St Thomas's Church, St Anne's-on-the-Sea, Lancashire, FY8 1JL, United Kingdom.

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Thought for the week

Our Licensed Lay Minister Elizabeth O'Connor has been supplying short meditations each week, available on our Downloads page.

Below is the most recent.

Thought for the week by Licensed Lay Minister Elizabeth O’Connor

2022-01-13

Epiphany

Have you had any revelations recently? Any Eureka moments? What about times when, after patiently, or even impatiently, trying to work out or make sense of something, finally the penny drops, and you have some understanding? The ah now I see moment. Alternatively, the glimpse of something truly beautiful in nature that makes us gaze in wonder, or a simple act of kindness. They can be large or small but are something to hold onto – treasure, even. They can be easy to miss or ignore if we are not careful, but we need to reflect and take time to ponder on them. I'm sure, if we really think about it, we can recall such times.

As we celebrate the church season of Epiphany – God revealing himself in the world – we are reminded that God, Emmanuel, is with us. Reveals, shows himself to us in many ways. Both the ordinary and extra ordinary, if we care to see. The response is then up to us.

Almighty God, you have revealed the incarnation of your Son by the bright shining of a star, which the wise men saw and offered costly gifts in adoration, let the star of your justice always shine in our hearts, that we may give as our treasure all that we are and all that we possess to your service, through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Gelasian Sacramentary

Where the mist rises from the sea,
Where the waves creep up upon the shore,
Where the wrack lifts upon the strand,
                              I have seen the Lord.

Where the sun awakens the day,
Where the road winds the way,
Where the fields are sweet with hay,
                              I have seen the Lord.

Where the stars shine in the sky,
Where the streets so peaceful lie,
where the darkness is so nigh,
                              I have seen the Lord.

The Lord is here,
The Lord is there,
The Lord is everywhere,
The Lord is high,
The Lord is low,
The Lord is on the path I go.
David Adam

No Doubt Magazine

The latest issue of our magazine No Doubt is available on our Magazine page.

Sing to God, O kingdoms of the earth,
sing praise to the Lord,

to him who rides the ancient skies above,
who thunders with mighty voice.

Psalm 68:32-33


The side chapel inside the church is open for private prayer most days between 10.00 am and 4.00 pm. Access is via the door facing Clifton Drive South.

Sorry, Service Sheet not available this week.

This Week

For full details and other events, see our Events page.

Sunday 16 January 2022
10.30 am

Second Sunday of Epiphany

Parish Communion

Wednesday 19 January 2022
7.30 pm

Service for the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity

Thursday 20 January 2022
10.30 am

Holy Communion

Sunday 23 January 2022
10.30 am

Third Sunday of Epiphany

Morning Worship

Sunday 23 January 2022
7.00 pm

Holy Communion (said)