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20th January 2013


By Ian Cardinal - Posted on 20 January 2013

 

The Parish Churches of

St Michael & St Wulfad, Stone, with

St Saviour Aston by Stone

 

Today, we welcome Bishop Geoff as our Celebrant and Preacher at both churches. We are delighted to have you with us.

 

ELECTORAL ROLL

 

This is extremely important. This year we are required to complete a new Electoral Roll. Please, if you are on the Electoral Roll, make sure that you complete an Electoral Roll Form to go on the new register. If you know of anyone who is on the Electoral Roll, but is not a regular attender at church, please check with them if they still wish to be on the roll and give them a form to complete. Thank you.

 

Today’s Gospel tells the story of the Wedding in Cana of Galillee. This story is narrated by St John only. The miracles of Jesus are signs, of who he is and therefore what God is like. The first sign is almost unnoticed. At a village wedding among his family and friends, Jesus turned extravagant quantities of water into the finest wine. The ordinary becomes the extraordinary.

 

O God of steadfast love

At the wedding in Cana your son Jesus turned water into wine

Delighting all who were there

Transform our hearts by your spirit

That we may use our varied gifts to show forth the light of your love

As one body in Christ. Amen.

 

Nichola Abbott

 

 

Hymns for today

Aston

Stone

514

471

500

 

193

362

491/2

 

394

71

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:

Nicola Crowther Ella Cardinal, Kenneth Austin and Joyce Johnson.

Remembering their families and friends at this time

 

This week:

 

Tuesday 22nd 11.45am – 1.00pm Drop Inn Lunches in St Michael’s Hall.

 

Wednesday 23rd Adventurers Cub at St Michaels School at 3.30pm.

 

Wednesday 23rd 7.30 pm St Michael & St Wulfad PCC

 

Thursday 24th Holy Communion at St Michael & St Wulfad

 

Saturday 26th January 7.00pm St Michael’s Hall. St Michael’s Hot Pot Supper. Tickets £6 inc a glass of wine. Available from Jean or Glenda. Transport is available if required. Please speak to Jean or Nichola.

 

Future Dates

 

Wednesday 6th February 7.30pm St Michael’s Hall. Planning Session for the next Messy Church Session on March 9th. All welcome to attend the meeting. It doesn’t commit you for life if you do.

 

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.