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Sunday 19th January 2020 – Epiphany 2

Our Readings:

10.00am: 1st Reading: Isaiah 49: 1-7 (p.689)

Epistle: 1 Corinthians 1: 1-9 (p.162)

Gospel: John 1: 29-42 (p.88)

5.30pm: Please see separate booklet

Our Hymns:

10.00am: 409, 310, 413, 201 Communion Hymns: 45, 305

5.30pm: Please see separate booklet

Alpha Course 2020 Thursdays in the Oak Room at 8.00pm The course is for anyone wishing to be confirmed, or anyone wanting to learn more about the Christian faith. Please speak to Revd. Ben.

St. Bart’s

Sunday 19th January

5.30pm

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 – 9.00pm. 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 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? Special request for a fridge/freezer please. 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.

The flowers in Church this weekend are in loving memory of

Norman Tayler

Please Pray for: Those for whom extra prayer is needed:

Alice Corbett, Pearl Kendrick, Anthony Smith, Pauline Smith, Jean Griffiths,

Andrea Bradley, Sarah Bayliss, Thomas Griffiths, Richard Matherson, Brian Hopson,

Chris Finch, Deryk Vernon, Val Beech, Jane Green.

Please Pray for: Those who have died:

Anthony Farmer, Marion Collier, Heather Hibbs, Joan Allsopp.

What’s on this week?

Sunday 19th January

8.00am

Holy Communion

10.00am

Parish Communion

11.45am

All-age Worship in St Anne’s

5.30pm

Epiphany Carol Service

Monday 20th January

9.00am

Morning Prayer

9.45am

Bears & Prayers (Lady Chapel)

10.00am

Coffee Morning (Oak Room)

7.00pm

Start Course (Lady Chapel)

7.30pm

Prayers for Healing (Parish Office)

Tuesday 21st January

9.00am

Morning Prayer

9.00am

Little Acorns (Oak Room)

9.30am/1.30pm

Painting in Penn (Church Hall)

2.30pm

Mothers’ Union AGM (Oak Room)

7.30pm

Hospitality Meeting (Parish Office)

Wednesday 22nd January

9.15am

Mid-week Holy Communion (Lady Chapel)

1.30pm/6.30pm

Painting in Penn (Oak Room)

7.30pm

Bible Study group – Judges 15-21 (Parish Office)

Thursday 23rd January

9.00am

Morning Prayer

2.00pm

Butterflies’ Worship (Lady Chapel/Oak Room)

8.00pm

Alpha Course (Oak Room/Church)

Friday 24th January

9.00am

Morning Prayer

11.40am

RIP Anthony Farmer (Gornal Wood)

8.00pm

Friday Night Youth Group (Church Hall)

Saturday 25th January

9.00am

Morning Prayer

5.30pm

Holy Communion

Sunday 26th January

8.00am

Holy Communion

10.00am

Parish Communion

11.45am

All-age Worship in St Anne’s

4.30pm – 5.15pm

Bell Ringers

Quarter Peal

5.30pm

Evensong