Notice Sheet | Sunday 19th September

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Women’s Breakfast, Sat 9th October, 8.30am at St Michaels with Lucy Slavin from St Peter’s Rock Ferry

We are much looking forward to meeting together again so do put the date in your diaries!
OnOne of our Mission Partners is St Peter’s Rock Ferry and Lucy Slavin is a gifted children and youth worker at St Peters, the church our new vicar Chris Slater joins us from. Come and hear Lucy speak about the ministry she is involved in and enjoy a delicious cooked breakfast together. All are welcome, please contact Amanda Roberts on 07503 074443 or email or sign up on the sheets provided at the back of church. 

150th Anniversary Celebrations

What a fantastic weekend. This picture collage gives a brief glimpse of the fun, fellowship and faith that made celebrating our Parish being 150 years old such a wonderful time together.
It was fantastic to invite our church family and local neighbours along with past clergy, the Mayor and Mayoress of Wirral and the Lord Lieutentant of Merseyside (representing the Queen!) to celebrate together with a garden party, flower display and Church history exhibition on Saturday and a wonderful service of Holy Communion on Sunday evening where the Bishop of Chester, the Rt. Rev. Mark Tanner opened up God’s word to us.
Amongst many helpful insights and challenges, the Bishop highlighted the power and significance of the apostle’s prayer in Ephesians 1:17, “I keep asking that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the glorious Father, may give you the Spirit of wisdom and revelation, so that you may know him better.” What a hope that brings for the next 150 years as we seek to ‘Make Jesus known and grow together in him!’

Notice Sheet | Sunday 12th September

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Prayer & Praise

by Zoe Putman
On Thursday 2nd September we gathered for an evening of prayer and praise. The strategy behind the planning for this evening was to provide an opportunity for us to be encouraged and to grow in one of our values as a church – to be joyful and confident in our faith.
Being joyful is often something we think of as coming in seasons when circumstances are going well; results come back better than expected, new life is born, we get an unexpected tax rebate! Or sometimes we consider it a gift that only some have, being blessed with a happy-go-lucky persona but we are called as God’s children to ‘be joyful always’ (1 Thessalonians 5:16).
One way to cultivate joy is to gather together and sing praise to our wonderful and faithful God. This is what we did on Thursday. The togetherness was powerful, as we sang, proclaimed, and shared stories of God’s grace, goodness, faithfulness and love for us. People stepped down out of their comfort zones to metaphorically kneel before the church family and share their vulnerability and humanity, and how God was meeting them in an honest, gentle and powerful way. Bible verses were shared, tears were shed and joy rose up.
Someone described the evening as ‘an injection from the Holy Spirit that we all needed’ and I replied, ‘let’s book in our second jab soon!’ Join us for your first dose next time and be blessed.

News and Prayer Update from our Mission Partner – Neema Children’s home

Please click here for the full text of the latest news and prayer letter from Neema Children’s Home in Eldoret Kenya.
Many of the children are moving on to secondary school, university and adult life. Praise God!
The NCH Primary school is growing. Thank God for this and pray for wisdom, finances and provision for the construction of the second phase of the school.
Wetter recent weather has given the harvest a better chance of sustaining the residents but please pray that the harvest will be plentiful for Neema and the whole of Eldoret.

Sunday Morning Children’s Groups return!

On Sunday the 5th of September we’re excited to restart Sunday morning Children’s groups. This is since the Summer break at St. Michael’s and since March 2020 at Christ Church, so it’s great for us to be looking forward to offering faithful, creative, effective Bible teaching and activities for children again!
Please pray for our children and their families as well as our fantastic volunteers who love to teach and interact with them. Please also consider becoming one of those volunteers because there is so much more we could do with a bigger team.
We offer children’s groups for ages 0-13 where possible and at least at one of the services in the parish each week, using the Mustard Seeds resource produced by TNT Ministries.
With the very youngest we use Bible Tots which is designed to engage 18 month to 3 year old children with a Bible teaching programme that will lay the foundations for a distinctively Christian worldview. With those starting school all the way up to age 13 we are teaching them the whole story of the Bible over a 4 year cycle. The first time through the cycle children hear, recreate, craft and love the stories and their second time through the cycle they get the opportunity to study them in more detail whilst still loving the Bible stories and seeing how all of God’s word fits together.
We do hope you will join us and find the congregation and children’s groups that you are looking for to help and support you to love and disciple the children God has given you! Grab a term card from any of our buildings to find out exactly what’s on and when!

News & Prayer Update from Mission Partners – Sena & Jane Ounate-Lare

Sena and Jane share about their family, a new preacher training course and ministry during the pandemic: 
Greetings from France. We hope you are keeping well. Here things have opened up after the lockdown and we are hoping that it will last. Most of the restrictions have been lifted apart from wearing a mask. We are enjoying this freedom. For many months now it hasn’t been possible for us to travel to England to visit Jane’s mum and family but we are really hoping that we’ll be able to do so
before the end of the summer.
Please click here to access the full text of the latest news and prayer letter on our Mission Partners page

Celebrating 60 years of marriage!

We were delighted to be visited last week by Una and Bill Godwin.
Married at Christ Church on 19th August 1961, Una and Bill are now celebrating 60 years of marriage. Una was born in Pensby and Bill in Greasby.  The met whilst both working for Sir Alfred McAlpine in Hooton where Bill was a Civil Engineer. They had a passion for travel and took the opportunity to live and work overseas. Whilst overseas, their first daughter was born in New Zealand, second daughter on Christmas Island and upon their return to the UK, they welcomed their third daughter. They now have 6 grandchildren and love nothing more than family gatherings.
Christ Church holds a special place in their hearts, as Una was christened, confirmed and married there. They were delighted to have returned to celebrate their Diamond Anniversary with their family which was made all the more special to have received a Blessing.

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