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

   

THE WEEK AHEAD

SUNDAY 22nd September - PEACEMAKING SUNDAY
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 23rd September 
10.00: Friendship Group
7.30pm: House Group - We begin again after our summer break. 

TUESDAY 24th September
7.00pm: Scouts
8.00pm: Senior Section Guides

WEDNESDAY 25th September
6.15pm: Beavers
6.15pm: Cubs
8.00pm: Explorer Scouts

THURSDAY 26th September
12 noon: Mustard Seed Lunch Club
6.15pm: Rainbows
6.15pm:Brownies
7.30pm: Guides

FRIDAY 27th September
10.30am: Macmillan Coffee Morning - until 12 noon  
6.15pm: Imperial Crusaders Band Practice

SUNDAY 29th September
10.30am: Morning Worship led by Mr Chris Partington
               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... 


September 28th: Lunch & Beetle Drive @ St Andrew's Church, noon to 3pm
September 28th: The Last Memory, drama @ Illingworth Moor Methodist Church, 7pm

CHECK OUT THE FRESH POSTERS ON THE MAIN NOTICE BOARD.

 

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: Mr Chris Partington as he prepares to lead our worship next Sunday.

Pray for our group of Pastoral Carers and the work they do;


CIRCUIT PRAYER - BUSOASIS 
Key worker, Sharon says: We give thanks for the new vehicle and all those involved in its transformation and for the wonderful dedication event which took place in August led by Rev Kerry Tankard. We pray that God will guide and bless us in this new way of working. We pray for new opportunities to bless the communities of Calderdale.


OURSELVES AT ST PAUL’S
Please pray for: Mr Chris Partington as he prepares to lead our worship next Sunday.
Pray for our group of Pastoral Carers and the work they do;

Grant us, O Lord, the will to accomplish all that pleases you; the strength to do all that you command and the reverence to respect all that you have made; for your own name’s sake. Amen.

Francis of Assisi, Day 20, Methodist Prayer Handbook


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


HOUSE GROUP
This starts again tomorrow at John & Ruth's home:Cornerstone, Greenups Terrace. Never tried it? Why not give it a go! We talk, sing, study, laugh, pray and enjoy refreshments. And, it’s free! 


MACMILLAN COFFEE 'MORNING'
FRIDAY 27TH SEPTEMBER

Come and support this event with us at our
Coffee Morning, 10.30-12 noon
or downstairs in the afternoon with
Reach Out, 1.30-3.30pm.
Everyone is very welcome to either event - or both!


HELP NEEDED!

REMEMBRANCE DISPLAY WEEKEND
SATURDAY 9TH & SUNDAY 10TH NOVEMBER

You may have read that this display is coming to St Paul’s for the weekend. We plan to serve soup and roll lunches, on the Saturday, so we are asking for offers of soup from anyone who is good at making it so we can offer a variety of flavours. Also needed is help on the Saturday, serving soup, tea, coffee etc. from about 10.00 to 13.30. Please have a word with Dawn or any steward if you can help.

Help is also needed to tidy up after the harvest service; packing up the knitwear and food stuffs, removing the buckets to a storage space ready for collection and putting away small tables. Please see a steward if you can help. Thank you


HARVEST THANKSGIVING
SUNDAY 6TH OCTOBER 10.30am

This year we are appealing for:
Newly knitted clothing items for Knit for Peace; 
Foods for the New Ebenezer Food Drop In & Support;
Jars of Pennies and money donations for Water Aid;
Bucket of cleaning materials for Happy Days. (See the Bucket List)
There is a lot of choice for harvest donations, so do please refer to the Harvest handout. (More are on the table) Thank you. 


CHURCH DIARIES
These have arrived! However, this year we have only been granted 75, while the new company gets up and running. So we are only making them available to the congregation and church groups, initially.


SWEET DREAMS?
On Friday 11th October, Adrian will, again, be taking part in the Calderdale Big Sleep Out at The Piece Hall. This means he will be sleeping out, under the stars. If you would like to sponsor Adrian, to help him raise money for Calderdale's Homeless, he would be extremely grateful!


Mendelssohn's
ST. PAUL
Overgate Hospice Choir
Saturday October 19th, 7pm at Halifax Minster

How much do you know about St Paul after whom we have named our church?
This rarely heard dramatic work begins with the persecuted Christian Church in Jerusalem and the stoning of Stephen, following on with Saul's Damascus conversion and subsequent ministry as Christ's faithful disciple, Paul. Come and listen to this dramatic work!
Tickets are available from Don & Diane Hayward, Angela Hellowell or refer to the poster for other outlets.


HOW CREATIVE ARE YOU ?
Settle Circuit are holding their 20th Hymn Writing Competition. The competition is open to members and friends of the churches of the District and is for a new hymn to an existing tune. The hymn must include the words, "God so loved ... that he gave" [from John 3:16].
More information on the Settle Circuit web site or from Revd Stephen Caddy: stephen.f.caddy@gmail.com


METHODIST PRAYER HANDBOOK 2019/2020
RESPONDING TO THE GOSPEL

These have arrived. Please see Angela H. if you requested one and have not been given it. There are 2 or 3 extra copies available, too, if you didn't order but would like one. We are happy to accept a donation towards the cost.


KEEN PHOTOGRAPHER?
Do you enjoy capturing scenes in photos?
If so, a new photographic group might be of interest to you. it will take place at Illingworth Moor Methodist Church on a monthly basis. See the notice board or Circuit website for more information about it.


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


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.

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!


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.