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Weekly Diary (for information and prayer)

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Monday 10 …. 8.30am Prayers in church (Mondays & Wednesday – Friday)
9.00am Old School Nursery (weekday mornings + some pm’s)
12.00pm Mission (Home) Prayer Meeting 09 January 2011
2.00pm Club 55 + … This is to my Father’s glory, that you bear much fruit …
3.30pm Youth Club (High Lane) Curate: Mike Newman (428 5212)
8.00pm Parish Finance & Standing Committee Wardens: Andrew Pugh (610 2570) Lindsay Burrows (485 1509)
th Careforce: Jacob Madin (07403 271274)
Tuesday 11 … 10.00am Acorns
e-mail: enquiries@stcuthberts.org web: www.stcuthberts.org
8.00pm Homegroup 42 Boundary Rd
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Wednesday 12 … 10.00am Mothers & Others Bible Study
10.15 & 10.45am Assemblies at Meadowbank Primary
12 noon Holy Communion & Soup Lunch A special welcome to today, especially to the Finnie family
• The morning service is usually projected and so no books are required. For those who prefer, printed
2.00pm Carers Meeting sheets are available containing the songs.
6.30pm All Stars Club (Y 5 & 6) • There is a crèche throughout the service in the lower lounge. For older children there is Sunday School
8.00pm Preacher’s Meeting (age 3-9) and Covies (age 10-18). Children leave for these before the reading
th • Prayer Ministry is available at all Sunday services with a particular provision at Communion service.
Thursday 13 … 9.30-11.30am Church Office open
Please move to the front after the service or speak to a member of the Prayer Ministry team.
2.00pm Church Café • It is our policy not to take public collections, but if you wish to give towards the work of St. Cuthbert’s
Funeral of Peter Price at Manchester Crematorium please use the offertory box. If you are a tax payer please think about completing a Gift Aid declaration
3.30pm After School Club (Y 1-4) at The Old School Ten per cent of all that we receive is in turn given away to the following mission agencies: OMF, CMS &
th Crosslinks. We also support YFC/ Covies, Careforce & The Message.
Friday 14 … 11.30am & 12.15pm Christian Unions at The Kingsway
• If you know of anyone who is sick or in need of a visit please pass on the details to Liz Duxbury
7.30pm Friday Club (Y7+) • noticesheet items must be sent to Fiona -fionaearnshaw#@sky.com - by the previous Wednesday
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Sunday 16 … 6.30pm LOST? (Y 10+) meets in the upper lounge • Drinks are served after both morning and evening services. Please do join us for a chat

Special Prayers for The Baptism of Christ


Please pray for Eternal Father, who at the baptism of Jesus revealed him to be your Son, anointing him
The Sick ... Val Chalke, Michael Chandley, Nicola Flowers, Barbara Beynon, with the Holy Spirit: grant to us, who are born again by water and the Spirit, that we may be
faithful to our calling as your adopted children; through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord, who
Alan Duxbury, Alan Bonsall, Duncan Trevor, Cynthia Longman,
Joan Wilkinson, Jean Watts, Margaret Brookes, Andy McCormick, is alive and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever.
Joe & Karen Coleman, Betty Green, Arthur Burslem, Chris & Harry
Thompson, Susi Johnson, Rae Kenny, Rose Battye (slight This Sunday
improvement), Vera Heritage & Meike Howard (small op due shortly) 10.30am Ten Thirty Service & Lunch 6.30pm The Evening Service
The Bereaved… The family and friends of: Theme: Ministry in Cape Town Theme: Ready, Steady, Go!
George Bischert, especially his children, Lesley & Robin Lead: Mike Newman Lead: Liz Duxbury
Peter Price, especially his wife, Pauline Preach: Dean & Paula Finnie Preach: Mike Newman
Other… The important referendum being held today in Sudan Reading: Psalm 98 Reading: Numbers 10
Christians in Pakistan at a time of growing tension.
Those experiencing difficulties in their relationships Next Sunday
Dean & Paula Finnie + Joel & Eli on furlough. 10.30am Ten Thirty Service 6.30pm The Evening Service
Theme: Value ‘In our Image’ Theme: Is the Lord’s arm too short?
Lead: Phil Newsome Lead: Mike Newman
City Centre Ministries Preach: Mike Newman Preach: John Ormiston
Heather writes, after having delivered our
donations with Mike on Wednesday….CCM go out
on the streets of Manchester giving hot drinks,
Church Lunch with the Finnie Family
food, clothing ,sleeping bags etc to those rejected
This morning we give a very warm welcome to Paula, Dean,
by society but loved by God. I expected the time of
Joel & Eli visiting us from Cape Town. Please do stay after
open air worship but didn't expect when talking
this morning’s service for lunch and the opportunity to get to
about God in conversations with those unloved and
know the Finnie family a little better.
often rejected by churches, for God to then use
them to personally minister to me.
New sermon series Alpha Course
This month we began our two new Sunday series. The first in the mornings, which lasts If you or anyone you know is interested in finding our more
until 20 February, is on the key early chapters of the book of Genesis. The second, in the about the Christian faith, then please think about the next
evenings, which lasts until Easter, is on the book of Numbers and is particularly suited to Alpha Course which starts on Thursday 03 February at
reflection at the start of the New Year and as we move into Lent. There is also an 7.45pm. This is a chance to ask about and, if you wish,
occasional series, Hard Sayings of Jesus, the first of which will be on 10 April, in which we discuss the evidence for the Christian faith and the
will be looking at particularly challenging or difficult to understand passages from the practicalities of living as a Christian. It has proved helpful
Gospels. If you would like to suggest such a passage, please speak to Malcolm or Mike. both for those thinking about becoming committed Christians
and those wishing to move on in their discipleship. More
Mission (Home) Prayer meeting details from Pauline and Mike.
Tomorrow, Monday 10 January, at 12 noon in the lower lounge. Please do join us for an
hour of prayer and worship. Abney 5K Trail Run
The next run / café is on 05 February. Please do tell others about
Club 55 + both these community focussed events.
Meets for the first time this year tomorrow, Monday 10 January, at 2pm. All are welcome.
Our next meeting will be on 24 January when Jacob Madin, our Careforce Volunteer, will St Cuthbert’s Houseparty
be the speaker. Programmes for 2011 will be available at the AGM in March. In the Please collect and complete, if you have not already done so, the
meantime, please direct all enquiries to Pauline, Joyce, Mary or Harold returns form on the comprehensive leaflet which is now available
in the Foyer.
Facing the Mountain Roadshow
Find out more about the Finnie’s ministry in less formal surroundings at 8pm on Tuesday Confirmation Service
evening at 100 Radnormere Drive, Cheadle Hulme A reminder that Bishop Robert will be joining us on Sunday 18 September at 10.30am for a
service of confirmation and affirmation. Perhaps 2011 is the year you wish to commit
Meeting for Carers yourself fully to Christ or to renew previous vows. Please speak to Mike or the Wardens if
If you are a carer please come along to our St Cuthbert’s group you want to investigate the possibility further.
informal meeting on Wednesday 12 January 2pm. All carers are
welcome. If you are interested or want to know more about it, Bible Reading Initiative
please chat to Ruth Ormiston (contact details in Prayer Diary) Over the forty days of Lent we are hoping to encourage as many people as
possible to share together in working through Tom Wright’s Lent book on
Ecumenical Service the Gospel of Luke. If you want to join us, please order your copy direct
This year the joint service to mark the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity will be held at St from Amazon or have a word with Malcolm or Mike who should be able
Mary’s Church at 5pm with speaker Mike Lowe to source you a copy for around £3. We also intend to use this material in
our home groups this term and also provide feedback in Sunday services
Pop Connection during Lent.
We are supporting Cheadle Heath
School by hosting two concerts Four Month Programmes
both on Thursday 27 January at 2.30 and 7.30pm respectively as part of their music / CD These are now available and are also downloadable from our Facebook page where we also
project with Andy Silver and the Pop Connection. Admission is by ticket – cost £1- with place the weekly noticesheet and other items of interest.
proceeds going to the Eden Bus Project. We will also need stewards and other helpers. For
more details please see Mike or the Wardens. Room Hire by Church Members
Don’t forget that the church rooms are available to hire by church members at a cost of £25
Church Café 27 January per half day (four hours). If you intend to book, please do so well in advance, via Pauline
Because of the Pop Connection concert, there will be no café on this day, though McDonald or John Berry so that the time and date can be checked against our diary. Also
complimentary drinks will be available after the concert ☺ please ensure that you submit your payment at the time of booking, by cheque made
payable to St Cuthbert’s, to Pauline or John only, as this greatly assists out administration.
Kairos Supporter’s Evening
To be held on Saturday 29 January. Please book in by email to ghh@swissmail.org.
Lent Course
PCC next week