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 Everyone, I hope you are all well. Today is "stir up Sunday". This is the Sunday before Advent when we are supposed to give our Christmas cakes and puddings a final stir so that they will be at their best for the big day. Or, in my case, to pop over to Aldi and buy them! Those of us with friends or family in America will be aware that this Thursday is Thanksgiving - an opportunity to enjoy turkey even before Christmas itself! 

The special prayer (Collect) for today starts with the words "Stir up" and continues with a reference to fruit! But it also reminds us that this time of year is not just about physical food. Advent is a time to be fed spiritually, and I hope it will be a time of blessing for you. Here's the prayer to get us ready: "Stir up, O Lord, the wills of your faithful people, that they. Bringing forth the fruit of good works may, by you be richly rewarded, through Jesus Christ, Our Lord, Amen." 

God Bless, Peter.

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

                                             Morning Services start at 10.30 a.m.  


As we now worshipping at home again, the online liturgy is here, the Vine at Home sheet is here and the worship at home sheet is here. We also have a good choice of online services:


Our Methodist Circuit (only available from 10.00 am Sunday): Dial in and listen by calling 0151 317 9192 (call charges apply) or watch on: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCrmGqAipfSRgi767l2srwrQ

 You can watch a live service from Methodist Central Hall on Sundays at 11.00 am on https://mchw.live/ or you can watch on YouTube:

https://www.youtube.com/user/MCHWevents 

 

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


Telephone Worship is at 2.30pm, From your normal “landline” telephone dial: 0330-159-6644, enter code: 37 38 18 and you will be asked to say your name then be admitted to the Worship Session. 


There will be a 12 noon, "After Worship Tea & Coffee Chat" on Zoom this Sunday,

joining details are in the newsletter.

CIRCUIT NATIVITY SERVICE - We shall be having our first all age family Zoom service on Sunday 6th December 10:30am. This service will be our Circuit nativity service, it will not be pre-recorded but live on Zoom. God bless and many thanks!

For those who walk past and for those who may not be able to walk past at the moment, here are some of our prayers on the railings around our church buildings. They highlight objects in the grounds, and encourage passers-by to offer their own prayers, or use the thoughtful words Rev'd Peter has provided.

A meditation for Remembrance Sunday and Armistice day . 

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.