Notices 1 April

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Annual Parish AGM

Nomination forms for Wardens, the Treasurer and Three PCC Members are available on the Notice Board on the way to the Church Centre. To date we have had nominations for the Wardens and Treasurer, but we still need three people willing to serve on the PCC. The elections will be made at the APCM Meeting on Sunday 22nd. April and we welcome everyone willing to stand.

Annual Reports. Please let Ivor have your reports by April 8th, you can give reports to me or drop them in at 25 Ennisdale Drive. You can also E-mail them to ivorrawlings@gmail.com.

DATE CHANGES

Taize Service Monday April 9th 7.30pm. All welcome

Gardening in Church grounds – Saturday 7th April 9.30am. All welcome

Spring Fair Saturday 5th May 2pm – 4pm. An early one this year and only 5 weeks to go!

Thank you to the stall holders that have agreed to help however we still need lots more help and any new ideas would be very welcome. Your support is always appreciated. A box for donations is at the back of church. Thank you all Heather.

PARTY NIGHT Friday 27th April with a return of the Greasby Ukes, Jimmy Rae & Sarah and Jim Pearson.  Tickets £8 (light refreshments included) are now on sale from Angela.

Playing my Part Two: “Playing my part” in 2017 has had such a positive response that instead of ending the year with an expected deficit, we have finished with a surplus. So, we challenge ourselves again to see how and where each one of us can raise an extra £100 using our skills, our possessions, our time and the resources available to us. We will also have a programme of social events throughout the year to raise money together and strengthen our community links. Thank you, well done and let’s keep going forward!

Safeguarding Training: The next date for any of our volunteers to attend for training in matters relating to safeguarding of children and the vulnerable is on Wednesday April 25th, 10:00 to 13:00 at Church House, Daresbury. Registration can be made on the Chester Diocesan website. If you have any difficulties or do not have computer access, please contact Ian Casson on Tel: 6252595. All leaders and helpers are encouraged to attend. If you book a place kindly let me know.

SAVE THE DATE!  Ailsa’s ordination will be on Sunday 22nd of July and we are hoping that as many people as possible from St Michael’s will be able to join her at Chester Cathedral on what will be such an exciting day for our parish as we celebrate our first curate being ordained and beginning her ministry with usA coach has been booked to and from the cathedral followed by a celebration bring and share lunch in the Church Centre.  More details will follow nearer the time.  Please keep Ailsa in your prayers as she continues her journey.

 

Diary for the Week

Saturday 7th April

9.30am Gardening in Church grounds

Services Sunday 8th April Easter 2

9am Holy Communion

10.30am Celtic Open Door Service

6.30pm Evening Service

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Pray for the people of Syria, Iraq, Israel, Palestine, Egypt, Afghanistan, Ukraine, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, West Africa, Pakistan, Kenya, South Sudan and Yemen.

Pray for the on-going work in Refilwe.

Pray for the work of Global Hope

Pray for the ongoing work of the Church Army

Pray for all those living in Newton Park Road

Pray for all involved with the Brexit negotiations.

Pray for the people of Syria, Iraq, Israel, Palestine, Egypt, Afghanistan, Ukraine, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, West Africa, Pakistan, Kenya, South Sudan and Yemen.

From the Wirral Youth for Christ

Prayer Diary:  Thank God for all he has done through the Passion play events this Easter, both through the play and all other activities that have taken place on Wirral.

From the Chester Diocese Cycle of Prayer:

The raising of Jesus from the dead is not only the heart of our faith. It is an event which transformed the future of the world. As the power of God’s kingdom broke in through, and Jesus walked out of the tomb, a whole new world of possibility appeared. The possibility of transformed lives for all who ever since have met the risen Jesus. The possibility of transformed community as Christ lives in his church today. The possibility of transformed creation as death itself is conquered. That a God who has done something so astonishing might yet listen to our prayers is an amazing thought. But he does. As we pray, we pray in this world of new possibility opened up by the resurrection of Jesus. In that sense, every day is Easter Day for the Christian. So, may our prayer be marked by a profound sense of wonder and expectation. In the face of the suffering and frustration of a fallen world, God is on the move.  Pray that we may always be a people of Easter hope.  Mike Gilbertson, Archdeacon of Chester

For Healing and Wholeness

Monica Blatchly (St George’s NH, Wallasey), David Cleave, Kevin Coverley, Ian Gilmartin, Margaret Gilmour, Pat Haworth, Ruth Harrison (nee Johnson), Arnold Hughes, Audrey Johnson Jones, Pat Quilliam, Mair Rimmer, Heather Russell, Ann Sayle

Friends and Family

Douglas Banks, Paul Byrne, Julie Callon, Edna Davies,  Jim Duncan, Alexandra Gittins,  Miro Griffiths, Catharine Lavin, Peter Jackson (Bill), Jo Prescott,  John Pritchard, Michael  Renshaw, Godfrey Smith,  Sue Richards, Dave Roberts, Alex Tottey, Billy J Tottey,  Sky Webster.

Years Mind: Thomas Burns, Beryl Burke, Elinor Thompson, Doris Gilchrist

Recently Departed: We give thanks for the life of Laurie Yeates and pray for Averill, his family and friends. 

Laurie’s funeral is on Thursday 19th April 2.30pm at St Bridget’s Church and 3.30pm at Landican            

Monday:  Song of Solomon 1: 9 – 2: 7, Mark 16: 1 – 8

Tuesday:  Song of Solomon 2: 8 – end,   Luke 24: 1 – 12

Wednesday Song of Solomon 3,   Matthew 28: 16 – end

 Thursday: Song of Solomon 5: 2 – 6: 3,   Luke 7: 11 – 17

Friday:  Song of Solomon 7: 10 – 8; 4, Luke 8: 41 – end

Saturday: Song of Solomon 8: 5 – 7,   John 11: 17 – 44