|Posted by trinityromford on March 11, 2017 at 10:50 AM|
PRAYER Help us. O Lord, to meet each morning with courage and hope, to measure each day with love and laughter, and at evening, to know your forgiveness and feel your blessing. AMEN
10:30am at Trinity by Mr Alan Ramsden
Lent Liturgy – after the candle has been extinguished we sing STF 556 V2 only
‘Just as I am, though tossed about,’
We Pray together
Loving God, as we journey through this holy season of Lent, may we be open to your presence. Give us the strength to make the changes that are needed in our lives and the courage to take on the work of transforming the world. AMEN
6-30pm Revd David Jebb – Healing service with Holy Communion
The flowers in church are provided by the church flower fund..
THANK YOU FOR YOUR GIFTS
Sunday 5th March Collection £304-43
Benevolent Fund £33-10
PLEASE PRAY FOR all those who are sick, or cannot be with us today because they are housebound. We remember especially, Trevor Bennett, now recovering at home, Barbara Lancaster, Brenda Jones, Lorraine and Chuck Lines, David and Valerie Knights, Stan Lucas, Margaret Gardner, still in hospital, Pam and Jim Hadley, Vi Alvidere, in hospital, Doris Spooner, Brian Robertson, Doug and Stella Girdwood.
Kathleen Hilton has now moved into Freshfields Residential Home, 265 Corbets Tey Road, Upminster, RM14 2BN Tel: 01708 226362
THROUGH THE WEEK
Monday 13th 1-00 to 3-00pm Parents and Toddlers
7-30pm Trinity Ladies Night – Peggy Bennett and Joyce Peak present “Women of the Bible”.
Wednesday 15th March 10-00am Trinity Coffee Shop
10-15am Bible Study & Prayer Fellowship – Lent study No 2
11-30am Minister’s Vestry Hour for anyone who wishes to speak to him
Friday 17th 11-00am Funeral of Mrs Irene Root followed by committal at Upminster Crematorium. Family flowers only . Donations may be made to Trinity Methodist Church, Romford.
Saturday 18th 9-30am to 12-30 “COME FLY” (3) at Trinity, Romford. An informal get-To-Gether for all people across the circuit to meet for Workshops, Worship, and to share, discuss and plan to initiate Mission. See leaflets for more information.
4-00pm Lent Study course at The Manse, 12 Oaklands Avenue, Romford.
Sunday 19th 10-30am Revd David Jebb with the assistance of SPRYNG
Sunday 26th 10-30am Mrs Lynn Gabriel – All Age Worship
6-30pm Revd John Chambers
7-00pm Privilegium Gospel Choir at Upminster Methodist. Tickets - Caroline Kinder 07941 431091
Lent Study / Confirmation and Membership Course
Along with the Lenten Study group this year, I will be leading a series of afternoon discussion groups on Saturdays 11th, 18th, 25th March and 1st April for anybody who is interested in considering membership of the Methodist Church. We will be looking at various aspects of what it means to be a member of the Methodist Church, using various new resources.
Each afternoon will begin at 4pm at the Manse 12 Oaklands Avenue Romford RM1 4DB with coffee / tea and informal fellowship, before we turn for a time of study and discussion together and the session will finish prompt 5:30pm. The course will conclude with a service of confirmation and reception into membership at our Easter Morning Service on Sunday 16th April at 10:30am at Trinity. Anybody interested in attending or requiring further information, please contact me on 01708 7345004 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Existing members who would find it helpful as a ‘refresher’ course will also be very welcome to attend. Rev David Jebb
Churches challenge ‘Dubs’ suspension – Letter to the Home Secretary. 10th February 2017
We are dismayed to hear, through the announcement from the Immigration Minister this week, of our Government's intention to suspend its programme of resettling unaccompanied minors in March 2017. We urge the Government to reconsider this decision and to recognise the potential harm that this policy might cause.
Throughout the United Kingdom, our churches have sought to offer welcome and practical support to refugees and asylum seekers of all ages, often working in partnership with other faith and community groups. It is disappointing your consideration of provision is restricted to the perceived capacity of Local Authorities. This approach is devoid of ambition and lacks creativity. We would encourage an approach to refugee re-settlement that actively includes and engages those community groups and agencies, who offer the potential of raising our existing capacity.
There is compelling evidence that many young people have "disappeared" from temporary camps. If this disturbing trend is to be avoided in future, it is vital that they have the confidence to present themselves to the relevant authorities at their earliest opportunity. This will only happen if they know that in so doing, they will be cared for and given safe passage. The current policy announcement risks sending out a message that will further discourage this, and thus significantly increase the risk of harm to these children.
As the minister rightly asserted, the UK can be proud of its record in welcoming refugee children, which now extends back for over half a century. We believe that this should continue to be the case and would urge the abandonment of any policy that gives any impression to the contrary.
As a nation we have a rigorous approach to safeguarding, reflecting a strong commitment to the wellbeing of children and vulnerable citizens. We do not believe that this commitment should be limited by political borders.
We urge you therefore to adopt a policy that places the wellbeing and safety of children above every other consideration. Not only do we commend this as representing our own Christian values, but it is what we believe the overwhelming majority of UK citizens would believe to be right and just.
Revd Lynn Green, General Secretary of the Baptist Union of Great Britain
Rt Rev Dr Russell Barr, Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland
Revd Kevin Watson, General Assembly Moderator of the United Reformed Church
Mr Alan Yates, General Assembly Moderator of the United Reformed Church
Revd Dr Roger Walton, President of the Methodist Conference
Ms Rachel Lampard, Vice-President of the Methodist Conference
Mr Paul Parker, Recording Clerk for Quakers in Britain