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St Chad’s Notices Contact: ofice@stchadsromiley.co.uk

Sunday 30th September 2012

Prayer at St Chad’s •

Ask the Holy Spirit to prompt you of one friend or family member who you can pray for. Then take time to pray for God's blessing and love to touch their life.

Pray for our local MP & councillors, for blessing on them and their relaonships with one another.

Pray for all those couples geng married in St Chads this year. That God would be their strength and centre of their marriage.

Pray for all those who work in educaon.

Pray for our neighbouring Parish St Barnabas Bredbury Green & their leaders Bernard & Irene Sword.

Pray for those who lead small groups in St Chad's that they would connue to grow in Love, faith and hope.

Cut along the strip and sck our weekly diary and prayer points in your bag/bible!

READ A BOOK - CHALLENGE As part of this term's focus on prayer, I want to encourage every person in St Chad's to try and read (at least) 1 book on prayer between now and Christmas. Reading takes us deeper into a subject and gives God opportunity to speak to us in fresh ways through the week. There are many good books on prayer available, to help get you started, here's a list of recommended books with some mini-reviews. Richard Prayer – Richard Foster This is a clear and wonderful introducon to many types of prayer. Foster writes with a depth of spiritual insight and values different Chrisan tradions, rather than comparing them, he celebrates each one. A very good starng point to learn about prayer. Too busy not to pray – Bill Hybels Bill Hybels is a wonderful communicator & leader and has seen many years of frui3ul ministry, built on a depth of faith and wisdom. This book is another good introducon to the subject of prayer, wri4en with the honesty that however busy we are, taking me to slow down and meet with God is essenal. Intercessory Prayer – Dutch Sheets This classic was the best selling book on prayer in the USA for 6 years running. Building on the Hebrew word translated as ‘Intercession’ Dutch looks at various forms of Intercessory prayer. It is wi4y, inspiring, challenging & full of faith building stories. It shaped my early years, when I was in my ‘religious phase’ I criqued it, then when God broke into my life and set me free, I found a renewed love for it. Rees Howells Intercessor – Norman Grubb This is not a book of teaching, it’s a biography about an inspiring life built around the faith that prayer brings God’s purposes onto earth. Rees Howells was a Welsh miner whose life God turned around, his life of faith and intercession was remarkable and full of inspiring stories of God’s power released through people praying. God on Mute – Pete Greig When I’ve asked people to recommend books on prayer, this has been the one which most people have asked me to include. Here’s a descripon from Dorothy Holden; This is not a book on how to pray. It is a searingly honest tesmony of a couple’s journey into God’s heart through much pain and suffering when prayers seemed to go unanswered and God seemed distant. I found this book deeply challenging, thought provoking and encouraging.” The Happy Intercessor - Benni Johnson Some books on Intercession have a heaviness and focus on ‘judgment and the end mes’. This refreshing, readable book from Bill Johnson’s wife celebrates the joy of partnering with a good God in prayer and bringing the hope & joy of heaven to earth through intercession. Some other popular tles Prayer: the Transforming Friendship - James Houston The power of a praying wife – Stormie Omaran Sacred Pathways – Gary Thomas – an exploraon of the different ways people of different personalies pray. The discipline of InƟmacy - Charlie Cleverly. Red Moon Rising Pete Grieg – The inspiring story of the 24-7 prayer movement. Transforming prayer – David Henderson

Next Sunday 7th October there will be an opportunity to buy, or order some of the books on the recommended prayer reading list. The stall will be available before both services.


Opera,on Christmas Child Shoebox appeal We are delighted that Maggie Bri4en is once again coordinang our shoebox appeal this year. Maggie has produced a flyer with details of how you can be involved, its a wonderful creave way for us to bless children around the world and its a great acvity to include our own children in blessing those less privileged than us. Flyers with more details are available on the round table in the foyer or from Maggie a:er the service.

Boiler update Good progress is being made on the reordering of the flue for our boiler. To clarify both boilers are in full working order, the need for change has been related to the safety of the flues. At present we can use the smaller boiler so through the autumn we hope to be able to warm the church up for services. We intend to construct a new flue for our second boiler, which will have a small chimney on the vestry roof We have been granted planning permission and agreement from the diocese and work on this will commence as soon as possible, to be completed by a trusted local company. So we look forward to being able to worship and welcome in a warm church this winter. 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

New Wine Teaching from 2011 on CD for free! We have been given a set of discs with the whole teaching from New Wine 2011, which you can borrow. Just pop into the church office to see Jill who has the list of teaching and all the discs. We will sign out discs and just ask you to return them when you have finished.

Harvest We have decided to support The Wellspring (Stockport ) for Harvest this year and have set aside Sunday 14th October. They have provided us with the following list but would also welcome money donaons to enable them to buy fresh fruit and veg, bread, milk and cheese etc. Please make cheques payable to The Wellspring (Stockport). Please only provide items from the list Tinned meats (corned beef, ham, luncheon meat) Tinned meats for use in soups (stewed meats, hot dogs and meat balls) Tinned savoury pies Veg and meat soups Tinned veg (potatoes, carrots, green beans) Tinned fruit Pie fillings sweet and savoury Pickle Pepper Sugar . Cook-in-sauces Tinned rice pudding Biscuits Shaving foam Liquid soap Toothpaste Roll on deodorants (not sprays)

The week ahead…. Monday 1st 11am Funeral Barbara Veevers 3.30pm Fireworks Tuesday 2nd 10.00am Li4le Lights 2pm Ladies Society 5.45pm Fuel Wednesday 3rd 10.00am Sparklers 11.00am Holy Communion 2pm Funeral Irene Richmond Thursday 4th 10.00am Stars 10.00am Prayers in the Upper Room Sunday 7th 9.15am Parish Communion 11.00am Service (children in groups)

Church Of ice 1-5 Stockport Road Romiley, Stockport SK6 4BN phone (0161) 430 4652 email of ice@stchadsromiley.co.uk web www.stchadsromiley.co.uk Tue - Fri 9 - 5pm Jill Hookway Monday - Wednesday 0161 430 1138. jill@stchadsromiley.co.uk

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

Services at Berrycro: Please bring items/cheques/cash to church on the 14th. Many thanks

Our services in BerrycroO are on the 2nd Sunday of every month. Our next service will be next Sunday 7th October at 11am.


St Chads Romiley Notices 30/09/2012  

St Chads Romiley Notices 30/09/2012

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