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Readings for 22 November – Christ the King

Ezekiel 34 v 11 - 16, 20 - 24

God the Good Shepherd preferentially cares for the flocks weakest members while condemning those who trample down their companions to further their own self-interest.

Ephesians 1 v 1 - 23

Whatever good we do, whatever power we wield, ultimate authority over Church and creation is God’s alone, dispensed through Christ.

 Matthew 25 v 31 - 46

Compassion is the keystone of Christ’s rule: constant alertness and responsiveness to the needs of others are required of all who are committed to building his kingdom.

 

Sunday 22 November

10.30am                On-line Praise Service

                 (waiting room open from 10.15am for 10.30am start)

                 Let Anita or Lisa know if you need the link for the service.

                 N.B. the link from last week will be used throughout November.

 

Acts 435

Lynne Percival, Joan Lucock and myself are advocates for Acts 435.

This is a charity that helps people financially when things are difficult. If you contact us we can put an anonymous request in on your behalf.

This charity supports people in a lot of different ways, including money to help purchase household items such as beds or washing machines, money to help pay off a bill such as an electric bill or phone bill, money for food, school clothes, winter coats, and other essential items. The general limit is £150.

We are the only advocates in the Runcorn area and are happy to discuss applications with you. We know there is a lot of need out in our community and we want to be able to help.

Please do point people in our direction if they need help and we will see what we can do to help. God blesses us with the gift of being able to help anyone who is struggling so please let friends, family and neighbours know of Acts 435 if they, or you, are in need.

Iain MacInnes

Holiday and Christmas Food Boxes

We will be offering:

Holiday Food box – box of store cupboard/freezer essential food, meat, vegetables, pasta, pet food, toiletries, etc.

Christmas Day Food box – box containing everything that might be needed for a Christmas meal for a family, including a few extras like crackers and napkins.

Christmas gifts – Gifts for families to give to children for Christmas.

Ways you can help:

  • Donate money
  • Donate non-perishable goods
  • Donate time to help pack the packages and distribute the packages (most of the distribution will be on 21st/22nd of December)
  • Donate gifts for children – all age groups needed from babies to teens.
  • Let people know these boxes will be available and encourage them to access them if they need them.

If you are able to donate items, please contact Lisa. Arrangements can then be made either for you to drop them off at the Vicarage or if needed for someone to call and pick them up.

See previous insert for full details or contact Lisa or Anita

 

Lidl money off coupons

In the post today we had a Lidl magazine delivered with a £5 coupon in it. If people are not going to be using the coupon can they please forward them to us as soon as possible and we can use them to help purchase some of the supplies for the Holiday and Christmas Food Boxes. Our local Lidl has been generous and have allowed us to do bulk shopping, and have given us extra money off. These vouchers will also help greatly.

 

Runcorn and District Foodbank

Thank you to all our supporters and volunteers for your ongoing help.

We are currently in need of: biscuits, tinned fruit, long-life fruit juice

Please consider supporting us financially, as an alternative to giving food, as it costs over £15,000 per year to run the foodbank. Either email us, go to our new Online Donation page or go to our website for further details

https://runcorndistrict.foodbank.org.uk/give-help/donate-money/

REACHING OUT TO GOD IN PRAYER

Collect for Sunday before Advent 

God the Father, help us to hear the call of Christ the King

and to follow in his service, whose kingdom has no end;

for he reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, one glory.

In November we pray for peace in the world

Lord God, remove fear, prejudice and hatred from the hearts of all people, for these are the things that make for war. Replace them with trust, understanding and compassion, which are the things that make for peace. We ask in the name of the Prince of Peace, Jesus Christ our Lord.

                                                                                     (Anglican Pacifist Fellowship)

Prayer for family and friends:                                                                              Spirit of the Living God, pour out your blessing on those who need your healing touch, 

Prayer for local churches:

We pray for churches as they seek to provide care and support for their congregations and communities. This week we pray especially for:

St Martin’s RC Church

Prayer for our neighbours:

At this difficult and worrying time, we pray for our neighbours in:

Porthleven Road, Pulford Close, Rawdon Close,                                  Redruth Close, Ridding Lane, Rosemary Avenue

 

Contact numbers to call if you want to talk, receive prayer or are in need

Vicarage: 01928 713101 or m – 07493853027

or contact Anita on 01928 716050 or at parish@hallwoodparish.org.uk

If you would like to add people to the prayer list, contact parish@hallwoodparish.org.uk or phone to 01928 716050.