Pewsheet:Theme: The Covenant with Abraham

February 21, 2016 1:48 pm Published by

Theme: The Covenant with Abraham

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, Glenys Culverwell

– For the departed: Jean Elsby, Allen Baker, Edward Loveridge

– For the anniversaries of departed: Dora Burnage, Christopher Carter, Charles Guy, Robert Case, Lavinia Ashpole

All Saints Diary

25 Feb – 7.30pm Deanery Synod, St. James’s Church Barn

28 Feb – no 10.30am service

28 Feb – 4pm Stephen’s Farewell Eucharist

29 Feb – 8pm Meeting to discuss vacancy for new Vicar, St James’s Church Barn

14 Mar – 7.30pm PCC meeting, Church Hall

St James Diary

25 Feb – 7.30pm Deanery Synod, Church Barn

28 Feb – no 9am service

28 Feb – 4pm Stephen’s Farewell Eucharist at All Saints

29 Feb – 8pm Meeting to discuss vacancy for new Vicar, Church Barn

9 Mar – 7.30pm PCC meeting, 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

York Lent Course, St James Church Barn – 7.30pm Thursdays: 3, 10, 17 Mar. The ancient poems we call Psalms address many of the problems we still face: violence, injustice, anger – and bewilderment. Do please join us and sign up to the list in church for booklets

Finding a new vicar for our churches. All Saints are holding a meeting in the Church Hall on Mon 22 Feb at 7.30 pm to discuss our needs and to seek guidance in the selection of a new vicar. Everyone welcome.

Stephen’s Farewell Service 28 Feb

There will be no morning services at St James or All Saints on 28 Feb, instead there will be a joint service at 4pm at All Saints followed by refreshments in the church hall.

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 for more details.

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.

Friends of St James – The Weather Business illustrated talk by TV weatherman, Jim Bacon. Sat 12 Mar 7.30pm, Church Barn.  £10 (£7 for members of The Friends of St James), including fish & chip supper and drinks. Peter Leverkus (353662), Chris Jones (211759) or list in church

‘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 Mothering Sunday flyers (week commencing  22 Feb) and Easter Cards (weeks commencing 7 and 14 Mar). Please speak to Jacqui Piper or John Gardner.  Thank you

Marmalade and chutneys will be on sale on 6 Mar in the Barn. Proceeds to St James Church Flower Fund. Anne Merry (267825)

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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