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24th February 2019


By Ian Cardinal - Posted on 21 February 2019

The Parish Churches of

St Michael & St Wulfad, Stone, with

St Saviour Aston by Stone

 

 

This week’s gospel of the stilling of the storm is a favourite story for many of us. In fact, following a theme in the “Adventurers” group this term, it’s been one that Dennis has recently told the children at St Michael’s school

Dennis told the story from a different angle though:- in fact it was thoroughly interactive. The children were sat on benches arranged into a boat shape – the tallest was made into the mast for the sail and some of the children were inside the boat, ready to be terrified at the storm. “Jesus” was in the stern, fast asleep, naturally. The story was acted out for the parents at the end of the session – together with the children singing a song. For those with small children, you might recognise a faint similarity to “The Pirate Song”

 

When I was one

I banged my drum

The day I went to Sea

I climbed aboard a fishing boat

The disciples said to me

We’re going this way, that way

Forward and back on

The Sea of Galilee

“Peace, be still

It is God’s will”

And that’ll do for me

 

So I had best sign this

 

Ian Cardinal, pp

 

Dennis Abbott

 

Hymns for today

                        Aston                          Stone              

            364                              514

            442                              293

186                              103

127/452                       535/186

237                              237

Please pray for the sick in the benefice:

Mary Townsend, Noelle Emery,  Dianne Harvey, Elsie Richardson, Roy & Barbara Ball, Vera Tomkinson, Neil & Pat Wynne, Gary Kelsall, Emily Franks, John Richardson, Annette McMullen, Peter Bowler, Howard Boswell, Catherine Ritchie, Sarah Taylor, Graham Baker, Jackie Finnemore,  James Astle, Miles Brain, Joan Lazonby,  John & Ann Shuttleworth, Joyce Crowther, Evelyn Cotterill, Margaret Wright, Gren Deakin

 

And for the departed:

Beryl Daw, Robert George Spicer, Richard Kempa

Remembering their families and friends at this time

This week:

Tuesday 26th 11.45am – 1pm Drop Inn café– St Michael’s Hall

            1.15pm Clergy Fraternal – Christ Church

Thursday 28th 10.30am Holy Communion – St M&W

 

ELECTORAL ROLL2019 is the year when our roll is legally started over again. Forms for every member of our Church to be registered will be available soon. Please see Glenda at St M&W and Mary at St Saviour’s

 

LADIES GROUPNames and money are needed ASAP for our visit to Middleport Pottery on Thursday 14th March. See Mary at Aston and Nichola at Stone. Book your place this week (24th)

 

There has been a request for gentlemen to join in with this outing. If any would like to go, on this occasion, please also give your names to Mary or Nichola

 

PARISH LUNCHAT St M&W on March 17th. If you would like to share lunch with us, please have a word with Nichola Abbott - 814134




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