St Mary’s & St Luke’s Services, Readings & News for 1 May 2022 – Easter 3
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Please can we ask if you have any Church queries, correspondence or requests, they can be directed to the Church office on 567119 or email us at the office at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will endeavour to respond to you as soon as we possibly can. Thank you.
There is also Daily Hope: a free phone line of hymns, reflections and prayers you can call at any time on O800 804 8044.
Easter Egg Rolling
We had Great fun on Easter Sunday celebrating the Risen Jesus as our young people did decorated Egg Rolling. The eggs being rolled reminding them (and us) of the stone that was rolled away on that first Easter morning. We think it may become an annual event. It was eggcellent
The Worship Rota for May is now available in church and online. For St Mary’s: if you would like to read the 1st Reading or the Gospel during May please add your name to the rota which is available in the porch or let the church office know. If in doubt please ask one of the wardens to assist you.
The Annual Parochial Church Meeting (APCM) is on Sunday 08 May 2022 at 12 noon at St Mary’s followed by a Bring and Share in the Church Hall. The meeting is open to anyone on the church’s Electoral Roll. At the APCM we will be electing 2 Church Wardens and 5 Members to the PCC. APCM Booklets are available at both churches and online – link below. The revision of the Electoral Roll has been completed and is available to view in St Mary’s porch or via the link below. All the details and the relevant forms for the Electoral Roll, Church Warden or PCC nomination are available at both churches and can also be found at bit.ly/apcminfo
A Garden Party for the Queen`s Platinum Jubilee – Sunday 5th June at St Luke`s Midday onwards- Tickets now available £3 pp or £10 for a family ticket, includes Hot Drinks and Cake, Bring your own picnic, Bottle, Chairs, Gazebo and wear Red, White and Blue. Tickets are available from Chris Horne 07756575835 and the Church Office.
Please can anyone help with any clipboards for use to lean on for our Quiz at the Jubilee celebrations, please hand to Joy or into the Office. Thank you!
Christian Aid Week (CAW) 15-21 May 2022:we will be doing a ‘delivery only’ CAW this year to keep everyone safe. Envelopes will be available in church on Sunday 15 May for people to take and deliver that week along with a slip letting people know how they can give. If you’d like to help this year please email Sarah Turnbull on email@example.com or have a chat to her.
Men’s Group – 7.30pm Friday 27 May 2022: Please join us at The BlackLion (Welsh Row, Nantwich] for beer [non-alcoholic options available] and afterwards we will go somewhere for food. Open to all men over the age of 18. Feel free to bring male family and friends. No need to RSVP – see you there! Howard.
Sunday Refreshments If you would like to join the refreshments team, please sign up via the sheet in the Church Hall or contact Polly or Teresa in the Church Office 01270 567119 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Giving to St Mary’s & St Luke
The church’s finances are under extreme pressure at the moment. I would ask you to review your personal giving to the church. If you already give regularly then perhaps consider increasing your giving, if you don’t give regularly then perhaps consider doing this. I really do appreciate the giving that happens already and the extra giving that has taken place during the pandemic. However, due to the lack of income from not being in church and from not being able to let the church hall, plus our outgoings being fairly fixed, we have lost around £30,000 in the past 12 months. This obviously places us in a difficult and vulnerable financial position. To find out more about giving to church, the ways you can do it, and how you can do it in a tax-efficient way, pleasetake a look below. Please keep our finances in your prayers.
One Off Giving
You can give via our very simple online giving partnership with Give a Little and Sum Up. Simply click the button below. Sum Up take a small transaction fee from what you give.
You can give via your bank via online banking or telephone banking. If you do it this way we receive 100% of the money you give, there is no transaction fee. Here are the details you need to make a payment directly into the church bank account. For phone banking you may need to take a look at a statement from your bank and it normally has the details of how to do this on the back. You can give once or set up a monthly payment. Please remember to never give passwords over the phone and only call the official number on your statement.
Account Name: St Mary’s Wistaston PCC Sort Code: 08 92 99 Account No: 65067004 Ref: your initial & surname
A very simple way to give, if you shop online or do click and collect, is through Easyfundraising – it doesn’t cost you a penny as by using Easyfundraising a percentage of what you but gets given to the church. We’ve raised over £1600 through Easyfundraising. For more information on this please click here.