Pewsheet week commencing 16th of August

August 1, 2015 8:16 pm Published by

Theme: The Bread from Heaven

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

– For the departed: Emma Harrison

– For the anniversaries of departed: David Frossell, Megan West

All Saints Diary

16 Aug – 10.30am Baptism of Faith Ottley-Hitchings, Jack Atkins and Isobel Atkins.

30 Aug – 10.30am Parish Eucharist Celebrant and Preacher: Rev Sam Chappleman

St James Diary

30 Aug – 9am Parish Eucharist Celebrant and Preacher: Rev Sam Chappleman

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 at The Forest Centre, Marston Mortaine on Sat 26 Sept, 10am-4pm. £12. Refreshments available but bring own pack lunch. Please sign list at the back of church.

Church Army’s latest magazine, ‘Share-it!’ is now available in both churches for people to help themselves.

‘Songs of Praise’ at St. James, Sun 27 Sept, 4.30 pm: the sign-up sheet (to let us know your favourite hymn/song and why) is now at the back of Church until Sun 30 Aug, so do let us know your favourites. David and Suzette Maguire.

Transforming Communities

All Saints Lunch club – All Saints Lunch Club, Wed 19 Aug 12.30pm at the Half Moon. 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 rice, noodles, tea bags, shampoo, shower gel and deodorant- greatly appreciated if you could add to your shop.

Natter Club meets on Thurs 20 Aug 2-6pm at All Saints Hall: 3pm ‘What do you know about Down’s Syndrome?’ by Alyson Scott and Sheila Pilgrim, 4.30pm Children’s craft work with Ruth Garner. 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..

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

Coffee Morning on Thurs 20 Aug at 10.30-12 noon, at 26 The Elms, Kempston. All proceeds for All Saints Hall curtain tie backs. Refreshments, Raffle, Bring and Buy. Anita Lowe (857212)

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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