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This week's prayer:

Holy Spirit, sent by the Father, ignite in us your holy fire; strengthen your children with the gift of faith, revive your Church with the breath of love, and renew the face of the earth, through Jesus Christ our Lord.   Amen.

SERVICES

SUNDAY 19th May: Pentecost

St Andrew's: 10.00 am Parade All Age Service & 12 midday Baptism

St Thomas': 10.00 am Holy Communion

St James': 11.15 am Morning Prayer

St Peter's: 11.15 Holy Communion followed by APCM      AND 4.00 pm Church for All

Wednesday 22nd May
St Andrew's: Team Holy Communion Service at 10.30am

SUNDAY 26th May

4th Sunday of the month Team Service at St Thomas Melling at 10.30am continuing our look at the early chapters of Genesis - be great to see all there! Do let us know if you need a lift to get there and we will happily arrange this. So no morning services at St Andrew’s, St James or St Peter’s on this Sunday.

St Peter's 4.00 pm Church for All

The Bible Readings for the month can be downloaded from the News and Notices page under the Notices tab.

TEAM PRAYERS

Team Prayers will now be taking place ahead of our monthly team service on the 4th Sunday of each month at whichever church is hosting that month’s service, at 9.45am. So the next one will be at St Thomas' on Sunday 26th May at 9.45am. All welcome.

We’re also going to be intentional now about having a short informal time of prayer at each church before the Sunday services each week - so the person leading the service will pray with others who are there for 10 mins or so half an hour before the start of the service, so 9.40 ahead of 10am services and 10.55 ahead of 11.15am services. Everyone is very welcome to join in with this.

News

RE: Fresh - Maghull & Melling Team Away Day
An advance date for your diaries! We’re inviting all to join us for a time of worship, prayer and discussion together (along the lines of the day we have as part of the Alpha course), and would love to enjoy this time with people from across our team of churches. Please see the image for more details.

Maghull and Melling Team Book Club

Our next read is 'The Sacred Diary of Adrian Plass: The Church Weekend' by Adrian Plass. Adrian has a wonderful way of saying quite profound things in a light and engaging way. It's available on Kindle and in hardback or paperback via Amazon and other retailers. 

We will meet weekly via Zoom at 7.30pm from Tuesday 4th June till 16th July. If you are interested in joining Book Club, please contact me so I can send you the link [email protected]  

Eco Church

Delighted to say that all 4 of our team churches have now received the bronze Eco Church award! St Thomas Melling have now achieved the silver award too! Thanks to all who have been involved in this important work across our churches.

Request for Wool Donations

Wool donations for our craft and chat group would be very gratefully received! Whether whole or part balls of wool, any colour etc. If you are able to drop off to the craft & chat group between 12.30 and 2pm on Thursdays at St James’ Church Green Lane, that would be great, but collection can easily be arranged. Please contact Pat Dunbar by text message on 07795147109 or email at [email protected] Thank you!

WEEKLY EVENTS

Games Afternoon: Our Wednesday afternoon games time at St James has now stopped for the summer months and will recommence at the end of September.

Craft and Chat: every Thursday 12.30pm until 2pm at St James in the fellowship room. Knitting, crocheting or any craft, you are assured of a very warm welcome so please do come and join us.  Pat

Free Tea and Cakes every Thursday afternoon at Melling Tithebarn……12.00pm to 2.00pm. A plate for donations will be available. You are assured of a very warm welcome so please do come and join us.

Bible Study: there is a Bible Study held at St Andrew's Church Hall on Thursday evenings, 7.15 for a 7.30pm start. All are welcome to come and join in fellowship, from expert to novice, to study and discuss God's word. We are currently looking at the Epistle of James. For more information, please contact Josh at [email protected]. "Holy Scripture containeth all things necessary to salvation” – Articles of Religion, Article VI

MONTHLY EVENTS

St Peter's Tea and Scones: everyone is welcome to join us for tea and scones on the first Friday in every month from 2pm-3pm, the next one will be Friday 7th June. Expect lots of friendly chats and live music by our resident Michael with his keyboard.

Bereavement Support: at St Andrew’s Church. Further enquiries, and if there are any particular requests for bereavement support, from anywhere across our 4 parishes, please contact St Andrew’s Parish Office 0151 531 8972.

Other notices

There is the Daily Hope free phone number for all but especially those who can't attend a church service (details in the separate news item).

Foodbank: the Foodbank is based at St George's United Reformed Church on Northway opposite Iceland, on Tuesdays 10.00am-12.00 noon.

Tins, packet foods and toiletries are always useful. They will gratefully receive donations from 10-12 on Tuesdays at St George’s URC on Northway (easiest access is via the car park on Larchwood Avenue). Alternatively please do drop any donations off before Tuesday on the vicarage doorstep at 23 Green Link. Thank you.

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