St James' Church
Methodist/URC, Woolton, Liverpool, UK

In our heart is a commitment to follow the way of Jesus Christ and to share the love of God with all.


The Covid-19 pandemic continues to affect us all and here at St James' we wish to be of support and will try offer practical help to anyone that requires it in this time of crisis and uncertainty.

Message from our minister:

Dear Friends

Last Sunday was a milestone in the life of St James when about 25 of us met for Worship in Church for the first time in 6 months. Although we couldn't do all the things we normally would, it was lovely to be together. We missed and remembered those of you who weren't able to join us, and those who had died over the past months.


Many people who came said that they felt safer at Church than anywhere else they had been since lockdown. I hope that this will encourage others to feel safe in returning to worship in the Church building. This reflects the careful planning and hard work by our Delegated Church Council, Steward Elders and others. A big thank you to all who made last Sunday a possibility. Worship continues this Sunday for those of you who have booked in with Jayne.


As we adjust to the rule of 6 in our daily lives I hope and pray that we will all stay safe and well. We are aware that it is a difficult time for our city as infections have been rising. This makes it even more important that we follow the guidelines wherever we go, including Church.

We rejoice in the faithfulness of God who is helping us through this time; drawing us closer to himself and each other.
    

God bless, Peter.

P.S. I also continue to put my own thoughts on the Blog.

                                             Morning Services start at 10.30 a.m.  


Church services have now restarted, numbers are limited so it is essential to book in advance. Please contact Jayne to reserve a seat. Please do not arrive at church if you have not booked beforehand. 

This week’s preacher will be Matthew Dyer. Next week will be Graham Martin.


For those still worshipping sat home, the online liturgy is here, the Vine at Home sheet is here and the weekly large print service sheet is here. We also have a good choice of online services:


Our Methodist Circuit:  (Please note: only available from 10.00 am Sunday) You can dial in and listen to the service by calling 0151 317 9192 [Call charges apply]

Or watch by clicking: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCrmGqAipfSRgi767l2srwrQ

 You can also now watch a live service from Methodist Central Hall, Westminster: Sundays 11.00 am

This service is at https://mchw.live/ or you can still watch on youtube:

https://www.youtube.com/user/MCHWevents 

 

FOR YOUNGER PEOPLE...our Children's & Youth Workers are launching a new children & youth ministry YouTube channel this Sunday called 'The Way'. Each Sunday there will be new worship sessions for children and young people with age appropriate messages, activities, prayers and fun, please share and subscribe!! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCryJZotipDp-j_bxONkxiXA


You are also invited to join Telephone Worship – 2.20pm for 2.30pm on Sunday, from your normal “landline” telephone dial: 0330-159-6644, on being asked, enter the following number, or “Pin”: 373818. You will be invited to say your name, and will then be admitted to the Worship Session. There is "Telephone Coffee Chat” Meeting 10.30am till 10.50am (or thereabouts....) Continuing into September, the St. James “Tuesday Coffee Morning” will reopen as “Tuesday Telephone Coffee Chat”, to join in from your normal “landline” telephone dial: 0330-159-6644, on being asked, enter the following number, or “Pin”: 373818, you will be invited to say your name, and will then join the “Tuesday Chat”.


Online worship and resources for all ages can now be accessed from the home page of the Circuit's website: www.liverpoolsouthcircuit.org

For those who walk past and for those who may not be able to walk past at the moment, here are some of our prayers on the railings around our church buildings. They highlight objects in the grounds, and encourage passers-by to offer their own prayers, or use the thoughtful words Rev'd Peter has provided.

DEFIBRILLATOR

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.

'Jimmy' the horse with over 4500 plants, all hand-planted by one of our members Roy including a purple poppy to remember all of the horses and animals that also gave their lives to service in conflict!

   




A glimpse of 


the St James'


church 


weekend!

Please visit our new 'Show in a week' page to read the story and see all the pictures that tell the tale of last years events...

Great Night For Liverpool City


Centre Street Pastors



An evening of song with, Amanda Henderson (Casualty's Nurse Robyn Miller) saw a full house enthralled at Amandas amazing talent for singing songs from many well know shows. 

This was to raise funds for the church refurbishment program and to support Liverpool City Street Pastors. 

The street Pastors are all volunteers and spend their Saturday nights caring for the revellers in the city centre. This concert raise a significant amount that will help them to continue their work.

Huge thank you to Amanda for giving her time for those cause. For those who didn't make it you missed an amazing evening.

 

               To check out what the Boys Brigade are up to click HERE

PEOPLE OF FAITH

Ken, the 3rd of a series of personal testimonies from ordinary everyday people who share in common a Christian Faith. Click here to hear this simple testimony. 

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.