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Sunday 22 April 2018 at 10.30am

  Worship led by Geoff Carter

 Bible: Acts 4:1-12 (p1095); 1 John 3:16-24 (p1227); James 3:13-18 (p1215); John 10:11-21 (p1076)

Prayer ministry: Rm3 after service

Sunday 29 April 2018 at 10.30am

  Worship led by Darren Charlton

 Lectionary: John 6:30-40; Acts 8:26-40; 1 John 4:7-21

Prayer ministry: Rm3 after service






Mon 23 Apr


Monday Afternoon Fellowship at Pauline’s house

Mon 23 Apr


Badminton at Zion; open to anyone over 16

Tue 24 Apr


The Way Fellowship at Zion

Wed 25 Apr


Salsa session for over 50's at Zion

Wed 25 Apr


Short mat bowls at Zion

Thu 26 Apr


Drop-in coffee morning at Zion, including short service

Thu 26 Apr


Westside House Group; New Hammond Beck Road

Thu 26 Apr


Eastside House Group

Fri 27 Apr


Come And Meet Each Other (CAMEO); suggested donation £1

Sat 28 Apr


Men’s Breakfast at Hospital Bridge



 Thank You

  Centrepoint Outreach  Collection 08/04/18: £36.00 (made up to £50 by the Church Council)



  Maureen & Robin's Diamond Wedding Anniversary Gifts 14/04/18: £245.00 for Zion's Audio Visual Resources Fund.

We congratulate them both on this happy occasion and send our thanks to them for supporting the Church in this way.


  CAMEO: A grant of £991.64 has been gratefully received from Lincolnshire Co-operative Ltd to support our Friday CAMEO Group.



Spring Extravaganza!   BIG THANK YOU to all that helped in anyway with the Spring Extravaganza on 11 April. We had 65 people sign in + the helpers. Approx. 80 people altogether. Some of the photographs are on the photo gallery for you to see.


Salsa session at Zion

Wednesday 25 April


Are you 50+ and fancy trying salsa? Join us for a cuppa, chat and a chance to meet new people at our free, fun salsa event. Absolutely no experience needed. For more information or for help with transport please contact Gemma Moore on gemma.moore@royalvoluntaryservice.org.uk / 07834 653 361 or Anna Kusztyb on Anna.Kusztyb@lincs-chs.nhs.uk / 07976589822



Call to prayer for ME/CFS sufferers in ME Awareness Week:

7 to 13 May 2018

ME (Myalgic Encephalomyelitis), also known as CFS (Chronic Fatigue Syndrome), is a chronic illness which affects over 250,000 people in the UK. At this present time there is no known cure for ME/CFS and the NHS guidelines for treatment are currently under review. The findings will not be published until 2020, leaving those who suffer from ME/CFS in what can seem like a hopeless situation.


But as Christians and ME/CFS sufferers we do have hope and faith in our Heavenly Father. We know He has the answer. We believe that we need to come alongside other ME/CFS sufferers and cry out with them for God to heal this illness. We are requesting that you please join together with us as we pray for an end to this suffering. To that end, during ME/CFS Awareness week, we are asking that you please remember us in prayer.


Prayer points:

  for ME/CFS sufferers and their families

  for their carers

  for healing

  for a cure and effective treatment

  for those carrying out research

  for funding for research



Christian Aid Week

13 May to 19 May

The aim this year is to raise funds for the people of Haiti, to enable them to rebuild their lives and communities following the natural disasters which have so badly affected this area.


Christian Aid Humber Bridge Crossing: 12 May

§  A six mile walk across the bridge and back

§  Ask family and friends to sponsor you

§  All money raised will go to Christian Aid to help Refugees and Displaced Persons

§  Bus leaves Centenary Church, Boston at 12 noon, returns 7pm

§  Cost £5 per sponsored adult. Free for sponsored under 18s. Cost for those not sponsored £10.


For sponsor forms and further information contact Trevor Baily, 8 Oakham Terrace, Boston PE21 8PZ, tel: 01205 311575, email: trevor.baily@btinternet.com


Cake, Prayer for Revival

Tuesday 15 May, 7pm

Come and join us for a relaxed evening of worship and prayer for God’s work in our churches and communities at Centenary… part of ‘Thy Kingdom Come’ prayer between Ascension Day and Pentecost. Offers of cake and requests for information to Rev Julie Doddrell 01205 316524. All welcome! Just turn up. Organised by Methodist Circuit Leadership Team.



Celebrating 60 Happy Years

Sunday 20 May

Ann & Derrick would like you to join them to celebrate their Diamond Wedding. David Taylor will be taking the Morning Service followed by a salad lunch in the hall. A presentation “Our Holiday Romance” will take place in the Sanctuary after the meal. We kindly ask for no gifts please but should you wish to donate it will be given to the Methodist Charity “Action for Children”. Please put your name on the sheet in the coffee lounge by Sunday 13 May.



Thy Kingdom Come

10 to 20 May 2018

This is a global prayer movement. The Archbishop of Canterbury is inviting people around the world to join the movement, and the World Methodist Council is also encouraging Methodists across the world to take part.


The aim of Thy Kingdom Come is that Christians pray that people might know Jesus Christ during a focused time between Ascension and Pentecost from 10 - 20 May 2018. To take part, you can sign up and 'pledge to pray' on the Thy Kingdom Website; www.thykingdomcome.global


Download prayer and worship resources online:



‘Waiting in Wonder’ book of reflections:



Or order hard copies from Christian Publishing and Outreach Ltd: https://www.cpo.org.uk/thykingdomcome


Online video series: https://www.youtube.com/thykingdomcome


RoadHoG news:

April 2018 www.roadhogbus.org.uk

Prayer requests:

  Please pray for the Project Management Team and the team leaders as they meet on 5 May

  Please pray for sufficient volunteers to staff the Bus at the Carrington Steam Rally on 27 and 28 May, at Pinchbeck Village Fete on 9 June, and at Gosberton District Fair on 10 June

  Please pray for Tony Coe and his work with local schools

  Please do pray for the financial needs of the RoadHoG project to be met



Freedom in Christ

In living a Christian life, people often tell us that doing good is pointless, or there will be problems attached. This passage from the Freedom in Christ course is an answer:


'People are unreasonable, illogical and self-centred.

Love them anyway.

If you do good, people will accuse you of selfish ulterior motives.

Do good anyway

If you are successful, you will win false friends and true enemies.

Succeed anyway.

The good you do today will be forgotten tomorrow.

Do good anyway.

Honesty and frankness make you vulnerable.

Be honest and frank anyway.

The biggest people with the biggest ideas can be shot down by the smallest people with the smallest minds.

Think big anyway.

People favour underdogs, but follow only top dogs.

Fight for the underdog anyway.

What you spend years building may be destroyed overnight.

Build anyway.

People really need help, but may attack you if you help them.

Help people anyway.

Give the world the best you've got and you'll get kicked in the teeth.

Give the world the best you've got anyway.'



Christian leaders united in the House of Lords on Tuesday 17 April to challenge government inactivity on tax justice reforms and to demand immediate tough action by launching “Church Action for Tax Justice” (CAT).




Our Religious Freedom

UK Sunday Schools could still be hit by new inspection plans for out-of-school settings

Proposed new legislation in the UK to regulate out-of-school education settings including Christian Sunday schools has been dropped but replaced by a package of measures achieving the same effect.





An Evening with Graham Kendrick:

Friday 18 May, 7.30pm

An Evening with Graham Kendrick will take place at the New Life Centre, Mareham Lane, Sleaford NG34 7JP, on Friday 18 May 2018 at 7.30 pm.  The evening is an ideal opportunity for people outside of the church to hear the good news of the Gospel through modern contemporary worship songs. Tickets are £13 each – 01529 413063 – www.nlcm.org.uk




30 Days of Prayer for the Muslim World:

27 May to 25 June

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Use 30 Days of Prayer and join with Christians around the world in praying for the Muslim world during Ramadan. It contains useful facts and information about Muslim practices and beliefs, stories of how God is at work in the lives of Muslims today and a daily focus on different countries and people groups across the Muslim world.



Come and See:

Saturday 5 May, 10am

Exploring God’s call on your life. A day of prayer, discernment and discovery. With time to explore lay ministry, pioneer ministry and ordained ministries. Wootton Trinity Methodist Church, 45 High Street, Wootton, Northampton NN4 6LP. For more information or to book your place email: northampton.distoffice@gmail.com








One Mission Matters

The latest edition of One Mission Matters is out now, sharing the good news of how grants from the Methodist Church are being used.

See copies at Zion or online at:


Holiday @ Home (Italy)

Tuesday 4 September to Thursday 6 September

Please put these days in your diary.

Everyone really had a good relaxing holiday last year and hopefully this year’s will be as enjoyable and relaxing.



Spring Concert in Spalding

Saturday 12 May, 7.30pm

South Holland Singers – Vivaldi Gloria – at St John the Baptist Church, Hawthorn Bank, Spalding. Tickets £10 in advance or £12 on the door; students free. Tickets from Stuart Birkett and John and Gill Wright.




The Seriously Surprising Story


Bible Society have produced a short Easter film which is free to view and download online. It follows the journey of the disciples on the road to Emmaus.




Christian Aid Humber Bridge Walk

Saturday 12 May

Date for your diary… More details nearer the time but you are cordially invited by Rev Brian Newton to consider sponsoring Robin Woodcock…



The Old Testament Journey in 3½ minutes

Baffled by the Old Testament or need to refresh your memory? Check out this potted history. This 3.5-minute animation tells the story of how Israel's journey unfolded throughout the Old Testament, with witty tour guide, Dai Woolridge.





Zion Church Weekend Away at Overstrand:

7 October 2018

I am glad to say that we have 19 people who wish to go to 'The Pleasaunce' at Overstrand in October.  There is still time to book if anyone else wishes to go. We would love to have some of our young people with us.  If we have 20 or more in our group we’re able to claim a free place! Please see Jean if you are interested.



















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