News sheet for 9/10/16

October 7, 2016 10:14 pm Published by

 

Theme: Lepers Cleansed

Readings:  2 Kings 5.1-3, 7-15c; [Gospel: Luke 17.11-19]

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: Janet Smith, Edna Bebbington, Rose Jessop, Canon John Tibbs
– The recently departed: Colin Beard
– Anniversaries of departed: William Spencer

All Saints Diary
9 Oct – 10.30am Family Eucharist, celebrant: David Powell
9 Oct – 6.30pm Deanery Synod Evensong at Christchurch, Denmark Street (no Evensong at All Saints)
Mon 31 Oct – 7.30pm Autumn course on Prayer starts, All Saints Church Hall

St James Diary
9 Oct – 9am Family Eucharist, celebrant: David Powell
9 Oct – 6.30pm Deanery Synod Evensong at Christchurch, Denmark Street (no Evensong at All Saints)
Mon 31 Oct – 7.30pm Autumn course on Prayer starts, All Saints Church Hall

Evening services:


1st Sunday: Holy Eucharist at St. James

2nd Sunday: Evening Prayer at All Saints

3rd Sunday: Evening Prayer at St. James

St James new pew cushions. The PCC has decided to replace the current (worn out) pew runners.  Cost is approx. £4,000.   If you would like to make a donation towards a comfy seat in church please put it in a yellow envelope marked ‘Seat Cushions’and give to Ann Morrish, Laurie Hurn or Jacqui Piper.

Autumn Course on ‘Exploring Prayer’.  starts Mon 31 Oct. this is an experiential course lead by Suzette Maguire to help us pray more effectively. 7.30pm, All Saints Church Hall on five Mondays 31 Oct to 6 Dec, but Tues (not Mon) 15 Nov. Suzette Maguire, who has run this course before, would find it helpful if you would sign notice. We pray more than we think, let’s do it better. Suzette (341912)

Bishop’s visit Thurs 13 Oct. Bishop Richard is very keen to meet people of the deanery at St. Marks, Brickhill, MK41 7UY, 7.30pm. Welcome of wine, tea, or coffee and hors d’oeuvres followed by short address by Bishop Richard, questions then a short time of prayer finishing with Compline by 9pm. The bishop suggested Synod members invite 2-3 not on Synod. Contact Christopher Dawe  or a churchwarden

“Table+” meet for fellowship, food and prayer with David and Suzette Maguire in their home. Just bring some nibbles (or finger food) to share and come along. The next ‘Table+’ is Sun 16 Oct, 7.30 pm, at 39 Broad Mead Avenue, Great Denham. We look forward to welcoming you. David & Suzette (341912)

All Saints Lunch Club, Next Lunch Club is Wed 19 Oct 12.30 pm at The Half Moon. Everyone welcome, for details contact Anita Lowe

Amendment: The St James Roast Lunch in the Barn planned for Sun 6 Nov will be postponed as it clashes directly with the Biddenham Society’s AGM and Lunch. We plan to hold it in the New Year on Sun 5 Feb.

Person needed to run St James Church Barn.  This involves bookings, billing etc. Please contact Anne Church for details

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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