Notices 28 April

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Summer Fair.  Six weeks to go and the time will fly.  Thank you to those who have offered help and support.  We need 5 more volunteers to help on stalls, so if you could give some time, please let me know, many thanks.

Items needed are bottles for tombola, raffle prizes, plants (please pot up and label), gifts, toys, books, DVDs, items for Heather’s 50p stall, clean soft toys, jewellery and watches (working or not) and White Elephant.  There is a box at the back of church for donated items. Thank you all very much.  Heather

Ailsa’s Priesting is Saturday 15 June, Chester Cathedral at 5pm.  Please contact Cheryl urgently if you have not yet added your name to the sheet.  You will need a ticket for entry to the cathedral.  We also hope to arrange a coach for transport.  

Church Flowers Many thanks once again to those who regularly donate to the flower fund, those who donate on special occasions and those who anonymously put gifts in the Flower Box.  All these donations are greatly appreciated and enable us to provide fresh flowers to decorate the Church each week. Thank you all, The Flower Team.

Oberammagau 2020 David Vestergaard at St Andrew’s Bebington is assassin the potential of a trip to the Passion Play in Germany in late June next year.  The Play has taken place every 10 years since 1634.  The full play is 5 hours and is in German, with books available with the full script in English.  You can find out more on the official website at and can see a trailer here  A flight with airport transfers and local coach travel, with five nights in good hotels, half board, plus tickets for the Passion Play will cost around £1200 per person.  If you think you might be interest, please contact St Andrew’s Church Office by phone (0151 645 6478) or email by 30th April.  If there is sufficient interest an info evening will be arranged.  Ailsa has more information.

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

Pray for all the people living in Caldy Grange Close

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 all those affected by Cyclone Idai in Mozambique and surrounding areas.  Pray for all those affected by the explosions in Sri Lanka.

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 our trustees, we thank God for them and for their wisdom and their time that they freely give.

From the Chester Diocese Cycle of Prayer:  Leonardo da Vinci died on 2 May 1519.  That these five hundred years later many of his works are commonplace within the popular imagination means he must rank as one of the most influential artists of all time.  His skill in drawing, painting and sculpting was augmented by his abilities in mechanics, carpentry, metallurgy, chemistry, and architectural design.  For many people he is the very embodiment of the idea of a Renaissance polymath.  Born in 1452 in a village in Tuscany, from the age of 14 he served a nine-year long apprenticeship in the studio of Andrea del Verrocchio in Florence.  It wasn’t until the mid-1470s that he set up on his own.  Responding to commissions in different places he worked in Milan, Venice and Mantua before returning to Florence.  His distinctive improvement on perspective rapidly established his reputation.  During a later return to work in Milan he developed a keen interest in how things work, evidenced in many famous drawings.  Eventually Leonardo became architect, artist and mechanic to King Francis I of France.  He died as part of Francis’ court and was buried in Amboise.  Famed for his lack of ambition Leonardo was, however, keenly aware of his own abilities.  Those abilities made him not one the inspiration of many other artists, but also the source of continuing artistic values across the centuries and until now.  Offer thanks for the power of art to inspire and engage, and for all that changes our view of the world for the better.

Pray for Archbishop Nathaniel Makoto Uematsu – Primate of The Nippon Sei Ko Kai & Bishop of Hokkaido

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: Eva Saisbury, (Baby) Will Cockram, elsie Pownall, Mary Procter, Phyllus Jones, Margaret Steel, John Meiklejohn, Daisy Drewery.


Diary for the Week


9.30am Little Angels

10am Holy Communion

2pm First Wednesday Drop In


Services Sunday 5th May Easter 3

9am Holy Communion

10.30am Cafe Church

12noon Holy Communion (BCP)

6.30pm Evening Service

This week’s Bible readings

Monday: Isaiah 43: 1-7, John 15:1-8

Tuesday:  Ezekiel 1:4-14, 2 Timothy 4:1-11

Wednesday:  Job 23: 1-12, John 1: 43 -end

Thursday Exodus 17, Colossians 2: 16-3; 11

Friday:  Exodus 18:1-12, Colossians 3:12-4:1

Saturday:  Exodus 18: 13-end, Colossians 4: 2-end