Church of England Diocese of Blackburn Fleetwood St. Nicholas

Weekly News Sheet

26 Jun 2021, 11:45 a.m.

St Nicholas Parish Church, Fleetwood

Week beginning 27th June 2021

Please continue to take great care in church. Wear a face covering, keep 2 metres apart.

Sunday 27th June

8.30 am Holy Communion in Church

9.30 am Worship via Zoom

10.45 am Holy Communion in Church

Sidespersons – Dorothy Warren & Jillian: Reader - Margaret

12.30 pm Baptism of Jesse Willacy

Is there anyone who lives near you who is not in church this morning? Please can you pop round with a news sheet? Don’t assume someone else is doing it. If they’ve got one – then at least you’ve said “Hello,” and “We miss you!”

Tuesday 29th

11.00 am Funeral of June Wray RIP at Carleton</span>

2.00 pm Holy Communion in Church

Friday 2nd July

11.45 am Funeral of Shaun Leahy RIP at Carleton

Saturday 3rd July

10.00 am Church Cleaning

Sunday 4th July

8.30 am Holy Communion in Church

9.30 am Worship via Zoom

10.45 am Holy Communion in Church

Sidespersons – Elizabeth & Margaret: Reader - Joy

Giving to support the ministry of St Nicholas – At the meeting of the PCC on Wednesday night we were able to review the financial position of St Nicholas at the halfway mark. Our financial year runs from 1st January to 31st December. The restriction we have been working under since March last year, the social distancing, reduced numbers at funerals, baptisms being delayed or even cancelled, our inability to have coffee mornings or fundraising activities have all impacted our income. That said we did acknowledge that we have been extremely blessed by the generous giving of so many of our regular members and Zoom congregation. It is with heartfelt thanks that so far we have been able to meet all our commitments and have even been in a position to make two out of the three donations we promised to a local and international charity.

You will have noticed that we no longer pass the plate round at services and we do not intend to reintroduce this practice in the future. The plate will remain at the back of church for anyone who wishes to make donations in this way, as will the card reader machine. Many of us now make our gift to the church via a standing order and if you would be happy to give in this way please ask Ruth or the Vicar for the details. It helps enormously with budgeting if we know what we can expect on a monthly basis. If you are reading this on line and would like to make a donation you can click here. 

Thank you so very much for all that you do to support the ongoing ministry of St Nicholas.

Lord, my Rock and Redeemer, thank you that you are infinitely, consistently, and perfectly wise. You have said that whatever we give is acceptable if we give it eagerly. You have said that we should give according to what we have. Help us to bring our offerings with an eager heart, not as a comparison with others but as an act of worship to you. May we find the comfort we desire in you and the strength we need in your name. Through Jesus Christ our Lord, Amen.

100 Club

This week’s winners are:

Amelia Quirk (No 49 - £15), Marjie Meekins (No 35- £10) and Alma Wright (No 53 - £5)

Please continue to pray …… for Elsie, Nigel, Jane, Margaret, Elliott, Tom and Elizabeth. And remember too June Wray and Shaun Leahy whose funeral will take place this coming week.