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11th February 2018


By Dennis Abbott - Posted on 07 February 2018

The Parish Churches of

St Michael & St Wulfad, Stone, with

St Saviour Aston by Stone

 

LADIES' MEETING: Next meeting Thursday 8th March – 12.30pm Lunch at the “Star”. Please book your place with Steph Cardinal - £5 deposit needed- by 25th February

 

ASH WEDNESDAYis looming – Wednesday 14th February. Holy Communion with Blessing and imposition of ashes at St Michael & St Wulfad for both parishes 7.30pm that day

 

The verses from our Epistle for today remind me of our Salvation Army Cadets' Sessional Song: I was in the cohort named the 'Proclaimers of the Gospel' (1984-1986).

To be honest, when we first heard it, we were a tad disappointed. We were young and raring to go, and our Song lyrics were quiet; contemplative, even.

But gradually, we began to understand the significance and the importance of experiencing God's light shining in our hearts to give us the knowledge of Christ within us. For, unless we knew Christ for ourselves, how could we possibly be the channels for His light to shine through us, as we 'proclaimed the Gospel'?

How glad are we all today then, to have received this light and knowledge, and to  welcome Christ Himself into our hearts,  so that others, too, may know Him.

As an Old Army song says:

 

Only as I truly know thee

Can I make thee truly known:

Only bring the power to others

Which in my own life is shown.

(Ruth Tracy)

 

 

Thanks be to God for His grace, love and mercy!

 

Jane Morris, Rev'd.

Hymns for today

                        Aston                          Stone              

70                                 70                  

                        343                              53

                        309                              531

                        127/175                       463/386

388                              522

 

Please pray for the sick in the benefice:

Ron Burton, Mary Townsend, Doreen Knight, Noelle Emery,  Peter and Dianne Harvey, Elsie Richardson,  Barbara Thornicroft, Roy & Barbara Ball, Tanya Hancock, Vera Tomkinson, Neil & Pat Wynne, Gary Kelsall, Rosemary Tranter, Jocelyn James, Emily Franks, John Richardson, Joan Pinfield, Annette McMullen, Peter Bowler, Howard Boswell, Catherine Ritchie, Sarah Taylor, Graham Baker, Helen Mardling, Jackie Finnemore, Wendy Gee, James Astle

And for the departed:

Leslie Pitt

 ordellHordell

 

 

Remembering their families and friends at this time

 

This week:

Tuesday 13th 10.30: AGM of the Mothers' Union. Subs are due: £23.50

                      11.45am – 1pm DROP INN CAFÉ – St Michael’s hall

Thursday 15th 10.30am Holy Communion – St M&W

 

PARISH MAGAZINE – TOWER AND SPIRE

The next 3 editions of the magazine are now secure in that Steph Cardinal has agreed to take this on. But we still need a permanent organiser for the future. If we do not wish to see the magazine fail by the summer, please see the Rector

 

ST MICHAEL & ST WULFAD 260  Bible readathon. Starting next Sunday, at 1pm! Just a few gaps available now. We will read, out loud, the whole of the Old Testament commencing 1pm Sunday 18th Feb and continuing till midnight, then 7am till midnight Mon and Tue and 7am till completion Wed 21st. Simply text your details to 07866341111 or email readathon2018@gmail.com and an application form will be sent to you.

 

Saturday 17th February – HOT POT SUPPER – Aston Village hall.Tickets are now available - £10 each

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