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Christ Church, Aughton www.ChristChurchAughton.org

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

2020 Bible Motto verse

Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us”

                                                                                      Ephesians 3:20


It is really good to have you with us – a special welcome if you are here for the first time. Do introduce yourself and enjoy some refreshments after the 10:45 service.


Today we continue our sermon series on whole life worship. At 8:15am Andy will be helping us to consider how worshipping God expresses our emotions. At 10:45am we welcome our two Baptism families and Geoff will be helping us explore the important decisions we make and how this this impacts on our journey of faith. There will be an opportunity in the service to pray for our everyday lives and workplaces as we worship God with our whole lives.


If you would like prayer ministry the team will be available at the prayer corner before and at the end of the service.


See below for what is happening at Christ Church this week.


 Sunday 16th February                               2nd Sunday before Lent


Today we continue our sermon series on whole life worship

8:15 am Worship expresses our emotions?

10:45am Jesus calls his disciples – what decision should we make?

8:15 am – Psalm 51, Mark 15:33-41, Acts 5:35-42

10:45 am – Mark 1:16-20

8:15 Holy Communion

10:45 Baptism service. Today we welcome the family and friends of Cora Litherland and Olivia Riley-Sinclair

10:45 Youth Alpha away day

4:00pm St Michael’s Aughton


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

(access via the Vestry door)

Saturday 7.00 am prayer in the Ministry Centre



10:30am – 12noon Pontville School pop up café at Café Vista

6.30pm Hope Course in conjunction with Macmillan meets at the Ministry Centre

7:00pm Table 49 Wetherspoons Ormskirk

7:00pm No LYFE group half term

7:30pm Tic Toc choir meets in the Ministry Centre

7:45 pm Wives group meet in the Ministry Centre



10:00am No toddlers half term

1:30pm LYFE group with Ailsa Berrington and Eric Wilson meet in the Ministry Centre

7:30pm Start course meets in the Ministry Centre

7:30 pm LYFE group with Eddie Marshman and Graham Stewart in the Ministry Centre Café Annexe

7:30 pm LYFE group with Jo Frackleton 50 Tennyson Drive



12:30 No luncheon club half term

7:30pm LYFE group with Arwel Roberts in the Ministry Centre conference room

LYFE group with Jonathan Lock are not meeting until after the Lent course.



7:00pm LYFE Group with John and Irene Critchley at 4, Ruff Lane, Ormskirk

7:30pm LYFE group with Tricia Slater and Ron Fyles meet in the Ministry Centre

7:30pm LYFE group with Julia Wilson 11 Cygnet Close

7:30pm LYFE group with Andy Monks meeting 35 St Helen’s, Ormskirk



11:00 am FACT meets in the Ministry Centre

2:00 pm House group meets 79 Turnpike Rd: Info Audrey Laird

7:45pm ‘Girlie Night In’ meets in the Ministry Centre



10am Saturday breakfast


Next Sunday we continue our sermon series on whole life worship 8:15 am Worship is reflective

10:45am Worship Inspires our Everyday Speech

8:15 am – Nehemiah 12:27-30, Luke 22:39-46, Revelation 5:8-14

10:45 am – Matthew 3:13-17

8:15 Holy Communion

10:45 Full immersion Baptism service in the Ministry Centre followed by a bring and share lunch if you can, bring along a salad or pudding. All Welcome

4:00pm Choral Evensong


PLEASE PRAY FOR those who are sick: Eileen Abram, Lesley Birchall, Fiona Cobbold, Gerda Dennison, Ron French, Mark Loudon, Jan Lovelady, Dot Roberts, Pat Stewart, and Jonathan Swift


The bereaved family and friends of Claire Hughes.



  • Milly Casey, Liz and Pete Chalk, Dorothy Harrison and Lisa Matthews in Uganda on mission
  • School and street pastors
  • Girlie Night In


We pray for Penny Barker, Willow Craig and Gill Gainer being baptised by for full immersion on 23rd February


Café Vista

We are pleased to announce that Café Vista has retained its 5 star rating from Environmental Health. Well done and thank you to all the volunteers and staff for all their hard work.


Church books, bible notes and card shop

Are you passionate about books and God? If so would you like to support Jan Lovelady in the running of this very valued Ministry? For more information contact Jan on 07587047159


Baptism 23rd February 2020

On Sunday 23rd February we will be offering full immersion Baptism in the Ministry Centre. If you would like to know more then please see Sarah. Preparation classes will begin mid January 2020.


‘Girlie Night In’

Join us on Friday 21st February for our pancake party as we raise money to help tackle poverty. We will bring the pancakes and plenty of lemon and sugar, but if you are feeling adventurous, why not bring something different to try – have a look on www.cuf.org.uk for ideas. Bring your friends and your own drinks! – over 18’s only!


LENT 2020

The feedback from last year’s Lent Bible course was so positive that we have decided to run another whole church Lent course. You can either join a group on Thursday evenings beginning Thursday 27th February – April 2nd 7:30pm – 9pm Or Tuesdays 3rd March – 7th April 1:30pm – 3pm. Each session will have a different speaker  eg Chris Rogers, Christy Wimber and offer us an opportunity to explore our Bible motto verse as we go immeasurably deeper, closer, higher and further into God’s love.

All LYFE groups are encouraged to meet on either a Thursday or a Tuesday during Lent. We would also encourage people who have not joined a LYFE group to come and join us for Lent. There is an accompanying 40 day Lent devotional which you can purchase

“Immeasurably Deeper’ Abby Guinness https://www.amazon.co.uk/Immeasurably-Deeper-40-Day-Devotional-Spirit/dp/0857216481


The Wisdom House – 17th March

If you went to the men-only “In the Arena” event in Preston last year,  then you’ll know how brilliant Rob Parsons’ evening events are.

“The Wisdom House” is a highly-recommended Care for the Family event for men AND women which is coming to Preston on 17th March 2020 from 7.30 to 10.00pm. You can book online (£7 per ticket) at cff.org.uk/wisdom Alternatively, see Eric Wilson or Geoff Fallows about going as part of our Christ Church group at the reduced price of £5 per person.


2020 Vision

As part of our 2020 vision Christ Church is committed to improving access for disabled people. One of the recent generous bequests received by the church was intended to be used for this purpose. The PCC has agreed to set up a working party which will consist of (John Appleton, Rikki Abernethy, Josh Johnston, and Jonathan Lock) to consider options for improving access to the church building, providing disabled toilet facilities, and refitting the kitchen area at the back of church, with the assistance of the Church Architect. We would then have to apply for a Faculty from the Diocese of Liverpool to undertake the necessary work. The working party are answerable to the PCC and will be also be consulting members of the congregation as we move forward. Further information and communication will be available from the notice sheet as and when we have updates. This is a very exciting chapter in the life of Christ Church and we would ask you to pray for those on the working party for God’s wisdom and discernment.


Consider magazine – what next in 2020?

For some time I have been asking myself the question “Why Consider is important and if it is how we might be able to do it differently?” At present only a few people contribute to Consider with the main responsibility falling on me as Vicar and Bill Evans as editor. I wonder in 2020 if it is time to take a step back and review the format of Consider as our communication in the Parish, including its effectiveness for helping people explore faith and know the love of Jesus. As we have read Claire Hughes taught herself word processing in order to edit and produce the Consider magazine. I wonder if God has placed the ministry of Consider on your heart or perhaps you are being called to contribute in some way. In order to move forward I would like to gather some feedback/suggestions from the congregation of how Consider can be improved/changed. 2020 offers a great opportunity to try something new and to create a team of people who are responsible for Consider. If you are able to offer feedback or would like a further conversation please see Sarah by the end of February.


IMPORTANT NOTICE – Calling or Church Keys holders

Please note that from 1st March the alarm code in church will changed. Please speak to John Critchley on this day or before 8th March to sign for your key and collect the new alarm code.



The distribution of Consider is a vital way of communicating in the parish. A few rounds have become vacant and we are looking for people to help deliver in the following roads. If you are able to help please see Sarah or one of the wardens.

Parkfield Close, (27)

Priory Grove (17)


Giving to Christ Church

Giving Envelopes for 2019/2020 are available at the back of Church.

Please speak to a warden or the Church Office if you wish to support Christ Church financially. 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.





24 Feb – Pastoral Care team meeting in the Ministry Centre 7:30pm

25 Feb – Pancake Party supporting tackling poverty campaign

26 Feb – MATCH prayer 7am

26 Feb – Ash Wednesday Service

27 Feb – Lent course begins Thursdays 7:30-9pm

3 March – Lent course begins Tuesdays 1:30-3pm

15 March – Service of Hope

17 March – Wisdom House Event

27 – 29 March Youth weekend away Peak Centre, Edale

5 April – Palm Sunday

9 April – Maundy Thursday service

10 April – Good Friday

12 April – Easter Sunday

12th July – Surf Stage  family fun day and Christian music festival -Parbold

12 July – 15 July we welcome a team from Arua Uganda

1- 5th August – DTI Youth Event Staffordshire Showground

12- 13 September Youth weekend away St Johns in the Vale


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