Pewsheet week commencing 13th of July

July 12, 2015 11:19 pm Published by

Theme: Beheading of John the Baptist

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, Mary Dawe, Peta Martin

– For the departed: John Lynch

– For the anniversaries of departed: Richard Snelson, Colin Barley

All Saints Diary

13 Jul – 7pm Eucharist then PCC

15 Jul – 12.30pm All Saints Lunch Club at The King William

15 Jul – 2pm St James School Leavers service

15 Jul – 7.30pm Mothers Union Evensong

16 Jul – 2.30pm Natter Club outing on John Bunyan boats at Sovereign’s Quay

19 Jul – 10.30am Baptism of Olivia Arnold, Caspar Holness-Waud

26 Jul – 10.30am Parish Eucharist Celebrant and Preacher: Rev James Reveley

St James Diary

16 Jul – 2.30pm Natter Club outing on John Bunyan boats at Sovereign’s Quay

19 Jul – 9am Baptism of Leo and Maxwell McConnell

26 Jul – 9am Parish Eucharist Celebrant and Preacher: Rev James Reveley

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 5th Sunday: Choral Evensong alternating between All Saints and St James.

Transforming Communities

All Saints Lunch club – All Saints Lunch Club, Wed 15 July 12.30pm at The King William. All welcome, Anita Lowe (857212).

St James’s Church Youth Group, Church Barn for years 5-11. Susan Owens (359233), Linda Bates (341286).

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 – urgently need toiletries and household products, such as small boxes of tea bags, 40’s and 80’s, noodles and packets of rice- greatly appreciated if you could add to your shop.

Natter Club Outing on John Bunyan Boat on Thurs 16 July at 2.30pm from Sovereign’s Quay. Elaine (852241)

The Bereavement Ministry, Supporting Bereaved People Course, to be led by Lydia Humphreys (Church of the Transfiguration, Kempston) will be held on the first 3 Thursdays in September, (3, 10 and 17), in St James’s Church Barn at 7.30pm. The course aims to help care for all people who have been bereaved, whether within the church or in the wider community. Open to everyone from St James and All Saints. Please speak to Ann M or Stephen..

Invitation to the Summer Fete at the Crescent Nursing Home, 1 Aug, 12-4pm. If anyone has any raffle prizes/unwanted gifts, please let June know by 26 Jul (happy to pick them up). June (07832 103 553).

Help needed! Please can you bake for the church cake stall at the Biddenham Show on Sun 6 Sept and /or could you spare an hour to help run the cake stall or the human fruit machine? Lists to sign at the back of the church. Thank you. Ann M

The next meeting of the Biddenham Curry Club will be on 14 July, meet 7pm, 15 Church End Biddenham and go to the Wellington Pub and then at 8.30pm go on to the Nazar Turkish Restaurant at 17 Hign St Bedford. A Turkish Restaurant shows flexibility rather than inconsistency! Please let Edwin know (5348718) for booking the restaurant.

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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