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TEAM TALK The Magazine of the Parish of St. Aidan and the Parish of St. George with St. Luke and St. Perran

Do you feel loved? Needed? Accepted?

June 2013


2nd June

8.30 am 9.30 am 11 am

Holy Communion (CW) at St Perran’s Holy Communion (CW) at St Aidan’s Morning Worship with Baptisms at St George’s

9th June

8.30 am 9.30 am 11 am

Holy Communion (CW) at St Perran’s Holy Communion (CW) at St Aidan’s Holy Communion (CW) at St George’s

16th June

10 am

Confirmation Team Service with Holy Communion at St George’s

23rd June

8.30 am 9.30 am 11 am

Holy Communion (CW) at St Perran’s Holy Communion (CW) at St Aidan’s Holy Communion (CW) at St George’s

30th June

8.30 am 9.30 am 11 am

Holy Communion (CW) at St Perran’s Holy Communion (CW) at St Aidan’s Holy communion (CW) at St George’s

7th July

8.30 am 9.30 am 11 am

Holy Communion (CW) at St Perran’s Holy Communion (CW) at St Aidan’s Morning Worship with Baptisms at St George’s

SERVICE OF CONFIRMATION Sunday 16th June - 10am - St. George’s Led by Rt. Revd. Robert Freeman, Bishop of Penrith All welcome - coffee and cake afterwards!

Saturday 6th July– 2pm to 4pm - St. George’s includes an official welcome to the Hornbys!

Have you visited our Team website?

SOUTH BARROW TEAM REGISTER Baptisms (at St. George’s Church, unless otherwise stated) 5th May 5th May 12th May

Alfie Sonny GREENWAY - born 14th February 2012 Maisy Grace JONES - born 10th May 2011 Florence Elizabeth NORTHEY - born 23rd November 2012

Weddings (at St. George’s Church, unless otherwise stated) 18th May

Andrew NAYLOR and Samantha DICKENS

Funerals (at Thorncliffe Crematorium, unless otherwise stated)

We extend our sympathy to the family and friends of: 19th April 23rd April 8th May 9th May 13th May 15th May 20th May 20th May 20th May 30th May

Peter SHEPPARD - aged 79; at St. George’s Church Jack DOCKER Michael OLDCORN (’Pip’) - aged 72; at St. George’s Church James WILKINSON - aged 81 Cedric EDMONDSON - aged 95 Dorothy BLANSHARD - aged 91; at St. Aidan’s Church Eunice HOWARD - aged 88 Denis McCLURE - aged 86 Pamela MOSS (’Gwen’) - aged 93 Norman BLACK - aged 86; at St. George’s Church

Enquiries about Thanksgiving for the Birth of a Child, Baptism, Weddings, Renewal of Marriage Vows and Funerals should be directed to Reverend Gary Cregeen.

‘OPEN HOUSE’ AND STRAWBERRY TEA 14th July - 3pm to 5pm - The Rectory, 98 Roose Road


report written by Dorothy Thistlethwaite The venue for our weekend away has been decided - Chester. The dates are Thursday 7th to Saturday 9th November. There are a few seats left so, if you’re interested please ring Elaine (582960) or Susan (871264) for more information.

I AM NOT ASHAMED OF THE GOSPEL Rediscovering Evangelism in the local Church Speaker -Rt. Revd. Mike Hill, Bishop of Bristol Join us in the lovely surroundings of Rydal Hall, near Ambleside, for a day of friendship, sharing and encouragement. The day begins at 10am and ends at 3.30pm Cost - £15 includes all refreshments and lunch Lifts from Barrow can be provided!


report written by Doreen Finch On 9th May, our speaker was Jean Grainger ; Jean played us some lovely music and songs ending with ’Always There’ which reminded us that God is always there in the good times and in bad. It was a lovely and uplifting afternoon. On 13th May, some of us enjoyed the Deanery Outing to Newcastle. It was a long journey but we enjoyed a lovely lunch and then afternoon tea in the cathedral; this was followed by a service and a tour of Newcastle Cathedral. Our speaker on 6th June was going to have been Linda Cronin but obviously she can’t be with us; therefore, we are going to have a poetry afternoon instead.

A BIG THANK YOU to those who helped and supported the recent Coffee Morning at St Perran’s in aid of Christian Aid over £206 was raised. Due to a European Union scheme, which encourages charitable giving, this amount will be TREBLED!

Saturday 15th June 2pm to 4pm St. Aidan’s

Therefore, over £825 will be sent to relieve those less fortunate than ourselves.


by Claire Coram Our caring staff are here to listen and advise you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week Barrow-in-Furness

103-105 Roose Road 01229 820517 Ulverston

Higgin House Cavendish Street 01229 582167

The Collective is an informal gathering, which meets on alternate Mondays at Grandma's Kitchen on Carlisle Street at 10 am. While relaxing over coffee, we read a passage/parable from the Bible, and then have a general discussion about what we’ve read and how it applies to us today; there’s also the opportunity to ask questions before we close with a prayer related to the passage.


report written by Pat Hughes

On 16th May, the Ulverston Writers attended our meeting. We had a very enjoyable afternoon; five people out of the group came and they all had some very interesting tales to tell. We look forward to Jill Jepson coming to talk to us on 30th May. On 13th June we will be holding our AGM and social afternoon, and on 27th June we will be going out for a meal. This event will be our last meeting until we meet again in September after the summer break.


written by the Team Rector, Revd. Gary Cregeen June marks a significant turning point in my life - it was in June 1992 that I was made redundant by Albright and Wilson - a large chemical works located in Whitehaven, until a few years ago. The announcement came as a surprise, especially as previous personal job appraisals had always been positive and affirming. Along with my colleagues I remember being summoned to the Personnel Department where we were told our ‘fate’, individually. Due to re-organisation I was told that I was “no longer part of the plan”. However, upon receiving this ‘bombshell’ I didn’t feel anger so much as pain. None of us like to be regarded as ’surplus to requirements’, do we? Well, that is how I felt and as you read this article you may identify with such feelings of hurt. However, as a Christian I knew that God, somehow, had a purpose for what was happening to me and around me, which provided a real sense of comfort, strength and peace. In the Bible, in Jeremiah, we read: “For I know the plans I have for you,”

declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future”. Despite what was happening around me and to me it was a wonderful assurance to know that I wasn’t ‘surplus to requirements’ in God’s eyes because none of us are. Do you realise you are loved, needed and accepted by God? Because you are! A short while ago I read one of the more obscure books in the Bible Lamentations. The book, also written by Jeremiah, contains graphic detail of his grief following the destruction of Jerusalem. In his lament Jeremiah reflects on the need for God’s people to return to God and the wonderful compassion that awaits those who return to Him. Hence, the call for repentance or ‘turning back’ in Lamentations 3 v.40: ‘Let us examine our ways and test them, and let us return to the Lord’. There are turning points in each of our lives which provoke us to take a long look at who we are

and to contemplate the big questions of life, about what is important. For me redundancy was such a ‘turning point’ for others it can be the wonder (as well as the awesome responsibility) of becoming a parent or grandparent; for others it can be bereavement or illness or retirement. Such milestones in our lives can cause us ‘take stock’, especially in relation to God and His Son, Jesus Christ. In the Church in South Barrow we have a significant number of Baptisms each year; in the baptism service we acknowledge Jesus Christ as the ‘source of all being and life, the One for whom we exist’. In a nutshell, this is key to finding true purpose and meaning in life - as a man called Zacchaeus discovered almost 2000 years ago and as countless others have discovered since. A desire Zacchaeus was a wealthy man and apparently lacked nothing that money could buy. He had the status of being a chief tax-collector with people working under him and had no doubt been promoted many times. He had success, but at a cost. Tax collectors (in those days!) had a reputation for

corruption and collaborating with the occupying Roman power. Thus, he was ostracised and unpopular, and was known locally as a ‘sinner’. His parents had called him Zacchaeus meaning “the righteous one” - but now perhaps he had no time from God. However, despite all his money and success there was still something amiss in Zacchaeus’ life. When he heard Jesus was in town “he wanted to see who Jesus was”. His desire to see Jesus was not just out of curiosity, Zacchaeus realised he had a need. A difficulty But like many who seek Jesus he ran into difficulty. For some it is a sceptical friend, a bad habit or a secret ambition. For Zacchaeus it was a practical problem - he was small and unable to see Jesus. However, he quickly overcame his problem by scrambling into a tree where he could see Jesus but remain unseen by Him (keeping a ‘safe’ distance!). However, Zacchaeus did not realise that you cannot hide from Jesus. Jesus insists that anonymous acquaintances should give way to close encounters! Continued on page 10

Do you feel loved? Needed? Accepted? - continued from page 9 A decision Jesus knew him and called him by his name, “Zacchaeus”; (God knows all about us too). Until this close encounter Zacchaeus had not realised that Jesus loved him in spite of his sin. You see, at this point, Jesus was on His way to Jerusalem to die on the Cross for sinners - people like Zacchaeus, people like us (look up Galatians 2 v.20). Furthermore, he did not realise that Jesus required a response, “Zacchaeus, come down immediately”. So, how did he respond? Zacchaeus obeyed Jesus and humbled himself; he climbed down from the tree immediately - he didn’t put it off. Furthermore, Jesus sought hospitality from Zacchaeus which made him feel needed and accepted.. A difference Consequently, we’re told that he welcomed Jesus gladly. And the result? A transformed life. Zacchaeus had found acceptance, forgiveness and a totally new start. The mess of the past had been cleared up. He had found freedom from the rat-race. He had discovered that his future was secure through a relationship with Jesus Christ which was to go on for ever. Cheating gave way to honesty; greed to generosity. His relationship with Jesus made a difference and put everything else into perspective. Zacchaeus’ encounter with Jesus was life-changing; he discovered what it really means to be loved, needed and accepted - have you?

Ordination of Matt Hornby 30th June - Carlisle Cathedral - 10.30am Tickets can be obtained (free) for those who would like to attend the Ordination Service. Please sign up on the sheet at the back of church as soon as possible - by 16th June at the latest.

THE KESWICK CONVENTION 2013 ‘The Transforming Trinity—knowing the Triune God’

SATURDAY 13 JULY – FRIDAY 2 AUGUST Have you ever been to the Keswick Convention? Don’t miss the Keswick experience this year. Life-changing Bible teaching and uplifting worship all set in the fabulous Lake District - there really is something for everyone. Inspiring preaching, practical seminars, challenging lectures and lively evening celebrations all combine to make Keswick a ‘must do’ this summer. For general log onto the Keswick Convention website: The Keswick Convention is committed to helping people to grow in their faith through relevant and faithful Bible teaching.

We would like local businesses and groups to advertise in this magazine. While providing publicity for the advertiser, the income would support the local church in South Barrow.

Articles for July and August’s Team Talk should be forwarded to Revd. Gary Cregeen by 23rd June at the latest.

At the back of each Team church are letters for would-be advertisers, along with details of cost.

The annual subscription for Team Talk is only £5 for the year (if posted, please add £5). Cheques should be made payable to ‘St George with St Luke PCC’ and forwarded to Pat Hughes, 24 Kent Street, Barrow-in-Furness, LA13 9QT.

Do you know individuals, organisations or businesses who may be willing to support the magazine?

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This puzzle consists of 26 rows of letters with one empty space in each row. There is one place for each letter of the alphabet in the 26 empty squares. Fill in each letter so that a word of at least ďŹ ve letters is formed reading across only. Not all the letters in each row are used; it's up to you to discover which ones are needed to complete the right words. Some of the letters may ďŹ t in more than one of the empty squares to complete words; however only one arrangement of all the letters of the alphabet will complete a word in each row. Solution on page 15


COG SLOG 23rd June - 2.30pm A walk to Furness Abbey, returning to St Perran’s for a shared tea at 5pm and a worship service at 6pm. Come along - even if for only part of the event everyone (plus dogs) welcome!

TOWNS WOMEN’S GUILD Strawberry Tea 18th June - 2pm

SALTHOUSE CHURCHES Strawberry Tea 30th June - 4pm followed by a short service at 5pm

SONGS OF PRAISE 5th July - 7pm Come along for an evening of favourite hymns and songs. If you would like to choose one which is special to you, please contact Martin Williams on 830844.

COFFEE MORNINGS Every Thursday 9.30am to10.45am


One day, a little girl was sitting and watching her mother do the dishes at the kitchen sink. She suddenly noticed that her mother had several strands of white hair sticking out in contrast on her brunette head. She looked at her mother and inquisitively asked, 'Why are some of your hairs white, Mum?' Her mother replied, 'Well, every time that you do something wrong and make me cry or unhappy, one of my hairs turns white.’

A teacher was giving a lesson on the circulation of the blood. Trying to make the matter clearer, she said, 'Now, class, if I stood on my head, the blood, as you know, would run into it, and I would turn red in the face.' 'Yes,' the class said. 'Then why is it that while I am standing upright in the ordinary position the blood doesn't run into my feet?' A little fellow shouted, 'Cause your feet aren't empty.'

The children were lined up in the cafeteria of a Catholic elementary school for lunch. At the head of the table was a large pile of apples. The nun made a note, and posted on the apple tray: 'Take only ONE. God is watching.' Moving further along the lunch line, at the other end of the table was a large pile of chocolate chip cookies. A child had written a note, 'Take all you want. God is watching the apples.'

A ood was on its way, forcing everyone to evacuate. The police rowed up to the most pious woman in town and said, "Ma'am, you have to leave this house! People are dying out here!" The woman replied, "No, I'm not leaving. God has always helped me before, and He will do it again." So as the water started to rise, she went to the second story of her house. Another boat came by, and the captain yelled, "Ma'am, you have to get on this boat or you're going to drown!" The woman replied again, "No, God helped me before, and He will do it again." The water rose even higher. This time she went to the top of the roof, where a helicopter came and hovered overhead. The pilot called into his loudspeaker, "Please climb aboard, ma'am. You are going to drown!" The women snied and again replied, "God is going to save me!" But the water rose higher, and soon she drowned to death. She went to Heaven, and there she asked God, "Why didn't you save me, O Lord?" And God replied, "I did help - I sent you two boats and a helicopter!"


TEAM CONTACT DETAILS all telephone numbers begin 01229 Team Rector and Rural Dean of Barrow

Revd. Gary Cregeen, The Rectory, 98 Roose Road, LA13 9RL 877367

Team Vicar


Assistant Curates Revd Jo Northey, 36 Thorncliffe Road, LA14 1BX 826487

From July 2013

Revd Matt Hornby, The Vicarage, 98a Roose Road , LA13 9RL 877755

Churchwardens Ted Fenton (St George’s w. St Luke’s and St Perran’s) Peter Gardner (St Aidan’s) Jean Mease (St George’s w. St Luke’s and St Perran’s) Geraldine Southam (St George’s w. St Luke’s and St Perran’s) Madge Wignall (St Aidan’s)

820408 825870 829923 466327 820484

PCC Treasurers Pat Liddicott (St George’s w. St Luke’s and St Perran’s) Sheila Darlington (St Aidan’s)


PCC Secretaries Alison Otto (St George’s w. St Luke’s and St Perran’s) Carole Williamson (St Aidan’s)

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Vergers Geraldine Southam (St George’s w. St Luke’s and St Perran’s) Keith Cockburn (St Aidan’s)

466327 826692

Hall Lettings Secretaries: Ted and Ruth Fenton (St George’s and St Perran’s) Keith Cockburn (St Aidan’s)

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Weekly Team Newsletter Judy Cowsill


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