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Notice Sheet 20-5-18

Notes and News from St Paul'salt

Read some of this Sunday's Notes and News:

St Paul’s Beckenham


Sharing God’s love, revealed in Jesus Christ

                                                                                                        20th May 2018



Holy Communion
Whit Sunday (BCP p196)



Holy Communion
Readings: Acts 2: 1-21 (p1093) and John 16: 5-15 (p1084)
Rev. Simon Couper and Simon Dalwood

Confidential prayer will be available in the Chapel during communion and after the service for anyone wishing to have prayer for themselves or others. Gluten-free Altar Bread is available - please speak to a sidesman



Service of Celebration & Thanksgiving for the life of Rev. Canon Julian Frost
Julian was the Vicar at St Paul’s between 1978 and 2001.  The service will be followed by refreshments



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 Pentecost

Holy Spirit, sent by the Father, ignite in us your holy fire; strengthen your children with the gift of faith, revive your Church with the breath of love,
and renew the face of the earth, through 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

Tues 22nd May


Townswomen’s Guild

Wed 23rd May


Wednesday Fellowship: Dressing the Elizabethan Lady



PCC Meeting

Thurs 24th May


Babies & Toddlers

Sun 27th May


Holy Communion

Trinity Sunday


All Age Service
Readings: Psalm 8 and Matthew 28: 16-20
Sarah Butler and Rev. Simon Couper



Holy Communion
Theme: A Prayer of Remembrance
Readings: Psalm 135 and Luke 1: 68-79
Rev. Simon Couper and Simon Dalwood



No Youth Group (Half Term)

St Paul’s Notices

Christian Aid Lunch - Many thanks to everyone who attended the lunch, where over £200 was donated to Christian Aid.  However, please don't feel that you have lost your chance to make a donation; there are still Christian Aid envelopes available at the back of church.

Thank you to all who supported our prayer meeting on Thursday evening.  Although Pentecost has arrived, do please continue to pray, ‘Thy Kingdom Come’.

Summer Tea Party - Anyone willing to help with this enjoyable, fun event on Saturday 30th June please see Anthea, Rosemary or Sandi.  There is a wide range of needs, from tea-pourers to chair carriers and many roles in between, hours to suit!

Richard and Sue are moving!  They would love you to call in for a farewell drink at any time between 6 and 9pm on Tuesday evening (22nd May).

St Paul’s Book Club  – The next meeting is on Tuesday 5th June, 10.30am, when we will be discussing  “The Light between Oceans” by M L Stedman.  Please do join us.

Confirmation - 15th July, 6.30pm at Christ Church ChislehurstWe will be running confirmation classes every Monday evening in June at 8pm at the Vicarage.  Confirmation is an opportunity to make a public profession of faith, and marks the point at which we personally ‘confirm’ the promises which were spoken over us at baptism.  Please speak to Rev. Simon if you would like to know more.

Tea & Coffee – Many thanks to the Number 24 Homegroup for serving tea and coffee today.  Next week the Clockhouse Homegroup will be on duty.

Mission of the Month –  Mission Aviation Fellowship

Our Mission of the Month is MAF, whose aim is to bring help, hope and healing to people living in isolated areas of the world.  Please remember in your prayers the pilots and engineers who look after the aircraft and pray for safe travel.  MAF would also value prayer for those who are cut off from the usual support networks we take for granted, often because of civil wars. 

Please see the leaflets on the Mission Table.

Community Notices

Solomon and Ruth Nabie from IcFEM  will be at a lunch at Christ Church Beckenham on Sunday 27th May, 12.45 for 1pm.  Please let Barbara S know if you would like to attend.

A charity preview in aid of Welcare - Thursday 7th June, 7.45pm at Bromley Little Theatre.  ‘Rabbit-Hole’ by David Lindsay-Abaire is about the accidental death of a child and is explored with compassion, empathy and humour.   Tickets (£10) from Gillian Scales, 8663 3173 or g.scales566@btinternet.com.  The latest Welcare newsletter, with a case study of their local work, is at the back of church.

Traditional Flower Arranging Class for Beginners – Thursday evenings, 7 – 9pm, 14th, 21st, 28th June and 5th July, at St John’s Church Meeting Room, Eden Park.  To book, please contact Pat Freeman on 020 8658 6774.  More information on the noticeboard in south aisle.

Mental Health and Mental Well-being – A one-day conference for those who want to understand, grow and maintain mental health.  Saturday 23rd June, 10am – 4.30pm, Methodist Central Hall, Westminster.  Tickets £16.50 from mchwmentalhealth@eventbrite.com or £15 if sending SAE to Ollie McEwen, Methodist Central Hall, Storey’s Gate, London SW1H 9NH.  See leaflet on noticeboard in south aisle for more details.

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