10th February 2019

10th February 2019

Welcome to the United Benefice of St. Helen,

St. Mary and St. John the Baptist

It’s great to gather together as the Body of Christ in this beautiful part of Derbyshire. Though we have differences, we have one Lord, one Faith and one Passion for the Gospel. May we spend time this morning praying together and sharing fellowship.

All are welcome to take part fully in our services. If this is a Service of Holy Communion, you are very welcome to receive Holy Communion at the appropriate time.

(Gluten-free wafers are available; just ask anyone leading the communion.)


Our Worship Today Sunday, 10th Feb. 4th before Lent

  1. a.m. Holy Communion at St. Helen’s (BCP)

9 a.m.       Holy Communion at St. John’s

10 a.m.    Joint Family Worship at St. Helen’s

6 p.m. Intimate Worship in the hall.


Regular Midweek Services

Tuesday  –   Morning Prayer at St. Helen’s,  9.30 a.m.

Thursday –  Morning Prayer at St. John’s,  9.30 a.m.


Please note that both the Prayer and the Home Group Meetings at Park Avenue have stopped for a while.             Prayer Meetings will start again on 28th Feb. and the Home Group on 7th March.


Our United Benefice Services for Next Sun. 17th Feb.

  9 a.m.       Holy Communion at St. John’s

10 a.m.    Holy Communion at St. Mary’s

11  a.m.   Holy Communion at St. Helen’s


For our prayers:

Robert & Margaret Pearse & family, the Hopper family, the Parnell family, Tony & Marie Thrower, Stan Codd, Andrew Brown, Steven Gill, Ruth Smith, Werner Weber, Janet Monk, Janet Brindley, Steve & Janet Brown, Pam Creasey, Donna Watson, Katie Reade, John Booth, Stephen Monk, Baby Freddie Lincoln, Audrey and Geoff Foster, John and Marian Booth.


Let us also pray for Roz, our church warden and good friend, that she may continue to make a strong recovery from her recent heart surgery.


(Please let Pauline know if you would like someone’s on the list, and when a name can be removed. For St. Mary’s, please pass names to David Gadsby, for St. John’s to Marion Bowler.

PLEASE NOTE – Darley Band Concert, Fri. 22nd Feb.    The Band Concert, initially cancelled,  is now back on!   St. Mary’s Church, 7.30 p.m.  £7 per ticket, with a complimentary glass of wine.    Please contact Irene Wright or any member of the P.C.C.
Apologies for the confusion! Please do come and join us for a wonderful evening.

Memorial Service for Joyce Coston, Sat. 23rd Feb.11 am

Joyce was a member of St. Helen’s congregation for many years. Eventually she moved to Sandwich in Kent, in order to  be nearer to her son. She died last year, aged 90.  Many of us have very fond memories of Joyce. Do please come to the service and stay for refreshments afterwards. Her family will be very pleased to see you.

Notices before St. Helen’s Sunday Services

Before our main service on Sundays, the following people will be reading out the notices. If there’s anything you’d like included, please try to let them know in good time. Thanks.           February            Chris Townsend
March                Margaret Long
April                  Stephen Walker
May                    Roz Woodley

Joint APCM, St. Mary’s and St. Helen’s, Sun. 7th April

It was decided at last year’s Annual Parochial Church Meetings that there would be a joint meeting this year for St. Helen’s and St. Mary’s. This will take place in South Darley Church Hall, 11.15 a.m.

Do you have a contribution/suggestion for the report? If so, please send (both for St. Mary’s and St. Helen’s) to Penny Dakin by Friday, 15th February.   Thank you.


Psalm 138

1             I will give thanks to you, O Lord, with my whole heart;
before the gods will I sing praise to you.

2             I will bow down towards your holy temple and praise your name,
because of your love and faithfulness;
for you have glorified your name
and your word above all things.

3             In the day that I called to you, you answered me;
you put new strength in my soul.

4             All the kings of the earth shall praise you, O Lord,
for they have heard the words of your mouth.

5             They shall sing of the ways of the Lord,
that great is the glory of the Lord.

6             Though the Lord be high, he watches over the lowly;
as for the proud, he regards them from afar.

7             Though I walk in the midst of trouble,
you will preserve me;
you will stretch forth your hand against the fury of my enemies;
your right hand will save me.

8             The Lord shall make good his purpose for me;
your loving-kindness, O Lord, endures for ever;

forsake not the work of your hands.