NEWS FROM THE PARISH
Recently joining the Sutton Team as curate, has been such a tremendous time of blessing for me; mainly due to the way I have felt so warmly welcomed.
On my first Sunday in Sutton I shared some of my story at St Michael’s Café Church. I recalled the time, at the age of 12, when I heard in my heart the best welcome of all – Seeing God with arms outstretched towards me saying come to me Bren, you are welcome.
Together these things got me thinking about the value, the vital importance of a good welcome. Can you, like me, recall times when you have received a good welcome & times when you’ve experienced the exact opposite? They have a tremendous impact on your life, don’t they? Welcomes matter!
The Bible tells us that all are welcomed by God:
John 3:16 This is how much God loved the world: He gave his Son, his one and only Son. And this is why: so that no one need be destroyed; by believing in him, anyone can have a whole and lasting life.
We, who already know what it is to be welcomed by Jesus, have the glorious privilege to welcome others – to welcome all we meet, just as Jesus welcomes us!
Romans 15:7: Therefore welcome one another as Christ has welcomed you, for the glory of God.
This is both an encouragement to me and an incredible challenge – how about you? I mean what does a good welcome look like? How are we to welcome people as Jesus welcomes us?
Matthew 25 gave me the answer:
In verses 37-40 Jesus says: “Then those ‘sheep’ are going to say, ‘Master, what are you talking about? When did we ever see you hungry and feed you, thirsty and give you a drink? And when did we ever see you sick or in prison and come to you?’ Then the King will say, ‘I’m telling the solemn truth: Whenever you did one of these things to someone overlooked or ignored, that was me—you did it to me.’
I’m asking God to help me be more welcoming, to learn how to welcome all as Jesus welcomes – will you join me?
This Sundays Services
22nd Sunday after Trinity
St Michael’s 9.30 a.m. Morning Worship
All Saints 11.15 a.m. Morning Worship
All Saints 4.00 p.m. Messy Church
St Nicholas 10.30 a.m. Holy Communion
St Nicholas 1.00 p.m. Baptism
St Nicholas 6.30 p.m. Evensong
Next Sunday’s Services
St Michael’s 9.30 a.m.Holy Communion
All Saints 11.15 a.m. Holy Communion
St Nicholas 10.30 a.m. Morning Worship
St Nicholas 6.30 p.m. Evensong
The Christmas Journey
will be at All Saints from Monday 2nd December,
if you can help in any way from setting up on
Sunday 1st Dec in the afternoon to the school days on
Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Please see Simon or Louise.
Bible Book Club
Wednesday 20th November 7.30 p.m. in the Rectory
Read the Book of Nehemaih in preparation.
Breakfast with Santa
at St Nicholas Church Hall Saturday 30th November
Santa arriving at 9.15 a.m.
Breakfast 9.30 a.m.
Tickets £3.50 including Breakfast and a gift
Tickets Available from PramPushers or the Parish Office
All Saints, St Michael’s and St Nicholas
will all be holding their
Christmas Fayre on 30th November
All Saints 10.30 a.m
St Michael’s 1.00 p.m.—4.00 p.m. St Nicholas 10.30 a.m.—noon
Cakes, Craft Stall, Christmas Stall and many more
Cake Donations Welcome
From Darkness to Light
Advent Sunday 6.30 p.m. 1st December
A Special Candlelit Service
to help us prepare for the coming of
Christ into the world
8th Scout Group Winter Fair
23rd November 10.00 a.m.—2.00 p.m.
In the Scout Den, New Street
Regular Weekly Activities
Sunday 9.30 a.m. ‘Sunday Stars’ children’s group during morning service at St. Michael’s (except All Age Service, 1st Sundays)
10.30 a.m. ‘Sunday Club’ children’s group during morning Service at St. Nicholas (except All Age Service 4th Sundays)
2 p.m.-3 p.m. Gentle exercise/ refreshments All Saints
10 a.m. – Craft and Coffee Morning St. Michael’s
12.00 p.m. Luncheon at All Saints (2nd Tuesday in the month)
10 a.m. Communion All Saints
10.45 a.m. Coffee morning All Saints
10.30 a.m. Fit Forever, St. Nicholas Church Hall
8 p.m. Bowling Club, St. Nicholas Church Hall
9 a.m. – 10.15 a.m. Toddlers (Term Time) All Saints
9 a.m. – 11 a.m. Pram Pushers St. Nicholas, Church Hall
9 a.m.-11 a.m. Craft Morning All Saints
10 a.m. Holy Communion St. Nicholas Church
10.30 a.m. -12 p.m. Coffee Morning St. Nicholas Church Hall
7.30 p.m.- 8.45 p.m. Choir Practice St. Nicholas Church.
Homegroup/ Bible Study Groups ongoing groups, please ask the Clergy/ Ministers for details.
Beavers, Rainbows, Brownies, Guides, and Scouts, meet during the week in the Sutton Team Churches/ Halls. For further details please contact Barbara Johnson 01744 24444.
Welcome to Sutton Team Parish website
The website for All Saints, St. Nicholas’ and St. Michael’s & All Angels Churches in Sutton, St. Helen’s.
Here you can find details for all 3 of the churches in the team, our regular activities and information on forthcoming events.
Our contact details as well as the various forms you might need for booking special services can be found here as well.
We hope this site gives you the information you need and we look forward to welcoming you into our churches.
If you have any enquiries we may be able to help with, whether to do with a Wedding, Christening, Services or Spiritual help, then please contact us at our Parish Office.
We will be glad to help you however we can.
All enquiries should be made to the Parish Office, Eaves Lane, Sutton, St. Helens, WA9 3UB.
Office Hours are 8.30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. Monday to Friday. Telephone 01744 813841; Email email@example.com
If you need to arrange a funeral for a loved one, then your Funeral Director should make the arrangements on your behalf. They will liaise with our Parish Office regarding costs and availablity of a minister and church.
As Christians we believe in the love of God, shown to all the world through God sending His one and only Son, Jesus, to free us from our sins which have distanced us as a people from God.
Jesus as our Lord and Saviour teaches us that God is very close to us, and wants dwell within our hearts and be part of our everyday lives. God, through His Holy Spirit that is God’s very self, equips us so we can serve Him with joy in this life, and look forward to eternal life through the death and Resurrection of His Son.
If you would like to further your own spiritual journey or learn about the Christian faith, then please contact one of our clergy team through the Parish Office, who will be more than happy to help.