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Weekly Diary (for information and prayer)

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Monday 13 …. 8.30am Prayers in church (Mondays & Wednesday – Friday)
9.00am Old School Nursery (weekday mornings + some pm’s)
3.30pm Youth Club (High Lane) 12 December 2010
8.00pm Big Read Christmas Do …set your hope fully on the grace to be given you
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Tuesday 14 … 10.00am Acorns when Jesus Christ is revealed…
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Wednesday 15 … 10.00am Mothers & Others Bible Study
Wardens: Andrew Pugh (610 2570) Lindsay Burrows (485 1509)
12 noon Holy Communion & Lunch Careforce: Jacob Madin (07403 271274)
2.00pm Carols at Edinburgh Close e-mail: enquiries@stcuthberts.org web: www.stcuthberts.org
6.30pm All Stars Club (Y 5 & 6)
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Thursday 16 … 10.00am Meadowbank Christmas Assembly A special welcome to today, especially if you are a visitor
11.30am Old School Nursery Nativity • The morning service is usually projected and so no books are required. For those who prefer, printed
2.00pm Church Café with Grovers Puppets sheets are available containing the songs.
3.30pm After School Club (Y1-4) at The Old School with Christingle • There is a crèche throughout the service in the lower lounge. For older children there is Sunday School
th (age 3-9) and Covies (age 10-18). Children leave for these before the reading
Friday 17 … 2.30pm Cheadle Heath Primary Christmas Assembly
• Prayer Ministry is available at all Sunday services with a particular provision at Communion service.
7.30pm Friday Club (Y7+) Please move to the front after the service or speak to a member of the Prayer Ministry team.
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Saturday 18 … 7.30pm Ladies Meal • It is our policy not to take public collections, but if you wish to give towards the work of St. Cuthbert’s
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Sunday 19 … 6.30pm LOST? (Y 10+) meets in the upper lounge please use the offertory box. If you are a tax payer please think about completing a Gift Aid declaration
Ten per cent of all that we receive is in turn given away to the following mission agencies: OMF, CMS &
Crosslinks. We also support YFC/ Covies, Careforce & The Message.
. • If you know of anyone who is sick or in need of a visit please pass on the details to Liz Duxbury
Items for the Sunday noticesheet must be sent to Fiona Earnshaw by the previous Wednesday
Please pray for •
• Drinks are served after both morning and evening services. Please do join us for a chat
The Sick ... Val Chalke, Michael Chandley, Nicola Flowers, Barbara Beynon,
Alan Duxbury, Alan Bonsall, Duncan Trevor, Cynthia Longman, Special Prayers for The Third Sunday of Advent
Joan Wilkinson, Jean Watts, Margaret Brookes, Andy McCormick, Almighty God, give us grace to cast away the works of darkness and to put on the armour
Joe & Karen Coleman, Betty Green, Arthur Burslem, Merilyn Haslam, of light, now in the time of this mortal life, in which your Son Jesus Christ came to us in
Chris & Harry Thompson & Susi (Dorothy’s daughter) great humility; that on the last day, when he shall come again in his glorious majesty to
judge the living and the dead, we may rise to the life immortal; through him who is alive and
reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

This Sunday
10.30am Ten Thirty Service (HC) 6.30pm The Evening Service
Theme: When the Saints go Marching In Theme: The Third Sunday of Advent
Lead: Bernard Baylis, Mike Newman Lead: Mike Newman
Preach: Phil Highton, All Hallows Preach: Phil Newsome
Reading: Revelations 22.6-21 Reading: Isaiah 35.1-10, James 5.7-10,
Matthew 11.2-11

Next Sunday
10.30am All Age Service 6.30pm The Evening Service
Theme: Christmas Nativity Theme: Carols by Candlelight
Lead: Mike Newman Lead: Malcolm Winton
Preach: Mel MacLeod Preach: Mike Newman

Don’t forget Christmas Messy Church today


3.30 – 5.30pm.
Lots of Christmas fun and learning.
More details from Catherine or Clare
A busy week (L-R clockwise from the top) - Old School Nursery Meal, AllStars
Party, Friday Club, Boundary Road Homegroup meal & Club 55+ Meal
Carols at Edinburgh Close St Cuthbert’s Houseparty
Please join us on Wednesday at 2pm for a short service followed by conversation with Please collect and complete, if you have not already done so, the returns form on the
friends at one of our local sheltered housing schemes. Your support is valued. comprehensive leaflet which is now available in the Foyer.

Grovers Puppets at Church Café Christmas Cards


Please invite friends old and new to the Thursday Café this week to The "St Cuthbert's Silver Christmas Tree" is now up in the foyer again for church-based
hear the Christmas story re-told in a different way. There will also be Christmas cards. Instead of sending loads of cards to church members, just put one on the
carols and a short address plus the usual refreshments. More details silver tree for everyone and put a donation in the wooden box. We sent £120 to Bible-lands
from Glynis Winton last year supporting needy children in the Holy Land & would like to send more this year.

City Centre Ministries


Ladies Christmas Meal – last chance! CCM have a ministry to the destitute and homeless.
Ladies please do put your name down on the list in the foyer if you would like to On Christmas Day we are inviting people to bring hats,
join in this years Ladies Christmas Meal on Saturday 18. After this morning’s gloves, scarves and sleeping bags and leave them
service the sheet will be removed so details can be worked out for ‘who brings under the Christmas tree with a view to distribution to
what’ on the evening. If you are coming please don’t forget to bring your those in need. More details from Catherine or Mike
wrapped up £3.00 Secret Santa present.
Recycling for The Leprosy Mission
Christmas Choir Please don’t forget to pas s your Christmas card envelopes (with the stamp still on them)
Rehearsals, in preparation for the Carol service on 19 December, and holiday postcards to Liz Duxbury - the Leprosy Mission can make a lot of money from
will take place next Wednesday and Saturday – times to be these. Thank you.
confirmed.
Prayer Diary / Address List
The Nativity A limited number of the new booklets are available today. Please use for prayer and
In the week before Christmas BBC1 will be screening a brand new peak-time dramatisation information. Also do advise of any incorrect information – assuming there is any – so that
of The Nativity story. It's been retold by the genius Eastenders screen-writer Tony Jordan we can rectify in for the next print run.
and made by Kudos, the company behind Spooks, in four 30 minute programmes on BBC 1
7pm each evening from Monday 20th until Thursday 23rd December. More pictures
On Thursday Canon Mike Lowe was licensed as an Associate Minister in Cheadle by
Nativity in the Park Bishop Robert with a specific brief to work amongst those in the third age.
Mike is putting together a team of volunteers to help with this new venture on Christmas On Saturday Muriel Pickering celebrated her 90th birthday with many friends at The Alma
Eve. If you are able to help e.g. with setting up, stewarding, hospitality, clearing up etc Lodge
please have a word with him as soon as possible.

St Cuthbert’s Christmas Lunch


As last year we will be serving a turkey lunch with all the trimmings after the
service on Christmas day. This is open to any-one. If you would like to help or
attend or know some-one who would like to come see Tricia or Julie.

Mulled Wine & Minced Pies


Help is needed with preparing the mulled wine next Sunday evening and also donations of
red wine. Mince pies – home made or bought – are also requested for next weekend☺

Abney 5K Run / Saturday Café


Our next run is on New Year’s Day at 9.30 – see abneycheadlerun.co.uk. The café that day
is 10.30-11.30 only

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