We are using this page to keep in touch and encourage everyone to continue to worship the Lord, pray and serve our community together whilst Public services are suspended.
You can access updates for the church on this website. Our Skype group is for all Holy Trinity members to use to keep in touch, and St Ann's are also keeping in touch via Skype This can be used for sharing text messages in a similar way to What's App. If you would like to join one of the Skype groups please contact Andrea via our contact page . We are also keeping in touch with each other via text message and phone calls.
Online Church Services
If you are missing church services we now have a video church Sunday service. All our previous video services can be viewed by clicking on the link to our sermons page. There are also many other churches who are providing a live streaming of their Sunday service. We have listed a few links to live services on this page that members of Holy Trinity have enjoyed.
Reflection for the Second Sunday of Advent
Reflection for Advent Sunday
Join us for our Zoom Prayer Meeting
Thy Kingdom come week of prayer is from Ascension Day (21 May) to Pentecost (31 May). https://www.thykingdomcome.global/ Holy Trinity Warrington asks you to join with us in praying for our town.
Our current Zoom Prayer Meetings will be continuing to be held on Wednesday Evenings at 7:30pm—8:15pm.
In addition starting next week, Wednesday 15th July, there will now also be a weekly Study Group on Zoom following on from this 8:15pm—9:15pm. This will be linked in to the ‘Fruitfulness on the Frontline’ sermon series that we are looking at on Sunday mornings.
Each session will include an 8-13 minute film, a Bible study, discussion questions and a ‘takeaway action’ to help you connect the theme to your frontline.
The first session will be on ‘Modelling Godly Character’.
You are welcome to join either of these sessions using the Zoom prayer meeting link (or both if you’re really keen, but please don’t feel you can’t attend one and not the other!)
More information on the group study sessions can be found at https://www.licc.org.uk/ourresources/fruitfulness/
If you would like to join us for the prayer meeting or the BIble study the link is available via the group skype chat or please contact Andrea via this contact form link.
Shirley's Reflections on Life after Lockdown
As I write this, do you know what day it is?
In the many mini videos that I’ve received, one that hit home was 14 seconds long based on the quiz show, ‘Who wants to be a millionaire?’ The contestant was sat in the seat and the £64,000 question was, “What day is it?”Options were:A: Monday, B: Tuesday, C: 1982, D: Saturday.Contestant: “I have no idea!”
Saying this, I am acutely aware that for some, when we reach post Covid, life will not return to how it was. For those who have lost a loved one and have faced/are facing saying goodbye in very difficult circumstances. Whether the loss of a loved one was Covid related or not, all are Covid affected. During this extremely difficult time, know that you and your family are being prayed for.
Things have got to change. So, when we return to this new normal, what do we want it to look like? What do we want to have accomplished? Or what would we want to have
experienced?’ This will be different for each of us, however, what is common is that for this to be a future reality then it needs to be in place now. The thing you want to be different has to, I believe, be built into routine now.
Have a think what this means for you:
- Greater appreciation for the key workers?
- Regular bible reading?
- Greater appreciation of time, family, friends?
- Regular prayer time?
Free Daily Hope Phone LineSiteOrigin Editor
Daily Hope, which is available from today, offers music, prayers and reflections as well as full worship services from the Church of England at the end of a telephone line.
The line – which is available 24 hours a day on 0800 804 8044 – has been set up particularly with those unable to join online church services during the period of restrictions in mind.
“With many in our country on lockdown, it’s important that we support those who are feeling lonely and isolated, whatever age they are."
Archbishop Justin Welby
Options available include materials also available digitally by the Church of England’s Communications team such as Prayer During the Day and Night Prayer updated daily, from Common Worship, and a recording of the Church of England weekly national online service.
A section called Hymn Line offers callers a small selection of hymns, updated daily. An option entitled ‘Hymns We Love’, provides a hymn and reflection and is based on an initiative by the Connections group.
The Church of England will be doing a national church service broadcast for Palm Sunday with the Bishop of Manchester. The Holy Communion service will include readings from the Archdeacon of Manchester, Karen Lund, and prayers by Lucy Hargraves from St Peter’s Church in Bolton. All three recorded contributions from their own homes in keeping with the rules on physical distancing. If you would like to follow the service please click this link.
At this time it is even more important to pray. As the Archbishop of Canterbury said 'although we may not be able to pray with people in the ways that we are used to, we can certainly pray for people.' One way to encourage your prayer life at this time is to sign up for the LECTIO 365 prayer app. This week (starting 23rd March) is especially relevant as it is focusing on prayers for the coronavirus. The C of E also has a daily prayer on it's website and there are links to these below.
LECTIO 365 is a daily devotional resource that helps you pray the Bible every day.
- P.R.A.Y. -Each day, Pause to be still. Rejoice with a Psalm and Reflect on Scripture. Ask for God’s help, and Yield to His will in your life. Click in the LECTIO 365 image link to find out more.
Church of England Daily Prayer
Holy Trinity is a Church of England church, in the Diocese of Liverpool, so there is a link to the daily C of E prayer which you can access by clicking on this prayer image or on this daily prayer on the Church of England website link.
Please also keep the following particularly in your prayers at this time
- Her Majesty the Queen, her Government and Ministers
- Our schools as they close for some pupils and move into a new phase
- All who work in our Public Services
- All those with funerals at this time
Resources to help you draw closer to God
Often people say they don’t have time to read the Bible. Unfortunately, it seems like lots of us will be getting more free time, whether we like it or not. Wouldn’t it be a shame, as a Christian, to look back on this free time and see it all wasted binging Netflix! Why not commit some of your spare time to reading God's word. On our resources page there are many resources available to encourage you to read scripture on a daily basis. The 'Bible in one year', Bible Gateway and YouVersion enable you to have the Bible on your phone, tablet, and computer so bringing God's Word into your daily life. Look at the Book is a new 5 - 10 minute online video resource by John Piper which aims to help us understand what the bible is saying. Premier Christian Radio also aims to bring the word of God into your everyday life through it's programs. For those who prefer a written plan, the 5 Day Bible Reading Program is a free download from Bible Class Material. For more information click this resources page link.
The Church Times is currently offering a short-term discounted subscription.
The subscription is a £10 for 10 weeks.That includes UK delivery, and there is no obligation to renew. Cotact Shirley if you would struggle to order it and she will arrange to have it delivered. You can purchase the subscription for yourself or as a gift for someone else. Subscriber benefits:
✔ Get the paper in the post each week
✔ Read news on the go at churchtimes.co.uk
✔ Explore the digital archive
✔ Try the Church Times app for iPhone and iPad
✔ Listen to the Church Times Podcast
Spring Harvest Home
As people are unable to join together as one Spring Harvest Home family this year, the team at Spring Harvest have been working really hard to adapt and deliver the heart of Spring Harvest… direct to your living room! Spring Harvest Home, will be available online via YouTube from April 13th to 17th. Watch the video to find out more.
Online Church Service Links
We have put a list of Churches streaming their services live here