Archive for March, 2012


Karola Onken art exhibition

Following a successful Lent course, the pictures we have been studying alongside the Bible will be on show at Saint Paul’s on Palm Sunday weekend.

The artwork can be viewed at your leisure on Saturday 31st March, from 10am to 5pm.

You will also be able to see the paintings on Palm Sunday (1st April) during the 10:30am service and after the service for a limited time.

These paintings really are worth spending some time over, so do take the opportunity to view them on the Saturday if you can!


Fun Run entry form

We’ve been getting asked where to find the entry form for the 2012 Saint Paul’s Fun Run.
Well, the good news is that you can now download it from here – just click the link below.  It’s a pdf file, which will open automatically in pretty much all computers.  If you’re struggling, you can always get a paper copy from Terry at church.

Get your entries in soon!

Fun Run Entry Form


Clocks go forward

Don’t forget that the clocks go forward overnight between Saturday and Sunday.  Don’t be late for church!


Photos from Aldersley Health Fair

You may have read in the local papers recently that Aldersley High School has officially opened a new BMX track.
Des Halestrap picks up the story…

Opening the new BMX cycle track at Aldersley School seemed too good an opportunity for the community to miss. The PALS(Pendeford Agencies Link Scheme) and the Local Neighbourhood Partnership got together to make a showcase exhibition around the area of health . Community activists have been delighted with the interest that the school has shown in being part of the wider Pendeford community. Readers might remember the widely supported Songs of Praise evening held as part of the 30 year anniversary of St. Paul’s.
St. Paul’s set up a stand at the fair and members were pleased to have Jim’s enthusiastic support.
I believe that members of St. Paul’s should continue to take an interest now that Aldersley have shown such a friendly and supportive effort to making Pendeford a nice place to live.

Des has uploaded a small selection of photographs from the day which he would like to share.
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Lent Course Prayer

An offering from Michael May:

The Cross

Jesus we pray for those who condemned you to die on the cross,
Jesus we pray for those who made you carry your cross,
Jesus we pray for those who came to your aid each time you fell carrying your cross,
Jesus we pray for those who stripped you and nailed you to the cross,
Jesus we pray for those who watched you die on the cross,
Jesus we pray for those who took you down from the cross and laid you in a tomb,
Jesus most of all we pray for your resurrection and the hope you have given to us all.



Quiz night reminder

With Saturday’s quiz night rapidly approaching, don’t forget…

  • Doors open at 6:30pm, with the quiz starting at 7:00pm;
  • Bring your own drinks (and glasses!).  A ploughman’s supper is included, but feel free to bring snacks too;
  • If you haven’t paid for your ticket yet, please bring the money on the night.

Lent Course musings

Following the first session of the Lent Course, Linzee Perry wrote a little something she’d like to share with us –

On Wednesday we looked at Creation.
How did it come about we complained about our nation?

Are we too content in our own little world
not stopping to stand and stare
in wonder at our beautiful world?

Are we too complacent about our faith?
Do we need to stand up now for Christian rights and
culture in our society locally and nationally?

Spring – the season of wonder and surprise at the
new life springing out and up around us.
Do we remember to say “thank you” Lord for the
joys of this season, which surely gladdens every heart after
long, dark, drear winter days?

New morning mists with spider webs sparkling like diamonds
with the dew, birds singing to attract their mate, daffodils
slowly unfolding their golden glory.

What will we do to protect our world what will we do to stand up for our faith?

Inspire and guide us, Lord, every day
so that we will do our bit each in our own way.


Has the Lent Course (or anything else we’ve done at Saint Paul’s) inspired you to be creative or find out more about something?  Why not share it with others here on the blog?  Speak to Rich Cresswell if you have something you’d like to post here.

Saint Paul's, Pendeford

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March 2012