Notices 17 March

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APCM Elections.At our APCM on Sunday 28th April we need to elect two Wardens and three members of the PCC. Nomination forms have been put up on the Blue Notice Board in the porch to the left of the door as you enter the church. Please think if you are able put yourself forward for these vital church roles. Thanking you, Ivor Rawlings.

Annual Reports.  If you produce an Annual Report for a group or an activity can you please hand a copy to Ivor.  Alternatively reports can be emailed.  I would like to have these reports by Sunday 7 April so that I have time to include your reports into the Annual Report presented at the APCM on Sunday 28 April.  Thanking you, Ivor Rawlings.

There will be a dramatised production of Mark’s Gospel at the URCby actor Howard Jones at the URC on Sunday 7thApril as part of their lent offerings.  Doors open at 7.00 for a 7.30 start.   There are flyers at the back of church and if you would like some further details, please see Ailsa.

Wine BottlesThank you to everyone who has kindly donated wine bottles. I now have enough. So thank you all very much. Heather

CANCELLATION OF VIKING VOUCHER It is regret that I must inform you that the `Viking` have decided to withdraw the 20% discount voucher they had given us. Their decision was reached after a large turnover of staff left them unable to ascertain who has issued it! No apology was given.  Heather

Christian Book Shop Volunteer Information and Taster Session

What makes for a typical day in your local Christian bookshop?

If you’d like to find out more about volunteering at the bookshop, we would love to invite you along to one of our taster sessions. Enjoy coffee, cake and a chat to discover the different roles and opportunities available to you. Monday 25thMarch 10.30 -12 or Wednesday17thApril 2.30 –4pm at The Christian Bookshop, 14 Grange Road West, Birkenhead CH41 4DA

To book your place, please contact Liz or Peter on 0151 647 8743 or email us at sales@christian-bookshop.org

ELECTORAL ROLL 2019

Please can you return your completed Electoral Roll forms to me as soon as possible. There is a box at the back of Church for the returned forms. If you are not on the electoral roll, I invite you to complete and Electoral Roll Application form. To qualify you should be baptised and be 16 or over, live in the parish and have attended services regularly within the last six months. You also qualify if you attended services regularly but live outside the parish.

More details can be found on the application forms that are in the library corner.

Jean Walters Electoral RollOfficer

Ailsa’s Priesting Update

Ailsa’s priesting will be on the Saturday 15thJune, Chester Cathedral at 5.00pm.  We need to be at the cathedral by 4.00pm and a coach has been booked to collect us from St Michael’s at 3.30pm.  We hope that as many in our congregations will be able to attend and support Ailsa on this important day.  Ailsa will then celebrate her first Eucharist the following day, Sunday 16thJune at 10.00am when there will just be the one service which will be followed by a parish “bring and share” lunch.

SAVE THE DATE:  There will be a Barn Dance this year with Harvest Supper – so please, save the date – Friday 4thOctober from 7.00pm.  More details will follow!

 

Prayers for the Week
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Pray for all the people living in Frankby Road

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

Pray for the on-going work in Refilwe now known as LIV Lanseria

Pray for the work of Global Hope

Pray for the ongoing work of the Church Army

Pray for all involved at this critical stage of the Brexit negotiations.

From the Wirral Youth for Christ Prayer Diary.  Please pray for wisdom for the team as we spend time at our own churches worshipping and seeking the Lord

From the Chester Diocese Cycle of Prayer:  Missional Fundraising  One of the ways I serve parishes in the Diocese is by offering guidance on fundraising for church building/hall projects to make them fit for the purpose God intended.

At its heart, the activity of fundraising by churches is missional. It’s about giving a positive and enthusiastic witness to the goodness of God – what He has done and what He will do; in other words, ‘going public’ about what the church stands for, its values, role, impact in communities, hopes and dreams to make life here on earth as it is in heaven.

Fundraising is very outward focused, making new links with people, such as gathering evidence of need and sharing the vision; also communicating in a way that all can understand and be inspired by.

Fundraising puts people first, caring for those who give and seeing the potential to begin or deepen their faith journey. Also, releasing gifts in the church, as people come together to make the project happen.

Overall, fundraising is a prayerful approach – open to and dependent on God’s direction and ability to move people’s hearts. This year, let us be bold, outward focussed and enthusiastic as we invite people on an amazing journey as God grows His kingdom in our Diocese. Emily Allen, Church Buildings Development Officer, Mission Team

Pray for fundraising that is in intent faithful and faith-focused.

 

Pray for Archbishop and Rt Hon Justin Welby – Archbishop of Canterbury

For Healing and Wholeness. David Cleave, Ian Gilmartin, Margaret Gilmour, Pat Haworth, Ruth Harrison (nee Johnson), Arnold Hughes, Jean Hughes, Audrey Johnson Jones, Stan McLachlan, Pat Quilliam, Mair Rimmer, Heather Russell, Ann Sayle

Friends and Family Sean Bradshaw, Ann Buckley, Paul Byrne, Edna Davies,  Jim Duncan, Alexandra Gittins,  Miro Griffiths, Catharine Lavin, Peter Jackson (Bill), Jo Prescott,  John Pritchard, Michael Renshaw, Sue Richards, Dave Roberts, Godfrey Smith, Alex Tottey, Billy J Tottey,  Sky Webster, George White, Alfie Whorton

Years Mind: Phyllis Ferrie, Margaret May, Marion Bridges, Glyn Griffith, Peter Radford, Muriel Smith, Trixy Hartland

 

Diary for the Week

Tuesday

7pm Community Choir

 

Wednesday

9.30am Little Angels

10am Holy Communion

 

Services Sunday 24thMarch Lent 3

Partners in Gospel

9am Holy Communion

10.30am Celtic Communion & Baptism

6.30pm Evening Service

This week’s Bible readings

Monday: Genesis 43: 16 – end, Hebrews 1

Tuesday:  Genesis 50: 22 – end, Matthew 2: 13 – end

Wednesday:  Genesis 44: 18 – end, Hebrews 2: 10 – end

Thursday Genesis     45: 1 – 15, Hebrews 3: 1 – 6

Friday:  Genesis 45: 16 – end, Hebrew 3: 7 – end

Saturday:  Genesis 46: 1 – 7, 28 – end, Hebrews 4: 1 – 13