Pewsheet week commencing 13th of September

September 12, 2015 11:46 pm Published by

Theme: Jesus the Messiah

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

– For the anniversaries of departed: Annie Smith, Mary Beal, Molly Howard, Cecil Winnington-Ingram, Pam Saunders

All Saints Diary

13 Sept – 10.30am Baptism of Sienna Varley

14 Sept – 7pm Eucharist then PCC

19 Sept – 3pm Shalom tour of Our Lady of Ransom Roman Catholic church in Kempston

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

St James Diary

13 Sept 9am Baptism of Leah Hope

16 Sept 7.30pm Mission Action Planning Review at 15 Church End. All welcome.

19 Sept – 3pm Shalom tour of Our Lady of Ransom Roman Catholic church in Kempston

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

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).

St James Mission Action Planning Review on Wed 16 Sept 7.30pm at 15 Church End. All welcome.

Job vacancy at Holywell Lodge –see website for more info

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

Transforming Communities

All Saints Lunch club – All Saints Lunch Club, Wed 16 Sept 12.30 pm at The Cross Keys. All welcome, Anita Lowe (857212).

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.

Natter Club meets on Thurs 17 Sept 2-6pm at All Saints Hall: 3pm Talk: crime prevention/home security, 4.30pm Children’s craft work. Elaine.

The Bereavement Ministry, Supporting Bereaved People Course, Thurs 17 Sept, 7.30pm St James’s Church Barn. Ann M.

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 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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