Dear Friends,

What a breath-taking journey of adventure through the months of March, April and May, marking so many important times and seasons in the Christian year. We find ourselves travelling still through Lent, sharing in the triumph of Easter, marvelling at the majesty of the Ascension of Jesus and patiently waiting for that fresh encounter of life in the Spirit as celebrations unfold at Pentecost.

I hope we can learn more of the deep love and fellowship of God as we contemplate the service and sacrifice and witness the joy and blessings of discipleship and mission. During these months, can I also ask you to pray for wisdom and unity and purpose in our discussions and reflections on the significant issues that continue to face us within the life of this Circuit?

Last week, I popped into Hull Minister, needing to find a few moments of stillness in the hustle and bustle of the day. It was my first visit. I was grateful for the welcome and quiet peace that enveloped me. I found myself caught up in the rhythm of regular daily worship as prayers were offered and, for a while, I enjoyed the benefits of being part of the Minster community.

As I sat quietly, I was reminded of my visit to Taize, a monastic ecumenical community in France, many years ago. I had been invited to join a party of young people who were travelling from Derbyshire, with the general idea of exploring vocation.

The community was new to me, but I discovered it was founded by Brother Roger in 1940 and consisted of over a hundred brothers of various denominations from all over the world living, working and studying faith together in the beautiful country-side of Burgundy. Three times a day, the bell would ring and everything stops for prayer in the Chapel.

In those times of prayer, I can still remember the simple songs and chanted prayers, the Scripture readings and meditations and then the period of silence – inviting openness and encounter with God.

Worship and silence at the end of the week was particularly meaningful. Members of the community led us to the Upper Room on Thursday, to gather before the Cross of Good Friday, into a prayer vigil for Holy Saturday, invited us to experience the joy and hope of Resurrection on Easter Sunday and then encouraged us to appreciate the gift and potential of the new week stretching out before us.

It was deeply moving and inspirational. As we worship and pray in our own communities, let us be constantly open to God’s transforming love and grace.

Blessings for Holy Week and Easter and Pentecost. Rev Debbie

THE METHODIST CHURCH
SOUTH HOLDERNESS METHODIST CIRCUIT
Registered Charity
CIRCUIT PLAN
March 2018—May 2018

Contact Details & Diary

For contact details of Ministers and Preachers, please collect a Circuit plan from one of our Churches. Also, our dates/times for all Sunday Services’ is too large to display on this page so we will only display the Sutton Methodist diary.

Dates For Sutton Methodist Church

Date Time Location Service
4 March 10:45am Sutton Lucas
6:30pm Withernsea Healing Circuit Service
11 March 10:45am Sutton Local Arrangement
6:30pm Lucas
18 March 10:45am Sutton Lucas, Holy Communion
6:30pm Holderness Rd Lucas
25 March 10:45am Sutton I Grant
6:30pm Bilton Grange Penn-Timity
1 April 8:30am

10:45am

Sutton

Lucas

Cox

6:30pm Hedon Circuit Praise
8 April 10:45am Sutton Gray
6:30pm Holderness Rd Plenderleith
15 April 10:45am Sutton J Richardson
6:30pm Penn-Timity
22 April 10:45am Sutton Morrell
6:30pm Holderness Rd Lucas
29 April 10:45am Sutton Lucas, Holy Communion
6:30pm Bilton Grange Penn-Timity
6 May 10:45am Sutton Winfield
6:30pm Holderness Rd Plenderleith
13 May 10:45am Sutton Agar
6:30pm Patrington
20 May 10:45am Sutton Lucas, Parade
6:30pm Lucas, Holy Communion
27 May 10:45am Sutton Local Arrangement
6:30pm Bilton Grange Penn-Timity

Regular Events

Bilton Grange

  • Fresh Expression Contact Rev L Penn-Timity

Bransholme

  • Tuesdays 9.30am Table Top Sale
  • Friday 10.00-11.00am Prayer Meeting at Church
  • Worship Group 4pm to 5pm every Monday

Elsternwick AKA Elstronwick

  • Weekly Village Friendship Group 2pm to 3.30pm
  • Monthly Coffee Morning 2nd Saturday 10 – 12noon

Hedon

  • Coffee Morning: Ist Saturday monthly 10:00 – 11:30
  • “60 Mins” bible study 2:00 pm Wednesdays

Holderness Road

  • Cake stall & book sale – 1st Friday of the month – 9.30am
  • Coffee morning Hall Wednesdays 10.00 – 12noon

Keyingham

  • Film Club 2nd Tuesday monthly 9.30am

Kingston Wesley

  • Coffee Morning Tuesdays 10.00 – 11.00am
  • Luncheon Club Thursdays 11.30—13.30

Patrington

  • Upper Fellowship 6.30pm Mondays Southside

Portobello

  • Leisure Day Monday Sept to Mar 10.15 to 3.30pm
  • Coffee morning Thursday 9.30 to 11.30am
  • Quiz night first Thursday each month 7.30pm

Preston

  • Woman’s Fellowship 2pm Wednesdays Fortnightly
  • Friendship Group 7.30pm 3rd Tuesday Monthly

Sutton

  • Wives & friends 2nd & 4th Wednesdays 7.45pm
  • Women’s Fellowship 2pm Thursdays
  • Thursdays 1st Messy Ch 3rd Craft Club 4pm

Thorngumbald

  • Friendship Circle Last Monday of the Month 7.30pm see
    Church for details

Withernsea

  • Yell & Natter Parent & Toddlers 1pm Fridays
  • Worship Group 7pm Tuesdays
  • Friendship Group 2nd Monday in month 7.30pm
  • Flavours Café Tuesday each week 11am to 2pm

Bilton Grange

has become a fresh expression of Worship and will be under the direction of Rev Lansford Penn-Timity during
this plan. Please contact him for further details

Circuit Services

Sunday 4 March 2018 @ Withernsea Circuit Healing Service 6.30pm

Easter Sunday 1 April 2018 @ Hedon Circuit Easter Praise 6.30pm

Sunday 13 May 2018 @ Patrington Easter Offering Service 6.30pm

You are ALL Welcome to these services

Come and Celebrate together as a Circuit

Hospital Visiting

Our Circuit representatives will contact the Churches on a Monday morning and an email will then be sent to the Circuit’s ministers and the Hospital Chaplains.

Ministers Day OFF

Please observe and respect your Minister’s day off

Minister Day
Rev D Lucas Monday
Rev C Plenderleith Monday
Rev L Penn—Timity Friday
Deacon D Creed Thursday

Should an emergency arise on your Minister’s day off, please contact another member of
staff who will be pleased to help you.

Meetings

Circuit Meeting 26 March 2018 7.30pm Portobello

Circuit Vision Day Saturday 12 May 2018 @ Hedon 10am — 3.30pm (Refreshments from 9.30am)

I want to know one thing, the way to heaven; how to land safe on that happy shore. God Himself has condescended to teach the way; for this end He came from Heaven. He hath written it down in a book. Give me that book! At any price give me the Book of God!
— John Wesley

Circuit Website www.shmc12.org.uk

Dates for March to May 2018 plan to Circuit Office by 9 April 2018 please


Sutton Methodist Church

Sutton Methodist Church

Sutton Methodist Church, in the Hull East circuit, seeks to serve God and the community by making the ministry of Jesus Christ relevant for the 21st century. Through our Worship; Learning; Caring; Service and Evangelism, lived out in many varied ways, we believe we offer something for all the community. Whatever your age Sutton Methodist Church would welcome you into its ‘Family’ through any of the activities you see mentioned on this website.