Middle Rasen Church Notices

With Christian Care

 

St Peter & St Paul

 

If you need to talk, pray over the phone please do let me...

Yours in Christ,

Bryan and the Church Wardens

 

TREASURER NEEDED

Middle Rasen Church is desperately seeking and needing a new Treasurer. Our current Treasurer wishes to stand down after nearly ten years' service.

If there is anyone with some accountancy or bookkeeping abilities, or someone with good numeracy skills who enjoys keeping accounts and has the time to help, please get in touch with either the Rector, Reverend Bryan Dixon or Mr Stephen Cartwright our Church Warden.

Help and relevant training will be given by the current Treasurer before a full handover. We may also be able to offer some financial return.

 

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Thank you for your continuing support and for the generous monetary gifts to the church at this time, as the church has very little income coming in at present, except what you give.

Account name: Middle Rasen PCC

Sort code: 40 32 05 ......Account number: 00586528

If you want to talk in private via phone: speak to: Church Warden Stephen Cartwright on 01673 842010

 

 

Middle Rasen Methodist Church

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Thank You from Our Methodist Friends

I am extremely grateful to Heritage England and Lincolnshire Heritage Fund for their grants of money that helped the Methodist Church in Market Rasen to complete the 'pigeon proofing project' at the front of the church.  I would also like to express our thanks as a church to the architect, Carl Andrews, and the workers for Arthur Wood Contractors who carried out the careful application of the netting.  Although we enjoyed joining with our friends for services at Middle Rasen Methodist Chapel, it was good to meet again in our own Church building knowing that the entrances and exits are clear of pigeon excriment.  This past Saturday (4 th Sept), we conducted a wedding for the first time since lockdown.  There is so much about which to be thankful.  I would also like to express gratitude to the cleaner of both Market and Middle Rasen Methodist church.  She has been both faithful and thorough and if she would not be embarrassed I would mention her by name!  (Her initials are MW).  In this season of thanksgiving, one does not have to look too far to be thankful for something.  God bless.

Rev Heather Wilson   


METHODIST CHURCH EVENTS

UKRAINE APPEAL

We have all been shocked and saddened by the events unfolding in Ukraine. ALL WE CAN a Methodist Church charity launched an appeal to help the plight of those suffering as a result of the war. All We Can responds in conjunction with other charities to emergencies and disasters. It also provides help around the year in practical ways to help those in poor countries start businesses to improve their lives. As a result of the appeal we, at the Methodist Church, started a collection for Ukraine. We have also received donations from the Christian Craft Group, New Toft residents from a barbecue, New Toft Zumba ladies, and Gordon Jennings. These added to donations from Church members and the money from our March coffee morning has enabled us to send £1069.00 to date. However, the need is still great, and the donation plate is still in use!!!

We have also had a collection of clothing, medical supplies, baby products and other items. The collection produced two very full carloads. One lady was so moved she donated her best coat! Many thanks to all for their generosity and immediate response to this crisis.

Brian Cook (Senior Steward at Middle Rasen Methodist Church)

 

 

St Peter & St Paul Group - Events and News

 

MIDDLE RASEN PARISH CHURCH PRESENTS

AN EVENING OF MUSIC, PIMMS AND CANAPES

FEATURING CLAXBY COMMUNITY CHOIR

FRIDAY 8 th JULY AT 7.00PM

£10 entrance - includes first drink.

Accompanied Children under 16yrs Free.

Join our ALPHA course beginning 31st May 22 is being run in our church hall on Tuesday evenings, starting at 7pm, with refreshments and will finish no later than 9pm. If you want to know more contact the Rector or Stephen Cartwright.

Would you like to explore the meaning of life, or look more deeply into the Christian faith - it's meaning? Or, perhaps you would just like to learn more about the Christian way of life? If so, St Peter and St Paul's church, Middle Rasen is running the world-famous   ALPHA   course. It is for young and old and anyone in-between; for people of no faith, unsure faith or people who just want to ask some questions about life and, or the Christian church and its beliefs. It is a good foundation for going further in your spiritual life, for being confirmed or baptised if you've never got that far.

It all starts with some lovely food in the church hall and involves a relaxed discussion about the things we will have watched and heard. It is a non-judgemental way to learn and explore the Christian faith and what it has to say about the meaning of life.

Dont hesitate, if you would like to join or know more, please do ring the Rectory, Revd Bryan on 01673 842759 for an informal chat or email   rev.bryan@icloud.com . You will need to register for this exploration for catering purposes!

Rev Bryan


CHURCH PASSOVER MEAL

 

On Thursday 14 th April, 20 Middle Rasen parishioners got together to celebrate their annual Passover meal. A simple, reflective candlelit service was led in the Church Hall by Rev Bryan. This was followed by a symbolic simple meal of shepherd's pie and fruit. It was a moving evening, enjoyed by all those who attended.

OPEN CHURCHES FESTIVAL

 

Several Churches in our area opened their doors to visitors over the weekend of 7 th , 8 th May. St Peter & St Paul's of Middle Rasen was one of them, with its theme being “Queen Elizabeth, Service before Self”. The Church looked beautiful with its Royal memorabilia adorning the windows and bunting hanging around the walls. The Church saw a steady stream of visitors looking around the Church and enjoying delicious refreshments – over 65 ploughman's lunches were served and lots of tea, coffee and homemade cakes. The atmosphere was lovely, with quiet reflection and the gentle sound of chatter and laughter ringing out. For those lucky enough to be in Church at the time, beautiful recitals from one of our resident organists, Andrew, and a visiting organist were enjoyed. A wonderful profit of £596.44 was raised. Thank You to all those who contributed to the success of the weekend, whether by loaning us the ‘Royal memorabilia”, helping to decorate the Church, baking cakes, manning the Church or making and serving the lunches and refreshments. Also, a big thank you must go to all of you who visited our beautiful Church and so generously helped us raise such a wonderful sum of money. It was so lovely to feel such a sense of community and fellowship within our Church after such a difficult few years!

 

Christian Aid.  

We haven't been able to have a door-to-door Christian Aid collection in Middle Rasen since May 2019 due to the pandemic. This year, the Christian Aid week is from Sunday 15 th May to Saturday 21 st May. We are holding a combined Methodist and Anglican Joint service at the Methodist Church, Middle Rasen on Sunday 15 th May with a guest speaker from Christian Aid. The service will begin at 10.30am and refreshments will be available afterwards. Prior to that date, all the regular volunteer collectors will be contacted to see if they are willing to participate in a “Delivery-only” envelope system of operation, with the collectors being the drop-off point for local residents to drop off their envelope donations. I am very aware that this is another situation where charities are asking for money in an altogether terrible worldwide situation with the mammoth increase in the family cost of living. Please don't feel obliged to donate if it will seriously impact on your living or family finances.

Ron Myland

 

REACHING OUT VIA THE FOOD BANK

Thanks to all who donate to local food banks via St Peter and St Paul's Church, Middle Rsaen. We pass items on to various places – Salvation Army, New Life Church, Tesco Community Trolley, and others - as needed. Connected to the CAMEO project, if you would like to help refugees in crisis via the food bank outlet, please consider bringing any item from the following list of toiletries that can be used in transit: small hand gels, small packets of tissues, face wipes, baby wipes, small packs of nappies, nappy bags, sealed toothbrushes, toothpaste, roll-on deodorant, sanitary products, emery boards, small packets of plasters. Some refugee agencies are currently accepting donations, others are overwhelmed, so we will only deliver as required. Otherwise, donations can be channelled back into our local area. The smallest item can provide some dignity and relief to a person in need, wherever and whoever they are. Many thanks for your generosity.

Michael & Helen Robinson

Thank you to all who made little posies and big cakes for the lovely Mothering Sunday family service at St Peter and St Paul's Church on March 26th. It was a poignant and interesting service where we remembered in our prayers all mothers, but especially those mothers and their families who are suffering from the harsh reality of war. This was followed by freshly filtered coffee, tempting treats and convivial conversation in the hall. When I got home, I added a few garden flowers to my posy and made a beautiful display. Thank you to everyone who helped make the service special and to all those who joined us!

Helen Robinson

 

 

 

 

 

MIDDLE RASEN METHODIST CHAPEL

Middle Rasen Methodist Guild

Smalls For All

Smallsforall.org is a charity, which collects and distributes underwear to Africa. Helping those living in orphanages, slums, IDP camps and schools, providing underwear and to hospitals to help those suffering from medical conditions like obstetric fistula. We are collecting packets of ladies' or children's pants that must be new , the most needed are for children aged 3-15 or ladies size 8-14 . While they collect all colours, the ladies' pants in greatest demand are black – in full brief, midi, mini or high leg. They also accept new or ‘gently worn' bras, which can be any size , including sports and nursing bras, but not teen, cropped-top style or bikini tops. (By ‘gently worn' means bras that are in good condition and still have good wear left in them.) We were shocked to hear that young girls who don't wear bras are at great risk of attack from boys and men, whereas girls who do wear them are thought to be from a wealthy family and are much less likely to be attacked.

Collection points in Middle Rasen are: Middle Rasen Methodist Church, Wednesdays, first and third Thursday mornings of each month, second Saturday morning of each month and Sunday Mornings and evenings; Rase WI group, Middle Rasen Village Hall Wilkinson Drive, LN8 3UD fourth Wednesday from 7.30 pm onwards. This is an on-going project so we will be sending parcels to Smalls for All on a regular basis. Thank you.

Anne Crawforth

Market Rasen Salvation Army Weekly Programme of events.

 

Mondays and Fridays - Pilates Classes

 

Tuesdays - 9.30am -11.30am - Baby Song (Mums and Babes) Term Time only

8.30am – 4pm - Podiatry Clinic

 

Wednesdays - 12.30 Lunch Club...

2pm Cameo Group (Over 50's)

Thursdays - 9.30am -11.30am - Mums and Tots - Term Time only

Thursdays – In the Hall - Lloyds bank 9.30am – 3.30pm

 

Sunday Worship 10.30am followed by refreshments

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