12th January 2020

12th January 2020

A very warm Welcome to anyone visiting the churches of our United Benefice.

It’s wonderful to worship together and share 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 available; just ask anyone leading Communion.)


Our Worship Today, Sun. 12th Jan. Epiphany 1

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

9 a.m.    Holy Communion at St John’s

10 a.m.     Joint Christingle Service at St Mary’s

6 p.m.     Intimate Worship at St Helen’s


          Regular Midweek Services


Tues.        Morning Prayer in St Helen’s Hall   9.30 a.m.

Thurs.       Morning Prayer at St John’s   9.30 a.m.


Prayer Meeting This Week

Thurs.      Prayer Meeting,  14 Park Avenue,  9.30 a.m.


Our Worship next Sunday, 19th Jan.

     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


Let Us Pray for all those in need of comfort and support. We think especially of the Hopper family, the Parnell family, Tony & Marie Thrower, Andrew Brown, Steven Gill, Janet Brindley, Pam Creasey, Donna Watson, Katie Reade, Stephen Monk, Carol Sanderson, John and Marian Booth,   Eileen Gray, Yulaka Ito, Brenda Brown, Jayne Walker,   Mavis Allen, Joanna Lennox, Lucy Nicholas, John Prince, Wendy Slater, Tori Grant, Ross Tidy, Marilyn Hickie, Gabriella Green.


Happening This Week:


Service at Underhall, Today (12th) 3.30 p.m. All welcome.              


Messy Church, South Darley, Tomorrow (13th)      

Helpers are asked to be at the church for 9.15 a.m.   


Monday Munchers, Tomorrow (13th) Salt Group

Meet at the Terrace Tea Rooms, 11.45 for 12 noon.  Next week (20th) Pepper and Mustard – same place and time.


   Looking Further Ahead:

  APCM 2020, St Helen’s & St Mary’s, Sun. 29th March

The Annual Parochial Church Meeting (AGM) for St Helen’s and St Mary’s will be taking place at St Helen’s this year.

Please send any contributions for the Annual Report to Penny Dakin, no later than Fri. 14th Feb. This will allow time for everything to be collated and printed. Thank you.


Open Door Fun Day –  Thinking Towards This July!

Dear Friends,
Members of the Open Door Team are already planning for our second Fun Day on the 18th July. If anyone can donate a raffle prize (perhaps re-gift a Christmas present?) we would be very grateful.  We plan to have a second hand book stall at this Summer’s Fun Day, and so are collecting books of any kind – children’s, adult fiction and non-fiction. Any books we have left over after the event will be given to a local charity shop.
In order to make donating easy, there will be a large, clearly labelled plastic box in the carpeted area at the back of church (on your left as you walk in).
Thank you in advance for your help and contributions. 🙏😊

The Open Door Team


                                      Psalm 29

1             Ascribe to the Lord, you powers of heaven,
ascribe to the Lord glory and strength.

2             Ascribe to the Lord the honour due to his name;
worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness.

3             The voice of the Lord is upon the waters;
the God of glory thunders;
the Lord is upon the mighty waters.

4             The voice of the Lord is mighty in operation;
the voice of the Lord is a glorious voice.

5             The voice of the Lord breaks the cedar trees;
the Lord breaks the cedars of Lebanon;

6             He makes Lebanon skip like a calf
and Sirion like a young wild ox.

7             The voice of the Lord splits the flash of lightning;
the voice of the Lord shakes the wilderness;
the Lord shakes the wilderness of Kadesh.

8             The voice of the Lord makes the oak trees writhe
and strips the forests bare;
in his temple all cry, ‘Glory!’

9             The Lord sits enthroned above the water flood;
the Lord sits enthroned as king for evermore.

10            The Lord shall give strength to his people;
the Lord shall give his people the blessing of peace.