Notices 16 May 2021

LEXDEN METHODIST CHURCH

Notices for Week Commencing 16th May 2021

“I have made your name known to those whom you gave me from the world.”
John 17 v 6

PRAYER

Prayer Requests – Pray for the people of Israel and Gaza. Please pray for peace in the land where Jesus once walked. Pray that Jews, Muslims and Christians can come to an agreement regarding the Holy city of Jerusalem.

Please pray for our empty Church Buildings and for our Circuit Ministers Rev Joe Adams, Rev Ken Chalmers and Rev Alan Jenkins.

Continue to pray for all others who are in any way troubled, lonely, unwell or bereaved and anyone else who needs our prayers.

NOTICES

Our minister, Rev Joe Adams, is currently signed off sick and we are not sure when he will be back with us. Please remember him in your prayers. He is not able to take phone calls at the present.

Sunday Services on Zoom – as well as the services on YouTube and FaceBook we also have Zoom services on a Sunday. If you are interested in joining any of these please contact Christine at christine.beesley so that I can send you the link.

Church Reopening – we will provide an update next week.

If you need prayer or help in any way please contact your pastoral visitor or you can call Alan Beesley on 766604. Please do not call Joe.

The Goldfinch

A pretty baby goldfinch eats our nyger seeds each day,
But one sad day, mistakenly, it went the other way
And flew into our window pane, as fast as it could fly,
We heard the crash and had a look and thought that it would die.

I noticed it was breathing, so I held it in my hand,
When I moved to take a photo, how it gripped my wedding band…
It’s beak was rather splintered from the impact on the end
And it’s head was missing feathers, but we loved our feathered friend.
I went to where it liked to eat it’s precious nyger seeds,
And placed it on the platform where it sat, still dazed, at ease,
Eventually it looked, in one direction then another,
And suddenly it flew away, but just before it’s mother
Came to find her baby bird and sadly flew away.
I hoped they’d be reunited by the ending of the day.

Next morning, baby goldfinch, with it’s mother was seen feeding,
Rather dazed and somewhat battered, but it followed mother’s leading.

Likewise we, as vulnerable believers in the Lord, need to be feeding
On God’s word and He will help us understand what we are reading.
For like the little bird, we too, have sadly gone astray…
We’ve sinned and crashed so frequently and turned from God away,
Maybe we should stop and think of God, and of His Son,
Who made each tiny goldfinch, and He made us too, each one.
He loves us to believe in Him, to repent and say, “I’m sorry”
And live each day with Him to help, until we meet in Glory!

Faith C Gage 2015

With thanks to Maudie for sharing this with us