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Notice Sheet 10-6-18

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St Paul’s Beckenham


Sharing God’s love, revealed in Jesus Christ

                                                                                                        10th June 2018

Services Today



Holy Communion
The Second Sunday after Trinity (BCP p208)



Morning Worship
Theme: Israel – A Name (Covenant iii)
Readings: Luke 6: 12-16 (p1033) and
Genesis 32: 22-32; 35: 9-15 (p36)
Simon Dalwood and Anna Couper



Interment of the ashes of Bill Scadgell
In the Garden of Remembrance



Holy Communion
Theme: A Prayer of Exile
Readings: Psalm 137 (p627) and Luke 13: 31-35 (p1047)
Simon Dalwood and Rev. Simon Couper



Youth Group  (Ages 11+)

Children’s Activities during the 10.30am Service - There is a crèche for pre-schoolers and ‘Sunday Squad’ groups for children aged 4-11.

Tea and Coffee are served after the 10.30am service.  Please stay and join us.

It is not our practice to take a collection during services, but there is an offertory plate at the back if you would like to contribute towards the work and ministry of St Paul’s.

Collect for the Second Sunday after Trinity

Faithful Creator, whose mercy never fails: deepen our faithfulness to you and to your living Word, Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen


What’s on this week at St Paul’s

Mon – Fri, 9.30am – 10am

Bible Reading and Prayer, in the Chapel

Mon 11th June


Confirmation Class, at the Vicarage

Tues 12th June


Townswomen’s Guild

Wed 13th June


Wednesday Fellowship – Summer frolics, Marion B

Thurs 14th June


Babies & Toddlers



Families Together

Sun 17th June


Holy Communion

3rd after Trinity


Holy Communion
Theme: Joseph – A Dreamer
Genesis 37: 1-11 and Luke 6: 17-26
Sarah Butler and Rev. Simon Couper



The  4 O’Clock



Youth Group

St Paul’s Notices

Parish newsletter ‘Connect’ - is ready for distribution.  Please collect your bundle(s) from the back of church.  Help with delivering is always appreciated.  If you are able to help, please see the list on the noticeboard in the south aisle or speak to Marion Lowe or Anne Howick.  

A difficult passage - Tonight at the 5pm service we will be looking at one of the more difficult passages in the Bible – Psalm 137, a psalm of exile. This is a chance to hear the psalm in context, and ask whether God still speaks through the more shocking and complex passages of Scripture.

Summer Tea Party  -  Come on Saturday 30th June for fun, games and tea in the church grounds (weather permitting, otherwise in church & halls) between 3 and 5pm.  Please feel free to invite friends and neighbours to this event.

Plea from Sunday Squad – We are looking for someone to join the team and help coordinate the amazing work our volunteers do in Sunday Squad.  If you are able to help put the termly rota together, and occasionally lead the teaching slot, we would be delighted to hear from you!  This is a great opportunity to support both our children's work and our wonderful volunteers.  If you are interested, or to find out more, please see Marion B.

Looking to get more involved?  Do you have gifts and expertise that could help us grow and flourish as a church?  We are confident that you do!  Following the AGM, we are now looking for new people to join our various committees, and we'd love you to be involved.  The committees cover the broad sweep of parish life: buildings, finance, outreach, mission, worship and youth work.  Please prayerfully consider this opportunity.  There is a sign-up sheet with more information at the back of church.

New Verger Wanted - We are looking to appoint a new part-time verger.  Please speak to Rev. Simon or Anne H for further details.

On 16th June Keith H will be doing the 10k walk round the Olympic Park in support of March for Men, in aid of Prostate Cancer UK.  If anyone would like to sponsor him, he has a sponsorship form so please speak to him today.  Many thanks.

Tea & Coffee – Many thanks to the Beckett Homegroup for serving tea and coffee today.  Next week the Park Homegroup will be on duty.

Mission of the Month –  Deptford Reach

Deptford Reach helps people transform and rebuild their lives, by providing expert advice on issues such as housing, drugs and alcohol dependency, mental ill-health and welfare benefits.

‘We pray today for all those who feel lonely or isolated, for those whose suffering goes unnoticed or who are struggling to keep going and feel alone.  Be gracious to each hurting soul we pray, and we ask that all who attend Deptford Reach would find friendship and a safe space to be themselves.  Father, through acts of love, please touch the hearts of all those who are isolated.’

Community Notices

Setting the Captives Free – A conference highlighting the reality of modern slavery.  Saturday 16th June, 10.30am – 4pm, Christ Church Beckenham.  Supported by the Diocese of Rochester.  More details, including programme, are on the noticeboard in the south aisle.  Register at rochestermodernslavery.eventbrite.co.uk. 

Job Opportunity at Stewardship (a Christian charity based in London) for a full-time or part-time Payroll Technician.  Please see noticeboard in south aisle for more details.

The Sunday Conversation 17th June, 6.30pm for 7pm at Christ Church Beckenham.  With Bill Hamilton, longest-serving referee in the FA.

Deptford Reach would very much appreciate shower gel, shampoo and other toiletries for their clients, as well as new or used (in wearable condition) clothes for men, towels and bedding.  These can be placed in the blue box in the north aisle.  Deptford Reach is our Mission of the Month – see display at the back of church.

Foodbank – in June we are supporting CAP (Penge). Please put all non-perishable food items (no pet food please) in the clear plastic box in the north aisle.

St Paul’s Verse for 2018  – “Let your light so shine before others, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven.”  Matthew 5:16

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