What is going on for the people of St. Paul's...?

   


THE WEEK AHEAD
WEEK OF PRAYER FOR WORLD PEACE

SUNDAY 14th
October - PRISONS SUNDAY
10.30am: Morning Worship led by Mr Stuart Brook
Following the service, tea, coffee and biscuits are served, allowing a time for fellowship and chatter and there will be the Traidcraft Stall in The Concourse.

MONDAY 15th October
10.00am: Friendship Group

TUESDAY 16th 
October
7.30pm: Scouts
8.00pm: Senior Section Guides

WEDNESDAY 17th 
October

6.15pm: Beavers
6.15pm: Cubs
8.00pm: Explorer Scouts

THURSDAY 18th 
October

6.15pm: Rainbows
6.15pm: Brownies
7.15pm: Guides - meeting off the premises

FRIDAY 19th 
October
10.30am: Coffee Morning  
  6.15pm: Imperial Crusader Band practice

SUNDAY 21st 
October
10.30am: Morning Worship with Holy Communion led by
               Revd. Graham Smith 
 6.00pm: Scout & Guide Anniversary led by Revd Francis Neil
Following the service, tea, coffee and biscuits are served, allowing a time for fellowship and chatter. 
               

Forthcoming dates for events in and around our church and circuit... 


October 21st: Scout & Guide Anniversary, 6pm
October 24th: Pastoral Carers' Meeting, 1.30pm
October 25th: Mustard Seed Lunch, 12 noon
November 4th: Dedication of Samaritan's Purse Christmas Shoeboxes, morning service, 10.30am
November 5th: Church Council, 7.30pm 

There are always a number of worthwhile events coming up in and around our circuit. We are asked to display notices for these but if they were all pinned to our notice board it would be overflowing! There is a folder of these notices in the concourse. Why not have a look through it from time to time? 


Posters advertising some of the other events around the circuit can be seen on the circuit website by clicking here.



PRAYER


CIRCUIT PRAYER - BUSOASIS
BusoasisSPORTS is a Circuit project designed to help people of all ages and abilities engage and be community through sport. Please pray that it can continue to build relationships through sport and for the new walking football group beginning mid November at Lightcliffe Academy. 


OURSELVES AT ST PAUL’S
Receive, O Lord, every heart that desires to love you. Fill every mouth that longs to praise you and strengthen every hand that seeks to serve you; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen
Francois Fenelon (1651-1715) Methodist Prayer H’book 2018/19


SOWERBY BRIDGE
Please pray for those who live on Malton Street, Beech View, Beech Avenue, Oak Place, Oak Avenue.

PRAYER CIRCLE

As part of the pastoral work in our church, we have a group of people willing to pray for your personal needs. Feel free to contact Paul or Catherine Hinton, (or any of the church officers), and they will contact the group with confidentiality. If you would like personal prayer on a Sunday morning, please speak to the steward and they will arrange it for you.

We so often only pray for people in trouble. Let us also pray in thanks for the loving, the joyful, the kind and those who go out of their way to ease other people's burdens.


OTHER NOTICES


MOUNT ZION HERITAGE CHAPEL HARVEST SERVICE
TODAY AT 2.45PM
LED BY REVD FRANCIS NEIL
Donations of food for the Food Support Drop In


THE LEPROSY MISSION
Susan has knitted hats, gloves etc., to buy for your shoeboxes, after the service today. All proceeds for The Leprosy Mission

INDONESIA TSUNAMI APPEAL
There will be an opportunity to donate to this appeal following the service today by means of a retiring collection.


                                    CAKES, YUM, YUM!
Alex Lee has been selected to attend the Scouting Jamboree in Haarlem, Holland in July 2019. To fundraise towards this trip, he will be selling cakes and buns after the service next Sunday. Please stay for coffee after the service today and support him in his fundraising.


SCOUT & GUIDE ANNIVERSARY 21st OCTOBER 6PM
We are all welcome, and encouraged, to join our young people, leaders, former leaders and guests, at the service next Sunday at 6pm. There will also be a chance to hear about the work of the Kerry West Project with which Liz Cheetham volunteers. It would be lovely if as many of us as possible could be here to support them and share in their celebrations. Refreshments after the service will be in aid of 'Macmillan Coffee’.


TRAIDCRAFT STALL
We apologise that there is no stall today, as planned. You may have heard in the news that Traidcraft is struggling at the moment and, as a consequence, stock is sometimes difficult to get. It is hoped to have a stall next week but if this is not possible, we still hope to be able to order your Christmas Cards. 


THERE BUT NOT THERE
CHRIST CHURCH POPPY INITIATIVE

Christ Church are ready to receive any poppies you might have been making for their project. They can be dropped off during their coffee morning on Tuesday mornings or bring them to church over the next two Sundays and we will see they are delivered.


PASTORAL CARERS
A meeting of the Pastoral Carers has been arranged for Wednesday 24th October at 1.30pm in Damascus Room.


SAMARITAN'S PURSE CHRISTMAS SHOEBOXES
We hope as many of you as possible, will fill a shoebox and help us to exceed last years total. 
If it is easier, share a box with a friend. There are plenty of ideas for items to include; just make sure they are all new. 
Filled shoeboxes should be returned to church on or before 4th November when they will be dedicated in the service. 
Remember to collect your box today!

COLLECTIONS
JOSEPH STORE & WOMEN'S REFUGE
At the moment we are NOT collecting for these concerns. Surplus items from St Paul's will be donated to the New Ebenezer Drop In Centre.

BISCUIT WRAPPERS & CLEANING SPRAY HEADS
This collection continues for vulnerable young girls in Zambia. Thank you. 


SINGING THE FAITH

We now have a small number of words edition of the new hymn book. Please collect one from the book shelf if you need one.

TECHNOLOGY . . .
It can be brilliant but just, sometimes, it causes us a problem! If you have a mobile phone with you, we ask you, please, to turn it off completely while in the Worship Area. Even on silent, phones have been known to interfere with our sound system. Thank you


STAMPS
Please consider saving your used postage stamps for The Leprosy Mission. Please put them in the tin on the bookcase in the Concourse or hand them to Susan 


TIME FOR A CUPPA?
Don't forget: 
St Andrew's Monday Morning Kitchen every Monday, 11am-1.30pm
Boothtown & Southowram Coffee Morning, Thursdays, 10-11am


FURTHER INFORMATION

JIGSAW CLUB
Every Friday 2.00pm to 4.00pm 
at Sowerby Bridge Library 
friendly chat and jigsaws
The aim is simple: Relaxed jigsaw building and a chance to meet people!
 

 MINISTRY & PASTORAL CARE

Our Flower Ministry needs your help! If you know someone who is unwell and would benefit from some flowers, could you buy them some and take them on behalf of the church? The duty steward can let you have some money so don't be afraid to ask. It is helpful if we know who has received them and a book for this is kept in the vestry cupboard. If you are ill, please remember to inform your Pastoral Carer or, if that's not possible, let Karen Walsh know on 839465


PRAYERS 0N THE MOVE

Busy day, lots on. prayer time pushed out? Go to www.prayersonthemove.com or search POTM in your App Store to download a daily prayer app for your mobile phone. Created by SPCK, prayers are short - some only a line long - and you can listen to them, share them, 'Like' them and even set a reminder time for them to help your prayer habit!


FOR ZAMBIA

Plastic trigger heads from cleaning sprays, household cleaning wipes packaging (eg from surface wipes), flip top caps from household cleaning products (eg washing up liquid, Cif cream) and synthetic 'biscuit wrapping' - most of these items are not recycled by Calderdale so, if you like, put them in the box in the Concourse and I will pass them on to raise money for Contesa, a charity in Zambia which provides care for vulnerable girls, orphaned because of AIDS and HIV. Many thanks, Angela Hellowell. 

Future Notices

 Please give information for future notices to Angela Hellowell.  You can telephone Angela, (01422 839736), or email, (hellowanj@aol.com).  To be included on the Sunday, notices need to reach Angela by midday onThursday.  

Thank you.


All of our Sunday morning services are recorded on CDs, which are then available to borrow.  If you would like to know more, please speak to Don Hayward, Alex Lee or Angela Hellowell.