Notices 4 Aug

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Morning Prayer is held on Monday 9am and Saturday 10.15am

 Taize Service Monday 5thAugust 7.30pm

 First Wednesday Drop In 7th August 2-4pm

 17th September – Date for your diary.  There will be a walk around West Kirby likely starting from St Michael’s, on Tuesday 17th September when we will join our friends in Churches Together in West Kirby as we gather together for reflection and prayer.  More details and timings will follow as soon as I have them.  Ailsa

Christian Bookshop – SALE

14 Grange Road West, Birkenhead, Wirral CH41 4DA. 0151 647 8743 sales@christian-bookshop.org

The Christian Bookshop in Birkenhead are having a 20% off sale on their stocks of books, bibles, CD’s and DVD’s from 10th– 17thAugust. – so go in and look for a bargain.

“Not only do we have a sale but there is always a promotion running in store (Take Note for adults and Kids Corner for the little ones), a growing second hand section (thanks to donations from locals) and then we have our outlets in West Kirby and Foxhill.”

Please see this as an opportunity to support and promote your local Christian Bookshop, seen by some as a dying breed because of the internet, but by others as a place of peace and light on the High Street and a blessing to their community.

The West Kirby outletbased at the URC Church Meols Drive will be closed from 31stJuly and re open on Wednesday 11thSeptember 10am – 1pm

DATES FOR THE DIARY

 Friday 18th– Sunday 20thOctober. Plans are going ahead for an ‘Arts and Craft’ Exhibition to be held here at St Michael’s from 18th– 20thOctober 2019 culminating in a special service on Sunday 20thOctober. Please make a note of this in your diaries. Plenty of help will be needed. More details nearer the time. Thank you

 Friday 4thOctober 7pmBarn Dance with Harvest Supper 

 

Prayers for the Week
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Pray forall the people living in Newton Cross Lane

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

Pray forall those affected by adverse weather conditions worldwide.

Pray forall those affected by the floods in Cheshire, Derbyshire (Whaley Bridge) and Yorkshire

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

Pray for the work of Global Hope

Pray forthe ongoing work of the Church Army

Pray forall involved in the Brexit process

From the Wirral Youth for Christ Prayer Diary:  We start the month physically tired, but emotionally high as we were serving at LOVE Wirral at the end of July. Please pray for effective rest for us all.

From the Chester Diocese Cycle of Prayer: Christians in Politics

Christians in Politics (CiPOL) is an all-party, non-denominational organisation which seeks to encourage and inspire Christians to get involved in politics and public life. Emphasis is placed on our membership of the Kingdom of Jesus Christ, as opposed to the earthly allegiances which may separate us. Christians in Politics is constituted by the Conservative Christian Fellowship, the Liberal Democrat Christian Forum and Christians on the Left.

CiPOL’s mission is to make the biblical case for participating in party politics at high-quality events; to connect Christians and churches to people or organisations that can help them engage politically; to provide resources to equip Christians in their engagement with politics through the Christian organisations affiliated to the mainstream political parties.

Entry taken from www.christiansinpolitics.org.uk

‘Christians need to be involved in political life and be ready to contend – but we must also cast a better vision of hope – we should not just oppose things.’ Dr Dave Landrum, Director of Advocacy, Evangelical Alliance at New Wine 2017

Pray for positive and tolerant engagement in politics by people of faith.

Pray for the safe and peaceful utilization of space exploration.

Graham Green

Pray forBishop Cornelius Adagbada, Oke-Ogun (Nigeria) Bishop Maurício Jose Araujo De Andrade, Brasilia (Brazil) Bishop Stephen Kewasis, Kitale (Kenya)

For Healing and Wholeness

David Cleave,  Margaret Gilmour, Pat Haworth, Ruth Harrison (nee Johnson), Jean Hughes, Audrey Johnson Jones, Stan McLachlan, Pat Quilliam, Mair Rimmer, Heather Russell, Ann Sayle

Friends and Family

Sean Bradshaw, An 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

Years Mind: Gladys Statham, Bert Humphrey, Stella Bennett, Min Holden, Brenda Messent, Philip Hall

 

Diary for the Week

Monday

9am Morning Prayer

7.30pm Taize service

Wednesday

10am Holy Communion

2-4pm First Wednesday Drop In

Saturday

11am Ramble Hawarden

10.15am Morning Prayer

Services Sunday 11 August

Trinity 8

9am Holy Communion

10.30am Open Door Service

6.30pm Evening Service

 

This week’s Bible readings

Monday:  1 Samuel 10: 1 – 16, Luke 22: 24 – 30

Tuesday: Exodus 34: 29 – end 2 Corinthians 3

Wednesday:  1 Samuel 11, Luke 23: 39 – 46

Thursday:   1 Samuel 12, Luke 22: 47 – 62

 Friday:   1 Samuel 13: 5 – 18, Luke 22: 63 – end

Saturday:  1 Samuel 13: 19 – 14: 15; Luke 23: 1- 12