Church Notice Sheet – 17 May

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‘HE WHO LOVES ME [JESUS] WILL BE LOVED BY MY FATHER, AND I TOO WILL LOVE HIM AND SHOW MYSELF TO HIM.’ (JOHN 14:21)

WORSHIP @ HOME

6th Sunday of Easter

Acts 17:22-31
John 14:15-21

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WATCH OUR WEEKLY WORSHIP SERVICE

and

LISTEN TO THE SERMON

on our  WORSHIP and SERMONS PAGE

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FAMILY WORSHIP IDEAS

ZOOM JUNIOR CHURCH
ON SUNDAY 10AM
Email
children@ulverstonparishchurch.org
for more info. & consent form

READING
John 14:9-21

EXPLORE TOGETHER QUESTIONS

  • Jesus said he was just like His
    father. How are you like your
    father/father figure?
  • Do you find it easy to be obedient
    to those whom you love?
  • Which of Jesus’ commandments
    do you need to work on today?

 

ACTIVITY IDEA

Jesus says, ‘If you love me you will
obey my commands’. Play ‘Simon
Says’ to reinforce the idea that we
should only do what is in line with
Jesus’ commands. (Only do the
action if it is preceeded with ‘Simon
says’, otherwise freeze!)

 

PRAYER IDEA

Sing, ‘Head, Shoulders, Knees and
Toes’ a few times.
Touch your head and pray for God
to help you remember Jesus’
commands.
Touch your shoulders and say sorry
to God for shrugging off His
commands and doing our own
thing.
Touch your knees and thank God
for helping us to bend and grow
into people more like Jesus.
Touch your toes and thank God for
all the little things He does for us to
help us keep going every day.

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PRAYER FOR THE WEEK

By the mystery of your holy
incarnation;
by your birth, childhood
and obedience;
by your baptism, fasting
and temptation,
good Lord, deliver us.

Prayer taken from the Litany

HELLO MESSAGE from St. John’s

It may come as news to many of you that UPC has a daughter church! St John’s is a little village church near Broughton Beck, with a small but dedicated congregation who prefer a quieter style of worship, meeting twice a month with a focus on the countryside around us. Our beautiful churchyard is currently full of bluebells, and we were hoping to partner with UPC in a bio diversity project in July, run by Caring for God’s Acre. I’m sure this will still take place at some point, as will the two May weddings which unfortunately have had to be postponed.

Our next service was due to be Rogation, a time when we ask God’s blessing on the planting and pray for all those in the area around us. Most of this service takes place outdoors, so we are currently considering ways of still marking the occasion on May 24th. It may have to be in a “virtual” or Facebook world, but watch this space! Because we are a small congregation, it is relatively easy for us to keep in touch with each other and there is naturally some overlap with the UPC congregations. We have a telephone “tree”, an e mail group, a Messenger group and of course there is a St John’s Facebook Page. Check us out
– the profile pic is red and invites you to “Stay calm and go to Evensong!” Please remember us in your prayers as we do you in ours.

Janice Eadington (Reader with responsibility for St John’s).

 

PRAYER BUDDIES

It is more important than ever before to keep in touch with each other! Be it a quick text or a lengthy letter, contact your prayer buddy to show them you are thinking about them and praying for them even though you can’t see them. If you would like a prayer buddy email children@uverstonparishchurch.org

 

 

CHURCH SUITE NEEDS YOU

We need you to tick your boxes on ChurchSuite.
We would love to stay in contact as a church but if
we don’t have permission then we can’t! Also the
rotas are due out soon, so if you haven’t ticked your
boxes on your My ChurchSuite this will cause
problems for the staff team working behind the
scenes. Please see the pictures below to see where
your tick boxes are: 

FACEBOOK GROUPS you might find useful

‘Ulverston Parish Church’
‘UPC – Church Family’
‘Faith 4 Furness Families’
‘Self Isolation Ulverston’

STAY CONNECTED, APART

We would love to hear from you!
Send your news, encouragements, prayers or pictures to office@ulverstonparishchurch.org