- Oldfield Drive
- Vicars Cross
- CH3 5LL
Message from the Manse
Autumn is harvest time and usually when people start to think about dark nights and the onset of cold weather. For Vicars Cross, however, it is a time of return and renewal. October is busy with church activities. I believe it will be a month of worship and celebration for Vicars Cross URC.
I am delighted how the church fellowship works together to discern the call of Christ and the leading of the Holy Spirit and would ask you all to hold in prayer everyone who helps make these things possible.
From the start of October church run activities and external hirers will be returning to meet together in the church building, God willing.
On Saturday 2nd October we are delighted to be holding Vicars Cross Church meeting at the church. Where:
· news of interest from the last year will be shared
· news from General Assembly and Synod will be shared
· Elders will be elected
· Those present have opportunity to ask questions and share ideas
On Sunday 3rd October we will be hosting the first in-person, joint churches worship service and marking the coming together by sharing communion to mark our unity as the body of Christ in the Chester area. We will be joined by members from Caldy Valley Neighbourhood Church, Hoole URC and Upton URC.
On 10th October Wake Up Worship will run with breakfast at 9.00am ready for service to begin at 9.30am on the second and fourth Sunday of each month. If you’d like to join us before our 10.30am worship you would be most welcome.
On 17th October the church is hosting a Christian Aid service focussing on climate change in the afternoon and all are welcome.
We hope also that by the beginning of October it will be safe enough for us not to require masks for singing or worship (although you may still wish to wear one) but obviously this will depend on Covid numbers locally and guidance from the Government and the URC.
As your Minister, it fills my heart with joy to witness your discipleship in Vicars Cross and to be a part of it whenever I can. May we continue to encourage, support and build one another up in faith as we walk the way of Jesus.
May the God who gives endurance and encouragement give you the same attitude of mind toward each other that Christ Jesus had, so that with one mind and one voice you may glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. (Romans 15:5-6)
Blessings, grace and peace
ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
2ND OCTOBER 2021
10.30 a.m. in the church.
There will be an election of Elders where members are able to vote.
PLEASE MAKE EVERY EFFORT TO ATTEND.
Preachers for October/November
3rd 10:30 AM Joint Service
10th 10:30AM Sheila Cook
17th 10:30AM Marje Robinson
24th 10:30AM Ron Reid
31st 10:30AM Rev Ruth Wilson
7th 10:30AM Allan Lloyd
14th 10:30AM Rev Ruth Wilson
21st 10:30AM Helen Roberts
28th 10:30AM Marje Robinson
It has been agreed that the 4 URCs/LEPs will change from joint zoom worship once a month to joint in-person worship once a month for a trial period starting in October.
3rd Oct 10:30AM Vicars Cross URC
7th Nov 10:45AM Caldy Valley Neighbourhood Church
5th Dec 10:30AM Hoole URC