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Day: Our Servant King – Resurrection

Christ is risen! He is risen indeed! Alleluia! Alleluia!

The new life, born to Mary in a stable, lives and reigns in glorious light. Alleluia!

The Son of God, who gave Himself upon a tree to put to an end for ever separateness from God, lives and reigns – victorious over death. Alleluia!

Christ our friend and brother calls us to share in his heavenly glory. Alleluia! Amen.




Sunday 21 April 2019 at 8.30am

  Worship led by Revd Neil Vickers

  Easter Sunday - Holy Communion

  Retiring collection: Centrepoint

 Bible: Mark 16:1-8 (p1024)

Prayer ministry: Rm3 after service

Sunday 21 April 2019 at 10.30am

  Worship led by John Hewitt

  Easter Sunday

  Retiring collection: Centrepoint

 Bible: John 20:1-18

Prayer ministry: Rm3 after service



Easter Sunday Breakfast

21 April


There will be a continental style breakfast (cereal, juice / coffee / tea, croissants/pastries, yogurt, fruit) available after the early morning communion service on Easter Sunday.  Please sign up on the noticeboard if you would like to have breakfast.


We also need helpers to set up chairs/tables beforehand, kitchen staff to provide drinks and wash up etc and catering team to buy food.  If you can help in any way please can you sign up on the noticeboard.  Many thanks in advance!

Sun 21 Apr


Easter Sunday Holy Communion at Zion; breakfast at 9.15am

Tue 23 Apr


Crossroads Lunch Club at Restore Church; Ian Evans (367400)

Tue 23 Apr


The Way Fellowship; Brothertoft Road

Wed 24 Apr


Short mat bowls; newcomers welcome

Thu 25 Apr


Drop-in coffee morning at Zion, including short service

Thu 25 Apr


Westside House Group; Margaret Drive

Thu 25 Apr


Eastside House Group

Fri 26 Apr


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

Sat 27 Apr


Men’s Breakfast; Hospital Bridge; Stan Naylor ‘Life on the Marsh’

Please ring Malcolm to confirm attendance

Sat 27 Apr


Quiz Evening with fish and chips at Kirton – see notice below


Quiz Evening with fish and chips at Kirton

Saturday 27 April


Tickets £10, includes fish, sausage or scampi and chips. Children £5.

Phone numbers available to book tickets, please email:zionmethodistchurch@live.co.uk


Photos of Easter Eggstravaganza!

Hope magazines

Please pick up your Easter HOPE Magazine. Read it and pass on to a neighbour or friend. Take one to your neighbours and friends too.


Christian Aid Humber Bridge Crossing

Saturday 11 May

  A six mile walk across the bridge and back

  Ask family and friends to sponsor you for Christian Aid

  Meet at Centenary Church at 11.30am

  Bus leaves at 12 noon and returns 7pm; donation to cover costs

Sponsor forms/ information from Trevor Baily,  trevor.baily@btinternet.com


“Two Fat Ladies” from Kibworth plan to walk across the Humber Bridge for Christian Aid, and are looking for sponsorship. Last year the 87-year-old walker from Kibworth, Brian Newton, raised a record amount of £1,850 for Syrian Refugees by walking the Humber Bridge in both directions. This year at 88, Brian (“Two Fat Ladies!) plans to raise £2000 for Christian Aid! Aided by his shopping trolley “Two Fat Ladies” will set out from Barton-on-Humber (south side) to North Ferriby (north side) and back. He is committed to walking the total of 6 miles, exposed to wind, rain or shine.

Brian is asking for your generous sponsorship again this year. If you would like to help please contact him at Stuart Court, Kibworth Beauchamp, LE8 0LR.


Easter Offering 2019 at Hospital Bridge

Sunday 12 May


Every Easter, the Methodist Church in Britain invites donations to the World Mission Fund through Easter Offering envelopes. Please give generously to this vital work. You are also warmly invited to attend a dedication service for these gifts at Hospital Bridge on Sunday 12 May at 6pm. This is a circuit service – all are welcome! Please come along if you possibly can.


Job vacancy for Circuit Administrator

The Circuit is seeking an Administrator (20 hours per week) with excellent office, organisation and communication skills, based at Centenary Church. They will take responsibility for a range of routine and complex tasks and must interact well with diverse people and demonstrate efficiency, maturity, dedication and good humour. Sympathy with the Christian Church is expected and the post is subject to safer recruitment procedures.


For an application pack, email:

centenarymeth@gmail.com or phone 01205 355543; for an informal discussion contact Rev Julie Doddrell 01205 316524.

Closing date for applications: 1st May at 1pm.

Interviews: 16th May. Expected Start Date:1st July



RoadHoG News

April 2019

See noticeboard and online at


  News of the Commissioning Service at Boston Baptist Church on 7 April

  The next RoadHoG Prayer Meeting will take place on Friday 10 May at 7pm at Zion

  Please pray for the RoadHoG teams, for Tony Coe and for the young people

Thank You


'All We Can' Retiring Collections for Cyclone Idai East Africa: £237.00



Is God calling you to be a Street Pastor?

Can you spare one or two nights (10pm to 2am’ish) a month to walk in a team of 3 around the streets of Boston – caring, listening and helping? Training begins Saturday 4th May 2019. Want to know more? – have a word with any Street Pastor in your church or Mike.

We need more volunteers to continue this valuable outreach – could YOU be the one GOD is calling?



Let Us Give Thanks This Lent – by Graham

L is for God’s LOVING care for his people on earth

E is for ETERNAL love

T is for Satan who TESTS us all                                                      

U is for the UNION in our great Lord

S is for all the SINS in the world

G is for the great GIFT God has given us

I is for the IMPORTANT person God has given the world

V is for all the VERSES that are in the great book the Bible

E is for the EVER-LOVING Word

T is for all the TRIALS of life we go through

H is for God’s HEAVENLY host of angels

A is for all those who ABIDE in the Holy Spirit

N is for all who have NOTHING in the world

K is for all who show KINDNESS to others

S is for the SON of Man

T is for the great THANKSGIVING in the world

H is for all the HAPPENINGS in the world

I is for every different IMAGE we see of God

S is for the great SALVATION of God’s world

L is for the heavy LOAD we carry for God

E is for our God who is EVERYWHERE

N is for NOAH who built the ark at the great flood

T is for the TABLETS of stone of the Ten Commandments


Table Top Sale

Monday 27 May

Lyn is contemplating holding a table top sale on Monday 27 May. This is spring bank holiday so we understand if you are unavailable. It is hoped to serve teas and coffees, maybe our own cake stall. Lyn is looking for offers of help serving these on the day and taking an entry fee. If you are available and willing to help please add your name to the list in the coffee lounge.







Brexit discussions

The Westminster Parliament continues to struggle with the Brexit process. Like no other issue of our time, Brexit has divided our politics, our society and our communities. The coming days and months harbour uncertainty and even fear.


We know that faithful Methodists hold a spectrum of views on Brexit, as they do on many other issues that shape our country and world. We do not minimise the challenge of responding to this hugely emotive issue. Yet we believe that, as Christians, we are bound to one another in Christ, whatever our differences. And we are called serve to our communities even, perhaps especially, in these troubling times.


Churches around the country have been providing safe spaces of welcome, reflection and conversation. Places where name-calling and abuse are not acceptable, but where differing views can be heard. Offering such a gift of welcome to our communities is not always easy. We hold each other in prayer as we try to serve others at this time.


We also pray for the politicians and civil servants, in this country and in the EU, who are at the centre of this storm and must make important decisions. We pray for those with whom we disagree as much as those who share our personal views.


While we may feel at sea, blown about by a chaotic political process, we believe that we have an assurance that flows from the faithfulness of God. And therefore we can offer love, practice compassion and speak justice to the communities we serve.


Rev Michaela Youngson, President of the Methodist Conference

Mr Bala Gnanapragasam, Vice-President of the Methodist Conference



Men’s Breakfast at Hospital Bridge


  27 April: Stan Naylor (Life on the Marsh)

  25 May: Alan Bycraft (Foraging)

  29 June: TBC

  27 July: TBC

  No meeting in August

  28 September: David Boberton (Scams)

  26 October: Roger Welberry (Lincolnshire Dialogue)

  30 November: David Parkinson (Singing)

  No meeting in December

Please confirm attendance with Malcolm S.


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