‘I [Jesus] am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep.’ John 11:11
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This weeks Bible readings:
- Acts 4:5-12
- John 10:11-18
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Did you know we are back in the church building?
We have opened up the church building at 9am on a Sundaymorning for either a Morning Prayer or Holy Communion service.These are done alternately. Why not come and worship God withyour brothers and sisters in Christ.
THANK YOU to IAN TAYLOR
We would like to offer a massive thank you to IanTaylor, as he steps down as Bell Tower Captain, for all he has done over the last 50 years. Ian’s 70+ years of Change ringing is certainly something to celebrate! We will mark the occasion at our APCM later in the month.
We would also like to thank Sue Smith who has agreed to take on this role, following a family tradition.
PS: Ian Taylor’s retirement has also been noted in the local news. You can read the article HERE
New Windows for the Parish Office
We continue to refresh, restore, renew our church office. During this phase new office windows are being installed to reduce heat loss. Our next, nearly final, phase will be to renew insulation in the attic space to further improve our energy efficiency as we maintain our Eco Church Bronze Award status!
Considering the collective heritage of the Parish Church, St John’s Osmotherly and Holy Trinity, we realise the history (both past & present) of our churches include a number of individuals who have contributed in a wide variety of ways to the faith journey of both our local community and the wider world.
We aim to capture a collection of Spiritual Life stories to inform and educate our congregation(s) and the wider community of people associated with our church(s), who have dynamically impacted the community in which they have lived and worked.
Over the next few months we will be asking everyone to share their Spiritual Life stories. What has been your journey? What story or stories best illustrate a time in your Spiritual Life?
MUMS and TODDLERS
We are hoping to re-open Mums and Toddlers, on Wednesdays 10-11.30am, at the beginning of May. Are you able to help? Please contact Jen Cox in the office for more information or to sign up.
Door Step Chat
As the weather is getting warmer we are hoping tostart calling round to have a chat, on your door step,to see how you are. If you know anyone who wouldbenefit from this please get in touch with Jen Cox firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01229588081.
When accidents happen, when there is a medical emergency or when we, or someone we love, faces a crisis it is so reassuring to know that we are supported in prayer. The UPC Prayerweb does just this. Currently over 50 members of UPC receive an email alert when there is an urgent need for prayer. We have seen God work in wonderful ways as we have prayed.
Would you like to join the band of pray-ers? All you need to do is pray simply as you are able when you receive a request.
If you would like to get involved, please let Carolyn know by emailing email@example.com
.Your email address will not be shared with the rest of the Prayerweb, and we only pray with the permission of the person requesting support.
And finally, if you find yourself facing an emergency, please do not hesitate to contact Carolyn or the office, those on the Prayerweb would love to pray for you.
FACEBOOK GROUPS you might find useful
‘Ulverston Parish Church’
‘UPC – Church Family’
‘Faith 4 Furness Families’
‘Self Isolation Ulverston’
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