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2021 Bible Motto verse

Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer. Contribute to the needs of the saints and seek to show hospitality”                                                           Romans 12:12-13 (ESV)

Sunday 17 January

WELCOME TO CHRIST CHURCH

It is really good to have you with us on zoom/facebook at 10:45am

10:45am service, Connect @ 4 and Acorn

Join a zoom meeting by Computer, Phone or iPad

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

Sunday 17th January                                                       The 2nd Sunday of Epiphany

 10:45am on zoom and Facebook – Graham will be speaking to us about being a transformed community. Romans 12:1-2

4:30pm –  Diddy Disciples

 9.00am Morning Prayer Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday on zoom and Facebook.

6:30-7pm Compline Sunday and Wednesday evening on Facebook

Monday

9am Morning Prayer on Facebook and zoom

Tuesday

9am Morning Prayer on Facebook and zoom

7:30pm Alpha online

7:30pm Deanery Synod on zoom

 Wednesday

9am Morning Prayer on Facebook and zoom

 Thursday

9am Morning Prayer on Facebook and zoom

2pm Funeral of Audrey Metcalfe in church

Friday

Saturday

 Sunday 24th January

10:45am on zoom and Facebook – Andy will be speaking to us about being a serving community. Romans 12:3-8

PRAYER POINTERS

  •  Our Alpha course
  • Children and young people meeting in Diddy Disciples, Xplore, Acts 29, momentum
  • Our ministry with luncheon club and the nursing homes

PLEASE PRAY FOR those who are sick Barker family, Gerda Dennison, Bill Evans, Ron and Barbara Griffin, Jenny Henratty, Brenda Nixon, Pat Stewart and Bridget Wainwright

The bereaved family and friends of Audrey Metcalfe

Prayer request form on our website.

You can now request prayer via a form on our website. Please go to http://www.christchurchaughton.org.uk/prayer. Prayer requests will be gathered and sent to the prayer team on a weekly basis.  The requests will only be read by prayer team and then deleted at the end of a week.

 2021 Bible motto verse

On Sunday 10th January we launched our new Bible motto verse for 2021 from Romans 12:12-13

As in previous years we have printed 500 Bible motto cards .Bill Evans actually designed them before Christmas, which is amazing.  If you would like to collect

A Bible motto verse then you can collect them from

  1. Ministry Centre – Plastic box outside the front door
  2. Vicarage  – box outside front door

Please can you wear gloves to handle and take the motto cards thanks for your co-operation

Lent course – “The Well Being Journey” – Across (St Michael’s Aughton, Holy Trinity Bickerstaffe)

We are running an 8-week online Lent course on zoom called “The Wellbeing Journey”

The Wellbeing Journey is a new series exploring holistic wellness: body, mind and spirit.

Over the course we will be looking at: A wellbeing Mindset, Physical wellbeing, Emotional wellbeing, Spiritual wellbeing, Relational wellbeing, financial wellbeing and Vocational wellbeing. A book “God’s plan for your well being’ by Dave Smith accompanies the course. This is also ideal for those unable to access zoom. The book costs £8.99. It is reduced to £5 if we order more than 20. If you want to order a book then please let Vicky in the office know by Friday 22nd January or you can order your own copy https://www.waverleyabbeyresources.org/product/gods-plan-for-your-wellbeing/

This is a great course to join wherever you are on your journey of faith. It is also a brilliant course to invite your non-Christian friends.

You can join this course at any of the churches below and at the following times and this course will replace our normal LYFE groups. If you want to join please email Sarah/Andy so we know your coming. Share the invite with friends. We will also be offering a parallel course for our children and young people. More information to follow.

Christ Church Aughton (normal zoom code)

  • Monday 15th February at 7:30pm for 8 weeks
  • Wednesday 17th February at 2pm for 8 weeks

St Michael’s Aughton ( Microsoft teams see below for link)
https://tinyurl.com/WellbeingJourney

  • Wednesday 17th February at  7:30pm ( 8 weeks)
  • Friday 19th February  at 2pm ( 8 weeks)

Update during National Lockdown.

Prior to the news that we were entering a national lockdown I met with the wardens and together we decided to suspend our 9am worship service until the end of January. Now that we are in lockdown we have decided to suspend in person worship for as long as we are in national lockdown. We understand that this decision causes difficulties for people who are unable to access worship online but as always we want to ensure that we put people’s safety first. We want to reassure you that we will do everything we can to resource people spiritually at this difficult time.

If you are interested in joining us for our online worship and have a mobile phone, ipad or computer please do make contact with us and we can help you access Facebook or zoom. You can of course watch all of our services by going to our Christ Church Aughton You Tube channel (more details below)

For those unable to access technology I will be sending a home worship booklet through the post week beginning 18th January.

I am grateful to Angela Mellor, Pauline Welsh and the pastoral team for continuing to make contact via the telephone with those who are shielding and having to self isolate

If you do need to talk to someone then please don’t hesitate to contact myself or Angela Mellor.

You Tube Channel – please subscribe if you haven’t already done so. This is free

We currently have 47 people subscribing we really need over 100. The more people we have subscribing the more opportunity we have of people seeing the content on our channel. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCqGzFmZBElKPvuEMhp9drnw

 Weekly Notices

If you know of anyone who would like to get our notices please let the office know an email address. Notices are sent on a Thursday and are also available on our website. Items for next weeks notices please contact the church office before Wednesday.

 Giving to Christ Church

As we start to go back to church we are being discouraged from handling cash. If you currently give via envelopes or on the plate please can we ask you to consider joining the Parish Giving Scheme please see information below or talk to Sarah or Chris Matthews.

It gives all of us peace of mind – you’re not worrying about your envelopes with your cash gift piling up while church is closed and we’re not worrying about loss of income

How to give using the Parish Giving Scheme
We would encourage all church members who plan to give regularly to use this Scheme. If
you already give by Standing Order then we would encourage you to change to the
Scheme. The Church cannot accept Direct Debits but the Scheme can. It makes Gift Aid
processing much easier for the church and allows you to arrange for your giving to keep up
with inflation! There are two ways to join:
1. Download the information pack from the “Support Us” website page, print out the
application form, fill it in and send it off (or request it from the Ministry Centre Office).
2. or Apply by phone – call the dedicated telephone line: 0333 002 1271 (Weekdays 9am-5pm). The simple sign-up process takes approx. 15 minutes and the following information is needed:
>Personal bank account details
>The name of the parish – Christ Church Aughton
>PGS code – 220622142
>Diocese – Diocese of Liverpool
>Confirm if you want to increase your gift in line with inflation each year
>Confirm if you are eligible for Gift Aid
You can make changes at anytime by post, phone or email.
If you are unable to move to the Parish Giving Scheme and want to continue giving via
envelopes then please either leave them at the vicarage or contact Chris Matthews and he
will collect them.
Bank Transfer
Our bank details are:
Account Name PCC Christ Church Aughton
Sort Code 16-27-22
Account Number 12203505
Please use your initial and surname as the Reference for identification and Gift Aid
purposes. You may also wish to email us to confirm your payment date and amount.

TEXT Giving
Text CHRISTCHURCHONE 3 to 70085 to donate £3
(or replace 3 with another amount eg 10, 30, 50 etc. eg CHRISTCHURCH 10 or 20, or
50 etc.)
Texts cost £3/£10/£30/£50 etc. plus one standard rate message and you’ll be opting in to
hear more about our work and fundraising via telephone and SMS.
If you’d like to give £3/£10/£30/£50 etc. but do not wish to receive marketing
communications then add NOINFO to the message e.g. text CHRISTCHURCHONENOINFO
3 (or other amount).

Church Office 01695 424530
This is open Tuesday – 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

2021

Prov date 26th – 29th March Youth weekend away

Prov date 20th March – PCC and Ministry team away day

27th June ordination of our curate Jackie Dean

Prov date 17th – 19th September Youth weekend away

A service of reflection and thanksgiving on 75th Anniversary of VE Day

A service of reflection and thanksgiving on 75th Anniversary of VE Day. We will be loading this on our website later today.

Posted by Sarah O'Donoghue on Friday, 8 May 2020