Church of England Diocese of Blackburn Fleetwood St. Nicholas

Weekly News Sheet

2 Oct 2021, 1 p.m.

St Nicholas Parish Church, Fleetwood Week beginning 3rd October 2021

We seek to be a church that lives by faith, is known by love, and is a voice of hope

to the community we serve.

Sunday 3rd October

8.30 am Holy Communion in Church

9.30 am Worship via Zoom

10.45 am Holy Communion in Church Sidespersons – Carole & Sandra: Reader - Karen

12.30 pm Baptism of Tommy Shields  -           Welcomer and set up - Berny McCarthy

Tuesday 5th October

9.00 am Harvest Assembly at Charles Saer’s School

2.00 pm Holy Communion in Church

Friday 8th October

9.00 am St Nic’s Little Gang in the Broadway Rooms

11.45 am Funeral of Pearl Pybus at Carleton

Sunday 10th October

8.30 am Holy Communion in Church

9.30 am Worship via Zoom

10.45 am Holy Communion in Church Sidespersons – Dorothy & Jillian: Reader - Margaret

1.30 pm Baptism of Betsy Rae O’Connor               Welcomer and set up – Dorothy Angel

Harvest Festival: Next Sunday we will be celebrating Harvest in church. If you are able to donate any dried foods, tins, and toiletries, these will be collected during the service and later distributed to local agencies. Bishop Julian has asked us all to consider making a financial donation to support the work of the Mosamaria Trust which is a charity working with those in most need, in our link diocese of The Free State. There are still some envelopes available which, if you choose to donate, can be placed in the collection plate at the back of church.

Father, as we celebrate this season of Harvest, we give thanks for the blessings of food, provision, and nourishment.

Please grow in us a harvest for the world. Come sow a seed of hope within our souls Lord, that we might yield goodness, patience and kindness in abundance.

Sow a seed of peace in our lives Lord, that we might bear the fruits of forgiveness, compassion, and righteousness.

Come sow a seed of love in our hearts Lord, that others would reap the blessings of family, friendship, and community.

May each seed of hope, peace and love grow within us into a harvest that can be feasted on by all. Amen.

Just a reminder: A weekly coffee morning is starting on Thursday the 14th October at 10.00 am in the Jubilee Room. Please do come along for a brew, a chat, and some company. Invite your neighbours too.

Also, looking ahead to the new year, starting on 15th January 2022, St Nicholas will be hosting a breakfast Alpha in the Broadway Rooms. Please start prayerfully considering who you could invite and might you be willing to be a host or a helper?

100 Club

Winners last week were Paul Meekins, Mavis Evans, and Alma Wright.

Please add to your prayers; - Nigel, Jane, Elliott, Janet, Nick, Heather, Jayne and Maureen, whose needs at this time are known to God. And please pray too, for the family of Pearl Pybus whose funeral will take place this coming week.