Prayer of the Week for the Week Beginning 26th February 2017
Teach us, good Lord, to serve you as you deserve; to give and not to grudge the cost; to fight and not to heed the wounds; to toil and not to seek for rest; to labour and not to seek for any reward, save that of knowning that we do your will; through Christ our Lord. Amen
Ignatious of Loyola (c. 1491 – 1556)
On Tuesday 21st February several people from St Martins T.L.C shop went on a visit to the Musuem of Policing in Cheshire, this is situated at the police station in Arpley Street Warrington.
Guardians of Ancora is a Scripture Union England and Wales project to utilise modern digital technology to teach 8 to 11 year old children about Jesus and encourage them to read the Bible. It is a huge project based around a computer game which is playable on tablet computers and smart phones, which is what most children will use. Unfortunately, there is not currently a version which will run on Windows based computers. The following is a list of tablets and phones which will accommodate the Guardians of Ancora App:
St Martin’s Methodist Church was transformed into ‘The Hall of Memories’ from 2nd to 5th August when over 40 children aged 4 to 11 gathered to take part in the annual holiday club event.
This year the title was ‘Guardians of Ancora’. The children became ‘guardians’ searching for lost story treasures. Each story treasure uncovered helped the spire of light to shine brighter every day as the group learnt more about Jesus’ miracles. Continue reading
Abbot Hall Christian Hotel
On Friday 8th April 2016 the participants of the Alpha Course, currently being run at St Martin’s, all met at the Abbot Hall Christian Hotel in Grange-Over-Sands for the Alpha Weekend. Continue reading
Some of you will be aware that I give the answer ‘Chess’ when asked for my favourite sport. A good game between two well-matched players can be exhausting and exhilarating – a literal battle of minds in which tensions can and often do run very high. I have been to large theatres to watch world champions play live (the board is displayed on a large screen on stage to help everyone see) and sometimes the tension of the mental battle on stage is so great that audience members, and even players, have to leave quietly to find some mental diversion in order to relieve the nervous strain.