Notices 3 December

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Christmas Sing a LongThere will be a Christmas Sing-a-long at the ‘First Wednesday’ drop-in on 5th December, 2-4pm, featuring the ‘Silver Saddles’ band.  It’ll be in the Church Hall with tea and cake as usual. David Pilkington

 

Do you have a Co-op membership card? If so,theygive 1% of what members spend on Co-op branded food products in our stores, to local projects – from improving community spaces or helping school leavers learn life skills, to simply connecting people. This year our Church St Michael’s has been added to the charity list so by using your membership you can help raise funds for our Church. You can select your charity online   www.coop.co.uk/membershipor by phone: 0800 023 4708

To become a member just enquire at the shop. 

 

Forum Housing Christmas Appeal 2018 Thereis a box at the back of church for items. The gift wish list includes, mugs, hat, scarves, gloves, chocolate, sweets, towels shower gel, toothbrushes/paste novelty gifts, deodorant and socks

 

Christian Book ShopWest Kirby Outlet at the URC Church 10am till 1pm every Wednesday. Christmas stock is available now but there is a Christmas Special morning at the bookshop on Wednesday 5thDecember.

 

Christmas Comedy Night with top comedian Tony Vinoon Friday 7th December at 7.30pm at West Kirby United Reformed Church. with cold food platters and soft drinks provided. Bring your own bottle if you wish. Tickets are £10 Adults, £5 for accompanied 12-16s. Tickets from Paul on 0151 625 3998or paul.franklin1958@gmail.com

SAVE THE DATE!

Ailsa’s Priesting – Save the date. Many people are asking when my priesting is next year – “save the date” Ailsa’s priesting is Saturday 15thJune 2019

 

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

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 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 with the Brexit negotiations.

From the Wirral Youth for Christ Prayer Diary. Pray for all the team involved in Wirral Youth for Christ

 

From the Chester Diocese Cycle of Prayer:  Discipleship

The report Setting God’s People Free seeks to change the quality of our discipleship so that we may more intentionally live as disciples in every part of life, every single day. Words used by Archbishop John Sentamu in his in August address in 2005 remain powerful in considering the change being aimed at:

‘… Jesus’ idea, which has lasted over the centuries, was simply this: being a disciple was to belong to a community of sinners called to be saints, a divine society where the risen Christ in the midst of it is grace and truth, and the Holy Spirit is at work within it. An inclusive and generous friendship, where each person is affirmed as of infinite worth, dignity and influence. A community of love, overflowing in gratitude and wholehearted surrender, because it participates in the life of God.

This Christ-centred life happened in the first century when a tiny handful of timid disciples began, in the power of the Holy Spirit, the greatest spiritual revolution the world has ever known. Even the mighty Roman Empire yielded, within three centuries, to the power of the Good News of God in Christ.

The scandal of the church is that the Christ-event is no longer life-changing, it has become life-enhancing. We’ve lost the power and joy that makes real disciples, and we’ve become consumers of religion and not disciples of Jesus Christ.’

Pray for all that makes for intentional life-changing discipleship.

 

Pray forBishop Carlos López-Lozano, The Reformed Episcopal Church of Spain (Spain) (E-P to the 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

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

Years Mind :

Arthur Haver, Florence Haver, Edna  Smyth, Donald Rees, Gerry Curtis, John  Parks, Peter  Butterworth, Catherine Roberts, Leslie Riddick, Ada  Jones, Clarice Hill, Eric Morgan, Sid Carroll, Francis  Goring

 

Diary for the Week

Monday

7.30pm Taize Service

Tuesday

9am Experience Christmas

7pm Community Choir

Wednesday

9.30am Little Angels

10am Holy Communion

10.30am Experience Christmas

2pm First Wednesday Drop In Christmas Sing a Long – Church Centre

 

Thursday

9am Experience Christmas

Saturday

11am Rambling Group Walk and Meal

 

Services Sunday 9thDecember Advent 2

9am Holy Communion

10.30am Celtic Open Door service

6.30pm Evening Service

 

This Week’s Bible Readings     

Monday: Isaiah 25: 1 – 9, Matthew12: 1 – 21

Tuesday: Isaiah 26: 1 – 13, Matthew 12: 22 – 37

Wednesday: Isaiah 28: 1 – 13, Matthew   12: 38 – end

Thursday:Isaiah 28: 14 – end, Matthew   13: 1 – 23

Friday: Isaiah 29: 1 – 14, Matthew 13: 24 – 43

Saturday: Isaiah 29: 15 – end, Matthew 13: 44 – end