Pew Sheet for 24 October

21st SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY

Readings

Job 42.1–6, 10–end; Hebrews 7.23–end; Mark 10.46–end

SERVICES DURING THE WEEK

  • Said Communion Wednesday 10.30 (followed by coffee in the meeting room)
  • Morning Prayer Daily livestream at 9.00 (weekdays)
  • You can join Morning Prayer online at: http://www.stpetersleck.org and via Facebook at: http://www.facebook.com/pipandjims. You can attend in person at P&J on Mondays, at St Christopher’s on Tuesdays and at St Peter’s on Thursdays.
  • Daily Hope a free phone line of hymns, reflections and prayers is still available on 0800 804 8044.

COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS: With the easing of restrictions the wearing of face coverings is no longer mandatory. However, please respect those who wish to continue mask wearing and social distancing. If you test positive for Covid up to three weeks after this service, please let us know by telephone or e-mail.

For Your Prayers

  • For all who work in the NHS, and essential workers
  • For all residents in care homes including Jean Haigh and Gary Hiscock
  • For all who are unwell including, Shirley, Joy, Gordon, Daphne, Christine Langdon, Reg Mann
  • Those who have died, especially Dot Cook

PRAY FOR AFGHANISTAN

Please pray for peace and protection for the Afghan people who are facing great uncertainty and the threat of serious human rights abuses. Pray also for all who remain, for courage and protection. You can find more resources here: www.christianaid.org.uk/pray/prayer-afghanistan

PARISH DIARY – See also Save the Dates

Sun31 Oct10amAll Saints Day High Mass with guest preacher, followed by breakfast at The Tivoli
Tue2 Nov7.30pmAll Souls’ Requiem (Music: Byrd for Three Voices)
Sat27 Nov10am-12pmSt Stephen’s Advent Fair (click to see details)
Sun5 DecAfternoonConcert by the Leggiero vocal quartet

NOTICES

There will be an All Souls’ Requiem (Music: Byrd for Three Voices) on Tuesday 2nd November at 7:30pm. Names to be remembered may be added to the sheet at the back of the church.

Sidespeople needed! We are in need of sides people/welcomers to meet and greet people as they come to church. This is an important role, more so, as we have new people attending. If you can help please see Jacqui or Sue.

Memorial benches At the last PCC meeting we discussed the idea of having a memorial bench/benches in our church yard. We would have plaques with the loved ones name on attached to the bench. If you would be interested in donating towards this please let me know (all donations wouĺd be very welcome). Sue.

Flowers Arrangers Wanted volunteers to join the flower arrangers. If interested please see Sue Rowe or one of the churchwardens. If you would like to make a donation towards the cost of Church flowers, please see Jacqui for more information. Thank you to Liz Preston for donating wedding flowers to St Stephen’s after her daughter Izzy and Scott’s recent marriage.

Afghanistan Refugees Cheltenham Welcomes Refugees are working closely with GARAS (Gloucestershire Action for Refugees and Asylum Seekers) and Cheltenham Borough Council regarding the best way that local people can help. For further information go to https://www.cheltenhamwelcomesrefugees.org.uk/news

Alpha Please pray for the Alpha Course being run across the Team. The Rev’d Sarah Haden is running the course, but all clergy in the Team are giving input.

Cheltenham Elim Food Bank (seeded by The Trussell Trust)
Please donate an item or two from the list: washing up liquid, instant mash potato, toothpaste, long life fruit juice, shampoo, tomato ketchup, brown sauce, mayonnaise. Please place any donations in the Green box next to the font.

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