Church of England Diocese of Blackburn Fleetwood St. Nicholas

Weekly News Sheet

1 May 2021, 10:30 a.m.

St Nicholas Parish Church, Fleetwood

Week beginning 2nd May 2021

Please take great care in church. Wear a face covering, keep 2 metres apart and do not mingle inside church with anyone outside your household or bubble.

Sunday 2nd May

8.30 am Holy Communion in Church

9.30 am Worship via Zoom

10.45 am Holy Communion in Church

Sidespersons – Susan & Christine: Reader - Sandra

Tuesday 4th May

2.00 pm Holy Communion in Church

Sunday 9th May

8.30 am Holy Communion in Church

9.30 am Worship via Zoom

10.45 am Holy Communion in Church

Sidespersons – Karen & June: Reader - Elizabeth

THY KINGDOM COME - After the very first Ascension Day the disciples gathered with Mary, constantly devoting themselves to prayer while they waited for the outpouring of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost. Like them, our reliance on the gift of the Holy Spirit is total – on our own we can do nothing. Through the centuries Christians have gathered at this time to pray for the coming of the Holy Spirit. Will you join with us in dedicating the days between Ascension and Pentecost to pray ‘Come Holy Spirit’?

Next Sunday you will receive a special prayer journal and more information to help you pray through these 11 days. (13th - 23rd May).

Prayer: Almighty God, your ascended Son has sent us into the world to preach the good news of your kingdom: inspire us with your Spirit and fill our hearts with the fire of your love, that all who hear your Word may be drawn to you, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Key Holders Important Notice – The Churchwardens are required to undertake an audit of key holders. If you have any keys which allow you access to the Church, the Broadway Rooms or any other keys connected with these buildings please complete the list at the back of church no later than 16th May. If you hold keys and are reading this on-line or if the weekly sheet has been delivered to you, please phone the vicarage to provide the details. Thank you.

100 Club

This week’s winners are:-

1. Dorothy Cox (No 58 - £15). 2. Vera Milner (No 56 - £10). 3. Elizabeth King (No 46 - £5)

Please continue to pray …… for Alan Mather, Elsie, Nigel, Kenneth Binks, Margaret, Jane, Tom Boyd, Linda Edwards and Mandy Barling.

Almighty God, You are the only source of health and healing. In you there is calm, and the only true peace in the universe. Grant to each one of us your children an awareness of your presence, and give us perfect confidence in you. In all pain and weariness and anxiety teach us to yield ourselves to your never-failing care, knowing that your love and power surround us, trusting in your wisdom and providence to give us health and strength and peace when your time is best; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.