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


         

THE WEEK AHEAD

SUNDAY 24th March - 3rd SUNDAY of LENT
10.30am: Morning Worship, led by Deacon Richard Goldstraw
               Junior Church
Following the service, tea, coffee and biscuits are served, allowing a time for fellowship and chatter.
 
MONDAY 25th March
10.00am: Friendship Group
 
TUESDAY 26th 
March

7.30pm: Scouts
8.00pm: Senior Section Guides 

WEDNESDAY 27th 
March

1.15pm: Pastoral Carers' Meeting - Lower Floor
6.15pm: Beavers 
6.15pm: Cubs 
8.00pm: Explorer Scouts 

THURSDAY 28th
 March

12 noon: Mustard Seed Lunch Club
6.15pm: Rainbows 
6.15pm: Brownies 
7.15pm: Guides
8.00pm: Lent Group at St Patrick's 

FRIDAY 29th March

10.30am: Coffee Morning  
  6.15pm: Imperial Crusaders Band Practice

SUNDAY 31st March - Mothering Sunday
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. 
            

 

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



April 9th: The Fellowship, 2pm
April 18th: Maundy Thursday communion service, 7.30pm
April 19th: Good Friday Walk Of Witness, 10.30am from St Patrick’s
April 20th: Messy Church, 2-4pm
April 21st: Easter Communion, 930am, Easter Morning Worship 10.30am
 

 
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

Please pray for: Revd Francis as he prepares our worship for next Sunday;
For the Leaders and children of our Rainbow unit;


OURSELVES AT ST PAUL’S  
Take me by the hand, lead me down your paths of truth. 
Mark my ways with peace and love; I am on your mind. 
Mick Dalton, Singing the Faith 468


IN SOWERBY BRIDGE
Please pray for those who live on West Street, Hulme Street, Ryburn Street, Lilly Street and Foundry Street.


CIRCUIT PRAYER - TODMORDEN
Please pray for Todmorden as they try to fulfil their intention under the ‘five streams’ banner of ‘Going for Growth’  It will take a lot of time and effort with an elderly congregation.  Pray also for their Minister, Kathie, and Deacon Bob Stoner, who are working hard in their church and community.

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


Birthday Congratulations 
Joan Rees who celebrates her 80th birthday on Tuesday.
Love and best wishes from us all at St Paul’s.


CHURCH WEBSITE
After the service, there will be a chance to look at the proposed new web site. Although there is more work to do on it, it is hoped to change over to it soon. Look out for the blue laptop on one of the tables.
Church Council members: Please remember to let Adrian have your yes/no response!
www.stpaulssb.co.uk


EASTER MISSION CHICKS
How is the knitting going? Please bring your completed chicks, filled or unfilled, to church and give to any of the stewards. This will enable us to bag them individually and add an Easter message. It is hoped they can be dedicated on Palm Sunday, 14th April, ready distribution on Good Friday. Thank you 


EXPLORERS’ BUN SALE!
After the service, 7th April

Ed is fundraising for an expedition to Lesotho, South Africa, where he will be helping a village build fencing and a chicken coup and helping in the local school.  He will also get the chance to help with game conservation. 
Let’s give Ed a helping hand!


AWAY DAY @ HOME
SAVE THE DATE!
Saturday May 4th

9.30am coffee/tea for a 10am start; finishing with lunch, provided, at 1pm.


A Little Light Reading
Why would someone buy a green brick? Who needed a popcorn machine and what's Dan's Den up to Find out in the Spring edition of the District Newsletter, available today from The Concourse Table.


54TH LONG MARCH
Overnight from midnight Easter Day, 21st April to 10am 22nd April
Have you got the stamina?
As well as walkers, volunteers are also needed. There are a few forms on the table or go to longmarch.org.uk for more information or to register. Walkers can choose the charity they want to support.


JESUS WEEPS FOR PEACE IN PALESTINE & ISRAEL
Shireen Awaad and Hedva Haymov share inspiration stories of lives changed and communities transformed in these troubled areas.
Palm Sunday, 14th April, 6pm @ Bradford Cathedral


LENT STUDY GROUP
8pm, Thursday 28th March & 4th April
St Patrick's Church Hall, Bolton Brow
THE MYSTERY OF GOD.
The course delves more deeply into the mystery of God, seeking to rediscover what it is that draws us so deeply in our search for God. We will follow Jesus through the Lenten readings, allowing him to draw us, in love and wonder, into the mystery of God's plan of salvation.'
If you have never tried anything like this, why not give it a go? Everyone is very friendly and the sessions only last an hour. Transport can be arranged, if needed. Just speak to a steward.


MONDAY HOUSE GROUP
There is no meeting on the House Group during Lent while we are participating in the Thursday evening Lent Studies.


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.


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  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.