Pewsheet week commencing 17th of May

May 16, 2015 7:33 pm Published by

Theme: The choice of Matthias as an apostle

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

– For the departed: Vincent Worker, Pamela Page, Christine Loveridge

– For the anniversaries of departed: Tim Slater, Walter Izzard, George Luddington, John Miller

All Saints Diary

17 May – 10.30pm Baptism of Stanley Ibbott

17 May – 6pm Deanery Evensong at St Mary’s, Marston Mortaine

24 May – 4pm Shalom Sung Evensong at All Saints, Queens Park

4 Jun – 7.30pm Corpus Christi Sung Eucharist

St James Diary

17 May – 6pm Deanery Evensong at St Mary’s, Marston Mortaine (no evening service at St James)

20 May – Home Group at 15 Church End

21 May – 7pm Eucharist then PCC

22 May – Men’s group at 15 Church End with David Maguire Community Minister Gt Denham

24 May – 4pm Shalom Sung Evensong at All Saints, Queens Park

4 Jun – 7.30pm Corpus Christi Sung Eucharist at All Saints

 

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.

Confirmation.  Those interested in being confirmed please speak to Stephen.

Archbishop of Canterbury. All those interested in hearing the Archbishop speak on sustaining ministry and personal faith at St Albans Cathedral on Thurs 18 Jun at 7.15pm, please give names to Stephen or Churchwardens by 31 May.

We are considering a Supporting Bereaved People course. If interested please speak to Stephen

Wed 20 May House group at 15 Church End Biddenham at 7.30pm starting with a meal together. We will be looking at the report of the coming of the Holy Spirit in Acts chapter 2. All welcome but please let Peta know you are coming (348718) for catering numbers

Fri 22 May Men’s Group at 15 Church End Biddenham at 7pm starting with a meal together. David Maguire the community Minister at Great Denham will be talking to us about his life. Please let Peta know if you are coming (348718) for catering numbers.

Transforming Communities  All Saints Lunch club – All Saints Lunch Club, Wed 20 May 12.30pm at Corner Five. To pre-order please contact Corner Five (846223).  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 – particularly short of Sponge Puddings, Small packs or sachets of rice, Tin openers, Small bags of sugar at present – greatly appreciated if you could add to your shop.

Natter Club Thurs 21 May 2-6pm All Saints Hall. Talk at 3pm by Jane Backhouse of Western Front Association on the centenary of WW1. Jane will talk about the Battle of Loos and Rudyard Kipling’s son. Creative Corner 4.30pm onwards with Ruth Garner. Vikki or Elaine (852241).

Natter Club Outing on John Bunyan Boat on Thurs 16 July at 2.30pm from Sovereign’s Quay to Cardington for 2.5 hrs. Tickets £12 (£10 concession) £8 children, £28 family. All welcome. Elaine (852241)

Nepal Earthquake: There will be a retiring collection for the Christian Aid Earthquake Appeal in both churches

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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