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Parish News - Extra - 4th July 2020
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I, the Lord of Sea And Sky
John Michael Talbot
I, the Lord of sea and sky I have heard my people cry
All who dwell in dark and sin, my hand will save
I who made the stars of night, I will make their darkness bright
Who will bear my light to them? Whom shall I send?
Here I am Lord, is it I Lord?
I have heard You calling in the night
I will go, Lord, if You lead me
I will hold Your people in my heart
I, the Lord of snow and rain, I have borne my people’s pain
I have wept for love of them, they turn away
I will break their hearts of stone, give them hearts for love alone
I will speak my word to them, whom shall I send?
Here I am Lord, is it I Lord?
I have heard You calling in the night
I will go, Lord If You lead me
I will hold Your people in my heart

I, the Lord of wind and flame, I will tend the poor and lame
I will set a feast for them, my hand will save
Finest bread I will provide, 'til their hearts be satisfied
I will give my life to them, whom shall I send?
Here I am Lord, is it I Lord?
I have heard You calling in the night
I will go, Lord, if You lead me
I will hold Your people in my heart

The Servant King
Graham Kendrick
From heaven you came helpless babe
Entered our world, your glory veiled
Not to be served but to serve
And give Your life that we might live
This is our God, The Servant King
He calls us now to follow Him
To bring our lives as a daily offering
Of worship to The Servant King
There in the garden of tears
My heavy load he chose to bear
His heart with sorrow was torn
'Yet not My will but Yours, ' He said
This is our God, The Servant King
He calls us now to follow Him
To bring our lives as a daily offering
Of worship to The Servant King
Come see His hands and His feet
The scars that speak of sacrifice
Hands that flung stars into space
To cruel nails surrendered
This is our God, The Servant King
He calls us now to follow Him
To bring our lives as a daily offering
Of worship to The Servant King
So let us learn how to serve
And in our lives enthrone Him
Each other's needs to prefer
For it is Christ we're serving
This is our God, The Servant King
He calls us now to follow Him
To bring our lives as a daily offering
Of worship to The Servant King

"Alrewas and Fradley Charities are keen to support anyone, families or individuals, struggling to make ends meet as a result of the Corona Virus Pandemic and are starting a Food Voucher Scheme.

If you are interested in being included or would like to know more, you can contact them in strictest confidence by email to:, by post to: 156 Main St Alrewas DE13 7ED, or by phone on : 01283 790085, with a brief description of your circumstances."

A note from Elizabeth…

This weekend sees the 72nd Anniversary of the NHS. During this Corona virus pandemic, the NHS has been much in our thoughts – some have had personal experience of care in these challenging weeks.

And, of course, so many have done their bit during the difficult weeks of lockdown. The online worship from St Stephen’s this week focuses on this Anniversary and is dedicated to all those who serve and all who have died as a result of Covid 19.

I was fortunate enough to be one of 1800 NHS workers invited to a Service to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the NHS in Westminster Abbey.
It was exciting spotting all the dignitaries coming into the Abbey and seeing the 20 metre long Banner processed in by 100 NHS staff and portraying the NHS through the ages. Of course that was 1998.  We were there for a more serious reason. Opening the service, the Dean of Westminster, the Very Rev Dr Wesley Carr, spoke of the dedication of the millions of people who have served and still serve in the NHS and the gratitude to the founders and inspirers of the NHS, and all those who had supplied "the wisdom, enthusiasm and resources to enable it to serve our people".
"We were reminded of a past which we must not erase or even glorify. We must treasure it, value it, and, most importantly, build on it."

We have seen that care and dedication in recent weeks at its best. As we say thank you, it is important that the human toll of Covid-19 is not forgotten or lost. Therefore, the anniversary is also an opportunity to remember and reflect on the lives of those we have lost to this devastating virus.    
  • The nation is being encouraged to celebrate the NHS's 72nd birthday and thank key workers for their support during the corona virus pandemic. /together” (
  • Saturday July 4th Evening.  The Together Coalition has asked people to remember all those we have lost by putting a light in their window or on their doorstep. This could be a candle, a lamp or a torch. National landmarks will be ‘lit up blue’ to remember and also recognise the anniversary the next day.
  • Sunday July 5th 5pm will see the biggest, loudest and final ‘clap for carers and key workers.’                          
So light a light on the evening of Saturday July 4th and clap loudly at 5pm on Sunday July 5th!

WE give thanks for the life and work of the NHS and for the lives of those inspired to serve others in showing care and compassion. We pray for its continued work and for the significant contribution to clinical care made by its scholars.
Bless all who give themselves to the service of others; that with wisdom, patience, and courage, they may minister to the suffering and the needy.
                                                             Elizabeth Wall
                                                                         Associate Minister
St Stephen’s Church

Prayers for 4th Sunday after Trinity
We will be sending out a recording of Online Worship for our usual 10.30am Service; this is dedicated to our NHS whose 72nd Anniversary falls today.
This is our 18th recorded Service during lock down. There have been many participants in our virtual worship and we thank all for their support- our Music Group, vocalists and readers.  Grateful thanks go to Katie Levitt who has edited each one, with Tim Chamberlin providing incidental music. 
Please join us by clicking on the link below.
The Service will be live at 10.30am on Sunday 5th July.

IN ADDITION, as we can now offer public worship in our church building there will be a said service following the Book of Common Prayer at 9am on 5th July in St Stephen’s.
Guidelines of social distancing will need to be followed but we will do all possible to keep our church and those who use it safe.
Sunday 5th July Trinity 4
Readings:  Zechariah 9.9-12   Romans 7. 15-25a  Matthew.16-19. 25-end
……. and some verses from hymn for today on this the 72nd Anniversary of the NHS.
Brother, sister, let me serve you;                                                                   
let me be as Christ to you;                                                                                 
pray that I may have the grace to                                                                     
let you be my servant too.     

I will hold the Christlight for you 
   in the night-time of your fear;                                                                   
I will hold my hand out to you,
speak the peace you long to hear.

We are pilgrims on a journey,                                                                           
and companions on the road;                                                                           
we are here to help each other                                                                        
walk the mile and bear the load.   
I will weep when you are weeping;
when you laugh I'll laugh with you;
I will share your joy and sorrow,
till we've seen this journey through.
Richard Gillard
©1977 Scripture in Song, a division of Integrity Music/

Kingsway’s Thankyou Music   

…and a prayer for us all………..
God of the poor, friend of the weak, give us compassion we pray.
Melt our cold hearts, let tears fall like rain.
Come, change our love from a spark to a flame.
(From: ‘Beauty for Brokenness’)
EAW 4th July 2020
St Stephen's Church Fradley

This week, 5th July, we are thanking the NHS for the
 72years  it has been in existence.
I have included some links for some
colouring sheets this week
 for you to colour in,
 which I am hoping you will display in your windows.
On Sunday 5th July at 5pm, please go out to clap
for the NHS
& all those who have helped us
during the last few challenging months.
There are so many people we should be grateful for that it would be really good if you could make a list & think of how they have, & still are, helping you & your family in the difficult times we are still going through.
Maybe put that list somewhere safe & look at it now & again to remind you of their kindness.

Try to design a poster of your own so that you
Can show others what you have been grateful for,
You can add anything which helps you to think & thank those who have helped you & your family, doctors, nurses, refuse collectors, shop assistants, post men & women & so many more for you to add.
Below are the links for the colouring sheets
You can get your parents to open & print off & you may then enjoy completing them.
There is also a lovely sheet for NHS 72years, but I am unable to past the link. Look it up for yourselves.

Hope to see you all soon
Stay safe
Church Contacts

Vicar:                        Revd Preb John W Allan.  Email:
                                 The Vicarage, Church Road, Alrewas, Burton on Trent DE13 7BT        01283 790486

Associate Minister:   Revd Elizabeth Wall          Email:
                                 Gaia Cottage. 15 Gaia Lane, Lichfield. WS13 7LW                                01543 254891

Reader                      Mrs Carole Ellis
                                  49 Heritage Court, Lichfield                                                                    01543 254448

Reader                      Dorothy Giles       Email:                                01827 820218


Wardens:                  Mr Ian Kirkland, 29 Micklehome Drive                  01283 790622 
                         Mr John Feathers,                                                                                  01283 791842
Assistant Warden:    Mr Edward Gould                                                                                    07896 929113
PCC Secretary:       Ms Laura Jacks,                                                                                      07904 774589
PCC Treasurer:       Mr Nick Kilford,                                                                                        07912 359237
Organists:                 Mr David Hall and Mr Chris Greenhalgh
Captain of Ringers:  Mr David Hall                                                                                          01283 792464
Church Flowers:       Mrs M Johnson                                                                                       
Pastoral Care:          Mrs Julie Willis,                                                                                       01283 791719
Children's society:    Mr and Mrs Peter & Lynn Lerigo,                                                            01283 791544

St Stephen's, Fradley
Warden:                  Mrs Cindy Davies 85 Church Lane                                                          01283 790317 
PCC Secretary:      Mrs Jenny Summers 12 Bailye Close, Streethay, Lichfield WS13 8LD   01543 263359
PCC Treasurer:      Mr Nick Kilford                                                                                          07912 359237
Altar Flowers:         Mrs Elaine Lloyd, 34 Long Lane                                                               01283 790655

St Leonard's, Wychnor
Warden:                  Mrs Frances Mayes, Blackenhall Lodge,
                               The Green, Barton under needwood                                                        01283 713058
PCC Secretary:      Mrs Jackie Coates, Keeper's House, Wychnor                                        01543 473173
PCC Treasurer:     Mrs Karen Mercer, Hill Farm, Wychnor                                                     01283 791515

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Editors:                   Mrs Nikki Burns                                               email:

Alrewas Methodist Church
Minister: Revd Joanna Thornton 01543 253744
61 Burton Road, Streethay, Lichfield WS13 8LR  email:  
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