Sunday 17 May 2020 — NEW! KIDZONE service available from 9.45 am followed by Sunday 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
v Thy Kingdom Come: Ascension to Pentecost
Most of you will already have received the attachments sent with the newsletter, but just in case we have missed anyone they include a set of readings and some paper doves to create a Pentecost display. Please do send your pictures to us so they can be put on Facebook and in the magazine. If including people in your pictures please do make sure you give us permission to print them when sending.
v Christian Aid Week 10 – 16 May 2020
Although Christian Aid week finishes on Saturday you can still donate online in you wish. Please copy & paste the link below into your web browser to donate to Christian Aid and please do share with family & friends.
v The new Bible Study ‘Hope in the Main Street – A Kingdom Community’ continues live at 7pm on Tuesday evening 19th May in ‘The KMC Coffee Lounge’ (using the Zoom ID above) as we explore together what it means to be a Kingdom Community during lock-down and post Covid-19.
If you are unable to join in with Zoom, the videos will be available to view on the following YouTube link, available from 7pm Tuesday each week https://youtu.be/EVtEZMi8QXQ or go to http://www.kmc.org.uk/hope-in-the-main-street/
Rob and Carol are also offering 2 for 1 copies of Rob’s book at £10. Please post orders to the Church Office with a cheque payable to R. Cotton.
v HOPE CENTRAL: If you would like to donate money to The Welcome/ Hope Central Food Bank, which can then be spent on the foodstuffs that they are short of in any particular week, please do so via the link: https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/donation-web/charity?charityId=1017786&utm_source=extbtn&utm_campaign=donatebtn.
v Mental Health Awareness Week 18-24 May
Methodist Publishing website has resources that include Staying mentally healthy for children and young people: These cards are available in packs of ten. Each provides tips on how to stay mentally healthy and information on where to get help.
Slow Journeys in the Same Direction: A colouring book with a little mindful purpose. This beautifully designed adult colouring book, can be used for relaxation or as part of your daily devotions. Both the above can be ordered from the website (www.methodistpublishing.org.uk) with free P&P at present.
A Methodist Way of Life commitment card is also available online at www.methodistchurch.org.uk/MWoL. Many people are downloading and finding it useful in this current situation.
v Letter of Thanks from the Worsley Family.
“Good afternoon Rob.
Would you please pass on our thanks to the members of the KMC congregation who sent such kind messages to myself and my family following the passing of my mum Dorothy.
It is obvious how much mum was appreciated and loved by all of you. I can also tell how many of you enjoyed her stories of Knutsford history. She was very proud of her heritage.
I hope that many of you were able to watch the service. Those of you who did see it will, I am sure, realise how we all loved her. Even though we are devastated, Rob’s words and your prayers have helped us to come to terms with her loss. In these difficult times, even with all of the restrictions placed upon us, I very much feel that the service reflected a celebration of her life.
Thank you so much for the love and friendship you have all shown mum over the years. The visits to her home and Sharston House in later times helped to make sure she was never lonely.
We received some cash donations. We added to those and transferred it all to KMC in the hope that it can be used to give special help, locally, to the old who are in need. Mum would have liked that.
Thank you again and I hope you all stay safe and well.
With love, Phil and all the Worsley family”.
v 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).
Prayer themes for May
Wherever we are today in our human fears for the future, we pray that God will do a new work in our hearts, our church, our nation and our world. We ask Him to unleash the power of His Holy Spirit and give us the mountain moving faith to believe that the best is yet to come. 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, Pete Thompson, Keith Jolley, Sarah McKechnie, Margaret Rimmer & Alison Maynard.
We pray for the family & friends of Malcolm Howard Vant especially David and also Philip and Bryan, family & friends of Dorothy Bella Worsley following funerals last week.
We ask for comfort for all who are bereaved at this difficult time.
Please pray for our Church Council as they meet virtually on Monday and also for The Welcome board meeting this week.
We pray for those on our long term prayer list:
Suzanne, Corinne, Margaret