Weekly News

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Sunday 18th November            Second Sunday before Advent

 

Today – we welcome Andrew Monks home from Uganda he will be speaking at our 10:45 service.

Mark 4:1-29, 2 Corinthians 5-11-17

8:15 Holy Communion

10:45 Family service

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

 

Monday

10.30 am Housegroup at 15 Cole Crescent

7.00 pm Table 49 at Wetherspoons in Ormskirk: Geoff Fallows

 

Tuesday

10:00 am Toddlers meet in the Ministry Centre

7:30 pm House group in the Ministry Centre: info Eddie Marshman

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

7:45pm Wives group meets in the Ministry Centre

 

Wednesday

12:30 Luncheon Club meets in the Ministry Centre

7:30 pm Housegroup meets in the Ministry Centre (Arwel Roberts)

7:30pm  Housegroup meets in the Ministry Centre (Jonathan Lock)

8:00 pm Growing Roots at the Oaks. Meets at the Royal Oak pub

 

Thursday

7:00pm Finance meeting in the Ministry Centre

7:30pm Velocity (Year 9+) Noel Gate (see Louise Kelly)

 

Friday

9am ‘Hush before the rush’ reflective stations in church – open until 9pm

11:00 a.m. FACT meets in Café Vista

1pm – 3pm Christmas afternoon tea for over 60s in the Ministry Centre (see below)

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

 

Saturday

9am Hush before the rush’ reflective stations in church –  open until 9pm

2pm – 4pm Family Christmas party in the Ministry Centre (see below)

 

Next Sunday  –

Mark 8:34-38, Mark 16:14-20, Psalm 118:1-2, 14-24

8:15 Holy Communion

10:45 Family service

4:00pm Holy Communion

Church open until 9pm

5:00pm Christmas light switch on Ormskirk

 

PLEASE PRAY FOR those who are sick: Eileen Abram, Barbara Brookfield, Dot Birchall, Jaime Craig,  Gerda Dennison, Felix Durnion, Vera Greenfield, Mia Huyton, Norma Kenworthy, Carol Kelly, Sue Luck, Chris McCormack and Jean Shingler.

 

The bereaved family and friends of

Marjorie Walsh (Liz Chalk’s sister-in-law)

 

PRAYER POINTERS

  • Prayers for our next vicar and the parish representatives David Dennison, Angela Mellor, Jaime Craig
  • Hush before the rush prayer stations
  • Christmas parties for over 60s and families

 

Cafe Vista

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

 

Knit and Natter coffee morning

Congratulations to Knit and Natter group who organised a very fruitful coffee morning. Thanks to people’s generosity they managed to raise £350 to be shared between West Lancs Debt advice and food bank. A big thank you to them and everyone who attended.

 

Interregnum update. 

The advertising and application process is now underway. Please contrive to pray for those involved. We have had a handful of hard copies of the parish profile printed so that the congregation can see the final product, which includes the outcome of the consultation. Please have a look (in church and ministry centre) but don’t take them away so others can have a look too. It’s also available on the Church website. If you would like a hard copy please add your name to the list at the back of Church – printing cost £4 per booklet

 

Launching “Growing roots at the Oaks pub”

On Wednesdays from 8pm – 9:30pm a new group are meeting at the Royal Oak pub on Liverpool Road. This group is open to everyone but is aimed particularly for people on the fringe of church, exploring faith or who have no faith. Each week a topical question will be discussed from a faith perspective. If you want to know more please contact Cian O’Donoghue or Lynn Armes.

 

Have you got the skills we need?

We are looking for looking for someone to take over as PCC Treasurer from January 2019. With the help and support of our current Treasurer, you will be responsible for supervising the PCC Finance Officer to compile 2019 accounts. Progress is reported to the PCC on a monthly basis at PCC meetings.  We are praying for someone with the necessary skills to takeover this essential role. Should you feel you’re being called to help, please contact Sarah, one of our Wardens or Neil our current Treasurer.

 

Tickets now available for the Festive Christmas weekend (23rd-24th November)

On Friday 23rd November 1pm – 3pm over 60s can enjoy sandwiches, cakes and tea. There will be music and a chance to browse a couple of festive stall in the Ministry Centre. Tickets £2

On Saturday 24th November 2pm – 4pm we will be hosting a Festive Christmas party for families. There will be crafts, food, sing a long and a visit from Santa as we all as chance for children to buy some presents for their families. Tickets £3 per child (family £5)

 

‘Hush Before the Rush’ event

Church will be open from Friday 23rd – Monday 26th November 9am – 9pm. Prayer stations will be available to allow people to take time to pray and reflect before the ‘rush of Christmas’. This will include a chance to pray whilst the interviews for the new vicar take place on Monday 26th November.

 

Return of the Pop-Up Restaurant!

Come and join us at our pop-up restaurant and treat yourself in peace, joy and fellowship on Saturday, 1st December. Our ‘Festive feast’ is a three course meal £20 per head (payment in advance).  Menu and tickets are available from Carolyn Barker (07786238288 email: cazbrkr@yahoo.co.uk) and Vicky Sime in the Ministry Centre on 01695 424530.

 

Giving to Christ Church

Giving Envelopes for 2018/2019 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.

 

DATES FOR YOUR DIARY

9 December Toy Service

13 December Book Club

15 December Live Nativity in Ormskirk

15 December Youth Christmas Party

16 December Christingle

17 December Beer and Carols Wetherspoon’s pub Ormskirk

23 December Nativity, Nine lessons and Carols

2019

6 January Epiphany Party

7th – 10th March Bishop’s Mission Liverpool Diocese

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