DAVENPORT METHODIST CHURCH

NOTICE SHEET FOR SUNDAY 18 April.

EASTER SERVICES The Good Friday service of prayer and reflection held in the front garden was different from anything we had done before. It was a bit difficult to hear with the traffic but it felt quite a special time of witness. The Easter day service was lovely; it was so hard not to sing but it was so good to be together worshipping our Risen Lord. We are hoping to start meeting weekly again from Pentecost, Sunday 23rd of May. We will still be bound by Covid restrictions but hopefully the situation will be even better by then.

EASTER OFFERING The Circuit zoom service last Sunday was introduced by our very own Carol Cork after which we joined in a pre-recorded service led by members of Methodist Women in Britain. It was a lovely service and good to see Ruth Parrott (Whittle) who was taking part. As Carol explained we are not able to have Easter Offering Envelopes this year but if you would like to make a donation then please send a cheque to Eddie made out to Davenport Methodist Church and indicate that it is for World Mission or you can make out a Cheque to The World Mission Fund and also send it to Eddie. Thank you very much to everyone who donated to Mission in Britain, the total received is £105.00.

CHURCH GARDEN. So many people have commented on how lovely the front garden looks. Our lovely neighbour Moneeza is responsible this. She bought and planted bulbs in the Autumn and has cut the grass and generally kept it tidy. We have told her how much we appreciate her hard work but she assures us she really enjoys gardening; it helps her relax.

PRAYER WALL. We will be taking the Easter Prayer wall down soon and we do have a banner for Pentecost but we would welcome ideas for future prayer wall themes. We need ideas for the banners and also like the eggs, something to put alongside the banner on the prayer wall.

PRAYERS Please remember in your prayers Yvonne and family. Yvonne’s son, is being treated in hospital where he is expected to be for 14 weeks. We send out love and assure the family of our prayers. We pray for all those who are either waiting for treatment or undergoing treatment at this time. We give thanks for the skill of the Doctors and Nursing Staff. We are so grateful for your prayers for Simon, he had a consultation on Monday, the results of his bone marrow biopsy were very good and although there are still a few results to come back it looks as if the cancer is in remission.

Take Care, stay safe, God Bless you all.