NOTICE SHEET FOR ORMSKIRK PARISH CHURCH
AND LATHOM PARK CHAPEL
10th January, 2021 – The Baptism of Christ
The First Sunday of Epiphany
who at the baptism of Jesus
revealed him to be your Son,
anointing him with the Holy Spirit:
grant to us, who are born again by water and the Spirit,
that we may be faithful to our calling as your adopted
through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord,
who is alive and reigns with you,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever. Amen.
Genesis 1: 1-5
Acts 19: 1-7
Mark 1: 4-11
THE PARISH OFFICE
Will be open Mon, Tues, Closed Thursday and Friday 14/15 Jan 21
In order to comply with the ‘stay at home’ message, Ormskirk
Parish Church and Lathom Park Chapel are now closed for public
worship and private prayer. Pre-recorded services will go live on
the Ormskirk Parish Church Facebook pages, and YouTube, at
10.30am on Sunday mornings. There will then be a chance to meet
together for coffee, via Zoom, at 11am.
To access that this week please use the following
ZOb2gyOUdvT29yVFVwUT09. Meeting ID: 882 0752 3690.
1. THE LATEST NOTICES AND MAGAZINE: can now also be viewed on the
website – www.ormskirkparishchurch.org.uk
2. ORMSKIRK FOODBANK: is now operating in New Church House, Tuesday
and Friday 10am to 2.30pm. Also cash donations can be made via the Foodbank
account from which the details are: Bank, HSBC, 5 Moor Street, Ormskirk, L39
2AB; sort code 40-35-29; account number 01568698. Food donations can be left at
Co-op, Wigan Road, Nationwide and Barclays Ormskirk; Tesco, Burscough:
Booths, Burscough. Current shortages are rice, sponge puddings, shampoo and
soap. For Christmas – tinned salmon, Christmas puddings (alcohol free), nuts,
NOTICES FOR THE WEEKLY NOTICE SHEET: Please can you let the Parish
Office have them by midnight on Monday. Email address as follows:
firstname.lastname@example.org Thank you.
NEW CHURCH HOUSE BOOKINGS: please make your enquiry by email to
email@example.com and someone will get back to you as soon
NOTICES LATHOM PARK CHAPEL
1. SHOPPING ON LINE? Then please join EASY FUNDRAISING: You can raise
funds for Lathom Park Chapel every time you shop online with John Lewis,
Amazon, M & S, Tesco and more than 3,000 major retailers, who make a
percentage donation at no extra cost to you or the Chapel. Go to:
2. FINANCIAL DONATIONS TO THE CHAPEL The Lathom Park Chapel Just
Giving page is still active. To donate, search for Just Giving Lathom Park Chapel
and it brings up the Chapel page. Whilst the page does shoe raising funds for the
Diocese of Liverpool, any donations and gift aid do reach the Chapel. There are
various payment methods including by bank transfer or credit/debit cards.
Unfortunately text donations are no longer available.
NOTICES ORMSKIRK PARISH CHURCH
1. FINANCIAL DONATIONS TO THE PARISH CHURCH: Thank you to those
people who continue to make financial donations to church even when the church
is not open. Income is significantly down this year but running costs remain the
same meaning we continue to run at a deficit. Donations can be made to the Main
account, and for Overseas Mission, by cheque, via the Parish Giving Scheme,, by
standing order or envelopes. The Ormskirk Parish Church Just Giving page is also
active. To donate, search for Just Giving Ormskirk Parish Church and it brings up
the OPC page. Whilst the page does show raising funds for the Diocese of
Liverpool, any donations and gift aid do reach the Parish Church. There are
various payment methods including by bank transfer or credit/debit cards. The
Treasurer reports that a few people have provided cheques instead of donations in
Mission envelopes and he banks both and transfers the money for Overseas to
NatWest Bank. If you are thinking of doing the same, please feel welcome to do
so. Cheques can be posted to the Parish Office.
2. SHOPPING ON LINE? Then please join EASY FUNDRAISING: You can
raise funds for Ormskirk Parish Church every time you shop online with John
Lewis, Amazon, M & S, Tesco and more than 3,000 major retailers, who make
a percentage donation at no extra cost to you or the Church. Go to:
3. READING & PRAYER ROTA AND READINGS FOR ALL SERVICES
3rd January to 28th March, 2021: Please pick your copy up at the back of
4. LEPROSY MISSION: Jennifer Waite has indicated her intention to step down as
the parish representative for the Leprosy Mission. The role involves, liaising with
the Leprosy Mission, sending off used postage stamps and printer cartridges, and
attending 2 meetings a year. If this is a role you would be interested in taking on,
please speak to the Vicar, or to Jennifer. Thank you to Jennifer for all the work she
has put in as the Leprosy Mission representative in the parish.
A prayer for the world
Prayers for this week
God of love and hope,
you made the world and care for all creation,
but the world feels strange right now.
The new is full of stories about coronavirus.
Some people are worried that they might get ill.
Others are anxious for their family and friends.
Be with them and help them to find peace.
We pray for the doctors, nurses and scientists
and all who are working to discover the right medicines
to help those who are ill.
Thank you that even in these anxious times you are with us.
Help us to put our trust in you and keep us safe. Amen.
For the Christian Community
We are not people of fear:
we are people of courage.
We are not people who protect our own safety:
we are people who protect our neighbour’s safety.
We are not people of greed:
we are people of generosity.
We are your people God,
giving and loving,
wherever we are,
whatever it costs,
For as long as it takes
wherever you call us. Amen.
A prayer remembering God is with us
Lord God, you are always with me.
You are with me in the day and in the night.
You are with me when I am happy and when I am sad.
You are with me when I am healthy and when I am ill.
You are with me when I am peaceful and when I am worried.
Today I am feeling (name how you are feeling) because (reasons you are
feeling this way)
Help me to remember that you love me and are with me in everything today.
A prayer at bedtime
Before the ending of the day,
creator of the world we pray,
that you, with steadfast love, would keep
your watch around us while we sleep.
Tonight we pray especially for (family and friends) and the people
of (country and place)
Please give skill and wisdom to all who are caring for them. Amen.