NEWS FROM THE PARISH
Tomorrow is the last public holiday for…120 days. No prizes for guessing the next one! For many it’s the last opportunity to have a long weekend, a day off from Monday work madness, a final blitz on the garden. For others it marks the end of summer, the cusp of a new academic year beginning and in the light of recent ‘A’ and ‘GCSE’ results new challenges and further study. Perhaps for all of us the one thing a bank holiday does create is some space at less pace. Time to reflect and review for what was and is yet to be. This process of contemplation is nothing new and forms a vital part of much of the practice of Spiritual reflection. Where did I find God in my life, what would I like to discover from him in the future. If this sounds a little strange, perhaps we may have come to distance God from the everyday, that we consider God to be found in certain places at certain times with certain styles. God wants to be part of our everyday lives, every day. He delights in being invited into our lives. It’s an invitation that brings transformation and blessing. Tomorrow (today?) and each day journey with God, in thought and conversation.
I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. Phil 4:13.
With Love & Prayers
Simon & Louise
Simon and Louise.
25th August 2019
10th Sunday after Trinity
St. Michael’s 9.30 a.m. Morning Worship
All Saints 11.15 a.m. Holy Communion
St.Nicholas 10.30 a.m. All Age
St Nicholas 2.00 p.m. – 4.00 p.m. Open Church
St.Nicholas 6.30 p.m. Holy Communion
Next Sunday’s Services
11th Sunday after Trinity
St Michael’s 9.30 a.m. Cafe Church / Pet Service
St Michael’s 1.00 p.m. Baptism
All Saints 11.15 a.m. Morning Worship
St Nicholas 10.30 a.m. Holy Communion
St Nicholas 6.30 p.m. Choral Evensong
The next monthly House Group will be on Monday 9th September, at 10.00am at Kim Hiley’s house 14 Shevington Cl, Sutton, St Helen’s WA9 3FA. This would be for one hour starting with Tea/Coffee and would involve sharing what’s going on in our lives, what prayer needs we may have and some time for Bible study. .
If you are interested and would like to ask more about it please speak to Graham Milford, Ann Griffiths or Kim.
Paul Williams ‘His Life and Work in Mongolia’
On Saturday 31st August 4.00 p.m. Paul Williams (Louise’s brother)
will be talking about his work and life in Mongolia.
All are welcome to hear about this fascinating country and his pioneering work
Day of Prayer
Wednesday 4th September
7.00 p.m. St Michael’s – 1.00 p.m. All Saints – St Nicholas 7.00 p.m.
Readings: Ps 34. 11.18, Col 1. 1-8, Luke 4. 38-end
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 Annes Rainhill Saturday 12th 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 storyline and encourage you to keep digging deeper into God’s Word.
Tickets from http://www.bible.org.uk/wtb_event_tickets or Simon.
Confirmation Service 20th Oct 3 pm at All Saints Church.
Anyone wanting to be confirmed, please put the date in your diary and
if you’d like to be confirmed, please contact Simon and Louise.
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
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.