As we move nearer to coming out of the restrictions of the pandemic and many people receiving vaccines itís heartening to see activities opening up and more people out and about. Itís a blessing to be in church and I pray that your own situation will enable you to feel more confident to join us in worship as we have created such a safe space to gather. Some of the temporary things we put in place during lockdown will be changing as we strive to adapt to the relaxation of the restrictions in a gradual way and manage competing demands on our time.
I have attached Morning Prayer and I encourage you to look at the Cof E website for daily prayer as in the near future I will not be sending out the readings.
Is God calling you to:
Eco Church Ė a new group to look at how we can play our part as individuals and as a church to reduce our carbon footprint.
Read and/or lead prayers in church
Read to children in the nursery
If you feel called to join any of the above, please do contact me
Christian Aid Week 10-16 May
Did you know Christian Aid is 75 years old this year?
Christian Aid grew out of the need to support desperate refugees following World War 2. For 75 years Christian Aid has provided humanitarian relief and long term development support for communities battling poverty worldwide, while highlighting suffering, tackling injustice and championing peopleís rights.
And yet today we face one of our greatest challenges of all Ė the climate crisis. As we contemplate how climate change impacts us, Christian Aid reminds us that many of our sisters and brothers around the world are being pushed to the brink of survival by the climate crisis. As Christians, we are inspired to help build the kingdom of God through giving, acting and praying,
A few of us are once again taking on the 300,000 step sponsored challenge by promising to walk 10,000 steps per day in May.
We know this is quite a commitment so we are asking you to "do it your way". You might like to walk around your garden, like Captain Tom did, or do a sponsored skip, or swim, cake bake challenge, sponsored silence or create your own personal challenge. Whatever you do, every £1 raised will go towards helping save lives. If you want to take part in the sponsored walk or your own sponsored activity or just want information or inspiration, can you let Eirlys know? (Tel 576563 email@example.com).
Services in church
Sunday 10am Holy Communion Common Worship
Wednesday 10.30am Holy Communion Book of Common Prayer
You will need to book a place by contacting Lesley Phipps by mobile 07779 018115.
We have a few Youtube services planned then we are hoping to live stream the Sunday service for you if you are unable to join us.
Donations can be left in the church porch each Monday from 12 to 1pm.
As we prepare for the annual meeting (23rd May) it is time to revise the electoral roll.
Please consider being on the electoral roll if you are not already. Forms are available in the church porch or from the wardens.
Harvey Barton died 29th April, may he rest in peace. Please pray for his family and friends at this sad time and may they know the peace that the promise of eternal life brings.
Stay safe and be assured of my prayers.
God of love,
turn our hearts to your ways;
and give us peace.
With my love and blessings,
Rev'd Jane Morgan MBE
Vicar St John's Church Ainsdale
708 Liverpool Road, Ainsdale,
Southport, PR8 3QE
tel: 01704 577760
mob: 07519 012609