Pewsheet-The Peace of Christ

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The Peace of Christ

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, Miriam Knowles, Edna Bebbington, Heather Fitzgerald

– For the departed: Gillian Harding

– For the anniversaries of departed: Vera Slingo,

All Saints Diary

1 May – 10.30am Family Eucharist : The Rev. Canon John Tibbs with Bishop Richard Atkinson

3 May – 8pm David and Suzette talk about their work, St James Church

5 May, Ascension Day – 7.30am Cluster Churches Eucharist at Transfiguration, Kempston

8 May – 10.30am Parish Eucharist, celebrant: David Powell

9 May – 7.30pm PCC in the Church Hall

15 May – 6pm Shalom group of churches Pentecost Service at St James

St James Diary

1 May – 9am Family Eucharist : The Rev. Canon John Tibbs, Bishop Richard Atkinson

3 May – 8pm David and Suzette talk about their work

5 May, Ascension Day – 7.30am Cluster Churches Eucharist at Transfiguration, Kempston

8 May – 9am Parish Eucharist, celebrant: David Powell

15 May – 6pm Shalom group of churches Pentecost 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

The Shalom Group of six Churches is holding a Pentecost Service at St James at 6pm on Sun 15 May. Paul Fricker will be leading this service. Afternoon tea with sandwiches and cakes will be served at 4.30pm in the Church Barn. The Shalom group of Churches is supporting St James during the vacancy by assisting in providing Clergy cover for both services and weddings. Your support will be most welcome. Laurie.

Bishop Richard will be leading the morning Service at both St James and All Saints on the 1 May 2016. At St James it will be the usual Family Service. The Bishop will be supported by Canon John Tibbs.

Community Ministers Some people would like to know more about what David and Suzette are doing. Hence, the next project trustees’ meeting will be a public meeting.  Everyone, particularly the PCCs, are invited. St James church, 3 May 8-9pm. We will look at what David and Suzette’s task is, what they have achieved, what they need from us and what they hope to achieve in the future. Please do come and support them.

Men’s group at 15 Church End Biddenham on Fri 27 May – looking at the resurrection of Jesus as told in John’s Gospel. The meeting will start at 7pm with an pint and a meal together so please let us know on 348718. Members of both churches are very welcome. Edwin

Job vacancy: Part-time Parish Development Team Administrator 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 W (351761)

All Saints Lunch Club, Wed 18 May 12.30 at The Half Moon, Kempston. 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 rice pudding, squash, UHT fruit juice and UHT milk. 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.

St James Soup Lunch for Christian Aid, Fri 20 May, 12.30–2pm Biddenham Village Hall. Raffle and Bring and Buy. Please support this event as there will not be a door to door collection in the village. Everyone welcome. Ann M

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

Bank Holiday Ramble and tea – Mon 2 May, 2.30pm from Church Barn.  Tea and cakes in Barn from 3.30pm, for walkers or non-walkers.  All welcome.  Donations for catering towards Friends of St James.  No need to book.  Diana Shooter (213305).

Contacts: Ministry team: 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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