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22nd September 2019


By Nichola Abbott - Posted on 20 September 2019

The Parish Churches of

St Michael & St Wulfad, Stone, with

St Saviour Aston by Stone

 

Messy Church logoCelebrate Harvest with us on Saturday 28th September from 3-5pm at St Michaels Community Hall. Craft Activities, Fellowship, Food and Celebration. All families welcome.

Our Harvest Services are at St Michael & St Wulfad on 6th October at 10.45am and at St Saviours on 13th October at 9.15am.

 

 

In todays’ Gospel, Jesus tells a parable about a dishonest steward who is commended for his prudence.

A steward is dismissed because he is squandering his master's property. He is called dishonest because he is not serving the interests of the rich man, his employer. Trying to curry favour for himself among the rich mans debtors, he brokers repayment of the rich mans’ loans by foregoing the interest and fees that had been levied to line the servants pockets. It is this action, in which the steward puts aside his greed and takes the longer perspective in order to enhance his security, which is commended by the rich man.

The passage concludes with 3 morals, first that the listeners should be prudent about the use of wealth. Secondly, trustworthiness. Those who can be trusted in small things can be trusted with great things. Finally, Jesus tells his listeners that no-one can serve two masters simultaneously.

 

Nichola Abbott

Hymns for today

                        Aston                          Stone  

            484                              282

            330                              124

                        425                              392

10/500                        227/Sheet

188                              532

 

Please pray for the sick in the benefice:

Mary Townsend,  Elsie Richardson, Vera Tomkinson, Neil & Pat Wynne, Gary Kelsall, John Richardson, Peter Bowler,  Catherine Ritchie,  Graham Baker,  James Astle, Miles Brain,  John & Ann Shuttleworth,  Evelyn Cotterill, Margaret Wright, Gren Deakin, Margaret Bott, Molly Wright

 

And for the departed:

 Jean Poole and Kathleen Wright

Remembering their families and friends at this time

 

This week:

Tuesday 24th in St Michaels Hall 11.45 – 13.00 Drop Inn Café  

Thursday 26th 10.30am Holy Communion – St Michael & St Wulfad

 

SPIRITUAL ESSENTIALS

Spiritual Essentials is a course written by Paula Gooder, a writer and lecturer in Biblical Studies. It covers the essentials of the Spiritual life

We shall be running this course as a study group, this autumn, starting on Thursday 26th September. The first session will be held at the Rectory at 7.30pm and is entitled “Compass – Finding Direction. It is hoped it will be a fun session. Everyone is welcome.

MACMILLAN COFFEE MORNING:Nichola is hosting a coffee morning on Friday 27th September from 10am until 12 noon in St Michaels Hall. Lots of Tea, Coffee and Cake will be served. Everyone welcome.

ST MICHAEL & ST WULFAD HERITAGE DAY:on Saturday 5th October from 10am until 4pm. We need volunteers to help man the church. Please speak to Jean Sutton if you can help.

HARVEST SUPPER:Saturday 5th October at Aston Village Hall. This will be a bring and share supper. Everyone welcome, but please sign the list at the back of church.

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