Walton Team Ministry
Three Churches One Parish
PENTECOST AND THE PLATINUM JUBILEE
whose Son Jesus Christ exchanged the glory of a heavenly throne for the form of a servant,
we thank you that you have given Elizabeth our Queen a heart to serve her people,
and have kept her devoted in this service beyond all who were before her:
encourage us by her example to serve one another, and to seek the common good,
until you call us all to reign with Christ in your eternal kingdom.
How many times must the Queen have sought solace in prayer?
Services this week,
Eucharist at St Aidan's at 10.00am followed by Parish BBQ
Eucharist at St Mary's's at 10.30am followed by Parish Lunch and then Messy Church
Eucharist at St Nathanael's's at 11.00am
The Walton Family Church Messy service is on Sunday 5th June at 12.30pm at St Mary's, in the churchyard.
We will be celebrating the Platinum Jubilee and Pentecost
Everyone is welcome and we will start with food
The Summer Fair Season is nearly here. The first is at St Mary's on June 18th, St Nathanael's is next on July 2nd and finally St Aidan's on 9th July
We pray for all those who are coming for baptism or getting married in the Parish
To arrange any service please do contact either Jo in the Parish Office on 0151 525 4002 or Revd Fiona on 07941652488.
Pray with us this Pentecost
Be still and know that I am God.
Here your law is written on my heart
Not in the battle but in the still
Not when faced with death but when I kneel
When my breathing is slow and
When I’m all alone it’s then you make yourself known
To the rhythm of my beating heart
You’re scribing promises of light
To the silence of my mind
You’ve bound up truth, where
there once bore lies
You’ve cleared my ears, that were
clogged with fears
You spoke and all my doubt eloped
You erected your temple and made
my body your home
In the Still,
Between the pages of your end from
You ploughed a space for me
In Christ’s grave, you planted a seed
Because it was always your heart to raise me
In the Still
Through the cold dark earth – you were whispering nutrients of love
Calling me up, calling me above.
In the Still,
Through the dampness of regret
Through if, when, why, and not yet
In the Still,
When the soil had crushed my will
When to live it meant to yield
In the Still
The Shining Word ‘And’
“And” teaches us to say yes
“And” allows us to be both-and
“And” keeps us from either-or
“And” teaches us to be patient and long suffering
“And” is willing to wait for insight and integration
“And” keeps us from dualistic thinking
“And” does not divide the field of the moment
“And” helps us to live in the always imperfect now
“And” keeps us inclusive and compassionate toward everything
“And” insists that our action is also contemplative
“And” heals our racism, sexism, heterosexism, and classism
“And” allows us to critique both sides of things
“And” allows us to enjoy both sides of things
“And” is far beyond any one nation or political party
“And” helps us face and accept our own shadow side
“And” allows us to ask for forgiveness and to apologize
“And” is the mystery of the paradox in all things
“And” is the way of mercy
“And” makes daily, practical love possible
“And” does not trust love if it is not also justice
“And” does not trust justice if it is not also love
“And” is far beyond my religion versus your religion
“And” allows us to be both distinct and yet united
“And” is the very Mystery of Trinity
Come, O Spirit of God,
and make within us your dwelling place and home.
May our darkness be dispelled by your light,
and our troubles calmed by your peace;
may all evil be redeemed by your love,
all pain transformed through the suffering of Christ,
and all dying glorified in his risen life. Amen
From Night Prayer – Thy Kingdom Come
Jean's email address email@example.com
Fiona's email firstname.lastname@example.org
Bible Study Group
Are you free on Wednesday evenings from 7:30 till 9.00? If so, then why not join our Bible Study Group which meets each week at this time in either St Nathanael's or the Old Grammar School in the grounds of St Mary’s Church? If you want to delve more deeply into God’s word and thereby grow in faith, or, if you simply enjoy a good discussion and a sharing of views, then this is for you. There are about ten of us at the moment and we come from a wide variety of backgrounds and experience. The discussion is so lively and interesting that, although we set off on a clear path, we often lose the original thread and wander off course because the topic is so wide-ranging and so challenging. However, we all sense that this is the way God wants us to go. We may wander off the pathway but, because it’s the way God wants us to go, the result is very rewarding and very positive. We include some prayers and one or two choruses / hymns and we generally leave feeling uplifted and blessed. You don’t need any previous Bible knowledge and the course is designed so that you can fit in and join it at any point. Why not give it a try: you might surprise yourself? If you are interested in joining a group please get in touch with Rev Fiona 07941652488 or Rev Eddie 07787177328.
In other news
The 'Friends of the Historic Parish of Walton' has been launched.
If you would like to hear about events and other news please do sign up to become a friend. You can do this by email, email@example.com or come to St Mary's or the Parish office sometime to say hello!
There is a membership cost of £5 per year for an individual, £10 for a family, £15 for an organisation or company.
The AGM will be on Thursday 26th May 7.30pm in the Old Grammar School
The Whatsapp Prayer Group is continuing. If you would like to join us please do get in touch on 07942652488 for the link.
Revd Jean Flood is leading a small group of us in prayer both via email and as a Whatsapp Group.
This is this week's prayer. If you would like to join us then please email either Jean or myself
St Mary the Virgin
Welcome to Walton Team Ministry, a group of three churches in the Parish of Walton, Liverpool, that includes Walton Church (St. Mary the Virgin) Walton on the Hill, St Aidan, Cherry Lane, and St. Nathanael, Fazakerley Road.
Our history of serving this community is long and varied. In 1086 Walton Church is recorded in the Domesday book and it is known that a church was here at least 200 years before then. The church of St. Mary's that we see today has been rebuilt and changed many times over the past 1200 years. Both St Aidan's and St Nathanael's were opened in 1909 and have become the spiritual heart of their communities.
Throughout the many years of being places of Christian witness our ethos and values remain the same - to provide a place and sense of belonging to those who want to worship and serve our God.
We hope you find our website useful. If you have further questions please do not hesitate to get in touch through our Parish Office by email at firstname.lastname@example.org , or by phone 0151 525 3130.
Full contact details including addresses can be viewed by clicking on the 'Visit Us' tab.
We look forward to seeing you soon!
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Giving financial support to Walton Team Ministry
There are a few ways you can give financial support to us:
1. We have an envelope giving scheme in which you can make your donation. This is strictly confidential. (As we cannot meet together for now please keep filling your envelopes and bring them to our celebration service when we can meet again Thank you)
2. You can set up a standing order.
3. You can make a one off donation using our pay pal account. Just click the button below.