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September Issue.

In this issue:
Alrewas News
Methodist Church News
Fradley News
Wychnor News
Message from the Vicar.......

Alrewas News

   Services In September
       at All Saints 


     Sunday 1st September  
8am Holy Communion BCP
      10am First Sunday Summer Songs of Praise 

Wednesday 4th September - 10am Holy Communion

Sunday 8th September
8am Holy Communion BCP
 10am Sung Communion

Wednesday 11th September- 10am Holy Communion

Sunday 15th September
8am Holy Communion BCP
 10am Sung Communion  

Wednesday 18th September - 10am Holy Communion

Sunday 22nd September
8am Holy Communion BCP
10am  Sung Communion 

Wednesday 25th September - 10am Holy Communion

Sunday 29th September
8am Holy Communion BCP
10am  Harvest Festival Service

The first book of the Old Testament, the book of Genesis, opens with the story of the creation.  The opening sentence tells us that “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.  Now the earth was formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters” (Gen 1 1-2).  The Bible then tells us how God brought our world into being in six days.  On the seventh day he rested and God “blessed the seventh day and made it holy, because on it he rested from all the work of creating that he had done” (2.2).

Adam and Eve
God had, in the course of the creation, so the Bible tells us, planted a garden “in the east, in Eden” (Gen 2.8).    Although most scholars consider the garden to be mythological, those who believe it to be real have suggested it was situated in southern Mesopotamia (now Iraq) where the Tigris and the Euphrates rivers run into the sea.  The Garden of Eden, also called Paradise, is the biblical garden of God.  In the middle of the garden were the “tree of life and the tree of the knowledge of good and evil” (Gen 2.9).  God then formed a man “from the dust of the ground” (Gen 2.6), and “breathed into his nostrils the breath of life” (Gen 2.7).   He then put him into the garden to work it and take care of it. The man was free to eat from any tree in the garden except the tree of the knowledge of good and evil.  Last of all, God made a woman (Eve) from a rib of the man to be a companion for the man.
We all know the story of the temptation of Eve by the serpent and how she and Adam ate the apple from the tree of knowledge and then realised that they were naked, causing them to hide from God when he came to walk in the garden in the evening.  Because they had eaten the forbidden fruit, God cast them out of the garden, cursing them and the serpent as he did so.  He placed cherubim and a flaming sword to prevent Adam and Eve from returning to the garden and eating from the tree of life and thus living forever.

The Fall of Mankind
This fall from grace illustrates man’s rebellion against the divine authority and his determination to assert freedom in his own way, by disobeying God and eating the fruit of the forbidden tree.  It illustrates man’s ambition to overstep his status as one of God’s creatures and to aspire to become like God.  Man’s defiant act brings with it a sense of guilt; now they “realised that they were naked” (3.7) whereas before “they felt no shame” in their nakedness (2.25).  The personal relationship with God which finds him “walking in the garden in the cool of the day” is now shattered. The disobedience of Adam and Eve is a revolt against man’s humanity, which invokes the judgment of God.  Man’s punishment is that henceforth he must live in suffering and anxiety with the threat of death hanging over his head.  
But God does not abandon his human creation despite all the sin and disobedience.   In the story of Cain, the son of Adam and Eve who murders his brother Abel, God’s judgment is mitigated by his putting a protecting mark on Cain so that no-one who found him would kill him.  The story of the Flood illustrates how Noah, alone amongst the “wickedness of the human race” (Gen 6.5), finds favour with God. The ark into which Noah takes his family and the pairs of animals was a sign of God’s intention to deliver a remnant with which to make a new beginning in history.  Noah had three sons, Shem Ham and Japheth, and it was from Shem that the line of descent of the Israelites came and thus also the term “Semite” which is used to describe the Jewish people today.  It was from Shem that Abraham, David and ultimately Jesus, were descended (Luke 3.23-37).
The story of the Old Testament is the story of how God’s people turned to him and prospered, and then turned away from him and failed.  Perhaps the most important theme running through the whole of the Old Testament is the theme of redemption; the promise by God, and the wait by his people, for a redeemer; a Messiah who would save mankind from the fall of Adam.

                                                              Helen Mullins

The Bank Pop-In

Did you know that The Bank Coffeehouse hosts a Pop-In on the first Wednesday of every month between 9 and 10.30am?  If you fancy some company and a chat, do come along and sit at one of the meet-up tables. It’s fine to come on your own and is a great opportunity to share interests and experiences over a cuppa!  

This has been organised in conjunction with Alrewas Surgery's PPG (Patient Participation Group).

               September         8am                                
1st      Sheila Pennell
8th      Helen Newman 
15th    Norman Hunt 
22nd   Sheila Pennell
29th    Helen Newman 
               September         10 am                                
1st       Peter & Lynn Lerigo
8th       R Hailwood & Pam Foster 
15th     Barbara & Bill Stonehouse
22nd     Jeanette Hodgkison
29th      Jean & Mark Emly
Alrewas Altar Flowers September                                      
1st         Mrs G Cogman   
8 th       Mrs S Pennell
15th       Mrs G Jack
22nd      Miss M Johnson 
29th    Harvest - Mrs M Hibbert 
Coffee Rota - September

1st        Mary-Lou Goodbody
8th       Gail Cogman     
15th      Helen Cocks
22nd     Pauline Kilford 
29th      Jan Tams
A warm welcome awaits you. Come and join us to share tea and biscuits, fellowship and fun!
Bring along whatever craft project you are working on or come along to be inspired by other people's handiwork!
Call Sally on 01283 790486 for more information.

Alrewas Bridge Club

We meet each Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday
at the Royal British Legion at 2pm
Visit our website for more details
All Saints Pastoral Care Team

Are you, or is someone you know facing difficulties? Would you like someone to talk to? Our Pastoral Care team can offer a listening ear and support. For more information please contact Rev. John Allan 01283 790486 or Julie Willis 01283 791719 or see the church website for more details

Dementia Friendly Coffee Mornings

Please come and join us at our coffee mornings for anyone with Dementia or related illnesses and their carers.
A very warm welcome will be given to all.                                                                    
It is a chance for you to relax and to talk and to get support
It’s at The British Legion, Rykneld St
on the first and third Tuesday of each month,
10-30 am to 12-30 pm.

Ring Maureen on 01283 790381 for more information

Alrewas Surgery News

For the latest news from the surgery please click on the following link

The over 50's Club

Do come and join us at our Club which is held at the British Legion on alternative Tuesdays.

 A friendly welcome will be given to all over a cuppa and a chat. Phone Yvonne on 791623 for more details

Alrewas Parish Council
The Parish Council have updated their website to a more phone friendly version. It contains lots of information about the Parish Council as well as what’s going on in Alrewas, including the Village News and the Village Directory where you can get links to all the village organisations and businesses as well as add your own.

Click on the link below to go to the website
Whist Drives
Welcome to our regular whist drives which are held on alternate Thursdays in the Methodist Hall at 2pm. Dates for September are the 12th and 26th.
Just £1 to include refreshments. We are a friendly club and newcomers are always welcome! Contact Georgina on 01283 790713 for more info.


 comes to Alrewas from 9.30 am to 12.30pm on Fridays 13th and 27th of September and is parked in Post Office Road

Keeping fit in Alrewas

Barrie's Fitness class
Each Monday (except bank holidays)
From 10 to 11am in the Methodist Hall cost £3 contact Barrie on 01543 418242

Extend Class
Each Thursday from 10.00 to 11.00 am in the Methodist Hall
organised by Marilyn Feathers
Contact her on - 01283 791842

Otogo Class
Each Thursday from 11.15 to 12.15 in the Methodist Hall
organised by Marilyn Feathers

Move it or lose it
Exercise for the over 60's
All exercises are seated or standing
Every Tuesday 1pm til 2pm  in the Methodist hall followed by tea, coffee and biscuits. £4
Contact Cat Stuart 07973 819629

Art in Alrewas

Sylvia's Art Group meet each Wednesday at  10.30 til 12.30 and also 1.30pm til 3.30 at 30 Wellfield Road (except school holidays)
Check out Sylvia's workshops at:

Delyse's Art Group meets each Wednesday at 2.00pm in the Alrewas Scout Hut
William IV Road contact her on 01283 790832

Afternoon Drop-in
Mondays from 2pm (except bank holidays)
Alewas Methodist Hall
A welcome to all for a chat and refreshments
MacMillan Coffee Event being held by Alrewas Monday Drop-In on Monday 23rd September 2019 from 2pm until 4pm. 
It will be the usual £1 entry to cover refreshments.  There will also be opportunities to buy Cake, other Produce, hand crafted gifts, cards and to try your luck on the luxury raffle. 
All proceeds are for MacMillan Cancer Care so please do encourage friends, family and neighbours to  join us to support this worthy cause.  
The Needwood Singers’ Autumn Concert
The church of St. Michael on Greenhill, Lichfield, WS13 6ED
Saturday 28th September,
at 7.30 p.m.
September Serenade
A varied concert of light music for an autumn evening, including popular classics, spirituals, folk songs, madrigals and anthems.
This concert will take place on the eve of St. Michael’s patronal festival and the Needwood Singers will be joined by the church’s Girls’ Choir who will be performing music from their repertoire.
Tickets: £10 (under 16s free) including refreshments available from Phil on 07973 239693 or on the door.
Minister: Revd Joanna Thornton 01543 253744
61 Burton Road, Streethay, Lichfield WS13 8LR  email:  
Steward: Mrs Pam Handscomb 01543 257594
Bookings: Mr John Henley 01283 752016
Services in September
1st - 10.30am - Morning Worship led by Rev Robert Russell

8th - 10.30am - Morning Worship led by Mrs Sue Hambly 

15th - 10.30am - Together in Worship - informal, child friendly worship for all the family - led by Rev Jo Thornton

22nd - 10.30am - Morning Worship led by Rev Warren Bardsley

29th - 10.30am - Communion service led by Rev Jo Thornton

Prayer Time
Each Monday at 9.15am a small group of Christians from All Saints Parish Church and Alrewas Methodist Church come together for half an hour of prayer, alternating between the two churches. We believe that by praying together we can grow closer, and that our praying can become more meaningful and supportive.
We would be delighted if you could come and pray with us (even if only occasionally)

Mondays 9.15 - 9.45
Methodist Church 2nd, 16th and 30th 
All Saints 9th and 23rd

Please ring Jo Thornton or John Allan for details

Messy Church is on Friday 13th September
All welcome. 5 - 7pm

Crafts - Celebration - Food
Children must be accompanied by an adult
Alrewas Messy Church and Little Fishes toddler group are joint ventures between All Saints Church and Alrewas Methodist Church as we seek to share God's love with our village.

Come and join us at Alrewas Methodist Church on Wednesdays during term time. 9.15-11.15 am

Dates for September are  Wednesdays 11th, 18th and 25th.

Ring or text Helen on 07515 940060 to find out more

Deadline for the October issue

If you would like anything included in the next issue then please email or ring 01283 791941
by Friday 27th September.
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Fradley News
St Stephen’s, Fradley

Services in September
Sunday 1st September
9am Holy Communion (BCP)
10.30am All Age worship with The Music Group
Sunday 8th September
10.30am Family Communion
Sunday 15th September
10.30am Family Communion
Friday 20th September
3.30-5.30pm Messy Church

A time of fun, play, craft and celebration for children with their parents,
grandparents and carers.
Sunday 22nd September
10.30am Family Communion
Sunday 29th September
10.30am Family Communion and Baptism

Find us on Fradley St.Stephen
Strawberry Tea Afternoon.    
On Saturday afternoon, 3rd August, a group of hungry folks descended on Sue Watkins, who had very kindly offered to provide a Strawberry Tea for 24.
Well, we were in for a real treat, Sue had her immaculate lawn bedecked with 4 tables -each one was beautifully laid with linen tablecloths, china plates, cups, saucers, sugar bowls & milk jugs. Not to mention the flower arrangements using flowers from her garden.  
Looking around towards the house were left to right, Sue, the hostess, Graham, the Prosecco waiter & Sue's friend, Louise who supported her throughout.

The tea was delicious & served so well. Home -made scones with jam, cream & Strawberries, which kept being replenished & was enjoyed by all, even the wasps! Copious amounts of tea were also consumed that afternoon, think Sue must have a bottomless teapot.

Amazing food & such hospitality & fellowship as a fund raiser for St. Stephen's Church.  
Thank you so much Sue, you are amazing. Hope you enjoyed it too!

Wychnor News
St. Leonard's Services in September
  8th September             11.30am – Holy Communion

 22nd September           11.30am – Family Service



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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 E Newton,                                                                                        01283 790281
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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