Weekly news for 17.3.24

Dear Friends,

Holy week is approaching fast, see the details of our services below.

A little word 

I came so everyone would have life, and have it fully. John 10.10 (CEV)

This coming week in our Lent readings we turn to healing. Healing of body, mind, spirit and society. We need to keep in focus the Holistic nature of our faith. the whole person, every aspect of life is important. And even when something is wrong, when we are carrying a burden, even then Jesus can bring life in all its fullness.

Things to pray for

  • Give thanks for times when you have felt God’s healing touch.
  • For all who work in health and care locally.
  • For David and Mary Reid and their family, in their loss.

Sunday services 

9.15am Sunday Gathering

10.30am Morning Worship

Lent 5.

Readings: Jeremiah 31:31-34 & John 12:20-33.

CoGs: is meeting this week in the Welcome Centre.

Refreshments to follow after the service.

7pm Reflective

this week is Holy Communion

Lent Course 2024 

Lent course continues on Tuesdays at 1pm in St Peter’s and Wednesday evenings at 7:30pm in The Welcome Centre. The course we are following is called ‘Watch and Pray’. you can pick up a daily reflection booklet if you haven’t already got one from the back of church. You can also access the reflections via email sign-up or an app on your phone. The reflections are based of the book by Selina Stone, ‘Tarry Awhile’.

Holy Week & Easter

Cursillo Retreat

Cursillo is ‘A movement of the Church providing a method by which Christians are empowered to grow through prayer, study and action and enabled to share God’s love with everyone.’ The Cursillo weekend is held at Wilson Carlile Centre and are led by a team of lay people and clergy, who have all experienced a Cursillo weekend themselves. During the weekend participants (known as Cursillistas) will live, worship and learn together. Talks will be given by the leaders on some of the main areas of Christian life and faith. Also throughout the weekend there are group workshops, times of prayer and quiet reflection. The next weekend will be 10th – 12th May and bookings are now open. A few people from Christ Church have been on a weekend before and I am sure would be happy to talk about their experience. Will Gowers is going to be one of the Spiritual Directors on the weekend and has been a participant a few years ago as well. For more information or to get a booking form speak to Will or Yvonne.

Coming Events

What’s on?

Tuesday 1pm – Lent group at St Peter’s, Ellesmere

Tuesday 7:30pm – Youth Club

Wednesday 10am – Stay and Play in the Welcome Centre

Wednesday 7.30pm – Lent group in the Welcome Centre

Thursday 10am – Holy Communion in the Welcome Centre followed by coffee and Lunch Club.