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Weekly News – w/c 12 August

PLEASE PRAY for all those who dedicate their lives to your service. For our clergy Revd John, Dennis, John, Peter and Judy. For our readers,
pastoral ministers, leaders of music and the word. Thank God for all those who willingly and readily serve so that others may know Him and the
freedom that comes from faith.

READ THE GOOD NEWS – Luke 12, 32-40
Help us to be ready for when the Jesus calls us to do his work, with eyes and ears open and our light shining to welcome him.

PRAYER AND WORSHIP IN THE COMING WEEK

Monday 12th August
9.30am Morning Prayer, Christ Church

Tuesday 13th August
9.30am Morning Prayer, St Mary’s
1.30pm Greenacres Songs of Praise

Wednesday 14th August
9.00am Holy Communion BCP, St Bart’s
10.00am Meltham Churches Together Prayers for the Community, St Bart’s

NEXT SUNDAY 18th August
09.30am St Bart’s, Holy Communion
09.30am St James’, Service of the Word
11.15am Christ Church, Holy Communion
11.15am St Mary’s, Service of the Word

OTHER DATES FOR YOUR DIARY
Friday 16th August
09.00am–3.00pm St James’ Operation Christmas Child working group (with soup lunch)
10.00am-12 noon St James’, Community Card Group
10.30am-12 noon St Bart’s, Coffee and Chat.

If you can spare any items of food or toiletries for the foodbank then please drop off at Crossroads or one of the churches: we may not know who they are, but families in Meltham need our help.

Work Opportunity:
General administrative assistance is required by the Parish of Meltham Christ the King. A minimum of 6 hours a week which can be flexible. Anyone interested, please email name, contact details & any relevant experience to the vicar: revjohndracup@gmail.com

Weekly News – w/c 4th August

PLEASE PRAY for everyone on holidays whether ‘staycations’ at home or away. Help us to cherish the time we have for leisure and to reconnect with
each other and the wonderful natural world that you have put into our temporary care. We thank you for the wonderful countryside that surrounds us in Meltham – help us to wonder at it and look after it for future generations.

READ THE GOOD NEWS – Luke 12, 13-21
An abundance of possessions doesn’t define us, or show God’s blessings on us. We are blessed when we do not store up things for ourselves on earth.

PRAYER AND WORSHIP IN THE COMING WEEK

Monday 5th August
9.30am Morning Prayer, Christ Church

Tuesday 6th August
9.30am Morning Prayer, St Mary’s

Wednesday 7th August
9.00am Holy Communion BCP, St Bart’s
10.00am Meltham Churches Together Prayers for the Community, St Bart’s

NEXT SUNDAY 11th August
09.30am St Bart’s, Holy Communion
09.30am St James’, Holy Communion
11.15am Christ Church, Holy Communion
11.15am St Mary’s, Service of the Word

OTHER DATES FOR YOUR DIARY
Friday 9th August
09.00am–3.00pm St James’ Operation Christmas Child working group (with soup lunch)
10.00am-12 noon St James’, Community Card Group
10.30am-12 noon St Bart’s, Coffee and Chat.

If you can spare any items of food or toiletries for the foodbank then please drop off at Crossroads or one of the churches: we may not know who they are, but families in Meltham need our help.

Work Opportunity General administrative assistance is required by the Parish of Meltham Christ the King.
A minimum of 6 hours a week which can be flexible. Anyone interested, please email name, contact details & any relevant experience to the
vicar: revjohndracup@gmail.com

Events for the School Holidays

The Friends of Meltham Library are organising some FREE summer holiday events for children in the Carlile Institute.   Please put your name down in the library or call/text 07761 393502.   All children must be accompanied by an adult.            

Friday 9th August from 10.30 until 12 – A Lego session for all ages but they must be accompanied by an adult – just come along & enjoy.

Thursday 15th August from 2pm until 4pm – ages 8 to 13 years are invited to come and learn some Circus Skills with Crafty Devilz upstairs in the Jubilee Room in the Carlile Institute.

Friday 23rd August from 10.30am to 12 – the under 8’s are invited to Elmer’s Tea Party for Storytime and Crafts. Paint an elephant mask and have refreshments.

Weekly News – w/c 29 July

PLEASE PRAY for leaders everywhere. Those who lead countries, companies, charities and churches. Help them to see the value of servant leadership putting the good of those they lead before their personal ambitions.

READ THE GOOD NEWS – Luke 12, 13-21
A taxi driver reminded me of this passage two days ago so a coincidence (or God-incidence) it’s the gospel reading for this week. An abundance of possessions doesn’t define us, or show God’s blessings on us. We are blessed when we do not store up things for ourselves on earth.

PRAYER AND WORSHIP IN THE COMING WEEK

Monday 29th July
9.30am Morning Prayer, Christ Church

Tuesday 30th July
9.30am Morning Prayer, St Mary’s

Wednesday 31st July
9.30am Holy Communion BCP, St Bart’s
10.00am Meltham Churches Together Prayers for the Community, St Bart’s

NEXT SUNDAY 4th August
09.30am St Bart’s, Holy Communion
09.30am St James’, Family Service of the Word
11.15am Christ Church, Holy Communion
11.15am St Mary’s, Service of the Word

OTHER DATES FOR YOUR DIARY
Tuesday 30th July
2.00pm – Women’s Fellowship service at St Bart’s followed by a Beetle Drive and natter.

Friday 2nd August
09.00am–3.00pm St James’ Operation Christmas Child working group (with soup lunch)
10.00am-12 noon St James’, Community Card Group
10.30am-12 noon St Bart’s, Coffee and Chat.

Saturday 3rd August
7.30pm Yorkshire Day Celebration in the Parish Hall
An evening of music, joy and laughter – and a 2 course supper for £12. Tickets from the Flower Box, Café 33 or St Barts church members.

A creative retreat using poetry, silence and conversation Led by Adrian Scott

Adrian Scott is a poet, writer and amateur photographer who lives in the Rivelin Valley, Sheffield. He has written three books of poetry, one of prose, and has edited a collection of poetry by the two writing groups he facilitates.

Be attentive to the ordinary so that you can connect to a deeper sense of the sacred in your life’s journey. The tools of the retreat – writing, discussion, listening and silence – will help us to make sense of all that goes on within.

At St James’ Church, Meltham Mills, Holmfirth, HD9 4AL 7th September 2019 10.00 am to 4.00 pm The day includes a soup lunch, refreshments and cake. A suggested donation of between £5 and £10 to cover costs would be appreciated.

To book a place, please contact: Bethan Aspland (Email: bethan.lucy.aspland@outlook.com; Tel: 07963 876309) or Liz Ryan (Email: elizabeth.a.ryan@gmail.com; Tel: 07776 338724) Don’t forget to mention any dietary requirements.

Weekly News – w/c 15th July

PLEASE PRAY for our young people and their teachers as they break up from school and colleges for the summer break. Pray they will be safe and have an opportunity to rest and come back in September rejuvenated. God of play, God of learning – help us to follow you.

READ THE GOOD NEWS – Luke 10, 25-37
We all know the parable of the Good Samaritan. Help us to know our neighbours – next door and all over the world and shown them love them, as God loves us.

PRAYER AND WORSHIP IN THE COMING WEEK

Monday 15th July
9.30am Morning Prayer, Christ Church

Tuesday 16th July
9.30am Morning Prayer, St Mary’s

Wednesday 17th July
9.30am Holy Communion BCP, St Bart’s
10.00am Meltham Churches Together Prayers for the Community, St Bart’s

NEXT SUNDAY 21st July
09.30am St Bart’s, Holy Communion
09.30am St James’, Service of the Word
11.15am Christ Church, Holy Communion
11.15am St Mary’s, Service of the Word ANIMAL SERVICE – bring your animals large and small.

OTHER DATES FOR YOUR DIARY
Wednesday 17th July – PCC @ St Bartholomew’s

Friday 19th July
09.00am–3.00pm St James’ Operation Christmas Child working group (with soup lunch)
10.00am-12 noon St James’, Community Card Group
10.30am-12 noon St Bart’s, Coffee and Chat.

ASK MELTHAM Meltham Town Council, in conjunction with Kirklees Council, are conducting an ASK MELTHAM exercise in the next few weeks. Jean Caunce, a member of St James’ congregation is a volunteer helping to collect data. Over the coming weeks she may approach you during coffee after a service to ask a few questions. What you say will be anonymous. Hopefully you’ll be happy to help so we can work to make Meltham an even better place to live.

Weekly News – w/c 8 July

PLEASE PRAY for families – that they will find a way a way to show love every day. Love that is patient, kind, that isn’t proud, doesn’t brag or dishonour people or look out for its own interests or succumb to anger and keep track of people’s wrongs. Pray that love always trusts, protects, hopes and never gives up.

READ THE GOOD NEWS – Luke 10, 1-11
Jesus said, “The harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few. Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field”.

PRAYER AND WORSHIP IN THE COMING WEEK
Monday 8th July
9.30am Morning Prayer, Christ Church

Tuesday 9th July
9.30am Morning Prayer, St Mary’s
1.30pm Greenacres Songs of Praise

Wednesday 10th July
9.30am Holy Communion BCP, St Bart’s
10.00am Meltham Churches Together Prayers for the Community, St Bart’s
10.30am Bell House, Wilshaw Holy Communion

NEXT SUNDAY 14th July
09.30am St Bart’s, Holy Communion
09.30am St James’, Holy Communion
11.15am Christ Church, Service of the Word
11.15am St Mary’s, Holy Communion
4.30pm St James’, 5 ALIVE

OTHER DATES FOR YOUR DIARY
Friday 12th July
09.00am–3.00pm St James’ Operation Christmas Child working group (with soup lunch)
10.30am-12 noon St Bart’s, Coffee and Chat.
No Community Card Group this week

Saturday 13th July
12-2pm – Helme – Summer Lunch
Tickets required – £10 from Janet Rockett 851424 or Pat Radford 851480

Real Ale Fest & Hog Roast at Meltham Memories

Join us this weekend @MelthamMemories where we will be serving quality beers along with our famous hog roast sandwiches. We’ve got beers from @MagicRockBrewCo @ThreeFiends @ossettbrewery @RatBrewery @FernandesBrewer and @EllandBrewery as follows:

Hat-Trick (Magic Rock)
High Wire (Magic Rock)
Bad Uncle Barry (Three Fiends Brewhouse)
Two Face Pale (Three Fiends Brewhouse)
Yorkshire Blonde (Ossett Brewery)
Yorkshire Brunette (Ossett Brewery)
Pekko (Ossett Brewery)
White Rat (Rat Brewery)
Mosaic (Fernandes)
Nettlethrasher (Elland Brewery)

We’ll also have the usual Cider from @PureNorthCider along with Wine and Prosecco.

See you there!

PS – don’t forget to invite / share with your friends!

Weekly News – w/c 1st July

PLEASE PRAY for our Parish – that we put God first and focus our energies on showing His love and saving grace to our community.

READ THE GOOD NEWS – Luke 9, 51-62
Follow Him, give your life to Him – there’s no need to look back.

PRAYER AND WORSHIP IN THE COMING WEEK
Monday 1st July
9.30am Morning Prayer, Christ Church

Tuesday 2nd July
9.30am Morning Prayer, St Mary’s

Wednesday 3rd July
9.30am Holy Communion BCP, St Bart’s
10.00am Meltham Churches Together Prayers for the Community, St Bart’s
10.30am Bell House, Wilshaw Holy Communion

NEXT SUNDAY 7th July
09.30am St Bart’s, Holy Communion
09.30am St James’, Family Service of the Word
11.15am Christ Church, Holy Communion
11.15am St Mary’s, Service of the Word

OTHER DATES FOR YOUR DIARY
Friday 5th July
09.00am–3.00pm St James’ Operation Christmas Child working group (with soup lunch)
10.00am-12 noon St James’, Community Card Group
10.30am-12 noon St Bart’s, Coffee and Chat.
7.30pm St James’ Quiz Night and supper (£8.50 per ticket) in support of the Shoe Box Project (Operation Christmas Child)

Saturday 6th July
As part of the Meltham Memories (50’s and 60’s) Celebration the St Barts team will be serving Real Ales and tasty Hog Roast sandwiches behind the Church Hall.
Choose from a selection of 10 Real Ales, Cider, Wine and of course Prosecco! Please support us whatever the weather – it all needs drinking and eating!
Proceeds for St Bart’s Church Funds and the Church Hall Building Fund.

Sunday 7th July
12 noon St John’s, Kirkheaton – Bring and Share lunch then 1pm commissioning service for Tim and Kate Lee and family for their move to do God’s work in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.