St James' Church
Methodist/URC, Woolton, Liverpool, UK

In our heart is a commitment to follow the way of Jesus Christ and to share the love of God with all.


The Covid-19 pandemic continues to affect us all and here at St James' we wish to be of support and will try to offer practical help to anyone that requires it in this time of crisis and uncertainty. Please do contact us if you need support or help.

Message from our minister:

Hello again everyone! Although the weather isn't quite as good as earlier in the week, the days continue to get longer and the spring flowers give us hope of even better days to come. We are hoping that before long we will be able to welcome you back to worship at Church, but sadly this will be after Holy Week and Easter Sunday. We want to be careful so that when we do open it will be for good rather than followed by further closure. We are awaiting more advice from the Methodist & United Reformed Churches.

As we travel through Lent, we know that Jesus is with us on our long and difficult journey through the pandemic. Jesus will not let us down as we continue to love, support and encourage each other. We thank God for all the positive things we continue to experience even in this time, every kind prayer, phone call, letter and simple act of kindness makes a difference. Thank you to all of you for the way our Church has continued to worship, care and reach out.


God Bless. Peter.

P.S. I also continue to put my own thoughts on the Blog.

                                                           Morning Services


As services are suspended, every Sunday we are going to hold our morning service on “Zoom”. The service opens at 10.45am, starts at 11am followed by “after worship” chat. Joining details have been sent out via email, please contact a steward for details if you haven't received them. 


There are also services from: Court Hey: 10:20 for 10:30 & Garston Park: 10:30 for 10:45

(Contact emails for details are in the newsletter.)

And in the afternoon we have Telephone Worship, 

between 2.20pm for 2.30pm on Sunday,  dial in instructions are: 

From your normal “landline” telephone:  Dial0333-006-7775

On being asked, enter the following number, or “Pin”: 08 39 09 01

You will be invited to say your name, and will then be admitted to the Worship Session.



Online worship is available and the large print sheet is here, with the Vine at Home sheet here, Services are on https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCrmGqAipfSRgi767l2srwrQmchw.live/ 

 

Our Children's & Youth Workers have a YouTube channel called 'The Way',  each Sunday there are worship sessions with activities, prayers and fun, please share and subscribe!! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCryJZotipDp-j_bxONkxiXA

Follow the journey to Bethlehem for Christmas just past with pictures drawn and coloured by adults and young people who are part of St James Church Family by clicking here.

Picture from the Church Railings This week's picture reminds us of hope, life and love in moments of darkness and despair. I know that for some members of our Church this last week has been one of the hardest of their lives. Please pray that all who are going through desperate experiences will know the presence of God with them. There is much to be joyful about, but we must recognise and come to terms with the reality of pain and suffering as well. In the end all will be well because the risen Jesus has a place for all in his house of many rooms. I hope that in every difficult experience in the coming week you will know a deeper experience of hope and grace.

DEFIBRILLATOR

St James are now the proud owners of a defibrillator thanks to the fund raising walk by Rob Swindells of the BB with help from Amy and team in the GB.  This machine was purchased from the Oliver King Foundation and is now fitted in the front entrance of the Church Hall. To find out more about the Oliver King Foundation contact:

Or look at one of the booklets placed on the information table in church.

   




A glimpse of 


the St James'


church 


weekend!

               To check out what the Boys Brigade are up to click HERE

PEOPLE OF FAITH

Ken, the 3rd of a series of personal testimonies from ordinary everyday people who share in common a Christian Faith. Click here to hear this simple testimony. 

Dan Holmes leading St James with 'Sing Amen".
Explore Dans music on the following link, https://www.danholmesmusic.com 


Coffee morning is on Tuesday 0930 -1230. Coffee, Company and Chat, maybe the odd bit of cake........... 

All you need is love at St James', 

an interesting article on the United Reformed Church website, to read the article click HERE.