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November 2018


2nd December 2018

The Parish Churches of

St Michael & St Wulfad, Stone, with

St Saviour Aston by Stone

 

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.

 

CIVIC CAROL SERVICE.The Mayor’s Carol service will be held on Sunday 9th December at 3pm at St M&W. Do come and support a great event in the life of our town

 

MOTHERS UNION & LADIES GUILD are listening to the Readathon with coffee and Mince pies on Tuesday 4th in Church

 

This is a very special year for Christingle, as it marks 50 years since we held the first Christingle service in this country at Lincoln Cathedral on 7 December 1968.

But Christingles themselves actually date back even earlier, and began in the Moravian Church in Germany.  

At a children’s service in Marienborn in 1947, Bishop Johannes de Watteville looked for a simple way to explain the happiness that had come to people through Jesus. He decided to give the children a symbol to do this. This was a lighted candle wrapped in a red ribbon.

At the end of the service, whilst the children held their candles, the bishop said the prayer, ‘Lord Jesus, kindle a flame in these children's hearts that theirs like thine become.’ 

How Christingle grew

In 1968, John Pensom of The Children's Society, known as ‘Mr Christingle’, brought Christingle to this country and introduced it to the Church of England. This involved children decorating an orange with a red ribbon, dried fruits, sweets and a candle to create a new visual representation of Christ, the light of the world, celebrated by the lighting of the Christingle candles.

Hymns for today

                        Aston                          Stone              

            470                              358

            Ps25 vs 1-9                  196

98                                209

198                              566/529

566                              307

 

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

 

And for the departed:

Ted Bourne, Cynthia Bailey, Winnie Lyons, Maurice Bunn, Frank Clark

Remembering their families and friends at this time

This week:

Tuesday 4th 10.30am Mothers Union & Ladies Guild – St M&W

11.45am – 1pm DROP INN CAFÉ – IN CHURCH!

Bible Readathon NT – from 6am Tuesday till Weds middle of day

Thursday 6th 10.30am Holy Communion – St M&W

            7pm St Michael’s School Governors meeting

 

PARISH DIARIES Please buy a diaryWe still have 75 to sell!!

 

LADIES MEETING:Your menu choices and money are now due. Transport needed? Please speak to Steph

 

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.

 

CHRISTINGLE SERVICE.4pm this Sunday 2nd December. All proceeds to Children’s’ Society – do support them in this 50th year




25th 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

 




18th November 2018

The Parish Churches of

St Michael & St Wulfad, Stone, with

St Saviour Aston by Stone

 

CHRISTMAS FAIR AND CHRISTMAS COFFEE MORNING

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 etc.  Would be warmly welcomed – thank you in advance

STIR UP SUNDAY : 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.

SHOE BOXES Mary Babb would like to thank everyone who donated shoe boxes for the Operation Christmas Child. This year, 53 shoe boxes were donated. A great effort.

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

ADVENTIVITYThis involves a Nativity Set travelling around the Parish from family to family during Advent, symbolising the journey Mary and Joseph made to Bethlehem. The journey begins on Advent Sunday 2nd December and ends in church at the Crib Service at 4pm on Christmas Eve. The family changes hands every 24hrs, and we ask that you arrange the receipt of and handing over. If you would like to take part or would like to know more, please contact Dennis Abbott on 07866 341111.

 

 

Hymns for today

                        Aston                          Stone              

            519                              449

            39                                500

319                              174

174/231                       308/231

356                              128

 

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:

Kathleen May Cooper, Ted Bourne, Dennis Buckley and Cynthia Bailey

Remembering their families and friends at this time

This week:

Tuesday 20th  11.45am – 1pm DROP INN CAFÉ – St Michael’s Hall

Thursday 22nd  10.30am Holy Communion – St M&W

 

 




11th November 2018

The Parish Churches of

St Michael & St Wulfad, Stone, with

St Saviour Aston by Stone

 

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.

CHRISTMAS FAIR AND CHRISTMAS COFFEE MORNING

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 etc.  Would be warmly welcomed – thank you in advance

 

Mothers Union and Ladies Guild meeting Tuesday 10.30am in St Michael’s hall. Speaker – Sue Coles

 

According to the internet, “World War One was one of the deadliest conflicts in the history of the human race, in which over 16 million people died. The total number of both civilian and military casualties is estimated at around 37 million people. The war killed almost 7 million civilians and 10 million military personnel.”

 

This year is, of course, the centenary of the end of (what we know as) World War 1. The numbers above are staggering almost beyond comprehension. When we think that the total population of our country was about 46 million in 1914, we can see that it is not far off the idea of wiping out most of our country!

So today we reflect on the effect the conflict had around the world. It totally reshaped Empires and Governments, created countries and Nations – and made a truly radical impact upon the way that society functioned. Although pressure was already on for women to obtain the vote, it was almost unthinkable that they should work in Industry in the way that they did.

May God’s peace which passes all understanding grow in our hearts and minds                  Ian Cardinal

 

Hymns for today

                        Aston                          Stone              

            All hymns in booklet for both churches

 

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:

Jean Harris, Kathleen May Cooper, Ted Bourne, Dennis Buckley

Remembering their families and friends at this time

This week:

Monday 12th 10.30am Remembrance Service – Summerfield Court

        7.30pm STONE DEANERY SYNOD St M&W – speaker Mr Roy Crowne

Tuesday 13th 11.45am – 1pm DROP INN CAFÉ – St Michael’s Hall

Thursday 15th 10.30am Holy Communion – 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

 

MESSY CHURCHThe next session is on Saturday 17th November from 3pm until 5.30pm In St Michaels Hall. Additional Help for this session would be welcome as it does tend to be one of our busiest sessions. If you can help please speak to Edith Leason.

 

ADVENTIVITYThis involves a Nativity Set travelling around the Parish from family to family during Advent, symbolising the journey Mary and Joseph made to Bethlehem. The journey begins on Advent Sunday 2nd December and ends in church at the Crib Service at 4pm on Christmas Eve. The family changes hands every 24hrs, and we ask that you arrange the receipt of and handing over. If you would like to take part or would like to know more, please contact Dennis Abbott on 07866 341111.