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21st January 2018


By Ian Cardinal - Posted on 21 January 2018

The Parish Churches of

St Michael & St Wulfad, Stone, with

St Saviour Aston by Stone

 

Saturday 17th February – Hot Pot Supper – Aston Village hall.Tickets are now available - £10 each

 

Week of Prayer for Christian Unity

 

Sunday 21st

United ServiceHosted By Stone Baptists at 6.00pm

Stone Youth & Community Centre

Station Road

 

Monday 22nd 

St Saviour’s Church, Aston 12 Noon

Short act of worship together followed by simple lunch

 

 

Tuesday 23rd       

Christ Church 10.00am     Coffee Followed at 10.30am  

by  Holy Communion 

 

Wednesday    24th

St Dominic’s Church at 7.30pm               Taize Worship

 

This is the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity. In many ways it calls for us to be a penitent people, full of sorrow for the past, where we have tortured and tried to enforce a uniformity of worship on people in the name of Christ

But Jesus does ask us to be one in his name – and there is also joyfulness that we have realised that this is his commandment – Love one another! In our age we have come to realise that we do not have the monopoly on Christian truth – and we are rightly suspicious of people that claim that they do! We pray that the love of Christ at work in us will draw us closer together – as we also come closer to him!

 

Ian Cardinal

Hymns for today

                        Aston                          Stone              

174                              82                   

                        266                              375

                        209                              193

                        127/10                        342/10

532                              532

 

Please pray for the sick in the benefice:

Ron Burton, Mary Townsend, Doreen Knight, Noelle Emery,  Peter and Dianne Harvey, Elsie Richardson,  Barbara Thornicroft, Roy & Barbara Ball, Tanya Hancock, Vera Tomkinson, Neil & Pat Wynne, Gary Kelsall, Rosemary Tranter, Jocelyn James, Emily Franks, John Richardson, Joan Pinfield, Annette McMullen, Peter Bowler, Howard Boswell, Catherine Ritchie, Sarah Taylor, Graham Baker, Helen Mardling, Jackie Finnemore, Wendy Gee

And for the departed:

Jessie Moore, Pat Webb, Doreen Howells, Alma Pickstock, Alec Dolman, Gloria Mathews

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Remembering their families and friends at this time

 

This week:

Tuesday 16th 11.45am – 1pm DROP IN CAFÉ  – St Michael’s hall

Wednesday 17th 7.30pm STONE PCC meeting - Church

Thursday 18th 10.30am Holy Communion – St M&W

 

PARISH MAGAZINE – TOWER AND SPIRE.   After many years diligent service, Preb Michael Harding has decided that he needs to withdraw from being the “Format Editor” of the magazine. This means we need an enthusiastic person willing to put together the various contributions into a sensible order for 10 editions per year. If anyone is interested in talking this through, then please have a word with the Rector.

 

ST MICHAEL & ST WULFAD 260  Bible readathon. We invite you to participate; we will read, out loud, the whole of the Old Testament commencing 1pm Sunday 18th Feb and continuing till midnight, then 7am till midnight Mon and Tue and 7am till completion Wed 21st. Simply text your details to 07866341111 or email readathon2018@gmail.com and an application form will be sent to you.

 

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