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Sunday 14th October 2012
Prayer at St Chad’s •
Following last week's sermon on blessing. Write a list of 10 people or communies to bless, then take me to bless each one.
Pray for the work of The Wellspring in Stockport, caring for and feeding the Homeless.
Reaping and Sowing I menoned in the last noce-sheet that I had to come fresh and think carefully about communicang about Harvest at Romiley Primary school. Well I missed a trick there! Had I taken the me to listen to my sons and ﬁnd out what they’d rehearsed for the assemblies, I’d have discovered that the theme for the juniors was ‘Reaping and Sowing’! Now that’s a subject which has an abundance of possibilies for teaching about God’s kingdom! [For a start it’s true with parenng; if you listen to your children, there’s a higher chance that they’ll listen to you!] The ﬁrst thing I want to menon this week is reaping. We’re hoping to reap a wonderful harvest of donaons from amongst us this weekend to give to Wellspring, in order that we can support the wonderful work they do in feeding and helping rehabilitate homeless people. (If you’re receiving this via email – then there’s sll me to bring donaons of non-perishable food or money for Sunday).
Pray for those who work in praccal ways to grow God's church. For administrators, Chrisan publishers, Chrisan media & others.
For Elle & Paul Bird as they prepare to come and join us in Romiley and Elle becomes our new head of Youth & Children's ministry.
Then there’s sowing. As children of God, we sow in so many ways. Through loving kindness, through generous giving, through serving others, sharing God’s truth with people and in every act of living according to God’s kingdom. All of this sows seeds which bear fruit.
For Rev Alex Sanders, new vicar of St.Thomas Mellor as she is installed as vicar there on Tuesday 16th.
Another way is through praying. When we pray, we are sowing into the unseen realm into the future of our church. In many ways the Bible shows us that through prayer, we shape what is yet to come. I really believe that through our focus on prayer this term and then ge4ng into healthy on-going value of praying together, we are se4ng the course for where we go as a church.
For David & Audrey Bomford as they visit Maria's Care School in Kamuli.
For our PCC, as we meet this week. For wisdom, inspiraon and unity.
Cut along the strip and sck our weekly diary and prayer points in your bag/bible!
Two new opportunies to pray are coming up. The ﬁrst is the evening of prayer on Wednesday 17th Oct at 7.309.30pm in the church. The last evening was so encouraging and we want to press on in praising, blessing and interceding for our life as a church and our local community. Also, next Sunday, 21st October, we’re going to run a Warrior Prayer workshop twice; the aim being to enable more people to come by oﬀering mes that suit a wider range of us, including those with young children. They will run in the Guywood from 4-5.30pm and 6.30-8pm. Please do come and join us for one of those mes. The teaching will be idencal in both so you only need a6end one! Have a great week, Richard
Opportunies to pray together Following our wonderful evening of prayer recently, we're going to gather again to pray for our church life and seek God together in prayer, praise and worship. We will be having an evening of prayer on Wednesday 17th October 7.30-9.30pm in the church. Prayer & warfare workshop On Sunday 21st October Richard will follow up his morning teaching on ’Warrior Prayer’ with an interacve workshop on Prayer and Spiritual warfare. It will run TWICE that day at 4-5.30pm and 6.30-8pm Guywood Centre—hopefully enabling more to a6end. Including both teaching and prayer together, we encourage all of St Chad's to come and join us. This is a workshop Richard has taught a number of mes in diﬀerent contexts and we hope that it will be a really signiﬁcant evening for us moving forwards together as a church. Chrisan Relief Uganda David and Audrey Bomford visit Uganda October 16th to November 2nd They ask for your prayers as they prepare, travel and work with the staﬀ and children at Maria's Care, Kamuli. A leaﬂet about their trip with a Prayer of Blessing is on the round table at the back of church. If you feel you would like to support this work please take a CRU Newsle6er from the table, or call them on 0161 427 5530.
Lost coat - church coat rack A lady’s plum coloured rain coat appears to have gone missing from the coat rack, by the toilets, at the back of church. Can you check whether you might have taken this by mistake a couple of weeks ago? If so - or if you have found this coat please can you contact Jan in the church oﬃce? Thanks! Harvest Today we are celebrang Harvest in support of Wellspring (Stockport) Please leave all donaons at the front of church and any money donaons in the box provided. Many thanks
Autumn Hoe Down Following the success of the Hoe Down/Barn Dance last year with the ceilidh band Ad Hoc, we intend to repeat the event this year. The date for your diaries is 3rd November and will again take place in the Guywood Centre. To encourage young folk and families to join in we intend to start at 6.00pm and ﬁnish at 9.30. It will again be free and you do not need to get ckets. More details later. Ken Earith Upcoming dates
CARE for the Family event Care for the Family’s naonal tour for “GeOng your kids through church without them ending up hang God!” comes to Eccles (The Lighthouse, 12 Centenary Park, Eccles, M50 1RE) on Thursday 15th November, 7.30pm. This promises to be an evening of hope and inspiraon for anyone with a passion for children and young people. Tickets are £5 available from www.gyktc.org.uk or by phoning 029 2081 0800. Chadkirk Deanery Away Day Saturday 17th November At Chester Cathedral 10.30am-5.30pm Open to all. For details contact Jenny Kidd 01663 762063 or Judith Shiel 0161 427 4155
This Sunday (14th October) is an 11.00am All Age Service – all children and families staying together in church! . Sunday 21st October – Kids@Guywood (3s-11). Drop oﬀ from 10.45am. PCC Meeng Thursday 18th October, 7.45pm at the Lifecentre. Memorial Service St Chads will be holding their annual Memorial Service for the bereaved on Sunday 18th November at 4pm. This is open to all, so please do invite those who you know who are grieving as this is a wonderful opportunity for healing and comfort.
The week ahead…. Monday 15th 3.30pm Fireworks Tuesday 16th 10.00am Li6le Lights 5.45pm Fuel Wednesday 17th 10.00am Sparklers 11.00am Holy Communion 7.30pm Evening of Prayer in church Thursday 18th 10.00am Stars 10.00am Prayers in the Upper Room 7.45pm PCC Meeng Sunday 21st 9.15am Parish Communion 11.00am Service (Kids @ Guywood) 6.30pm Prayer & Warfare Workshop In Guywood Church Oﬃce 1-5 Stockport Road Romiley, Stockport SK6 4BN phone (0161) 430 4652 email oﬃce@stchadsromiley.co.uk web www.stchadsromiley.co.uk Tue - Fri 9 - 5pm Jill Hookway Monday - Wednesday 0161 430 1138. firstname.lastname@example.org Cake sale to twin a toilet! Today in Church Thomas Goddard will be running a cake sale to raise money for Toilet Twinning! With cakes on sale from 50p, all money will go towards providing a toilet for a community without access to a latrine. All members of FUEL (our mid-week group for children in years 3-6) are raising money towards this project, run by Tearfund in partnership with CORD. Tech News!!! Sermon podcasts are now available! Subscribe to them at iTunes! Listen again—or if you missed the service!