Sunday 18 February
Sabbath Lincolnshire is
a District-wide initiative for the first Sunday in Lent 2018. Pick up a booklet
with more information about “Sabbath” and some suggestions for keeping Sabbath
It’s time to take a
Sabbath rest…One Sunday in a year to especially focus on the sense and meaning
of Sabbath. Today we recall that Jesus managed to avoid the temptation to take
the easier route to satisfy himself and chose instead to do as God commanded.
No one is asking you to go into a physical wilderness for the 40 days of Lent;
but you are invited to begin the season of Lent with a commitment to make just
one day different.
You don’t have to
abandon everything you would normally do on a Sunday! But as a start you could
consider not using social media, not sending emails, using your phone or
computer unless absolutely necessary. You could avoid television or any form of
shopping, or perhaps gardening or driving; maybe you could walk to church if
you are able. It’s not just about giving up something, it may be about doing
something different or differently: prepare the meal the night before so that
all you need do is cook it on the Sunday after church. You can be as creative
as you wish to put God at the heart of your Sabbath rest.
Sabbath Lincolnshire isn’t
offering a prescription of what to do and what not to do, make it work for you.
The booklet is an excellent and truly helpful guide and resource for you to see
Sabbath as an important feature in the rhythm of life. And you won’t be alone
as many others across the Lincolnshire Methodist District will be celebrating
Sabbath Lincolnshire together.
Thanks to those who came
to our open house last Sunday. £200 was donated and this will be split between
RoadHog and the Food Bank. Thank you for your generosity.
Love Mary and John.
at Zion ‘Risen’
Wednesday 21 February, 7pm
In 33AD, a Roman Tribune
in Judea is tasked to find the missing body of Jesus Christ who rose from the
Starring Joseph Fiennes,
Tom Felton and Peter Firth.
Featuring Pilate, Mary
Magdalene, Peter and the other disciples.
“A unique take on the
Greatest Story Ever Told”.
For more information: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3231054/
Coffee Morning at Centenary
Saturday 24 February, 10am
Proceeds to the
Fairtrade Charity Arm and the total raised will be doubled by the UK
From 10am to 12.30pm.
at Holy Trinity Church
Saturday 17 March, 3pm
Churches Together in
Boston (CTiB) are pleased to announce that “Chosen” is coming to Boston. After
a lifetime of storing everything, Mary’s heart is full! And now she’s meeting
Angels again. Is this the next of God’s challenges? In “Chosen” we meet Mary on
Easter Saturday as she looks at her life with Jesus and watch her discover
what’s ahead. “Chosen” is a funny and moving one-woman show. Written and
performed by Susannah Hallcroft.
To be held at Holy
Trinity Church, Spilsby Road, on 17 March 3pm followed by tea and cake.
Tickets £5; Available from firstname.lastname@example.org to book your tickets. What could be better to
prepare you for Mothering Sunday the next day, the Mother of the most special
Son, and more importantly for Holy Week.
& Mash at Wrangle Chapel
Saturday 24 March, 6pm for 6.30pm
Sausage & Mash
followed by a quiz; tickets £7; available from 761857 & 363727
Zion Family Quiz
Saturday 24 March, 7pm
Entry £5 per person
including light supper.
Teams of 4.
Individual entries will be put into teams.
In aid of Zion funds.
Barnabas Fund are raising
awareness of their concerns about the erosion of religious freedom in many
countries throughout the world in a resurgence of intolerance and uniformity.
Please support their petition calling for religious freedom to be enshrined in
UK law. There are paper copies available at Zion, including a booklet called
‘Turn the Tide’ which powerfully sets out the challenges and the reasons why a
new law to protect religious freedom is needed in the UK and online at: https://barnabasfund.org/en/news/reclaiming-religious-freedom-in-the-uk
Action for Children collection boxes
Please return collecting
boxes to Celia at your earliest convenience – thank you!
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…
Date for your diary
Spring Harvest Skegness
2 to 6 April
Methodist Anglican Covenant
Following debate at the
General Synod, the Church of England’s Faith and Order Commission will now
undertake further refinement and clarification on proposals that would see the
Church of England and the Methodist Church enter into a relationship of
communion and enable an interchange of their presbyteral ministries.
more about the proposals: http://www.methodist.org.uk/about-us/news/latest-news/all-news/church-of-england-and-methodist-church-to-continue-exploring-closer-communion/
‘Lent Talks’ on BBC Radio
Wednesday 21 February, 8.45pm
offer a personal take on an aspect of the Passion story. The series opens with
the Science writer Sharman Apt Russell who writes about the hunger that is for
more than bread alone: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b09rzhy9