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Sunday 16th February 2020 – 2nd Before Lent

Our Readings:

10.00am: 1st Reading: Genesis 1: 1-2:3 (p.1)

Epistle: Romans 8: 18-25 (p.154)

Gospel: Matthew 6: 25-end (p.6)

5.30pm: Lesson 1: Proverbs 8: 1, 22-31 (p.602)

Lesson 2: Revelation 4: all (p.245)

Our Hymns:

10.00am: 6, 590, 121, 727 Communion Hymns: 565, 205

5.30pm: Compline

The next ‘Prayers for Healing’ is on Monday 17th February at 7.30pm in the Parish Office. All are welcome. Marie

Ash Wednesday Service – 26th February 7.30pm

Penn Climate Action meet on the third Thursday of the month. Our next meeting is on 20th February, at 7.30 pm in Springdale Methodist Church, Warstones Road, Penn. We will be sharing our experiences of Solar energy, with a talk from Martin at Ace Solarenergy. We will also be discussing our Community tree planting day, and “Friends of...” groups. ALL WELCOME

Open the Book Training Day – Saturday 29th February: This is a wonderful way of introducing children to the stories of the Bible in a way that is fun-filled and really inspires their imagination. We are looking to put together a team to visit St Bart’s and Springdale Schools on a monthly basis. If you are interested please speak to Revd Ben and come along to the training day on Saturday 29th March at 10.00am – 4.00pm in the Oak Room.

Holy Spirit Day: The Alpha Course is running Holy Spirit Day. We would like to open it to everyone who can come. If you would like to come along and find out more about the Holy Spirit and have an opportunity to be filled with the Holy Spirit, please come on Saturday 29th February, 10.00am – 2.00pm in Church, free of charge, but please bring your own lunch.

CHURCHES TOGETHER in PENN

LENT LUNCHES 2020 Saturdays at 12.30pm

29th February at Penn URC 7th March at Penn Christian Centre

14th March at St Bart's 28th March at Springdale

Come & share in worship, food and friendship. Collection for charity.

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.

Painting In Penn are exhibiting a selection of their paintings in the Atrium of The Wolverhampton Civic Centre from 11am on Monday 2nd March to 2pm on Friday 6th March, with free admission.

World Day of Prayer 2020: This year the service has been prepared by Christian Women of Zimbabwe. Our service will be on Friday 6th March, 7.00pm at the United Reform Church, Penn Road. Representatives from all Penn Churches will be taking part and there will be refreshments afterwards. Gill Skitt.

Donations: Thank you all so much for your donations which are always appreciated and much needed for Wolverhampton City of Sanctuary. A Special request for a fridge/freezer, 2 microwaves, a vacuum cleaner and a TV  please. Always in demand are clothes (for all ages and sizes), household and kitchen items, towels and bedding, children’s toys and books, toiletries and sanitary products. If you are unable to drop your donation at church I am happy to arrange a time to collect it from you. Thank you for your ongoing support. Please contact Annette Souter on Tel: 07952 777998 or Annette_souter@hotmail.com Annette attends St Bart's Knit & Natter.

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.

Friends of St Bart’s and St Anne’s Summer Outing to York Friday 31st July – Sunday 2nd August

Two 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 per person 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. Please advise the Parish Office no later than 26th February if you intend to join us.

Coach Trip to Scotland – 29th January 2021

Winter tour of Scotland - 6 days, 5 nights coach trip with Lochs and Glens, staying at the 4 thistle rated accommodation.

The trip is inclusive of coach travel to and from the hotel, trips out to local venues, Edinburgh and the Falkirk Wheel, Half-board and evening entertainment.

Cost per person £210.00. A £30 deposit is required by mid-March. Final balance by 31st December 2020. Brochures are available on 01389 713713

There is a sign-up sheet on the Oak Room notice board, or for more information please contact Joan Bartlam on 01902 332246/ 07792 467884.

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

Alice Corbett, Dennis French, Andrea Bradley, Sarah Bayliss, Thomas Griffiths, Beryl,

Brian Hopson, Deryk Vernon, Jane Green, Rita Marston, David Kingston, Lucy Harris, Katrina Jones, Edith Jackson, Megan Rawlins, Jean Broach.

Please Pray for: Those who have died:

Nicolas Summers, Dorien Russell, Pearl Kendrick, Ursula McInnes, John White, Eric Cole.

What’s on this week?

Sunday 16th February

8.00am

Holy Communion

10.00am

Parish Communion

11.45am

All-age Worship in St Anne’s

5.30pm

Compline

Monday 17th February

9.00am

Morning Prayer

10.00am

Coffee Morning (Oak Room)

7.30pm

Prayers for Healing (Parish Office)

Tuesday 18th February

9.00am

Morning Prayer

9.30am/1.30pm

Painting in Penn (Church Hall)

12.30pm

RIP Nicolas Summers (Church/Beacon Hill)

2.30pm

Mothers’ Union (Oak Room)

Wednesday 19th February

9.15am

Mid-week Holy Communion (Lady Chapel)

1.30pm/6.30pm

Painting in Penn (Oak Room)

7.00pm

Marriage Preparation (Church)

Thursday 20th February

9.00am

Morning Prayer

Friday 21st February

9.00am

Morning Prayer

1.00pm

Knit & Natter (Oak Room)

Saturday 22nd February

9.00am

Morning Prayer

5.30pm

Holy Communion

Sunday 23rd February

8.00am

Holy Communion

10.00am

Parish Communion

11.45am

All-age Worship in St Anne’s

5.30pm

Evensong