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16th december 2018

By Ian Cardinal - Posted on 16 December 2018

The parishes of Stone St Michael & St Wulfad and Aston St Saviour


DEFIBRILATOR TRAINING. For the last 4 years St Michael & St Wulfad’s has had a defibrillator, kindly donated by a member of the congregation. Although initial training was given, it is felt that some do not know how to use it. Members of all our congregations are invited to training on Saturday 12th January from 10am in St Michael’s Community hall


CHRISTMAS CARDSt M&W has a large card for us to sign to eachother and donate money to a good cause, once again. This year’s cause is the Hospice at Home

            If you think this pewsheet looks different from normal, you are correct. In the midst of preparing for things, my computer suffered a catastrophic breakdown on Wednesday afternoon. All my files, emails etc have gone, and I hadn’t backed them up sufficiently recently. Needless to say a new machine is having to be purchased!

            Of course, the Scout motto was “Be prepared” – and I wasn’t! And John the Baptist would reprimand me thoroughly. His great call was to be prepared for God’s moment when it came – a far more important matter than losing work on the computer.

            So – are you ready for God’s Kingdom? Are your lives prepared? That day is surely coming for us all, when the things of this world will be small in comparison to what really matters. John calls us all to be aware that the Kingdom begins here and now


Ian Cardinal


Hymns for this Sunday

                        Aston                           Stone

                        401                              401

                        196                              470

                        209                              358

                        452/520                       452/520

                        358                              513


Please pray for the sick in the benefice

Mary Townsend, Noelle Emery, Peter & Diane Harvey, Elsie Richardson, Roy & Barbara Ball, Vera Tomkinson, Neil & Pat Wynne, Gary Kelsall, Jocelyn James, Emily Franks, John Richardson, Annette McMullen, Peter Bowler, Howard Boswell, Catherine Ritchie, Sarah Taylor, Graham Baker, Jackie Finnemore, Wendy Gee, James Astle, Miles Brain, Joan Lazonby, Elsie Woodcock, John & Ann Shuttleworth, Sheila, Howells, Richard Kempa, Frank & Joyce Crowther, Evelyn Cotterill


And for the departed

Maurice Bunn, Brenda York, Ray Barraclough


This week:

Tuesday 18th 1pm Trinity Skills Carol service – St M&W

Wednesday 19th 7.30pm Aston WI Carol service – St Saviour’s

Thursday 20th 10,30am Holy Communion – St M&W

Saturday 22nd 11.45am – 12 Noon Churches Together carol singing Market Square


CAROLS BY CANDLEIGHTThis Sunday (16th) 3pm St M&W – all welcome


ASTON GOLF CLUB LUNCHSunday 13th January 2019. Sheets to sign up in both churches