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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 - especially to the Reverend Joanna Henson, ministering at St. Aidan’s and St. Geroge’s today! 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’, 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 understand who Jesus is, why He came, and the difference He can make for people today; we’ll also find some surprising things about ourselves, about God and about life. 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 Next Sunday Sunday and Mid-week acvies, 17th February please pick up the Spring Programme at the back of church today. 10 am Team Service at St Aidan’s Also, copies of the February Team Talk Preacher: Revd. Linda Cronin magazine are available—collect your Refreshments a erwards copy and buy one for a friend!


Thanksgiving and Farewell Service for the Cronins Sunday 10th March - 10.30am - St. George’s Church Followed by refreshments in the Hall

You are warmly invited to a?end this Team Service. Offers of sandwiches, cakes, scones etc. for the refreshments would be most welcome - please sign up on the list at the back of church. If you would like to contribute to a farewell giF for Linda and Steve, please use a special envelope marked ‘GiF for Linda and Steve’, and give this to Pat Liddico?, Sheila Darlington or one of the Churchwardens by Friday 8th March, please.

Table Top Sale Have you started spring cleaning or de-clu?ering? If so, would you consider donang items to a table top sale at St. Aidan’s on 17th February, between 2pm and 4pm - thank you!

READINGS

St Aidan’s Weekly Envelopes

Ezekiel 34:1-11 Luke 16:1-15

Please remember to write your name and address on the list against the box number you have taken, and complete a giF aid form if you are a UK taxpayer, and return to Sheila Darlington - thank you.

Items for next week’s Newsleer to Judith Cowsill at judecowsill@hotmail.co.uk or 829710 by 14th February - thanks


Disciples Together (Lent 2013) growing in faith and maturity with one another!

Last September you may recall being invited to submit various slips of paper containing your dreams for the local church and your hopes for the future. The PCC spent a useful morning pondering these responses as we consider God’s plans for His Church in South Barrow. The call to ‘grow disciples’ lies at the heart of the Vision of Bishop James and the Carlisle diocese and ‘Disciples Together’ will seek to enable us to: •

explore what it means to be members of the Body of Christ locally

ask ‘what is the Church for?’ and ‘are we really growing disciples?’

consider our strengths and weaknesses as disciple-growing churches

spark ideas for future acon together in our church communies.

The meengs planned for Lent 2013 will be informal and informave; there will be the opportunity to ask quesons and to discuss the following areas: MATURITY OF FAITH Tuesday 19 February at 7.30 pm or Thursday 21 February at 2pm PRAYER & WORSHIP Monday 25 February at 7.30 pm or Thursday 28 February at 2pm QUALITY OF RELATIONSHIPS Tuesday 5 March at 7.30 pm or Thursday 7 March at 2 pm COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT Monday 11 March at 7.30 pm or Thursday 14 March at 2 pm EVANGELISM Tuesday 19 March at 7.30 pm or Thursday 21 March at 2 pm c

Evenings at The Rectory, 98 Roose Road and aFernoons at St. George’s Hall.


This Week in South Barrow

Tuesday 12th 10am Barrow Deanery Chapter Meeng - Co-Op Funeralcare Wednesday 13th 10am Ash Wednesday Holy Communion at St Aidan’s - Gary 11.30am - Funeral - Hazel GABRYS Thorncliffe Crematorium 7pm Ash Wednesday Holy Communion at St. Perran’s - Horace

Ash Wednesday Holy Communion in South Barrow 10am at St. Aidan’s with Revd. Gary Cregeen 7pm at St. Perran’s with Revd. Horace Grainger Do come along as we embark into Lent 2013 everyone welcome!

Collect for the Sunday next before Lent Holy God, you know the disorder of our sinful lives; set straight our crooked hearts and bend our wills to love your goodness and your glory - in Jesus Christ, our Lord Amen. Please pray for… God’s help and enabling during Lent; may we examine our own hearts, against His revealed purposes in the Bible, and respond accordingly. the Furness General Hospital; for staff, paents and volunteers - give thanks that maternity services will be retained. the recently bereaved, especially family and friends of Alice Pyne, Kingsman Dave Shaw, Samuel Mellen, Thomas John Hickey, William Wilson Duncan and Hazel Gabrys. those who are unwell, and for those who care for them, especially Denise Downing, Joan Dixon, Clive Gillhespey, Ada Hickton, Mavis Davies, Pat Dixon, Paul Coulson & Jake Fearon*. Pray too for those who are anxious, despairing or lonely. Mahew.25 v.40 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 and for the growth of His kingdom - and for Linda and Steve, as they prepare to move. *If you know someone who is unwell and would appreciate prayer please give their names to either Gary, Jo., Linda or Judy

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