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

Sunday September 24th 

10.30am: Morning Worship led by Mrs Linda Guy
               Junior Church
               Refreshments served after the service 

Monday September 25th
10.00am: Friendship Group
7.30pm: House Group at John & Ruth Saville's, Cornerstone,              Greenups Terrace

Tuesday September 26th 
7.30pm: Scouts

8.00pm: Senior Section Guides

Wednesday September 27th
9.30am: Babies & Toddlers
6.15pm: Beavers and Cubs

8.00pm: Explorer Scouts

Thursday September 28th
12noon: Mustard Seed Lunch Club
6.15pm: Rainbows and Brownies

7.15pm: Guides

Friday September 29th
10.30am: Macmillan Coffee Morning
6.15pm: Imperial Crusaders Band Practice

Sunday October 1st 
10.30am: All Age Worship, Parade & Harvest Thanksgiving
               led by Revd Francis Neil

               Refreshments served after the service
NB: Please see below for details of the harvest gifts we are receiving this year.  



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

September 24th: Flower Festival, Brighouse Central, noon- 5pm 
September 25th: Flower Festival, Brighouse Central, 10am- 4pm
September 27th:
Mobile, ipad, tablet - Drop In help session, 1-2pm at Illingworth Moor Methodist Church Coffee Shop
October 9th: Church Council, 7.30pm
October 11th: Mobile, ipad, tablet - Drop In help session, 1-2pm at Illingworth Moor Methodist Church Coffee Shop
October 13th: Gospel Street- retelling the news, 7pm, Christ Church, Hipperholme
October 21st: Cube Choir in concert, 7.30pm, Illingworth Moor Methodist Church

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 - ST MATTHEW'S

St Matthew's request prayer while they look into ways to encourage church growth. They are seeking to provide attractive facilities and teaching for children and to encourage families, who come for baptisms, to return to the church. Soon 
they will have their annual remembrance service for members whom they have lost during the year which, this year, has been quite a few.  

OURSELVES AT ST. PAUL'S
O Love most powerful, strengthen and protect us. O Love most faithful, comfort and support us. O Love most victorious, save and redeem us; for your own name's sake. Amen.
Gertrude of Helfta (1256-1302)


SOWERBY BRIDGE
Please pray for those who live on Upper Bolton Brow, Grove Street, East Parade and Hanover 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 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


NEXT SUNDAY - HARVEST THANKSGIVING
We welcome you all to our Harvest Thanksgiving service next Sunday which is an All Age Worship & Parade service led by our own minister, Revd Francis Neil. 
This year we are receiving donations for the Kerry West Orphanage, Knit for Peace and the Women's Refuge. Please see information below. Items need to be NEW please. Water Aid will receive the proceeds from our jars of pennies.

Kerry West Orphanage -  Donations of knitted or crocheted blankets, new single sheets & pillow cases; toothpaste, toothbrushes, wrapped bars of soap; pencils, pens and crayons for the school.

Knit for Peace - Hand knitted, warm adult clothes, children's cardigans and jumpers, bed socks, scarves, adult hats; ALL NEW PLEASE. Items are sent to those in need, currently Syrian refugees.

Women's Refuge - Gifts of toiletries for women and children fleeing violence in the UK


2018 CHURCH DIARIES
The new diaries for 2018 have arrived. These contain useful contact information and are free!
Please take for yourself and your friends too.


HOUSE GROUP
Can you come? Monday night 25th September 7.30pm at John & Ruth's for a time of fellowship and discussion about the way forward for the Monday House Group.


MACMILLAN COFFEE MORNING
Friday September 29th
Come and support this event with us at our Coffee Morning,
10.30-11.45am

or downstairs in the afternoon with Reach Out,
1.30-3pm.

Everyone very welcome to either event - or both!


SAMARITAN'S PURSE CHRISTMAS SHOE BOXES
Once again, we are taking part in this venture which will be launched at the Harvest service , 10.30am, Sunday 1st October. Boxes are provided and these are now available.



ON THE CONCOURSE TABLES
The Monthly Letter from Revd. Francis Neil, is available in the concourse along with this quarter's edition of 'Connexion'. Copies of the new Prayer Handbook, Jesus, the First and the Last', to which Francis refers in his Monthly Letter, can be found at the Prayer Table.


OVERGATE HOSPICE CHOIR 
presents 
'FRENCH CONNECTION'
Including the Fauré Requiem and Franck's Panis Angelicus 
Saturday 14th October, 7pm 
Halifax Minster 
For tickets, see Don, Diane or Angela H or refer to the poster for outlets.


DID YOU KNOW?
A group of ladybirds is called a 'loveliness'
Wonderful!

 

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!

(NB. The library is temporarily closed for refurbishment)


SAVE YOUR STAMPS!
Please save your used postage stamps for THE LEPROSY MISSION. There is a tin for them in the Concourse. Thank you


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, cleaning wipes packaging (eg from surface wipes), flip top caps from home cleaning products (eg washing up liquid, Cif cream) and synthetic 'biscuit wrapping' - 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. 


JOSEPH STORE
As well as the ongoing need for tinned meat and other food items in the Joseph Store, there is also a need, please, for toiletry items, particularly for ladies, such as shower gel, soap, body lotion and deodorant. All contributions gratefully received.


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 6pm on Friday evening.  

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, .