This week

Events and Notices for the Week 23rd February - 1st March 2020

Events

Sun 23rd February Sunday next before Lent

9.00 am  Morning Prayer

10.00 am  Parish Eucharist

Mon 24th February Feria

9.00 am  Morning Prayer

12.15 pm  Eucharist

Tue 25th February Feria

9.00 am  Morning Prayer

12.15 pm  Eucharist

Weds 26th February Ash Wednesday

9.00 am  Morning Prayer

12.15 pm  Eucharist

5.00 pm  Evening Prayer

7.00 pm  Eucharist

Thurs 27th February George Herbert, priest

9.00 am  Morning Prayer

6.00 pm  Eucharist

Fri 28th February Feria

9.00 am  Morning Prayer

12.15 pm  Eucharist

1.05 pm  R C Mass

7.30 pm  Bells

Sat 29th February Feria

Church Open

Sun 1st March First Sunday of Lent

9.00 am  Morning Prayer

10.00 am  Parish Eucharist

2.00 pm  Liverpool Samaritans - Anniversary Service

6.00 pm  Choral Evensong

 

Events coming up

 

If you would like information about when the bells will be ringing this week, please visit the bellringers' website here.

 

Notices

Choral Evensong

Our next Choral Evensong with St Nicholas' Singers will be Sunday 1st March at 6.00 pm. This is always a good opportunity to invite new people to St Nick's and stay for a glass of (Lenten) wine afterwards.

Lent

We will be running some Bible study and discussion sessions for the church community this Lent, focusing on Matthew's Gospel, and thinking about how we can understand calling in the context of scripture and in our own lives; these sessions will be run in church on Sundays 8, 15, 22 and 29 March from 11.30 for about an hour, with the aim of encouraging the growth of some home study groups in the future. There will be a final session on Palm Sunday (5th April) at 11.30, but will involve a field trip into Liverpool and possibly lunch! Alongside this programme, we will be running our usual series of House Eucharists in the evenings during Lent; they will be on Wednesday 11th March (South Liverpool), Thursday 18th March (Wirral) and Wednesday 25th March (North Liverpool) - more details to follow. Our City Lent Programme can be downloaded from the 'Downloads' page of the website.

Liverpool Samaritans

The driving force behind the founding of a branch of the Samaritans in Liverpool was Canon Christopher Pepys, Rector of Liverpool (1958-64). He was exploring what distinctive ministry the Parish could develop within the City. He recalled later at a Church Council meeting in October 1961: "It was not a Diocesan venture, nor an Ecumenical gesture, but the work of the Liverpool Parish Church." The branch opened in the basement of the church in 1960: it started with 25 volunteers and was a night service 7 pm until 7 am. We shall celebrate the 60th anniversary of the founding of the branch at St Nick's with a special service at 2.00 pm on Sunday 1st March. All are welcome.

St John Passion - 21st March

You can book FREE tickets to our liturgical performance of Bach's St John Passion via EVENTBRITE.

Liverpool Passion Play

There will be a major performance of the Passion in Liverpool City Centre on Good Friday. We shall move our own service times so that people can attend both. There is more information about the production and you can book tickets on www.liverpoolpassion.com. Ticket prices are between £5 and £7.

Music Endowment Fund

During February we began the first of our monthly Choral Eucharists as the St Nicholas Singers joined us at 10 am to enhance our service. In order to support music at St Nick's, we are launching a Music Endowment Fund which will be able to support choral music at St Nick's in the decades to come. If you are able to support this fund, please pick up an envelope in church, or you can download full details from the website here. The next Choral Eucharist will be on Sunday 29th March.

Visits and pastoral contacts

If you haven't seen someone in Church for a while or you notice that someone could do with a telephone call or visit - or if you would like a visit yourself - you can contact the Pastoral Team by email here or by telephoning the Church Office. Alternatively, you are welcome to contact the clergy directly.

Micah Foodbank (formerly Hope+)

We are the City Centre donation point for the Micah Foodbank. A number of people in the business community donate via the box in the Parish Centre, but we also encourage our regular congregation to donate. You can bring food on Sundays or during the week.

Gift Aid

St Nick's is grateful for all donations, but if you are a UK taxpayer and you put your gift in one of our Gift Aid envelopes (found at the back of the Church) and add your name and address, then the Church can get a further 25% of your gift back from the Government.

Similarly, if you make donations to the Church by monthly standing order, and you are a UK taxpayer but have not yet completed a Gift Aid form and sent it to Pauline Lewis, our Gift Aid Secretary, then we would be most grateful if you would do this so that we can increase the value of your monthly donation by 25% at no cost or inconvenience to you.  Your name/details do not get passed to anybody and there is nothing further for you to do.

We encourage regular members of the congregation to join the Planned Giving Scheme.  Please contact Pauline Lewis for further details.

 

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