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The South Barrow Bulletin

The Newsletter of the Parish of St. Aidan and the Parish of St. George with St. Luke and St. Perran

A warm welcome to all who worship with us on this Remembrance Sunday! This morning we especially give thanks to God for His deliverance of our nation in times of war and danger; we remember with gratitude the courage & devotion of those who through death, injury or bereavement, suffered to bring peace & freedom to our world; and we pray for peace and justice, not least during present conflicts. As a church family we seek to know Jesus better, to make Him better known and to encourage one another in Christian faith and life. For more details about Sunday and mid-week activities, please pick up the Autumn 2013 Programme Card and the current Church magazine, Team Talk, Talk from the back of all Team churches.

NEXT SUNDAY - 17th NOVEMBER 10am - St. Aidan’ Aidan’s - TeamHoly Communion Led by Revd. Gary Cregeen Preacher - Andy Ward, Barrow Network Youth Church Minister

BIBLE READINGS AND HYMNS Romans 5:1-8 John 15:9-17 MP 188, 122, 456 and 498


OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD sends a message of hope to children in desperate situations around the world through gift-filled boxes and Christian literature. The programme provides an opportunity for individuals of all ages to be involved in a simple hands-on project that reaches out to suffering children, while focusing on the true meaning of Christmas – Jesus Christ, God’s greatest gift. Thank you to all those who have provided gift -filled shoeboxes already - today (Sunday 10th) is the last day to deliver boxes; if you still intend to do this, please deliver themto The Rectory, 98 Roose Road - thank you!

For more information, please contact Julie Cregeen on 877367

CHRISTMAS FAIR AT ST. AIDAN’S The St Aidan’s Brownies and Rainbows are having a Christmas Fair on Saturday 23rd November to raise funds for their trip to Muncaster Castle to celebrate the Brownies’ 100th birthday. The Brownies will serve tea and coffee etc. Please sign up at the back of church if you would like to help with donating prizes, cakes, or helping on the day!

from God’s Word.

For more information, please contact Matt or Caroline Hornby.

HAND KNITTED SCARVES Pat Crooks has continued to be busy hand-knitting an array of colourful neck scarves. At only £8 each, each they make the ideal Christmas gift and they’re practical too! To view a selection of scarves, or to place an order, please contact Pat on 01229 821752. 821752 All proceeds will go to the St. Aidan’ Aidan’s Restoration Fund. Fund

HOME GROUP The Home Group has begun to look at St Luke’s Gospel on Wednesday evenings at 8 pm at The Vicarage, 98a Roose Road. Whynot join others for this relaxed and encouraging time of learning together

A huge thank you to all who cooked, baked, washed up, manned the activities and came to join in with our


second Messy Church last Sunday. It was a great success with 36 children and their grown ups Attending; we modelled balloons, created a collage, stuck our hands in the gloop and got all chocolaty in the chocolate fountain, before thanking God for all He made and then enjoying a superb pasta tea together. It was a fun, friendly relaxed atmosphere where people could come and learn a bit more about our amazing creator God. Thank you to all the team who make this possible! The next Messy Team Meeting will be convened soon to plan for 1st December, when we will have a Christmas theme, celebrating Jesus' Birthday Party!

THIS WEEK’S DIARY We've opened a brand new Rainbows Unit at St. George's!

Mon 11th - 10am St, Aidan’s PCC

Rainbows is all about developing self-confidence, building friendships, learning new things and having fun - girls get their hands dirty with arts and crafts, trying out cooking and playing games

Tues 12th - 10am Barrow Clergy Chapter

St. Aidan’s Vestry

St. John’s, Barrow Isl. Tues 12th - 7.30pm St. George’s PCC

Rectory Weds 13th - 10am Holy Communion

St. Aidan’s - HG Rainbows is all about learning by doing, take part in lots of different activities with girls their own age (5-7 years old). We will meet between 4.30pm and 5.30 pm each Wednesday If you have daughters, granddaughters or neighbours with girls aged between 5-7, please tell them about St George’s Rainbows. If you want any more information on our unit, please see Claire Coram or e-mail rainbows.leaders @gmail.com

Weds 13th - 10am Clergy Day

Rheged - GC, JN, MH Weds 13th - noon Roose Methodists Soup Lunch

St. Perran’s Weds 13th - 6pm PULSE Youth Club

St. Aidan’s Hall Weds 13th - 7.30pm St. George’s Guild

St. George’s Hall Thurs 14th - 2pm St, Luke’s MU

St. George’s Hall Sat 16th - 10am Table Top Sale

St. George’s Hall


PRAYER POINTERS

embroiled in current conflicts and for those seeking to secure peace.

Lord God, Please pray for … those who suffer as a result of war. those who are sick Jean Hills, Rosey Hendley, Kerrin Crookes, Clifford Kendall, Aldyth Dodd, Thelma Thompson, Stephen Livesey, Paul and Claire Coulson, Marjorie Gorry, Ada Hickton, Nicola Grainger, Mavis Davies, Jean Bland, John Mills, Edna Dobson, Joan Dixon, Ged Harris and Jake Fearon. the bereaved the families and friends of Fred Carradus. the bereaved and the lonely; the refugees and the homeless; the handicapped and the mentally distressed Ask God to comfort their hearts, strengthen their faith, and grant them His peace; pray for places

we live in disturbing days, across the world, prices rise, debts increase, banks and countries ‘collapse’, collapse’, jobs are aken away, and fragile security is under threat. Loving God, meet us in our fear and hear our prayer: be a tower of strength amidst the shifting sands, and a light in the darkness; help us receive your gift of peace, and fix our hearts where true joys are to be found, in Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen If you know someone who is unwell and would appreciate prayer please give their names to either Gary, Jo, Matt or Judy Cowsill (829710).

COLLECT FOR THE THIRD SUNDAY BEFORE ADVENT

God, our refuge and strength Bring near the day when wars shall cease and pocerty and pain shall end, that earth may know the peace of heaven Through Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen

USEFUL CONTACTS Team Rector Revd Gary Cregeen 01229 877367 gary@sbtchurches.co.uk

Assistant Curates Revd Jo. Northey 01229 826487 jo@sbtchurches.co.uk

Revd Matt. Hornby 01229 877755 matt@sbtchurches.co.uk


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