Weekly News

Weekly News 12th November 2017  pdf

NEW VICAR.   Announced in church by Paul Evison, on Sunday 5th November:-

'Following the recent interviews for a new Vicar and Rector I am very pleased to announce that the Bishop of Shrewsbury has offered the position of Vicar of St Oswald’s Oswestry and the Rector of Christchurch Rhydycroesau to the Reverend Harvey Gibbons currently Priest in Charge of The United Benefice of All Saints & St Barnabas and the Parish of St Augustine Swindon and that the offer has been accepted.
The Bishop of Lichfield has confirmed that the licensing of Rev Harvey Gibbons will take place on Sunday 4 th February at 3 o’clock. Both Harvey and his wife Liz are looking forward to joining us at the beginning of February 2018.
I ask you to keep Harvey and Liz in your prayers in the coming weeks as they prepare for their move to join us.'


PRAYERS FOR OUR PARISH, every other Wednesday at 12 noon (next 15th November): We continue to pray for the search for our new incumbent. May the Holy Spirit dwell richly in the hearts of both potential applicants and those responsible for the selection process.


 

St Oswald’s Prayer Breakfast
An initiative to help nurture our spiritual growth, foster Christian discipleship and to pray for our town and its people.
Saturday 25 November 2017 8:00 am in the Parish Centre
Please join us for 45 minutes of reflection and prayer, followed by fellowship over a light breakfast (juice, cereal, toast, tea or coffee – no charge) for those who are able to stay.
Breakfasts take place throughout the year on the last Saturday of January, March, May, July,
September and November


 ST OSWALD’S COFFEE AND MINCE PIE MORNING

SATURDAY, 2nd DECEMBER 2017 IN THE PARISH CENTRE
10.30 A.M. UNTIL 12.30 P.M.


CHURCHES TOGETHER CAROL SINGING
BETWEEN 10 A.M. - 1 P.M. SATURDAY, 9TH DECEMBER 2017
Everyone welcome to come along and sing.
Full details will be in December’s magazine.
Penn Harris


ADVENT QUIET DAY. To be held in the church and the Parish Centre on 9th December. Please add to your diary.


OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD SHOEBOX APPEAL

 Leaflets with instructions and labels are at the back of the church.  Please bring filled shoeboxes back by Wed. 15 th November (or take them straight to the drop-off point at Shoe Zone in Bailey Street.)


RIDE AND STRIDE, 9 SEPTEMBER 2017
I am pleased to announce that St Oswald’s made a total of £873.00 towards the Shropshire Historic Churches Trust. We will, in due course, be given half of this sum back towards our funds.
Many thanks once again to all who contributed in any way; this was a great result with depleted numbers taking part this year.

Sue Tansley – Local Organiser


The Schools Christian Worker Project is re-advertising for a new worker. 

See advert for a poster, (.jpg)

An update on the current situation:-

Dear supporters,

Thank you for your continued prayers for the project. The closing date for applications for the school worker position is on Sunday (19th) and we have received six applications so far. Please could you pray for these applications, and also that if the right person for the job has not yet submitted their application that they would do so before the closing date.
We will be shortlisting on Monday and interviewing the following week. We will keep you updated on the process.
Every blessing,

Pam Kingsley on behalf of the SCWP board


FOODBANK HARVEST APPEAL

At Oswestry and Borders Food Bank, autumn means it’s time for our Harvest Appeal and we are always blown away by the kind donations we receive, especially from local firms, schools churches and individuals, who are always so generous in their support.
During the past year we have seen an increase in the number of families living on the breadline and in urgent need for food.
We have in each school holiday supported those families when they miss the fact that during term-time the children have free dinners in school.
In recent months we have been giving out more food that we have received in and our present stock of food urgently needs replenishment before the winter comes.
Last Christmas we provided about 100 special Christmas food parcel to needy families and we would like to be able to do the same this year.

If you would like to make a donation to help people living in food poverty in our local communities by organising or supporting a collection, please get in touch with us.

Thank you.

Oswestry & Borders Foodbank, 56 Beatrice Street, Oswestry.
Tel.: 01691 671940 Mobile Tel: 07399291955

TO SEE THE  ANNUAL REPORT FROM THE FOODBANK, CLICK HERE, WELL WORTH A READ


500 years of the Reformation

The Roman Catholic Cathedral in Shrewsbury is holding a series of lectures in September and October exploring the significance of the Reformation. To see the relevant page from the 'Churches Together in Shropshire' June newsletter with dates and details click Reformation. 


 The 'Cards for Good Causes' stall 

open Monday to Saturday 10a.m - 4p.m. in church.

 

 

SHROPSHIRE CHURCHES DAY CONFERENCE.
Reason for Hope at Meole Brace, 18 th November. See poster at back of church.

Places still available 
An opportunity to know more deeply all that God has achieved in Jesus Christ, to equip us to share that good news, and engage with some of the big themes in the gospel and the contemporary world.


Messy Church Dates:
17th September
15th October
19th November
10th December

Craft, Worship & Food at 4-6pm in the Parish Centre


ADMISSION TO HOLY COMMUNION AT 7 YEARS -  parents wishing to consider this for their children should contact the office in the first place. Tel. 01691 652861


Schools Christian Worker Project 

 Click the link  to read SCWP's Summer newsletter:

Click here for details of SCWP Prayer Breakfasts



 

FACEBOOK 

Visit our page at :-

 St Oswalds Parish Church, Oswestry. There are other pages similar to this already up, so to make it easier, the real one has a picture of Simon preaching and not just a map.
Please send news or opinions to 
 robwhclarke@hotmail.co.uk.

Rob Clarke

 


 


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