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

         

THE WEEK AHEAD
INTER FAITH WEEK

SUNDAY 11th November - REMEMBRANCE SUNDAY
10.30am: Morning Worship, including the sacrament of Holy 
               Communion, led by Revd Francis Neil
This service will include the commissioning of the Pastoral Carers
Following the service, tea, coffee and biscuits are served, allowing a time for fellowship and chatter.

MONDAY 12th November
10.00am: Friendship Group
7.30pm: House Group at Ruth & John Saville's, Cornerstone,
              Greenups Terrace    

TUESDAY 13th November
2.00pm: The Fellowship: Sharon Longman  - 'Busoasis'
7.30pm: Live Nativity Meeting - in the Worship Area
7.30pm: Scouts 
8.00pm: Senior Section Guides 

WEDNESDAY 14
th November

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

THURSDAY 15th November 
6.15pm: Rainbows
6.15pm: Brownies 
7.15pm: Guides 

FRIDAY 16th November
10.30am: Coffee Morning  
  6.15pm: Imperial Crusader Band practice

SUNDAY 18th November 
10.30am: Morning Worship led by Mr John Travis
               (NB. This is a change to the Preaching Plan)
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... 


November 14th: A Time, A Day, Rest awhile with God, Prayer Day @ Todmorden Central. 10am-3pm
November 17th: Afternoon Tea while listening to the Melody Belles, 2.30pm, St Andrew’s
November 29th: Mustard Seed Lunch, 12 noon
November 30th,Dec 1st/2nd: Christmas Tree Festival, Clifton
December 2nd: All Age Worship & Parade, 10.30am Revd Francis Neil
December 11th: The Fellowship, Christmas Soiree, 2pm
December 13th: Mustard Seed Christmas Lunch, 12 noon, TICKET ONLY

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 - BLACKSHAW HEAD
Please pray for those in leadership of this, very much, community chapel in the heart of the village as they seek to proclaim the gospel to those who worship and use their building week by week. 


OUR CHURCH
Please pray for: John Travis as he prepares to lead our worship next week; for the Church Stewards.


OURSELVES AT ST PAUL’S
Heavenly Father, as we grieve for those who have sacrificed their lives in so many wars, we thank you for the greatest sacrifice of all - your Son Jesus. Help us to live in the power of the resurrection today and every day, Amen
100 Days of Prayer & Hope


SOWERBY BRIDGE
Please pray for those who live on John Street West, Chester Street, Arnold Street and Clement Street.


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


A PRAYING CHURCH IS A GROWING CHURCH
When group reports were distributed and received at Church Council last week. Revd Francis encouraged us all to retain these reports and to pray regularly for the different groups and strands of our church. Each week a different group or area of church work will be identified on the notices. Please try to find a moment to pray. 


BBRRR . . . ! THANK YOU
Adrian went to sleep (or tried to) on the Calderdale Big Sleep Out last Friday having raised over £350 for Calderdale SmartMove, a local charity supporting homeless and vulnerable people across Calderdale to access accommodation and skills. Thank you for supporting him.


BUSOASIS - WHAT IS IT?
Come and find out!
Sharon Longman, Lead Worker, is speaking at The Fellowship, 2pm, this coming Tuesday.


POSADA
The hosting of ‘Mary & Joseph’ in our homes will begin December 1st. If you would like to have the figures for a day, please sign up on the list on the noticeboard. More information from Don Hayward.


LUKE FARRAR
Local historian, Malcolm Bull, is researching the history of Methodism in Sowerby and seeking information about Luke Farrar. Around 1750, Luke allowed the fledgling Methodists to hold meetings at his home in Sowerby.  His son, John, went on to become a preacher. If you can help, please contact the Circuit Office or speak to Angela H.



ON THE CONCOURSE TABLE!
Copies of the new Preaching Plan and the circuit newsletter, Around the Dale have arrived. Please take your copies
Copies of Who's Who, the circuit directory are available to those who need them. Please ask a steward.


DUTY ROTA
A new rota is being compiled for December, January and February. Please tell Catherine if there are any dates that you cannot manage, please. 
Thank you.


5 MISSION STREAMS
Hopefully, you will recall being given this circuit document to read, a few weeks ago. 
The stewards will be asking your opinion of which stream best describes our church and whether you can see us maintaining or improving on the work outlined, in the time ahead. We would be glad of your thoughts. Thank you


PRAYERS ~ COULD YOU WRITE ONE?
The editors of the Methodist Prayer Handbook are currently requesting prayers for next year's edition on the theme of 
Responding to the Gospel. 
See the poster for more information.


THANK YOU!
Your donations in exchange for hand-knitted items for your Christmas Samaritan's Purse Shoeboxes raised £30 for The Leprosy Mission. Thank you all. Susan


FALLS SUPPORT & INDEPENDENCE TEAM
If you, or someone you know, has a tendency to fall, then help is available. There are some information booklets on the table under one of the Community Notice Boards.


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.