April 25, 2018

Rev writes…

The Revd writes …

I had hoped to have something substantial and brilliant to pass on to you all this month but I think it will have to wait for the October edition of the magazine.  That says to me that God is saying, ‘think about it all Gerri!’  So forgive me if you have to be content with some of my usual ramblings.  My thoughts about the future will continue to brew for a little while longer.

I am praying and thinking about the future of Christ Church, our life together and our mission.  I would ask you to pray too that God would continue to speak to us through many ways and means and different people; I pray too that our leadership and PCC might be inspired to flesh out some burgeoning thoughts.  That might sound a bit mysterious, its really not meant to be but do pray for the PCC meeting on 22nd September.

The summer feels to be coming to an end as the weather turns a little cool, with the odd day of brilliant sunshine.  The Bank Holiday weekend was lovely but literally changed on the Monday – typical.  For September we will be re-introducing the 9.00am service of BCP Holy Communion.  This will be for a trial period of two-three months with a review towards the end of that time to decide on the way forward.  From September 12th we will be including more hymns in the 10.30am service and hopefully things will begin to feel a little more familiar.

Later in the month, on Sunday 26th September the 10.30am service will be an All-Age Harvest service – donations of food and other items for Wirral Foodbank.  They have asked for the following for Harvest:

* Tinned Potatoes * Packet / Cup a Soup
* Tinned Fruit * Shampoo
* Sugar * Toothbrushes
* Fruit Squash * Jam
* Coffee (small) * Rice Pudding
* Tinned Tuna * Instant Mash
* Custard * Biscuits
* Washing up Liquid * Rice Pudding
* Size 6 Nappies * Toothpaste
We have plenty of BEANS, PASTA, TEA & SOUP thank you.

The service at Christ Church will be followed by a light lunch of soup, bread, cheese and of course cake!  Please let Jackie know if you will be coming, it would be great to see you and enable us to manage numbers.  Lunch will be served in church at tables.

Thank you all for your support of the Foodbank in the past and for Harvest (in advance).  We shall put out our usual boxes for Foodbank collections again in church and in the foyer for the Hall.

Back at the beginning of August we hosted the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service for the Foodbank with the Lord Lieutenant and the Mayor of Birkenhead as well as many Foodbank volunteers.  It was a lovely occasion and very well deserved.

As I draw to a close with the future very much in mind I have thought of this verse from Romans 15.13: ‘May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.’  Amen.

Revd Gerri Tetzlaff