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GARSTANG UNITED REFORMED CHURCH

Croston Road, Garstang, Preston PR3 1FL

 

A WARM WELCOME TO ALL FRIENDS AND VISITORS

 

Coffee will be served in the Church Hall after the service – please join us.

 

NOTICES

 

Sunday 12th November

 

10.45am         Rembrance Sunday – service led by

Revd Dr Irene John

 

Readings       Psalm 46 and 1 Thessalonians 5:12-24

           

Music             June Baker

 

This Week:

 

Tuesday 14 November        7.45am, CTiG Prayer Meeting at URC Church

                                                2.00pm, Women’s Guild, talk by Stella Clarke.

 

Wednesday 15 November  2.00pm, Tea and Chat

                                                7.30pm, Men’s Fellowship, Grey Games

                                               

Thursday 16 November      9.00am, Quiet Time.

 

Sunday 19th November

 

10.45am         John Costello          

 

 

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Special Church Meeting 26th November

 

A special Church Meeting will be held after worship on Sunday, 26th November, to discuss the implications of the proposed implementation of Missional Partnerships. Please read the leaflet provided by Synod and come to the meeting to give your reactions and comments. Dr Michael Pickles, Area Pastoral Committee Secretary, will be coming to the meeting to answer any questions.

Please try to attend so that you can take part in this important consultation process.

 

 

Prayer Handbooks 2018

 

Mary Atkinson is collecting orders for next year’s URC Prayer Handbook and next year’s URC Diary. Please let her know if you wish to order one, or both, of these publications.

 

 

Christmas Greetings in the December Newsletter.

 

If you wish to send greetings examples are given on page 6 of the November Newsletter. You do not need to provide a picture as they are already provided. Your message should have a maximum of 20 words so it fits easily in the boxes. There is a box in the porch into which you can put an anonymous donation in lieu of buying cards. Brenda has extended the deadline for messages until next Sunday, 19th November. You can e-mail (bm.fox@btinternet.com) or phone your greeting (01995 604523) to her, or put it on paper and post it through her door, 12 Derby Road, Garstang, or failing that you can give it to her in person next Sunday.

 

Posted: Sat 11th Nov 2017

 

GARSTANG UNITED REFORMED CHURCH

Croston Road, Garstang, Preston PR3 1FL

A WARM WELCOME TO ALL FRIENDS AND VISITORS

Coffee will be served in the Church Hall after the service – please join us.

NOTICES

Sunday 29th October

 

10.45am         Dr Brenda Fox

           

 

Music             June Baker

 

There will be a Fairtrade Stall in the hall during coffee.

 

6.30pm           Reflection and Wholeness Service with Communion.

 

This Week:

 

Tuesday 31 October            7.45am, CTiG Prayer Meeting at

                                                St Thomas’s Church

                                               

Wednesday 1 November    7.30pm Elders Meeting

 

Thursday 2 November        9.00am, Quiet Time.

                                                10am – 12 noon, Charity Coffee in aid of Forton Toilet Fund

                                               

Happy Birthday this week to Alene Balmain and Mike Hart.

 

Sunday 5th November

 

10.45 am       Communion led by Mike Hart. Communion collection for Lancaster and District Homeless.    

 

 

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Christmas Coffee Morning

 

On the 25th November we will be holding our Christmas Coffee Morning which will include a Fair Trade Raffle. (Full details of the Coffee Morning in November's Newsletter)

This Sunday will be the last Fair Trade Stall when you will have an opportunity to buy goods for the raffle.

There will be a box at the end of the table in which your donations can be placed.  Thank you for your support.

Bev and Hilary

 

Operation Christmas Child

 

Thank you to all those who supported the Operation Christmas Child Fund Raiser last week. We raised £130 by sponsoring our shoe boxes.

Thank you again,

Pauline.

 

Jim’s Advent Retreat.

 

Sadly the St Annes and Elswick Advent retreat at Bassenthwaite has had to be cancelled Instead Jim is organising Advent Retreat – version 2!

 

Staycations are all the range now so take time out to relax and reflect on the meaning of Christmas with friends and sleep in your own bed at night.

For full details see the flyer in the porch or notice in the Hall.

 

Help Needed!

 

We need a Door Steward for November 19th and/or 26th. If you could cover one or both of those dates please see Marion.

Thanks.

Posted: Sun 29th Oct 2017

 GARSTANG UNITED REFORMED CHURCH

Croston Road, Garstang, Preston PR3 1FL

A WARM WELCOME TO ALL FRIENDS AND VISITORS

Coffee will be served in the Church Hall after the service – please join us.

NOTICES

 

Sunday 8th October

 

10.45am         Communion led by Revd Irene.

Communion collection for Commitment For Life.

 

Readings       Psalm 98 (responsive reading) and

Matthew 21:23-32

 

Music             June Baker

 

This Week:

 

Monday 9 October               7.00pm, Women’s Guild, meet at St Thomas’s. See overleaf for details.

 

Tuesday 10 October            7.45am, CTiG Prayer Meeting at

                                                St Thomas’s Church

 

Wednesday 11 October      10am – 12 noon, Elders Coffee Morning in the Hall. All welcome.                                        

Thursday 12 October          9.00am, Quiet Time.

                                               

 

Happy Birthday this week to Margaret Hesketh and Beth Slater

 

Sunday 15th October

 

10.30am        FLAG Joint Pastorate Service, High Street. Lancaster. NB There will be no service here.

 

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Women’s Guild

The next Women's Guild meeting will be held tomorrow, Monday 9th October, at St Thomas's Church at 7pm. It is the Annual Women's Ecumenical meeting and ladies from all the churches in Garstang have been invited. Mrs Ann Greenland will talk about a Nurse Training School in Kenya. All ladies are invited. Please make an effort to attend.

 

 

FLAG Joint Pastorate Service

Sunday, 15th October

Lancaster High Street, 10.30am

 

Please see David Ralphs if you need a lift to Lancaster next

 week.

 

If you usually give your collection in a Free Will Offering

 envelope please use your envelope as usual next week.

All envelopes will be returned to our church. Any loose

collection will be given to High Street.

At the end of the service there will be a voluntary collection for

the Forton Toilet Fund.

 

 

Reformation 500 service, Blackburn Cathedral

Thursday 19 October, 2.00pm

 

If anyone is interested in attending the Reformation 500 service at Blackburn Cathedral on Thursday 19 October at 2 pm, Stella Clarke is driving there and can take 3 passengers.

For tickets, www.eventbrite.com/e/reformation-500-tickets-36683227521o
or email the Ecumenical Officer for Churches Together in Lancashire, antonmuller@ctlancashire.org.uk Telephone - 07919 438 413

Posted: Fri 6th Oct 2017

 GARSTANG UNITED REFORMED CHURCH

Croston Road, Garstang, Preston PR3 1FL

A WARM WELCOME TO ALL FRIENDS AND VISITORS

Coffee will be served in the Church Hall after the service – please join us.

NOTICES

Sunday 1st October

 

10.45am         Commitment For Life Service led by Crispin and Marion Myerscough

 

Readings       Ruth 1:6-18, James 2:14-18 and

Matthew 28:16-20

 

Music             June Baker

 

This Week:

 

Tuesday 3 October              7.45am, CTiG Prayer Meeting at

                                                St Thomas’s Church

Wednesday 4 October        7.30pm, Elders Meeting                                         

Thursday 5 October            9.00am, Quiet Time.

                                                10-12, Charity Coffee Morning in aid of Dementia Research

 

Saturday 7 October              10-12, Elders Coffee Morning in the Hall

 

Happy Birthday this week to Sarah Lamey

 

Sunday 8th October

 

10.45am         Communion led by Revd Irene.

Communion collection for Commitment For Life.

 

 

 

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Words of Commitment

 

In answer to the call of Christ,
          we give a life’s commitment.

 

          In response to those who are in poverty
          we will go on giving.

 

          In light of the world’s need
          we will speak and act for justice.

 

          In faith and love
          we offer commitment for life.

 

FLAG Joint Pastorate Service

Sunday, 15th October

Lancaster High Street, 10.30am

 

If you require transport or can offer lifts please sign up on the list on the notice board in the Hall or contact David Ralphs,  on

01995 603056.

Please note that there will be no service here at Garstang on that day.

 

Reformation 500 service, Blackburn Cathedral

Thursday 19 October, 2.00pm

 

If anyone is interested in attending the Reformation 500 service at Blackburn Cathedral on Thursday 19 October at 2 pm, Stella Clarke is driving there and can take 3 passengers.

For tickets, www.eventbrite.com/e/reformation-500-tickets-36683227521o
or email the Ecumenical Officer for Churches Together in Lancashire, antonmuller@ctlancashire.org.uk Telephone - 07919 438 413

Posted: Sat 30th Sep 2017

 

GARSTANG UNITED REFORMED CHURCH

Croston Road, Garstang, Preston PR3 1FL

A WARM WELCOME TO ALL FRIENDS AND VISITORS

Coffee will be served in the Church Hall after the service – please join us.

NOTICES

 

Sunday 24th September

 

10.45am         Harvest Service led by Revd Irene.

Following the service there will be a retiring collection for the Sierra Leone Relief Fund.

 

Readings       Genesis 2:4-15 and 1 John 3:11-18

 

Music             June Baker

 

This Week:

Monday 25 September           7.00pm, Management Team.

 (NB Early start time)

 

Tuesday 26 September        7.45am, CTiG Prayer Meeting at

        Garstang Methodists

   2.00pm, Women’s Guild. Talk by Denis Jones and Brenda Fox

                                               

Thursday 28 September        9.00am, Quiet Time.

 

Saturday 30 September        10.00 – 12.00, Missional Discipleship Workshop.           

 

Happy Birthday this week to Brenda Fox, Eddie Holmwood, Marianne Chapman-Fox, Mary Thornber and Kai Hesketh.

 

Sunday 1st October

 

10.45am         Commitment For Life Service led by Crispin and Marion Myerscough

 

 

 

 

 

FLAG Joint Pastorate Service

Sunday, 15th October

Lancaster Trinity, 10.30am

 

If you require transport or can offer lifts please sign up on the list on the notice board in the Hall or contact David Ralphs,  on

01995 603056.

Please note that there will be no service here at Garstang on that day.

 

Pastoral Care

 

Jean Rogers, our Pastoral Link, will be on holiday during September. If you have any requests or concerns during her absence please contact Stella Clarke on 01524 791292 or email: clarkest@lancslass.entadsl.com

 

 

Next Saturday, 30 September 2017

In the Hall

at Garstang United Reformed Church

 

Missional Discipleship:

                           what is it?

 

Workshop

led by Daleen ten Cate and Dave Fraser

10.00 – 12.00

Tea and coffee served from 9.30am

 

 

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Posted: Sun 24th Sep 2017

 

GARSTANG UNITED REFORMED CHURCH

Croston Road, Garstang, Preston PR3 1FL

 

A WARM WELCOME TO ALL FRIENDS AND VISITORS

 

Coffee will be served in the Church Hall after the service – please join us.

 

NOTICES

 

Sunday 27th August

 

10.45am         Revd Irene John

 

Readings       Psalm 98 (responsive), Matthew 16:13-20

 

Music             June Baker

 

There will be a Fairtrade Stall in the hall during coffee.

 

3.00pm           CTiG Open air Service, Cherestanc Square

 

 

This Week:

 

Monday 28 August              Book Fair, with refreshments

 

Tuesday 31 August             7.45am, CTiG Prayer Meeting at

  SS Mary & Michaels

 

Thursday 24 August           9.00am, Quiet Time.

 

 

Sunday 3rd September

 

10.45am         David Lamb

 

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                 Book Fair

Many thanks to everyone who helped with the Book Fair yesterday, whether in the kitchen, clearing tables, taking money or sorting books.

You raised £825, of which £631 came from the sale of books.

Many thanks Crispin.

 

The Book Fair continues on Monday, 10am – 3pm so there is still a chance to buy more books and sample Davida’s wonderful refreshments!

 

Don’t miss the Churches Together Open Air Service, this afternoon, in Cherestanc Square, at 3pm. The theme is ‘Peace and Reconciliation’.

 

FLAG Pastorate Churches

 

Saturday 30 September 2017

 

at Garstang United Reformed Church

 

 

Missional Discipleship:

 

                           what is it?

 

 

Workshop

 

led by Daleen ten Cate and Dave Fraser

 

10.00 – 12.00

 

Arrival and refreshments from 9.30

Posted: Sun 27th Aug 2017
Posted: Sat 12th Aug 2017

 

GARSTANG UNITED REFORMED CHURCH

Croston Road, Garstang, Preston PR3 1FL

A WARM WELCOME TO ALL FRIENDS AND VISITORS

Coffee will be served in the Church Hall after the service – please join us.

 

NOTICES

This Week:

 

Tuesday 8 August         7.45am, CTiG Prayer Meeting at

  SS Mary & Michaels

 

Thursday 10 August        9.00am, Quiet Time.

  

Happy Birthday this week to Hilary Cave

 

Sunday 13th August

 

10.45am         Revd Brenda Willis

 

 

August is traditionally a quiet month with many of our groups taking a summer break so, if you are not jetting off to spend hours standing in a queue to get through security checks, why not spend some time going through that book shelf. Crispin or Eddie would be only too pleased to take them off your hands and you will have plenty of room to buy replacements at the

 

Grand Book Sale

Saturday 26th August

Monday 28th August.

 

If you can help with sorting on Friday, 25th August from 4.00pm it would be much appreciated, as would help on Saturday or Monday. If you could help with refreshments on Monday, please see Davida.

 

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Posted: Mon 7th Aug 2017

 

GARSTANG UNITED REFORMED CHURCH

Croston Road, Garstang, Preston PR3 1FL

A WARM WELCOME TO ALL FRIENDS AND VISITORS

Coffee will be served in the Church Hall after the service – please join us.

 

NOTICES

Sunday 30th July

 

10.45am                     Revd John Maiden

 

Readings                   James 1:19-27 and Matthew 7:15-23

 

Music                          June Baker

NB All hymns are from Rejoice & Sing today

 

There will be a Fairtrade Stall in the hall during coffee.

 

This Week:

 

Tuesday 1 August         7.45am, CTiG Prayer Meeting at

  SS Mary & Michaels

 

Thursday 3 August        9.00am, Quiet Time.

                                     10am-12noon, Charity Coffee Morning

                                                For Eczema and Epilepsy Societies

 

 

Happy Birthday this week to Margaret Allen (today), Joshua Challenger and Mary Atkinson.

 

 

Sunday 6th August

 

10.45am         Michael Pickles

 

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Lord, Teach us How To Pray..

A short summer school on spirituality and prayer

 

 Tuesdays in August, 2-3.30pm

August 8: Praying as you can, not as you can’t’, Simon Stewart

August 15: Praying with St. Francis’ led by Mark Rotherham

August 22: Praying with St. Ignatius’, led by Stephen Hoyland

August 29: Praying with John Wesley’ led by Rev. Eddie Sykes

 

For more information contact Simon Stewart on 01524 840027

simoncornerstonecafe@gmail.com

Posted: Fri 28th Jul 2017

 

GARSTANG UNITED REFORMED CHURCH

Croston Road, Garstang, Preston PR3 1FL

A WARM WELCOME TO ALL FRIENDS AND VISITORS

Coffee will be served in the Church Hall after the service – please join us.

 

NOTICES

Sunday 23rd July

 

10.45am                     Revd Irene John

 

Readings                   Psalm 139:1-12 (Responsive),

                                    Genesis 28:10-19, John 3:13-17

 

Music                          June Baker

 

This Week:

 

Tuesday 25 July         7.45am, CTiG Prayer Meeting at

  the Methodist Church

 

 Women’s Guild Trip to Samlesbury

 

Thursday 27 July        9.00am, Quiet Time.

 

 

Happy Birthday this week to Jess Hart and Barrie Mason

 

Sunday 30th July

 

10.45am         Revd John Maiden.

 

Fairtrade Stall

 

The Fairtrade Stall on 25th June took £48.15. The next

Fairtrade Stall will be on 30th July. Thank you for your support

Kind regards, Lynne.

 

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Posted: Fri 21st Jul 2017

 

GARSTANG UNITED REFORMED CHURCH

Croston Road, Garstang, Preston PR3 1FL

A WARM WELCOME TO ALL FRIENDS AND VISITORS

Coffee will be served in the Church Hall after the service – please join us.

 

NOTICES

Sunday 16th July

 

10.45am                     Chris Lamb

 

Reading                     Isaiah 55:10-13 and

Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23

 

Music                          June Baker

 

This Week:

 

Monday 17 July           2.00pm, Worship Team

 

Tuesday 18 July         7.45am, CTiG Prayer Meeting at

  the Methodist Church

 

Wednesday 19 July   2.00pm, Tea and Chat

7.30pm, Men’s Fellowship. Talk by Stella – A Journey through Cambodia

 

Thursday 20 July        9.00am, Quiet Time.

 

Apologies to al the July birthdays – I got on the June list by mistake, so Happy Birthday last week and this, to Sophie Crabtree, Gwen Holme, Hilda Joseph, Pam Masters, Angela Cartmell, Hannah Cook, Hilary Ralphs, Fred Black, Joe Myerscough, Pat Williams and Muriel Barnes.

 

Sunday 23rd July

 

10.45am         Revd Irene John     

 

Chris Lamb

 

Today, 16th July, our service will be taken by

Chris Lamb. Sally asked him to write a little bit to introduce

himself as he has not been to Garstang before.

This is what he wrote:

 

‘I am married to a Gorgeous redhead who I met whilst serving

with her in the RAF, we have been married for 27 years. We

live in Knott end and have no children but a cat called Casper.

I am currently studying at Luther King House for a theological

degree and work part time as an ISO auditor as well as

working as a H & S Consultant at Rossall School. Part of my

ministry is as a volunteer at Lancaster Farms Prison, I am currently a member of Hamilton URC.’

 

Fairtrade Stall

 

The Fairtrade Stall on 25th June took £48.15. The next

Fairtrade Stall will be on 30th July. Thanks you for your support

Kind regards, Lynne.

 

Tea and Chat

 

This Wednesday, 2.00pm in the Hall. Everybody welcome.

 

Women's Guild Trip. Tuesday 25 July,

leaving Council Offices at 1.30pm.

 

All welcome to come, both men and women. Cost £8 per

person. We will visit the church of St Leonard the Less at

Samlesbury and then go on to the Brockholes Nature Reserve,

getting back in Garstang around 5.00pm.

More details on the notice board in the church hall. You must

put your name on the list if you wish to go. 

Brenda

 

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Posted: Sat 15th Jul 2017

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