"Messenger" newsletter MARCH





Website :  www.leighbaptistchurch.org.uk

Contact:  admin@leighbaptistchurch.org.uk

Pastoral leader: Mrs Val Hulme  ( Days Off Wed and Fridays)




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   MARCH  2020


MAR 1st  10.45am   Mr Eric Bushell (Radcliffe)


MAR 8th t   10.45am  Mrs Val Hulme


MAR 15th   10.45am Mrs Val Hulme     12.30pm Lunch service  Mrs Kathie Williams


MAR 22nd     10.45am  Mrs Val Hulme Communion.  Family Service for Mothers Day


MAR 29th   10.45am  t.b.a.   



Coffee and Craft MARCH 6th    10am-12pm  £3

Toddlers @ LBC  (new venture/ all welcome)

Tuesdays 9.30am -11.30am .Play, toys, music, crafts. £1.50 per child  50p for siblings.

Spread   the word!

Prayer Meetings Tuesdays 3, 10, 17  24th 31st March  @ 11.30am

MARCH 3rd 17th 24th   LENT BIBLE STUDIES      soup and sandwiches at 6pm  study starts 6.30pm

Sat March 14th COFFEE MORNING 10.30am -12noon

Deacons Meeting Sun March 29th 12.45pm

Mon March 30th Network meal for leaders

BMS birthdays –  March 16th Richard A                 21st Ann B

EASTER PARTY      4th APRIL  2.15pm  -  aimed at youngsters but all ages welcome

Used Stamps (with a border) to Mrs Grundy please for BMS fundraising.


We are aware of members and friends laid aside by illness and longer term

conditions. You are missed and remembered in our collective prayers 

Prayer requests : we ask you  to remember with care and urgent concern

those Christian believers in Nigeria facing imminent threats from Boko Haran

militia. Include them in your prayers


A new prayer from our friend Rev Nick Fawcett for those days when you know

you should be doing something more important but can’t stir yourself to do it:


Lord, I have got my priorities muddled  - I know I have                                                                                                                                                                                                             I should be making time for YOU, above all else -            

Time to be still, to reflect on your way, your will, your word and to understand

what you are saying to me.

What really matters in this life..... and beyond.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  And of course, other things are important to me too

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         my loved ones, friends, colleagues                                    

not to mention the stranger, all those through whom you’re calling me,                                                                  7

should be making time for them as well                             

time to listen, to love, to care and respond                               

I recognise all that

Yet I can’t resist the siren voice of the trivial and the allure of the empty

That post on social media, the t.v. programme I am not really watching

That piece of music booming through my headphones,

That column in the newspaper or magazine,

That online game that swallows up so many hours.

It’s not that there’s anything wrong with these in themselves –

each have their place in the rich tapestry of life - 

but none of them offers real happiness,

Lasting fulfilment: not without something deeper, richer, far more meaningful,

sustaining me and nourishing me deep within.

I fret about the things of earth and lose sight of the gifts of heaven-

  gifts you offer me here and now.

Forgive me my skewed horizons, and teach me to focus first and foremost on you,                                                                                                                                                               

  So that every day

Every moment may be touched by your hand

And transformed by your love-

Each finding its proper place.




Published with permission . © Nick Fawcett 2020



Items for APRIL  issue please submit by MAR 22nd







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