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PRAYER FOR THE SUFFERING CHURCH 

You are warmly invited to join to pray for the suffering Church if you are free.

It will be on the second Tuesday each month at 7:15 for 7:30 for one hour at the home of Petra McMahon, 9 Cabin Lane, Oswestry. Current information from various sources will be available to guide our prayers.

Dates
Tuesday 11th September
Tuesday 9th October
Tuesday 13th November
Tuesday 11th December

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Oswestry Rural Youth Church - Commissioning Service

We invite you to join us at 4.00pm on 2 September 2018, in St. John the Baptist Church, Whittington for a service of commissioning, as Matt Barkley begins his work as Pioneer Youth Minister.

As this is a venture for young people, we want this to be a joyful celebration for all ages so we will begin with a welcome and all-age activities at 4.00pm, followed by a short commissioning service at 4.30pm, and ending with refreshments.

We hope you will be able to join us.

Oswestry Rural Youth Church Management Group

and my apologies for late notice, Sarah Burton ORYC Chair

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100 Days of Prayer

The Presidents of Churches Together in England are joining with Buckingham Palace in recognising the significance of a National Day of Prayer one hundred years ago on 4 August 1918. The National Day of Prayer called that day by King George V, brought the nation together in prayer, asking God to bring peace. The King and Queen Mary joined members of the Houses of Parliament for a special service in Westminster. Services were also held in churches throughout the country. One hundred days later, the Great War ended. From 4 August 2018, in churches across this country, let us mark the 100 days to 11 November with prayers for peace, hope and reconciliation as part of Remembrance 100.

For more information contact Catherine Butcher, HOPE's Communications Director, 07850 083414 Cath.Butcher@hopetogether.org.uk

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News from Churches Together in Oswestry District.
We often hear, ‘We're all getting older, where's the next generation coming from?' Well, God is definitely moving in Oswestry
Three young families are moving into the Oswestry area to work to bring the gospel to young people.
1.Hope Church is employing a Children and Families Worker
2. The Schools Christian Worker Project has a new worker starting in September. Jane Webber, with her husband Matt, is moving up from Exeter. Jane will be visiting twenty schools in the area, including Marches School which has already made preliminary approaches. She will organise assemblies, run Christian groups, clubs and courses. Her commissioning is on Sunday 30th September at 6.30 at CTOD's annual Praise and Puddings service, to be held this year to be at All Saints Trefonen
3. A recent and most exciting project is the Oswestry Rural Youth Church. The Management Group is about to employ a Pioneer Youth Minister, Matt Barkley. With his wife and young child he is moving from Woking. He will be organising meetings and activities for 11 to 18 year olds living in the rural area aroung Oswestry. The Management Group has raised or had pledged enough funds to pay for the first two and a half years, and is working hard to raise more money and to find volunteers to work with Matt. .
His Commissioning service is at 4.00pm on 2 September in St John the Baptist Whittington. There will be a welcome and all age activities at 4.00pm followed by the service at 4.30 and ending with refreshments. It promises to be a joyful occasion for all ages.
Prayer support is requested for all these ventures and especially for Matt and his family as they say goodbye to friends and family and move to Oswestry, and for the young people of our churches, commnities and schools as the workers begin their ministry with them.
More info at https://www.oryc.org.uk

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 OUR FOOD STOCK IS RUNNING 

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 VERY LOW!!

We are so grateful to all our many donors and supporters who have contributed food to the Food Bank. So here is a very big...THANK YOU!

However we are finding it harder to keep up with demand and the picture shows many gaps on the shelves of the Beatrice Street food store.
We now request your further help to fill the gaps.
During the summer holidays we run a scheme to help the
families with children who receive free school meals in term-time. They can now access the Food Bank
for six food parcels during the school summer holiday. This will only be possible with your help.
Our MOST WANTED items include:-
Tins: Hot Dogs, Meat Ball, corn beef (small tins), ham (small tins), spaghetti, tomatoes, fruit, custard, rice pudding, carrots
Bottles: Squash (small), ketchup, brown sauce, mayonnaise
Jars: Jam, peanut butter, coffee, pasta sauces
Packets: cereals, long life milk

Click FB appeal for a pdf poster 

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We are looking forward to September:-

Sunday 30th September at 6.30 pm - Harvest Praise and Puddings and commissioning of new SCWP worker, Jane Webber, at All Saints' Trefonen
 

Click here for New Schools Christian Worker Prayer Breakfast list for 2018  

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 St Oswald's Community ‘drop-in' Tuesday mornings10:30am - 12.30pm

The Parish Centre, St Oswald's Church,  The Broadwalk
Oswestry SY11 2SY

Open to everyone,so please drop in, no charge

 Offering local people a welcoming hot drink, a friendly face and a chance to enjoy conversation and companionship. 

If anyone would like to know more about the St Oswald's drop-in they can contact me on 01691 778024 or by email at leek1@btinternet.com.
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Places of Welcome information

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  Winter Disability Oswestry Directory. We now have 50 groups involved! 

Click DO Directory for a pdf copy 

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 Connect For Life

If you feel interested in supporting people with memory difficulties, early dementia or who are lonely and isolated, Connect For Life can offer you the opportunity to volunteer at our new friendly group session on Thursdays, starting in September.
Please contact Alison Humphreys for more information on 07582 207972, email connectforlife@hotmail.com , also see Connect For Life website at connectforlife.co.uk

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 Please note:- the Community Outreach Group 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'   

Please note that Churches Together in Shropshire have a good website.
 https://shropshirechurches.wordpress.com 

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    DIARY 

2018 

 CTOD Stand at Oswestry Show - Saturday 4 th August

Harvest Praise and Puddings Service
Sunday 30 th September at 6.30 p.m.and commissioning of new SCWP worker, Jane Webber, at All Saints' Trefonen

Joint Church Prayer Meetings

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 SCHOOLS CHRISTIAN WORKER PROJECT PRAYER BREAKFAST VENUES 2018

See the Schools Christian Worker page

CTOD Executive 2018  7:00 p.m. 
January 15 th (Mon) at Sarah's home 
April 18 th (Wed) at Richard's home 
June 26 th (Tues) at Oriel's home 
October 11 th (Thurs) at Jan's home

Churches Together Meetings 2018  7:30 p.m.

July 17 th (Tues) at St John's, Weston Rhyn

 CTOD AGM 7:30 p.m. Thursday 8 th November at Hope Church, Oswestry

PRAYER CALENDAR 2017/18

The prayer calendar is intended primarily for personal use as a day by day reminder of the various churches, organisations and people in Oswestry and District for whom we may wish to pray. The calendar can be used each month of the year.
 1
St. Oswald's Parish Church
Rev Harvey Gibbons

2
The Haven
Rev Trevor and Mrs Pam Blackshaw

3
St. Michael's, West Felton
Rev. Sarah Burton
Rev Richard Burton
Rev Jassica Castillo-Burley

4
Shofar Church
Rev Dhenis Stafford

5
St. John the Baptist, Whittington
Rev. Sarah Burton
Rev Richard Burton
Rev Jassica Castillo-Burley

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

12
Schools Christian Worker Project
God's work in the schools
Board members

13
Oswestry Methodist Church
The Chapel stewards

14
Kiwoko Hospital, Uganda

15
Cornerstone Baptist Church
Rev. Tony Maude

16
Moors Methodist Chapel
The Chapel stewards

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 Harvey Gibbons

21
Christ Church URC/PCW
Church elders

22
St. Martins of Tours Parish Church, St. Martins
Rev. Stuart Jermy

23
Hope Church, Oswestry
Mr. Derek Hughes

24
Community Outreach Group (COG)
Members of Core Team

25
Young people and those who teach them in schools and churches

26
Hospital Chaplains at the Orthopaedic Hospital

27
St. John's Church, 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

 

 

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