News Sheet for this week

Sunday 25th March, Palm Sunday

10.30am           Holy Communion (Common Worship)

Leader              Rev. Roy Baker

Preacher           Rev. Roy Baker

Readings         Mark 11 v 1-11; Mark 15 v 1-39

Reader              Chris Kay

Prayers             Rev. Roy Baker

 

Services and Activities for the coming week

Mon 26th           7.30pm Bridge in the church hall

Tues 27th          No Churches Together Lent Group

Wed 28st           2-4.30pm Whist Drive in the Church Hall

Fri 30th              10.30am Good Friday Reflection at St Michael’s Church, lead by Helen Hunter

                          2pm Olivet to Calvary, St Nicholas Blundellsands

 

Sunday 1st April, Easter Day

10.30am           Holy Communion, (Common Worship)

Leader              Canon Frances Briscoe

Preacher           Canon Frances Briscoe

Readings         Acts 10 v 34–43; John 20 1-18

Reader              Jane Silver

Prayers             Bev Boden

No Evening Communion service

 

Week commencing 25th March: Please pray for the residents of Cambridge Drive. During this Holy week, we pray that the significance of this week and especially Good Friday may be made more real to us all, through reflection and prayer.  During this week in which music plays such a momentous role, we pray for all composers, instrumentalists and singers who bring deeper meaning to the Passion.   Please support those in the social and emergency services, those who work in shops and in transport by your prayers this week.

 

 Verse for the week: 9Then those who went ahead and those who followed were shouting, “Hosanna! Blessed is the one who comes in the name of the Lord!” Mark 11 v 9

Prayer for the week:  Dear Lord, as Jesus rode into Jerusalem on a donkey, an animal symbolizing peace, help us to be at peace with ourselves, at peace with others and at peace with God: now, this Holy Week, and always. Amen.

 

Advance Notices  

It is with sadness that we learnt of the death of Dr Norman Charles Watkin Owen who died on the 11th March 2018 aged 93 years. His funeral service will take place at St Michael’s Church on Monday 26th March 2018 at 11am, followed by a Cremation at Thornton Crematorium at 12pm;

Also, of the death of Mrs Jane Wilson, whose funeral will take place on Thursday 29th March 2018 at 10am, followed by a Cremation at 11.20am at Thornton Crematorium.

Sunday 8th April     12.30pm in church hall: Parish meal/Golden Wedding anniversary celebration of John and Frances Quirk

Sat 21st April          3pm Farewell service with Eucharist at Liverpool Cathedral for Bishop Richard, Bishop of Warrington.  

Sun 22nd April        12pm APCM in church; Electoral roll: please confirm any changes with Pat Munford by Sun 25th March. An orange folder containing the Electoral Roll for 2016/17 is at the back of the church for perusal.

Tues 15th May        Institution of Rev. Neil Short as Vicar of St Michael’s

 

 

 

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