Archive for January, 2011

Funeral of Mrs Dorothy Hinchliffe

Saturday, January 29th, 2011

Today we held a funeral service for Mrs Dorothy Hinchliffe who passed away recently after a short illness. Dorothy has been an important part of the church ever since she moved to Crosspool in 1988 and she and her daughter Linda started attending regularly. In the past few years she was unable to attend, but kept a close interest in the church’s affairs.

The church was packed with family and friends and there was a special atmosphere throughout the service. After the service Dorothy was buried at Fulwood Church, alongside her husband, Frank who died in 1995. Dorothy and Frank were married at Fulwood Church in 1947, and she regularly attended Fulwood Church before moving to Crosspool.

There was a well attended reception at the Masonic Hall on Shore Lane afterwards, where family and friends swapped warm memories and remembered Dorothy fondly. ¬†Our thoughts and prayers are with all of Dorothy’s family, particularly her children Linda and Roger.

The family were very impressed with the nursing care given to Dorothy in her last few days by the palliative care team at the Northern General Hospital, and have asked for donations in lieu of flowers to be sent to them. Cheques can be made payable to S.H.C.T John Fairest Funeral Home, 10-56 Penistone Road North, Wadsley Bridge, Sheffield S6 1LQ.

Bible Study

Thursday, January 27th, 2011

Last night’s Bible study was very enjoyable, there was only a few of us this time but there was a great discussion.

We finished off talking about David Peel’s list of the 10 elements of worship. This time we talked about ‘Recollection’ and ‘Teaching’.

By recollection is mean talking about things past, this is often the case in our Bible readings, that we reflect on the stories of the people of God in scripture. Preachers frequently refer to stories in their own lives that illustrate the point that they are making. We agreed that personal stories and anecdotes are very helpful in preaching – as long as they are there to illustrate a point.

We read Psalms 104 and 105 and talked about the differences and similarities. We particularly liked Psalm 104, and I think I will include it in worship before too long. It recollects God’s might acts of creation, and we said that it would be good to read it out accompanied by projected pictures of the things mentioned in the verses, stars, the moon, the sea, various creatures etc.

We talked about teaching as a part of worship, and most people were very comfortable with the amount of teaching that we receive in our Sunday worship.

Bible Study is on the fourth Wednesday of every month, but this can change occasionally (for example we didn’t have one in December because it was just before Christmas) so check the Church Diary before setting out for the next one.