News sheet for 31/7/16

July 31, 2016 1:21 pm Published by

The Place for our Treasure

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, infirm and recovering: George Thompson, Janet Smith, Edna Bebbington, Peggy Snelson, Mark Nicholson, Roger Stokes
– For the departed: Jayne Beard
– For the anniversaries of departed: Reginald Anstey, David Frossell

All Saints Diary:  31 Jul – 10.30am Family Eucharist, Celebrant: Ian McIntosh
St James Diary: 31 Jul – 9am Family Eucharist, Celebrant: Ian Macintosh

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

The annual Songs of Praise service will take place at St. James’ church, 4.30 pm, on Sun 18 Sept, hosted again by Community Ministers, David and Suzette Maguire. The sign-up sheet for this will be at the back of church for the four Sundays in August: please sign up & add your special ‘song of praise’ to the running order on the day.

Table+: Community Ministers, David and Suzette, are hosting the first of these events in their home (39 Broad Mead Avenue, Great Denham, MK40 4SA) on Sun 21 Aug, 7.30-9pm. Those coming along are invited to bring some ‘nibbles’ to share. Format: 30-45 mins of socialising; then a short time of ‘sharing’ about what is going on in their ministry and the two parishes; 30-45 mins of prayer. All welcome, but please let them know if you’re coming (341912). Thanks!

Transforming communities

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

All Saints Lunch Club, Wed 17 Aug 12.30 pm at The King William.  Everyone welcome, for details contact Anita Lowe (857212)

As well as non-perishable food the Bedford Food Bank are currently particularly in need of tinned sponge puddings, biscuits, multi-purpose cleaning spray and washing powder.  Last month they helped 435 people, 163 of these were children. Thank you Ann Morrish

All Saints Afternoon Teas with guided tours for £7.95 per head, in aid of church funds. Minimum group size 10. Frances L(852480) francesmleonard@gmail.com. Also Janet Fardell (855158) martinandjanet1@btinternet.com

All Saints Natter Club: Thurs 18 Aug from 2-5pm in All Saints Church Hall, Kempston.  All are welcome for drinks, cakes and a natter. £1 for refreshments, plus £1 for raffle ticket. Guest speaker: Sheila Phillips with dog Chester from charity Canine Partners Vikki Clarke (843669)

Coffee Morning at 26 The Elms on Thurs 11 Aug 10 -12noon. All proceeds towards the All Saints windows repairs.  Anita (857212)

All Saints & St James outing. I am gauging interest for a possible church group booking for go karting in MK; men & ladies; also your family &/or friends; aged 16+ for driving but any age for spectating. Please text me if this might interest you. John Richards 07732 971783.

An opportunity for All Saints: David and Suzette are running three ‘Come & Play’ sessions during August at Daisy Hill Children’s Centre, and they are wondering if anyone from All Saints would be willing to come along for an hour (10-11am) to prepare snack and make drinks, freeing Suzette up to chat with the families that come along. Dates: Wednesdays 10, 17 and 24 Aug. Do let them know (341912) if you are able to help out. Thanks

St James Churchyard Work Party. We should be grateful for your help on Sat 10 Sept, 9.30-1pm when we will be tidying, clearing and cutting in the Churchyard. Do join us and have some chat and coffee too!

Contacts:

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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