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Who's Who Vicar:

34 Kittiwake Road Heapey PR6 9BA 01257 231868 alan.hogarth@gmail.com

The Revd Alan Hogarth 34 Kittiwake Rd, Heapey, PR6 9BA 01257 231868 -:- alan.hogarth@gmail.com

Curate

The Revd Gary Bullock

Churchwardens

Peter Monks

PCC Secretary

Marie Parsons

PCC Treasurer

Mike Scanlon

Sunday School

Avril Fowler

CY Leader

Gary Bullock

Pastoral Assistants

Carolyn Bullock

Mother's Union

Susan Hogarth

Church Office

01254 427724

Mike Duggleby

Dear Friends, “For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also,” said our Lord Jesus Christ. What did he mean by that?

Avril Fowler

st.pauls.withnell@gmail.com

Bible Study takes place 8.00pm Tuesdays Contact Jack Charnock for details and 8.00 pm Wednesdays at the Bullocks Contact Gary for details --oOo-CY 7.00 pm at St Paul's, Withnell Every Thursday Contact Gary Bullock for details --oOo-Prayer meeting every Wednesday at St. Paul’s 9.30 am --oOo-Mothers’ Union Wed 7th February 1.00 pm at 18 Bury Lane, Withnell, PR6 8RX --oOo-Jammy Little Fingers every Friday at St Paul’s 10.00 to 11.00 am Contact Carolyn Bullock for details --oOo-Ladies Bible Study 1.45pm at 34 Kittiwake Rd Wednesday 31st Jan, 14th & 28th Feb

The story is told of a young man who once found a £10 pound note in the street. His heart leapt with joy and he resolved from that moment to walk everywhere with his eyes fixed firmly to the pavement in front of him. After several years this man had accumulated 29,516 buttons, 54,172 pins, 12 pence, a bent back and a measly disposition. At the same time he had lost the glory of the sun, the beauty of the stars, the smiles of friends, the blossom of the trees, the blueness of the sky and the entire joy of living! Our priorities matter. The quote from Jesus comes from the Sermon on the Mount, perhaps the best known of all of Jesus' discourses. In this part of the sermon Jesus is concerned about priorities - what comes first in our life, and what issues are secondary. He tells us not to worry about food and drink and clothes; reminding us that God knows we have need of these things. His conclusion is meant to make us sit up and think "But seek first God's kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own." Jesus is concerned about the things we prize most dearly. Our 'treasure' can only be in one of two places - in heaven or on earth. The things on earth, our possessions, are not safe. They offer no permanent security. Either they will leave us, or we will leave them. In fact, possessions are more likely to bring anxiety than security as we worry about losing them. Therefore, says Jesus, bank in heaven where things are secure, not on earth. Live your life for the things which last, not for those things which are impermanent.

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Anxiety can never be cured by getting more possessions, but it can be cured by the realisation that we have a heavenly Father who supplies all our needs, both physical and spiritual.

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So Jesus tells us to get our priorities right. The first thing to do is to live our lives under God's authority. Recognise that Jesus is the King. Also allow God's righteousness to dictate the way we live and act, and as we do this we are assured by God that he will provide the necessities of life. When we get our priorities right we discover the reality of a heavenly Father who cares for us and perhaps in these stressful days something almost as precious. Instead of anxiety we find contentment.

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Yours sincerely Alan Hogarth


Collections during November

Calendar for February 2018 Sun 4th 9.30 am Feb 9.30 am 11.00 am

Family Service Gal 5:22-26 (p 1172) JAM 'n' TOAST Family Service Gal 5:22-26 (p 1172)

St Barnabas’ Junior Church St Paul's St Paul’s W Hirst

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5th 12th 19th 26th

£50.10 £166.50 £96.02 £194.70

Monthly giving direct into bank in November £1060.00 Graveyard Fund

Sun 11th 9.30 am Parish Communion St Barnabas’ Phil 1:1-11 (p 1178) J Rowley John 15:1-8 (p 1083) N Hayes 9.30 am JAM 'n' TOAST St Paul's 11.00 am Parish Communion St Paul's Phil 1:1-11 (p 1178) J Platt John 15:1-8 (p 1083)

£40.00

from Mr A Clemson

Kenyan visit expenses donation £500.00 Anon Collections in December

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Sun 18th 9.30 am Morning Prayer To be decided 9.30 am JAM 'n' TOAST 11.00 am Morning Prayer To be decided

3rd 10th 17th 17th 24th 24th 25th 31st

St Barnabas’ S Hogarth St Paul's St Paul's S Corser

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Sun 25th 9.30 am Parish Communion 1 John 5:1-5 (p 1228) John 15:9-17 (p 1083) 9.30 am JAM 'n' TOAST 11.00 am Parish Communion 1 John 5:1-5 (p 1228) John 15:9-17 (p 1083)

St Barnabas’ S Hands J Taylor St Paul's St Paul's M Duggleby

£95.55 £81.00 £90.80 £119.15 Carol Service £82.50 £94.76 £64.64 £76.00

Monthly giving direct into bank in December £1050.00 Graveyard Fund £100.00 In memory of loved ones - Anon

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Sun 4th 9.30 am Mar 9.30 am 11.00 am

Family Service 1 John 3:1-6 (p 1126) JAM 'n' TOAST Toy Service Morning Prayer Ezekiel 18:25-32 (p 846) 1 John 3:1-6 (p 1126)

St Barnabas’ Junior Church St Paul's St Paul’s W Hirst

FAMILY BREAKFAST Saturday 3rd February St. Paul’s Church 9.00 am

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EVERYONE WELCOME Please let us know if you are coming

Forthcoming Events February 2018 Sat 3rd Sides person Date

Church Cleaning

Teas

Flowers St Paul's

9.00 am Family Breakfast at St.Paul’s With Jeff Fearnley Please let us know if you are coming

Wed 7th 1.00 pm Mothers’ Union 4th Feb Mrs Fowler & Sylvia & Sylvia & John Mr Duggleby Lily 11th

Mr Monks & Miss K Bullock

18th

Mr Baron & Mrs Aldred

25th

Mrs Platt & Mrs Bullock

4th March

Mrs Scanlon & Miss J Bullock

Wed 7th 7.00 pm PCC

Jen Whitehead F & L Ewen

Fri 9th

8.00 pm Youth Night at St James’, Chorley

Sat 10th 9.30 am Working Party in Churchyard Susan

Janice & Mike

Mike & Janice

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Louise Nuttall

Miss Walsh

Kate Turner

Mrs Baron

Ash Wednesday 7.30 pm Holy Communion at St Barnabas’, Heapey --oOo--

March 2018 Wed 7th 1.00 pm Mothers’ Union --oOo--

2018 february withnell  
2018 february withnell  
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