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OUR SUNDAY MORNING SERVICES

For October and November 2018

DATE

7th October Holy Communion starting 11am
14th October starting 11am
21st October starting 11am
28th October starting 11am (pew collection for Bible Society)

4th November Holy Communion starting 11am
11th November starting 10:45am (Remembrance Day)
18th November starting 11am (Church Meeting)
25th November starting 11am

SPEAKERS

Graham Taylor
Rev. B.Tickner
Jeanette Griffiths
To Be Confirmed

Walter Ash
Annette Dickinson
Dr. Peter Humphreys
Prue Magee (Bible Society)

PRAYER GROUP SUNDAY MORNINGS 10:15AM

By Dave Campbell posted 29th July 2018

Every Sunday before service we will be have a 30 minute prayer session for anyone who needs / wants prayer. You can either email your prayer or go onto the church website to send your prayer request. Anyone can ask for prayer for whatever they are facing, or you may want to ask or prayer for someone else. Your requests can even be anonymous if you want.

Location: Choir Vestry Time: 10:15 –10:45 

You are welcome every week or just whenever you feel like coming.

Or you can simply submit a prayer request from the link in the menu. 


DATES FOR YOUR DIARY

11th October 10am to 3.30pm - World Day of Prayer Preparation Day (Slovinia) 
Quaker Meeting House (Bring a packed lunch)

3rd November at Timperley Congregational Church - NW Area Assembly 

11th November 10.45am - Remembrance Service (100th Anniversary of Armistice Day)

Well then, who’d have thought it?
by Dr.P. Humphreys

Indeed, who would? During the height of our summer, we were in danger of being fried, so hot was the unrelenting sun. Of course, we complained about it a bit, not least when the reservoirs up in the Pennines, Wales and, for us, the Wicklow Hills started to be lower than they had been for many a decade or two. Then it changed. Our Belgium friends came over in early August for a tour around Donegal. They couldn’t believe it when it started to really rain and rain it did!! It was boiling when they left home. But they still enjoyed themselves, no complaints.

Now as I write, the wind is blowing the first leaves from the trees and shaking the rose petals everywhere. Now this is Autumn for sure. As you know, Val and I have been limited in what we can do until my operation in October. But we did manage to get down to the lovely River Barrow and the Grand Canal in Kildare recently. It’s not far from home. Dublin is so busy now. I love the quiet. The walk along by old hedgerows, past old canal boats that look completely unable to move. But who cares, you can still fish from them or just put your feet up, have a lovely cuppa tea and watch the world go by, saying hello as we pass by.

Remember what the Lords says, when He is absolutely fed up at human behaviour, the people He had made to love the world He gave them. Genesis 8: 21-22, “ 21  The LORD smelled the pleasing aroma and said in his heart: ‘Never again will I curse the ground because of humans, even though every inclination of the human heart is evil from childhood. And never again will I destroy all living creatures, as I have done. 22  ‘As long as the earth endures, seedtime and harvest, cold and heat, summer and winter, day and night will never cease”.

I know it’s getting chilly and wet at times too, but why don’t we go out enjoy what the Lord has given us, whether it’s the Mystery or Sefton or Calderstones Parks. Get the wellies out, defy all those that think competing against each other in school, work or wearing the ‘best fashions’ they’ve seen on the TV or Facebook is best. We know what the Lord has taught us. We know how to love each other and the world He has made. We have to work hard to heal the damage already done. He tells us to do that. But I also believe that He likes us to be quiet, to be at peace with ourselves, to walk and in so doing remember His Son, Jesus Christ, our Saviour.

God bless,

Peter