Sunday 12th January 2020 – Epiphany 1
10.00am: 1st Reading: Isaiah 42: 1-9 (p.680)
Epistle: Acts 10: 34-43 (p.126)
Gospel: Matthew 3: 13-end (p.3)
5.30pm: Lesson 1: Joshua 3: 1 -8, 14-end (p.201)
Lesson 2: Hebrews 1: 1-12 (p.215)
10.00am: Please see separate sheet Communion Hymns: Please see separate sheet
5.30pm: 52, 47, 495
Sunday 12th January
Alpha Course 2020 Thursdays in the Oak Room at 8.00pm starting 16th January. The course is for anyone wishing to be confirmed, or anyone wanting to learn more about the Christian faith. Please put your name on the sign-up sheet at the back of the church or if you would like to know more about the course, please speak to Revd. Ben.
Course dates for your diary -
16th January- Christianity-boring, untrue and irrelevant?
23rd January- Who is Jesus?
30th January- Why did Jesus die?
6th February- How can I be sure of my faith?
13th February- Why & how should I read the Bible?
27th February- How & why should I pray?
29th February- (Saturday) Holy Spirit Day
5th March- How can I resist evil and why & how should I tell others?
12th March- How does God guide us?
19th March- What about the Church?
26th March- How can I make the most of the rest of my life?
The course is totally free of charge and ‘easy come, easy go’. If, after a couple of weeks you are not enjoying it feel free to drop out and that is fine.
God bless you!
Sunday 19th January
Epiphany Carol Service
The next ‘Prayers for Healing’ is on Monday 20th January at 7.30pm in the Parish Office. All are welcome. Marie
Living Faith will start on Tuesday 28th January 7.30pm – 9pm. It will run for 8 weeks, with a break for half term. There is a sign-up sheet at the back of church and further information is available from myself or Ben. Alison.
Open the Book Training Day – 29th February: If anyone would like to come, we would love to see you – 10.00am – 2.30pm in the Oakroom.
Church Donations: Out with the not so old gift and in with the new.
Do you store unwanted gifts and wonder what to do with them?? or never re-gift them back out?? or are having a little clear out??
We are now collecting unwanted gifts and household items for our fantastic Christmas fayre in 2020 and would be grateful for your support.
Please leave any items in a small box clearly labelled Donna/fayre in the Oakroom foyer and l can store them safely and securely in the Hall.
We are always grateful for all donations and always need new helpers to support any of our events throughout the year. Do you have a special talent that could help support our church? or do you have a few hours every now and then to help us out? Please, please, please get in touch. We need new help and support, as we are an extremely small team of church helpers and need new volunteers so we can share the jobs we love to do.
God Bless, and thank you Donna.
Bottle Bags: We are collecting bottle bags for the Christmas Fayre 2020. If you have any type you could donate there is a Christmas bag in the Oakroom Foyer until the end of February for your donations. Thank you for your support, Donna
Bach@Bart's: St Bart’s Organists Gary Cole and Paul Carr will perform 6 recitals on Sundays at 6:30pm, following the usual 5:30pm Choral Evensong, during Lent 2020. (1st March, 8th March, 15th March, 22nd March, 29th March and 5th April). Each recital will last around half an hour and will consist of a range of contrasting organ works by J.S. Bach. Come and hear the 1872 Walker organ as rebuilt by Nicholson’s in 1974 will feature being put through its paces with Chorale Preludes, Trios, Toccatas, Preludes and Fugues. Admission is free.
Donations: A very big thank you for all the great donations received for Wolverhampton City of Sanctuary during the past year. Your generosity has been much appreciated by those who have very little. There is very limited storage space at the drop in centre so I have to take a car load at a time. At the moment my spare room is full or items waiting to go! Can I ask that we have January off and start donations again in February to give me a chance to clear the backlog?
I am aware that after Christmas could be a time for a clear out and will be very pleased to receive donations again in February if you could hold on to them. Special request for a fridge/freezer please. Wishing everyone a Happy Christmas and best wishes for the New Year. Please contact Annette Souter on Tel: 07952 777998 or
Annette_souter@hotmail.com Annette attends St Bart’s Knit & Natter.
Plastic Bottles: We are appealing for your empty plastic drinks bottles with tops (large ones only eg. Pepsi or Kia-ora). Please leave at the back of Church and we will transform them into candle-holders for this year’s Carol Service
Calling all Gardeners! When you are doing your garden border or clearing, don’t forget the Plant Stall at the Flower Festival in June. Plant contributions can be made at any time, please bring them into church labelled Ann Quigley. Only hardy plants in the winter months please. Ann is also happy to collect, please contact her on 01902 331509.
Penn Climate Action meets on the third Thursday of the month. Our next meeting is on 16th January at Springdale Methodist Church, Warstones Road Penn, at 7.30pm. Barbara Mc Garrity the Councils Environmental Champion will be coming to speak to us about what is happening in the Council. We will also be finding out about the success of our successful tree planting proposals. ALL WELCOME.
Please Pray for: Those for whom extra prayer is needed:
Alice Corbett, Pearl Kendrick, Anthony Smith, Pauline Smith, Jean Griffiths, Katrina Jones, Kenneth Jordan, Dennis French, David Kingston, Andrea Bradley, Sarah Bayliss,
Thomas Griffiths, Richard Matherson, Brian Hopson, Bernard Webster, Chris Finch,
Deryk Vernon, Lucy Harris, Val Beech, Norman Schofield, Jane Green.
Please Pray for: Those who have died:
Harry Eagle, Anthony Farmer, Marion Collier, Heather Hibbs, Joan Allsopp.
What’s on this week?
Sunday 12th January
Parish Communion with Worship Band
Christingle Service at St Anne’s
Monday 13th January
Coffee Morning (Oak Room)
RIP Harry Eagle (Church/Penn Cemetery)
Start Course (Lady Chapel)
Tuesday 14th January
Little Acorns (Oak Room)
Painting in Penn (Church Hall)
Butterflies’ Meeting (Parish Office)
Wednesday 15th January
Mid-week Holy Communion (Lady Chapel)
Painting in Penn (Oak Room)
Bible Study group – Judges 8-14 (Parish Office)
Thursday 16th January
Butterflies’ Worship (Lady Chapel/Oak Room)
Alpha Course (Oak Room/Church)
Friday 17th January
Knit & Natter (Oak Room)
Saturday 18th January
Sunday 19th January
All-age Worship in St Anne’s
Epiphany Carol Service