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


THE WEEK AHEAD

SUNDAY 23rd September
10.30am: Morning Worship with Holy Communion led by
               Revd Francis Neil
               Junior Church
Following the service, tea, coffee and biscuits are served, allowing a time for fellowship and chatter.

MONDAY 24th September
10.00am: Friendship Group
  7.30pm: House Group - see notice below

TUESDAY 25th September
7.30pm: Scouts
7.30pm: Finance & Property meeting
8.00pm: Senior Section Guides

WEDNESDAY 26th September
6.15pm: Beavers
6.15pm: Cubs
8.00pm: Explorer Scouts

THURSDAY 27th September
12 noon:Mustard Seed Lunch Club
6.15pm: Rainbows
6.15pm: Brownies
7.15pm: Guides

FRIDAY 28th September
10.30am: Morning Coffee - CANCELLED
  
1.00pm: Funeral service of Mrs Joan Watson
  6.15pm: Imperial Crusader Band practice

SUNDAY 30th September
10.30am: Morning Worship led by Mrs Juliet Foster
               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 24th: House Group begins, 7.30pm
September 27th: Mustard Seed Lunch 12 noon
September 27th: Live Nativity Meeting 7.30pm
October 5th: Macmillan Coffee Day, 10am-12noon upstairs, & 1.30-3.15pm downstairs
October 7th: All Age Worship & Parade, Harvest, Shoe Box Launch,

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 - STONES
Please pray for the worshipping congregation of Stones as they join together for their Harvest Festival service this morning, particularly as they welcome and share with visitors.


OURSELVES AT ST PAUL'S 
Show us, lord, how we can be signposts to the answer for others' situations so that they may come to know you better. Amen
District Prayer Handbook, 2018/19


SOWERBY BRIDGE
Please pray for those who live on Dalton Street, Langton Street, Byron Avenue, Byron Street and upper Tuel Lane.

 

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
At Cornerstone, (Opposite the Church)
Monday nights, 7.30pm onwards, on the 2nd and 4th of the month. 
A new series starting
Monday 24th September 2018
8th October, 22nd October
12th November, 26th November
10th December 
Enjoy
A really good conversation together
Looking at some thoughts from the Bible
Singing a few songs and Prayer
Refreshments.
More information John and Ruth   01422 831317


TUESDAY 25th SEPTEMBER - PROPERTY & FINANCE
We hope to have a councillor and a representative from the road proposal group present for the first part of the meeting, to answer some of our questions and provide information. If anyone else from church is interested and would like to attend these initial discussions, they would be very welcome.


CAN YOU HELP?
We look forward to having a plentiful display at our harvest. Afterwards, it seems a shame to dismantle it all but, of course, we must! 
Could you give us a hand?
We are looking for someone to take our collected tins etc. to New Ebenezer and also a person to take on the counting and banking of funds for Toilet Twinning. Please speak to a steward if you would like to help. Thank you. 


MACMILLAN COFFEE DAY
THIS HAS BEEN POSTPONED TO FRIDAY 5TH OCTOBER
10AM-12NOON (UPSTAIRS)
1.30-3.15PM (DOWNSTAIRS)
NB: There will be NO Coffee Morning on 28th September


HARVEST THANKSGIVING 7TH OCTOBER
Once again, we are responding to Knit for Peace by accepting newly knitted items. Foods suitable for the food bank will be donated to the Food Drop In & Support centre at New Ebenezer, while money donations and Jars of Pennies will go towards further Toilet Twinning. New this year is the support of the Calderdale Homeless Rucksack campaign with a collection of toiletries. There is a lot of choice so do please refer to the Harvest handout. Thank you. 


ON THE CONCOURSE TABLE...
This month's letter from our minister, Revd. Francis Neil, is now available and also the quarterly Connexion magazine. There are still some copies of the new rota too.

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

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. 


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.