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The Parish of St George with St Luke & St Perran and The Parish of St Aidan A very warm welcome to St Perran’s, St Aidan’s or St George’s. Everyone likes a good story, especially when there’s a surprise at the end. Jesus is famous for the stories He told and many people sll read and listen to His words today. Why? — because Jesus’ words seem to understand us and explain us. They open up the way for us to know God. In ‘Tales of the Unexpected’, a new sermon series which began two weeks ago, we’ll uncover some startling encounters involving Jesus and some startling stories that He told, in Luke’s Gospel. These stories and encounters will help us to Next Sunday understand who Jesus is, why He 3rd February came, and the difference He can make for people today; we’ll also find 8.30 am Holy Communion some surprising things about at St Perran’s, Roose with ourselves, about God and about life. Revd Linda Cronin As a church family in South Barrow we seek to learn more about God and encourage one another in Chrisan faith and life. For more details about Sunday and Mid-week acvies, please pick up the new Spring 2013 Programme at the back of church today.

9.30 am Holy Communion at St Aidan’s with Revd. Linda Cronin Preacher: Revd Gary Cregeen 10.30 am Tea & Toast at St Georges

11 am Morning Worship with Bapsms at St George’s with Revd. Linda Cronin Preacher: Revd Gary Cregeen

Barrow Foodbank News

Works at St. George’s

Items urgently needed are 500g bags of sugar, UHT fruit juice, nned sponge puddings and toilet rolls they have plenty of beans and nned soups!

Work to improve the lighng, heang and sound system , as well as to install a PowerPoint projector and screen, at St George’s, has begun - this work has been under consideraon for some me has become a reality following an generous grant of up to £11,000 from the Diocese, plus a further £3000 granted this last week!

Warehouse volunteers are urgently needed - warehouse work does involve some bending and liAing of heavy boxes, sorng and stacking food and packing parcels ready for distribuon. If you can spare the odd half day to help, please contact Bev at, or complete a volunteer form available from your church rep.

READINGS Isaiah 49:1-7 Luke 14:1-14 Items for next week’s Newsleer to Judith Cowsill at or 829710 by 31st January—thanks

The work is likely to take around four weeks to complete, due mainly to the extensive re-wiring - while the contractor will endeavour to keep disrupon to a minimum this may not always be possible. The main areas aected will be the church building itself and the Pennington Room; the hall is not aected. Our building were built ‘for the glory of God’’; as we consider the current state of our buildings across the South Barrow Team, along with their present and future use, pray for guidance and clarify in seeking a clear vision of how the buildings entrusted to us might be a resource and not a restricon to sharing the good news of Jesus Christ in whom alone there is a certain hope and a bright future. If you have any queries or quesons relang to the current work, please do not hesitate to contact a Churchwarden or the clergy.

Thank You Geraldine Southam and Jean Mease would like to say a big THANK YOU to the faithful band of people who helped to make the Table Top Sale and Coffee morning a success although the weather did deter people from turning out, we did manage to raise £114 for church funds. Geraldine and Jean would especially like to thank Jean Elwell and BeGy Foster, who worked relessly in the kitchen to provide refreshments without them, we all would have gone hungry! We hope to have another sale towards the end of March - please watch this space!

St. Aidan’s Offertory Envelopes The new weekly envelopes, starng from 3rd March, will be available at St Aidan's from today. There will also be a list to note your name and address against the number of the set of boxes you have taken. Please also complete the column to show if you are a UK taxpayer, and if so, please complete a GiA Aid declaraon and return to Sheila Darlington. The GiA Aid forms also have a pledge form aGached - if you do not wish to complete this, just complete the Gif Aid part. If you know anyone unable to aGend church, but who would like a box, please take one for them and note on the list.

In June, we look forward to welcoming MaG Hornby as Assistant Curate in the South Barrow Team Ministry, along with his wife, Caroline, their twoyear-old daughter, Rachel and son, Thomas who was born on 8 January! We congratulate Caroline & MaG on the birth of a son, and Rachel on the birth of her liGle brother! MaG will be ordained at Carlisle Cathedral on Sunday 30 June.

This Week in South Barrow Monday 28th 10am Ministry Team Meeng - Rectory 2pm Barrow Deanery Marriage Preparaon Planning - Rectory 7.30pm Churchwardens’ Meeng Rectory Tuesday 29th 3pm SHAPE - St. A’s Vicarage - Linda 7.30pm St. George’s PCC Standing CommiGee Meeng - Rectory Wednesday 30th 10am Team Mid-week Holy Communion at St Aidan’s - Linda 10am Barrow Foodbank Trustees visit to Ulverston Foodbank - Ted and Gary Thursday 31st 10.40am School Assembly - St George’s School - Linda 2pm St Luke’s MU AGM - St. George’s

SOUTH BARROW TEAM MOTTO FOR 2013 “The LORD Himself goes before you and will be with you; He will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid, do not be discouraged.�

Deuteronomy 31 v. 8

Collect for the third Sunday of Epiphany God of all mercy, your Son proclaimed good news to the poor, release to the capves and freedom to the oppressed - anoint us with your Holy Spirit and set all your people free to praise you in Christ our Lord. Amen Please pray for‌ + policians and parliament; pray for honesty, courage and integrity among those in public oďŹƒce. + those who have recently been bereaved and facing the new year without a loved one; remember especially the family and friends of James Peel, Brian Aitkin, Rose Waddington, Marian Lister, Elizabeth Kneale, Alice Pyne and Kingsman Dave Shaw. + those who are unwell, and for those who care for them, especially Vera Smith, Clive Gillhespey, Mavis Davies, Pat Dixon, Paul Coulson & Jake Fearon*. Pray too for those who are anxious, despairing or lonely. Mahew.25 v.40 + the Holy Spirit to govern and direct your life in 2013 to empower you to live for Christ and His glory. + all the acvies within the life of the local church - that Jesus Christ will be at the centre of all that we do, for His glory & for the growth of His kingdom. *If you know someone who is unwell and would appreciate prayer please give their names to either Gary, Jo., Linda or Judy