Pewsheet-Theme: Palm Sunday

March 19, 2016 11:51 pm Published by

Theme: Palm Sunday

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: Doris Bishop, Sylvia Williams, Glenys Culverwell, Howard Stanley. Hilary Schofield

– For the anniversaries of departed: Douglas Robinson, Thomas Millyard

All Saints Diary

25 Mar, Good Friday – 10 am Ecumenical service at Transfiguration, Kempston followed by Act of witness (see notices for other services)

25 Mar, Good Friday – 10.30am Children’s activities in Church Hall

27 Mar, Easter Sunday – 10.30am Family Eucharist

25 Apr – 7.30pm Annual Meeting of Parishioners, Church Hall

St James Diary

25 Mar, Good Friday – 10 am Ecumenical service at Transfiguration, Kempston followed by Act of witness (see notices for other services)

25 Mar, Good Friday – 10am Family worship and Children’s activities

27 Mar, Easter Sunday – 9am Family Eucharist

20 Apr – 7.30pm Annual Meeting of Parishioners, Church Barn

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

Electoral Roll for St James’s is now displayed at back of church.  Please check your details.  If you are not currently on the Roll and would like to be, the application forms are also there. Completed forms to Jacqui Piper or a Church Warden.

St James’ PCC Members Would you like to be a part of the team of people who help to run the Church?  If so, please speak to a Church Warden

Holy Week at All Saints Queens Park  includes: Tues 22 Mar 7.30pm Compline in Sacrament Chapel. Maundy Thursday 7.30pm Eucharist with Anointing. Good Friday, 25 Mar 10am, Service of the Word and Veneration of the Cross

Holy Week at Transfiguration, Kempston includes: Maundy Thursday meal at 7.30pm (informal supper and retelling of the last supper) followed by optional vigil. Phone Lydia Humphries re catering (854886). Good Friday 25 Mar 2pm Keeping of the Hour

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 20 Apr 12.30 at The King William, Kempston. Everyone welcome, for details contact Anita Lowe (857212)

All Saints Natter Club Thurs 21 Apr 2-5pm in Church Hall. All are welcome for drinks, cakes and a natter. £1 for refreshments, raffle

Speaker is  Trustee Linda Parry on St Albans Woodland Burial Trust. Vikki Clarke (843669)

As well as non-perishable food the Bedford Food Bank are particularly in need of shower gel, deodorant, bath soap and washing up liquid.  Thank you Ann M

Stephen`s and Elaine’s Retirement Gift They were very grateful and will be thanking everyone more formally once move is completed.

St James Miriam Knowles, CMS mission partner, is welcomed to our 9am service on 3 Apr to learn more about her work as an occupational therapist in Tanzania. Retiring collection.

Passion Play through Bedford, 26 Mar, Easter Saturday 10.30am in Church Square then scenes through the town to castle Mound. Margaret Leighton and Janet Fardell are taking part. It will be quite dramatic/emotional, so come and pray for a dry day. Margaret

St James Churchyard Spring Working Party Help much appreciated on 23 Apr, 10am-12noon, for maintenance on churchyard and Heritage Trail. Many hands make light work! Do join us – same time as the open coffee morning. Debbi C.

European Links – Gathering to discuss links with parishes in mainland Europe 10.30am – 2.30pm Sat 9 Apr at Barton-le-Cley Parish Hall.  All welcome.  Please let Jacqui Piper (356993) know if you wish to attend.

St James’s Annual Meetings – 20 Apr at 7.30pm.  Come and find out what has been happening in your Church over the past year and what future plans are (no Holy Communion prior to the meetings this year).

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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