Sunday 11th June

            The Parish of Christ Church, Lancaster.

A vibrant inclusive worshipping community

11th June 2017

 

Welcome to Christ Church today, especially any visitors and those worshipping with us for the first time. We hope that within our worship everyone – regardless of age – will have a moment of highlight. This might be the music or a line from a hymn, something from the Bible readings or prayers or sermon. It might simply be worshipping in fellowship with other people. Please do stay for refreshments at the back of church.

 

Useful things to know about us:

  • This building is fitted with an induction loop system – please put your hearing aid to the ‘T’ position.
  • Magnifying sheets are available – please ask a steward.
  • If you prefer not to receive the communion wine, eg if you are in recovery, please feel free to simply return to your seat having received the bread first.
  • Mums are very welcome to breast feed babies anywhere in the church where they feel comfortable. Likewise babies can be bottle-fed anywhere. There is a baby-change area at the back of the church.

 

Please remember in your prayers:

Those who are ill:  Hannah Warriner, Cath Jarvis, Hilda Westerman, Youngblood McCray, Jean Stanfield,  Lesley Long, David and Audrey Askew, , Josephine Smith, Norman Borrill

RIP Maxine Crinion, Peter Riggulsford, the victims of the Manchester and London attacks, Andrew Lean

 

Thought for the week

You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. Plato

 

Action for the week

Think twice before you use your car. Could you walk, cycle or catch the bus instead?

 

CALENDAR

Sunday June 11th

    8.30 am – Said Eucharist

10.30 am – Parish Eucharist and Children’s Church

6 pm – Said Eucharist

Monday 

    9.15 am – Morning prayer at the Vicarage

Tuesday

9.30 am – Church cleaning – volunteers welcome.

5.30 pm – Evening Prayer

6pm – Vestry – wedding and baptism bookings

Wednesday

9.15 – Morning Prayer

5.30 pm – Silent Meditation

6 pm – Evening Prayer

Friday

    9.30 am – Said Eucharist

10-30am Tiddlers pre-school group

Sunday June 18th

    8.30 am – Said Eucharist

10.30 am – Parish Eucharist and Children’s Church

6 pm – TAIZE EUCHARIST

 

Christian Aid Sale

Thank you to everyone who helped at and came to the Christian Aid sale last weekend. It raised over £650! Well done!

 

Eco – Church

We have a theme each month for how we can adjust our lifestyle to be more environmentally friendly. This month we are focusing on Travel and how to make our journeys less damaging to the environment. Can you walk, cycle or take the bus rather then get straight into the car?

 

Flower Fund The flower fund is presently very low. If anyone would like to make a donation Audrey Davies will be delighted to accept your offering.

 

MIRTH AND MOANING

The informal support group for those living with pain or distress meets on the following dates at 2-15 in the church hall: 27 June and 25 July. All welcome. More details from Jacqueline Stamper.

 

Tiddlers Our group for pre-school children and their parents or carers meets every Friday morning 10.30 – 11.45 in the Church Hall. There is lunch provided afterwards for those who wish to stay.

 

PRAYER REQUESTS You can send requests for prayer by text to 07980 351855. If you would like to join the prayer group who respond to these requests, or you would like to know more, then talk to Pat.

  

 

The Bible readings for today …

 Isaiah 40

Who has measured the waters in the hollow of his hand and marked off the heavens with a span, enclosed the dust of the earth in a measure, and weighed the mountains in scales and the hills in a balance?  Who has directed the spirit of the Lord, or as his counsellor has instructed him? Whom did he consult for his enlightenment, and who taught him the path of justice? Who taught him knowledge, and showed him the way of understanding? Even the nations are like a drop from a bucket, and are accounted as dust on the scales; see, he takes up the isles like fine dust.  Lebanon would not provide fuel enough, nor are its animals enough for a burnt-offering. All the nations are as nothing before him; they are accounted by him as less than nothing and emptiness. Have you not known? Have you not heard? The Lord is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He does not faint or grow weary; his understanding is unsearchable. He gives power to the faint, and strengthens the powerless. Even youths will faint and be weary, and the young will fall exhausted;  but those who wait for the Lord shall renew their  strength, they shall mount up with wings like eagles, they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint.
2 Corinthians 13

Finally, brothers and sisters,* farewell.* Put things in order, listen to my appeal,* agree with one another, live in peace; and the God of love and peace will be with you. 12Greet one another with a holy kiss. All the saints greet you. 13 The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, the love of God, and the communion of* the Holy Spirit be with all of you.

 

Matthew 28

Now the eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain to which Jesus had directed them. 17When they saw him, they worshipped him; but some doubted. 18And Jesus came and said to them, ‘All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. 19Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20and teaching them to obey everything that I have commanded you. And remember, I am with you always, to the end of the age.’*