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Monthly Bible Study

Our monthly Bible study starts at 7pm on Monday 4th October in the lovely Chapel at Fosbrooke House, 8 Clifton Road, Lytham, FY8 5RQ. We will be reflecting on Matthew’s Gospel led by the Revd Colin Crompton.

This is a great opportunity to learn and grow in your journey as a Christian. We would love you to join us.

Sunday 22nd August 2021

Our services for Sunday 22nd August are

8.30am Communion @ St Johns

10.15am Service of the Word @ St Johns. This service will be live-streamed from St Johns

10.15am Communion @ St Cuthberts. The service sheet is available to download by clicking here

Bible Readings for the 12th Sunday after Trinity Joshua 24.1-2a,14-18; Psalm 34.15-22; Ephesians 6.10-20; John 6.56-69

To whom can we go?

The disciples struggle to understand Jesus’ teaching and find it difficult. Jesus encourages them by saying that his words are ‘spirit and life’, but reminds them of some challenges too. When he asks if they will leave him, the disciples respond, ‘Lord, where would we go? You have the message of eternal life.’ They make the active decision to follow Jesus despite the difficulty, intrigued by the journey ahead.

As Jesus begins to answer the difficult questions he posed in last week’s readings, his followers are finding it hard to commit to being disciples. Jesus does not offer easy answers, instead requiring commitment to a way of life that demands a leap of faith.

NB Being the 5th Sunday of the month next week, there will be a joing 10.15am service in St Johns. Therefore, there will not be a service in St Cuthberts on the 29th.

Sunday 8th August 2021

Our services for Sunday 8th August are

8.30am BCP Communion @ St Johns

10.15am CW Communion @ St Cuthberts. The service sheet can be downloaded by clicking here

10.15am Service of the Word @ St Johns.

Bible Readings for the 10th Sunday after Trinity – 1 Kings 19.4-8; Psalm 34.1-8; Ephesians 4.25-5.2; John 6.35,45-51

John 6.35,45-51

Jesus describes himself as the ‘bread of life’. This causes consternation among the Jewish crowd. There is a very real sense of disbelief that the son of a local carpenter could do anything other than follow the family trade, and certainly not talk about having come from heaven. Jesus explains his claim and compares himself to the bread that their ancestors and Moses received in the desert. 

When Jesus gets caught up in this ‘Q&A’ session with the crowd, he can see that they are constrained by their history and by what they think they know about him. He tests the limits of their thinking by offering something radical and new. How might we have responded to his words?

The Bible readings for Sunday 1st August

Exodus 16.2-4,9-15; Psalm 78.23-29; Ephesians 4.1-16; John 6.24-35

Following the feeding of the five thousand, Jesus moves out of the immediate scene, prompting some of the crowd to search for him. They find Jesus on the other side of the lake and are clearly keen for another encounter with the man who provided a miraculous picnic. They were not perhaps prepared for the way Jesus responds to them. Suggesting that they had only looked for him because he gave them food, he opens an intriguing discussion about bread, comparing this everyday necessity to himself as the source of all life and that their work is to believe in him who sustains all things.

How can we do the work that God wants? Are we convinced that believing in Jesus is sufficient, or do we too ask for signs?

Sunday 25th July 2021 -Feast of St James

Our services tomorrow, Sunday 25th July, are

8.30am BCP Communion @ St Johns

10.15am CW Communion @ St Cuthberts. The service sheet can be dowloaded by clicking here

10.15am Service of the Word @ St Johns

Bible Readings : Acts 11.27-12.22 Psalm 126, 2 Corinthians 4.7-15, Matthew 20.20-28

James was an apostle, the brother of John the apostle, and the son of Zebedee, the fisherman. He was present at the bringing to life of Jairus’ daughter, and at the Transfiguration. He was beheaded by Herod Agrippa in 42AD.

His example of being with Jesus serves as a reminder for how we can ‘be’ with Jesus today.

Sunday 18th July 20021

Services are

8.30am BCP Communion @ St Cuthberts

10:15am Service of the Word @ St Cuthberts

10:15 CW Communion @ St Johns

7pm Songs of Praise in St Cuthberts Vicarage Garden (bring a chair or blanket to sit on)

Please note that there won’t be a live-streamed service on Facebook tomorrow.

If you are interested in being part of the team that live-streams services from St Cuthberts please get in touch with Nick on 01253 279676. We can offer instruction and guidance on how to use the equipment and live stream on our Facebook and YouTube channels.

Sunday 11th July 2021

Our services for Sunday 11th July are

8.30am BCP Communion @ St Johns

10:15am CW Communion @ St Cuthberts. We will be live streaming this service on Facebook and the service sheet can be dowloaded from here

10:15am Service of the Word (non Eucharistic) @ St Johns. If the weather is dry we will be singing our final hymn outside which is You Shall Go Out With Joy

You shall go out with joy
And be led forth with peace
The mountains and the hills
Will break forth before you
There’ll be shouts of joy
And all the trees of the field
Will clap, will clap their hands

And all the trees of the field
Will clap their hands
The trees of the field
Will clap their hands
The trees of the field
Will clap their hands
While you go out with joy

Songwriters: Stuart Dauermann / Steffi Rubin

The Readings for the 6th Sunday after Trinity are Ephesians 1:3-14 and Mark 6 : 14-29

Sunday 27th June 2021

The services for Sunday 27th June are as follows:

8.30am Communion @ St Johns

10:15am Service of the Word @ St Johns

10:15am Common Worship Communion @ St Cuthberts. The service sheet can be downloaded by clicking here

Sunday 13th June 2021

Our services for Sunday 13th June are

8:30am BCP Communion @ St Johns

10:15am Service of the Word @ St Johns

10:15am CW Communion @ St Cuthberts. We will be live-streaming on our Facebook page and you wish to join in the service sheet can be download from here

Sunday 6th June 2021

Tomorrow’s services are

8.30am BCP Communion at St Cuthberts

10.15am CW Communion at St Johns

10.15am Service of the Word at St Cuthberts

We will be live-streaming the service from St Johns, the service sheet can be downloaded from here

Sunday 30th May 2021

The weather tomorrow morning is looking very promising for our outdoor Communion Service in the Vicarage Garden. The service will start at 10.15am and we will be singing hymns, something a lot of people have been looking forward to for many months. However, please remember to keep socially distanced from people not in your support bubble or household, We still need to protect each other as the R indicator is slowly rising in Fylde with our numbers being above the national average per 100,000.

We plan to live-stream the service on to St Cuthberts Facebook page and the service sheet can be dowloaded from here

The magazine for June is available in our churches and can also be found by clicking on this link https://wp.me/P7K2Aj-vD

Pentecost Sunday 23rd May 2021

Tomorrow we celebrate Pentecost. Our services are

8.30am Book of Common Prayer Holy Communion at St John’s

10.15am Common Worship Holy Communion at St Cuthbert’s. This service will be live-streamed on our Facebook pages @stcuthbertlytham or @stjohnlytham. You can download the service sheet from here

10.15am Service of the Word at St Johns

12noon Baptism at St Cuthberts

Get Ready. Next Sunday, 30th May, is Trinity Sunday, there will be a joint service at St Cuthberts at 10.15am. Please note that there will not be a 10.15am service at St. John’s. If the weather is warm and dry the service will be held outdoors in the Vicarage garden and we will be singing. Should the weather be uncertain the service will be held in church as usual without singing.