WOMEN'S WORLD DAY OF PRAYER
Each year the service for the Women's World Day of Prayer is held in a different church in Oswestry and indeed in a circle all round the world. On Friday, 3rd March 2017 it is the turn of St Oswald's. The service is written by the Christian women of the Philippines and called "Am I Being Unfair To You". Everyone, including gentlemen, will be very welcome.
The next SCWP prayer breakfast is to be hosted by Cornerstone Baptist Church, Lower Brook Street, Oswestry, SY11 2HJ, on Saturday, March 4th. Please note that, in response to requests, this will be at the slightly later time of 8.30 a.m.
Our thanks go to the Pastor and members of Cornerstone Church for their hospitality.
Please ring Ruth Robinson on 01691 658401 by Wednesday, March 1st if you plan to attend.
The Community Outreach Group (COG) is looking for more helpers for the Easter and Christmas outreach events on the market. If interested in exploring more how to help us share the good news please contact Elinor Nicholas (Co-ordinator, COG) by email at email@example.com or give her a call on 01691 662639.
Schools Christian Worker Project
Hannah Moore has a new blog site. Click http://hannahscwp.wixsite.com/scwp to read it.
To read the SCWP latest newsletter, click
The Foodbank is short of volunteers. We need people who could meet and greet our clients, listen to them in a non- judgemental way, signpost them on to other agencies and process paperwork so that the client can get their food from us. We of course give training and support,
Thank you for your help.
KNIT FOR PEACE
Gillian Richards has been recovering from a spell in hospital after a broken leg. She sends this message:
'Could you please let folks know that I am just about able to take in any garments and blankets. I also have a good stock of new yarn in.'
Click here for the Goods for Good winter newsletter to see where our knitted goods go.'
Please note:- the Community Outreach Group now has its own website. The address is http://cogcommunityoutreachgroup.uk
The Haven, best known for its stall in the Wednesday market, also has its own website, http://thehavenoswestry.org.uk well worth a look, especially for the section 'Our Future'
DIARY FOR 2016/17
WOMEN'S WORLD DAY OF PRAYER
Each year the service for the Women's World Day of Prayer is held in a different church in Oswestry and indeed in a circle all round the world. On Friday, 3rd March 2017 it is the turn of St Oswald's. The service is written by the Christian women of the Philippines and called "Am I Being Unfair To You". -----------------
Good Friday 14 th April
Event on the market - Details to follow
Easter Sunday Sonrise Service 16 th April
Festival Square, Oswestry - Details to follow
Skills Development Day
Saturday 6th May 2017 at Hope Church, Laburnum Drive. 9.45am - 4.30pm
Skills Development days help to make your church more accessible and enable you to support people with learning disabilities to participate fully in worship, prayer and bible study. Skills Development flier pdf
Christian Aid WeekService Sunday 14th May at 6:30 p.m.
at Our Lady and St Oswald's RC Church
Collection for Christian Aid
Monday 22nd May 2017
Joint Church Celebration July 2017To be considered
CTOD Stand at Oswestry Show
- Saturday 5th August
A.S.K. Bi-monthly Joint Church Prayer Meetings at Cornerstone Baptist Church at 7.30 pm. Contact Geoff Nankivell 01691 661375
Dates for 2017 to be arranged
CTOD Executive 7:30 p.m. 2017
January 18th (Wed) at Oriel's home
April 25th (Tues) at Lynn's home
June 26th (Mon) Venue TBA
October 11th (Wed) at Jan's home
CTOD meetijngs 7:30 p.m. 2017
May 9th (Tues) at Moors Methodist Chapel
July 17th (Mon) at the Moors Methodist Chapel
CTOD AGM 7:30 p.m. Wednesday 8th November 2017 at Christ Church URC/PCW
SCHOOLS CHRISTIAN WORKER PROJECT PRAYER BREAKFASTS 2016PRAYER BREAKFAST VENUES 2017
JANUARY 7 th The Whole Life Christian Centre (Cabin Lane Church), Oswestry. Please contact Dave Arnott, 01691 671167
FEBRUARY 4 th St Oswald's Parish Centre, Oswestry. Please contact Elaine Leek, 01691 778024
MARCH 4 th Cornerstone Church, Oswestry. Please contact Ruth Robinson, 01691 658401
APRIL 1 st St Martin's Parish Church, St Martins. Please contact Alan Braddock, 01691 654991
MAY 6 th Chirk Methodist Church, Chirk. Please contact Brenda Wilford, 01691 778425
JUNE 3 rd St John's Church, Weston Rhyn. Please contact Jenni Bevington, 01691 657655
JULY 1st All Saints' Church, Trefonen. Please contact Ann Osman, 01691 654184
AUGUST 5 th Albert Road Church, Oswestry. Please contact Rev Russell Howes, 01691 658596
SEPTEMBER 2 nd St John the Baptist's Church, Whittington. Please contact John or Lynn Carroll, 01691 659385
OCTOBER 7 th Hope Church, Oswestry. Please contact Gill Buckeridge, 01691 653172
NOVEMBER 4 th Oswestry Methodist Church, Oswestry. Please contact Alan Braddock, 01691 654991
DECEMBER 2 nd Cellar Church, Ellesmere. Please contact Brian Catton, 01939 270483
Breakfasts normally take place between 8.00 a.m. and 9.30 a.m. on the first Saturday of the month, and known supporters receive an emailed notification a week in advance. There is no charge, and all are welcome.
PLEASE TELEPHONE THE HOST/HOSTESS ON OR BEFORE THE PREVIOUS WEDNESDAY IF YOU ARE ABLE TO COME
PRAYER CALENDAR 2016/17
1 St Oswald's Parish Church, Rev. Simon Thorburn,Rev. Michelle Grace
2 Our local communities and neighbourhoods
3 St. Michael the Archangel, West Felton, Rev. Sarah Burton
4 Christian young people in our schools and colleges
5 St. John the Baptist, Whittington, Rev. Sarah Burton
6 Oswestry Christian Bookshop
7 Seion Church, Mr Geraint Prichard
8 C.T.O.D Executive and members of Churches Together meeting
9 Religious Society of Friends, Angela Arnold (clerk)
10 Cabin Lane Church, Rev. Steve and Rev. Jan Worthy
11 Our Lady and St. Oswald's Catholic Church,Fr. Philip Kuzhiparambil, Rev. Stephen McKenna
12 Schools Christian Worker Project, Hannah Moore, Jonny Hardway, Board members
13 Oswestry Methodist ChurchRev. Heather Wilson
14 Kiwoko Hospital,Uganda
15 Cornerstone Baptist Church , Rev. Tony Maude
16 Moors Methodist Chapel, Rev. Heather Wilson
17 Horeb Church,Rev. Gwilym O. Jones
18 Oswestry and Borders Foodbank, Mrs. Liz Jermy
19 Holy Trinity Parish Church, Rev. Paul Darlington, Rev. Steve Nicholson
20 Christ Church,Rhydycroesau, Rev. Simon Thorburn, Rev. Michelle Grace
21 Christ Church URC/PCW, Church elders
22 St. Martin of Tours Parish Church, St. Martins. Rev. Stuart Jermy
23 Hope Church, Oswestry, Mr. Derek Hughes
24 Community Outreach Group (COG), Mrs. Elinor Nicholas
25 Our local schools and teaching staff
26 Hospital Chaplains at the Orthopaedic Hospital
27 St. John's Weston Rhyn, Rev. Stuart Jermy
28 Albert Road Evangelical Church, Rev. Russell Howes
29 St. Mary's Church Selattyn, Rev. Adrian Bailey
30 All Saints' Parish Church, Trefonen, Rev Kathy Trimby
31 Ministry to children and young people