Monthly Newsletter August 19

Welcome to

BEAUCHIEF  BAPTIST CHURCH

Hutcliffe Wood Road, Sheffield S8 0EY

WWW.beauchiefbaptist.org.uk

Contact David on 0114 2369535

Or email :davidandjennymac@icloud.com

August 2019

 

Mission Statement:    To share God’s love by serving our community.

“Strength will rise as we wait upon the Lord”

Preachers for August - all Services at 10.30am

     4th    Jim Bonham with Communion

    11th    Martin Smith followed by a Fellowship Meeting  to share further 

        information about seeking a Home Mission Grant and to consider

        an application for Church Membership

    18th    Church without Walls - NO Morning Service at Church

    25th    Johnny and Jo Gilchrist

Advance Notice for September

        1    Baptismal Service for Gabby Gilchrist

    7/8    24 hours of prayer-from 12 midday on the 7th.  The Morning Service on

        the 8th will be part of the 24 hour programme and we’ll stay on for a

        fellowship lunch afterwards.  It would be great if everyone could

        participate in this-by being at church to pray at some point during 

        the 24 hours.  Further details, including a rota for people attending,

        will be available later.

    21    Harvest BBQ, please be thinking of who you could invite.  Time TBC.

Due to it being August there are NO dates for your Diaries this month other than those covered above.

We send Birthday Greetings this month to:-

     8th    Jackie Parkin

    13th    Beryl Lingard

    18th    Briony Gilchrist

    27th    Jenny Macpherson

Items for Praise

It was good to see Pat Billard  back with us on Sunday after long spell of illness.  Welcome back.

Items for Prayer

For Gabby Gilchrist as she prepares for her Baptismal Service on the 1st September. 

Please pray for the people she will invite.

For Michael Earnshaw and Peter Bilson both with health issues at the moment.

For Sarah Bilson and Howard Richardson and future job opportunities.

For the Chernobyl Children who are over here for a month that everything will go well and that everyone will be kept safe.

For Jhonnar has he settles down in Spain and for the work that he will do there.

For the Oakes Gap Year team as they move on to the next phrase of their lives that they will see the Lord leading and guiding them.  John going on to Teacher Training at Sheffield Hallam University and Abbi as she heads back to America.  We thank them for the time they have spent with us.

For the Leadership Team and all they have to do.  We thank them for all their hard work.

Pause for Thought - From Day by Day with God by Fiona Barnard

Sabbath Rest

Once a week, we are given the opportunity to step back and focus afresh on our loving Father; to share with others the gifts of food, love and laughter; to tell the stories of Jesus; to reorient our priorities; to breathe in the air of God’s Spirit; to revel in his creation brimming over with colour and texture and shapes.  This is his Sunday box, given to thrill and renew, to bring joy and to strengthen relationships.  But we need to open it.  We must set our other gadgets aside.  As we make it a non-negotiable rhythm of our week, we discover God’s goodness overflowing to the other six days.

Contrary to popular opinion, if I stop for a day the world will not shudder to a halt, the shops will not run out of stock and the email inbox will not explode with overload.

 

Hope you all have a good summer holiday.  God Bless.