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14th October 2012


By Ian Cardinal - Posted on 14 October 2012

 

 

The Parish Churches of

St Michael & St Wulfad, Stone, with

St Saviour Aston by Stone

 

A MODERN HARVEST PSALM – John Hammersley

  1. My ancestor was our father Abraham who left his home and family

    Israel a homeless refugee who settled in a foreign land.

  2. There they became slaves and cried to God

    they were treated badly but you saw their misery.

  3. When they went they were few, but you made them a powerful nation

    in your love you gave them a rich and fertile country,

  4. so they brought you the first fruits from their land

    tokens of harvest they offered to you.

  5. Centuries later it's the same, we bring you our work

    we still need a harvest thanksgiving to bring you the fruit of our toil,

  6. though I can't live off my garden

    my allotment won't make me a farmer like my ancestors.

  7. I live in an urban society

    the symbols of harvest belong to the country;

  8. others work for my food, I no longer live close to the earth

    my health and welfare depend on people I do not know.

  9. Nevertheless, my God, I bring you my life

    bless the toil of my hands and my brain;

  10. you have brought me also to an abundant heritage

    I offer you a token of the harvest I share in every day.

 

 

Hymns for today

Aston

Stone

101

220

116

381

524

148

137/506

231/479

534

188

 

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 Wynne, Malcolm Clark, 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

 

And for the departed:

Linda Timms, Maureen Malpass, Brian Creese, Harry Jones

Remembering their families and friends at this time

 

This week:

Tuesday 16th 11.45am – 1pm Drop Inn Café – St Michael’s hall

7pm St Michael’s School Governors

Thursday 18th 10.30am Holy Communion – St Michael & St Wulfad

 

FOOD BANK BOX there is a box at the rear of St Michael & St Wulfad’s: if you can help the neediest in our area with a few items to spare, Vanessa will be helping to ensure they get there!

 

THE MINISTRY OF HEALING is something that our Parishes have begun to explore over the last two years, but now we are to try to explore new ways of praying within it. This Sunday October 14th at 4pm there will be a SAID and NON-COMMUNION service in St Michael & St Wulfad’s with a more “meditation led” kind of feel.

 

A BIG THANK YOU to those who have decorated for Harvest: a fantastic display as always! Also a big thanks you to everyone who contributed to the Harvest Supper last weekend – a wonderful evening of food and wit – thanks Sue Coles!