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"To Know Christ and Make Him Known"
PALM SUNDAY SERVICE 2020
Jesus comes to Jerusalem as King
“See, your King comes to you, gentle and riding on a donkey”
Today we remember Jesus riding into Jerusalem on a donkey – as the King who brings peace. We can’t join in the donkey procession and wave palms as we had planned but we can still worship the King of Kings together in spirit in our homes. And we can make our own palm cross – why not put it in the window of your home to show Jesus the Servant King is with us now to bring peace?
To watch Ann and Peter deliver the Palm Sunday Service and Liz deliver the Sunday School lesson please click on the video tab at the top of the page
We will be recording services for Good Friday and Easter Day.
These will be put on the website sometime the day before.
Please click the 'Previous Services' tab at the top of the page to access Services from previous weeks
From the Rectory
‘God is our strength and refuge, an ever-present help in trouble.
Be still and know that I am God' Psalm 46
It has all happened so fast. Most of us didn’t really think that Coronavirus was going to affect us like this despite the solemn warnings. But it is here. We need to pray and we need to help one another in any way we can.
The Church of England as of 24th March has closed all church buildings but we are all still encouraged to pray and worship at home. You can find plenty of resources to help you do this and find comfort and strength here and on our Facebook page St Michaels and All Angels Church Hoole.
Every Sunday morning there will be copies of the sermon, prayers and readings on the website and on Facebook. You can watch on video and/or read the short service every Sunday morning.
The wonderful good news for the Christian is the truth of Easter – JESUS IS RISEN – Death has been conquered. Please read again the glorious story of that first Easter morning. Read John chapter 20 when the sorrow of the disciples at the tomb turns to unspeakable joy as they meet the Risen Jesus and discover the truth of Easter for themselves. Enjoy the attempt in this magazine to enter into the confusion and then the joy and triumph of those most dramatic events in Jerusalem in 30AD
Do read too the powerful article by CS Lewis written 72 years ago about the atomic bomb but just as relevant to us in 2020 as we face Coronavirus. Please click here to access the article.
As He has promised God will bring good out of the evil of Coronavirus; let us ‘be still and know that He is God’, listening to his voice and using every opportunity to support our neighbours and friends at this time. And let us pray as we have never prayed before - calling upon Him to fill us with Easter Joy as we live out the Good News of death conquered and sin forgiven and eternal life with Him.
He is Risen Alleluia
Rev Ann Templeman March 2020
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Safeguarding - As a Church we have adopted the House of Bishops ‘Promoting a Safer Church’ policy and the Parish Safeguarding Handbook, incorporating the House of Bishop’s Safeguarding Policy and Practice Guidance. Our PCC has formally adopted this and signed the Safeguarding Policy Statement Promoting a Safer Church. Details of our Parish Safeguarding Officer can be found in the ‘Contact Us’ section on the website. We have also displayed the Promoting a Safer Church poster prominently within our Church. All those working with children and adults at risk have undergone safer recruitment, received safeguarding training and support.
Our usual Services are as follows
9.00am Holy Communion (said)
10.30am Parish Communion 1st 3rd and 5th Sunday
Morning Worship 2nd and 4th Sunday
Sunday School takes place during the service every Sunday at 10.30.