Weekly News

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Sunday, 19 November, 2017 Second Sunday before Advent

Jesus said “If they persecuted me, they will persecute you; if they kept my word, they will keep yours also.”

John 15:20

Today –

We remember and pray for the Persecuted Church

Psalm 59:1-4, 2 Corinthians 4:8-12, John 15:18-27

8.15 a.m.       Holy Communion

10:45 am       Family Service

4:00 pm         Our youth 16+ visit St James in the City Youth event

6:30pm          Evening Prayer

Monday to Friday 9.00 am Start the day in prayer in church

Saturday 7.00 am prayer in the Ministry Centre

Monday

7:00 pm         Table 49 meets in Wetherspoon’s Ormskirk

Tuesday

10.00 am       Toddler group meets in the Ministry Centre

There is currently a waiting list for new members

7.30 pm         House group meets at the vicarage

7.30 pm         House group at 19 Peet Avenue

7:45 pm         House group meet in the Ministry Centre

7:45 pm         Wives group meet in the Ministry Centre

8:00 pm         Ministry team meet in the Ministry Centre

Wednesday

12:30 pm       Luncheon Club meets in the Ministry Centre

7:30pm           House group meets in the Ministry Centre

7:30pm           Youth Alpha Year 7-9 meet in the Ministry Centre

7.45pm           House group meets in the Ministry Centre

Thursday

7.30 pm Alpha6 in the Ministry Centre.

7:30pm           Youth decorating the Ministry Centre Hall Christmas tree (see below)

Friday

9:00 am         Hush before the Rush event for school parents (see below)

9:00 am         Setup for Christmas Fair

2:00 pm         House group meets at 79 Turnpike Road

6:00 pm         Ormskirk Christmas Light Switch on

Saturday

12 noon          Christmas Fair in the Ministry Centre and reflective stations in Church.

We raise money for Queenscourt Hospice

Next Sunday

Psalm 95.1-7, Matthew 25:31-46

8.15 a.m.       Holy Communion

10.45 a.m.     Family Service

6:30pm          Holy Communion

PLEASE PRAY FOR those who are sick: Don Campbell, Eric Clayton, David Cobbold, Fiona Cobbold, Glenys Hughes, Margaret Huyton, Carol Kelly, Stan Livesley, Chris McCormack, Katherine Owe, Jen Ray, Betty Schofield and Christine Thomson.

The bereaved family and friends of Muriel Ellis

PRAYER POINTERS

  • Our House groups and their leaders
  • Ministry team meeting this week
  • Our Christmas Fair and Hush before Rush reflective stations

Cafe Vista is open Tuesday – Friday: 10.30 – 3.30 pm, Saturday for cooked breakfasts 10.00 – 12 noon.  Everyone welcome.

Church and School partnership award

We are delighted to announce that the Diocesan Board of Education have made this award in recognition of “the many impressive and creative ways in which Aughton Christ Church  school and church have worked so hard together to explore, nurture and live out a set of core values both in the school and the community.”

Christ Church School

The Governing Body has a new chairman, Stuart Jackson.  He takes over from Ross who remains on the Governing Body until his retirement in April.

Ross, in fact, has been chair for no less than 22 years.   He writes:  “It has been a privilege to serve as chair for our school’s Governing Body with so many capable and committed members prepared to serve the school in all kinds of ways.  The good news is that our school (and the Governing Body) is in great shape, as shown by the recent OFSTED and SIAMS reports.  More to the point, there is a great feel to the place, a wonderful ambience as shown by how many parents apply to the school each year.”

First Sunday, a church prayer meeting.

As we prepare for Ross’ retirement in April, we are having a monthly prayer meeting for our church on the first Sunday of the month in the Ministry Centre 10.00 – 10.30 am.  The next one is on Sunday, 3 December

Advent for Everyone

This year’s book by Tom Wright is now available at the back of church and in the Ministry Centre.  At £6, cheaper than Amazon.

Last year well over 100 church members used Wright’s Advent Book, based on Luke’s Gospel.  This year he takes us through the Acts of the Apostles.

Remembering the Fallen

Each Remembrance Sunday over the last 15 years we have heard the story of one of the 19 men whose names we commemorate each year.  Now thanks to the hard work of our webmaster, Liz Wainwright, you can read them on our church website

Just go to the ABOUT section and click REMBERING THE FALLEN.

Decorating the Ministry Centre Christmas tree

Calling all our youth age 11+ to come along this Thursday 23 November 7:30-9pm to decorate our Ministry Centre Christmas tree in preparation for the Christmas Fair.

We will be having some pizza to keep us going. Parents please let Sarah or Fiona if your young person can come along.

Christmas Fair

Next week is our annual Christmas Fair and there are lots of ways in which you can be involved. This is to raise money for the Queenscourt Hospice.

We are looking for helpers on the day. If you are able to donate chocolate, pre loved items and cakes then please let contact Claire Heyes.

We are also offering reflective stations in church this year entitled ‘Hush before the Rush’. If you are feeling the need to find some much needed quiet time before the Christmas rush then why not visit us in church on the day.

Table 49 “Beers and Carols”

On Monday 18 December Table 49 will be hosting Beer and Carols at Wetherspoons in

Ormskirk. This is a great opportunity to share the light of Christ.

Please contact Geoff

Fallows if you are able to attend the event and join in singing.

Church Holiday at Scargill House, Yorkshire Dales

Friday 4– Monday 7 May 2018

Why not come to spend the Bank Holiday weekend with others from Christ Church at Scargill House which is set in the wonderful landscape of the Yorkshire Dales. It’s an opportunity to relax, to grow established friendships and make new ones. A time to chill out, spend time with God, have great fellowship and recharge the batteries!

Further details available in booking leaflet available from back of church or church office.

CONSIDER distributors needed

Can you help with Victoria Road, Lynwood Avenue, Sherwood Ave  Lynwood End (45 copies) Standhouse Lane, Liverpool Road  (42 copies)

Holborn Hill (42 copies)

Convent Close and Black Moss Lane (37 copies).

Info:  Derek Andrews (581426) or the Church Office

Special offer to members of Christ Church

We, like most Anglican Churches, insure the Church and Ministry Centre with the Ecclesiastical Insurance Group, which this year came first out of 47 insurers of homes by the independent Fairer Finance Organisation.

Until 31 October 2018 every new household policy taken out with them will generate a charitable donation of £130 for Christ Church Aughton.

All you need to do is call Ecclesiastical on 0800 783 0130 quote TRUST 130 and ask them, if you take out cover with them, to nominate Christ Church Aughton.

Giving to Christ Church
If you are considering supporting Christ Church through planned financial giving, please see one of the wardens (Jaime Craig, David Dennison, Jenny Rawcliffe and Ann Roberts,) who will advise you what to do. Alternatively, you may enquire at the parish office or speak with Neil Heyes, the PCC treasurer.

Our charity number is 1129036. If you give cash in the offering, please consider using one of the blue envelopes at the back of church for one-off gifts.  It simply means that we can probably increase your offering by 25% through Gift Aid.  Please write your name – otherwise we cannot claim a tax refund. If you use these regularly, it would probably be easier to belong to the envelope scheme.  Contact Jen Ray (421671).

You may support our ministry financially by sending a text to 70070. Just text CCAX99 £aa, where aa is the amount to be given.

Legacy Giving

Have you thought about leaving a gift to Christ Church in your will?

Speak to one of the wardens or a member of the finance team for a copy of our Legacy Pack

Church Office  01695 424530

This is open Monday – Friday 9.00am-1.00pm in the Ministry Centre.

For any information, including requests for baptism and thanksgiving services, weddings, funerals and room bookings, call in or phone 424530, or email ChristChurchAughton@gmail.com.

DATES FOR YOUR DIARY

27 November            Commissioning service for pastoral team in church

8 December               Fusion Christmas party 11-18’s

15 December            Girlie Night In – Rock Choir concert

16 December            Live manger plus ‘Advent Sleep out’ in Ormskirk town centre.

18 December            Table 49 “Beer & Carols” Wetherspoons Ormskirk

2018

2 February               Youth weekend away St Johns in the Vale year 7+

18 February             Philip Mountstephen, Executive Leader of Church Mission Society visiting

8 April                       Ross retires as vicar of Christ Church

4-7 May                     Church holiday to Scargill House

17  May                     Archdeacon’s visitation St Michael’s Aughton

1 – 2 June                 Big Church Day Out North

30 June                     Park Praise Ormskirk

18-25 Aug                 MCYC Camp 12-15 year olds

25 Aug -1 Sept         MCYC Camp 15-17 year olds

7-9 September          Christ Church Bless Fest 2018

8 September            Tower Open day

ITEMS FOR NEXT SUNDAY’S NOTICE SHEET contact the church office.

Our key task at Christ Church is to share Jesus with everyone beginning in our community.