Sunday 10th March 2013
Welcome If you are new or visiting, we hope you feel at home. If you require help, do speak to one of the Stewards in the foyer. Feel free to fill in a welcome card and pick up a guide from the welcome desk if you would like to get involved or join a Network.
Today’s Services 10.30am
Hearing God’s Voice Lead: Jon Swales Preach: Joanna Pearson
View From The Hill Lead: Dan Tyler Preach: Mark Powley
Community Church Lead: Sue Smith Preach: Ann Walls
Wrangthorn Preach: Michelle Plant
EXPLORERS is the Children’s Network for 0-11s. Each week we begin in church before going to our groups in the Church Centre. Children need to be collected at 12.00 noon. ROOTS is our Network for 11-18s. We meet down in the Church Centre at 10.20am each Sunday morning and on Friday night from 7-9pm in the Church Centre. STUDENTS are an integral part of the community here and we run student networks during term time. See the network board in the foyer for details.
REFRESHMENTS are served after services in the Community Room. INDUCTION LOOP St George’s is fitted with an induction loop; please speak to a Steward for assistance. PASTORAL CARE We are seeking to be a community where everyone can be supported and cared for. We encourage you to ask for support, or get someone to ask on your behalf and we will respond as best we can.
GIVING There is an opportunity to give during the service. If you intend to give regularly, please pick up Standing Order and Gift Aid forms in the foyer. PRAYER MINISTRY is offered during and after services at the front of church. If you would like to pray about anything, please ask one of our trained prayer ministers. SERMONS are available online. Go to www.stgeorgesleeds.org.uk.
Many thanks to all those who have responded to our Vision Appeal and helped us achieve an amazing result. There is a letter from Jonathan for you in the Foyer. If you have responded without filling out a Vision form, please let Janet Gibson know so that we can amend our details.
Although the official consultation period has finished, you can still register your views about the proposed charges. Please bear in mind that the charges may not affect us as adversely as some of the other city centre churches. You can email Leeds City Council to give your views or you could sign the petition in the foyer.
12noon, Sun 10 Mar, Church If you have a heart for worship, the St George’s Worship Ministry are in need of people to serve on the projection team. If you have some technical knowledge and are interested, there is a training session after the morning service today.
The Electoral Roll is being completely revised this year which means that everyone needs to fill out a new form. People can join the Roll once they are over the age of 16 and are baptised; have regularly attended worship at the church for 6 months; are resident in the Parish; have completed the Electoral Roll form. Anyone on the Electoral Roll can stand for the Church Council and can vote at the Annual Church Meeting (on 24 April). Forms are now available in the foyer, please fill one in as soon as possible.
The IF campaign recognises that aid is only a first step in tackling global poverty, and that we should go beyond it to the deeper causes, like climate change and tax dodging. If you would like to support the campaign, please consider writing to your MP using the online guide or contact Mark.
Please speak to Che if you are interested in the mission trip from the 26th July to 4th August. The deadline for applications is 17th March.
Kidz Klub are looking to employ someone for maternity cover. The role starts in April, 17.5 hours per week working with 4 -11year olds. If you are interested, please contact Trish.
28-30 June, The Jonas Centre We are pleased to announce that bookings are now being taken for the women's weekend away. Flyers can be found on the notice board in the church foyer, please return the slip to the office or a member of staff. We'd love to see you there, why not come along as a network or small group? Come along to meet women of all ages, worship, pray and receive teaching from Mary Clark.
We are looking for ladies with pampering or beauty treatment skills to help out with a women's ministry outreach event on 13 April. If you're skilled in massages, nail art or any other pampering, or if you're up for being taught a skill to serve with, please email Lisa.
This year, six people are to be elected to the Church Council for a period of three years. Richard Smithells is stepping down as Churchwarden but both Lynne Fox and Philip Sykes are willing to stand again and David Kibble has indicated his willingness to stand. Please pray for the right people to be appointed to these offices - we want wide representation on the PCC so that the interests of the whole church can continue to be well served. Nomination forms are available on the Information Desk.
7-9 June, Marrick Priory A group of Men from St G's are going to the Yorkshire Dales for a weekend of Sharing Life and Being Men, adventurous activities, challenging teaching and worship together. If you are interested in joining us, please contact Dave.
10-11pm, Tuesdays, Goals Soccer Centre, Kirkstall Friendly five-a-side football matches organised by guys from St. George's, cost £4. See the website, Facebook or contact Sam for more info.
Shammah took his stand in the middle of the field. He defended it... and the LORD brought about a great victory. 2 Samuel 23:12 St George's Church Cricket Club are holding cricket nets at Headingley Indoor Centre on Wednesdays (9-10pm) and Fridays (8-9pm) until Easter. All welcome, even if you're rusty! Matches begin on 13th April, cost £4. Come and play cricket for Jesus! See the website or contact Tony for info.
A group of Leeds churches are working together to plant food banks around the city. They are in need of trustees who will lead and support the running of the initiative. People with strengths in finance, organisation and people skills will meet several times a year to release the volunteers to do their amazing work. For more info or to apply, please use the e-mail below.
Spacious Places are looking for a filing cabinet - if you (or your work) have one going spare, please get in touch!
8.15pm, Wed 27 Mar, St Aidan’s Church, Roundhay Yorkshire choir Ecclesia with St Aidan’s Church Choir will be performing John Stainer’s “The Crucifixion”. Free admission with retiring collection. See the website for details.
A huge amount of very stylish attire has been sadly left here, and is keen to be reunited with its owners. Please check out the table by the bookstall even if you don’t recall losing anything!
For more info about Networks and events please visit:
www.stgeorgesleeds.org.uk/ networks reception@ stgeorgesleeds.org.uk 0113 243 8498 Deadline for the notice sheet is 12 noon on Thursday
Alpha // Church Centre
Morning Prayer Meeting // Church via Thoresby Place
Adrian & Bridget Plass // Church
Alpha Away Day // St Peter’s Church Hall, Addingham
Holy Communion // Church Holy Communion // Church
7.30pm, Fri 15 Mar, St George’s Church Adrian and Bridget combine poetry, storytelling and humour to present a unique evening that is both heart-warming and entertaining. This is a charity fundraising event in aid of the Sailors’ Society who provide welfare support for merchant seafarers. All are welcome for the evening with Dave Bilbrough leading us in worship. This is your last chance to get tickets, which are available to collect from the office or online for £12.
This event is also a great chance to serve on a team - as well as see Adrian and Bridget for free! It takes a lot of work to put on events like this and serving on a team is a good way of playing our part. If you would like to serve on the team for this event please contact Dave Sankey.
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