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19th September 2021

By Ian Cardinal - Posted on 17 September 2021

The Parish Churches of

St Michael & St Wulfad, Stone, with

St Saviour Aston by Stone


SERVICE SHEETS, BOOKS AND HYMNBOOKS. We do wish to be careful about this and will ask you to return them to a table at the rear of Church, rather than sidespeople putting them away immediately.


AFGHAN REFUGEE DONATIONSThank you for the enthusiastic response, but the centre is rather overwhelmed right now. Please could you hold on to donations and give them in a week or so


HARVEST SUPPER Aston Village Hall on October 2nd.  This will be a “bring and share” event – list to sign at the back of church.  The Speaker will be the Rev’d Jim Cartlidge


COACH TO REV’D ALISON’S INDUCTION -GNOSALL – October 6th.  We hope to run a coach for transport. If you would like to go, please speak to Nichola Abbott who will cost this out


There’ s a (sadly true) story of a Church where the Church Council started to fall out with their clergyman. Whatever the rights and wrongs of the situation, the truth is that they didn’t treat him very well and eventually summoned him to a meeting, where they gave him a very big dressing down. “You must remember that you are our servant!” they said.  The Young man paused for a while and then quietly replied. “Yes, I am here to serve you – but that does not make you my masters”

“Who’s the greatest?” – That’s the question that comes from this week’s gospel. To the disciples it was something to do with status and power – and that’s always the way our world works still. But Jesus challenges his followers right to this day. True greatness in God’s eyes is not about riches and the rest. True greatness lies in the way that we serve each other. The sooner we learn this, the more contented we shall be


Ian Cardinal

 Hymns for today

                        Aston                          Stone

            220                              82

            39                                298

                        106                              287

325/404                       54/308

388                              388


Please pray for the sick in the benefice:

Elsie Richardson, Vera Tomkinson, Pat Wynne, Gary Kelsall, John Richardson, Peter Bowler, Catherine Ritchie, Miles Brain, John & Ann Shuttleworth, Margaret Wright, Molly Wright, Norman Latham, Gillian Wright, John Hargreaves, Val Morris, June Stringer, Jim Hammersley, Alison Holmes, Pam Miles, Kath Franks, Lewis Hubbard, Jean Gulliver, Margaret Tomlinson, Dave McGlynn, Sue Kenchington, Elsie Woodcock, Lindsey Knowles, Carl Hartley


For the recently departed, remembering their families and friends:

Thomas Babb, John Simkin, Karen Hanmer, Hugh Jones


Remembering their families and friends at this time


This week:

Tuesday 21st 11.45am DROP INN CAFÉ resumes in St Michael’s Hall

Wednesday 22nd LADIES GROUP Afternoon Tea – see Steph for details

Thursday 23rd 10.30am Holy Communion – St M&W


ASTON ST SAVIOUR 175TH ANNIVERSARY Church will be open 10.30am till 5pm Saturday and after service Sunday. Exhibition of Bible knitted figures. End with Evensong at 6.30pm Sunday 19th


ST. MICHAEL & ST. WULFAD'S HERITAGE DAY - 2nd October from 10.00 a.m. to 4.00 p.m. We are again holding the above event in aid of much needed church funds. Volunteers are needed to welcome visitors, show them around or help with refreshments. We would also welcome cakes, jams etc for a stall and also cakes for the refreshments. If you are able to help with any of these please sign the list at the back of church. Thanks.


HARVEST GIFTS FOR THE FOOD BANKplease can we offer Tinned Meat, UHT Milk, Small Jars of Coffee, Jam, Jars of Sauce, Potatoes, Custard, Rice Pudding, Fruit, Biscuits at our Harvest services?