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Sunday, 22 October, 2017                                                   19th Sunday after Trinity

The master said “Good work! You did your job well. From now on be my partner.”

Matthew 25:23


The story about investment

Exodus 33.12-23, 1 Thessalonians 1.1-10, Matthew 25:14-30

8.15 a.m.       Holy Communion

10.45 a.m.     Family Service

6:30pm          Holy Communion

Monday to Friday 9.00 am Start the day in prayer in church

Saturday 7.00 am prayer in the Ministry Centre


10am              Knit and Natter meets in Café Vista

7:00 pm         Table 49 meets in Wetherspoon’s Ormskirk


10.00 am       Toddler group meets in the Ministry Centre

There is currently a waiting list for new members

7.30 pm         House group meets in the vicarage

7.30 pm         House group at 19 Peet Avenue

7:45pm           House group meet in the Ministry Centre


No luncheon club this week

1.00 pm         Book club meets in church

7:30pm           House group meet in the Ministry Centre

7:30pm           Youth Alpha 7+ meets in the Ministry Centre

7.45pm           House group meets in the Ministry Centre


7.30 pm Alpha2 in the Ministry Centre.


2:00 pm         House group meets at 79 Turnpike Road


10.00am        Hidden Houses of Prayer at Liverpool Cathedral (see below)

Next Sunday

The story of the tax man and the Pharisee

Deuteronomy, 1 Thessalonians 2.1-8, Luke 18:9-14

8.15 a.m.       Holy Communion

10.45 a.m.     Family service in the Ministry Centre

Speaker Andy Monks

6:30pm          Evening Prayer

PLEASE PRAY FOR those who are sick: Don Campbell, Eric Clayton, Fiona Cobbold, Glenys Hughes, Chris McCormack, Margaret Huyton, Brenda Nixon, Jen Ray, Betty Schofield, Christine Thomson, and Gay Wells.

We pray for the bereaved family and friends of Agnes Carbin.


  • Our work with Ormskirk Churches Together
  • Knit and natter and their involvement in supplying knitted angels for Christmas in Ormskirk
  • Our family Light party

Cafe Vista is open Tuesday – Friday: 10.30 – 3.30 pm, Saturday for cooked breakfasts 10.00 – 12 noon.  Everyone welcome.

Informal worship next Sunday.

Our 10:45 service will be held in the Ministry Centre with guest speaker Andy Monks talking on  ”Tear down those walls”.

Andy has been a huge encouragement and source of inspiration for our young people. He is currently at York St Johns for an MSc in physiotherapy; he also has a big heart for mission in Uganda.

Light party

Tuesday 31 October, come and join our light party, in the ministry centre, 5.30 to 7.30. pm With lots of fun and games, hot dogs and (weather permitting) a pumpkin trail. Aimed at primary school age children but everyone welcome.

For more info please contact Deb Raynor or Fiona Craig

Hidden Houses of Prayer at Liverpool Cathedral

Enjoy three presentations and time for stillness and prayer, reflective chant and sharing of stories on Saturday 28 October 10.00am – 4.00pm.
Contact Liz Chalk or Liverpool Cathedral www.liverpool.anglican,org.

Thanks for the Harvest

Ormskirk Foodbank give thanks for the Harvest food donated by Christ Church – from the school and the church.  The total weight was 290kg, which has a monetary value of about £500 and sufficient food for nearly 700 meals.  In the last 3 months meals have been provided to 180 people in the Ormskirk area at a time of crisis in their lives.

We have also received a thank you form the Liberty Centre (formerly the West Lancs Women’s Refuge).  “The generous support from organizations like yours help us to continue our work and assist vulnerable people in our  community.

‘I Daniel Blake Film’
Ormskirk Churches Together are showing this film in the Ministry Centre on Monday 13 November 7:30pm too raise awareness of the food bank. We will also be joined by volunteers from the food bank who will give a short presentation after the film

There is no charge to see the film, just turn up, but we ask that you donate one of the following items for the Christmas hampers. Please remember that any food needs to be non-perishable: Christmas puddings (with NO alcohol in them) or sponge puddings, Tins of ham, packets of biscuits, boxes of chocolates, mince pies, savoury items, e.g. peanuts, jam/Pickles, Christmas crackers, toiletries.  For more information please see Sarah

Giving to Christ Church
If you are considering supporting Christ Church through planned financial giving, please see one of the wardens (Jaime Craig, David Dennison, Jenny Rawcliffe and Ann Roberts,) who will advise you what to do. Alternatively, you may enquire at the parish office or speak with Neil Heyes, the PCC treasurer.

Our charity number is 1129036. If you give cash in the offering, please consider using one of the blue envelopes at the back of church for one-off gifts.  It simply means that we can probably increase your offering by 25% through Gift Aid.  Please write your name – otherwise we cannot claim a tax refund. If you use these regularly, it would probably be easier to belong to the envelope scheme.  Contact Jen Ray (421671).

You may support our ministry financially by sending a text to 70070. Just text CCAX99 £aa, where aa is the amount to be given.

Legacy Giving

Have you thought about leaving a gift to Christ Church in your will?

Speak to one of the wardens or a member of the finance team for a copy of our Legacy Pack

Church Office  01695 424530

This is open Monday – Friday 9.00am-1.00pm in the Ministry Centre.

For any information, including requests for baptism and thanksgiving services, weddings, funerals and room bookings, call in or phone 424530, or email


13 November           Knit and natter coffee morning

13 November            I Daniel Blake film

15 November            Girlie Night In – Christmas flowers

18 November            Alpha Holy Spirit day

19 November            ‘What Now’ event for 16 -25s St James in the City

15 December            Girlie Night In – Rock Choir concert

25 November            Christmas Fair

27 November            Commissioning service for pastoral team in church

8 December               Fusion Christmas party 11-18’s

16 December            Funday at Ormskirk Market plus ‘Advent Sleepout’ at the Clocktower.


2 February               Youth weekend away St Johns in the Vale year 7+

18 February              Philip Mountstephen, Executive Leader of Church Mission Society  visiting

8 April                       Ross retires as vicar of Christ Church

4-7 May                     Church holiday to Scargill House

17  May                     Archdeacon’s visitation St Michael’s Aughton

1 – 2 June                 Big Church Day Out North

30 June                     Park Praise Ormskirk

ITEMS FOR NEXT SUNDAY’S NOTICE SHEET contact the church office.

Our key task at Christ Church is to share Jesus with everyone beginning in our community.