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Nicks Notes August 2017

NO! Oh God help! Great revival! Cob on!

Aah, to what am I referring?  Four chapter headings, perhaps, for the book of Jonah which we’ll be enjoying 🙂 at the Sunday services during August. (NB No whales!)  Jonah is probably one of the best known Old Testament stories, and he is probably only known for the alleged whale.

To start us off I suggest it’s about two things amongst others. Firstly, Missional God and His love for the world.  2 Peter chapter 3 verse 9 says: “The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand slowness. Instead he is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance.”  Are there any  alleluias to this?  The follower of Jesus is no longer perishing but is rather having the life of God transforming from the inside.  This was accomplished on the cross by our Lord and Saviour, His broken body and shed blood let us never forget.  Secondly God and His dealings with Jonah.  God shows Jonah what He’s like through His great love for the lost even those outside the covenant with Israel, a stunning concept to God’s ancient people!  God also shows Jonah what he Jonah is like and seeks to mould Jonah’s character through obedience to His purposes.”

As has been pointed out to me and which I’d noticed there’s quite a bit of illness in our congregations never mind in the Parishes.  In Luke’s Gospel it says in chapter 5 verse 17 “One day Jesus was teaching, and Pharisees and teachers of the law were sitting there. They had come from every village of Galilee and from Judea and Jerusalem. And the power of the Lord was with Jesus to heal the sick.”  Strange in a way as the power of the Lord seems with Jesus all the time.  Please pray that the power of the Lord will be in our churches as we pray for healing for each other, and outside the church.

We have oils consecrated in the Cathedral in both our churches so let’s use them.  See James chapter 5 v 15-18 which goes like this: “Is anyone among you in trouble? Let them pray. Is anyone happy? Let them sing songs of praise. Is anyone among you sick? Let them call the elders of the church to pray over them and anoint them with oil in the name of the Lord. And the prayer offered in faith will make the sick person well; the Lord will raise them up. If they have sinned, they will be forgiven. Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective. Elijah was a human being, even as we are. He prayed earnestly that it would not rain, and it did not rain on the land for three and a half years. Again he prayed, and the heavens gave rain, and the earth produced its crops.”

We have hearts to be Missional congregations, let’s work at our Home Groups on being Missional, or even more Missional which ever pertains to your Home Group.

I’m of a mind to lead a Fellowship Group weekly or fortnightly on Wednesday evenings in Trinity Hall with the simple agenda of being Missional, this would      include worship, teaching and ministry – ministry here meaning using the gifts of the Spirit.  What do you think?  Do we keep the Home Groups as they are with the same frequency?  How do we add to the good things in our Home Groups adding a Missional edge and multiplying with new disciples. to our Home Groups?  Please reflect on this & give it some prayer,

Do you remember “Building the bridge whilst walking on it” ?

When we commit to a vision to do something that has never been done before, there is no way of knowing how to get there.

We simply have to build the bridge while we walk on it.

With prayer for healing and re praying and re thinking though our Home Groups we may be taking a step or more forward on this bridge.  Food for thought for those not in Home Groups too.

I had some revelation the other Sunday at Holy Trinity (1 Corinthians chapters 12-14) that said we had some sin to sort out in the fellowship.  When asked at the church prayer meeting what sin I wasn’t sure.  However we do need to practically love one another more, for example by not always keeping to our close friends on a Sunday morning.  Do you think we still have an independent spirit that sometimes struggles with authority? Over to you now for reflection, prayers, humility. And response.

At last I’ve carved out some time to go on retreat which will be from Sunday  6th August for a few days, initially in Sheffield at the Church Army Centre and also to the Whirlow Grange Retreat House.  Prayers please.

It was good to be signed off by the cardiac specialist though I’m continuing with physio.  My appointment with the muscular skeletal consultant went very well,  he advises natural products such as tumeric, cherry and omega 3 to help with the continuing ‘not heart related’ chest pains and other age related aches and pains in my knees etc.  Thanks again for your love and prayers.

Enjoy the summer, safe in His love and care,

Every blessing,

Nick


Please pray for five of our young people, Lilly, Ella, Ellen, Sam and Tom who are going to New Frontiers, (who Church in the Peak are part of), which is the New Day Christian Camp from 31st July – 6th August near Norfolk.

There are around 50 youth from Church in the Peak with 14 leaders including Emily. Val & Nick are visiting on the Thursday, Friday & Saturday.

Give thanks too that on the last Friday evening youth group there were 39 youth from the area at the BBQ at Cromford Methodist, wonderful!

 Church in the Peak are having an event on Saturday 29th July, from 10am to 12noon, inviting people to go for a free brew & cake & chat at the Cromford Institute. Please pray for this as well.

Blessings,

Nick


Emily writes:

Myself and 5 of the youth from Holy Trinity will be going to New Day for a week, on Monday 31st July.

Prayers for us all and for great weather would be appreciated!

Many thanks x

Emily


Dear Nick, Caroline, Julie, Ally and all of the Divas!

I just wanted to say a huge thank you to you all for supporting our playgroup at the Friday night DaleDiva concert which was a huge success and we are really grateful to all who helped in any way and especially to those who were involved on the night.

The money raised will make a huge difference to the children at the playgroup, Sarah has an amazing outside mud-kitchen and various other things lined up!           

Thanks again,  

Amy x

 

 

Events August 2017

Sunday 30th July   Trinity 7

Thy Kingdom Come

9.30am: Morning Worship at St Mary’s     Nick Grayshon

Luke 12 v 22-34

9.25am: Morning Prayer & Open Church at HT

10.45am: Morning Worship at HT       Richard Maltby   Luke 12 v 22-34

Monday

9.25am: Morning Prayer & Open Church at HT

Thursday

12 noon:      to 2.00pm; Matlock Bath Lunch Club at HT, all are welcome!

Saturday

11.00am:     to 1.00pm; Open Church at St Mary’s 

Sunday 6th August    Trinity 8    

Jonah 1

9.30am:       Holy Communion at St Mary’s    Nick Grayshon

                      Jonah 1,   Matthew 5 v 17-20

10.00am: Prayer in the Upper Room – all welcome

10.45am: All Age Worship at HT     Nick Grayshon Jonah 1

Monday

9.25am: No Morning Prayer & Open Church at HT

Thursday

11.00am: No BCP Communion at HT

Saturday

11.00am: to 1.00pm; Open Church at St Mary’s   

1.00pm: Wedding of Craig Wheeldon & Heather Radford at St Mary’s   

Sunday 13th August     Trinity 9

Jonah 2

10.00am: Prayer in the Upper Room – all welcome

10.30am: Joint Service at Cromford Methodists

David Green Jonah 2

10.45am: Holy Communion at HT       Pauline Key

Jonah 2,      Matthew 5 v 17-20

Monday

9.25am: Morning Prayer & Open Church at HT

Tuesday

7.30pm: Home Group at John & Hilary’s

Friday

11.00am: to 1.00pm; Open Church at St Mary’s    

 Sunday 20th August    Trinity 10

Jonah 3

10.00am: Prayer in the Upper Room – all welcome

9.30am: Holy Communion at St Mary’s    Nick Grayshon

Jonah 3,      Matthew 9 v 9-13

10.45am: Morning Worship at HT     Nick Grayshon       Jonah 3

Monday

9.25am: Morning Prayer & Open Church at HT

Saturday

11.00am: to 1.00pm; Open Church at St Mary’s     

Sunday 27th August    Trinity 11

NO EVENING HOME GROUPS this week

Jonah 4

9.30am: Morning Worship at St Mary’s     Richard Maltby & Pauline Key    

Jonah 4

10.00am: Prayer in the Upper Room – all welcome

10.45am: Holy Communion at HT         Nick Grayshon

Jonah 4,      Matthew 9 v 9-13

Monday

9.25am: Morning Prayer & Open Church at HT

The United Benefice Church Meeting will take place on

Wednesday 30th August

from 8.00pm to 9.30pm

in Trinity Hall

All are welcome to join in.

We hope you will come this month                

coffeetr1 HT Coffee Rota August 2017

6th August Sue & Peter Dargeval
13th August
John & Hilary Phillips
20th August
Brian & Maureen Newton
27th August
Pat Russell & Val Grayshon
The person whose name is in bold and underlined needs to bring milk please.

 

Bring and Share Lunch

at Holy Trinity Church

 

We Invite you to  MORNING WORSHIP
at Holy Trinity Church
on Sunday 30
th July at 10.45am
Followed by a bring and share lunch in Trinity Hall

ALL ARE WELCOME AND THERE IS NO CHARGE

There is to be a Bring and Share lunch after the service at Holy Trinity on Sunday 30th July at about 12.30pm when Catherine Truman – who is our Mission Partner working as a pharmacist in India – will be with us at both churches.

Contributions of food gratefully received on the day.

I would be most grateful to anyone who wishes to join in with this endeavour if you will email or phone the church office  on Matlock (01629) 583924, and also pass the information on to anyone who may be interested.

Every blessing,

Events July 2017

Saturday 1st July

10.30am:     to 12.30pm; How to keep your children safe online, a FREE seminar at The Temple Hotel. Call 583924 to register a place.

11.00am:     to 1.00pm; Open Church at St Mary’s 

4.00pm:       Wedding of David Armstrong & Claire Brocklehurst at St Mary’s   

Sunday 2nd July     Trinity 3    

Thy Kingdom Come

9.30am: Holy Communion at St Mary’s    Nick Grayshon & Mike Pilling

Luke 18 v 15-17

9.45am: Prayer in the Upper Room – all welcome

10.45am: All Age Worship at HT     Richard Maltby Luke 18 v 15-17

11.30am: to 5pm; The Lilies Open Garden, light lunches served.

Monday

9.00am: Collective Worship for HT School as arranged

9.25am: No Morning Prayer & Open Church at HT

1.45pm: Home Group at Judy’s

Tuesday

7.15pm: Tuesday Group meet in HT Church

7.30pm: Home Group at John & Hilary’s

7.30pm: Churches Together in Matlock Forum

Wednesday

7.30pm: Home Group at Judy’s

8.00pm: Home Group at Peter & Sue’s

Thursday

12 noon: to 2.00pm; Matlock Bath Lunch Club at HT, all are welcome!

Friday

9.00am: to 4.00pm; “Faith in Maintenance” course for SPAB at St Mary’s 7.15pm: to 9.15pm; Youth Group meet in HT

Saturday

10.00am: to Mosaic

11.00am: to 1.00pm; Open Church at St Mary’s   

Sunday 9th July     Trinity 4

Thy Kingdom Come

9.45am: Prayer in the Upper Room – all welcome

10.30am: Joint Service with Methodists at St Mary’s    

Richard Maltby & the Methodist Preacher

Luke 18 v 15-17 (reading repeated from last week)

10.45am: Holy Communion at HT       Nick Grayshon & David Harper Luke 24 v 45-53

Children’s Church:   Judy

Monday

9.00am: Collective Worship for HT School

9.25am: Morning Prayer & Open Church at HT

Tuesday

7.15pm: Tuesday Group meet in HT Church

7.30pm: Home Group at John & Hilary’s

Wednesday

7.30pm: Home Group at Judy’s

8.00pm: Home Group at Peter & Sue’s

Thursday

11.00am: BCP Communion at HT     Nick Grayshon

Friday

7.15pm: to 9.15pm; Youth Group meet in HT

11.00am: to 1.00pm; Open Church at St Mary’s    

 Sunday 16th July    Trinity 5

Giving in Grace 3

NO EVENING HOME GROUPS this week

9.45am: Prayer in the Upper Room – all welcome

9.30am: Holy Communion at St Mary’s    Pauline Key & Nick Grayshon

2 Corinthians 9 v 1-11   Matthew 6 v 19-21, 24

10.45am: Morning Worship at HT     Mike Pilling & Nick Grayshon

2 Corinthians 9 v 1-11   Matthew 6 v 19-21, 24

Children’s Church:   Judy

Monday

9.00am: Collective Worship for HT School

9.25am: Morning Prayer & Open Church at HT

1.45pm: Home Group at Judy’s

7.30pm: HT PCC in Trinity Hall

Tuesday

2.30pm: St Mary’s PCC in Church

Wednesday

8.00pm: to 9.30pm; Church Prayer meeting

Thurs

2.00pm:       School Leaver’s Service at HT

Friday        

(End of Term for both Holy Trinity and Cromford Primary Schools)

7.15pm:       to 9.15pm; Youth Group meet in HT

Saturday

11.00am:     to 1.00pm; Open Church at St Mary’s     

Sunday 23rd July     Trinity 6

Thy Kingdom Come

9.30am: Morning Worship at St Mary’s     Pauline Key    

Luke 10 v 1-24

9.45am: Prayer in the Upper Room – all welcome

10.45am: Holy Communion at HT         Nick Grayshon & Mike Pilling  Luke 10 v 1-24

Monday

9.25am: Morning Prayer & Open Church at HT

Tuesday

7.15pm: Tuesday Group meet in HT Church

7.30pm: Home Group at John & Hilary’s

Wednesday

7.30pm: Home Group at Judy’s

8.00pm: Home Group at Peter & Sue’s

Friday

Saturday

11.00am: to 1.00pm; Open Church at St Mary’s    

Sunday 30th July   Trinity 7

Thy Kingdom Come

9.30am: Morning Worship at St Mary’s     Nick Grayshon

Luke 12 v 22-34

9.25am: Morning Prayer & Open Church at HT

10.45am: Morning Worship at HT       Richard Maltby   Luke 12 v 22-34

Monday

9.25am: Morning Prayer & Open Church at HT

coffeetr1 HT Coffee Rota July 2017

2nd July Pauline and Barrie Key
9th July
Barbara Newton & Margaret & Tom Wildgoose
16th July
Tony & Nan Jones
23rd July
Elise Watkinson & Sheila Laming
30th July
Birgit & Paul Elkington
The person whose name is in bold and underlined needs to bring milk please.

Nicks Notes July 2017

Many thanks to all who have expressed their love for me whilst I’ve been poorly in prayer and cards, which has been much appreciated and most  encouraging.

On Tuesday 23rd May my GP sent me up to Sheffield to the Northern General Hospital by ambulance with chest pains. On arrival I had  a stent put in my heart and was kept in until the Friday. Some chest pains continued so my GP sent me back by ambulance on Tuesday 30th May! After eight hours in A&E it was decided that the chest pains were very probably not my heart but something else. I now have appointments with the consultant and physio in July. I’ve done very little work and am very grateful to all who have filled in for me and continued to serve the Lord and His Church.

In July we are continuing with the “Thy Kingdom Come” theme on Sundays. David Harper, who used to lead Church in the Peak, is coming to HT on Sunday 9th July to tell us about his work with the mixed churches in Turkey and the Middle East.

Please pray for “How to Keep Your Children Safe online” seminar which is being held at the Temple Hotel on Saturday 1st July, as the bookings are low. No one has booked from Cromford School and a few only from HT at this stage.

Please pray for the ordinations next weekend, both services are in Derby Cathedral, the Priests on Saturday 1st July by Bishop Alastair which will include Lindsay (Pearson) from Wirksworth Team Ministry who is preaching at both of our churches on Sunday 25th June as well as Lind Webb who had a placement here in the Benefice a couple of years ago.

Also please pray for the Deacons at their service on Sunday 2nd July, which is to be presided over by Bishop Jan.

Every blessing

Nick

 

Events June 2017

We hope you will understand that service details may vary from those listed below during June.

At HT in June there will be No Prayer in the Upper Room on Sundays at 9.45am or Morning Prayer and Open Church on Mondays at 9.25am.

 Thursday

12noon:       to 2.00pm; Matlock Bath Lunch Club in HT

Friday

7.15pm: to 9.15pm; No Youth Group (School holidays)

Saturday

11.00am: to 1.00pm; Open Church at St Mary’s      Gwynne & Gloria

Sunday 4th June     Pentecost

Thy Kingdom Come 3

9.30am: Holy Communion at St Mary’s    Pauline Key 

Colossians 4 v 2-6,   Luke 11 v 9-12

10.45am: All Age Worship at HT Sheila Laming & Paul Hunter   Colossians 4 v 2-6,   Luke 11 v 9-12

Monday

9.00am: Collective Worship for HT School as arranged

Tuesday

7.15pm: Tuesday Group meet in HT Church

7.30pm: Home Group at John & Hilary’s

Wednesday

7.15pm: to 9.45pm; PCC Tonight at St Thomas Centre, Chesterfield

7.30pm: Home Group at Judy’s

8.00pm: Home Group at Peter & Sue’s

Friday

7.15pm: to 9.15pm; Youth Group meet in HT

Saturday

11.00am: to 1.00pm; Open Church at St Mary’s     David & Julie

Sunday 11th June   Trinity Sunday

9.30am: Morning Worship at St Mary’s    

Tom Bradley & Michael Wilderspin Luke 21 v 1-4

10.45am: Holy Communion at HT       Pauline Key      Luke 21 v 1-4

Children’s Church   Judy

Monday

9.00am: Collective Worship for HT School as arranged

Tuesday

10.00am: to 11.30am; Christian Coffee Club Celebrating 30 years at the Imperial Rooms, Matlock. Guest speaker: Peter Garner.

7.15pm: Tuesday Group meet in HT Church

7.30pm: Home Group at John & Hilary’s

Wednesday

7.30pm: Home Group at Judy’s

8.00pm: Home Group at Peter & Sue’s

Friday

7.15pm: to 9.15pm; Youth Group meet in HT

Friday to Sunday: Celebrating Cromford weekend

Saturday

11.00am: to 1.00pm; Open Church at St Mary’s     Tom & Elaine

 Sunday 18th June  Trinity 1

NO EVENING HOME GROUPS this week

10.45am: Morning Worship at HT     Bernice Smith     Activities    Sue

11.00am: Celebrating Cromford Service on Scarthin      Richard Maltby

Monday

9.00am: Collective Worship for HT School as arranged

Tuesday

8.00pm: to 9.30pm; UB Church Prayer Meeting at HT

Friday

7.15pm: to 9.15pm; Youth Group meet in HT

Saturday

11.00am: to 1.00pm; Open Church at St Mary’s      Phillip & Alwyn

Sunday 25th June     Trinity 2

9.30am: Morning Worship at St Mary’s     Lindsay Pearson 

Matthew 5 v 17-20

10.45am: Holy Communion at HT         Lindsay Pearson & Pauline Key  Matthew 5 v 17-20             Children’s Church     Lindsay

Monday

9.00am: Collective Worship for HT School as arranged

Tuesday

Music Exams in Holy Trinity from Tuesday 27th to Friday 30th June

7.15pm:       Tuesday Group meet in HT Church

7.30pm:       Home Group at John & Hilary’s

Wednesday

7.30pm:       Home Group at Judy’s

8.00pm:       Home Group at Peter & Sue’s

Friday        

7.15pm:       to 9.15pm; Youth Group BBQ

7.30pm:       DaleDiva Concert for Matlock Bath Pre-School in Holy Trinity

 

coffeetr1 HT Coffee Rota June 2017

4th June David and Pat Green
11th June
Maria and Lawrie Austin
18th June
John and Jane Entwistle
25th June
Jon and Claire Hollands
The person whose name is in bold and underlined needs to bring milk please.

 

 

Friday Youth Group

Youth on Friday – team building games

Jews for Jesus

A message from Jews for Jesus

Shalom Pastor Nick,  I’m so glad for your interest and enthusiasm for this Jerusalem project next year.

As the Captain of the SERVICE sector for our outreach next spring, I am delighted with your response. As the video shows, there are going to be a wide range of service projects in Jerusalem, and we are gathering data about many of them, even now, a full year ahead of time. What we are hoping for from you, and your church, is

  1. to keep up enthusiasm for the project there,
  2. to put plans into motion for your church to join us.

This can be done by getting a team from the church either on a missions trip with a bit of touring pre- or post, or a regular visit-Israel tour followed by a week of service added on to the end.

The travel agency we are commending is SarEl.  If you have one with whom you usually work, there will be no problem with us with whoever you use.

SAREL Tours & Conferences:   8 HaHoshen St. Mevaseret Zion,  90805, Israel

Richard van deer Beek     Tel: +972-2-533-8000      sarel@sareltours.com

SarEl will be able to work with you on flights, housing, costs, food, add-on tourism features. They will organise whatever part of the trip you desire.

All we ask is that you organise your trip to allow a week with us serving the people of Jerusalem, beginning with orientation on a Sunday afternoon in May 2018, & finishing with a celebration/ debrief on Friday late afternoon.

Have you ever done a missions trip to Israel? If so, what might be the likely number of people who would come in 2018? We can’t really work with individuals at this point, as the co-ordination and vetting is massive. So it’s our hope that your congregation will come together & consider such a trip.

Let’s keep working on this. I believe that we are going to see God bless the people of Israel, and bring many to Himself.

Sincerely yours in Yeshua,

Bob Mendelsohn

Director, JFJ Australia, Captain, BYG Jerusalem, Service Sector

Service18@jewsforjesus.org

 

Experience Easter

We were privileged to be allowed to teach & explore the Easter story with all the children in both Primary Schools in the two weeks leading up to Holy Week.

The experience was based outdoors using the school grounds & in the case of Holy Trinity School the church. We began our ‘Journey’ by walking into ‘Jerusalem’ waving our palms & singing our praises as we thought about the  expectations of the crowds who followed Jesus & our dreams for how people’s lives around the world could be different. We spent time in the ‘Upper Room’ considering the example Jesus set about caring for one another when he washed the disciples’ feet before we pretended to eat the last meal Jesus ate with his disciples & share in the bread & wine. Then we travelled to the quietness of the Garden of Gethsemane where the children were encouraged to ask God to give them the courage to stand up for what is right & what they believe in & to pray silently for people who face violence & an uncertain future. Next  we walked together to gather around the brazier in the courtyard with the crowds & to think about the wrong choices we all make, the hurtful words we say, the unkind things we do and, as we dropped a broken twig into the flames, to learn that God willingly forgives us if we tell Him the things we have done wrong. We moved on to stand quietly in front of three crosses & to think about the symbol of the cross reminding us that our God is a loving God who forgives everyone who is truly sorry. The children were encouraged to examine a variety of different shaped crosses from around the world & think about why the cross is such a significant symbol for Christians universally. Finally, we found ourselves, like His friends, outside the empty garden tomb where the whisper    ‘He’s alive’ rose to a crescendo to announce the fact that ‘Jesus was Risen’.

It was a super morning at each school, full of activity & with the children coming up with thoughtful, moving comments, questions & answers which showed their understanding of the Easter events.

There are some lovely photos of the event at Holy Trinity on the School website:

Our thanks to all who volunteered their help by presenting different parts of the story, providing resources or serving refreshments & to those who prayed. Both schools have thanked us for putting on the event & feel the children learned a lot from the experience; Holy Trinity School pupils made an Easter Garden in school & gave it to us as a church which was a lovely gesture & strengthens the links we have with our church schools.

What next?

Sheila & Pauline