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25th November 2018

By Ian Cardinal - Posted on 22 November 2018

The Parish Churches of

St Michael & St Wulfad, Stone, with

St Saviour Aston by Stone


STIR UP SUNDAY:This Sunday 25th November. Christine Connolly is once again organising the making of the Christmas Pudding. If you wish to purchase one, please complete the order form which you will have been given with your pew sheet this morning. The cost is £4.50 a pint. Please remember to bring your bowl!! Thanks to Christine for organising this mammoth task!


CHRISTMAS TREE FESTIVAL  Friday 30th Nov – Sun 2nd Dec. We are looking for volunteers to man the church, provide refreshments etc during the weekend. We need a minimum of 3 people in church at any one time. If you can help, please sign the list at the back of church. Thank you.


VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!Can you help? Due to losing a couple of members from the rota, we are in need of some volunteers for the coffee rota. It would be a shame if we had to go back to once a fortnight like we used to do. The more volunteers we have, the less frequently you will need to do it. We are also looking for Sides people. If you can help with either of these roles please speak to Nichola. Thank you.


Puddings, Fairs and Christmas Trees from this weekend – all sure signs that Christmas is fast approaching! And the readings for this Sunday are about Christ the King. The real message of the season is – are you ready? Not for celebrating, with turkeys and tinsel, but for the time when Jesus shall come and the Kingdom of God arrives in all its fullness. That’s not supposed to be just the gloomy time that some people expect – but rather the time when all things come right. We celebrate King Jesus – when we see Heaven and Earth restored to what they should be

And we are to be signs of that coming Kingdom. Amidst all the things that go wrong – unrest, earthquakes and famines – we are the people who know Jesus to rule in our hearts and lives. It’s truly coming – and not just the man in a red suit!


Ian Cardinal


Hymns for today

                        Aston                          Stone              

            480                              13

            81                                81

393                              sheet

308/404                       276/342

422                              103


Please pray for the sick in the benefice:

Mary Townsend, Noelle Emery,  Peter and Dianne 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 and

Richard Kempa, Frank & Joyce Crowther, Tristan Sims


And for the departed:

Ted Bourne, Cynthia Bailey, Winnie Lyons,

Remembering their families and friends at this time

This week:

Tuesday 27th 11.45am – 1pm DROP INN CAFÉ – St Michael’s Hall

Wednesday 28th 7.30pm Stone PCC meeting - Church

Thursday 29th 10.30am Holy Communion – St M&W

            7pm St Michael’s School Governors meeting

Friday 30th – Sunday 2nd CHRISTMAS TREE FESTIVAL St M&W


PARISH DIARIES Pick up your 2019 diary now - £2.50 donation


LADIES MEETING:Our next outing is Christmas lunch at Bridgemere on Thursday 13th December. Please see Steph for more details and to book your place


ADVENTIVITYThank you for the support – Dennis reports all spaces are now taken!


ASTON CHRISTMAS FAIR from 2pm this Saturday (24th)

Aston Christmas Fair is Nov 24th, Stone Coffee Morning on Dec 1st. Both of these run a tombola and items for both are needed:- please give them to Mary Babb at Aston and to Jean Sutton at Stone; Also Cakes