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St Mary’s & St Luke’s News & Church at Home Resources for 14 February 2021 – Sunday before Lent

Worship & Prayer for this Sunday and the coming week

Online

14 February Sunday before Lent
10:40 am Live Streamed Worship from St Mary’s
(stream begins at 10:30am)
NEW: dial into the Sunday Morning Service
Just before 10:40am call: 0203 051 2874
Meeting ID: 838 7878 9259
Participant ID: #
Passcode: 567119

For the Junior Church on Zoom
Revd Mike will send a registration link
5pm Looking ahead to Lent:
Shrove (Pancake) Tuesday

No Morning Prayer this week
Please go to the Church of England Website for a service of Morning Prayer – click here

Next Sunday 21 February Lent 1
10:40 am Live Streamed Worship from St Mary’s
(stream begins at 10:30am)

Click below to view our channels

Junior Church

Together at Home Family Resources Sheet for this week. Plus, there is more info below – click here.

It in envisaged that our church buildings will remain closed during February. However, we will continue to monitor the situation using Cheshire East Public Health data, and we will open up once the local Covid-19 data suggests it’s safe to do so. Revd Mike & the Wardens.

We have an online
Ash Wednesday Service 
17 February at 7:30pm to begin Lent.

For Lent resources and activities, including a Lent Zoom (video & phone) get together please click here.

World Day of Prayer Friday 5th March 2021

‘BUILD on a STRONG FOUNDATION’


This year’s World Day of prayer service has been prepared by the women of Vanuatu. We are not having a Church service on 5th March due to the current pandemic. 

Please go to this website for more details and resources you can use at home: https://www.wwdp.org

The February/March magazine is available to view online and download and print.
There are many interesting articles in it including an article from Frank Morton (Tower Captain) on the centenary of the heaviest bells in the tower.
We love to have your articles! You can submit an article through the Magazine Menu button above selecting Submit an Item or email: magazine@stmaryswistaston.blog 

Also, the February Chester Diocesan News is available on the Diocesan Website: click here to view/download.

From St Paul’s Pantry (Crewe Foodbank)
We have been so grateful for people’s generosity over recent months and we really appreciate all the food donations we have received, particularly leading up to Christmas.

Unfortunately, we have started to run short of certain items:-

UHT milk, Tinned potatoes, Tinned fruit, Tinned vegetables, Pot noodles/ instant noodles, Instant pasta and sauce, Tinned sandwich meat, Jam, Rice

Donations of any of the things listed above would be really helpful, and can be dropped off at our back gate in St Paul’s Street anytime between 9.30 and 3.30 Monday to Friday. Thank you for your ongoing support.

Best Wishes,
John Rivers
Communications & E-Commerce Co-ordinator
St. Paul’s Centre, Hightown, Crewe. CW1 3BY Tel: 01270 586186

Funerals

Funerals this past week:

Peter Williamson

In the coming weeks

James Hardie
Reina Hughes

Please keep their families in your prayers.

From the Church of England - a downloadable personal resource for you or someone you know who needs it

Daily Hope, a free national telephone line, offers music, prayers and reflections as well as full worship services from the Church of England at the end of the phone.

Easyfundraising - ending on Sunday!

This week only, you can raise DOUBLE Donations for St Mary’s Wistaston PCC when you use #easyfundraising to save money on your household bills including car insurance, energy, phone contracts or broadband. British Gas, Virgin Media and Carphone Warehouse and many more will donate to us for FREE! Visit: http://efraising.org/wN9be4Ahk1

Giving to our church Online or by Phone Banking

It's simpler than you may think

Church at Home Resources for all ages

There are resources for Lent for all the family on our Lent Resources Page: Click here.

Our next Zoom online event for our Junior Church is: 
Looking ahead to Lent and looking at Shrove Tuesday (Pancake Day)
On Sunday 14 February at 5pm
Revd Mike will send the Junior Church parents an email with a registration link

There are resources for Lent for all the family on our Lent Resources Page: Click here.

The Junior Church had a fantastic Zoom Christingle on Sunday 31 January. 
We thought about Candlemas and heard the story of Simeon & Anna meeting the baby Jesus in the temple.
We thought about the work of the Children’s Society and we made our Christingles and lit them!
Thanks to all who came. Revd Mike.

Junior Church Resources

Faith at Home from the Church of England

This is a great resource for families to keep their children’s faith alive at this time. 
Faith at Home is a national campaign that builds on the work of Growing Faith and Everyday Faith to support the faith development and pastoral care of children and young people. Click Here to go to the Faith at Home website.

A bitesize Bible experience from the Ollerton Family

Through 15 minute sessions explore famous characters and events that form The Greatest Story Ever and discover how we can be part of it today. Simple to run. Fun. Free. No prior knowledge required. This family devotional course mixes online content (videos, readings, discussion) and printed cards to form a colourful learning experience in your own home.
https://thegreateststoryever.org
The Bible Society
Bible Book Club

This is a fantastic free resource which we’ve used for some of the Midweek Get Togethers and is great for personal use to discover more about the books of the bible. Please take a look at the video and click here to find out more.

Did you know that you can print this Newsletter?
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