Community News Updates - No. 68 - 1st December 2021

ST MICHAEL’S COMMUNITY UPDATE -  No 68   1.12.21

INTRODUCTION

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SERVICES IN DECEMBER

 

 

 

 

Notes

1st

Wed

10.30

Holy Communion in the Small Hall

 

5th

Sun

10.30

Guest Service

*

5th

Sun

6.30

Evening Worship in the Small Hall

**

12th

Sun

10.30

Holy Communion+ Christmas Lunch

***

19th

Sun

10.30

Holy Communion and Carols

 

19th

Sun

4.00

Carol Service

 

24th

Fri

10.30

Holy Communion and Christingle

 

24th

Fri

4.00

Christingle Service

 

25th

Sat

10.30

Family Communion

 

26th

Sun

 

No Service

 

2nd

Sun

10.30

Holy Communion

 

 

SERVICES BEING LIVESTREAMED AND LINKS

28th November - https://youtu.be/n1EZBoSAXEE

5th December - https://youtu.be/xAokbiXALAs

12th December - https://youtu.be/FjLqwUQFxqg

19th December - 4.00pm - https://youtu.be/qTWqza2DevQ

24th December - 4.00pm - https://youtu.be/RqiT4WG5vhY

25th December - https://youtu.be/7n30_QvrqVE

 

* In Another Place Nativity on the Beach

4 Performances: Friday 3rd Dec 4.00 & 6.00pm, Saturday 4th Dec 4.00 & 6.00pm.

We are organizing a St Michael’s trip to 4.00pm performance on Saturday 4th
Tickets £10 which includes mulled wine and mince pies back in the Church Hall. Sign up in Church or contact Clare in the Church Office: office@stmbsands.org.

At the 10.30am Service on Sunday 5th December members of the cast will be appearing at St Michael’s and Annie Spiers will be speaking.

**On Sunday 5th December at 6.30pm  we will be holding the fourth of our new monthly evening services. Everyone is welcome, you don’t have to come every month, so give it a try.

 

*** Christmas Lunch: After the morning Service on Sunday 12th December we will be having a 3 course Christmas Lunch in the Church Hall. sherry reception, full Christmas lunch, wine, coffee, mints and gratuities £20.00.  Sign up in Church or contact Clare in the Church office: office@stmbsands.org.

Missing you at Christmas

Into our hearts full of joy and gladness

comes a little hint of sadness,

We are here and you are there

so that no hugs and kisses shared

but because we love you lots and lots

miles between us matter not

so feel our hugs and our kisses

thinking not of what is missing,

In our minds we are together

and that will last forever and ever.                                 Submitted by Betty Watson-Kay

 

A Poem: 

This is the biography of a great doctor, a friend, whom I need and will always be present

 

Name:…Jesus Christ

                                    Graduate:…The son of God

                                                                                    Master:…King of kings.

                                                                                                                        Doctorate:…King of the                                                                                                                                                   universe

Medical Assistant:…The Holy Spirit

                                                            His experience:…Solving Impossible Things

                                                                                                                                    Service:  24 hours

His specialization:…Doing miracles

                                                            His tool:…Faith

                                                                                    His gift:…Grace

                                                                                                            His book: …The Bible

Curable diseases:…All

                                    Price of therapy:…Your trust and faith in Him

                                                                                                            Diagnosis:…Absolute and                                                                                                                                                          concrete

Consultation:…He counsels with the Heart

 

* Have this doctor visit you today *

 

In chemistry:  He turns water into wine John 2: 1-11).

In biology:  He was born without being conceived normally (Matthew 1-18).

In physics: Transcends all gravity; he walks on water and ascends to Heaven (Mark 6:49).

Economy:  Mathematically impossible, fed 5,000 people with only five loaves of bread and two fish (Matthew 14: 17-20).

In Medicine:  He cured the sick and the blind without prescribing any medication (Matthew 9: 19-22 and John 9: 1-15).

So ... Who is he… He is Jesus !!!

 

WOODLANDS HOSPICE LIGHT UP A LIFE 2021 CAMPAIGN

 At Woodlands Hospice we know that Christmas can be a time for togetherness.  It can also be a difficult time if you have lost a loved one.  Our Light up a Life appeal gives you the opportunity to celebrate the life of a loved one by dedicating a light/s on our Christmas tree in December.

Our beautiful Christmas tree at the Hospice is truly an amazing sight.  Seeing it adorned with hundreds of lights and knowing that each light is dedicated to someone has such a special meaning.  Every light that shines out from our Christmas tree is a heartfelt tribute to those who are missed but definitely not forgotten.

By dedicating a light to your loved ones, you will not only be celebrating their life, you will be helping us to support our patients and their families at a time when they need it most. 

If you would like to dedicate a light/s and help our patients and families you can do so in the following ways:

COMMUNITY CAROL SINGING AT MERRILOCKS PARK by Hall Road Station, L23 2UL

Featuring St Mary’s College Preparatory School Choir and Quartet.

Sunday 12th December 2.00 – 4.00.

Bring a chair and torch.  Refreshments available to purchase.

THE ARTS SOCIETY

The Arts Society Crosby will hold its next meeting in the church hall at 2.00 p.m. on Wednesday, January 12th. Architect and historian Jonathan Foyle will give an illustrated talk on `Climbing Great Buildings`.

MOTHERS UNION

Tuesday December 21st 2.30pm Christmas party in the large hall.

HEAVENLY FOOD

Christmas Luncheon will be served after the service on Wednesday 15th December 2021 and served by the school children from St Michael’s High School.

ST MICHAELS CRAFT CLUB

The craft club will meet every Thursday from 2-4pm in the Small Hall.
Our first challenge will be to knit of crochet angels for the Christmas tree.
Please bring cream, white and gold wool.

The cost will be £2.00 and drinks will be provided

For further information contact Gen Flynn 07718331280

ZOOM QUIZ NIGHT

During lockdown we are having a Zoom Quiz every month. The next one is on Friday 17th December at 7.30pm.There will be a prize for those taking part on their own and another for those in a family group.
If you would like to be involved send an email to Richard Kemp at blundellsands@btinternet.com

 

 

On October 30th, between 6.00 - 6.30 pm, John Quirk rang our church bell along with many other Church of England bell-ringers across the country, to act as a vivid warning of the danger from the climate emergency.
As most of us know, the UN Climate Change conference - COP 26 - took place between October 31 and Nov 12, with the most influential world leaders meeting to discuss and make decisions on how to keep our planet healthy.
Bells have been traditionally rung to mark significant moments, both in times of celebration, such as victory in war, as a warning of impending danger, such as invasion, and to raise the alarm in local communities. 

 

The recent “code red” report from the IPCC (International Panel on Climate Change) is an alarm call for us all. Thank you John, for helping us do our part!

 

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY

But Mary treasured all these words ‚Äčand pondered them in her heart. Luke 2:19

This is the Christmas theme that the Church of England has chosen for 2021:

“We hope and pray that many of the familiar experiences that help Christmas come alive return to our homes. Whatever else December brings, it will offer us an opportunity to enter more deeply into the joyful mystery that lies at its heart: God becoming human in the birth of Jesus Christ.”

Let’s ponder in our hearts – as Mary did – what the extraordinary events of the first Christmas might mean for us now and in the years ahead.

My heart is saying look at verse 14: “Glory to God in the highest heaven, and on earth peace to those on whom his favour rests.”

That is what the heavenly host announces for all to hear.

That is what Mary is pondering on, and so shall I…

I see it meaning for me now that I must try not to get sucked into a worldly vortex of Christmas shopping and worrying about where to get the turkey. Peace!

I see that the wise men gave gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh: Possibly because they were the standard approved gifts to honour a king or deity in the ancient world….but what gifts would honour Jesus today - now? Those are the gifts we should choose. What gifts do you think he would love us to give, and to whom?

Here are my ponderings:

  • I too should choose gifts that will be a symbol of love and recognition to those who are receiving them.
  • I too should be looking for opportunities to recognise and love those who may be feeling as if they have been left out in the cold, just like the place where Mary gave birth to our saviour in Bethlehem.

What might your ponderings be?

Happy Advent!

Lucy

 

ALWAYS LOOK ON THE BRIGHT SIDE OF LIFE

 

                                         

 

 

 

Every Blessing for the Christmas Season
Rev Neil Short    1.12.21

 

ST MICHAEL’S – CONTACT LIST

                                                                                                                                       Tel. No.

VICAR:                                   Revd Neil Short, 5 Ramleh Park, L23 6YD                   378 0332

READER:                               Helen Hunter, 47 St Andrew’s Road, L23 8AU              931 1454

CHURCHWARDENS:           Jenny Ensor, 23 Far Moss Road, L23 8TG                    924 5937

                                              Lorna Swainbank, 6 St Michael's Road L23 8SB           924 5063

SAFEGUARDING                 Lorna Swainbank, 6 St Michael’s Road L23 8SB            924 5063

PCC SECRETARY               Jan Owen, 10 Milcroft, Crosby, L23 9XJ                          924 6198

HON. TREASURER             Chris Kay, 3 Paddock Close, L23 8UX                            924 4148

GIFT AID SECRETARY        Chris Rees, 9 St Michael’s Road, L23 8SB                     931 5797

ORGANISATIONS
Guides                                   Sue Kemp                                                                       932 1503
Brownies                               Ailsa McGhie                                                                    924 1336
Rainbows                              Bethan Lloyd-Williams                                               07772514939
MU                                        Bev Boden                                                                        924 7450
Magazine Editor                   Leo Coligan                                                                       931 1534
 

Parish Office and
Hall Bookings                       Clare Kerrigan                                                                  924 0561

 

 


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