Notices 5 May

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Churchwarden.  Our new Churchwarden is Kate Smith – thank you Kate for raking on this role.  As Kate is a working mother and we only have one Warden, she will be delegating tasks to other people.  This is an opportunity for more people to share in the practical aspects of our church life.  This will be a new chapter where things will be done differently.  I trust we will all work together to support Kate and help with smooth running of St Michael’s.  Cheryl

To all Deputy Wardens and Sidespersons

As you will have heard/read, I have been selected as the new Church Warden and look forward to working with all of you.  I am holding a short meeting after the 9am service on May 19th in room A (Arrowe Room) in the church centre.  It is just an opportunity to say Hello and share my vision for the Wardens and Welcoming team.  I know you are all fulfilling an important role and have more experience that I do, so any constructive advice and support would be most welcome.  If you have any concerns that you cannot raise in a short meeting, please phone me on 0151 625 9758 or email me on  I work during the daytime on Mondays, Thursday and Fridays, but you can phone me at other times.  In the meantime, please follow the existing rota on the church noticeboard and look out for a new one in the same pattern.  Please arrange you own swaps, but email me to let me know them or change the notice on the board.  If you would rather I email the rota to you, please give me your email address.  God Bless.  Kate Smith

Concert. There will be a concert in church on Friday 10th May at 7pm hosted by the Melrose Singers.  You will be aware that the group have supported our church on many occasions and it would be lovely if you were able to support on the evening.  tickets are £5 and are available from Heather.  Ailsa.

Summer Fair.  Five 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

Morning Prayer. I am re-starting Morning Prayer following my holiday in May and trying something new with prayer weekly on a Saturday at 10.15am commencing 25th May.  Monday prayer will also commence on Monday 3 June at 9.00am and weekly thereafter.  Ailsa

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.

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 Grange ross Lane

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.  Pray for the team as they enjoy an extended weekend, that they would have good rest and enjoy time with their families, in the middle of a busy term.

From the Chester Diocese Cycle of Prayer:  50th Anniversary of Women Readers:  Finding this particular anniversary requires careful searching – indeed, it might easily be forgotten in light of the nationwide 150th anniversary celebrations three years ago, that it happened at all.  The first women Readers were licensed only 50 years ago this year, in 1969.  their licensing is cause for celebration.  In many parishes and churches the first women’s voices to be heard leading worship and preaching were those of Readers.  In many dioceses women outnumber men in the ranks of licensed Readers, Chester numbers are about even.  To be a Reader is to acknowledge and honour a vocation that often requires willing sacrificial giving of time and energy to the mission of God in the world and the preaching of the Gospel in the church.  They bear the privilege and responsibility of the Bishop’s licence.  Women Readers led the way in women’s ministry, and to thank them for it.  They are our sisters in Christ, called and authorised to help the whole Church to participate in God’s mission to the world.  Liz Shercliff, Director fo studies for Readers

Pray for Archbishop Jackson Ole Sapit – Primate and Archbishop of All Kenya.

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: Alice Housley, Paul Morgan, Paul Peters, Megan Jones, Denis Robinson, Joan Meiklejohn, Angela Richards, Peter Fenna, elsie Morgan, Florence Rikaby.


Diary for the Week


7.30pm Taize service


9.30am Little Angels

10am Holy Communion


7pm Concert with Melrose Singers


11am Ramble Hooton to Parkgate


Services Sunday 12th May Easter 4

9am Holy Communion

10.30am Celtic Open Door

6.30pm Evening Service

This week’s Bible readings

Monday: Exodus 19, Luke 1: 1-25

Tuesday: Exodus 20: 1-21, Luke 1: 26-38

Wednesday: Exodus 24, Luke 1: 39-56

Thursday Exodus 25: 1-22, Luke 1: 57 – end

Friday:  Exodus 28: 1-4, 29 – 38, Luke 2: 1 – 20

Saturday:  Exodus 29: 1-9, Luke 2: 21-40