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12th June 2022


By Nichola Abbott - Posted on 08 June 2022

The Parish Churches of

St Michael & St Wulfad, Stone, with

St Saviour Aston by Stone

 

MAYORS PARLOUR VISIT:  The Worshipful Mayor and Mayoress ofStafford (also known as Philip and Edith) would like to invite the members of St. Michael & St. Wulfad’s and St. Saviours churches to visit the Mayors Parlour in Stafford on Monday 4th July at 7.00 p.m. The visit will include a talk on the civic regalia by the Mayor’s Sargent and refreshments. If you would like to attend please sign the list at the back of each church by Sunday 26th June and indicate if there are any dietary requirements.

 

Dear Friends,

 

Today, the first Sunday after Pentecost, we celebrate the Solemnity of the most Holy Trinity.this feast invites us to consider what we believe about God, who has revealed himself to us in the Trinity – one God in three persons.

The verses of today's Gospel come near the end of Jesus' long discourse at the Last Supper. In the early part of this discourse, as we saw last week on Pentecost, Jesus offers assurances to the disciples. Even though he must leave the disciples, he tells them that they will have a future because of the help he will send them in the Holy Spirit. In this section he focuses more on the shape of the future, which will include Jesus' victory over the world that they will share in. The disciples of Jesus cannot know the future. They can only know that, whatever shape the future takes, they will not have to face it alone. They have the Spirit of Truth, who will continue to provide the teaching of Jesus in the future.

Reading this passage on Trinity Sunday reinforces our understanding of the unity shared by the members of the Trinity. Although the idea of one God in three persons remains a mystery, we have the assurance that, as Jesus and the Father share all, Jesus and the Spirit share all.

 

Nichola

Hymns for today

Aston                                      Stone

133                                          212     

514                                          514

567                                          567

10/315                                    126/10

212                                          133

Please pray for the sick in the benefice:

Elsie Richardson, Vera Tomkinson, Gary Kelsall, John Richardson, Peter Bowler, Catherine Ritchie, Miles Brain, John & Ann Shuttleworth, Margaret Wright, Molly Wright, Norman Latham, Gillian Wright, John Hargreaves, June Stringer, Pam Miles, Jean Gulliver, Margaret Tomlinson, Dave McGlynn, Sue Kenchington, Carl Hartley, Helen Tallent,,Joan Hartley & Lin Davies.

For the recently departed, remembering their families and friends:

 Michael Barr, Kath Moore & John Stanier

Remembering their families and friends at this time

This week:

Monday 13th  3.30pm Adventurers St Michaels School

Tuesday 14th   NO DROP INN LUNCH THIS WEEK

Thursday 16th  10.30am Holy Communion – St M&W

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ST SAVIOURS PARISH LUNCH:Sunday 19th June at Stone Golf Club at 2pm. Cost - £20. If you would like to attend, please sign the list at the back of church.

REV JIM PRIESTING: is on Saturday 18th June at 4pm at St Giles Church Newcastle. All welcome to attend.

SIDESPERSONS & COFFEE ROTA:Can you help? We are looking for people to assist as sides persons at 8am and 10.45am. We are also in need of people to join the Coffee Rota as we would really like to get refreshments up and running but need help. Please speak to Nichola if you can help.

DROP INN:  There is no Drop Inn Lunches this week as the hall is in use by Stone Revellers. Numbers are fluctuating at Drop Inn at the moment, but we also need some additional help. I understand that people don’t want or can’t commit to every week, but if we could set up a rota system that would be good. If numbers/help does not increase over the next few weeks, we may have to look at if it is viable to carry on. Please speak to Nichola if you can help.

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