The Inside Column 2/9

Posted in: The Inside Column- Sep 03, 2018 No Comments

Good morning and welcome to St Barnabas Stoke – if you are visiting today we hope you encounter God’s goodness and love for you as you join us in worshipping Him, please feel free to stick around afterwards for a coffee and a chat.

Some news from Luke …

Hi everybody – hope your week is going well and you’re enjoying the look of the snow-capped mountains at the moment like I am. Spring is on the way which means Christmas is just around the corner – I know, how did that happen?

Spring is often the season for new initiatives and change and this year is no different in my life – as some of you may have heard, I’ll be wrapping up my time as worship leader and curate in December. It’s been an amazing journey here at St Barnabas, but it’s time for our family to take on a fresh adventure and be obedient to the Godly promptings we’ve been receiving.

Although exactly what we will be doing next year is still in the development stages, it will be missional at heart with a focus on being church and creatively reaching the ones who may never come through the doors on a Sunday morning. We’re really excited about this but we’d sure appreciate your prayers as we step out in faith. We will be praying for you and St B’s, that God brings along the right leader who can continue to grow the team and lift a banner of praise.

Please pray for Luke and family for their next step, that God will richly bless him and his family in what they believe God is calling them into next year. We have been incredibly blessed to have had Luke lead the worship team here for several years, and he will be greatly missed.

The date for the Garage Sale is Saturday 27 October from 8.00am to 11.00am, and money raised will go towards our mission giving. In the past this was known as the white Elephant that ran as part of the fair. So if you have anything (please no tv’s or broken things) that you are wanting to clean out of the house then you can start bringing things to the church hall. There will be a sausage sizzle at the same time. This will be a great way for us to support our mission partners. If you would like to help on the day, or beforehand let the office know.

Just in case you were thinking “what about that home baking I always do for the fair?” Well we have been ask to run the catering at the Diocese Clergy Conference up at the lake this year from Monday 8 to Wednesday 10 October and we will be asking for all sorts of food donations for this. We get paid by the Diocese to cater for this event. What we don’t spend we can keep, so it can be a good fund raiser for the church. More info on this to come.

Yours in Christ



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