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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 St. Perran’s, St. Aidan’s and St. George’s ... … as we celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ who is Emmanuel - ‘God with us’ us’. It may be that we have sung the carols and heard the Christmas story many times before and the most important event in history has become dulled by familiarity — ask God to help you to recapture a sense of wonder and to discover with surprise the amazing fact that the Creator of the universe has shown Himself in a newborn baby in order to reconcile us to Himself. 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 - 5th JANUARY

8.30am - St. Perran’ Perran’s - Holy Communion Revd. Horace Grainger 9.30am - St. Aidan’ Aidan’s - Morning Prayer Revd. Matt Hornby 10.30am - St. George’ George’s - Holy Communion Revd. Elaine Bates Sermon by Revd. Gary Cregeen

BIBLE READINGS AND HYMNS

Isaiah 49:1-7 Luke 2:8-20 HOandN 283, 34, 477 and 253


ST. AIDAN’S CHURCH Please check out the proposed plans for St. Aidan’s on display we hope that you, alongside existing hall users, members of the local community, parish councillors and other potential hall users will feel able to comment on them. Forms are available for this purpose - your views matter.

THANK YOU ‘Thank You’ to: •

those who spent time decorating the South Barrow Team churches to Holker Hall Estate who supplied the Christmas trees at St. George’s and St. Aidan’s. those who gave donations towards the cost of flowers.

The churches look great as we celebrate the birth of our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ!

HOME GROUPS ‘Home Groups’ provide an opportunity to meet together to pray, to discuss the Bible and to ask questions. Any question is permitted (though we can't always guarantee an answer!) There are two Home Groups in South Barrow which meet at 8pm on •

Tuesdays at 65 Greengate Street Wednesdays at The Vicarage, 98a Roose Road. Road

These informal meetings begin with tea/coffee and biscuits/cake, following by an explanation and discussion on a Bible passage and prayer,

ending no later than 9.30pm. 9.30pm The Home Groups restart on 7th and 8th January 2014 respectively - why don’t you make a resolution to come along!

MESSY CHURCH It’ It’s Church but not as we know it! ‘Messy Church’ is for adults and children to enjoy together. It's all-age. it's fun. it’s aim is to introduce Jesus, to give an opportunity to encounter Him and to grow closer to Him. The next Messy Church is at 3pm on Sunday 2nd February at St. George’ George’s Hall. Hall


PRAYER POINTERS Please give thanks for … Jesus Christ - born to be our Saviour. Pray that as a result our joy may be deeper, our worship more real, and our lives worthier of all that God has done for us through the sending of His Son.

‘Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners’ sinners’. Please pray for … those who are sick Jean BLAND Paul and Claire COULSON Eddie CREAGH Kerrin CROOKES Mavis DAVIES Edna DOBSON Jake FEARON Marjorie GORRY Nicola GRAINGER Helen HALL Rosey HENDLEY Ada HICKTON Kathleen KAVANAGH Stephen LIVESEY Angel Grace McSKIMMINGS Amanda MAITLAND

Lisa OPIE Thelma THOMPSON Choy Chak WAH those in need this Christmas - for those who are feeling particularly lonely and the bereaved especially those facing Christmas without a loved one, perhaps for the first time those in residential care as a new year approaches, approaches ask God to reveal His perfect will to you and prepare you for everything He will give us to do at home, in church, and in our places of work and recreation.

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 FIRST SUNDAY OF CHRISTMAS Almighty God who wonderfully created us in your own image and yet more wonderfully restored us through you Son Jesus Christ: grant that, as he came to share in our humanity, so may we share the life of his divinity; who is alive and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen


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 gary@sbtchurches.co.uk

Team Vicar

Vacant

Assistant Curates

Revd Jo Northey, 36 Thorncliffe Road, LA14 1BX 826487 Jo@sbtchurches.co.uk Revd Matt Hornby, The Vicarage, 98a Roose Road , LA13 9RL 877755 matt@sbtchurches.co.uk

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)

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

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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)

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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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