A prayer for the new circuit

On 1st September we became part of the North Yorkshire Coast Methodist Circuit. This is a prayer for the new circuit from the opening celebration:

Almighty God,
We offer this year as it opens before us:
Invest its ideas with your energy;
Invest its events with your possibilities;
Invest its encounters with your presence;
that in it, heaven and earth may collide and your Kingdom come.

Everlasting Father
We offer our circuit as this year opens before us:
Break down our self serving boundaries and build up our faith in you;
Break down our old ways and inspire new ways;
Break down our fear of change and instil your excitement and hope
that in it, heaven and earth may collide and your Kingdom come.

Living Lord
We offer each of our churches as this year opens before us:
Unite and enrich our communities with your love, forgiveness and patience.
Unite and enrich our relationships with diversity and similarity.
Unite and enrich our gifts and skills that they may be used to the benefit of all,
that in them, heaven and earth may collide and your Kingdom come.

Precious Saviour,
I offer myself as this year opens before me:
Take me as I am and break me – in my vulnerability;
strengthen me with your grace
Take me as I am and mould me – in my pliability, fashion me to be like you.
Take me as I am and replenish me – in my thirst, quench me with your Spirit
that through me,
heaven and earth may collide
and your Kingdom come.

NOTICE RELATED TO THE CELEBRATION SERVICE LAUNCH OF THE NEW CIRCUIT

Worship Band
We would like to create a worship band to lead the music at the service to launch the new circuit on Saturday September 1st at 3pm. If you are an instrumentalist or a singer and would like to be part of this, there will be a practice evening at Queen Street on Tuesday 21st August from 6.30 till 9.00 pm. It would be helpful to have some idea of who might be coming in order to have the appropriate music prepared, so please email or ring Clare Stainsby to register your interest.

Crafts
We would like to make some craft items for use at the service at Flower of May on Saturday September 1st. Queen Street Methodist Church will be open from 5pm till 9pm on Tuesday 21st August for anyone who is interested to drop in and help in making a few things. All ages welcome!

Launch of the new North Yorkshire Coast Methodist Circuit

Fun and worship for all ages to launch the new North Yorkshire Coast Methodist Circuit
Saturday 1st September 2012
At The Flower of May Holiday Park, Lebberston, YO11 3NU

Doors open for the service at 2.30pm
Everyone Welcome
Refreshments available after the service. Visit the Scarborough Fair Museum & ride the Carousel free from 3pm to 6pm. Up to 2pm the museum and rides are available but chargeable at £1 per ride

We have booked a 57-seater coach to go from Burniston, also picking up at Scalby and Wreyfield Drive.
Book now with Ken Marsden.
Suggested donation – Adults £2, children £2 (maximum £5 for a family)
Exact timings to be confirmed but probably leaving Burniston at 1.45pm and returning from Flower of May at 5pm.

New circuit launch