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

SAMARITAN’S PURSE CHRISTMAS SHOE BOXES
While you are out and about this summer, you may like to start looking for items to go in the shoe boxes, toiletries, small toys, stationery items.
The appeal will be launched at the next All Age worship, October 7th, which is also our Harvest Festival.

THE WEEK AHEAD

SUNDAY 15th July - RURAL MISSIONS SUNDAY
10.30am:
Morning Worship led by Mr Chris Robinson
                Junior Church
Following the service, tea, coffee and biscuits are served, allowing a time for fellowship and chatter.

MONDAY 16th July
10.00am: Friendship Group

TUESDAY 17th July
7.30pm: Scouts
8.00pm: Senior Section Guides

WEDNESDAY 18th July
9.30am: Babies & Toddlers Group
6.15pm: Beavers
6.15pm: Cubs
8.00pm: NO Explorer Scouts - Holiday

THURSDAY 19th July
6.15pm: Rainbows
6.15pm: Brownies
7.15pm: Guides
7.30pm: Live Nativity planning meeting - meeting in the Worship Area

FRIDAY 20th July
10.30am: Morning Coffee
6.15pm: Imperial Crusader Band practice

SUNDAY 22nd July
10.30am:
Morning Worship led by Mr Ian Slim
                Junior Church
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... 

Saturday July 21st: Summer Fayre, 11am-2pm, Boothtown & Southowram
Saturday July 21st: Halifax Police Station Open Day, 11am-3pm
Thursday July 26th: Mustard Seed Lunch Club, 12noon
Sunday July 22nd:  The leaving service for Revd. Christine Griffiths is being held at Todmorden Central Methodist Church at 4pm.

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 - HIGHGATE
Prayers are requested for Pauline Edwards, retired LP, Chair of the Pastoral Committee and Steward at Highgate. She was taken ill on holiday, and although out of ICU, she is still too weak to move from the hospital in Huntingdon. Also their new Audio visual system will be used today so prayers of patience and forbearance may be needed!


OURSELVES AT ST PAUL’S
God of all living,
God of all loving
God of the seedling, the snow and the sun,
Teach us, deflect us,
Christ reconnect us,
Using us gently and making us one.
From Singing the Faith 729, Shirley Erena Murray


SOWERBY BRIDGE

Please pray for those who live on Town Hall Street, Wharf Street and adjoining roads, Corporation Street and Hollins Mill Lane.


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


BABIES & TODDLERS
Our Babies & Toddlers Group, which began way back in 1994, will have its final session this week and they are having a bit of a party! 
Once again, we say a very big ‘Thank You’ to all the leaders and helpers, past and present, for their very valuable work.


LIVE NATIVITY
Baa, yes, it's happening again this Christmas!
The first planning meeting will be on Thursday 19th July, 7.30pm in the Worship Area. We really do value your thoughts and ideas; perhaps your family or friends visited and have shared some suggestions for improvement with you. Come along and let us know!
Attendance at the meeting does not have to commit you to a job. Live Nativity, this year, happens on Saturday, 15th December.


SAMARITAN’S PURSE CHRISTMAS SHOE BOXES
While you are out and about this summer, you may like to start looking for items to go in the shoe boxes, toiletries, small toys, stationery items.
The appeal will be launched at the next All Age worship, October 7th, which is also our Harvest Festival.


ON THE CONCOURSE TABLE . . .
Our minister's letter for July and August,
Copies of the District Newsletter
Poppy patterns - to knit or crochet


CHRIST CHURCH POPPY PROJECT
'THERE BUT NOT THERE'
Christ Church are commemorating the centenary of the end of World War 1, for three weeks from Nov 3rd. They plan to cover the trees with poppies - knitted, crocheted or sewn. They need hundreds so they would be glad of our help!
Patterns are now available in The Concourse alongside some samples of poppies. Look for the poppies!


MOUNT ZION HERITAGE CHAPEL
 . . . and Cream Teas!
If you have never been to Mount Zion, why not make a visit? As a part of our circuit and a Methodist Heritage Chapel, it's a place to be proud of. Amongst other interests, it houses the Hird Ceramics Collection of Wesleyana, which  is of outstanding national and international importance.
Go along, browse and enjoy a cuppa with your cream tea! 
Per Lane, Ogden, HX2 8XG
Tuesdays, 2.00-4.00pm


SUMMER HOLIDAYS
This year Mustard Seed Lunch Club is continuing throughout the Summer so there will be a lunch this month - 26th - and again on August 30th
House Group and The Fellowship do not meet during July and August.


SHARED LIVES
Could you be a Shared Lives Carer? Do you have a room, and time, for a live-in adult needing support? Calderdale Council are inviting more people to join this rewarding scheme. A generous allowance is available (usually tax-free)! There are leaflets on The Concourse table if you, or someone you know, may be interested or you can go to the Calderdale web site, www.calderdale.gov.uk


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


FAIRTRADE BLOOMS!
Did you know that you can also support Fairtrade by buying Fairtrade flowers from Aldi and Lidl?


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.