READ OUR CURRENT APCM & ANNUAL ACCOUNTS REPORTS ONLINE – This will help save paper while keeping you up to date with everything that’s going on at St Peter’s. Who knows, perhaps God will give you a nudge as you read to an area of church life where he can use your gifts to join in with his mission! Here’s the link Annual Meeting 2019 St Peter Annual Report and Accounts 2018
DO YOU HAVE WEB HOSTING SKILLS? – We are looking for someone with web hosting skills who would look after our Jethro database. Mark Jones has done this for many years for St Peter’s and we are really grateful for his support, advice and work on setting up and maintaining it. If you think you could help us in this important way, please speak to Kip or Andy.
YOUNG PEOPLE AND CHILDREN’S GROUPS We have a fantastic team of leaders & helpers for our young people’s & children’s groups. We’re so grateful for all their hard work, commitment and service but we need more people to enable the groups to run smoothly and efficiently. We’re especially looking for help for Minnows (Mon/ Thurs afternoons) & Pathfinders & Cyfa (Sun). Please pray about this need. If you want to know more, speak to Lorraine (07745052423), Kip or Andy
MONTHLY WALKING CLUB – Would you like to lead a local walk on the 4th Wednesday of every month? Routes and maps ready to use if wished. Chat to Jen in the Hub or email [email protected] for more information.
GIVING AT ST PETER’S – We have adopted the CoE’s Parish Giving Scheme and encourage all our church members to give regularly by joining the Scheme. PGS Gift Forms (which include a Gift Aid Declaration) are available at the back of church. Tim Warn is our PGS Co-ordinator. If you require more information about the Scheme contact him on 0151 291 6432 or 07949157038. Whether or not you are in the PGS one-off donations can be made:
By cheque: payable to St Peter’s PCC.
By text: Text SPET77 and the amount to 70070
By cash: use the envelope in the pew and place on collection plate. In all cases if you are a taxpayer, please gift aid your donation.
OPEN CHURCH @ ST PETER’S 2019 – We are considering our Open Church offering for this summer and this very much depends on how many wonderful members of the congregation sign up to help welcome visitors from all around the world this summer. If you have a couple of hours to spare at the weekend from time to time, please add your name to the sign up sheet at the back of church or contact Jeff Robinson.
ST PETER’S – A HIDDEN GEM? – St Peter’s has been shortlisted in the Hidden Gem category for this year’s Liverpool Tourism Awards. The winner is decided by the People’s vote so if you can, it would be great if you could vote for us before April 25th via the link below: https://www.liverpoollep.org/awardslanding-page/hidden-gem/
The winner will be announced on May 16th
A VISION FOR ST. PETER’S – Kip spoke a couple of weeks ago about ways of supporting St Peter’s, in particular thinking about our buildings and the way they can and are being used for taking forward the church’s vision. Some of the things he suggested included joining the planned giving scheme; making a one off donation towards a building project; leaving a legacy; being involved with setting up a Friends of St Peter’s; perhaps offering a skill such as DIY, cleaning, gardening … the list is endless! Do speak to him or one of the wardens if you can help.
He ended his talk with this prayer:-
O God, make the door of this house
Wide enough to receive all
who need human love and friendship;
Narrow enough to shut out
all envy, pride and hatred.
Make its threshold smooth enough to be
no stumbling block to young or frail feet
But rugged and strong enough
to turn back the tempter’s power.
May this church be, for all who enter,
a safe place and the doorway
to a richer life in Christ.
CALLING ALL KNITTERS! – Can you help make 100 shepherds for the Christmas packs for our baptism families. Please speak to Ruth Fletcher (428 2013) over the next few weeks for a pattern.