Sunday 23rd February 2020
Ash Wednesday Service – 26th February 7.30pm
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 February 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.
Afternoon Tea 'Ritz' Style Thank you to everyone who braved the weather and came to the afternoon tea last Saturday. It was a happy family afternoon and £175.00 was donated to Church funds. Thanks also to Jill and Sally for making the delicious cakes and to all our helpers, Shelley, Debbie, Jackie, Matt, Mike, Paul and Wayne.
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.
Electoral Roll – 2020 revision The church electoral roll is due to be revised during March and we want you to be on it. It’s not just a list of people who worship at St Barts & St Annes; it's a register of people who want to take an active part in the running of their church. So, before the AGM is held on April 26th, we want to give you all the chance to get onto the roll (if you’re not already), so you can take an active part in the discussions and decisions made about your church, with your money and on your behalf. Forms will be available from the 7th March either at the back or church, from the parish office or from Catherine Pugh the Electoral Roll officer. The roll will close on 31st March. Catherine Pugh Electoral Roll Officer
Please Pray for: Those for whom extra prayer is needed:
Alice Corbett, Dennis French, Andrea Bradley, Sarah Bayliss, Thomas Griffiths, Beryl,
Brian Hopson, Chris Finch, Deryk Vernon, Jane Green, Rita Marston, David Kingston, Katrina Jones, Edith Jackson, Megan Rawlins, Jean Broach.
Please Pray for: Those who have died:
Dorien Russell, Pearl Kendrick, Ursula McInnes, John White, Eric Cole.
10.00am: 1st Reading: Exodus 24: 12-end (p.72)
Epistle: 2 Peter 1: 16-end (p.234)
Gospel: Matthew 17: 1-9 (p.17)
5.30pm: Lesson 1: 2 Kings 2: 1-12 (p.342)
Lesson 2: Matthew 17: 9-23 (p.18)
10.00am: 684, 590, 476, 70 Communion Hymns: 108, 305
5.30pm: 494, 234, 55
What’s on this week?
Sunday 23rd February
All-age Worship in St Anne’s
Monday 24th February
Coffee Morning (Oak Room)
RIP Ursula McInnes
Tuesday 25th February
Little Acorns (Oak Room)
Painting in Penn (Church Hall)
Living Faith (Lady Chapel)
Wednesday 26th February
Mid-week Holy Communion (Lady Chapel)
Painting in Penn (Oak Room)
Ash Wednesday Service
Thursday 27th February
Butterflies’ Worship (Lady Chapel/Oak Room)
RIP Eric Cole (Stourbridge Crematorium)
Alpha Course (Oak Room/Church)
Friday 28th February
Bears & Prayers (Lady Chapel)
RIP Dorien Russell
Bushbury East Chapel
Friday Night Youth Group (Church Hall)
Saturday 29th February
Holy Spirit Day (Church)
Open The Book Training Day (Oak Room)
Sunday 1st March
All-age Worship in St Anne’s
Bach @ Bart’s