Community News Updates - No. 71 - February 2022

First published on: 1st January 2000

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ST MICHAEL’S          COMMUNITY UPDATE

ISSUE NO. 71 – 26TH FEBRUARY 2022

INTRODUCTION

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SERVICES IN MARCH

We are pleased to be able to announce that Bishop Bev will be speaking at the evening service on Sunday 6th March. Her theme will be the Person and Work of the Holy Spirit.

 

 

 

 

Notes

2nd

Wed

10.30

Ash Wednesday Holy Communion

In the hall

6th

Sun

10.30

Morning Prayer

 

6th

Sun

6.30

Evening Worship

In the hall

13th

Sun

10.30

Holy Communion

 

19th

Sat

3.00

Memorial Service for Ruth Jones

followed by afternoon tea

*

20th

Sun

10.30

Morning Prayer

 

20th

Sun

6.30

Holy Communion

In Church

27th

Sun

10.30

Mother’s Day Great British Bake Off.

 

*Sign-up sheet at the back of church or email the office at office@stmbsands.org

SERVICES BEING LIVESTREAM AND LINKS

6th

Sun

10.30

https://youtu.be/aKYak-SIACg

13th

Sun

10.30

https://youtu.be/BMF-ur0ADc8

20th

Sun

10.30

https://youtu.be/3nvVSCnYqfg

27th

Sun

10.30

https://youtu.be/udeSMjSOKkw

 

NOTICES

 

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Sunday 27th  March 2022 at 10.30am

 

MOTHERS DAY GREAT BRITISH BAKE OFF

Traditionally children working away from home in service were given the day off work to go home to visit their mothers. It was a frequent practice to make a Simnel Cake to take as a gift.

This year St Michael’s is organising its very own Mother’s Day Bake Off, and you are invited to take part.

  • 10.15 Bring your cake, any variety, to church
  • In the service the cakes will be judged by our celebrity judges
  • At the end of the service everyone will receive a certificate, and there will be awards for the top three in each age group: -
    0-7, 8-10, 11-18, over 18
  • During refreshments there will be the chance to taste as many cakes as you want!!!
  • You will be able to take most of your cake away to enjoy with your mum.

YOU HAVE TO BE IN IT TO WIN IT!

A POEM:  In t’Beginning (Mike O’Dowd in the Dalesman)

            In t’beginning there was nowt and God said, “Let theer be leet” and there was leet and He could see fer miles.

            On t’fust day. God created Yorkshire and He looked and He sayeth “It is good.”

            On t’second day He created t’beeasts o’t’field and t’air – whippets, lurchers and pigeons – and He sayeth, “It is good.”

            On t’third day he created Yorkshireman, who was strong in t’arm and could call a spade a shovel, ter hold dominion over Yorkshire and t’beeasts o’t’field and t’fowls o’t’air and ter look out fer Yorkshire and he sayeth, “It is good.”

            On t’fourth day He created Yorkshirelass, who were fair of face and strong in t’arm, who could make Yorkshire puds and skivvy fer t’Yorkshireman. And He looked and He sayeth, “It is good.”

            On t’fifth day He created t’oceans, the fairest of them being t’North Sea, thet filled t’coastline o’ Yorkshire wi’ unlimited beauty and provided fish fer t’Yorkshireman and his Lass. And He looked and He sayeth, “It is good.”

            On t’sixth day He created t’rest o’t’world and, as He was running out of ideas, He created Lancashire.

            And He looked, and He looked again and He sayeth, By Heck, after all this work, I think I need a day off.

ITEMS OF INTEREST

14th Crosby St Michael’s Girl Guide & Brownie Bring And Buy Sale

Thursday 3rd March, 6.00-7.30pm St Michael’s Church Hall

Please come along with your friends & family.

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£1 ADMISSION INCLUDES A DRINK AND BISCUIT

 

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In aid of Crosby Girl Guiding Marina Club & St Michael’s Brownie & Guide Unit

Mothers Union

Mothers Union Diocesan Festival at the cathedral on Saturday 5th March at 3.00pm

St Michael’s Craft Club
The craft club will now reconvene on Thursday 3rd March from 2-4pm in the Small Hall.  We will be looking at producing craftwork items in celebration of the Queen's Platinum Jubilee in June 2022.  Do come and join us!  Genette and Lucy

Men's breakfast

The 4 Churches of L23 are having a Men's Breakfast at Pioneer Restaurant, 107 Liverpool Rd, Crosby, Liverpool L23 5TD, on Saturday 19th March at 9.30 am.  This high cholesterol event will include a full English breakfast and a talk by Ian Turner-Bone.  If you would like to attend can you send an email to Neil before 12th March.

The Arts Society

The Arts Society Crosby will hold its next meeting in the church hall at 2.00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 9th. Bookbinder Dominic Riley, winner of the prestigious Paul Getty International Bookbinding Competition, will give an illustrated talk on `The Book As Art`.

Zoom Quiz Night

Our monthly Zoom Quiz is Friday 18th March at 7.30pm.  There will be a prize for those taking part on their own and another for those in a family group.  If you would like to be involved send an email to Richard Kemp at blundellsands@btinternet.com

Covid Update

St Michael’s Standing Committee met on 14.2.22, to discuss our Covid procedures. With the infection rate continuing to fall it was agreed to implement a stage relaxation of our covid procedures.

  1. We will encourage all people entering the building to gel their hands.
  2. At the present time, once members have reached their seats they may remove their masks, but they must be replaced when singing.
  3. From Sunday 27th February, face masks are only required when singing
  4. From Sunday 6th March face masks will no longer be required, including while singing.
  5. We will continue to encourage 1m+ safe spacing during church services.
  6. Refreshments will continue to be served in the Church Hall after the morning service.
  7. Heavenly Food will go ahead on 23rd February
  8. From Easter Sunday we will encourage the congregation to come to the front to receive the bread during Holy Communion. We will not be reintroducing the common cup at this time.
  9. This Risk Assessment will be updated as and when Church of England guidance is amended.

 

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY FROM LUCY

On March 18 it is World Sleep Day. What does the Bible say about sleep?

One context we see is that it’s a time to rest and recover our energy – We can trust in God as an assurance of peaceful resting. If we are worried or troubled we can cast our anxieties upon the love and sovereignty of God ( Psalm 23).

A good night’s sleep becomes a little more elusive as we advance in years, doesn’t it? But a good night’s sleep boosts our mental wellbeing and our immunity: Both very important concerns these days!

What’s the latest advice on how to get a good night’s sleep?

  1. A bit of fresh air/direct daylight each day helps our natural rhythms
  2. Writing a to-do list for the next day will organise our thoughts and clear our mind
  3. Going to sleep and getting up at a similar time every day helps (most of us need 6-9 hours by the way)
  4. Reading a book/devotional or listening to the radio to relax and distract the mind helps
  5. Gentle range of movement exercises can help relax our muscles
  6. Avoid using the smartphone/ipad/tablet for an hour before bedtime because the light from the screen has a negative effect.
  7. Say your prayers… I often fall asleep in the middle of saying my prayers, and I do not feel guilty about it! If you were holding a baby in your arms and they feel asleep, how would you feel? That’s settled then.

PRAYER

Do not be anxious

about anything

but in every situation

by prayer and petition,

with thanksgiving,

present your requests to God

                                                (Philippians 4:6)

ALWAYS LOOK ON THE BRIGHT SIDE OF LIFE

The more I get to know people, the more I realize why Noah let only animals on the boat.

When all this pandemic stuff is complete, I still plan to wear a mask. It hides my perpetual look of annoyance that I have for many people.

Covid-19 Fact:  87% of gym members don't even know their gym is closed.

I never make the same mistake twice. I do it like, five or six times, you know, to make sure.

Rev Neil Short    26th February 2022

'Getting back to normal, with God's help'.

 

ST MICHAEL’S – CONTACT LIST                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Tel. No.

VICAR:                                    Revd Neil Short, 5 Ramleh Park, L23 6YD                     378 0332

READER:                                Helen Hunter, 47 St Andrew’s Road, L23 8AU                931 1454

CHURCHWARDENS:             Jenny Ensor, 23 Far Moss Road, L23 8TG                     924 5937
                                                Lorna Swainbank, 6 St Michael’s Road L23 8SB            924 5063

SAFEGUARDING                    Lorna Swainbank, 6 St Michael’s Road L23 8SB           924 5063

PCC SECRETARY                  Jan Owen, 10 Milcroft, Crosby, L23 9XJ                         924 6198

HON. TREASURER                Chris Kay, 3 Paddock Close, L23 8UX                            924 4148

GIFT AID SECRETARY           Chris Rees, 9 St Michael’s Road, L23 8SB                     931 5797

ORGANISATIONS
Guides                                     Sue Kemp                                                                        932 1503
Brownies                                  Ailsa McGhie                                                                    924 1336
Rainbows                                Bethan Lloyd-Williams                                                07772514939
MU                                          Bev Boden                                                                         924 7450

Parish Office and
Hall Bookings                       Clare Kerrigan                                                                      924 0561