St Mary’s & St Luke’s Services, Readings, News & Church at Home Resources for 29 August 2021 – Trinity 13
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The Weekly Sheet has News and Information for our church.
It also has the Readings, Collect and Post Communion Prayer for this Sunday.
The Government expects and recommends that people wear face coverings whilst inside public buildings and I feel this is sensible in church too. Therefore, I would ask that you continue to wear a face covering whilst entering and leaving the church, also preferably whilst seated and singing and sanitise on entry and exit. This is out of consideration and care for other people more than ourselves. All the clergy will continue to sanitise and wear face coverings. We are continuing with communion in one kind for the time being. Revd Mike.
The Ladies Afternoon Group met on Thursday 26 August in the Church Hall and a good time was had meeting up again.
After church refreshments will restart next Sunday 5 September. We need people who can make drinks and those who can set up the hall from October onwards, please sign up on the rota or call the office.
Church Flowers at St Mary’s:
Di Carter would like to thank everyone for donations received and to those who have joined the rota. Donations and offers of help are still gratefully received. Please contact the Office.
The Mothers’ Union had its first meeting in the Church Hall since February 2020 on Wednesday 21 July, it was great to be together again. We prayed for our members who can’t be with us and for those we’ve lost since the pandemic struck. The next meeting is scheduled for September.
At Easter time, Sarah Rhodes put together packs of seeds for the Junior Church children. The Hornes have sent us a photo of their sunflowers grown from the seeds. They look amazing!
Send Revd Mike any photos you may have of your seeds.
The hope is for people in Church of England churches across the country to use the Living in Love & Faith resources to study and pray together. The resources are designed to encourage and enable engagement and learning in a variety of settings. This church-wide learning together, listening to one another, and listening to God is part of discerning a way forward for the Church of England in relation to matters of identity, sexuality, relationships and marriage. The purpose of the resources is to enable the Church of England churches across the country to participate in a process of learning and praying together as part of discerning a way forward in relation to matters of identity, sexuality, relationships and marriage.
Revd Mike, along with the PCC, will be exploring ways to facilitate these discussions in our church community.
You can read more on the Diocesan website and download the free eBook here: bit.ly/livinginloveandfaith
The next Bishops of Birkenhead and Stockport
Our new Bishops, Julie & Sam, were consecrated at York Minster on Monday 19th July at 11am, you can view the service at youtu.be/FSLxgBGlATI. They will be installed and welcomed at the beginning of September. Please pray for them as they prepare to move and start ministry among us.
More details about our two new bishops can be found on the Diocesan Website.
Funerals this past week
Funerals still to take place
St Paul’s Foodbank Update
During the month of June… we received 1719kg of donated food. We have fed 181 people in our local community which equates to approximately 2196kg of food.
Over the last 6 months… St Paul’s Pantry has been able to provide crisis food to 1,199 people. We have received 11.6 tons of donated food and distributed 14.3 tons.
Thank you for your donations over the last 6 months and for your continued support, we simply couldn’t operate without the generous donations of individuals in our local community. Every tin, packet and carton really does count!
We are continuously short of the following items: UHT milk; tinned fruit; tinned vegetables; tinned potatoes; tea and coffee; meat pies; rice and jam. Food donations can be brought to our back gate any weekday between 9.30am and 3.30pm.
St. Paul’s Centre, Hightown, Crewe, CW1 3BY. Tel: 01270 586186
Church at Home Resources for all ages
Together @ Home Resources
Faith at Home from the Church of England
This is a great resource for families to keep their children’s faith alive at this time.
Faith at Home is a national campaign that builds on the work of Growing Faith and Everyday Faith to support the faith development and pastoral care of children and young people. Click Here to go to the Faith at Home website.
A bitesize Bible experience from the Ollerton Family
Through 15 minute sessions explore famous characters and events that form The Greatest Story Ever and discover how we can be part of it today. Simple to run. Fun. Free. No prior knowledge required. This family devotional course mixes online content (videos, readings, discussion) and printed cards to form a colourful learning experience in your own home. https://thegreateststoryever.org
The Bible Society Bible Book Club
This is a fantastic free resource that we’ve used for some of the Midweek Get Togethers and is great for personal use to discover more about the books of the bible. Please take a look at the video and click here to find out more.