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

Sunday November 19th
10.30am: Morning Worship led by Mrs Kathleen Melling
               Junior Church
               Refreshments served after the service

                           
Monday November 20th
10.00am: Friendship Group
6.00pm: Live Nativity Meeting NB. Amended time
7.30pm:  'Because of Bethlehem', Bible Study, at St Paul's


Tuesday November 21st 
7.30pm: Church Council
7.30pm: Scouts

8.00pm: Senior Section Guides

Wednesday November 22nd
9.30am: Babies & Toddlers 
6.15pm: Cubs

8.00pm: Explorers 

Thursday November 23rd
6.15pm: Rainbows

6.15pm: Brownies
7.15pm: Guides

Friday November 24th
10.30am: Coffee Morning
6.15pm: Imperial Crusaders Band Practice

Sunday November 26th
10.30am: Morning Worship with Holy Communion
               led by Revd Graham Smith

               Junior Church
               Refreshments served after the service


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

November 25th: The Wesley Singers, an afternoon concert, 2.30pm at St Andrew's
December 1st: Sowerby Lights switch on & St Nicholas event , 6.30pm St Peter’s
December 1st: Rotary Club Christmas Concert, here, 6.30pm
December 3rd: All Age Worship & Parade service, 10.30am,  led by Rev Francis Neil
December 5th: Safeguarding Training, here, 2pm, (trainees must be booked in)
December 5th: Scout Executive Meeting, 7.30pm,
December 7th: Mustard Seed Christmas Lunch, 12 noon, ticket only
December 12th: The Fellowship, ‘Christmas Soiree’, 2pm

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 - BLACKSHAW HEAD

Please pray for the future of the church at Blackshaw Head as it embarks on a time of transition, with the leadership of the church passing down a generation. While the new leaders have little Methodist background, they do have an enthusiasm and an amazing awareness of Jesus’s compassion for the needs of the world, and the part that the church can play in being Christ to them.


OURSELVES AT ST. PAUL’S
You’re always closer then we know,
Always more involved and in control,
We will trust our lives to you -
the One who was and is to come.
We will trust you God.
Matt Redman Singing the Faith 241


SOWERBY BRIDGE
Please pray for those who live on Town Hall Str,eet, Wharf Street and adjoining roads, Corporation Street and Hollins Mill 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


THANK YOU!
The van came on Monday and collected 93 Samaritan’s Purse Christmas Shoeboxes from St Paul’s for shipping out to Liberia.
A BIG THANK YOU TO YOU ALL FOR YOUR AMAZING RESPONSE, INCLUDING £245 IN DONATIONS!


POSADA
Have you signed up for your turn to give our Mary & Joseph Posada accommodation during Advent? The list, on the notice board, is beginning to fill up so sign up soon for your preferred date! Thank you. See Don for more information.


'BECAUSE OF BETHLEHEM '
Love is born
Hope is here
ARE YOU PREPARING FOR CHRISTMAS?
This is an invitation from Rev Angela and Rev Francis as, at Christ Church and St Paul's, we meet together to prepare and share as we look to welcome Jesus Christ the Light of the World. We'll be using the resource produced by Max Lucado entitled:
Monday 20th November 17 @ St Paul's
Monday 27th November 17 @ Christ Church
Monday 04th December 17 @ St Paul's

Tomorrow's session of this Bible Study, is 'Worship Works Wonders' 
Refreshments from 7.15pm.
Prompt start 7.30pm. End 8.30pm
See the poster for more information.


NOTICES FOR 
SUNDAY 26TH NOVEMBER
THESE NEED TO BE WITH ME BY 6PM ON WEDNESDAY THIS WEEK.
THANK YOU 


MUSTARD SEED LUNCHES

 There will be no lunch in November but the Christmas Lunch will be on Thursday 7th December at 12 noon. Pre booking only for this. Tickets £6. See Eileen Gledhill. 

 

CALDERDALE CIRCUIT PICTURE 

Rev Mary Stott and Aileen Barnard have painted a 'picture' of our circuit, depicting images of each church and its location in relation to the River Calder. These are available to buy, in different sizes and with a donation from each of our sales, going to St Paul's. Please have a look at the mounted print on the table. Orders should be given to Stella or a steward.


WHO'S WHO
This circuit directory of contact details is available now. Due to Data Protection, these are not displayed in The Concourse. Please ask a steward if you need one.


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.


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. 

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 Friday.  

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.