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11th November 2012


By Ian Cardinal - Posted on 11 November 2012



The Parish Churches of

St Michael & St Wulfad, Stone, with

St Saviour Aston by Stone

 

INTERCESSIONS BOARD We now have a board in St Michael & St Wulfad’s that is generously given for our prayers. The idea is that the long term sick will have their names placed there to be remembered with every candle and every prayer. Once each month at each service all names that are there will be read out in prayers; the names on the pewsheet will then by the short term sick or those in hospitals. If you would like to add a name or topic to be remembered there are “flame” shaped cards available by the candle stand

Remembrance Sunday

Remembrance Sunday, the second Sunday in November, is the day traditionally put aside to remember all those who have given their lives for the peace and freedom we enjoy today. On this day people across the nation pause to reflect on the sacrifices made by our brave Service men and women.

The National Service of Remembrance at the Cenotaph in Whitehall is a unique expression of national homage devoted to the remembrance of those who have given their lives in war. It was originally conceived as a commemoration of the war dead of the First World War but after the Second World War the scope of the ceremony was extended to focus on the nation's dead of both World Wars, and in 1980 it was widened once again to extend the remembrance to all who have suffered and died in conflict in the service of their country and all those who mourn them.

The service at the Cenotaph is framed to ensure that no-one is forgotten. The wreath laid by The Queen and the other tributes placed on the Cenotaph are dedicated to all who have suffered or died in war. Members of the Cabinet, Opposition Party leaders, former Prime Ministers and certain other Ministers and the Mayor of London are invited to attend the ceremony, along with representatives of the Armed Forces, Merchant Air and Navy and Fishing Fleets, and members of faith communities. High Commissioners from Commonwealth countries also attend the ceremony and lay wreaths at the Cenotaph.

 

From the Royal British Legion


 

Hymns for today

Aston

Stone

139

All on service sheet

366

 

114

 

127/342

 

142

 

 

Please pray for the sick in the benefice:

Val Gerrard, Dorothy Burton, Mavis Pick, Helen Zeter, Mary Townsend, Francis Wright, Mavis Foster, Tristan Simms, Kerris Sutherland, Malcolm Nixon, Neil & Pat Wynne, Christine Thomas, Sarah Wright, Terry Malkin, Emma Davis, Angela Rose, Ben King, Philip Hulme, Peggy Simms, Dianne Harvey, Karen Povey, Margaret Hill, Ben Smith, Laura Riley, Jeff Taylor, Mary Mountford, Joan Astle, Barbara Ball, Vi Smith, Doreen Knight, Joan Taylor, Rosie Kent, Len Beech, Frank Beech, Bunty Beecham

And for the departed:

Malcolm Clark, Baby Declan Croft, Alathea Edwards

Remembering their families and friends at this time

 

This week:

Monday 12th 11.30am St Michael’s School Yr 2 visit to Church

Tuesday 13th 10.15am for 10.30 – Mothers Union & Ladies Guild – St Michael’s hall

11.45am – 1pm Drop Inn Café – St Michael’s hall

Thursday 15th 10.30am Holy Communion – St Michael & St Wulfad

 

FOOD BANK BOX there is a box at the rear of both Churches: all they need is a few items to feed the neediest in our area, through the charity “House of Bread”. Thank you

 

SATURDAY 17TH CONCERT with Elli Moran – for the Bells Fund and 10am till 2pm CRAFT FAIR at St Michael’s hall in aid of funds for refurbishing the same. All welcome!

 

ASTON CHRISTMAS FAIR from 2pm on Saturday 24th November – a big welcome to all comers!

 

STIR UP SUNDAY is 25th November and we shall be making Christmas puddings during the 10.45am Service at St Michael & St Wulfad’s. If you wish to order a pudding they are £3.50 a pint – through Christine Connolly