Welcome to St Michael and All Angels Church, Hoole
"To Know Christ and Make Him Known"
SUNDAY SERVICE 31st May - PENTECOST
GOD'S GIFT OF HIS HOLY SPIRIT
“Whoever believes in Me, streams of living water will flow from within him" John 7: v 38.
Welcome to our Service today. It is Pentecost when we celebrate the coming of the Holy Spirit and the Birthday of the Christian Church.
We are also at the climax of the 10 days of Thy Kingdom Come which is a global prayer movement that invites Christians around the world to pray between Ascension Day and Pentecost for more people to come to know Jesus.
This year, there is a Digital Family Prayer Adventure with an app that can be used every day. Just download the free Thy Kingdom Come App. There is also a podcast for each of the 9 days of Thy Kingdom Come. Why not give them a try?
Go to Digital Family Prayer Adventure Map | Thy Kingdom Come to find more details.
To watch Ann and Peter deliver the Sunday Service and Liz deliver the Sunday School lesson please click on the video tab at the top of the page
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
Now things are, God willing, moving slowly to starting up again, let’s resolve to continue with our enhanced community spirit and neighbourliness and our new appreciation of the beautiful countryside in Hoole which so many have remarked on.
Our church is still closed however so it is still vital we pray and worship at home. Many people have said how much they have enjoyed worshipping in our virtual services including singing along with the hymns and all of us who have taken part in our Zoom bible studies on Wednesday evenings have enjoyed the opportunity for praying and discussing God's word together.
You can find plenty of resources to help you pray and find comfort and strength here on our website.
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.
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 May 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.