April-May 2021 Newsletter

APRIL – MAY 2021 Dear Friends  We seem to be in the middle of a period of anniversaries – some usual, others not so usual. At the Mission Partnership Zoom Coffee Morning last Friday, Revd Daleen led a short service of remembrance for the first anniversary of lockdown.  We were invited to light a candle […]

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March-April 2017 Newsletter

PASTORAL LETTER, MARCH – APRIL 2017 The Rev’d David Coaker has kindly offered us the frontispiece from the Leyland and Penwortham URC Newsletters for our Edition. CERTAIN? The theme humanity has chosen for 2017 seems to be uncertainty. The decision made last June has developed from Leave, to Brexit means Brexit, and now its word […]

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March / April 2016 newsletter

PASTORAL LETTER  MARCH – APRIL Dear Friends Whilst waiting for ideas to write this Pastoral Letter, I received my daily e-mail from Synod containing the day’s  Lent reflection. These have been written by a group of people from the Northern and North Western Synods.  Similar collections of devotions have been produced recently for Advent and […]

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March / April Newsletter

PASTORAL LETTER MARCH – APRIL 2015 Dear Friends Our service on the first Sunday in Lent, was conducted by Rev’d Ron Lewis. It included the following “Hymn for Lent” which Ron has just written and we had the privilege of being the first congregation to sing to Ron’s chosen tune Abends (RCH 292; CMP 618 […]

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March-April 2014 newsletter

PASTORAL LETTER MARCH – APRIL 2014 Dear Friends At our recent Special Church Meeting, which we held immediately after the service led by Elizabeth Fletcher on 2nd February, no concerns were expressed and no difficult questions raised for Elizabeth, our link with the Area Pastoral Committee,  to answer and we agreed unanimously to continue to […]

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March / April Newsletter

REV’D HELEN’S CALL   We were all much taken by surprise in mid January to learn that Helen has accepted a call from two URC churches in Gosport, Hampshire in the Wessex Synod and would be leaving at the end of March. Her last Sunday service at Fulwood URC will be on Palm Sunday 24th March […]

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Musings from the Manse

Dear Friends, Being a relatively active person, it was with some dismay that I found myself having a period of ‘enforced rest’ towards the end of January. This was due to an existing problem with my knee being exacerbated by a loss of balance one morning as I stepped into the shower, and the twisting […]

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March – April newsletter

 “We present you with this Book, the most valuable   thing this world affords. Here is wisdom. This is the Royal Law. These are the lively oracles of God.”    …. spoken by the Moderator of the Church of Scotland as the Bible was presented to Queen Elizabeth II at her Coronation in 1953 Top of page […]

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Lectionary readings for March & April

March 4th         Genesis 17: 1 – 7, 15 – 16; Psalm 22: 23 – 31; Romans 4: 13 – 25; St Mark 8: 31 – 38 11th       Exodus 20: 1 – 17; Psalm 19; 1 Corinthians 1: 18 – 25; St John 2: 13 – 22 18th       Numbers 21: 4 – 9; Psalm 107: 1 […]

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March / April Newsletter

THE UNITED REFORMED CHURCH AD CAMPAIGN The United Reformed Church has embarked on a campaign of radical welcome – of saying to people who presently feel excluded from Church and unwelcome, ‘Jesus didn’t turn anyone away and neither do we. Whoever you are, and wherever you happen to be on life’s journey, you’re welcome with […]

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