News sheet for 6/11/16

November 5, 2016 9:36 pm Published by

 

 

Theme: Resurrection Questions

Job 19.23-27a; [Gospel: Luke 20.27-38]

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, including: Janet Smith, Edna Bebbington, Rose Jessop, Canon John Tibbs
– The recently departed: Audrey Jarvis (Jan Greengrass’s mother)
– The anniversaries of those who died around this time in previous years, including: George Norton

All Saints Diary
6 Nov – 10.30am Parish Eucharist, celebrant: Paul Boulter
7 Nov – Monday 7.30pm ‘Exploring Prayer’, All Saints Church Hall

13 Nov – 10.45am Remembrance Service at Biddenham War Memorial
15 Nov – Tues 7.30pm ‘Exploring Prayer’, All Saints Church Hall

St James Diary
6 Nov – 9am Parish Eucharist, celebrant: Paul Boulter
7 Nov – Monday 7.30pm ‘Exploring Prayer’, All Saints Church Hall
13 Nov – 10.45am Remembrance Service at Biddenham War Memorial
15 Nov – Tues 7.30pm ‘Exploring Prayer’, All Saints Church Hall

St James new pew cushions. The PCC has decided to replace the worn out pew runners. If you would like to make a donation please put in a yellow envelope marked ‘Seat Cushions’ and to Ann Morrish, Laurie Hurn or Jacqui Piper.

Table+ meets in David and Suzette Maguire’s  home for fellowship, food, discussion and prayer, to support them in their pioneer work – just bring along some nibbles to share. Sun 20 Nov, 7.30 pm, at 39 Broad Mead Avenue, Great Denham. Looking forward to welcoming you.

The licensing ceremony for Rev Eric Lomax is planned for Tues 31 Jan 2017. We look forward to welcoming Rev Lomax to All Saints and St James.

St James Men’s Group will meet Fri 18 Nov at 15 Church End with Rev Paul Boulter, curate at Christchurch who has led our services several times in the vacancy. He will talk about how he was brought up, why he gave up a career in the House of Commons to train as a vicar and what his aims are in life. The evening starts with a pint and a meal followed by our discussion with Paul. All men are welcome.  If you are coming please let Edwin know (348718) or edandpete@hotmail.com for catering purposes.

Diocesan Pilgrimage: Rome and Assisi, 11–18 Sept 2017 led by Canon Dennis Stamps. There is a meeting on Mon 21 Nov, 7.15pm at St Albans Diocesan Office Holywell Lodge, 41 Holywell Hill, St Albans, AL1 1HE.

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All Saints Lunch Club, Wed 16 Nov 12.30pm at Corner 5.   Christmas Lunch, Wed 7 Dec  12.30pm at The King William, 2 courses £18.95, 3 courses £23.95, £5 deposit. Meal order essential before 17 Nov please. Everyone welcome, for details contact Anita Lowe (857212)

Person needed to run St James Church Barn.  This involves bookings, billing etc. Please call Anne Church for details (214805)

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.

Concert by “Heart and Mind” Sat 19 Nov,  7.30pm in St James’s Church. A light, uplifting mix of music, songs and poetry from a local choir (including our own Fiona!), in aid of The Friends of St James and The Friends of Biddenham Village Pond to celebrate 30 years of the restored pond.   Followed by special refreshments in the Barn.   Tickets £10 (£7 for members) from Diana Shooter (213305) or Peter Leverkus (353662).

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)

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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