NEWS FROM THE PARISH
Last week Simon and Louise wrote an introduction to our new sermon series, taking a look at the Big Picture of the Bible. Today I want to share with you now two verses from Psalm 21 acted as prophecy and promise at the start of my journey into the Ordained Ministry. I spent a time of quiet before reading the Psalm, sat on the edge of my bed. Then as I read it felt as though verse 4 & 5 spoke, jumped out at me; so I wrote them down. Here they are, “May he give you the desire of your heart and make all your plans succeed. We will shout for joy when you are victorious and will life up our banners in the name of our God. May the Lord grant all your requests.”The next day I saw our new vicar to tell him about going forward for ordained ministry. Without telling him, he quoted those two verse from Ps 21 at me. It took ten years from that moment to the start of my training for ministry at Theological College. There have been other significant verses for me on my journey since then. Most of these verses have concerning ‘waiting.’ Joshua 1:9 though as come to me more than once. The second time was when I went into school at Newburgh. I said to the Head Teacher that I had felt the verse speak to me in my prayer time that morning. She told me to look at the Song Board for assembly in the hall. It was Joshua 1:9 “Be bold be strong, for I the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.
15th September 2019
13th Sunday after Trinity
St. Michael’s 9.30 a.m. Morning Worship
All Saints 11.15 a.m. Morning Worship
St.Nicholas 10.30 a.m. Holy Communion
St.Nicholas 6.30 p.m. There will be no Evensong this evening
Next Sunday’s Services
14th Sunday after Trinity
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. Holy Communion
Looking at the whole story of the Bible in 8 Monday evenings sessions, starts at 7.30 pm at Parish Church on September 23rd. Give names to Simon or Louise. Lifts will be provided, please let us know if you need one.
Experience the ‘Big Picture of the Bible’
St Anne’s Rainhill, Saturday12 October
Walk through the Bible, a wonderful interactive day run by the Bible Society .
The Bible has a wonderfully rich, life changing message.
Experiencing the Big Picture of the Bible will help you make sense of the story line and
encourage you to keep digging deeper into God’s Word
Tickets £14. from www.bible.org.uk or 0151 493 9350
If you would like to go (we would like you to go)
But the cost is an issue, please have a word with Simon or Louise.
Deanery Confirmation Service
20th Oct 3 pm at All Saints Church.
Will be held each Tuesday 8.30 a.m. in Mikey’s office (by the Church Office in St Nicholas Church Hall).
Morning prayer, with stories of faith journeys. All Welcome
Music to Enjoy Concert
in St Nicholas Church Friday 13th September 7.30 p.m.
With Organ, Brass & Voices and light refreshments
Retiring Collection for Church Funds
Hot Pot Supper with Entertainment by Jimmy B
St Nicholas Dining Room, Friday 27th September 7.30 p.m.
Ticket £7 (£4 under 16’s)available from church, coffee morning or the office
Dates for your Diary
Sunday 1st September 4.00 p.m. Farewell service for our Archdeacon Roger at St Elphins, Warrington WA1 2TL.
Sunday 1st September 6.30 p.m. St Nicholas. Evensong, with open invite to our Deanery churches.
Sunday 1st September 9.30 a.m. St Michael’s Gartons Lane, Pet Service for everyone.
Monday 2nd September 7.30 p.m. Alpha reunion for the 2019 course, at the rectory.
Friday 13th September 7.30 p.m. Fund Raising Concert with Brass, Organ and Voices,at St Nicholas Church.
Friday 27th September 7.30 p.m. Hotpot supper at St Nicholas Church Hall.
Sunday 29th September 3.00 p.m. St Nicholas Churchyard Open Meeting.
Sunday 6th October 2019 – Bishop Beverley (New Bishop of Warrington) will preach and preside at the joint service at St Michael’s at 10.30 a.m.
Need tinned food donations for residents who are experiencing financial hardship. Please bring your donations to church and they will be delivered to the Foyer as soon as possible
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.