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

THE WEEK AHEAD

SUNDAY 5th August
10.30am:
Morning Worship led by Mrs Sue Ng
               Junior Church
Following the service, tea, coffee and biscuits are served, allowing a time for fellowship and chatter.

MONDAY 6th
 August
10.00am: Friendship Group

FRIDAY 10th August
10.30am: Morning Coffee
6.15pm: Imperial Crusader Band practice

SUNDAY 12th August
10.30am:
Morning Worship led by The Worship Leaders
               Junior Church
Following the service, tea, coffee and biscuits are served, allowing a time for fellowship and chatter and there will be items for sale on the Traidcraft Stall  in The Concourse.
               

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

Saturday 1st September: Rushbearing in Sowerby Bridge; St Paul's open from 11am, rushes arrive 3.30pm approx.
Weekend 15th/16th September: Heritage Weekend @ St Matthew's, Rastrick

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 - MOUNT TABOR
As the congregation of Mount Tabor continue to serve their community, please pray for them in their quest for a new treasurer and for some more physically able people to help with the jobs in the church.


OURSELVES AT ST PAUL’S
Let us fear you, O Lord, beyond whom there is none more holy; let us love you beyond whom there is none more gracious; and let us glorify you beyond whom there is none more worthy of praise; and grant that fearing, loving, and glorifying you we may see you, face to face; through Christ our Lord. Amen.
Desiderius Erasmus (1466-1536) 


SOWERBY BRIDGE
Please pray for those who live on Syke Lane, Jerry Lane, Quarry Hill and Sowerby 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


NEW - ON THE CONCOURSE TABLE!
Copies of the new Circuit Preaching Plan, September to November; the circuit newsletter, Around the Dale, and this year’s Rushbearing Programme are available on the Concourse table for you to collect.


Overgate Hospice Choir Concert
LEST WE FORGET

Armistice Centenary Commemoration
JENKINS: THE ARMED MAN – A MASS FOR PEACE
ELGAR: THE SPIRIT OF ENGLAND (Extracts)
Saturday 13th October 2018 at 7.00 pm
HALIFAX MINSTER

Help us from this performance to raise the £6000 needed to fund Overgate for a day.
See Don, Diane or Angela H for tickets


CHILDREN OF HOPE
Our caretaker, Malcolm Street, volunteers each year, with CRMI - Christian Restoration Ministries International - in Uganda, supporting sponsored children in schools. He has left us some newsletters with stories about the children they help. Please find them on The Concourse table and take one to read.


STUART TOWNEND
And Band
THE COURAGE TOUR 2018
Sunday September 23rd 7.30pm
An evening with Stuart Townend at Keighley Shared Church 
Tickets £15; Concessions £12
Ring 07968 618312
Or see the poster on the Circuit website for fuller information


RUSHBEARING
Saturday, September 1st
Tea, coffee, cakes and Afternoon Teas will be served from 11am until about 4pm.
This year, the rushes will be received by our superintendent minister, Revd Terry Keen


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.


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. 


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.