St Mary’s & St Luke’s Services, Readings, News & Church at Home Resources for 12 September 2021 – Trinity 15

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Weekly Sheet

The Weekly Sheet has news and information and the
Readings, Collect and Post Communion Prayer in it for this Sunday.

Worshipping in church.
We would ask you to continue to wear a face covering and to respect other people’s distance. We are continuing with Holy Communion in one kind for the time being, this will be reviewed in September. At St Mary’s we are hoping to reintroduce ‘live music’ towards the end of September as long as we have the musicians available. Revd Mike.

Our members met for a friendly reunion on 26th August. Special refreshments were served, and as we had not met since 27th February 2020 a lot of news was exchanged!

Our next meeting is on 27th September when Karen Greenwood of the Guide Dog Organisation will give us a talk on her work as a Puppy Raiser – she is hoping to bring a living visual aid!!

We meet on the fourth Thursday of the month at 2pm. in the Church Hall and all are welcome. Audrey and Marian.

Looking forward to meeting again after the break in August.

The following meetings have been arranged to the end of the year, all meetings commence at 2:15 pm and are in the Howe Room unless otherwise stated, all welcome to join us.

15 September: Celebrating 145 Years of the Mothers’ Union

20 October, 17 November & 8 December (St Mary’s): Carol Service with the Ladies Afternoon Group followed by refreshments in the Church Hall. Jenny

Join us for Morning Prayer on Zoom

9:30am (usually) Mon, Tues & Thurs: or by phone: 0203 051 2874 Meeting ID: 850 2058 1307 Passcode: 914961

There is also Daily Hope: a free phone line of hymns, reflections and prayers you can call at anytime on O800 804 8044.

An update on the Christian Aid Sponsored Steps from May

The final total for the area was £4000.00, thanks to all who donated or took part.

A Get Together for Women on Friday 24th September at The Rectory 104 Church Lane – weather permitting, between 6.30 and 9pm.  For more information contact Sarah Turnbull on 01270 665742.

After church refreshments have restarted at St Mary’s. We need people who can make drinks and those who can set up the hall up from October onwards, please sign up on the rota in the hall 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 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:

Funerals this past week
Stan Critchlow

Funerals still to take place

St Paul’s Foodbank Update

Here is our monthly update for St Paul’s Pantry for August 2021

The pantry has provided 79 households with a crisis food parcel which has helped to feed 187 people.

We are truly grateful for every item of food that is donated to the foodbank. We could not provide the support we do without these donations. Thank You!

Over the summer donations have been an all time low for the year so far so if you or anyone you know is planning a Harvest collection do please pass on our details. For large one off donations from named organisations we will be able to collect donations over the harvest period. Advanced notice of when a collection is needed is always very helpful when planning workload for our staff and volunteers so please encourage those who you know will organise a collection to let us know. They are welcome to email this address or telephone and ask to speak to myself.

We consistently have low stock of: tinned vegetables; tinned fruit; rice; rice pudding; instant snacks (noodles, mugshots); UHT milk; tea bags; microwave rice.

I have attached a poster about the foodbank and a shopping list that can be printed for use. Please do feel free to use this and send to anyone who may be interested in supporting the project.

Many thanks,
Alexia Stockton

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

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.

The Bible Society Bible Book Club

Giving to St Mary’s & St Luke

The church’s finances are under extreme pressure at the moment. I would ask you to review your personal giving to the church. If you already give regularly then perhaps consider increasing your giving, if you don’t give regularly then perhaps consider doing this. I really do appreciate the giving that happens already and the extra giving that has taken place during the pandemic. However, due to the lack of income from not being in church and from not being able to let the church hall, plus our outgoings being fairly fixed, we have lost around £30,000 in the past 12 months. This obviously places us in a difficult and vulnerable financial position. To find out more about giving to church, the ways you can do it, and how you can do it in a tax-efficient way, please take a look below. Please keep our finances in your prayers.

One Off Giving

You can give via our very simple online giving partnership with Give a Little and Sum Up. Simply click the button below. Sum Up take a small transaction fee from what you give.

Click here to give online

Giving via you Bank – online or phone

You can give via your bank via online banking or telephone banking. If you do it this way we receive 100% of the money you give, there is no transaction fee. Here are the details you need to make a payment directly into the church bank account. For phone banking you may need to take a look at a statement from your bank and it normally has the details of how to do this on the back. You can give once or set up a monthly payment. Please remember to never give passwords over the phone and only call the official number on your statement.

Account Name: St Mary’s Wistaston PCC
Sort Code: 08 92 99
Account No: 65067004
Ref: your initial & surname


A very simple way to give, if you shop online or do click and collect, is through Easyfundraising – it doesn’t cost you a penny as by using Easyfundraising a percentage of what you but gets given to the church.
We’ve raised over £1600 through Easyfundraising. For more information on this please click here.

Giving Leaflet with

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