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Notice Sheet 8-4-18

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St Paul’s Church, Beckenham


Sharing God’s love, revealed in Jesus Christ

                                                                                                        8th April 2018

Services Today



Morning Worship
Theme: Abraham – A Covenant
Readings: Luke 5: 1-11 (p1032) and Genesis 17: 1-16 (p16)
Sue Algeo and Simon Dalwood



Evening Worship
Theme: A Prayer of Praise
Readings: Luke 1: 46-55 (p1026) and Psalm 98 (p603)
Simon Dalwood and Sue Algeo

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 is 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 of Easter

Risen Christ,
for whom no door is locked, no entrance barred:
open the doors of our hearts,
that we may seek the good of others
and walk the joyful road of sacrifice and peace,
to the praise of God the Father.  Amen.


What’s on this week at St Paul’s

Mon – Fri, 9.30am – 10am

Bible Reading and Prayer, in the Chapel

Tues 10th Apr


Buildings Committee Meeting



Townswomen’s Guild

Thurs 12th Apr


No Babies & Toddlers.  Next meeting 19th Apr



Families Together

Sun 15th Apr


Holy Communion - The 3rd Sunday of Easter



Holy Communion
Theme: Abraham - A Son
Readings: Genesis 18: 1-15 and Luke 5: 12-16
Sarah Butler and Rev. Simon Couper



Baptism of Millie - All welcome



The 4 O’Clock.  Theme: Resurrection
Rev. Simon Couper and Simon Dalwood

St Paul’s Notices

Our Annual Parochial Church Meetings will be taking place on Sunday 22nd April at 12 noon (election of churchwardens) and 12.15pm in the church hall.  Please see the leaflet "This is your Church" for further information.  Nomination forms for the churchwardens and five new members of the PCC are available at the back of church.  Any queries please speak to Anne H, PCC Secretary.  

On 25th April, 2.45pm, the speakers at Wednesday Fellowship will be members of the Crime Prevention Neighbourhood Police.  All are welcome to come along to learn more about how to avoid scams etc.  If you would like to join us, please sign the list at the back so we can make sure there are enough leaflets.  Any queries please speak to Judith F or Anne H.

Ingrid is doing the Bluebell Walk for St Christopher’s Hospice, on 29th April, in memory of her mother.  If anyone would like to sponsor her, she has a sponsorship form.  Many thanks.

St Paul’s Book Club next meets on Tuesday 1st May from 10.30am  to 12 noon, when we will be discussing “The keeper of lost things” by Ruth Hogan.

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

Mission of the Month – Prison Fellowship

This charity believes that no-one is beyond help – every prisoner should have access to support and prayer.  Their mission is to show Christ’s love to prisoners by getting alongside and supporting them.  Through their network of volunteers across England and Wales they work towards the restoration of offenders, victims and communities.  Please take a look at the booklets on the Mission table and remember them in prayer.

Community Notices

Bishop of Tonbridge - The Queen has approved the nomination of the Venerable Simon Burton-Jones to be the next Suffragan Bishop of Tonbridge.  He currently serves as Archdeacon of Rochester and Canon Residentiary at Rochester Cathedral.  As Bishop of Tonbridge, Simon will focus on evangelism and growth. This aspiration and intention to grow is rooted in “Called Together”, the Diocese of Rochester’s vision.  He will also have oversight and leadership of the education, youth and children, and community engagement work of churches across the Diocese of Rochester.  In relation to education, he will chair the Diocesan Board of Education, supporting the work of the 89 Church of England schools within the Diocese.

Hope Workshops organised by Rochester Diocese – Anna Chaplaincy and Dementia Workshop, 11th April, 10.30am – 2pm; The Recovery Course Workshop, 24th April, 7.30 – 9pm.  See noticeboard in south aisle for more details.

The Sunday Conversation with Lizzie Grayson, Sunday 15th April, 7pm – 8.30pm, Christ Church Beckenham.  When your child dies, how do you go on?  Lizzie tells the story of her daughter Keziah and her family, in words and music.  Drinks at 6.30pm. No need to book.  Everyone welcome.  See invitation cards at back of church.

Getting ready for the Spirit – Thursday 19th April, 10.30am – 3.30pm, St Luke’s Church, Chelsea.  Making the most of liturgy from Ascension to Pentecost, including the opportunities of ‘Thy Kingdom Come’.  See leaflet on noticeboard in south aisle.

Bishopscourt is holding a ‘NGS pop-up’ Open Garden for tulips on Saturday 21st April, 11am – 2pm.  Entry £4.  Refreshments available.  24 St Margaret’s Street, Rochester, ME1 1TS.  Any queries please email: bridget.langstaff@btinternet.com

Workshops at St Augustine’s College of Theology, West Malling - Saturday 28th April, 10am – 3.30pm.  Please see noticeboard in south aisle for details.

Training day -  The Zacharias Trust (strapline: 'Helping the believer to think and the thinker to believe’) is holding a training day in London on Saturday 12th May on the subject ’Standing for truth in the post truth world’.  More details at www.zachariastrust.org/training-day or speak to Richard or Sue Algeo.  

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