This week’s News from Liverpool Cathedral – a Place of Encounter
Catch up on the latest news from Liverpool Cathedral for Sunday, 18 April, 2021.
Welcome from Dean Sue
A very warm welcome to Liverpool Cathedral e-news on the 3 Sunday of Easter. Our Gospel reading today is the Emmaus journey. It’s the journey of the Christian life.
How often have we walked through life and not recognised Christ walking with us?
The reading tells us of the importance of reading the Scriptures, sharing Holy Communion and telling the story of our faith.
This Diocese of Liverpool has a rule of life and in that rule we are encouraged to read, to learn and to pray so that we can go out into the world and tell, serve and give (https://liverpool.anglican.org/RuleOfLife).
The Emmaus journey helps us to reflect on the risen Christ in our lives and to think about our responsibility to nurture and feed ourselves through the reading of Scripture and the breaking of bread so that we can tell people about God’s love and work in the world.
Cathedral Company Zoom Call
It has been good to enjoy conversation over Zoom with some of you on Sunday mornings after 10:30am Eucharists. With more people coming to the services in-person, inevitably fewer people are joining us on Zoom now. So today’s (18th April) Zoom Call will be the last one.
Worship with us this week
Join us on-line for Morning Prayer and Evening Prayer/Choral Evensong, broadcast live via our Facebook page. www.facebook.com/LiverpoolCathedral.
Please click on the following link and select which service you wish to follow from the menu under ‘Services’: Liverpool Cathedral.
You can find our Canon Theologian's blog post reflecting on the Gospel reading for the coming Sunday on Prayer for Liverpool: www.prayerforliverpool.org/.
Zone 2 has just celebrated its tenth anniversary as a cafe-style service for all ages. We give thanks for the remarkable fruitfulness from Zone 2 in that time, both within the Cathedral and also in the Diocese through the Joshua Centre.
However, on Easter Day 2021, it closed its ‘virtual’ doors. Since the beginning of Covid-19 restrictions, Zone 2 has been faithfully and creatively on-line with a live-hosted service most Sundays. You can still view these on the Zone 2 FaceBook page: https://www.facebook.com/welcometozone2/.
The team has found it both exhilarating but quite exhausting trying to maintain the challenge of taking a very participatory service on-line; especially given the current additional challenges with personal, family and professional responsibilities in their lives. As a result, we have decided that we need to allow the team to have a break from Zone 2 and to take some time out for their own refreshment.
The picture several of the team has had is from John 12:24 – of the seed falling to the ground and ‘dying’. But with the promise of new life springing from it at some point in the future. At this time, we do not know what that ‘new life’ will look like and when it will start to sprout. Please pray with us all as, waiting upon God, we discern that over the coming months.
If you have any questions or comments about Zone 2, please contact Canon Neal on: email@example.com.
The Bible Course
The Bible Course is underway on Zoom on Thursday evenings through April and May, 7-8.15pm. It is not too late to join, though. The easy-to-access 8 sessions will be ideal for those fresh to the Christian faith, or anyone who wants a refresher about what’s in the Bible and where to find it. For more information, please visit:
Supper with the Scriptures
Our series of informal Bible studies, ‘Acting on Acts’ will re-start on Monday 19th April, 7-8pm. For more information, please visit our website on: /getting-involved/Exploring-Faith.
The Gilbert-Scott Lectures on Science and Faith 2021
These popular annual lectures will begin on Tuesday 27th April 2021, starting at 7.30pm and live-streamed via FaceBook. They will continue on successive Tuesday evenings. For more details, please visit:
“Living in Love and Faith”
The Church of England is engaged in a process of discernment around matters of identity, sexuality, relationships and marriage, and every church is encouraged to participate in the small-group discussion materials that accompany the recent report ‘Living in Love and Faith’. We are offering the five-week sessions on Thursday lunchtimes, 22nd April – 20th May incl., 1.00-2.15pm on Zoom. For more information, please go to: /getting-involved/Exploring-Faith.
Micah Liverpool Thank You
The Micah staff and volunteers wish to send a sincere thank you to all the members of the Cathedral Company who have donated over the last few months. We’ve seen a significant surge in numbers, so all donations have been gratefully received!
Prayer requests via our Prayer Wall
You can post prayer requests to us at: https://www.prayerforliverpool.org/requests.html.
Whilst you can’t visit us in person - why not browse our online shop where we are open 24/7 at www.cathedralshop.com.
Our selection of 1000 piece jigsaws are still proving very popular and the Liverpool Dockside image is now back in stock.
If you have a specific request that we can help you with, please feel free to email us - firstname.lastname@example.org.
All profits from the shop directly support the ever increasing work of Liverpool Cathedral.