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Published on Saturday, 25 January 2020 19:47

Sunday 26th January 2020 – Epiphany 3

Our Readings:

10.00am: 1st Reading: Isaiah 9: 1-4 (p.647)

Epistle: 1 Corinthians 1: 10-18 (p.162)

Gospel: Matthew 19: 27-end (p.20)

5.30pm: Lesson 1: Ecclesiastes 3: 1-11 (p.627)

Lesson 2: 1 Peter 1: 3-12 (p.229)

Our Hymns:

10.00am: 131, 144, 752, 476 Communion Hymns: 195, 201

5.30pm: 349, 476, 333

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.

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. For 28th only the meeting will be in the Parish Office. Alison.

'Ritz' Style Afternoon Tea - Saturday 15th February

The next Afternoon Tea will be held on Saturday 15th February, 1.30pm - 4.00pm.

For £7.50 per head you will be served sandwiches, homemade cakes, tea or coffee. 

Come along with family and friends, or even to celebrate a special occasion and enjoy a great afternoon. As usual we ask that you book your place in advance.

To book, please contact either Margaret Mottram, Tel: 01902 343528, 07495159635, email: margaret.mottram46@gmail.com or Jill Fieldhouse  01902 620149 or 07710435572. 

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.

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.

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 that 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.

Summer outing to York
Friends of St Bart’s and St Anne’s Friday 31st July – Sunday 2nd AugustTwo nights’ stay in the historical city of York departing from Church at 9.00am on Friday 31st July, with accommodation at the Ibis Hotel and a full English breakfast included. We will depart from York on Sunday 2nd August at 6.00pm.

Explore this fascinating city at your leisure with an open invitation to join us in the stunning York Minster where our fabulous Choir will be performing.

If you are interested in a lovely weekend in York, please add your name to the list on the notice board by the Oak Room.

The cost will be £200 each for those in a double room or £320 for a single room. A £50 deposit is required please to secure your place. The price includes return coach to York. Further details are available from Ben or the Parish Office on 01902 576809.

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.

Little Acorns: We require some help to set-up the Oak Room on a Monday evening ready for Little Acorns on a Tuesday morning. Also help needed on a Tuesday between 9am – 11am. If you are able to help, please contact Susie on 07812 144993, Toni on 07515 862063 or the Parish Office on 01902 576809.

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.

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

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

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

Chris Finch, Deryk Vernon, Jane Green, Dorien Russell, Rita Marston.

Please Pray for: Those who have died:

Marion Collier, Heather Hibbs, Joan Allsopp, Max Devin.

What’s on this week?

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

Monday 27th January

9.00am

Morning Prayer

10.00am

Coffee Morning (Oak Room)

7.00pm

Start Course (Lady Chapel)

Tuesday 28th January

9.00am

Morning Prayer

9.00am

Little Acorns (Oak Room)

9.30am/1.30pm

Painting in Penn (Church Hall)

7.00pm

Marriage Preparation (Church)

7.30pm

Living Faith (Parish Office)

Wednesday 29th January

9.15am

Mid-week Holy Communion (Lady Chapel)

1.30pm/6.30pm

Painting in Penn (Oak Room)

7.30pm

Bible Study group – Ruth 1-4, 1 Samuel 1-3 (Parish Office)

Thursday 30th January

9.00am

Morning Prayer

1.10pm

RIP Marion Collier (Church/Gornal Wood)

2.00pm

Butterflies’ Worship (Lady Chapel/Oak Room)

8.00pm

Alpha Course (Church)

Friday 31st January

9.00am

Morning Prayer

Saturday 1st February

9.00am

Morning Prayer

5.30pm

Holy Communion

Sunday 2nd February

8.00am

Holy Communion

10.00am

Parish Communion

11.45am

All-age Worship in St Anne’s

5.30pm

Evensong