Lectionary Readings 13th June 2021
Ezekiel 17.22-24; Psalm 92.1-4,12-15; 2 Corinthians 5.6-10(11-13)14-17; Mark 4.26-34
Your glory, O God, fills heaven and earth and all creation resounds with your praise. As we rejoice in your presence, may we know your power to save and praise you for your faithfulness, now and for ever; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Tuesday morning Bible study will not meet on zoom until further notice . On Tuesday 22nd June at 10-30am all who have taken part in the group and anyone who is interested in taking part in the future are invited to Ainsdale Methodist Church (in the garden weather permitting) for refreshment , fellowship and planning of a future study . If the weather is unsuitable the meeting will take place in the church .
Coffee after Church
This week coffee after church will begin at 12 noon . All are welcome whether you have attended church or chosen to stay at home .
If you no longer need to receive notices in the post because you can collect on a Sunday please let the office know by email or phone. Many thanks.
The next Liverpool Road Church council meeting will take place via zoom on Wednesday 16th June at 7pm.
The doors of our church have not only opened to welcome people back for worship but also a service of Baptism. We have been delighted recently to host the Baptismal Service for Theo Ball, son of Matt and Michelle Ball and brother to Max. On a warm, sunny afternoon, family and friends met at church for a very child-centred service led by Rev Sonya Marshall before continuing their celebrations at home. We thank God for opportunities to meet with families in this way.
During lockdown Bible Studies have been held on Zoom. The one I have been a part of has been enjoyed by members of Liverpool rd, Ainsdale and St Marks (Scarisbrick) churches. Over the last few months we have been studying the book entitled “The Bible A Story that makes sense of Life” written by Andrew Ollerton who is the author of The Bible Course which many of you may have experienced.
The political, social and cultural upheaval of our times can leave us feeling bewildered but turning to the Bible gives us trustworthy guidance. When we make sense of the Bible, the Bible makes sense of us, and studying together over 90 minutes one morning a week we have been blessed, enjoying the fellowship and praying for others and situations on our hearts and minds.
At the end of the epilogue in the book, Andrew encourages us to keep going with the Bible because the Bible will keep you going:
‘For everything that is written in the past was written to teach us, so that through the endurance taught in the scriptures and the encouragement they provide we might have hope’ Romans 15:4.
If you are not already part of a Bible study group within the circuit, I encourage you look out for the opportunities in the future as you will be greatly blessed.
Sally Eyes (Outreach Worker)