WELCOME TO CHRIST CHURCH
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 4 April
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
- You can join a church meeting when it’s running by simply clicking on this link: https://zoom.us/j/9754450068?pwd=MGN3cDIyLzdaYktwTUtlUnhWMkxDQT09
- Or you can join by clicking on the “Join a Meeting” button and using the Meeting ID: 975 445 0068 and Password (email the church office or speak to a warden)
See below for what is happening at Christ Church this week.
Sunday 4th April Easter Sunday
6:15am live from the vicarage garden early sunrise service with Sarah and Andy
9am HC in church with Sarah and Geoff
10:45am on zoom and Facebook Sarah will be helping us to consider how we can stay connected to the vine, the source of all our wellbeing.
The Easter cross
The cross will be in church for the 9am service and left outside after the service has finished. If people wish to place flowers in the cross please do so using gloves so that we protect all who want to celebrate that Jesus is risen indeed!
Week beginning 5th April there will be no morning prayer or Compline this week. Can we encourage you access Lectio 365 or Spring Harvest for your daily devotionals please see below.
Sarah, Andy and Vicky will be on annual leave week beginning 5th April. In case of an emergency please phone the office and you will be directed to Rev’d Janet Roberts’ phone.
Sunday 11th April – low Sunday (Sarah, Andy away)
9am HC in church please pre-book through the office before Tuesday 30th March
10:45am on zoom and Facebook Rikki will be helping us explore our financial wellbeing
Wellbeing Journey Lent course
A reminder that there will be no wellbeing course on Monday 5th April or Wednesday 7th April. We conclude our wellbeing course on Monday 12th 7:30pm & Wednesday 14th 2pm.
Are you in a LYFE group?
As our Lent wellbeing journey course comes to an end I want to encourage everyone to join a LYFE group. A small group can give us a sense of belonging. It can really help us grow in our spiritual wellbeing as well as supporting each other through prayer.
Some groups may prefer to stay online whilst others will meet face to face. Some have discovered the wonders of what’s app. No matter how we meet it is good to be connected. If you are not in a LYFE group and would like to join a group please email Geoff Fallows firstname.lastname@example.org
We will be looking to restart LYFE groups and to host new groups after Easter.
- Our Easter services and the witness that Christ is risen indeed!
- Spring Harvest and the witness across the internet
- Rest for those who are taking sometime off
PLEASE PRAY FOR those who are sick Gerda Dennison, Bill Evans, Gabrielle Foster, Dave Harris, Stan and June Huyton, Gladys Jenkins, Cynthia McDonald, Pat Stewart and Bridget Wainwright
The bereaved family and friends of Gay Wells
Ministry Centre Easter Closure: The office will be closed from 4pm on Tuesday, 30th March and reopens at 9am on Tuesday, 13th April.
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.
11th April service at 9am
Please pre book for this service by phoning the office before 4pm on 26th March as the office will be closed Holy week & Easter week.
Spring Harvest 4th – 8th April
If you enjoyed Spring Harvest last year then why not join them again from 4th – 8th April. The theme is ‘Unrivalled: Why We Worship’. The programme is for all ages; through music, teaching and workshops and costs £55 for the whole family. To book click on the link below.
World Day of Prayer
An ‘in person’ service is hoped Friday 21st May either at Ormskirk Parish church if allowed to be in church or at Lathom Park Chapel (outside) if the numbers are too great for indoors and social distancing.
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.
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 CHRISTCHURCHONE 3 to 70085 to donate £3
(or replace 3 with another amount eg 10, 30, 50 etc. eg CHRISTCHURCH 10 or 20, or
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
DATES FOR YOUR DIARY
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