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Sunday, 21 May, 2017 5th Sunday of Easter

“ For the Lord is good; his steadfast love endures forever, and his faithfulness to all generations.”

Psalm 100:5

Today

Christian community

We Gather Together

Psalm 100, 1 Peter 3.13-22, John 14.15-21

8.15 am         Holy Communion

10.45 a.m.     Family Service

6:30 pm Evening Worship

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

Saturday 7.00 am prayer in the Ministry Centre

Monday

10:00 am Knit and Natter coffee morning

11:00 am       Funeral of Viv Patterson

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

Tuesday

10.00 am       Toddler group meets in the Ministry Centre

There is currently a waiting list for new members

12:30 pm       Book Club Meets in the Ministry Centre

7:30 pm         Men Alive meets in the Ministry Centre. Speaker Bill Evans

7.30 pm         House group at 19 Peet Avenue

7.30 pm         Vicarage house group at the Ministry Centre

7.45 pm         House group at the Ministry Centre

Wednesday

12.30 pm       Luncheon club meets in the Ministry Centre

7.30 pm         House group meets in the Ministry Centre

7.30 pm         Beta group meets in the Ministry Centre

7:30pm           Youth Alpha meets in the Ministry Centre

Thursday

7.30 pm         Alpha continues in the Ministry Centre

7.30 pm         House group meets in the Ministry Centre

7:30pm           Parent Talk event at Bridge Chapel Centre (see below)

Friday

2.00 pm         House group meets at 79 Turnpike Road

Saturday

Next Sunday

Christian community

Community Commissioned

1 Peter 5.6-11, Luke 10:1-20

8.15 am         Holy Communion

10.45 a.m.     Joint service with Cottage Lane Mission

No evening service

PLEASE PRAY FOR those who are sick: Don Campbell, Chris McCormack, Iain Mackenzie, Grace Rawcliffe, Bill Stead and Gay Wells.

For the bereaved family and friends of Brenda Jackson, Viv Patterson and Billie Virgo

PRAYER POINTERS

  • Table 49 which meets at Weatherspoon’s in Ormskirk
  • Knit and Natter
  • Ross and Jacqui in Argentina and their journey home

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

Christ Church have become dementia friends

On Monday 8th May Joe Sherville, Dementia friends champion awarded members of the pastoral team and volunteers from café vista a certificate of achievement. Christ Church are working to help Dementia friends reach the target of 4 million Dementia friends by 2020. We are working to become Dementia friendly 2017-2020. Another session will be run in October for anyone interested in becoming a dementia friend.

Praying for our young people facing exams.

Over the next few months many of our young people are facing exams. If you can commit to praying for them through May and June it would make a big difference. We know that Prayer changes things.

University – Aimee Ellis, Steph Lake, Andy Monks, Alice Price,

A Levels - Luke Chorley, Ben Fallows, Jacob Foster , Jessica Harrison, Hannah Lee,

Lydia O’Donoghue, Liam Scroggie

College exams Anna Stewart, Amanda Trickett

AS -Sophie Ellis, Matthew Price, Niamh Roberts, Josh Sime

GCSE – Adam Arrowsmith, Emily Chapple, Freya Lee

Joint meal for Wives and Men Alive

The joint meal is on Tuesday 27th June at 7:30pm in the Ministry Centre. Please let Lynn Seddon know if you are attending on 577930.

Parent Talk event

Feel you could do with some fresh inspiration as a parent? Under pressure to be. Parent talk – Parenting under 12’s a survival guide is an event sponsored by Care for the Family. Thursday 25 May Bridge Centre Chapel Liverpool, 7:30-10pm For more information or to book  https://www.careforthefamily.org.uk/events/parenting-events/parentalk

Thy Kingdom Come

Join the global wave of prayer from 25th May – 4th June. Pray as an Individual or as a family. For more information on how you can get involved go to

www.thykingdomcome.global/prayerresources

We are going to the Big Church Day Out

The Liverpool Diocese are going to the Big Church Day Out! Friday and Saturday, 2/3 June Capesthorne Hall, Cheshire,
The Big Church Day Out gathers Christians from all over the country, of all ages and denominations for a weekend of worship, family fun, music and celebration. Groups and families come from all across the country, bringing many of their un-churched friends and family along as an introduction to church and faith.

A group of people from Christ Church will be going to this event.

Info Sarah and Fiona Craig.

Sunday 11th June

West Lancs Footpath Group are hosting their 40th Anniversary walk on Sunday 11th June 1:30 – 4pm. They are starting from the Ministry Centre. A couple of folk from Church will be taking part in the walk. If you enjoyed the Bluebell and Blossom walk then why not join us and support our local community. For more information see Sarah or Milly Casey.

Giving Envelopes from April are now available at the back of church. 

If you already give by envelope, please collect yours.

If  you would like to use this weekly giving scheme, take a pack  Just record your name and address on the list, together with the envelope number you have chosen.

If you can Gift Aid your regular giving the church gets an extra 25%.

Gift Aid Forms are also available in Church.

Info Jen Ray (421671 or mobile 07790351385.

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

25 May – 4 June      Thy Kingdom come.

28 May                      Joint service with CLM

1 June                        Visitation service at St Cuthbert, Halsall

2– 3 June                  Big Church Day Out

6 June                        Prayer for the Nation at Emmanuel Church 7:30-8:30pm

11 June                     Holy Spirit away day Youth Alpha Year 7-9

11 June                     Walk in Conjunction with West Lancs Footpath group

17 June                     Family Car Rally

27 June                     Joint Wives/Men Alive Meal with Archdeacon Jennifer: £12

4 July                         Visit of Simon Guillebaud

7 – 9 July.                  Church family camp at Scarisbrick

16 July                      CURIOUS event for 11-18 @CLM

20 Aug                       Ainsdale Beach with Fusion families

8-10 September       Youth (11 – 18) weekend away Rydal Hall

23 September           Tower open day

3 October                   Launch of our 50th Alpha

13 October                Laser Quest Fusion event 11-18s

15 October                Confirmation service at Christ Church

13 November           Knit and natter coffee morning

19 November            CURIOUS event for 11-18 @CLM

25 November            Christmas Fair

8 December               Fusion Christmas party 11-18s

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.