22 May, Church Notices, Prayer Points & Information
The Church Office is now operating from home in line with Government guidelines. If you need to contact us please use email@example.com or contact 07543 198391.
Sunday Services & Prayer Meetings
Our Sunday service will be available to view here from 11.00 am each Sunday until further notice. If you would like a copy of the service posted to you please let us know. We will also have live Sunday evening services at 6.30 pm via Zoom as well as our Thursday Evening Prayer Meeting led by Bill Wamsley at 8.15 pm (ID numbers and passwords are emailed to the congregation).
We now have an audio link to our Sunday morning service for those members of our congregation who may not have access to the internet. If you know of anyone who would like to listen to our weekly service over the phone line please let them know this facility is available (from a Sunday morning) and that they should phone 028 9124 7957 (local rate call).
We have always been so grateful to God for the generosity of his people in West. Obviously there will be a very dramatic impact on our budget since there will be no services.
If you would like to switch to giving directly from your bank, our account details for single gifts, or to establish a standing order can be obtained by contacting the church office on 028 9145 9688 or by email firstname.lastname@example.org For any help please contact the church office, Stephen Cully or Jeremy Eves whose contact numbers can be obtained through the church office. Envelopes, with preferably cheques instead of cash (in line with Covid-19 guidelines) can also be left in the post box outside the automatic doors to the Welcome Area.
One of the great traditions in West is blessing children on their birthdays. If parents would like their children to have a virtual birthday blessing, please phone Charles or send him a text message on 07725581176, to try and set up either a telephone or video call.
West Church Blog
Please visit the Blog section of our website and enjoy a few sort reads and devotional thoughts.
We had a wonderful response to our first Storehouse drop off facility on Wednesday. As well as generous donations of groceries, toiletries and financial gifts, there was a real sense of church community in the car park with conversations & catch ups taking place (mindful of social distancing guidelines at all times) with people just glad to see other faces from church.
Please continue to add a few extra items to your shopping trolleys each week and make a note that our next drop off date will be Wednesday 3rd June between 11.00 am – 12.30 pm. Thank you to everyone who called with a donation either on Wednesday or those that left gifts in the office postbox.
Storehouse are particularly short of the following items:
- all toiletries
- pasta and rice sauces
- cooking oil
- tins of cold meat
- tins of rice and custard
- fruit juices
- tinned tomatoes
- tins of rice meals
- tins of meat e.g. chunky chicken & stewed steak
If you are unable to drop items off during this time, maybe as you are continuing to self-isolate or are back at work, please give the church mobile a call (07543 198391) and we can arrange for someone to collect the items from you.
Please add a few extra items in your shopping trolley over the coming weeks and help make a difference to those finding this current situation we find ourselves in exceptionally difficult for various reasons.
Remember you can also make a donation to Storehouse, either by clicking here or by leaving a cheque in the office postbox, made payable to West Church and we will transfer accordingly (with Gift Aid if you are eligible).
Jayne & Harry Fulton
on behalf of Kirk Session
Weekly Prayer Points
Let’s Give Thanks…
Coronavirus has made life very difficult for many people around the world. However we must give thanks for so many people who have put their own lives in danger by helping others in many different situations. So let us give thanks this week for those in the NHS and Care Homes who are working very hard to keep people well.
Remember those too who work in the shops providing our food and those driving buses or lifting our rubbish for example. There are many who are doing their best to keep our society functioning.
Pray too for those in Government who have difficult decisions to make regarding when to ease the lockdown. Pray that they will have the wisdom to make the best decisions for all of us.
But let’s also stop to consider those who live in countries where things are not so well organised and where there is little official help. Many workers in places like India for example have lost their jobs because of the virus and there is no government help as there is here. These people have no money for food and their children are very much at risk in being trafficked. Please pray for people who work with the aid agencies in seeking to bring help to these communities.
The Tearfund motto is “Following Jesus where the need is greatest”. Pray for all those who are seeking to do this in what ever country they are in and whatever their job entails. Pray that God will touch our hearts to give generously to help these agencies.
Remember too Katie and Francis in Kenya as they try to continue their help for the street children in very difficult circumstances.