Thomas the Apostle
Habakkuk 2.1-4; Ephesians 2.19-end; John 20.24-29
Sunday Services at St Stephen’s are now only on 1st and 3rd Sundays of the month.
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.
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 and Polly.
- Those who have died.
You can also donate to the DEC humanitarian appeal at:
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
To donate to the DEC emergency appeal, go to:
Services from July onwards
There will be three Masses a month – the 1st and 3rd Sundays of the month at 10:00am, and the 2nd Wednesday of the month at 10:30am.
MIDWEEK COMMUNION SERVICES across the South Cheltenham Team
Nick Davies, our Team Rector, writes, “Following lockdown and the reduced number of clergy serving across the South Cheltenham team, we are changing the pattern of our midweek Communion services. These changes follow consultation with churchwardens and clergy colleagues across the team. From July we will be moving to a teamwide pattern of midweek communion services with one service taking place each week, circulating around the churches of the team, advertised in all news sheets and open to everyone. The monthly pattern of services is as follows:
- Week 1: Wednesday 12noon at Pip and Jim’s
- Week 2: Wednesday 10.30 at St Stephen’s
- Week 3: Tuesday 10.30 at Warden Hill
- Week 4: Wednesday 10.30 at St Peter’s
- Week 5: No service
We will begin this new model in July and then we will take a break in August (in acknowledgement of significant clergy annual leave) and then begin in earnest in September. We will keep these arrangements under review and make changes should new colleagues join the team. I realise that this will come as a disappointment to some but hope that it does provide a fair and sustainable pattern of services accessible to people across the whole team area”.
Afternoon Teas at St Peter’s , Leckhampton
We will again be serving Tea and Delicious Cake in the Cottages Gardens in 2022. The six Sunday afternoons are: 19th June to 24th July from 2.30pm to 4.30 pm
FIRST AID TRAINING
We will be arranging a First Aid Training course in the South Cheltenham team and are looking for a rep from each church to attend. If you are interested in attending, please let Liz Johnson know via firstname.lastname@example.org Once we have some idea of numbers, we will look at booking something.
WEEKLY PRAYER MEETING
There will be a weekly, open prayer meeting in the Memorial Chapel at Pip & Jim’s, on a Tuesday between 1.15-2.15pm. From way back in time, God’s people have been called to prayer – come and join in this timeless stream, as we pray for the world, this country, our families, this diocese, our parishes and the South Cheltenham Team as we face the joys and uncertainties of the coming days and months. Any queries please contact Val Harris via Pip and Jim’s parish office (email@example.com).
‘Learning to Listen’ Days/ Evenings
The South Cheltenham Team are restarting regular Quiet Days/Evenings.
The next 2 sessions are: Tue 19 July 7–9pm and Thurs 15 Sept 10am-3pm.
These sessions are open to all and will take place in the Church Cottages. To book, email the Parish Office at firstname.lastname@example.org, or 01242 513647 and leave a message if it the office is unattended. See poster for details.
MEMORY CAFÉ at Pip and Jim’s
Aimed at people suffering from memory loss and at their friends and carers, the Memory Café will provide a space for social contact over a cuppa and a piece of cake. For further information or to offer help please speak to Peter Cottingham at Pip and Jim’s (email@example.com or 01242 522658).
To donate to the DEC Humanitarian appeals for Ukraine or Afghanistan
For Ukraine, go to:
https://www.dec.org.uk/appeal/ukraine-humanitarian-appeal or call 0370 60 60 900
For Afghanistan, go to:
https://www.dec.org.uk/appeal/afghanistan-crisis-appeal or call 0370 60 60 610
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.