Minister: Rev Elizabeth Osei
Tel: 020 8241 7979
Sunday Services 10.00am and 6.30pm
Family Service – Sunday 19th
THAT HAVE BREATH PRAISE THE LORD:
Spring flowers blossom at last.
How beautiful and joyful it is to see the spring flowers in bloom.
What a delight it is to watch with
admiration the beauty of the colours of the flowers in blossom.
The joy in my heart seems to shout out
loud in praise of God for His beautiful and wonderful world.
Before the blooming of the flowers,
all plants around us appeared to be dead.
And we all kept asking: Is
there going to be any sunshine or growth this year?
The plants seemed to be struggling in their buds to be permitted to come
out. We all almost lost hope
for spring and summer warmth.
But at last the flowers have burst
open, sounding their praises to God Most High who has apportioned time for
everything under the Sun.
The beautiful sight of the flowers
reminded me of a film I watched called ‘ Born Survivor’ by Bear Grylls.
The bits that made to gasp for breath wee when he needed water and did
not know where to get some because the water around him was not good for
consumption – and he could not go on without water for three days.
As he walked on, he suddenly saw from
a very small hole, the appearance of Spring water.
He immediately jumped with delight, thanking God for that miracle of
water to keep him alive.
Then at another near-death stage in a
gorge of no escape, he saw a vine hanging down, like a rope to hang on to, to
take him out of that deep ‘no return gorge’.
Even though it was with a struggle, he held on tight and climbed out of
that dangerous place.
All his experiences, and blossom of
this year’s Spring flowers, make me shout for joy that God is really good and
cares for His beautiful world.
God continues to plead with humanity
to work hard and lovingly in keeping His beautiful world and sing His praise,
saying what a wonderful world.
God bless you all.
BIRTH CONGRATULATIONS to Paul and
Sarah Gos*ing on the birth of Esme on 25 April, a granddaughter for Jonathon and
Paula, and a great-granddaughter for Pat Gosling.
Dorothy Whit*way is now home, and has been able to join us in Church. Roy
Mo*re is settled in the Kingston Care Home.
We continue to remember Rosemary and Bob Ha*ding,
Gemma Dav*s and all other friends who are not well or able to be with us at the
present time, and assure them of our continuing concern, and our prayers.
We extend our condolences to the Cooper family on the death of Alison’s mother
in mid April and assure them all of our thoughts and prayers at this sad time.
“I would like to thank you for the lovely flowers and all your kind
thoughts and prayers. I am
sure it will spur me on to make a full recovery.
“Thank you so very much to all those who
contributed to my 80th birthday celebration.
The lovely cakes, cards, good wishes and church flowers wee so much
appreciated. It was overwhelming and
will be stored among my treasured memories for always.
Thank you again. My love to
you all and God Bless. Rosemary”
GROUP We are still looking for
helpers for Tuesday afternoons and Wednesday mornings.
Please consider if you can help – the Toddler Group is a very
worthwhile part of our mission to the local community but we do need to have
more people available on each of the sessions.
If you could help just once a month, please see Sharon Heath, Anne
Gale or Pat Watson.
The SMARTIES TUBE Challenge continues until 19 May
– Please return your filled tube by that date.
Please feel free to join the
PRAYER MEETING in the Parlour at 9.15am on Family Service Sundays. The
COFFEE BAR BIBLE STUDY has now moved to Fridays at 10.00am for a trial run.
All are welcome to join for coffee, sharing and learning.
ANNIVERSARY WEEKEND – Saturday 8 June – Summer Fair and Gift Day
Sunday 9 June Rev
Peter and Rev Suva Catford lead our Anniversary Service at 10.00am.
A Bring and Share Lunch will follow the service.
on Sunday 7 July at 5.00pm at Surbiton Hill.
Entrance to the service is by ticket only, available online or see the
stewards. List in vestibule.
Surbiton Hill church is incredibly lucky in having
its own tennis club, situated in Manor Drive, Surbiton.
The club has six hard courts, a pavilion and spacious grounds with
children’s play equipment. It is a
family club where players of all standards can come and join in club afternoons
and evenings, meet new friends, enjoy refreshments and get some good exercise.
Everyone is invited to join.
Tennis is played all year round, and sets are
arranged for you. Club afternoons
are every Saturday, and club evenings every Wednesday.
A junior club meets every Friday evening from May to September, a men’s
group on Wednesday mornings and a women’s group on Thursday mornings.
Do come down on a Saturday afternoon or Wednesday evening and just try
it out and meet everyone. We would
love to see you. If you have any
queries, speak to John Botterill or contact the captain, David Ful*brook on 07712 816069.
LADIES OPEN GROUP – 2nd and 4th
Tuesdays at 8.00pm
14 Azalea time;
28 Quiz with Bernard.
WOMEN’S FELLOWSHIP – Monthly on the 2nd
Wednesday at 2.00pm
15 AGM – Bring and share lunch at
8 Leadership Team
meeting at 8.00pm
Ascension Day Service at St.Paul’s at 7.45pm
Testimony Service at Wesley’s Chapel
next Newsletter is the June one. Copy
date - 19 May. Material to the
Editor, Pat Watson, by this date please, to ensure publication on 28 May.
Please forward Diary Dates for the rest of 2013 as soon as possible to
ensure maximum publicity.