Pewsheet: The first shall be last. Diary/notices

September 20, 2015 7:18 am Published by

Theme: The first shall be last

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, Geoff Smith, Mary Dawe, Miriam Knowles

– For the departed: Gillian Piggott, Michael Rance, Peter Burrows

– For the anniversaries of departed: Frank Rainbow, Graham Bean, Joan Martin

All Saints Diary

23 Sept – 7.30pm Confirmation at the Transfiguration Kempston with the Bishop of Bedford, all welcome

26 Sept – 10am-4pm Cluster Quiet Day at Marston Mortaine

27 Sept- 10.30am Parish Eucharist, Preacher: Gill Merrick, The Children’s Society

4 Oct – 10.30am Harvest Festival

4 Oct – 12noon Bring and Share lunch

18 Oct – 10.30am Baptism of Summer Orton

St James Diary

23 Sept – 7.30pm Confirmation at the Transfiguration Kempston with the Bishop of Bedford, all welcome

24 Sept -12noon  Funeral of Gillian Piggott

26 Sept – 10am-4pm Cluster Quiet Day at Marston Mortaine

27 Sept- 10.30am Parish Eucharist, Preacher: Gill Merrick, The Children’s Society

27 Sept – 4.30pm Songs of Praise

1 Oct – 2pm St James School Harvest Festival

4 Oct – 9am Harvest Festival

14 Oct – 7.30pm Youth forum

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

Cluster Quiet Day: The Forest Centre, Marston Mortaine Sat 26 Sept, 10am-4pm. £12. Refreshments but bring pack lunch. Pls sign list

‘Songs of Praise’ at St. James, Sun 27 Sept, 4.30 pm: the sign-up sheet (your favourite/why) is now at the back of Church until Sun 30 Aug. David and Suzette Maguire.

Pilgrim Course on the Lord’s Prayer: Mondays 21, 28 Sept, 5, 12,19 and 26 Oct at 7.30pm. All Saints Church Hall. All welcome, please sign list.

St. James’s church choir urgently needs new members. Practise: Fridays 7-8pm. We are a friendly team and would love to welcome new members. Anne C (214805), Fran M (217685).

John Piggott sends the following message: The funeral for Gillian will be held at 12noon on the 24 Sept at St. James’s Church

A group of families from St James Church will be going to Spring Harvest 2-6 April 2016. This is a worship, teaching, and music festival with great facilities for children and young people. http://springharvest.org/. Young people go back year after year. If you would like to come please contact Peta Martin (348718) before 27 Sept or after 26 Oct. Book early – places are going fast.

Transforming Communities

All Saints Lunch Club, please note CHANGE of date, it is NOW Wed 23 Sept at the Cross Keys, 12.30pm. NOT Wed 16 Sept. Anita.

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

PCCs ask both St James and All Saints to support Bedford Foodbank – need tinned vegetables, tea bags, sugar and rice, toilet rolls and shower gel -greatly appreciated. Thank you for your continued support of the Food Bank. In July they fed 475 people.

Natter Club meets on Thurs 17 Sept 2-6pm at All Saints Hall: 3pm Talk: McTimoney Chiropractic,  Elaine.

Bishop’s Harvest Appeal 2015 supports children with disabilities in Uganda. Also collecting items for Bedford Foodbank at St James and for Prebend Street Day Centre at All Saints. Please come to All Saints Bring & Share lunch after the Harvest Festival service 4 Sept.   everybody welcome (Margaret, Anita)

Concert (Friends of St James): Bedford Gallery Quire St James’s Church 7.30pm Sat 17 Oct.  £10 (£7 for members) Chris Jones (211759) or Anthea Slark (350644), or sign list.

Flower Festival Bunyan Church 25-27 Sept

St James and All Saints retiring collection at the back of the church in aid of Syrian refugees. Money will be sent to UNICEF specifically for children in need.

Contacts: Ministry team: Stephen Huckle (852241) huckles@fsmail.net  Christopher Dawe (363890) reader@thedawes.co.uk All Saints:www.allsaintskempston.com, Churchwardens: Brenda Walker (851597), Margaret Leighton (854674) All Saints website: jeremy@allsaintskempston.com St James: www.stjamesbiddenham.com Churchwarden: Laurie Hurn (364251), Edwin Martin (348718) St James website: June Kuria junedeprince@hotmail.com Pewsheet: madeleinefone@hotmail.co.uk

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