LENT is early this year and so is Easter. It is good to regard Lent, this period of in-between, as a time to pause on the journey of life and enrich ourselves in following Jesus. Some people give up chocolate and, even drink. Lent is not all fasting and penance, try to do something to enrich the lives of others and increase their well-being.
Come and join a group (s) meeting in the Parish Centre commencing on Monday 19 and Tuesday 20 February at 7.45pm. Finding a voice whilst watching and reflecting on the King’s Speech –
It is a 2010 British historical drama film directed by Tom Hooper and written by David Seidler. Colin Firth plays the future King George VI who, to cope with a stammer, sees Lionel Logue, an Australian speech and language therapist played by Geoffrey Rush. The men become friends as they work together, and after his brother abdicates the throne, the new king relies on Logue to help him make his first wartime radio broadcast on Britain’s declaration of war on Germany in 1939.
Please sign the list in Church if you will be attending on Monday or Tuesday evenings, 7.45 pm in the Parish Centre.
• The stuff of nightmares and the power of friendship
• Unafraid of fear
• No short cuts
• The ‘No’ Discouragement rule
• The eloquence of evil and stammering for good
• The hope beyond brokenness
Please sign the list at the back of church and for more information speak to Fr Edmund or Robert Moscrop.
1. Lent Books
• Look up Amazon
Don’t forget donate to St George’s through the Giving Machine
• Very good selection on- https://chbookshop.hymnsam.co.uk/search-results?q=Lent Books 2018
If there is heavy snow we would appreciate help on a Saturday morning about 10am to clear the pathways round the church for the Sunday services.
Over the next few weeks Mallet the stonemasons will be carrying out
re-pointing work on the Church. The electricians are in this week as well improving our lighting system. The flower rooms are undergoing improvement work.
ANNIVERSARY OF THEIR DEATH
KARINA KORNECKA- GEORGIEVA.
TEA & TALES
Tuesdays 3.30pm during term time for 4-7 year olds, we meet in church
REFRESHMENTS afterwards in the parish centre, a chance for children and parents to meet together on a weekday
Who’s Who Photo Board
The Photo Board is up in the Church Porch. More photos are needed.
Please will you let Lynda in the office or Fr Edmund have an up-to-date photo of you, either individuals, couples or families, (these can be e-mailed to the office on email@example.com. Please print your names on the back.
It would also be good if those who attend the 8.00 am service would let us have photos.
A New Way of Looking at Lent
“Fast from hurting words … and say kind words.
Fast from sadness … be filled with gratitude.
Fast from anger … and be filled with patience.
Fast from pessimism … and be filled with hope.
Fast from complaints … and contemplate simplicity.
Fast from bitterness … and fill your heart with joy.
Fast from selfishness … and be compassionate to others.
Fast from grudges … and be reconciled.”
Trafford South Foodbank
The regular donations made by members of the congregation at
St George’s are very much appreciated by the Foodbank. Along with the staple food contributions, donations of toiletries, such as toothpaste, toothbrushes, soap, shower gel, shampoo, toilet rolls etc and nappies, particularly size 5, would also be very welcome. Thank you.
ON WEDNESDAY AT 10.00 AM EUCHARIST
Parking is very limited at the Parish Centre as priority is given to businesses and Play Group. There is one disabled parking slot.
Please park in front of the Church or in one of the side roads.
DO NOT PARK in designated spaces or by the bollards.
ON SUNDAYS AT 9.30 AM EUCHARIST
We do have more spaces available at the Parish Centre on Sunday, but we have more people coming to Church. If you do not have a mobility problem or equipment please use the school car park.
DON’T LEAVE IT UNTIL THE LAST MINUTE!
The Giving Machine giving St George’s free cash donations Remember! When you are buying any items online, make sure that you generate a free cash donation with every purchase via www.TheGivingMachine.co.uk. There are over 600 of the most popular stores taking part in the scheme making it so easy for you to make difference without it costing you a penny more than the normal purchase price of your item.
Please don’t miss Sunday worship. Our main family Eucharist is at 9.30am and there are also Eucharists at 8am on Sundays and 9.30 on Saturdays. There are lots of reasons why it’s good to be regular.
Please let Fr Edmund know of people going into hospital, residential accommodation or who are housebound.
Revd Edmund Betts: Tel 928 1279
Parish Office: Tel 941 4037, open Tues-Thurs from 9am-1pm
For reservations in the Parish Centre: Tel 928 0530