Notices

Coronavirus Covid-19: Please see the 'Coronavirus News' page for other information about current services in church and online alternatives: click HERE.

We are very sorry that it has been found necessary to suspend services in church for the time being.  The church is also closed for private prayer.  When the situation changes, information will be posted here. 

Richard Woodward: Richard's funeral will take place on Wednesday 3rd March at 1.30pm. Numbers are of course limited, but the service will be recorded and available on the church YouTube channel later that day (red button below). 

"East of Eden": a 5-week Lent course, Thursdays at 2.00 pm commencing 25 February 

Join Mark as he explores the biblical image of the “garden” stretching from Eden to the new “garden-city” of Revelation. As well as drawing on Steinbeck’s novel he’ll be dipping into the writings of C.S. Lewis, John Henry Martin and the songbook of Nina Simone.  Join Mark on GoToMeeting, passcode 467 782 845. 

Shared prayer in Lent  

Churches together in Formby, Altcar and Hightown are meeting together to share in the office of evening or morning  prayer each Thursday in Lent. Everyone is welcome to join in. 

This week, evening prayer on Thursday 4th March at 7pm hosted by Formby United Reformed Church.  Join Zoom Meeting: 

https://zoom.us/j/7024105255?pwd=MUdhemllSmxJOGRVTGFJZjRkczI2Zz09 

 

Meeting ID: 702 410 5255 

Passcode: 063518 

If you’re interested in a Bible Club for young people, yr5 and above, on Wednesday evenings at 6.30 -7.00 pm, email Mark for further details (mark-stanford@hotmail.co.uk). 

Bible study and Alpha Course groups: Home groups and the Alpha Course are suspended for the time being.

Book Group: Our meetings are suspended for the time being.  

Car park:  Controls on car parking at Holy Trinity will be introduced shortly through monitoring by CCTV and automatic number plate recognition.  Please check here for details or look out for notices on the car park in due course.

Aid for refugees: Collections of clothes, etc., have been suspended for the foreseeable future to prevent the possible transfer of the coronavirus on fabrics.  Many thanks for all recent and past donations. 

 

Foodbank: Please see the 'Coronavirus News' page - click HERE.

Bible Readings

Bible readings for Sunday 7 March from the NIV Bible:

John 2.13-22

13 When it was almost time for the Jewish Passover, Jesus went up to Jerusalem. 14 In the temple courts he found people selling cattle, sheep and doves, and others sitting at tables exchanging money. 15 So he made a whip out of cords, and drove all from the temple courts, both sheep and cattle; he scattered the coins of the money-changers and overturned their tables. 16 To those who sold doves he said, ‘Get these out of here! Stop turning my Father’s house into a market!’ 17 His disciples remembered that it is written: ‘Zeal for your house will consume me.’[a]

18 The Jews then responded to him, ‘What sign can you show us to prove your authority to do all this?’

19 Jesus answered them, ‘Destroy this temple, and I will raise it again in three days.’

20 They replied, ‘It has taken forty-six years to build this temple, and you are going to raise it in three days?’ 21 But the temple he had spoken of was his body. 22 After he was raised from the dead, his disciples recalled what he had said. Then they believed the Scripture and the words that Jesus had spoken.

[a] Psalm 69.9

 

1 Corinthians 1.18-25

18 For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God. 19 For it is written:

‘I will destroy the wisdom of the wise;
   the intelligence of the intelligent I will frustrate.’[a]

20 Where is the wise person? Where is the teacher of the law? Where is the philosopher of this age? Has not God made foolish the wisdom of the world? 21 For since in the wisdom of God the world through its wisdom did not know him, God was pleased through the foolishness of what was preached to save those who believe. 22 Jews demand signs and Greeks look for wisdom, 23 but we preach Christ crucified: a stumbling-block to Jews and foolishness to Gentiles, 24 but to those whom God has called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God and the wisdom of God. 25 For the foolishness of God is wiser than human wisdom, and the weakness of God is stronger than human strength.

[a] Isaiah 29.14

Also, we are posting daily reflections on Bible readings at 9.00 am every Monday to Saturday.  Please click on the YouTube (red) button below.

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