Pew sheet – for for 5/6/16

June 5, 2016 12:32 pm Published by

Jesus, the Compassionate Lord of Life

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, Heather Fitzgerald, Peggy Snelson
– In memory of the departed: Jacob Ninan
– In memory of the anniversaries of departed: Ian Ivett, Sarah Avenia, Don Yates

All Saints Diary
5 June – 10.30am Parish Eucharist, Celebrant: Edward Tufnell
19 June – 6pm Celebrating 150th Anniversary of Reader Ministry at St. Andrews, Kimbolton Road

St James Diary
5 June – 10.30am Parish Eucharist, Celebrant: Edward Tufnell
19 June – 6pm Celebrating 150th Anniversary of Reader Ministry at St. Andrews, Kimbolton Road

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

St James House Group 15 Church End, Thurs 16 June, 7.30pm continuing our study of the early church (Acts, chap 11) allowing the Gentiles into the faith. The evening starts with a meal and everybody from both churches are welcome. Please let us know if you are coming. Edwin and Peta (348718)

Edwin has a number of copies of some research entitled “Talking Jesus” done by the Church of England on the state of Christianity in the UK e.g., Is Christianity really dying? Edwin will be organising a meeting. Please let me know if you would like to come. Edwin (348718)

Spring Harvest, April 2017(during school holidays): early bird discounts apply if booking before August. Biblical teaching and Butlins facilities in Skegness. Group discounts. see www.springharvest.org
John Richards (07732 971783) or Jacqui P

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

All Saints Lunch Club, Wed 15 June 12.30 pm at Corner 5. Everyone welcome, for details contact Anita Lowe (857212)

As well as non-perishable food the Bedford Food Bank are currently particularly in need of jam, UHT fruit juice, UHT milk and tin openers. Thank you Ann M

All Saints Fete 25 June Your fete needs you. If anyone has any good ideas/would like to help in any way/wants to be involved, please contact Brian, Margaret (854674), Roz, Helen or Les. We will welcome you.

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. More information or booking:  Frances Leonard (852480) francesmleonard@gmail.com , Janet Fardell (855158) martinandjanet1@btinternet.com

St James Christian Aid Lunch A very big ‘thank you’. Once gift aid has been added we have raised just over £1000. Ann

All Saints Natter Club Thurs 16 June from 2-5pm, All Saints Church Hall. All welcome. Drinks, cakes and a natter. £1 for refreshments, plus £1 for raffle ticket. Guest speaker is Jane Weaver, demonstrating ‘Chair Aerobics’.  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 Tues 28 June, Sun 3 July.

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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