Weekly Diary (for information and prayer

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8.30am Prayers in church (Mondays & Wednesday – Friday) 9.00am Old School Nursery (weekday mornings + some pm’s) 3.30pm Youth Club (High Lane) 8.00pm The Big Read th Tuesday 15 … 10.00am Acorns th … 10.00am Mothers & Others Bible Study Wednesday 16 12 noon Holy Communion & Soup Lunch 2.00pm It’s OK Club 6.30pm All Stars Club (Y 5 & 6) 8.00pm MBG – Curry Night th Thursday 17 … 9.30-11.30am Church Office open 3.30pm After School Club (Y 1-4) at The Old School th Friday 18 … 11.30am & 12.15pm Christian Unions at The Kingsway 7.30pm Friday Club (Y7+) th Sunday 20 … 6.30pm LOST? (Y 10+) meets in the upper lounge Monday 14
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13 February 2011
… This is to my Father’s glory, that you bear much fruit … Curate: Mike Newman (428 5212) Wardens: Andrew Pugh (610 2570) Lindsay Burrows (485 1509) Careforce: Jacob Madin (07403 271274) e-mail: enquiries@stcuthberts.org web: www.stcuthberts.org

A special welcome to today, especially to the family & friends of Olivia
• • • • 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 move to the front after the service or speak to a member of the Prayer Ministry team. 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 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 noticesheet items must be sent to Fiona -fionaearnshaw#@sky.com - by the previous Wednesday Drinks are served after both morning and evening services. Please do join us for a chat

Please pray for
Val Chalke, Michael Chandley, Nicola Flowers, Barbara Beynon, Alan Bonsall, Duncan Trevor, Cynthia Longman, Joan Wilkinson, Jean Watts, Margaret Brookes, Andy McCormick, Joe & Karen Coleman, Betty Green, Arthur Burslem, Susi Johnson, Rae Kenny, Rose Battye (USMH ICU), Vera Heritage, Colin Remington, John Collins, Alan Bridge & John Rogers (a friend of the Berry’s in intensive care in Antayla) The Bereaved… The family and friends of Heather Clarke Other… From the Tester’s …Thanks be. to God for bringing Angela, the girl who
had disappeared, safely home. She had been away for just over a week when she was found sleeping rough not too far from home. Please continue to pray for her as she has a number of issues to work through and for us as we seek to help her and her family. Thank you again for all of your prayers, it's a priviledge to have had prayers offered to God from so many people so quickly and to have seen them answered. Please remember the families of the soldiers most recently killed in Afghanistan.

The Sick ...

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Special Prayers for The Fourth Sunday Before Lent
O God, you know us to be set in the midst of so many and great dangers, that by reason of the frailty of our nature we cannot always stand upright: grant to us such strength and protection as may support us in all dangers and carry us through all temptations; through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord, 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 & Baptism Theme: Children’s & Youth Anniversary Lead: Mike Newman Preach: David Bell Reading: Mark 9.33-37 6.30pm The Evening Service Theme: The Spies Who Wobbled Lead: Mike Newman Preach: Malcolm Winton Reading: Number 13.1-33 6.30pm The Evening Service + Baptism Theme: Becoming a Christian Lead: Catherine Johnson Preach: Mike Newman

Private Lewis Hendry (far left), of 3rd Battalion The Parachute Regiment, was said by his parents to have had a "true heart of gold" and a smile which "lit up every room he walked into". Private Conrad Lewis (near left) - posted to 3 Para from a TA reserve battalion in 2009 - was described by his family as someone who "made you feel good about life". The soldiers were shot while on patrol in the Nad-e Ali district of Helmand on Wednesday. They were part of a foot patrol designed to reassure the local population and gather census information in a village north of the Nahr-e Bughra Canal when they came under attack. Both were given medical attention at the scene and "medevaced" by helicopter but died of their wounds. Pte Hendry, a member of the elite Patrols Platoon, was from Norwich. He would have been 21 last Friday.

Next Sunday
10.30am Ten Thirty Service & HC Theme: Judgement: Dust to Dust Lead: Phil Newsome Preach: Mike Newman

Messy Church is back!
Today, here at St Cuthbert’s, 3.00-5.30pm. All children & parents/carers welcome. More information from Catherine and Clare.

Marriage Course
Dave and Jo Clark are running another marriage course and this time the focus will be on those either preparing for marriage or within the first two years. The first session will be held this Sunday 13 February from 3-6pm and then on 4 consecutive Thursday evenings in March on 3rd, 10th, 17th and 24th from 7.30-9.30pm. Speak to Mike if you’re interested.

Alpha Course
The Alpha Course is now filling up nicely though will now begin after Easter. If you want to discuss the evidence for the Christian faith and the practicalities of living as a Christian then this is the course you. Likewise if you wish to prepare for baptism or confirmation. More details from Pauline or Mike.

MBG
This month we are visiting The Khandoker in Didsbury (upper room) again for our renowned Curry Night on 16 February departing church at 8.15pm. Cost for two courses plus extras is £15 per head inclusive of tip. A sign up sheet is in the foyer – please add your name as soon as possible or email Mike.

Job Vacancy at Charnwood
Charnwood is a Christian based inclusive nursery in Heaton Moor: a third of the children have special needs. We need to recruit someone to help with term-time administration until the summer working 10-15 hours per week. For further information, contact Graham or Abby at Charnwood on: tel: 442 7767 or e-mail: info@charnwoodnursery.org.uk

Service of adult baptism
On the evening of Sunday 20 February Elly Godden, who came to faith on our last Alpha Course, is being baptised in the evening service. Please join us, if you can, in fellowship that night and to support Elly.

Leprosy Mission
Liz Duxbury is very grateful for all the contributions people in the congregation have made to the Leprosy Mission. So far, £110.00 has been received – this will be a massive encouragement to TLM and will make a difference in many patients’ lives. Thank you also to all those who give me stamps – please keep them coming. Thank you all very much.

Club 55+ Music Quiz
The next C 55+ meeting will test your knowledge of music old and new and is to be held on Monday 21 February at 2pm with Harold Fletcher in the chair. Don’t miss it!

Audit of Church Life
Next month we will be undertaking a questionnaire based census of church members and regulars, the purpose of which is to help us evaluate our strengths and weaknesses as a church committed to reaching out to the whole of our community with the Good News of Jesus Christ. A short presentation will be made in the service on 13 March on which day the forms will also be circulated. Please be prepared to play your part and also pray for St Cuthbert’s as we seek God’s will for the future direction of our various ministries.

Church Committee
Next meets on Monday 28 February at 8pm. Papers will shortly be sent out to members.

Lent Courses Preview
Our joint Lent study courses commence on Wednesday 09 March at 7.30pm in the Upper Room. This year there are altogether 16 options, with some lasting three and others the full six weeks. A brochure will be available next week.

Abney 5K Run / Swim ☺
Well done to those intrepid souls who braved the elements last Saturday morning. Also to those who helped steward the event and run the Saturday Café which was well attended. Numbers on our database continue to increase and a number of complimentary comments and emails were received after the event.

Joint Quiz Night with St Mary’s
To held on Tuesday 05 April at The Imperial Chinese Restaurant in Cheadle. Tickets will be available shortly. Please note that there will be a short Gospel centred epilogue at the end of the Quiz.

The St Cuthbert’s 2011 Houseparty
Numbers are looking good and so if you have not already booked to attend the 2011 Houseparty - on the weekend of 15-17 April - NOW IS THE TIME TO DO SO. Full details are contained in the comprehensive leaflet which is in the Foyer. Any further questions please see the planning team – Amanda Fish, Debbie Thomas and John Berry.