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29th April 2018


By Ian Cardinal - Posted on 24 April 2018

The Parish Churches of

St Michael & St Wulfad, Stone, with

St Saviour Aston by Stone

 

 

Alleluia! Christ is risen!

He is risen indeed! Alleluia!

 

               

  Jesus tells us that he is the true vine and we are the branches. Like a good gardener, the Father prunes the vine to make it yield more by cutting away the weak or diseased parts and disposing of them in fire. The good parts, the fruitful parts are nurtured with care so that they yield much fruit.

Those of us who believe in Jesus Christ will be looked after but those who ignore him will wither and be gathered up for burning as rubbish. Only if we believe in him can we achieve eternal happiness and bear much fruit and thereby give glory to God.

The fruit of the vine can mean that we nurture our own faith and also that we do all we can to nurture the faith in others, in other words that we partake in the mission of the Church to spread the Good News of Jesus Christ in whatever way we can

 

 

Nichola Abbott

Hymns for today

                        Aston                          Stone              

            182                              380                 

                        53                                514

                        25                                237

                        342/311                       506/452

532                              188

 

Please pray for the sick in the benefice:

Ron Burton, Mary Townsend, Doreen Knight, Noelle Emery,  Peter and Dianne Harvey, Elsie Richardson, Roy & Barbara Ball, Vera Tomkinson, Neil & Pat Wynne, Gary Kelsall, Rosemary Tranter, 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

 

And for the departed:

John Palmer, Mavis Steele, Jimmy Frampton, Mavis Austin, Annie Sutton, Eileen Hebb, Raymond Jones, John Marsh, Jack Gilford

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Remembering their families and friends at this time

 

This week:

Tuesday 1st May 11.45am – 1pm DROP INN CAFÉ St Michael’s Hall

Thursday 3rd May 10.30am Holy Communion – St M&W

 

OPEN CHURCH  Saturday 5th May 10am-2pm.  We need volunteers for this as many people who normally assist are away this weekend. If you can help please sign the list at the back of church.

 

PARISH LUNCHAs part of our 260th Anniversary Celebrations we are hosting a lunch on Sunday 13th May 2018 in church at approx. 122.30pm. There is no charge, but please sign the list at the back of church so we know how many to cater for.

 

MESSY CHURCHnext meets on May 12th and it seems we may be quite short of helpers this time, both in the Kitchen and on the activities. If you can offer some time please see Edith Leason or Mary Babb.

 

LADIES MEETING is next on June 13th.Please see Steph Cardinal for details

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