St Mary’s & St Luke’s Services, Readings, News & Church at Home Resources for 05 September 2021 – Trinity 14
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Weekly Sheet / September Magazine
Below is the September Magazine, which doubles up as the Weekly Sheet for this week.
It has the Readings, Collect and Post Communion Prayer in it for this Sunday.
Worshipping in church. Whilst all Covid-19 legal restrictions have been lifted, you are still asked to sanitise, continue to wear a face covering and to respect other people’s distance. We are continuing with Holy Communion in one kind for the time being, this will be reviewed in September. At St Mary’s we are hoping to reintroduce ‘live music’ towards the end of September as long as we have the musicians available. Revd Mike.
Our members met for a friendly reunion on 26th August. Special refreshments were served, and as we had not met since 27th February 2020 a lot of news was exchanged!
Our next meeting is on 27th September when Karen Greenwood of the Guide Dog Organisation will give us a talk on her work as a Puppy Raiser – she is hoping to bring a living visual aid!!
We meet on the fourth Thursday of the month at 2pm. in the Church Hall and all are welcome. Audrey and Marian.
Looking forward to meeting again after the break in August.
The following meetings have been arranged to the end of the year, all meetings commence at 2:15 pm and are in the Howe Room unless otherwise stated, all welcome to join us.
15 September: Celebrating 145 Years of the Mothers’ Union
20 October, 17 November & 8 December (St Mary’s): Carol Service with the Ladies Afternoon Group followed by refreshments in the Church Hall. Jenny
After church refreshments will restart this Sunday 5 September. We need people who can make drinks and those who can set up the hall from October onwards, please sign up on the rota or call the office.
Church Flowers at St Mary’s:
Di Carter would like to thank everyone for donations received and to those who have joined the rota. Donations and offers of help are still gratefully received. Please contact the Office.
The hope is for people in Church of England churches across the country to use the Living in Love & Faith resources to study and pray together. The resources are designed to encourage and enable engagement and learning in a variety of settings. This church-wide learning together, listening to one another, and listening to God is part of discerning a way forward for the Church of England in relation to matters of identity, sexuality, relationships and marriage. The purpose of the resources is to enable the Church of England churches across the country to participate in a process of learning and praying together as part of discerning a way forward in relation to matters of identity, sexuality, relationships and marriage.
Revd Mike, along with the PCC, will be exploring ways to facilitate these discussions in our church community.
You can read more on the Diocesan website and download the free eBook here: bit.ly/livinginloveandfaith
Funerals this past week
Funerals still to take place
St Paul’s Foodbank Update
Here is our monthly update for St Paul’s Pantry for August 2021
The pantry has provided 79 households with a crisis food parcel which has helped to feed 187 people.
We are truly grateful for every item of food that is donated to the foodbank. We could not provide the support we do without these donations. Thank You!
Over the summer donations have been an all time low for the year so far so if you or anyone you know is planning a Harvest collection do please pass on our details. For large one off donations from named organisations we will be able to collect donations over the harvest period. Advanced notice of when a collection is needed is always very helpful when planning workload for our staff and volunteers so please encourage those who you know will organise a collection to let us know. They are welcome to email this address or telephone and ask to speak to myself.
We consistently have low stock of: tinned vegetables; tinned fruit; rice; rice pudding; instant snacks (noodles, mugshots); UHT milk; tea bags; microwave rice.
I have attached a poster about the foodbank and a shopping list that can be printed for use. Please do feel free to use this and send to anyone who may be interested in supporting the project.
St. Paul’s Centre, Hightown, Crewe, CW1 3BY. Tel: 01270 586186
Church at Home Resources for all ages
Together @ Home 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 that 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.