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13th January 2013


By administrator - Posted on 10 January 2013

 

The Parish Churches of

St Michael & St Wulfad, Stone, with

St Saviour Aston by Stone

 

Once again, we welcome Rev Preb. Michael Harding as our Celebrant and Preacher.

Today, we will be having a shortened service in the chapel at SS Michael & Wulfad. This is due to having no heating this weekend as the new boiler is in the process of being installed. If we all sit close together, we should be able to create enough heat. If not, maybe, the coffee ladies will put something in the coffee to warm us up after the service!

Works are also progressing well with alterations at St Saviours.

 

Today sees the final event of Epiphany with the Baptism of Christ in the River Jordan by John the Baptist. Today, at the banks of the River Jordan, the Christmas season comes to an end. Baptism is more than just a naming ceremony, but an ongoing process of becoming the people of faith that God calls us to be. In Baptism, we claim the name “Christian” and embrace all that that Holy name means: to live for others instead of ourselves, in imitation of Christ.

Our baptisms made each one of us the “servant” of today's readings: to bring forth in our world the justice, reconciliation and enlightenment of Christ, the “beloved Son” and “favour” of God.

In baptism, the same Spirit of compassion, justice and peace that “descends” upon Jesus at his baptism by John descends and rests upon us, compelling us to take on the work of the Gospel.

 

 

Nichola Abbott

 

Hymns for today

Aston

Stone

41

514

316

118

451

193

255/342

535/139

542

169

Please pray for the sick in the benefice:

Dorothy Burton, Mary Townsend, Vi Smith, Doreen Knight, Rosie Kent, Bunty Beecham, Toyah Carter, Kathleen Pickering, Norma Deakin, Joan and Albert Pinfield and Maureen Evans.

And for the departed:

Michael Cockin, Kevin Harrison, Stewart Holmes. Nicola Crowther Ella Cardinal, Kenneth Austin and Joyce Johnson.

Remembering their families and friends at this time

 

This week:

 

Tuesday 15th11.45am – 1.00pm Drop Inn Lunches commence in St Michael’s Hall.

 

Wednesday 16th Adventurers Cub at St Michaels School at 3.30pm.

 

Thursday 17th 10.30am Holy Communion At St Michael & St Wulfad

 

Thursday 17th Us Men Fellowship Annual Meal Stone Golf Club 7.30pm.

 

Saturday 19thJanuary 3pm St Michael’s Hall. Messy Church. Craft Activities, Celebration, Food. All welcome.

 

Future Dates

 

Saturday 26th January 7pm St Michaels Hall

Hot Pot Supper. Tickets, priced £6 inc a glass of wine available from Jean Sutton or Glenda Rowley. Transport is available if required.

 

Saturday 9th February Aston Village Hall

St Saviour’s Hot Pot Supper. Tickets, priced £10 are available from Ron and Liz Osborne. Tel Number 01785 818504.