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MESSENGER LEIGH BAPTIST CHURCH VERNON ST / CHURCH ST WN7 1BH Website : www.leighbaptistchurch.org.uk Contact: admin@leighbaptistchurch.org.uk Pastoral leader: Mrs Val Hulme pastoral.leader@leighbaptistchurch.org.uk also on FACEBOOK and INSTAGRAM MAY 2019 MAY 5th 10.45am T.B.A MAY 12th 10.45am Rev David Whitehall (St Helens) MAY 19th Anniversary 10.45am Mrs Val Hulme ** FAITH LUNCH**followed by SONGS OF PRAISE around 1.45pm MAY 26th 10.45am T.B.A DATES FOR YOUR DIARY: Coffee and Craft May 3rd 10am-12pm £3 Prayer Meetings Tuesdays 7, 14, 21 28 MAY @ 11.15am Sat MAY 11th COFFEE MORNING 10.30am -12noon CHURCH & CONGREGATION MEETING Sun May 12th 12.30pm bring your own butties Deacons Meeting 20th May 7.30pm FLOWER DONORS May 5th Ken Smith BMS birthdays May 10th Diane Allen 17th Val Hulme 18th Mrs K Williams FELLOWSHIP NEWS Sadly Ken Smith has decided to step down as Deacon, a role he has undertaken for many years. We would like to thank him for all that he has done during his time as a deacon. We were thrilled to share Easter Sunday services with Willow Joan’s dedication and to have a full church. Hallelujah! We know several of our fellowship are unwell at this time and ask you to bring them before God in prayer. Homeless Memorial Service. We have been approached by the Homeless Support Project to hold a memorial service to remember the homeless who have died over the past two years (an alarming number). Val has agreed to hold a memorial service on Thursday May 2nd at 1.30pm, where the 19 people will be respectfully remembered. Open to all. BIBLE STUDY SESSIONS MAY 7th, , 21st, 28th 1pm gather for soup and a sandwich (provided) and then study starts at 1.30pm for about an hour or so. PERSECUTED BELIEVERS- the awful news came in later on Easter Sunday of the targeted terrorist attacks on Christians in Sri Lanka attending Easter Day services. Please pray for all those affected. Similarly in our troubled world please pray for the victims and families of those Muslims massacred in a Mosque in New Zealand last month. Genesis (ACROSTIC) God called all things into existence Eden was estranged through human sin Noah’s righteousness salvaged life Each patriarch from Abraham onwards sinned yet kept faith. Scheming Jacob’s sons sold their brother Joseph Into Egyptian slavery, yet he prospered and Secured a reconciliation with father and brothers. ©Harryhunteronline Lord help me to speak lovingly to others today. I should like to think I am going to be your love in my part of the world today. And I realise that means I must not become irritated or impatient. Help me Lord to be less like me and more like you. AMEN ©Derek Valentine For JUNE issue please submit by May 19th You can find and follow us on FACEBOOK


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