News sheet for 27/11/16

November 28, 2016 8:55 am Published by

 

Theme: Advent 1   Keep Watch

Readings: Isaiah 2.1-5; [Gospel: Matthew 24. 36-44]
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, infirm and recovering: Janet Smith, Edna Bebbington, Rose Jessop, Revd Lydia Humphreys (Kempston Transfiguration Church)
– The departed: Canon John Tibbs, John Brierley
– The anniversaries of departed: Sidney Ashpole, Ivy Jackson

All Saints Diary
27 Nov – 10.30am Parish Eucharist, celebrant: James Reveley
28 Nov – Mon, 7.30pm ‘Exploring Prayer’, All Saints Church Hall; please bring your Bibles

St James Diary
27 Nov – 9am Parish Eucharist, celebrant: James Reveley
28 Nov – Mon, 7.30pm ‘Exploring Prayer’, All Saints Church Hall; please bring your Bibles

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

Table+ (advanced notice – next meeting 7.30pm Sun 15 Jan) David and Suzette Maguire

The licensing ceremony for Rev Eric Lomax is planned for Tues 31 Jan 2017, 7.30pm at All Saints:

licensing-invite

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

St James Christmas cards with views of Biddenham for sale again this year. Cost: 5 cards for £3 and 10 cards for £5. They will be in Church each Sunday or contact Sue Squire (342373) or Jacqui Piper (356993) to order them.

St James Christmas Bazaar Sat 3 Dec, Village Hall 2 -4.30pm. We need your help please: Bottles for bottle stall – in box at back of church or to the Smiths 50 Main Road;  Food for the Produce stall – Anne Church (214805);   Volunteer help for an hour or so on – Sue Squire (342373)

St James parish Christmas cards for distribution. Please help. The first date in the cards is our Bazaar on 3 Dec so please ensure that they are delivered by then. Thank you Ann Morrish

Pewsheet notices received w/c 28 Nov will appear in the pewsheet of 11 Dec

 

Ministry team: Christopher Dawe (363890) reader@thedawes.co.uk

All Saints Churchwardens: Brenda Walker (851597), Margaret Leighton (854674)

All Saints website: www.allsaintskempston.com   Jeremy.clarke@allsaintskempston.com

St James Churchwardens: Laurie Hurn (364251), Edwin Martin (348718)

St James website: www.stjamesbiddenham.com   John Richards: ultra2ortho@doctors.org.uk

Pewsheet: madeleinefone@hotmail.co.uk

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