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9th February 2019

By Nichola Abbott - Posted on 07 February 2019

The Parish Churches of

St Michael & St Wulfad, Stone, with

St Saviour Aston by Stone



Today’s Gospel reading shows us the developing relationship between Jesus and Simon Peter. Jesus is teaching from Simon’s boat. He turned to Simon and instructed him about where to lower the fishing nets. Now Simon and others had been fishing all night and had not caught anything. Simon protested, claiming that such an effort would be futile. However, he lowered the nets into the deeper water as Jesus instructed. They caught so many fish that the nets had torn. Jesus had created an abundance out of scarcity. Just as he did at the wedding feast at Cana in Galilee.

Simon Peter immediately became a follower of Jesus. He called him Lord – the title given to Jesus after his Resurrection.

James and John, the sons of Zebedee were also witnesses to this event, yet Jesus words were only addressed to Simon. Jesus gave Simon a new job, telling him that he would become a different type of fisherman. He would no longer catch fish, but instead would catch people.

His task would be to bring others to Jesus. In fact, todays gospel tells us that all the fisherman with Peter left their nets and followed Jesus.


Nichola Abbott


Hymns for today

                        Aston                          Stone              

            70                                70

            242                              53

309                              106

257/175                       257/463

388                              522

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, Richard Kempa, Joyce Crowther, Evelyn Cotterill, Margaret Wright


And for the departed:

Frank Crowther, Val Howard and Beryl Daw

Remembering their families and friends at this time

This week:

Monday 11th 10.30am – Holy Communion Summerfield Court

Tuesday 12th 11.45am – 1pm Drop Inn café– St Michael’s Hall

Thursday 14th 9.30am – Holy Communion The Moorings

Thursday 14th 10.30am Holy Communion – St M&W


HOT POT SUPPER– Aston Village Hall 23rd February. More details to come. Tickets will be available from any member of Aston Social Committee. Please note the change of date


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


HOLY DUSTERS NEEDEDAT St M&W. Currently a very small band meet once per month on a Thursday at 9am. Not everyone can attend at that time and age is catching up with some of us:- Can you help? Please see Glenda or Jean


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