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


         

THE WEEK AHEAD
Week of Prayer for Christian Unity

SUNDAY 20th January 
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. There will also be a Traidcraft Stall in the Concourse.
 4.00pm: United Service in the Week for Christian Unity Christ Church
 

MONDAY 21st January
10.00am:  Friendship Group
7.30pm: SPYS meeting

TUESDAY 22nd January
7.30pm: Scouts
8.00pm: Senior Section Guides

WEDNESDAY 23rd January
6.15pm: Beavers
6.15pm: Cubs
8.00pm: Explorer Scouts

THURSDAY 24th January
6.15pm: Rainbows
6.15pm: Brownies
7.15pm: Guides

FRIDAY 25th January

10.30am: Coffee Morning  
 
SUNDAY 27th January 
10.30am: Morning Worship led by Mrs Mandy Stoner
               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... 


January 31st: Mustard Seed Lunch Club
February 3rd: Bible Month begins - studying the book of Jonah
February 4th: Jonah Bible Study, 7.30pm at St Paul's
February 20th-23rd: Granny! Get your Gun, Greetland panto at St Thomas', Greetland. 7.15pm (also 2.30pm on Saturday)

 
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 - LUDDENDENFOOT URC
Please give thanks for their new URC Minister, the Rev Heather Pollard and for integration into her pastorate with three other URC churches in Halifax. This has helped their tiny congregation to continue in a living fellowship, although still unsure what the future may hold.


OURSELVES AT ST PAUL’S
Please pray for:
Mandy Stoner as she prepares our worship for next Sunday;
For the leaders and members of the Imperial Crusaders Band
;

We thank you for the many colours, cultures, and customs of our world. In our differences, unite us by your love. Enable us to act together to uphold life and to make this world a just and peaceful household for all humanity.
Christians Together in Britain & Ireland, 2019


IN SOWERBY BRIDGE
Please pray for those who live on Nelson Street, Mayfield Gardens, West Parade and Nelson Place.


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


WEEK of PRAYER for CHRISTIAN UNITY
This year's resources are from the churches of Indonesia, where there is a strong emphasis on the need for unity alongside the nation’s ethnic and religious diversity. This afternoon’s service, at 4pm, is being hosted by Christ Church and we are all invited to join with other Sowerby Bridge worshippers from St. Peters, St Luke’s and St Patrick’s for this special service. It would be lovely to see a good number from St Paul’s there.


A LITTLE BIT OF READING!
The February letter from Revd Francis Neil is out early! Pick your copy up from The Concourse table. Also on the table, for you, are copies of The connexion, focusing on the theme of Journeying. It makes good reading!


LOWER ENTRANCE PORCH
You will have noticed that work on replacing the lower entrance porch has begun! During the repairs, entry to the lower floor will be by means of the garage only.
PLEASE DO TAKE CARE
We are sorry for any inconvenience this might cause but, hopefully, it will not be for long.


BIBLE MONTH
WHAT: Bible Month - The Book of Jonah
WHEN: Monday Evenings in February, 7:15 pm - 8:30 pm
WHERE: St Paul's Methodist Church
We have planned, as in previous years, to come together for a Monday evening Bible Study following the theme of the Sunday morning services in February, which this year is 
The Book of Jonah.
We will be meeting for just over one hour a week for four weeks as part of Bible Month.
If you would like to sign up to the Monday evenings then please put your name on the notice board list, note the dates in your diary and we'll see you at St Paul's arriving at 7:15pm for coffee and tea and a 7:30pm start. 
Do come along! Transport can be arranged.
Rev Angela and Rev Francis
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.


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  on Thursday.  

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.