Mistley Methodist Church
Chapel Cut, Mistley, Manningtree, CO11 1JX
Mr Sidney Everitt
Telephone: 01206 396360
Our Mission Statement
We believe we are called by God to witness to the truth of the Gospel.
We do this:
● By maintaining our chapel as a centre of study in which the word of God is proclaimed and as a centre of prayer and fellowship open to all.
● By working in the community by visiting and promoting community activities thus demonstrating the love of God in Christ for all.
● By demonstrating in our daily lives that the way of Jesus is a more excellent way.
● By offering friendship and fellowship to all, including other Christians, and becoming involved in ecumenical events and projects.
Sunday - Morning Worship - 10.45am
Mistley Methodist Church
We give a very warm welcome to all our friends and visitors to our Sunday services and all our midweek activities.
We meet this month for the worship of God at 10.45 am as follows:
Sun 3 Dec Crawford Logan Advent Sunday with Communion
Sun 10 Dec Robert Taylor at Wix
Sun 17 Dec Margaret Potter
Sun 24 Dec Carol Service
Mon 25 Dec Tom Osborne 10.30 am at Manningtree
Sun 31 Dec Maggie Woods 10.15 am at Manningtree
Why not visit our Coffee Morning held every Tuesday at 10.00 am.
Your ‘Baristas’ are: 5 Dec Mary 12 Dec Margaret K
19 Dec Avis, at home
9 Jan 2018 Re-opening
The Women’s Meeting meets 2.30pm as follows:
Wed 6 Dec Liz Garlick
Wed 20 Dec Crawford Logan - Carols
Mistley Coffee and Carols
Saturday 16 December from 10.00am to 12 noon
With Crawford Logan
The new edition of the Methodist Prayer Handbook follows the theme
of Jesus, the First and Last, taken from the Charles Wesley hymn of
the same name (Hymns and Psalms 735).
Week beginning: 26 November Faith in Adversity
Sun 26 Matthew 25.31-46 Psalm 95
Mon 27 Daniel 1.1-6,8-20 Psalm 126
Tue 28 Daniel 2.31-45 Psalm 127
Wed 29 Daniel 5.1-28 Psalm 128
Thu 30 John 1.35-42 Psalm 27
Fri Dec 1 Daniel 7.1-14 Psalm 129
Sat 2 Daniel 7.15-27 Psalm 130
Week beginning: 3 December God’s Word at Work
Sun 3 Mark 13.24-27 Psalm 80
Mon 4 1 Thessalonians 1.1-10 Psalm 131
Tue 5 1 Thessalonians 2.1-8 Psalm 132
Wed 6 1 Thessalonians 2.9-13 Psalm 133
Thu 7 1 Thessalonians 3.1-5 Psalm 134
Fri 8 Song of Solomon 2.1-4 Psalm 45
Sat 9 1 Thessalonians 3.6-13 Psalm 136.1-9
Week beginning: 10 December The Return of Christ
Sun 10 Mark 1.1-8 Psalm 85
Mon 11 1 Thessalonians 4.1-12 Psalm 135.1-7
Tue 12 1 Thessalonians 4.13-18 Psalm 135.15-21
Wed 13 1 Thessalonians 5.1-11 Psalm 137.1-7
Thu 14 2 Thessalonians 1.1-12 Psalm 138
Fri 15 2 Thessalonians 2.1-3a, 13-17 Psalm 139
Sat 16 2 Thessalonians 3.1-17 Psalm 140.1-7
Week beginning: 17 December The Lord is Near
Sun 17 Mark 1.1-8 Psalm 126
Mon 18 1 Thessalonians 4.1-12 Psalm 141.1-5
Tue 19 1 Thessalonians 4.13-18 Psalm 142
Wed 20 1 Thessalonians 5.1-11 Psalm 143.1-11
Thu 21 Genesis 46.1-7, 28-30 Psalm 144
Fri 22 Genesis 49.1-10 Psalm 145.1-7
Sat 23 Genesis 50.15-25 Psalm 145.8-21
Week beginning: 24 December Christ is Born
Sun 24 Luke 1.26-38 Psalm 89.1-4,19-26
Mon 25 Luke 2.1-20 Psalm 110
Tue 26 Acts 7.51-60 Psalm 13
Wed 27 John 21.19b-25 Psalm 117
Thu 28 Matthew 2.13-18 Psalm 124
Fri 29 Isaiah 11.1-9 Psalm 96
Sat 30 Revelation 21.1-8 Psalm 128
Have you ever wondered why the readings set for each day appear to
jump around from place to place? There are several reasons for this.
The reading set for each Sunday is the Principal lesson set from this
year’s lectionary, and should be read as part of the Sunday service.
Other ‘out of order’ readings are appropriate to Special Feast Days and
Saints Days, such as these falling within the above dates:
Nov 26 Christ the King Nov 30 St Andrew, apostle
Dec 8 Conception of Blessed Virgin Mary
Dec 26 St Stephen, martyr Dec 27 St John, evangelist
Dec 28 Holy Innocents
A little help at Christmas
Do you know anyone who is struggling to make ends meet at the moment ? Someone worried about Winter fuel bills ? A single mum
concerned about how to afford Christmas presents ? An elderly person
living on their own or someone recently discharged from hospital ? Or a neighbour who could just do with a bit of Christmas cheer ? The Food
Bank can discreetly provide help in many circumstances and especially at Christmas time - there doesn't need to be an out and out crisis.
If you would like us to provide a full food parcel or simply some seasonal extras to brighten up someone's Christmas, do get in touch.
There is no need to disclose any personal details of the recipient as we
are happy to deliver to you or for you to collect the parcel. We simply
need to know who we are packing for eg. 2 adults + 1 child and it's useful
for us to know children's ages.
Help spread a little kindness and cheer this Christmas.
Please phone Pat Chandler on 01206 396686.
Events around the Circuit
The Local Preacher’s Meeting will be at Holland on Sea on Monday 4 Dec starting at 7.15pm.
Manningtree Christmas Festival is on Sat 9 Dec in the town centre. A Model Railway Exhibition is planned that day at the Venture Centre from 10.00am with all proceeds for St Helena Hospice.
Spectrum Ladies Choir and Essex Police Choir will be in concert at St Paul’s Church, Clacton on Tue 12 Dec at 7.30pm. Concert is being held in aid of Acorn Village and St Helena Hospice. Tickets £7. Contact 01255 422175.
The next Men’s Breakfast at Bradfield will be at 8.30am on Sat 6 Jan 2018.
Online Advent Calendar
The Methodist Church online advent calendar on the Advent Offering theme of 'Comfort my People' is available to start opening here from 1 December (and not a chocolate in sight!).
Check out the Circuit website: www.tendringunited.org.uk Search under Churches and then Mistley to find this month’s notice sheet.
Your Sunday offerings for the work of God up to and including Sunday
19 November 2017 amounted to £743.00.
My thanks again for your prayers over the past week as I had a short ‘vacation’ in Colchester General Hospital. I am home again and waiting for the wound to completely heal. Alec.
Remember in your Prayers
Bryan Grinyer of Bradfield who is very ill in Ipswich hospital, and Lin and the rest of the family.
Those who are sleeping rough over this Christmas period, especially young people who have no home. Pray for those who dedicate their Christmas to giving shelter and help with meals etc., at the many specialist centres set up over the Christmas period for this purpose.