Weekly News on Friday 8 July 2022

Dear Church Community,

Hello everyone,

I trust you have had a lovely week, enjoying God’s goodness. Thank you to all those who sent cards and messages to Marjorie Skerrett on her 97th birthday! Marjorie was very blessed by your love and kindness. I’m looking forward to Sunday and our church family worshipping together. Please find in the email below details of Sunday’s services and other items of church news.

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SUNDAY SERVICES

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The services on Sunday 10th July are:

  • 9:00 AM Traditional (Book of Common Prayer) Service of Holy Communion (with refreshments afterwards)
  • 11:00 AM Contemporary Service of Holy Communion LIVE streamed (with refreshments afterwards)
  • 5:00 PM ‘Treehouse’ Informal Family Worship Service (with refreshments on arrival)

‘Clubhouse’ meets in the Hall during Treehouse for primary-school aged children.

If you’re unable to attend due to health and mobility, please be assured we continue to livestream our main 11:00 AM service. It can be viewed on our YouTube channel HERE and our Facebook channel HERE. You can download and print the order of service and bring it along with you if you wish to. Click HERE if so. Our focus on Sunday is on the Bible reading in Luke 10.25–37 (Church Bible page 869). 

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BISHOP JULIAN’S VISIT

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Bishop Julian is visiting our Deanery as part of his farewell prayer visits around the Diocese. All are welcome. It is taking place at St. John’s Little Thornton on Wednesday 13th July at 2:30 PM. Also at this service, Rev Jane Atkinson will be commissioned as the new Area Dean of the Poulton Deanery.

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MEN UNITED

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Remember, it’s on Friday 15th July at 7:30 PM at the Vicarage. Please let John Hearnshaw know if you are coming. Bring £5 for food and bring your own drinks.

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DAY TRIP TO KESWICK

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It’s not too late to book – do speak to me if you’re interested.

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FOOD TECHNICIAN

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A local school has asked me to put word out to our church community. They are looking for a food technician. It’s a full-time role during term time. It involves helping prepare ingredients and working alongside the food studies teacher. For more information, do get in touch with me.

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HISTORY

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A message from Sally Johnson:

When you come to Church, whether it’s for a Service, a Sunday lunch, a cup of coffee, buying a book or joining in the activities, you will see all around you little plaques or notices saying things like: ‘Dedicated to the memory of’ and ‘In loving memory of’ and so on. I would like to ask you all if you know who these people are, anything you know about them, who they were, what they were to Christ Church, if they are buried in our Churchyard and if their relatives are still around or still come to Church, could you please write it down and leave it for me to collect, at the back of Church, as I would like to do a booklet alongside the History of our Church, but this will be about the people who ‘built’ our Church as part of our congregation, far more than the builders who put brick on brick. I look forward to hearing from you.

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WHALLEY ABBEY

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Do you like walking? And would you like to combine that with praying? If so, you might be interested in a walking and prayer retreat at the Diocesan Retreat House, Whalley Abbey. It will be led by Mark and Gill Ireland, Monday 15th August – Thursday 18th August 2022. Mark and Gill love walking in God’s creation. The aim of the retreat: an opportunity to spend time in God’s beautiful creation that will inspire us in our prayer. What is on offer: a stunning location – the Abbey is a great place to stay, an Elizabethan manor house built out of the old Abbot’s Lodgings, but with ensuite rooms, comfy beds and great food. Walks in the surrounding countryside: Gill and Mark will lead walks from the Abbey each day, with options for those who prefer longer and shorter distances. If you want to do your own thing a folder of alternative walks in the local area is available in the lounge, along with some local guidebooks. For more information, get in touch with me and I’ll point you in the right direction. 

God bless,

Damian

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