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Sunday, 10 December, 2017                                         Bible Sunday

“But the angel said to her, ‘Do not be afraid, Mary, you have found favour with God. 31 You will conceive and give birth to a son, and you are to call him Jesus.”

Luke 1:30-31

Today –

Isaiah 55.1-11 , 2 Timothy 3.14 – 4.5, Luke 1:26-38

8.15 a.m.       Holy Communion

Breakfast is served in Café Vista between the services

10.45 a.m.     Parade Toy Service

6:30 p.m.       Evening Prayer

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

Saturday 7.00 am prayer in the Ministry Centre

Monday

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

Tuesday

10.00 am       Toddler group meets in the Ministry Centre

There is currently a waiting list for new members

2:00pm           Mother’s Union meets in the Ministry Centre

7.30 pm         House group meets at 19 Peet Avenue

7:45 pm         House group meet in the Ministry Centre

There is no PCC this month

Wednesday

12:10 pm       Luncheon Club meets in the Ministry Centre for Christmas dinner

7:30 pm         House group meets in the Ministry Centre

7.45 pm         House group meets in the Ministry Centre

Thursday

7.30 pm Alpha in the Ministry Centre.

Friday

2:00 pm         House group meets at 79 Turnpike Road

7:45 pm         Girlie Night In with special guests Ormskirk Rock Choir

Saturday

10:00 am       Live Manger in Ormskirk

Next  Sunday

James 5.7-10, Matthew 11.2-11

8.15 a.m.       Holy Communion

10.45 a.m.     Family Nativity service

Followed by lunch in the Ministry Centre, everyone is welcome

6:30 p.m.       Nine lessons and Carols service

PLEASE PRAY FOR those who are sick: Don Campbell, David Cobbold, Fiona Cobbold, Glenys Hughes, Carol Kelly, Stan Livesley, Chris McCormack, Katherine Owe, Jen Ray, Betty Schofield and Christine Thomson.

PRAYER POINTERS

  • Members of our Mother’s Union, with enrolling member Audrey Laird
  • Our uniformed groups and their leaders
  • Girlie Night In event

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

Christmas family meal.

We look forward to a special celebratory meal together for everyone following the Nativity Service next Sunday, 17 December, in the Ministry Centre.  This will be mainly a bring and share, along with special activities for the whole family.

Please think about what you are able to contribute.

Volunteers for “Live Manger”

Ormskirk Churches Together are looking for volunteers to be part of the ‘Live’ Manger on Saturday 16 December and others to give out leaflets and the knitted angels.  Setting up at Wheatsheaf Walks from 9.30am and will finish at 1.00pm..

There will be a meeting for all volunteers at Cottage Lane Mission Thursday 7 December at 7.00pm.

Pastoral Team

On Monday 27 November pastoral team were commissioned in church. Since March the team have taken part in various training sessions on pastoral visiting, including bereavement and dementia. Whilst we believe that pastoral care is to be undertaken by all members of Christ Church, it is wonderful to have a designated team who will be able to support those on the fringes of Christ Church, visit the sick, isolated and support our own church family.

The pastoral team will be co-ordinated by Angela Mellor and Gill Ellis. If you would like a pastoral visit or you know someone who would please contact the office. Your details will be passed on.

Members of the pastoral team are: Simon Andrews, Lynn Armes, Wendy Arthur, Milly Casey, Liz Chalk, David Dennison, Helen Fallows, Mary Lyn Gill, Brenda Greenwood, Dorothy Harrison, Ann Lock, Jan Lovelady, Sue Leigh, Liz Mawdsley, Joan Massie, Naomi Price, Jenny Rawcliffe, Ann Roberts, Karen Roberts, Mary Roughley, Lynn Seddon,  Dave Sharples, Adele Spence, Bridget Wainwright, Pauline Welsh, Liz Williams and Rachel Yates. The team will be supported in prayer by Joan Shaw.

Table 49 “Beers and Carols”

On Monday 18 December Table 49 will be hosting Beer and Carols at Wetherspoons in

Ormskirk. This is a great opportunity to share the light of Christ.

Please contact Geoff

Fallows if you are able to attend the event and join in singing.

Church Holiday at Scargill House, Yorkshire Dales

Friday 4– Monday 7 May 2018

Why not come to spend the Bank Holiday weekend with others from Christ Church at Scargill House which is set in the wonderful landscape of the Yorkshire Dales. It’s an opportunity to relax, to grow established friendships and make new ones. A time to chill out, spend time with God, have great fellowship and recharge the batteries!

Further details available in booking leaflet available from back of church or church office.

CONSIDER distributors needed

Can you help with Victoria Road, Lynwood Avenue, Sherwood Ave  Lynwood End (45 copies) Standhouse Lane, Liverpool Road  (42 copies)

Holborn Hill (42 copies)

Convent Close and Black Moss Lane (37 copies).

Info:  Derek Andrews (581426) or the Church Office

Café Vista is open Tuesday to Friday, 10.30 am – 3.30 pm with Saturday breakfasts 10.00 – 12 noon.  There will be a full service upto Wednesday, 20 December and then a reduced service for the final two day, Thursday and Friday, 21&22 December
The café will then be closed for refit until Saturday, 27 January.
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 ChristChurchAughton@gmail.com.

DATES FOR YOUR DIARY

18 December            Table 49 “Beer & Carols” Wetherspoons Ormskirk

2018

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

18 February             Philip Mountstephen, Executive Leader of Church Mission Society

1 March                     Our 51st Alpha course begins

8 April                       Ross retires as vicar of Christ Church

4-7 May                     Church holiday to Scargill House

10 – 20 May             Thy Kingdom Come Global prayer initiative

17  May                     Archdeacon’s visitation St Michael’s Aughton

1 – 2 June                 Big Church Day Out North

30 June                     Park Praise Ormskirk

4-8 Aug                     Soul Survivor for Year 9 +

18-25 Aug                 MCYC Camp 12-15 year olds

25 Aug -1 Sept         MCYC Camp 15-17 year olds

7-9 September         Christ Church Bless Fest 2018

8 September            Tower Open day

21 October                Joint Confirmation service at St Michael’s Church

10 November            Proms night with the Salvation Army

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.