St James' Church
Methodist/URC, Woolton, Liverpool, UK
The Covid-19 pandemic continues to affect us all and here at St James' we wish to be of support and will try to offer practical help to anyone that requires it in this time of crisis and uncertainty. Please do contact us if you need support or help.
Message from our minister:
Hello Everyone, I hope you are well. It is Advent again! Even though we have had a long and difficult year, Advent seems to have come around quickly again. I trust and pray that however things have been and are for you, this will be a time when you know God's promise and the wonderful hope that Jesus brings to us. There is also the hope that we may be able to meet for worship at some points during Advent. Further details will be announced when we know what is safe and practical for us.
God Bless, Peter.
P.S. I also continue to put my own thoughts on the Blog.
There are now 3 ways in which you can enjoy our Sunday morning services:
For the church service, the church opens at 10.00 and the service starts at 10.30am as normal. For those coming to church you will need to book in each week ,bookings can be made by phone, text or email. Please contact Jayne McLaren from 4.oopm on the Sunday afternoon for the following Sunday’s service. Places will be given on a first come first served basis, to join via Zoom please follow the details in the newsletter.
If you wish to sit as part of a family group, please tell us at the time of booking. If you book and then find that you can’t come to a service, please let us know. Please don’t “turn up” at Church if you haven’t booked for that Service as it will be frustrating for you to have to go home. It is essential that you do not come to Church if you are showing symptoms of Covid 19 or have recently come into contact with someone who is suspected of or confirmed to be infected.
In order to minimise the risk of transmission, our Services will be much shorter than normal. If you have a prayer request, please let us know during the previous week.
Later in the afternoon we have Telephone Worship, which will continue even though services are open in church. These open at 2.20pm for 2.30pm on Sunday. Joining details have previously been sent out via email, please contact a steward for details if you haven't received them.
Upcoming preachers are:
Sunday May 16th Revd. Peter Hughes (St James’) & Revd. Peter Hughes (Telephone) including a seated, distanced Communion.
Anyone wanting to receive the Communion after the service, please contact, either Irene Elliott or Revd. Peter Hughes.
Sunday May 23rd Michaela Doherty (St James’) & Liz Hudson (Telephone)
Other online service details and document resources are available on the Liverpool South Methodist Circuit website here. Our Children's & Youth Workers have a YouTube channel called 'The Way', each Sunday there are worship sessions with activities, prayers and fun, please share and subscribe: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCryJZotipDp-j_bxONkxiXA
Picture from the Church Railings - Our picture this week reminds us that following Ascension Day last Thursday we are coming to the end of the Easter Season and approaching Pentecost. Just as Easter brought us new life and hope, so the coming of the Holy Spirit, which we celebrate at Pentecost, brings us "the confusion of mystery and challenge". This may sound less comforting but it is exciting. As God the Spirit moves between us, we don't know where he may lead us, but it will be towards the fulfilment of God's kingdom in our lives and our world.
Follow the journey to Bethlehem for Christmas last year with pictures drawn and coloured by adults and young people who are part of St James Church Family by clicking here.
St James are now the proud owners of a defibrillator thanks to the fund raising walk by Rob Swindells of the BB with help from Amy and team in the GB. This machine was purchased from the Oliver King Foundation and is now fitted in the front entrance of the Church Hall. To find out more about the Oliver King Foundation contact:
Or look at one of the booklets placed on the information table in church.
A glimpse of
the St James'
Dan Holmes leading St James with 'Sing Amen".
Explore Dans music on the following link, https://www.danholmesmusic.com
Coffee morning is on Tuesday 0930 -1230. Coffee, Company and Chat, maybe the odd bit of cake...........
All you need is love at St James',
an interesting article on the United Reformed Church website, to read the article click HERE.