NEWSLETTER, SUNDAYS THE 26TH OF JUNE AND 3RD OF JULY
This Sunday I will be in the Cathedral to witness the ordination of both Julie Butcher and Laura Neilson. Julie will be joining the benefice as a self-supporting curate, working two and half days a week. Likewise, Laura will be joining St John’s, Burscough where Chris is already serving his curacy. Julie’s first Sunday in the benefice will be the 10th of July. We pray for them both tomorrow and in the weeks to come.
There will be opportunities to meet Julie at three special lunches at the vicarage over the summer. We will meet around the Table, listen to a story about Jesus and break bread.
The first, aimed at families before they get away for the Summer Holidays, will be a BBQ on 17th of July at 12.30pm, this will replace the 10.00am service on that day.
Mark will be on holiday till the 6th of July.
SERVICES THIS & NEXT WEEK
This Sunday 26th June
· 08.30am: Holy Communion, a conventional service following common worship with hymns.
· 10.00am: A contemporary service for all the family lasting half an hour.
· 11.15am: Morning Worship, a relaxed conventional service with hymns.
· 11.00: Holy Communion
Next Sunday 3rd July
08.30am: Holy Communion, a conventional service following common worship with hymns, followed by Parish Breakfast at 9.15am.
10.00am: A contemporary service for all the family lasting half an hour.
11.15am: Morning Worship, a relaxed conventional service with hymns.
11.00: Holy Communion
ONLINE WORSHIP THIS & NEXT WEEK
Sunday: 10.45am Family Worship
ST MICHAEL & ALL ANGELS SUMMER FAIR
St Michael’s will be holding a church fair in the church grounds on Saturday 9th July from 2 to 4.
There will be a variety of different stalls and refreshments will be served. We hope that you will be able to join us.
If you are able to help by baking a cake, providing raffle or tombola prizes or things for us to sell please speak to Sue or Edwina.
MUSIC MINISTRY AT HOLY TRINITY
You may have noticed that organ has been out of action for a month, we are in the process of organising it’s repair, the cost of which will be £2,500 including a service. If you would like to make a contribution please speak to Phil our treasurer.
PLEASE PRAY FOR:
· The family and friends of Kath Seddon, may she rest in peace and rise in glory. Her funeral will be at Holy Trinity, 10.30am on the 18th of July (no cuppa and chat that day).
NEWS FROM FORMBY CHORAL SOCIETY
Formby Choral Society present "Celebrate". A summer concert marking the Queens Platinum Jubilee.
With Formby Choral & Formby Band. Saturday 2nd of July at Holy Trinity Church Formby 7.30pm. Cost £10 per ticket . Under 19's go free. Tickets available at : www.trybooking.co.uk/29013 Landline: 0151 929 3617
RESOURCES FOR PRAYER AND BIBLE READING:
Mark recommends Lectio 365, you can find details of their free app here:
Want to dig deeper, but don’t know where to start. Bible Project have some great videos and pod casts:
Want to read the bible on your phone, download the free YouVersion app:
Lastly the Church of England’s Daily Office app, you’ll find details here:
And sign up to the Liverpool Diocesan rule of life here www.ruleoflife.org.uk and receive weekly emails.
SUPPORTING THE MISSION AND MINISTRY OF OUR CHURCH WITH OUR MONEY
If you've been used to giving to Church through the plate or the envelope scheme you can now join the Parish Giving Scheme online. The Parish Giving Scheme is our preferred way of giving and is a great way to continue your support. Click to www.parishgiving.org.uk/home ,then click 'Find Your Parish' and type “Formby Holy Trinity” to set up a new account in a couple of minutes. Then follow the easy steps to set up your Direct Debit and Gift Aid if you are able - and bless your church through the PGS. Alternatively, here is the link to our JustGiving page:
Holy Trinity is now a charity you can select on smile.amazon.co.uk. AmazonSmile will donate 0.5% of the net purchase price of eligible purchases to:
“The Parochial Church Council Of The Ecclesiastical Parish Of Holy Trinity Formby”
KEEPING IN TOUCH
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Vicar, United Benefice of Holy Trinity, Formby and St Michael and All Angels, Altcar.