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8th January 2012

By Ian Cardinal - Posted on 08 January 2012



The Parish Churches of

St Michael & St Wulfad, Stone, with

St Saviour Aston by Stone


FAITH MATTERS: some of the residents of Summerfield Court have an expressed a desire to be Confirmed & Bp Geoff has kindly agreed to come to the court for this. The “Faith matters” group is thus for those enquiring after this important step. If anyone would like to join the group (whether or not to be Confirmed) we shall be starting in easy stages on Monday mornings


NOOMA GROUPNooma is a set of DVDs that trigger discussion on aspects of the Christian faith and we would like to use some of these in the run up to Lent. The Group begins this Monday at 7.30pm at the home of Mary & Berwyn Babb. Just bring yourself – all welcome


Are you a “groupie”? That is – do you enjoy discussion groups on aspects of the Christian faith? Whereas they have been a great tool in developing people’s faith over the years, we also have to recognise that some people just don’t enjoy this kind of thing at all. And if we are feeling uncomfortable, it is hardly likely we are about to learn something new!

So this Sunday we are starting to try something different:- a short course of sermons on different aspects of the life and times of the Lord. All through Epiphany we are going to use the set readings to put the life and teaching of the Lord into some kind of context. The themes will be:

Sunday 8th – The Life and times of Jesus

Sunday 15th – The working world of Jesus

Sunday 22nd – Jesus the True Vine

Sunday 29th – Good vs Evil in a pagan society

I can only say – don’t miss next week’s thrilling instalment! J


Ian Cardinal





Hymns for today

                                Aston                                    Stone                   

            41                                               41

            56                                               514

                                193                                         Sheet

                445/71                                  2/71

                394                                         394


Please pray for the sick in the benefice:

Val Gerrard, Dorothy Burton, Mavis Pick, Dorothy Shelton, Helen Zeter, Mary Townsend, Francis Wright, Mavis Foster, Tristan Simms, Kerris Sutherland, Linda Timms, Malcolm Nixon, Neil & Pat Wynne, , Malcolm Clark, Poppy Buckley, Christine Thomas, Sarah Wright, Terry Malkin, Emma Davis, Angela Rose, Ben King, John Allbut, Philip Hulme, Shirley Myerson, Joan Morris, Peggy Sims, Sam Potts, Billy Scotton, Gwen Harvey, Wendy Jones


And for the departed:

Neil McCandlish,

Remembering their families and friends at this time


This week:

Monday 9th 10.30am “Faith Matters” – Summerfield Court

            7.30pm Nooma group – 9 Airdale Spinney

Tuesday 10th 12.30pm MU & Ladies Guild Lunch – the Crown

 NO Drop Inn Café – St Michael’s Hall

Wednesday 11th 12 Noon – Clergy Chapter meets – Farrier Close

Thursday 12th 9.30am Holy Communion – The Moorings

10.30am Holy Communion St Michael & St Wulfad


ST MICHAEL 7 ST WULFAD’S  HOT POT SUPPER: St Michael’s Hall, Jan 28th. Tickets available at £6 from Nichola Abbott & Jean Sutton


ST. SAVIOUR'S PARISH LUNCH:Sunday 22nd of January - at Stone Golf Club. Names Please to Eddie Wilkinson phone 814433


ST. SAVIOUR'S HOT POT SUPPER:  Saturday 25th February - - Guest Speaker The Bishop of Stafford - Tickets £10 available from Liz or Ron - phone 818504.