Harvest Thanksgiving: Pewsheet notices/diary

October 3, 2015 11:28 pm Published by

Theme: Harvest Thanksgiving

Welcome to All Saints and St James

Are you new to the parish? Please sit wherever you would like! All are welcome at God’s Altar – either to receive Communion or to receive a blessing. There are toys and books available for children. We would like you to feel welcomed.

Prayers

– For the sick and infirm: George Thompson, Janet Smith, Geoff Smith, Mary Dawe, Miriam Knowles, Viona Kuria

– For the departed: Donald Boyce, Denise Newcomb, Dorothy Walker, Doug Kitchen, Douglas Cook

– For the anniversaries of departed: Margaret Frossell, Clive Wiles, John Congdon

All Saints Diary

4 Oct – 10.30am Harvest Festival

4 Oct – 12noon Bring and Share lunch

18 Oct – 10.30am Baptism of Summer- Rose Orton

1 Nov, All Saints Day – 4pm Deanery Evensong at St Peters Bedford

St James Diary

4 Oct – 9am Harvest Festival

14 Oct – 7.30pm Youth forum

1 Nov, All Saints Day – 4pm Deanery Evensong at St Peters Bedford

1 Nov – 6pm No evening service at St James

Going Deeper into God and Making New Disciples

Evening services: 1st Sunday: Holy Eucharist at St. James 2nd Sunday: Evening Prayer at All Saints 3rd Sunday: Evening Prayer at St. James

Pilgrim Course on the Lord’s Prayer: Mondays 5, 12,19 and 26 Oct at 7.30pm. All Saints Church Hall. All welcome, please sign list.

A group of families from St James Church will be going to Spring Harvest 2-6 April 2016. This is a worship, teaching, and music festival with great facilities for children and young people. http://springharvest.org/. Young people go back year after year. If you would like to come please contact Peta Martin (348718) before 27 Sept or after 26 Oct. Book early – places are going fast.

Many thanks to all who contributed to, or helped with, the St James Songs of Praise service at last Sunday. You helped us to raise a massive £112 for Church Army too! Thanks again. David and Suzette.

Transforming Communities

All Saints Lunch Club, Wed 21 Oct 12.30pm at The Brewers Fayre.  Everyone welcome, for details contact Anita Lowe (857212).

St James Explorers, Church Barn every Sunday apart from first Sunday of the month and school holidays. Joe Warren (351761)

PCCs ask both St James and All Saints to support Bedford Foodbank Last month they fed 456 people. Currently short of tinned chicken meat, tinned pasta, 500g rice, 500g sugar, tinned fruit, tinned vegetables, cup a soup, biscuits, toothpaste and shower gel. All non-perishables welcome. Thank you for continued support.

Natter Club meets on Thurs 15 Oct 2-6pm at All Saints Hall: 3pm Talk: Nutrition by Dana Green. Elaine.

Bishop’s Harvest Appeal 2015 supports children with disabilities in Uganda. Also collecting items for Bedford Foodbank at St James and for Prebend Street Day Centre at All Saints. Please come to All Saints Bring & Share lunch after the Harvest Festival service 4 Oct.   everybody welcome (Margaret, Anita)

Concert (Friends of St James): Bedford Gallery Quire St James’s Church 7.30pm Sat 17 Oct.  £10 (£7 for members) Chris Jones (211759) or Anthea Slark (350644), or sign list.

Please join us in St James Barn on Sat 24 Oct. 10.30am–12noon for coffee and cake and an ‘edible bring and buy’ to raise money for the Bishop’s Harvest Appeal. No charge but donations for the work with disabled children in Uganda.

Contacts: Ministry team: Stephen Huckle (852241) huckles@fsmail.net  Christopher Dawe (363890) reader@thedawes.co.uk All Saints:www.allsaintskempston.com, Churchwardens: Brenda Walker (851597), Margaret Leighton (854674) All Saints website: jeremy@allsaintskempston.com St James: www.stjamesbiddenham.com Churchwarden: Laurie Hurn (364251), Edwin Martin (348718) St James website: June Kuria junedeprince@hotmail.com Pewsheet: madeleinefone@hotmail.co.uk

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