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6th January 2013


By administrator - Posted on 17 January 2013

 

The Parish Churches of

St Michael & St Wulfad, Stone, with

St Saviour Aston by Stone

 

 

I would like to start by wishing each one of you a Happy, Peaceful and Healthy 2013.

 

Secondly, I know you join with me in sending our condolences to Ian, Steph, Emma and Charlotte and ensuring them of our love and prayers during this very difficult time.

 

A huge thank you to Rev Preb Michael Harding for stepping in to take services for us. We very much appreciate your help and support.

 

Today, we celebrate the feast of the Epiphany.

The Epiphany is an ancient Christian feast day and is significant in a number of ways. In the East, where it originated, the Epiphany celebrates the baptism of Jesus by John the Baptist in the River Jordan. It also celebrates Jesus' birth.

The Western Church began celebrating the Epiphany in the 4th century where it was, and still is, associated with the visit of the magi (wise men) to the infant Jesus when God revealed himself to the world through the incarnation of Jesus. According to Matthew 2:11 they offered him gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh.

Nichola Abbott

 

Hymns for today

Aston

Stone

113

451

Ps 72 1-9

113

118

41

49

2/308

537

394

Please pray for the sick in the benefice:

Dorothy Burton, Mary Townsend, Vi Smith, Doreen Knight, Rosie Kent, Bunty Beecham, Toyah Carter, Kathleen Pickering, Norma Deakin and Maureen Evans

And for the departed:

Michael Cockin, Kevin Harrison, Stewart Holmes. Nicola Crowther and Ella Cardinal.

Remembering their families and friends at this time

 

This week:

Wednesday 9th 7.30pm St Michael’s Hall – Messy Church Planning Meetin for the next session on January 19th. All are welcome to attend the meeting and or session. It doesn’t commit you for life! The theme of the next session is prayer.

Thursday 10th 10.30am SS Michael & Wulfad Holy Communion

 

Monday 7th January Work commences on the new boilers today. Please be prepared for some disruption as it may be necessary to hold some services in the hall. It may be advisable to wear an extra layer to church during the next couple of weeks.

 

Saturday 19th January Messy Church Church Hall 3.00pm until 5.30pm. Activities, fun, food, Celebration and it’s all free so come along and join us as we explore the theme of prayer. If anyone could help with a donation of some cakes towards the meal, please have a word with Jean Sutton. Thank You.

 

Saturday 26th January

 

St Michael’s Hot Pot Supper. Tickets available now from Jean or Glenda. Priced £6 including a glass of wine. There will be a raffle, quizzes, etc. If you would like to come but require transport, please have a word with Jean or Nichola.