Sunday 14th August 2022 – Breakfast Church – I am the good Shepherd

It’s Breakfast Church on Sunday! Please join us for food, fellowship and worship.  Please remember that we don’t livestream this service.

We are following a different series at Breakfast Church looking at the “I am…” sayings of Jesus.  This week it is “I am the Good Shepherd”

Remembering the verse in the book of John chapter 10 verses 1-16

This service is particularly geared towards those who don’t really get church or why we gather – if you have people in your life that don’t really understand why you go to church – why not bring them along?

Prayer and Praise

In the evening at 7pm we have our Prayer and Praise service at St Philip’s Church.  If you haven’t been to this service why not come along?  We sing, we pray, we spend some time quietly in God’s presence.  It would be good to see you there!

Sunday 31st July 2022 – Juicy – “Can service be worship?”

On Sunday our service is again a Juicy service – where we’re a bit experimental, trying new things and being a little ‘different’.  We still are in our series “Heart of worship, more than a song:” – this time asking the question – “Can service be worship?”

So we’ll be looking in quite a lot of detail at why we call our church meetings a ‘service’ – by literally doing some service – in the service.  Hope that makes sense.

We will be live streaming – but it might not all be clear from afar. Certainly the opening song and communion will be ‘normal’! (via this link – https://linktr.ee/ParishofGHM)

 

Sunday 24th July 2022 – All Age Service – How do we worship in tough times?

This Sunday is an All Age Service.  We are asking the question “How do we worship in tough times?”. This question is one being asked far more often these days – would you know how to answer?

It is important for our young people to worship along side us – remember they will be watching you, as you keep an eye on them!

Our Reading will be Psalm 42 – Live stream for our service will be available via this link – https://linktr.ee/ParishofGHM

Sunday 17th July 2022 | Parish Communion with Sunday School – What happens when we Worship?

On Sunday we continue with our Sermon Series – More than a song, Coming back to the heart of worship.

This week our Bible reading will be Psalm 146 – with a the sermon titled What happens when we worship?”

Live stream for our service will be available via this link – https://linktr.ee/ParishofGHM

Notices

New Wine – Next week some of the leaders will be away at New Wine Christian Camp. We hoped this would be more of a wider church event – but this booking was made in Autumn 2019 – and each summer it has been postponed!  Please pray for a time of good refreshment and spiritual input.  5 or 6 other churches in Bradford are also attending.  As well our Area Dean and the new Dean of the Cathedral.

Last time we went to New Wine!

Former Vicar of St Philip’s – Rev Anthony Greenhill

We are writing with great sadness to share that Rev Anthony David Greenhill, ‘Ant’, died on 5th July 2022, aged 83 years old.

We will be celebrating Anthony’s life with a service at the Church of the Good Shepherd in Bamfurlong, Wigan on Thursday 21st July at 2pm.

There will be time to gather over tea, coffee, cake and sandwiches and share our memories of him in the adjacent church hall immediately after the service. There will be a brief committal for immediate family at the crematorium.

Anthony was a warm, kind, playful and patient father and husband and his memory will be treasured by his wife of 49 years, Pat, children, Beth and David, and his three grandchildren Lucas (5), Eva (3) and Jamie (7 months). Anthony also leaves behind him his two younger brothers, Richard and Chris, and his nieces and nephews, all of whom he was extremely fond. He will finally be reunited with his beloved sister, Sue, and has asked for his ashes to be scattered alongside hers on the Quantock hills in Somerset.

We are asking that any donations in lieu of flowers are made to Greatwood Christian Camp which was hugely important to Dad and which he attended from 1957 – 2021 https://greatwood.org.uk/support-us/donate/

All welcome. Please wear brightly coloured clothes to celebrate Anthony’s life.

 

Details : Church of the Good Shepherd, 112 Lily Lane, Bamfurlong, Abram, Wigan WN2 5JT

Sunday July 10th 2022 – Parish Breakfast Church – I am the Light of the World

It’s Breakfast Church on Sunday! Please join us for food, fellowship and worship.  Please remember that we don’t livestream this service.

We are following a different series at Breakfast Church looking at the “I am…” sayings of Jesus.  This week it is “I am the Light of the World”

Remembering the verse in the book of John chapter 8 verses 12

This service is particularly geared towards those who don’t really get church or why we gather – if you have people in your life that don’t really understand why you do the church thing – why not bring them along?

Prayer and Praise

In the evening at 7pm we have our Prayer and Praise service at St Philip’s Church.  If you haven’t been to this service why not come along?  We sing, we pray, we spend some time quietly in God’s presence.  It would be good to see you there!

Sunday 3rd July – International Service – Welcome to Emma!

On Sunday we are continuing our Sermon Series – More than a song, Coming back to the heart of worship.

This week we look at Psalm 50 and ask the question – “Why does God need all this worship?”

We will be welcoming Emma Wilkinson to our Parish after her ordination on Saturday.  She will be preaching at the service and we will celebrate her arrival with lunch afterwards. Please stay to greet her and her family and friends.

Live stream for our service will be available via this link – https://linktr.ee/ParishofGHM

Notices

Ann Ashe has made an amazing banner as a gift to the Episcopal Church of Sudan from the Diocese of Leeds. It will be presented to Archbishop Ezekiel, when he comes to the Lambeth Conference in July.  We hope it will be displayed in All Saints’ Cathedral in Khartoum.

Sunday 26th June 2022 – All Age Service – Why should worship we God?

This week we are asking the question “Why should worship we God?”  We will be reading Psalm 145 as we continue in our new topic.

This is an All Age Service when we will all be together in church.  Hope to see you on Sunday morning at 10.30 St Paul’s Manningham

This service will be Livestreamed and will be available via this link – https://linktr.ee/ParishofGHM

Notices:

Emma Wilkinson

Please remember to continue praying for Emma as she sets up her new home in Bradford.  She will be ordained on Saturday 2nd July in Wakefield Cathedral.  Then on 3rd July she will begin her ministry with us here in our Parish.

Sunday 19th June 2022 | Parish Communion with Sunday School – New Series

This Sunday we start a new Sermon Series – More than a song, Coming back to the heart of worship – taken from the 1990s song.  The first lines of the song probably explain what the series is about best.

 

When the music fades
All is stripped away
And I simply come
Longing just to bring
Something that’s of worth
That will bless Your heart
I’ll bring You more than a song
For a song in itself
Is not what You have required
You search much deeper within
Through the ways things appear
You’re looking into my heart
I’m coming back to the heart of worship
And it’s all about You
It’s all about You, Jesus
I’m sorry, Lord, for the thing I’ve made it
When it’s all about You
It’s all about You, Jesus

 

Our Bible reading will be Psalm 51 – with a the sermon titled “What is worship?”

Last week we explained that we’ve got 2 new series on the go – Breakfast Church will now cover the “I am” sayings.  But ‘other’ Sundays will follow this new series on Worship.

Notices:

Baptisms and Confirmations

We will be inviting Bishop Toby to join us in September for a confirmation service and baptisms. We know of a number in our community who would like to take this step. If you would too, please speak to Chris, Ben or Clare.

Emma Wilkinson

Please remember to continue praying for Emma as she completes her training in Cambridge and moves to Bradford.

Church Wardens

Your church wardens were officially ‘signed up and sworn in’ last night at a wonder service in Fountains Church.  Please remember to thank them for the hard work they put in on your behalf.

Sunday 12th June 2022 | Parish Breakfast Church – I am the Bread of Life

Looking forward to seeing you all this Sunday, this week we will be having Breakfast Church at St Paul’s church with the subject ‘I am the Bread of Life’

Reading in the book of John chapter 6 verses 22 to the end.

This is the start of a new series.  We have decided to break Breakfast Church away from what we do on other Sundays for a while.  So each Breakfast Church for the next year or so will focus on one of the famous “I am…. “ sayings of Jesus. After “Bread of Life” this week we will move on to “Light of the World” – “Good Shepherd” “Resurrection and the Life” – “Way, Truth and Life”

In the evening at 7pm we have our Prayer and Praise service at St Philip’s Church.  If you haven’t been to this service why not come along?  We sing, we pray, we spend some time quietly in God’s presence.  Hope you see you there!

Notices:

Emma – our new Curate

Please continue to pray for Emma – she is moving to Bradford very soon – for good farewells and a settled start to life in our Parish.  Her ordination is on 2nd July in Wakefield Cathedral.

Baptisms and Confirmations

We will be inviting Bishop Toby to join us in September for a confirmation service and baptisms. We know of a number in our community who would like to take this step. If you would too, please speak to Chris, Ben or Clare.

Installation of Dean Andy Bowerman

You may know that a new Dean of Bradford Cathedral is arriving in a few weeks.  The service to welcome him and ‘install’ him is Sunday 19th June | 3:30pm-5pm If you want to go to this service you will need to book your seat.

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