All Saints Community Church- not so much a building, more a way of life


Moto for 2017

Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer

Romans 12:1

        Table Top Sale

 Saturday 8th July 2017  10.00 am  - 12.00 Noon

     (Stall holders from 9.00 am)

In the Western Room

Pre Booked Tables  £8.00

 Tables on the day £10.00

To Book a Table
     Tel. Audrey on 0151 228 2456 or

         Email:audreythompson228@gmail.com    

Sell your unwanted goods - empty the attic - make money

Enjoy a browse, a tea, coffee, something to eat and a chat

Free entry, children must be accompanied by an adult


Mission and Ministry



On Sunday the 11th June Arthur and I went to the Warrington Campus, part of Chester University, to All Saints’ Centre for Mission and Ministry. Jackie Davies was being validated. I hear you say, ‘What’!! It was a Valedictory Service to celebrate leaving her studies there, having successfully completed the 2 year Reader course, prior to her Licensing in September at the Cathedral. It was a good service with people from Blackburn, Chelmsford, Chester, Derby, Lichfield, Liverpool, Manchester, Sodor and Man and Nottingham all going forward to receive their certificates. Bishop Paul gave the address and commissioned everyone there by saying; “Empowered by the Holy Spirit will you dare to walk into God’s future trusting Him to be your Guide? We all responded with; “By the Spirit’s power we will.”

Well done Jackie, the real work starts now, walking into God’s future, by the Spirit’s power.

Kathleen.
  


MOTHERS UNION

Our last MU meeting fell on election day and we played Beetle. It’s always good fun and a good chat can be had with a lot of people because if you win a game you move on to the next table thus ensuring a change of conversation and people. We were all winners in the end and shared chocolate.

Thank you to everyone who helped at the summer fair especially to the cake makers and those who ate them (I mean the cakes not the cake makers).

Our theme for this year’s triennial rally will be “Faith in action” and takes place on Wednesday 4th October, 7.30 – 9.30pm at the Brindley theatre High St. Runcorn, the speaker is Beverley Julien MU Chief executive. Tickets are £5 each with a £1 booking fee, details are on the notice board in church.

As is the normal way of things we can celebrate with those who are celebrating and weep with those who are sad. Jean Maloney has been married to Mike for 50 years so we congratulate them. We send our condolences to Rose Busow, one of our Indoor members, on the death of her husband Hal. Rose really misses not being able to come to the meetings and always asks about her friends. We send our best wishes for a speedy recovery to Gordon after a fall, Audrey is taking good care of him and says he is in good spirits.

Our next meeting is our Strawberry afternoon on Thursday 13th of July and if you can help with any donations of ‘Strawberry Things’ we would be very grateful.  As you know we have August off and we will be starting our meetings again on Thursday 14th September which will be a Holy Communion Service at St. David’s.  



Congratulations

We send our congratulation to the Rev. George Perera who celebrated 40 years as a priest in the Anglican Church in June 2017.  He was ordained a deacon in 1976 and in 1977 he was ordained priest.  He served as a curate at Holy Trinity Church, Wavertree and was Chaplain of Mabel Fletcher Teacher Training Collage from 1976-1979. He then moved on to become Team Vicar of St. James Church, Magull until 1994, and then became the Vicar of St. Hilda, Hunts Cross and stayed there for eleven years.
In 2005 he had a complete change and became the Hospital Chaplain at The Royal Liverpool Broadgreen Hospital and has been serving there for the last 12 years.
George is a regular celebrant at All Saints’ Eucharistic Services. To  celebrate his 40 years as priest we were invited to join him and his family at St. Paul’s Church, Widnes on 26th June for a Holy Communion Service to celebrate this happy occasion .
At the Broadgreen Hospital Carol Service, George always asked some of the ladies from All Saints’ to come along and help with the singing. He called them the ‘Dolly Sisters’!
George is Married to Elizabeth (Liz) and they have three sons Tim, Chris and Rob.
We wish George all the very best for the future. 
May  God Bless you with many more happy years as Chaplain at Broadgreen Hospital.

 

St. James the Least of All

On the hazards of the annual choir outing
My dear Nephew Darren
A local phenomenon invariably occurs at St. James the Least of All each June: large numbers of boys discover a vocation to join the church choir. The fact that their annual outing happens in July is, I am sure, entirely coincidental. 
This year, I suggested a cultural tour of the Ashmolean Museum at Oxford. Unaccountably, they wanted a visit to the local Amusement Park. Life is nowadays so degenerate that democracy even exists within the Church, and I was outvoted: 28 to 1.
Time was when you could drop them all off in the car park, give them half a crown each and tell them to be back by 6pm, while I could enjoy a leisurely lunch, a light doze on a deckchair in the park and cup of tea before returning to the coach. Today, each boy has to be accompanied by an armed guard, travelling a pre-planned route and reporting back to central control by mobile phone at half-hour intervals. You are even expected to bring back the same number you took out. The year when we returned home to find that we had unaccountably lost five of them, would no longer be considered acceptable. 
Our choirboys’ ability to consume candyfloss, toffee apples, ice-cream and pop, generally doing so simultaneously, is awesome. Were it to become an Olympic event, St. James’ would be guaranteed gold. But, the consequences are unvaryingly predictable. The sight of Hutton minor projectile vomiting while travelling at 50 mph 30 feet above the ground on the Big Dipper is an image that, sadly, will never fade. It did, however, hugely increase his standing within the choir. That one disaster may well ensure his election to Head Chorister in future years. 
Since we now hold separate events for boys and men, the juniors are at least spared the unedifying spectacle of seeing their Rector unsuccessfully attempting to keep the gentlemen out of the first public house they come to – and then prising them back out when it is going-home time.
It also means that the sing-song on the coach on the return journey delays the juniors learning some unsavoury songs for a little longer – until they are elevated to the men’s choir stalls and realise what they’ve been missing on choir outings for all those years.
And so once again, we return home, happy and tired, the boys longing for yet more food and their Rector for a large gin.

Your loving uncle,

Eustace


   Do parts of the Bible still feel a bit of a mystery? and you feel you would like to get to grips with it, but haven't got much time to join in with groups ?

try a new resource of  provoking videos from UCCF. You can watch any time, day or night, and if you like it , you can get a book to go with it.

 http://uncover.org.uk/



Uncover is an examination of the evidence about the life and purpose of Jesus Christ. Hope you find it challenging and helpful.











We like to get together for fun and friendship such as Scouse Nights













Churches Together. In June 2013, about 70 people made a very special walk together through Old Swan, visiting one another's churches, from St Annes Stanley in the West, via The Salvation Army Centre, and singing a psalm in Tamil, St Oswalds, All Saints, and then finally down to Oakvale United Reformed Church at the bottom of Broadgreen Road, where we refreshed  not only with drink, cakes, but a reminder that Jesus calls us first and foremost to be His Christian witnesses in and around the streets and homes of Old Swan , and not to get too attached to remaining inside our own individual buildings. It was an exciting and encouraging time together. We are looking forward to more activity as Old Swan Churches Together.



setting out from St Annes




on our way




pausing at St Oswalds Churchwelcome hospitality at Oakvale URC








  Our Oakhill Room formally opened  April 2013 by Bishop James. 



photo with Arthur, Kathleen, LHT the Housing Association and the builders. 

 





  







 Inside the Oakhill Room, a wonderful fully accessible multi purpose space. There is seating for 80, useful projector/ screen, sound system, loop system, lots of space for Guides/ Scouts/ Messy church activities, with its own mini kitchen area, toilets and wheelchair access. and available for outside hire. A wonderful addition to our church complex.


          Christian Aid  is an International Development Charity. We work with people of all faiths, and none, to eradicate poverty and injustice



We have recently added some new songs to our Worship page with links to You Tube and websites, with a range of songs hymns and styles.




We hope it will help you to worship at home on your computer or smart phone. Do share it with others and let us know what  other inspiring songs and hymns you would like to includ




 

  Learning  more about our faith?


‘The New Community’  weekly course has finished, but talk to Arthur, or any of the church leaders if you would like to join up with a future group.

A great way to explore  our faith together,  ways of praying, finding hope and purpose in today's challenging World, living out our faith.


  The new Community meetings






Challenging poverty and injustice web page added to our website


We hope to develop this section  and would value ideas .together everyone achieves more as partners


                  Christian Aid  &  North Liverpool Foodbank


Would you like to make us aware of other groups or campaigns that want to make a difference, locally or across the World?
















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