This week

Notices and Prayer Intentions for the Week 31st May - 7th June 2020

50 Days of Easter

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Daily Calendar

Sun 31st May Pentecost

Gospel: John 20.19-23

Anglican Communion: The Anglican Church in Melanesia

Parish: Byrom St; Fontenoy St; Marybone

Those in Need: Gerry; Anne; Jim; Nadia; Khalid; Petra; Rachel

Recently Departed: Lenny Dove; Lynn Pendleton; Bishop Vincent Malone; Gareth

Year's Mind: Charles Simmons (pr); Kenneth Ross (pr)

Mon 1st June Visit of Mary to Elizabeth

Gospel: Luke 1.39-49

Anglican Communion: Nebraska (USA); Akot (South Sudan); Irele-Eseodo (Nigeria)

Parish: Standish St; Henry Edward St; Adlington St.

Those in Need: Betty; Peter; Simon; Jon; Maggie

Recently Departed: Lenny Dove; Lynn Pendleton; Bishop Vincent Malone; Gareth

Year's Mind: William Jones; Idris Evans; Thomas Jones

Tue 2nd June Feria

Gospel: Mark 12.13-17

Anglican Communion: Nelson (Aotearoa, NZ and Polynesia); Akure (Nigeria); Isiai-Ngwa (Nigeria)

Parish: Lace St; Great Crosshall St; Hunter St.

Those in Need: Sylvia; Joan; Madelaine; Marjorie; Elsie

Recently Departed: Lenny Dove; Lynn Pendleton; Bishop Vincent Malone; Gareth

Year's Mind: Betty Foster; Jack Betty

Weds 3rd June Martyrs of Uganda

Gospel: Mark 12.18-27

Anglican Communion: Nevada (USA); Alabama (USA)

Parish: Johnson St; Hatton Garden; Water St.

Those in Need: Marjorie; Eileen; Pat; Tom; Donald

Recently Departed: Lenny Dove; Lynn Pendleton; Bishop Vincent Malone; Gareth

Year's Mind: Robert Nelson (bp); Vivian Jones

Thurs 4th June Petroc, abbot

Gospel: Mark 12.28-34

Anglican Communion: New Busa (Nigeria); Alaska (USA); Albany (USA)

Parish: Dorans Lane; Pierhead; Brunswick St.

Those in Need: Doreen; Marshall; John; Elizabeth; Paul; Hamed

Recently Departed: Lenny Dove; Lynn Pendleton; Bishop Vincent Malone; Gareth

Year's Mind: Ethel Hannah; Lily Muies

Fri 5th June Boniface, bishop

Gospel: Mark 12.35-37

Anglican Communion: New Guinea Islands (PNG); Algoma (Canada)

Parish: Queens Wharf; Wapping Quay; Wapping

Those in Need: Joyce; Grace; Fiona; Rebecca; Zaher and family; Anna; Liz

Recently Departed: Lenny Dove; Lynn Pendleton; Bishop Vincent Malone; Gareth

Year's Mind: John Herman

Sat 6th June Ini Kapuria

Gospel: Mark 12.38-end

Anglican Communion: New Hampshire (USA); All Saints Cathedral (Kenya); Isikwuato (Nigeria)

Parish: Chaloner St; Gower St; Rainford Square

Those in Need: Gerry; Anne; Jim; Nadia; Khalid; Petra; Rachel

Recently Departed: Lenny Dove; Lynn Pendleton; Bishop Vincent Malone; Gareth

Year's Mind: John Williams; Lawrence Shaw (pr); Albert Richardson

Sun 7th June Trinity Sunday

Gospel: Matthew 28.16-20

Anglican Communion: La Iglesia Anglicana de Mexico

Parish: Kings Parade; Salthouse Quay; Hartley Quay

Those in Need: Betty; Peter; Simon; Jon; Maggie

Recently Departed: Lenny Dove; Lynn Pendleton; Bishop Vincent Malone; Gareth

Year's Mind: Maud Gilling; William Taylor; Susan Cotton

 

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Notices

New Circumstances

Following the suspension of public worship in the Church of England, here is a quick reminder of our strategic priorities at St Nick's.

• How we are promoting the life of the congregation of St Nick's, supporting our church community, and caring for each other.
• How we are fulfilling our mission and ministry in the centre of Liverpool, reaching out to those around us, supporting those in need, and ministering to the most vulnerable.
• How we are protecting the future of our Church by pragmatic care of our institution and its structures.

For the time being, there will be more than one e-bulletin a week, and our worship and corporate life will be on-line. However, this is also a time for creativity, and if you have got any ideas to support any of the principles above then please drop the clergy a line.

Caring for each other

We now have a system in place for ensuring we maintain regular contact with each other. When everything returns to normal, we hope that we shall find our church community strong and still connected with each other. Whilst the clergy and pastoral team will keep ringing and e-mailing people, please do look out for others in the congregation. If you or someone else could do with some practical help (such as shopping) then please contact the Parish Office (0151 236 5287 or enquiries@livpc.co.uk) or e-mail the clergy direct.

Social Meetings

Some churches have been meeting socially on Zoom, as have our Sunday School. With a congregation as large as ours it is difficult to make this happen for everyone, and some people may also feel excluded because they do not have the technology. However, in addition to the contacts which we all make with each other, we are going to trial a small congregational Zoom meeting next week (you have to provide your own drinks and snacks). If this receives positive feedback from the sample group then we shall throw this open more widely to groups of about ten.

The Next Phase of Lockdown

Last week's information about the easing of lockdown suggested that our churches would open on 4 July. We shall need to play for this in advance, but we look forward to this step and will look at how we can create a safe environment. There will be other steps before then as we return to 'normal'. Our annual stewardship letters will go out next week, and this is an opporunity to think about the practical needs of our church whilst all other sources of income have ceased. In turn, we are trying to support the Diocese and have been able to pay our Parish Share for the rest of 2020: this will help those parishes which are unable to pay at the moment.

Micah Foodbank

At the moment we are continuing to serve the City and Parish in different ways, but the most visible is the Foodbank. Although the Church is temporarily closed for visitors and worship, there is a box by the main doors for donations of food. The box is checked regularly, so if you are passing (as part of an authorised activity!) then please drop some food in.

St Nick's Corona Anthology

Fr Fergus is putting together a selection of prayers, reflections, and poems to be collated into a ‘St Nick’s Corona Anthology’. Maybe you’re using your time at home to produce beautiful verse or perhaps you’ve found a particular prayer or passage helpful at this juncture- if so we’d love to know. Please email all to frfergus@livpc.co.uk and we’ll put things together into a resource for everyone.

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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