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This week's prayer:

Generous God, you give us gifts and make them grow: though our faith is small as mustard seed, make it grow to your glory and the flourishing of your kingdom; through Jesus Christ our Lord.   Amen.

SERVICES

SUNDAY 14th July

St Andrew's: 10.00 am Holy Communion

St Thomas': 10.00 am Morning Prayer with baptism

St James': 11.15 am Holy Communion

St Peter's: 11.15 Holy Communion AND 4.00 pm Church for All with Holy Communion

Wednesday 17th July
St Andrew's: 10.30am Team Holy Communion

SUNDAY 7th July

St Andrew's: 10.00 am Morning Prayer AND 12 midday baptism

St Thomas': 10.00 am Holy Communion

St James': 11.15 am Morning Prayer

St Peter's: 11.15 Morning Prayer  AND 4.00 pm Church for All

Bible Readings                                                                                                                                                                                     Sunday
Sunday 14th July Ephesians 1:3-14 Mark 6:14-29
Sunday 21st July Ephesians 2:11-end Mark 6:30-34 & 53-end
Sunday 28th July Team Service - Genesis 4 & 5 (exact verses tbc)

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 Peter's on Sunday 28th July 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

Request for Wool Donations - also stuffing material for toys & pillows

Wool donations for our craft and chat group would be very gratefully received! Whether whole or part balls of wool, any colour etc. Also, at the moment, donations of stuffing material for toys & pillows would be much appreciated. 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!

Liverpool Cathedral Centenary
Our cathedral is about to celebrate 100 years since it was consecrated back in 1924. All are welcome to celebrate a special service to mark this occasion which will include the performance of a new anthem commissioned for the occasion by composer Will Todd by the organist and cathedral choir. The service is at 3pm on Sunday 21st July.

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.  But please note that Thursday 18th July will be the last of these before a summer break, and it will then begin again on Thursday 19th September. Pat

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 2nd August. 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

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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Revd. Ian Hopkins 07914 505437 or [email protected]

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