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Church Family News
19th February 2017
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Ruth 1: sweet and bitter providence

9:00am Holy Communion (BCP):Elizabeth Plant
10:30am All-age Service:Terry Clark

6:30pm Youth Film Night: Deane Church Centre

To include 2 course meal, tea and coffee.  Bring your own drinks.

A great opportunity to get to know, and spend time with, others from Lostock, St Andrew's and St Bede's.

Why ask for prayer?

Romans 15:30
'I urge you, brothers and sisters, by our Lord Jesus Christ and by the love of the Spirit, to join me in my struggle by praying to God for me.'

In our daily struggles we, like Paul, can be encouraged by members of our church family praying with and for us. If you would like others to be praying for you, please ask any of the prayer ministry team (or indeed any of the church family). You can ask personally, by email (prayer @deanechurch.org) or drop a prayer request card in the box at the back of church. All prayer requests will remain confidential within the prayer ministry team.

Prayer is such a privilege; let us join together in our struggles and as we do, encourage and build each other up, bringing glory to God.

Our prayer diary for February is available at the back of church.  Please take a copy home and use it to help you pray through this month. The Urban Outreach prayer diary for Feb-March is also available at the back of church.

Grub Tub

Thank you for continuing to donate items for Storehouse and WinterWatch through the Grub Tub at the back of church.  If you are out shopping and can pick up a couple of extra items, then do put them in the tub at the back.  They are much appreciated.

Storehouse are particularly in need of UHT milk and rice if you could possibly donate those items.  They have a good stock of toiletries but not enough deodorants.

WinterWatch has restarted for this winter and will run through into March providing food, clothing, showers and advice to homeless people on Friday, Saturday and Sunday evenings.  Each evening is staffed by volunteers.  Do be praying for WinterWatch over these next few months.

Dates for your dairy

Next MoMENtum breakfast - Saturday 11th March, 8:30am, Toby Carvery.  Speaker - Mark Cowling

Tuesday 14th March at 7:00pm  - Spotlight Concert in church.  These concerts are run by Bolton Music Service and they give young musicians an opportunity to perform a solo in front of an audience.  Everybody is welcome to come along.

13th April (Maundy Thursday)
7:30pm
Joint Communion Service with Lostock at Lostock Parish Church

14th April (Good Friday)
2.30pm
Joint Service with Lostock at Deane

Stewardship Response

Last Sunday was the end of our six week series on stewardship - 'Making the most of all that God gives us'. To help us respond we have put together a pack to encourage and enable us to think about how we might use the time, talents and money that God has given to us.  

If you weren't here last week, or didn't pick up your pack last week, then please do make sure that you collect it from the table at the back of church this morning. Please prayerfully consider how you can respond.

There is one box at the back of church for you to return the two different forms to us.

Thank you.

Data Protection Review

If you haven't already, then please do return your data protection form as soon as possible.  There is a box available at the back of church for returns.  If you have any questions, or don't have a form, then please speak to Beccy.  Thank you.

It Takes Two: Building a Lasting Marriage

It Takes Two is an event for any couple who want to invest a little more in their relationship.  Whether your marriage is in good shape or things are tough right now, whether you've been married for a few months, for many years or you've just got engaged, this event will help unlock the potential of your relationship.

The Care for the Family event is on Tuesday 21st March, 7:30pm - 10:00pm at Fulwood Free Methodist Church, Lightfoot Lane, PR2 3LT.

Tickets cost £6 for one ticket, or £5 if we book more than 5 tickets.  If you're interested in going along please let Beccy know.

Ladies Guild 2017

The first meeting of the Ladies Guild is at 7pm on Tuesday 14th March for the AGM followed by a Bring and Buy.

Please make a note in your diaries now and start collecting suitable items (nice but not-needed presents?) to bring along for the Bring and Buy.

New members are always very welcome.

Holy Week 2017

Archdeacon David Bailey will be delivering a short series of Bible expositions.

7.30pm at Lostock Church

Tuesday 11th, Wednesday 12th, Thursday 13th April. The Maundy Thursday one will be in the context of Holy Communion

All welcome

Coming up....

Monday 20th February
1:15pm Handicraft Group
Deane Church Centre

Tuesday 21st February
1:30pm Home Group
Deane Church Centre
7.15pm Home Group
44 Elswick Avenue
7:30pm Home Group
234 Wigan Road

Wednesday 22nd February
10:00am Olive Branch Cafe
Deane Church Centre
1:30pm Home Group
15 Brampton Road
7:30pm Home Group
540 Bolton Road
7:30pm Christianity Explored
Deane Church Centre

Thursday 23rd February
7.30pm Home Group
23 Henry Herman Street

Sunday 26th February
Ruth 2: under the wings of God
9:00am Holy Communion (BCP)
Elizabeth Plant
10:30am Morning Service
Elizabeth Plant
6:30pm Youth Night
Deane Church Centre

Service rotas

If you don't get them via email, then the service rotas for March are now available.  Please collect them from the pigeon holes at the back of church.

Deane Church Shop

Visit us: 292 Wigan Road
We're open:
Monday to Friday 10:00am - 4:00pm


Good quality ladies' and men's clothing; children's clothes; fiction and non-fiction books; bric-a-brac; household crockery.
Now also selling greetings cards.

It's Sainsbury's Active kids time again!

Last year you helped the Guides, Rainbows and Brownies of St Mary's, Deane by collecting vouchers which were used to obtain fitness sessions.

Again Sainsbury's AKV vouchers are now available for every £10 you spend at Sainsbury's store or petrol station.  So please remember to collect your vouchers - better still ask your friends, relatives and neighbours to collect the vouchers too!  A box will be at the back of church until the end of the campaign.

Many thanks.

Church Centre

The Church Centre is now available to hire for meetings and events on Thursday and Friday from 8:30am to 5:00pm, and Saturday from 9:00am to 5:00pm.  There are leaflets available in Church and the Church Centre with more information.
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Thursday: Closed all day


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