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


Sunday April 22nd
10.30am: All Age Worship & Parade celebrating St George's Day
               led by Revd John Saville
               Refreshments served after the service

Monday April 23rd

10.00am: Friendship Group
1.00pm: Funeral of Mrs Doreen Tasker
7.30pm: House Group at John & Ruth Saville's, 'Cornerstone',              Greenups Terrace.

Tuesday April 24th 
7.30pm: Scouts
8.00pm: Senior Section Guides

Wednesday April 25th
9.30am: Babies & Toddlers
6.15pm: Beavers and Cubs
8.00pm: Explorer Scouts

Thursday April 26th
12 noon: Mustard Seed Lunch Club
6.15pm: Rainbows and Brownies
7.15pm: Guides

Friday April 27th
10.30am: Coffee Morning
6.15pm: Imperial Crusaders Band Practice

Sunday April 29th
10.30am: Morning Worship led by Miss Carolyn Stafford
               Junior Church               
               Refreshments served after the service

 

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

May 8th: 2pm, The Fellowship; 'Those I have Booked' - Alan Thomas
May 13th & 16th: NGS Open Gardens, 1pm - 5pm, at Paul & Catherine Hinton's, warley House, Stock Lane, Warley
May 27th: St Paul's Annual General Church Meeting, 12 noon, after the morning service



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 - BUSOASIS SPORTS
This is headed up Revd Paul Welch and he has requested that we pray for the people he and his team engage with through sport, that they may see something of Jesus. 

 


OURSELVES AT ST PAUL'S
Jesus, we put on the belt of truth, which is like our tool belt. In it, we hold the truth that Jesus died for our sins. It tells us we can call on your name and ask to be forgiven. Please help us to know we are loved and forgiven. Amen
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SOWERBY BRIDGE
Please pray for those who live on Branch Lane, Steps Lane, Wood Nook 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 phone any of the church officers about this. 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.


THIS WEEK'S NOTICES

MORE CONGRATULATIONS FOR THOMAS PEGG!
Thomas, Calderdale's 5-9 yrs. winner, of BBC Radio 2's '500 Words' story, is also through to the next stage of the competition from which the fifty finalists will be chosen. WELL DONE THOMAS!


AGCM
The Annual General Church Meeting will take place after the service at 12 noon on May 27th. Angela Lane would like to have reports by May 6th please, so that the booklet can be compiled, printed and distributed for reading before the meeting. Thank you


PENTECOST PARTY!
SUNDAY 20TH MAY 1.30PM at THE JOHN CHARLES ARENA, LEEDS
This is an all age party event with a multitude of activities (bouncy castles, circus acts, balloons, choirs, bands and prayer spaces). The Busoasis will be there with lots of youth activities. There will be ice creams and drinks on sale and worship will be led by Christian song-writer, Stuart Townend, and his band.  At 15:30 there will be an act of worship for everyone led by Revd Dr Roger Walton and Vice President Jill Baker. 


JOINT WEEKEND RETREAT WITH CHRIST CHURCH
Friday 2nd to Sunday 4th November, 
Keld Lodge, Swaledale
Cost per person including B&B and dinner, £120
Transport can be arranged
Please see Dawn Teague for further information. Numbers need to be known soon as we will be taking over the hotel for the weekend.


SEASONAL' HOLIDAY IN ILFRACOMBE 
Five day holiday to Ilfracombe run by Alpha Travel 
19th - 23rd November 2018
Pick up from church
Holiday includes a full day and a half day excursion. Total cost £205
See Karen Walsh for further information.


STEWARDING
We are very pleased to welcome a Sunday Team of Adrian, Rachael, Liz, Karen and Ruth Lee who have come forward to help with stewarding on Sunday mornings. They are 'learning the ropes' at the moment but we are confident they will soon be flying solo! Please give them your support


COLLECTIONS
SPECTACLES
Please continue to bring your old specs for the Vision Aid collection and place them in the box under the Bookstall.

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 WRAPPPERS & CLEANING SPRAY HEADS
This collection continues for vulnerable young girls in Zambia. Thank you.


LETTER FROM OUR MINISTER
Revd Francis' letter for April, is now available in the concourse. Please take copies for your families and friends and yourself, if you have not already been given one.

 



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.


HOUSE GROUP 
The next House Group will be after Easter on Monday April 23rd, 7.30pm @ John & Ruth's. We look forward to seeing you then!


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.