Pew sheet for 3/7/16

July 1, 2016 2:05 pm Published by

Thomas the Apostle
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, Edna Bebbington, Peggy Snelson
– For the departed: Peter Kent
– For the anniversaries of departed: Colin Barley, Richard Snelson

All Saints Diary
3 Jul – 10.30am Parish Eucharist, Celebrant: Peter Littleford

St James Diary
3 Jul – 10.30am Parish Eucharist, Celebrant: Peter Littleford
14 Jul – 7.30pm PCC meets in the Church Barn
21 Jul – 2pm St James School Leavers Service

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

Would you like to dedicate a St James hymn book to a loved one (small donation)? Laurie Hurn (364251)

Prayer for a new vicar: Advertisements have been placed to attract a new vicar for our two churches. Please come and join us at 8pm on Thurs 7 July at 15 Church End Biddenham to pray to God that He will send us the woman or man of His choice to be our vicar and that they will make an application to our Archdeacon. Edwin Martin (348718)

The Diocese is looking to appoint a new Secretary/PA to the Archdeacon of St Albans (20 hpw). http://www.stalbans.anglican.org/diocese/other-vacancies/
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 20 July 12.30 pm at The Brewers Fayre.  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 pudding, UHT fruit juice, jam, coffee, toilet rolls and multi-surface cleaning spray. In the last 3 months they have helped 1308 people, 457 of these were children. Thank you, Ann Morrish
All Saints Church are offering Full Afternoon Teas with Guided Tour of church by arrangement for £7.95 per head, in aid of church funds.   Minimum group size 10.   Frances Leonard (852480) francesmleonard@gmail.com.   Also Janet Fardell (855158) martinandjanet1@btinternet.co

All Saints Natter Club: All welcome. Vikki Clarke (843669)

Walks 4Health: David and Suzette lead 60 minute walks in and around Great Denham.
You are welcome to join them. All meet at Bedford Golf Club, Great Denham at 10.30am on Sun 3 July.

Pond dipping in Biddenham village pond, organised by The Friends of St James, Sun 3 July 2.30-4.30pm. See notice boards for more information. Chris Jones (211759)

Coffee Morning for All Saints Church Funds, Wed 13 July 10.30-12noon at St John’s Homes, Bedford Road, Kempston. Do join us Janet Fardell (855158)

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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