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Sunday 29th April 2012

Prayer at St Chad’s

He has transported us from the dominion of darkness

For the new post-Alpha groups starting. For new relationships to deepen and for the new believers to quickly establish solid foundations on the rock of God's word.

For the local Council elections. Whoever you might support, pray for men & women of integrity & servanthearted leadership to be elected.

For all those who work in the inancial sector. In turbulent times, pray for them to have wisdom and integrity.

For church leaders taking a stand over the deinition of marriage in our nation.

Please begin to pray for Fully Charged our children's outreach event in June, for the gathering of a full team and creativity in preparation.

Please pray for our PCC as we meet this week. For ongoing vision, wisdom and unity.

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

Last Sunday we looked at the amazing reality that in coming to know God, he transports us from being part of one dominion, into becoming part of God’s kingdom. A kingdom is the realm of influence under a king and every kingdom has a culture. A culture is shaped by its values, the core beliefs which the majority of people who live in that culture agree to. In our culture tolerance, democracy and equality are some of the core values. Values are usually shaped by those with the loudest voices and most power. Historically in most culture that has been those in leadership and authority, in a modern era of technology it could be said that is now those with the loudest voice in the media. His kingdom is a kingdom of light and it’s a kingdom led by king Jesus. As people who have been transported into this kingdom we need to learn what the values of his kingdom are, because they are the values of the kingdom we are now a part of. I find this one of the most exciting and inspiring questions to be asking when I read the Bible. What are the kingdom values which this passage expresses? What does this story or letter or psalm teach me about the values God wants to install in his kingdom? As you read the Bible, can I encourage you to be asking those questions. As we together discern and learn from God understanding and revelation of his kingdom values, then we’ll be able to adopt them as our own, so that St Chad’s becomes a place where the values of God’s kingdom become the values of our community. In that way we’ll see part of the answer to our prayer, ‘on earth as it is in heaven’. Richard

and brought us into the kingdom of his beloved Son Colossians 1v13


CRU Furniture Appeal for Maria's Care Primary School Thank you to all of you who have contributed to this urgent appeal. To date individual donaons from St Chad's have reached £477.90 which is the equivalent of 40 desk and bench units! There has been a steady stream of donaons and the BLUE BOX at the back of church will be removed from church at the end of April. If you would sll like to help, leaets are at the back of church to explain what to do. Your connued faithful support is known about at Maria's Care and appreciated! Audrey and David Bomford

Ladies Society Coee Morning Saturday 5th May Guywood Centre 10-12 Cakes, giBs, books, bring and buy. Tickets £1, includes coee and scone—proceeds to local charies.

Services at Berrycro* Our services in BerrycroB are on the 2nd Sunday of every month. Our next service will be on Sunday 13th May at 11am.

Stand Firm The diocesan renewal day on May 19th has been postponed unl 2013. Whilst there was a lot of interest in the day, there were sadly insuďŹƒcient bookings to make the day possible at the Cathedral as the date clashed with a number of other local events. Its very excing to be in a diocese where a day with a vision such as this is developing, please pray for our Archdeacon Ian Bishop and the core group taking this forwards.

Fizz Fashion Show In aid of CAP Stockport Thursday 3rd May Doors open 7pm Show starts 7.30pm Reddish Life Centre Sykes Street Reddish SK5 6AL Tickets only £3 Including free drink Rae prizes to be won. For ckets and more informaon Call 0161 850 8360 and select Opon 5

Congratula%ons to James Neal We are delighted to make it public that our youth worker James Neal has been accepted for training for ordinaon in the Church of England. James aMended a selecon 'conference' in March, a gruelling 3 day event with interviews, group exercises and constant supervision! The report back from the panel was hugely aďŹƒrming of James, his character, giBs and clear call to ministry. We are delighted for James and Emily and excited about all that God is going to do in and through them. Sadly the gain for the wider Church of England is a loss for St Chad's as James will leave his post as youth worker with us at the end of July, so that he can begin his training in the autumn. The good news for us is that with Emily's family living nearby and them being sponsored by Chester diocese, James and Emily will stay in close touch with St Chad's. The PCC have decided that we will soon be adversing for a new youth worker, so do look out for that and if you know of anyone who might be suitable, please encourage them to consider it.

St Chad’s lent teaching We have put all 5 of the sermons from our lent teaching series on Jesus’ Death into a booklet. Copies are available at the back of church. (we suggest a contribuon of ÂŁ2 towards prinng costs) If you’d like a copy sent by email contact oďŹƒce@stchadsromiley.co.uk

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Tuesday 1st May 10.00am Little Lights 5.45pm Fuel Wednesday 2nd 10.00am Sparklers 11.00am Holy Communion 4.15pm Cherry Youth 6.30pm Deeper 7.00pm Core Thursday 3rd 10.00am Stars 12.00 Lunchtime Prayers 7.45pm PCC Meeting Saturday 5th May 10.00am Ladies Society Coffee Morning in Guywood Sunday 6th 9.15am Parish Communion 11.00am Service Church Ofice 1-5 Stockport Road Romiley, Stockport SK6 4BN phone (0161) 430 4652 email ofice@stchadsromiley.co.uk web www.stchadsromiley.co.uk Ofice Hours Mon - Thurs 9 - 5pm


St Chads Notices 29th April 2012