Sunday 22nd April

            The Parish of Christ Church, Lancaster.

A vibrant inclusive worshipping community

22nd April 2018

 

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 Askew, Josephine Smith, baby Lucy, Reg Boss, Margaret and Graham Bullock, Anne and Ken Duncan, William Buckley

RIP Doreen Yates, Norman Borrill, Darren Hornby

 

Thought for the week

Like sheep that get lost nibbling away at the grass because they never look up, we often focus so much on ourselves and our problems that we get lost. Allen Klein

 
Action for the week

Weather permitting, line-dry your clothes outside to reduce pollution, while also cutting your energy bill, getting more exercise, enjoying the fresh air and extending the life of your clothes.

 

CALENDAR

Sunday April 22nd

8.30 am – Said Eucharist

10.30 am – Parish Eucharist and Children’s Church

12 pm – Discussion group

6 pm – Said Eucharist

Monday

9.15 am – Morning Prayer, Vicarage

10 am – Standing Committee

Tuesday

9.30 am – Church cleaning – volunteers welcome

6 pm – Vestry – wedding and baptism bookings

Wednesday

Interviews for Head Teacher of Christ Church school

5.30 pm – Meditation

6 pm – Evening prayer

Friday

     9.30 am – Said Eucharist

10-30 am Tiddlers (Pre-School group)

Sunday April 29th

8.30 am – Said Eucharist

10.15 am – APCM Elections

10.30 am – Parish Eucharist and Children’s Church

12 pm – Discussion group

6 pm – Said Eucharist

 

ANNUAL PAROCHIAL CHURCH MEETING (APCM)

This will be held on Sunday 29th April. The elections for such roles as churchwardens, church council members etc will take place at 10-15am. Reports will be delivered as part of the 10-30 service. This is an important event, with the financial report being especially significant. Please ensure that you are present.

 

ELECTORL ROLL

We are currently updating the Electoral Roll prior to the APCM. If you live outside the parish you’ll need to fill in a form. More information and the forms are available from the clergy.

 

CHURCHWARDEN

One of our churchwardens is not standing again this year. We therefore have a vacancy for a churchwarden, which is a vital role in our church life. Please speak to the clergy to find out more.

 

VISION MAPPING AND FUTURE PLANNING

We are looking forward to welcoming Rev Dr Richard Impey to work with us as we plan out the future life of our church. he is joining us as preacher on May 6th and 13th, and then again on  June 10th. On Sundays May 13th and June 10th he is also leading exciting workshops and discussion groups from 9-15 until 10-15, and then from 12-00 to 1-00. These are open to everyone! Please put these dates in your diary and make sure you attend. It’s helpful if you can sign up so that we can get the right amount of refreshments.

 

Friday 25th May, 7pm – Family Ceilidh

At The Centre@Halton to raise funds for FOCC. Tickets £10 or £30 per family. Call 07854597185 to reserve your tickets.

 

TIDDLERS This group for pre-school children and their parents and carers meets on Fridays at 10.30 am. There is space to play, a craft table and a time of singing children’s action songs. A simple lunch is available for those who wish to stay for something to eat.

 

Food Bank As well as the usual items the Food Bank needs donations of lentils, chick peas, vegetable oil and rice.

 

FLOWERS We have launched  a new way of raising some funds for church flowers. It is similar to the ‘Sponsor a Sunday’ scheme, where people can choose a special Sunday to have flowers prepared. The suggested donation is £20.

 

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. All welcome. More details from Jacqueline Stamper.

 

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.