KMC Weekly Newsletter 17th April

Sunday 19th April : Morning Worship 10 am on our website www.kmc.org.uk

Following worship please join us at 10.30am in ‘The KMC Coffee Lounge’ from the comfort of your own front room for a Zoom meeting.

ID: and password: can be obtained from most “online” KMC members.(Type in Zoom to your web browser to access this)

Circuit Youth: Rev Scott Manning is hosting a Bible Study group on Mondays at 6.30pm. All teens are welcome to join (Meeting ID 845 745 494 Password 017307).

Praying for the developing world: Although we may not be able to gather together for our quarterly prayer meeting, due on Monday, can I encourage you to set aside some time anyway to pray for those in the developing world? It is usually the poor who suffer most in times of trouble, so it’s more important than ever to lift them to God in prayer. Below is a link to what Tearfund has learned from the past, and is involved in currently – you may find it helpful in guiding your prayers. Liz H https://www.tearfund.org/~/media/email/onevoice/archive/2020/April/ONEVOICE100420.pdf

Request for Help: James Tavernor is a final year student at ICL but has had to change his dissertation project due to the current restrictions and is doing a machine learning project on emotional recognition. He needs about 30 people (especially people with expressive voices who are over 18!) and who would be prepared to be audio recorded (for about 10 minutes) talking about coronavirus. There is a consent form and a requirement to be physically and mentally reasonably fit (to try to get standardisation of results). If you want to know a bit more about it please can you email the Church Office office.

An update from HOPE CENTRAL:
Unless you are still visiting Booths and/or the Co-op, it’s now quite difficult to donate food to The Welcome/Hope Central Foodbank.

An alternative would be to provide money, which Hope Central can then spend on the foodstuffs that they are short of in any particular week, and the easy way to donate is via: https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/donation-web/charity?charityId=1017786&utm_source=extbtn&utm_campaign=donatebtn.

If you still want to donate food items please note: We still need, as a PRIORITY: UHT milk, biscuits, tinned tomatoes, pot noodles, tinned meat and tinned pasta. We “could do with” some more tinned veg, tinned fruit, juices and squash, cereal, tinned beans and pulses and instant mash.

We currently have enough baked beans.

Prayer themes for April
As a church family we come together to pray, wherever we are, for ourselves, our town, our nation and our world as we face the threat of the coronavirus. Protect those who are especially vulnerable and be present with any who feel alone.

May Christians here and worldwide this Easter, whatever their circumstances, remember Jesus’s death for each one of us and join in celebrating the hope given by His glorious resurrection. Amen

Prayers for this week
Please pray for all those who are unwell, for those preparing for surgery or receiving treatment and for those going through other significant life events.

We pray for Hannah Webb, Brendan, Liz McGrath, Betty Howes, Kate Walker, Kate Wilkinson, Chris Barratt, Pete Thompson,

Congratulations to Tim & Alexandra Cotton on the birth of their daughter Ruby Alexandra on Saturday 11 April, a fourth Grand-daughter for Rob & Carol. We send our love and blessings to them all.

We pray for Ron Kilby & daughters Julia & Margaret following the death of Olive earlier this week. Olives funeral will take place at Altrincham Crematorium Monday 20th at 12.45 — family only And we also remember the family & friends of Margaret Beswick who died recently, we ask for comfort for all who are bereaved at this difficult time.

Please also pray for Olwyn Roberts who is now recovering from her stay in hospital.

We pray for those on our long term prayer list: Laura, Lindsay Pearson, Cassia, Christine.

Prayers for MHA

Circulated for anyone wanting to support MHA through these times:

When we miss our families and friends

when we see illness and loss all around us:

Thank you, tender God, that we are held in your love.

When we are anxious and afraid,

when we feel weak and helpless:

Thank you, tender God, that we are held in your love.

When we grow weary in our caring,

when we feel the world has forgotten us:

Thank you, tender God, that we are held in your love.

In our fear and in our trust,

in our despair and in our hope,

Thank you, tender God, that we are held in your love. Amen.

We pray for all in MHA Care Homes, Retirement Living and Live at Home schemes; for members and residents, families, friends, volunteers and staff.

We pray for all those who serve:

for those who provide and give out food,

for those who keep the building clean and in good shape,

those who answer the phone and keep the files in order,

those who befriend and drive and organise activities,

for those who nurse and those who give care,

those who make us laugh, and those who comfort us when we are sad,

those who have hard decisions to make,

and those who feel there is nothing they can do.

All-embracing God,

help us to appreciate each other,

and give thanks for all your goodness.
Amen.

By Alma Fritchley, Chaplain at Laurel Court, Withington & Jan Berry

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