St Mary’s & St Luke’s Services, Readings & News for 15 May 2022 – Easter 5
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The Weekly Sheet
The Weekly Sheet has news and information and the Readings, Collect and Post Communion Prayer in it for this Sunday.
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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 email@example.com and we will endeavour to respond to you as soon as we possibly can. Thank you.
Morning Prayer on Zoom
There is no Morning Prayer this week, you can access the following as an alternative.
There is also Daily Hope: a free phone line of hymns, reflections and prayers you can call at any time on O800 804 8044.
Revd Mike is planning to return, on a phased return, week beginning 23 May. It will take a few months before he is back full time and we would ask for your prayer and understanding during this time. We look forward to welcoming him back.
Revd Mike plans to offer the Common Cup (Wine) at Holy Communion (HC) from Sunday 5 June 2022. HC will be distributed at the communion rail with ‘priest intinction’ (dipping the wafer) before distribution. We will follow the latest C of E Guidelines to do this with the usual level of hand sanitising being used. Receiving the dipped wafer will be totally optional and those who wish to just receive the bread can continue do so. Intinction by individuals will not be allowed. It is hoped that this is the first step back to offering the Common Cup fully once again.
Ascension Day is on Thursday 26 May and we will have a service of Holy Communion at 7:30pm at St Mary’s and Online.
LAG News – Our next meeting is on 26th May where Howard Barker is doing a talk “A visit to Africa”. There are still a few seats left for our Llandudno trip on Wednesday 20th July. EVERYONE is welcome Looking forward to seeing you all. Ann and Frances
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!
Worship and Celebrations for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. On Sunday 5 June, Pentecost Sunday, we will be marking and celebrating the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee at both churches during our morning services – please make a note and join us.
Christian Aid Week (CAW) 15-21 May 2022:Envelopes are 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or have a chat to her.
This Christian Aid Week you can donate this year via our E-envelope. Simply scan the QR code with your smartphone or go to bit.ly/cawenvelope2022
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 email@example.com
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.