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Weekly Diary (for information and prayer)

Monday 20 …. 8.30am Prayers in church (Mondays & Wednesday – Friday)
9.00am Old School Nursery (weekday mornings + some pm’s)
Tuesday 21
… 10.00am Acorns 19 & 26 December 2010
5.30pm Community Carol Service on Cheadle Green (St Mary’s) …set your hope fully on the grace to be given you
Wednesday 22 … 10.00am Mothers & Others Bible Study when Jesus Christ is revealed…
12 noon Holy Communion & Lunch Curate: Mike Newman (428 5212)
Wardens: Andrew Pugh (610 2570) Lindsay Burrows (485 1509)
8.30pm Carols at The Printer’s Arms Careforce: Jacob Madin (07403 271274)
Thursday 23 … 9.30-11.30am Church Office open e-mail: web:
8.30pm MBG Cinema Trip ‘Tron’ (films starts 20.30)
A special welcome to today, especially if you are a visitor
Friday 31 December… 11.30pm Watchnight Service (St Mary’s) • The morning service is usually projected and so no books are required. For those who prefer, printed
sheets are available containing the songs.
• There is a crèche throughout the service in the lower lounge. For older children there is Sunday School
(age 3-9) and Covies (age 10-18). Children leave for these before the reading
Prayer Ministry is available at all Sunday services with a particular provision at Communion service.
Please pray for •
Please move to the front after the service or speak to a member of the Prayer Ministry team.
The Sick ... Val Chalke, Michael Chandley, Nicola Flowers, Barbara Beynon, • It is our policy not to take public collections, but if you wish to give towards the work of St. Cuthbert’s
please use the offertory box. If you are a tax payer please think about completing a Gift Aid declaration
Alan Duxbury, Alan Bonsall, Duncan Trevor, Cynthia Longman, Ten per cent of all that we receive is in turn given away to the following mission agencies: OMF, CMS &
Joan Wilkinson, Jean Watts, Margaret Brookes, Andy McCormick, Crosslinks. We also support YFC/ Covies, Careforce & The Message.
Joe & Karen Coleman, Betty Green, Arthur Burslem, • If you know of anyone who is sick or in need of a visit please pass on the details to Liz Duxbury
Chris & Harry Thompson, Susi Johnson, Rae Kenny & Rose Battye • Items for the Sunday noticesheet must be sent to Fiona Earnshaw by the previous Wednesday
• Drinks are served after both morning and evening services. Please do join us for a chat
The Bereaved… The family and friend of Audrey Buck, especially her son, Steve
Other… Zoe Ridsdill as she settles back into life in Cheadle Special Prayers for The Fourth Sunday of Advent
God our redeemer, who prepared the virgin Mary to be the mother of your Son: grant that,
as she looked for his coming as our saviour, so we may be ready to greet him when he
comes again as our judge; who is alive and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever. Amen.
Special Prayers for The First Sunday of Christmas
Almighty God, who wonderfully created us in your own image and yet more wonderfully
restored us through your Son Jesus Christ: grant that, as he came to share in our humanity,
so we may share the life of his divinity; 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 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
Reading: Luke 2.1-16

Christmas Eve Christmas Day

11.30pm The Evening Service HC 10.30am Ten Thirty Service
Theme: Christmas Eve Theme: Christmas Day
Lead: Mike Newman Lead: Malcolm Winton
Preach: Phil Newsome Preach: Mike Newman

26 December No Evening Service

10.30am All Age Service
Theme: All tied up
Lead: Malcolm Winton
Preach: Mike Newman
The Finnies
Next church lunch will be on January 9th when we look forward to having Paula, Dean,
Help setting up for the Carol Service Joel & Eli with us from Cape Town. Please put the date in your NEW diaries NOW
Help is needed on the morning of Sunday 19 December setting up for the Carol service and
also at 6pm. Please see the Wardens if you can help. St Cuthbert’s Houseparty
Please collect and complete, if you have not already done so, the returns form on the
The Nativity comprehensive leaflet which is now available in the Foyer.
This week BBC1 is screening a new peak-time dramatisation of
The Nativity story. It's been retold by the Eastenders screen- Christmas Cards
writer Tony Jordan and made by Kudos, the company behind The "St Cuthbert's Silver Christmas Tree" is now up in the foyer again for church-based
Spooks, in four 30 minute programmes on BBC 1 7pm each Christmas cards. Instead of sending loads of cards to church members, just put one on the
evening from Monday 20th until Thursday 23rd December. silver tree for everyone and put a donation in the wooden box. We sent £120 to Bible-lands
last year supporting needy children in the Holy Land & would like to send more this year.
Carols at the Printer’s Arms
A chance to raise our voices and a glass as we hold a short Carol service in our local pub. City Centre Ministries
This is always very well received so please do think about joining us. Please be at the CCM have a ministry to the destitute and homeless. On
Printer’s by 8.25pm. Christmas Day we are inviting people to bring hats, gloves,
scarves and sleeping bags and leave them under the Christmas
MBG Cinema Trip tree with a view to distribution to those in need. More details
This stunning 3D masterpiece is the sequel to the cult 1982 sci-fi hit. Kevin from Catherine or Mike
(Jeff Bridges) - once the world's leading video-game developer - disappeared
25 years ago. When his son Sam investigates a strange signal sent from the old Recycling for The Leprosy Mission
Flynn's Arcade - a signal that could have only have been sent by his father - he Please don’t forget to pas s your Christmas card envelopes (with the stamp still on them)
finds himself pulled into the same digital world where Kevin has been trapped and holiday postcards to Liz Duxbury - the Leprosy Mission can make a lot of money from
in these past two decades. Alongside the fearless Quorra (Olivia Wilde), Sam
and Kevin must try to escape this deadly video game reality before the
these. Thank you.
villainous Castor (Michael Sheen) can stop them.
Please sign up on the sheet on the board and meet at church at 8pm for an 8.30pm showing Prayer Diary / Address List
Cost – its 3D! – 9.90 (adult) / 6.90 (senior) plus booking fee The new booklets are now available. Please use for prayer and information and be aware of
the need for confidentiality (you may wish to shred or safely dispose of old copies).
Nativity in the Park
Volunteers are needed to help with this new venture on Christmas Eve which begins at 2010 Motto Cards
1.30pm at the Cemetery end of Park Road. If you are able to help organise e.g. with setting These are available at the back of church. Do take one as you leave - it comes with
up, stewarding, hospitality, clearing up etc please speak to Mike today. We a hope to utilise Christmas greetings from the clergy and staff at both our churches.
as many of the children from our church Nativity as possible in non-speaking parts – it will
all be narrated – and Mike will be contacting those involved, but if you can get to him first Pics - After School Club Christingle (L) & Grover’s Puppets at Church Café (R)
that would be a help. Also please note that anyone, adult or child, is welcome to turn up in (A short video of the puppets is on our Facebook page)
period costume (we may have a few spares of these available)

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.

Abney 5K Run / Saturday Café

Our next run is on New Year’s Day at 9.30 – see The café that day
will be open shorter hours - 10.30-11.30. Volunteers are also needed to steward the course
– please see Gary

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