 12noon to 1.30pm Lent Lunch, Catholic Church Hall
Wednesday 21st March 7.30 to 8.45pm Lent Bible Study, in Church
Thursday 22nd March 7.30pm EldonThursday Sue Kitteridge Holy Land.
Friday 23rd March 9.15 to 11.15am First Friends
Saturday 24th March 10.00am to 10.45am Andante
Saturday 24th March 10.30am to 12noon Coffee Break
Monday 26th March 1.30-3.30pm Craft n Chat.
Thursday 29th March 7.30pm Maundy Thursday Service
Friday 30th March 9.30am Good Friday Service followed by the Walk of Witness.
Saturday 31st March 10.30am to 12noon Easter Activity Morning. Children and families welcome, fun for all ages and its FREE! No need to book, just turn up and have fun.
Saturday 31st March 10.30am to 12noon Decorating the Easter Cross
Saturday 31st March 10.30am to 12noon Coffee Break
Sunday 1st April 10.00am & 6.30pm Easter Sunday Services
Tuesday 3rd April 7.30pm Ladies Group Quiz and Games Evening with Sue and Margaret.
Thursday 5th April 7.30pm Worship Planning Meeting in the Eldon Room.
Thursday 12th April 7.30pm EldonThursday Ministry in Florence with Revd Alison Walker.
Monday 16th April 3.30 5.00pm Monday Club
Tuesday 24th April 2.00pm Stewards Meeting in the Blue Room
Thursday 26th April 7.30pm EldonThursday An evening with Mr John Baker
Saturday 28th April Concert with Cracked Voices
Monday 30th April 1.30 3.30pm Craft n Chat
Tuesday 1st May Ladies Group Outing
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!
Thursday 10th May 7.30pm Hinduism with Kash Sharma
Monday 14th May 3.30-5.00pm Monday Club.
Sunday 20th May 6.30pm Circuit Easter Offering Service at Wesley.
Monday 21st May 1.30-3.30pm Craft n Chat.
Thursday 24th May 7.30pm EldonThursday Home-Start.
Tuesday 5th June Ladies Group Walk and a meal.
Monday 11th June 3.30-5.00pm Monday Club.
Thursday 14th June 7.30pm EldonThursday Andrew Reed and me with Pat Morritt.
Monday 25th June 1.30-3.30pm Craft n Chat.
Thursday 28th June 7.00pm EldonThursday BBQ with Dave and Tracy.
Tuesday 3rd July 7.30pm Ladies Group AGM and Supper.
Monday 9th July 3.30-5.00pm Monday Club.
Thursday 19th July 7.00pm Worship Planning Meeting in the Eldon Room.
Monday 30th July 1.30-3.30pm Craft n Chat
Church Stewards: Dave Aggett, Jeff Maddin, Audrey Hinnells and Paul Harris
Safeguarding Officer: Richard Elcock
All Notices to Tracy Aggett by Monday evening please.