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

THE WEEK AHEAD

SUNDAY 14th July - ACTION FOR CHILDREN SUNDAY
10.30am: All Age Worship & Parade led by Revd Francis Neil
Following the service, tea, coffee and biscuits are served, allowing a time for fellowship and chatter.
NB. This will be Revd Francis' final service at st Paul's.

MONDAY 15th July
10.00: Friendship Group

TUESDAY 16th July
7.00pm: Scouts 
8.00pm: No Senior Section Guides - holiday  

WEDNESDAY 17th July
6.15pm: Beavers
6.15pm: No Cubs - holiday
8.00pm: No Explorer Scouts - holiday

THURSDAY 18th July
6.15pm: Rainbows 
6.15pm: No Brownies - holiday 
7.00pm: Circuit Farewell Service for Revd Francis Neil @ Stones              Methodist, Ripponden
7.15pm: Guides - off to the cinema!

FRIDAY 19th July
10.30am: Coffee Morning
6.15pm: No Imperial Crusaders Band Practice - holiday

SUNDAY 21st July
10.30am: Morning Worship led by Miss Alison Dobson
               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... 



July 18th: Farewell service for Revd Francis, 7pm Stones Methodist Church
July 25th: Mustard Seed Lunch, 12 noon


 
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

IN YOUR PRAYERS
Please pray for: Miss Alison Dobson as she prepares to lead our worship next Sunday.
Pray for the leaders and members of our Explorer Scouts unit;


OURSELVES AT ST PAUL'S 
Forgive our timidity; grant us peace for the journey and strength for our tasks, that we might demonstrate your love as we live and work day by day.
Taken from The Act of Prayer by John Birch


IN SOWERBY BRIDGE
Please pray for those who live on Clay Street, Newton Street, Peel Street, Egerton Street and Belgrave Street.


CIRCUIT PRAYER - LUDDENDENFOOT URC
The church, which meets in the village Community Centre, has good relations with the other users of the building and regularly assists the other groups in practical ways. Please pray that this element of their mission work may be fruitful.


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


'IT'S YOUR MOVE'
This helpful little book, written for Year 6 children (11 year olds), contains real-life story profiles, advice, useful tips and information to help children make the transition from primary to secondary school. 
Our church has funded the cost of these books for the children at Bolton Brow and Angela H & Adrian will present them to the Year 6 children this week.


SUMMER MONTHS - KEEP YOURSELF BUSY!
Mustard Seed Lunches continue during the summer on Thursdays 25th July & 29th August.
The Fellowship and House Group will NOT be meeting during August.
Harvest and Christmas Shoeboxes
Over the summer months, look out for items for your shoebox: stationery, toys & toiletries or pick up those needles and get knitting small clothing items for Knit for Peace.


JUNIOR CHURCH
Please note: There will be no Junior Church on Sunday 28th July.


CELEBRATION - REVD DR ROGER WALTON

On Tuesday 23 July at 7pm at Brighouse Central Methodist Church, the Yorkshire West District will celebrate the ministry of the Revd Dr Roger Walton as Chair of District. The Revd Dr Barbara Glasson, President of the Methodist Conference, will be the preacher. All are welcome. 
If you are expecting to attend and can help with the setting up and serving of refreshments, please let Angela H know. Thank you


EXCITING TIMES
She was the first female District Chair (and of our West Yorkshire District!) and the first woman to be President of Conference so were these Revd Kathleen Richardson's - now Baroness Richardson of Callow - most exciting years of her ministry? 
Pick up your copy of 'the connexion' to find out!


IMPORTANT - PHONE SCAM
We have been asked to warn you about a phone scam operating in the area. The callers indicate their call relates to the Calderdale Staying Well or Healthwatch programmes of Calderdale Council (responsible for many social and support groups such as Reach Out). It has been emphasised that users details have NOT been shared with any third party. Please share information of the scam with others. Take care.


CROSS HILLS
A booklet on the history of Methodism in Greetland has been produced as part of their Heritage Weekend. See poster for details of how to order.


CHANGE IN THE CHAIR
Revd Roger Walton, our Chair of District, will sit down (retire) in August and his farewell service will be held on Tuesday 23rd July, 7.00 pm. at Brighouse Central.

A welcome service for our new chair of Yorkshire West District, Revd Kerry Tankard, will take place on Thursday 22nd August, 7pm at Christchurch, Ilkley.


CHRISTIANS TOGETHER in SOWERBY BRIDGE
Events happening at St Paul's and the other local churches can now be found on the new Facebook page, managed by Peter Henry of Christ Church. Search: @christianstogethersb


KNITTING!
Are your fingers twitching and your needles and yarn lying idle? We can't have that! Knit for Peace! New, hand knitted adult and children's clothing, as well as blankets, will all be very welcome as gifts at our harvest service again this year. So put the kettle on and start casting on!


A LITTLE READING . . . 
The July/August letter from Revd Francis is now available for us to read. 


GOOD BYE - FINAL SERVICE
There will be a circuit 'farewell service' for Francis and the family, on Thursday 18th July, 7.00pm at Stones Methodist Church.


OUT FOR A CUPPA?
Mount Zion Heritage Chapel, is open every Tuesday until the end of August, from 2-4pm, serving teas, cakes and cream teas. 
Well worth a visit.


KEEP IN TOUCH!
Just to let you know, Jesus can be contacted 24 hours a day: just go on-line via your knee-mail.


 

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


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.


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.