Pewsheet-Theme: Passion Sunday

March 13, 2016 9:02 am Published by

Theme: Passion 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

– For the departed: Doris Bishop, Sylvia Williams, Glenys Culverwell.

Message from John Schofield:  Hilary died on Sat at home in Farnham from ovarian cancer aged 67. John and family were with her and excellent palliative care from Marie Curie and District Nurses.

– For the anniversaries of departed: Kathleen May, Peter Tyley, Joe Pinnock

All Saints Diary

14 Mar – 7.30pm PCC meeting, Church Hall

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

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

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

York Lent Course, St James Church Barn – 7.30pm Thursday 17 Mar.  All welcome.

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

St James Curry club meeting Wed 16 Mar. Meet at 15 Church End at 7pm to go on to the Wellington Pub and then the New Bombay Restaurant. Please phone Edwin (348718) so we can reserve the restaurant.

Holy Week at All Saints Queens Park  includes: Tues 22 Mar 7.30pm Compline in Sacrament Chapel. 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 16 Mar 12.30pm at The Cross Keys. Everyone welcome, for details contact Anita Lowe (857212)

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

Natter Club Thurs 17 Mar 2-5pm at All Saints Hall: 3pm Talk on ‘Laughter therapy’. All welcome.

‘Swing into Spring’, an evening of music and words featuring Bedford School Jazz Trio. St James’s Church Barn, Sat 19 Mar, 7.30pm. £8 to include light refreshments and a glass of wine. Children free. Sue S (342373), Ann M (266644)

St James’ Flyers and Easter Cards Please help deliver Easter Cards. Jacqui Piper, John Gardner. Thank you

Stephen`s and Elaine’s Retirement Gift Churchwardens from All Saints and St James thank everyone for their generous gift of £2,825. 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.

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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