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 WEEKLY NOTICES

 


 



Sunday 19 August 2018


 10.30am  -  Café Church


  Worship led by Revd Marie Greenwood


 Lectionary: 1 Kings 2:10-12; John 6:51-58; Ephesians 5:15-20


Prayer ministry: Rm3 after service





Sunday 26 August 2018


 10.30am


  Worship led by Revd Julie Doddrell


 Lectionary: 1 Kings 8:22-30,41-43; John 6:56-69; Ephesians 6:10-20


Prayer ministry: Rm3 after service 





THIS WEEK


 


Please note, some groups at Zion, have now finished until September… see Regular Activites for updates




Thu 23 Aug

9.30am

Drop-in coffee morning at Zion, including short service

Thu 23 Aug

7.30pm

Eastside House Group

Fri 24 Aug

2pm

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



OTHER NOTICES




Food Bank Statement


Zion Methodist Church regrets the decision of the PCC through the Steering Committee to replace the Project Manager of Boston Food Bank and the way in which the decision was communicated to him. The Food Bank today is the result of 5 years of dedicated work by the Project Manager and his team of volunteers, many of whom have now decided to withdraw their support. As a consequence of this decision I have to advise you that Zion Church has decided, at its Church Council, to temporarily withdraw support both in the financially and in food donations.

 



Church Vacancies


You may not be aware that at the moment Zion has only ONE Church Steward – Ian Harwood, our Senior Steward! From September, Lyn Johnson will be taking up her role as a Church Steward and we are in desperate need of others to take on this role so that there can be shared responsibility for the running of the church.

 

We also need a Cradle Roll Secretary to help when there is a Baptism and Jean continues to wait for more Pastoral Visitors.

 

Please, please do ask yourself if you could take on any of these roles. If you would like further information do speak to Neil, Irene or Jean who will be happy to give you further details and a job description.

 

 

 



Door Stewarding


We need some more door stewards to assist in the Sanctuary on Sunday mornings. At present the duty comes round once every ten weeks but some time ago it was about once a quarter. The job is important but not onerous. Can you help? If so then contact John W by email or at church.

 

Door Stewards’ Duties:


  Be present on Sunday morning as soon as possible after 9.50 am.

  Greet worshippers and assist the on-duty Sunday Steward as necessary

  Check that there is fresh water in the pulpit, distribute Church notices, take up the offering.

  Tidy up afterwards; this includes collecting up any hymn books, bibles etc.  that have been left out.





RoadHoG update


Praise God that the bus has passed its MOT - no mean feat for an old bus!   Thanks to John Cropley and his team for maintaining the bus so well.

 

Please come and join us in prayer as we start the new academic year with RoadHoG at St Andrews Parish Church, Butterwick on Friday 31 August from 7-8pm. Hope you can make it. 


Thank you once again for your prayers.

 







 

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Holland Places of Worship Festival


Saturday 8 and Sunday 9 September

 

www.hollandpowf.org.uk

 

Holland Places of Worship Festival gives you the opportunity to explore some of the rich variety of places of worship in our area. This is the first year of opening our churches and other worship spaces to the public so please support it if you can.

 

See the brochure in the coffee lounge and the website for a short profile written by each participating place. There is also a map so you can plan your time and find your way around and details of what's on at each place. So grab a coffee and come on in!

 




Visit to Epworth


Saturday 22 September


Sheila Lymer is organising a visit to Epworth in September. The coach will leave from Kirton Town Hall at 8.45am and Centenary at 9am. Coach and entrance £20. Lunch additional £7.50.


More details and sign up on the noticeboard in the coffee lounge.

 




 

Remembrance 100


Saturday 4 August


Remembrance 100 launches on 4 August 2018 with 100 days of Peace and Hope, leading up to the centenary of Armistice Day. On 4 August 1918 King George V called a National Day of Prayer. One hundred days later the war ended.

 

100 Days of Peace and Hope features contributions from members of the Methodist family and others, alongside Bible readings, prayers, reflections and peace-making activities. The resource is available to download for free:

https://www.remembrance100.co.uk/100-days/

 

 


 

 

Holiday @ Home


4-6 September


Come and enjoy a time of fun at Zion for your Italian Holiday at home. Starting at 10am and finishing approx. 3pm each day. For further details contact Lesley and pick up a programme.

 

One of our aims for the venture is to create something for the community, allowing people living on their own and those that are unable to have a holiday to be able to come along, join in with activities and feel they have had a break from their normal routine. To help this happen we are asking if anyone is coming on their own in a car, to bring at least one more person with them that will benefit from the venture. 

 

Highlights include:


  A morning at the museum – Italian glassware, maps, pictures, holiday memories

  Cacio al Fuso – a game similar to lawn bowls

  DVD about Italy

  Film time with the ice cream van in the interval!

  Italian food demo

  Italian theme Crazy Golf

  Italian themed jigsaws

  Mosaic crafts – make a souvenir to keep, or give away as a holiday present

  Tower of Pisa game

  Visit the Italian Scooter outside in the car park

If you know anyone that has an Italian car (Alfa Romeo, Ferrari, Fiat, Lamborghini, Lancia,  Maserati, Pagani) that would be willing to come along on the Wednesday at some point for us to have a look at and have a chat would be fantastic.




 

 




Lincolnshire Youth Mission Open Day and AGM


Saturday 8 September


Lincolnshire Youth Mission (LYM) invite you to their Open Day and AGM on Saturday 8 September from 10.30am to 2pm (AGM at 1pm). This will take place at Lincoln Christ’s Hospital School, Wragby Road, Lincoln, LN2 4PN.


LYM is the “parent group” of RoadHoG so please do go along if you can. RoadHoG may be able to offer transport from the Boston area if sufficient people are interested.


Please let Kev know if you’d like transport by calling him on 0790 9094038. Visit the RoadHoG and Godpod buses, hear teams from all 3 projects talk about their work.


Refreshments provided.





 

Find out more ~ Facebook


Zion Methodist Church, Boston – a page for Zion Methodist Church where you may share and comment on the posts about what is happening on a daily basis.


And on the subject of Facebook… Our Facebook Page has 90 Followers. If you use Facebook please follow/Like the page to help us reach 100. The more people that follow the page, the more people we can reach.

 

 

1000 Letters


Write a letter to the young people attending 3Generate and encourage them to be courageous in their faith by sharing your own faith story. The letters will help children and young people feel connected to, and part of, the wider body of the Methodist Church.


http://www.methodist.org.uk/our-work/our-work-in-britain/3generate/1000-letters



 

Methodist Women in Britain podcast


Sandra Goodwin, Methodist Women in Britain President 2017-2019, talks with Mike Ivatt about Methodist Women in Britain and the place of women within the worldwide Church.


http://www.methodist.org.uk/about-us/news/podcasts/methodist-women-in-britain




                            

Methodist Church: Our Calling


The Methodist Church reaffirms the nature of its mission, ‘Our Calling’: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zWeMRKtL6MQ

 

 



 

The Big Sing


Wednesday 13 and Thursday 14 October


South Holland Methodist Circuit is excited to announce a Big Sing Weekend with Alison Adam, a member of the Iona Community who has presented worldwide encouraging folk to sing. There are three events:

 

Saturday 13 October: a ‘Little Sing’ – an event for Primary Aged children. 2.30pm to 4pm

 

Saturday 13 October: a ‘Big Sing’ – whether you’re a beginner or a seasoned chorister, you’ll be more than welcome. There’s sure to be plenty of ideas for you to take back to your choir or church, or just enjoy having a good sing in good company! 7.30pm to 9pm

 

Sunday 14 October: Circuit Celebration – starting at 10pm – all welcome

 

All events to be held at Broad Street Methodist Church, Spalding and free to attend. There will be an opportunity for donations to be made.


Further details in the Summer but book the date now!


 





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