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Weekly News – w/c 16 September

PLEASE PRAY for all those who are struggling with their health – in body or mind. Help us to help them, through our practical care and our prayers.

READ THE GOOD NEWS – Luke 15, 1-10 – Thank God for every person that realises the errors of their earthly ways and dedicates their life and
work to Jesus. Thank you that we are given the opportunity, through God’s grace, to be forgiven and turn to Christ.

PRAYER AND WORSHIP IN THE COMING WEEK

Monday 15th September
9.30am Morning Prayer, Christ Church

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

Wednesday 17th September
10.00am Meltham Churches Together Prayers for the Community, St Bart’s
11.00am Holy Communion BCP, St Bart’s followed by lunch.

NEXT SUNDAY 22nd September
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

OTHER DATES FOR YOUR DIARY
Friday 20th September
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.

Tuesday 24th September
St Bartholomew’s Women’s Fellowship at 7.30pm in church when the speaker will be Alison Bray who will give a talk and film on “Another Royal Event” (Please note change of time).

Sunday 29th September – Harvest Home at the Waggon & Horses
Bring things you’ve grown or made and there will be a silent auction to raise money for local charities.

Weekly News – w/c Mon 9 September

PLEASE PRAY for all those whose lives have been impacted by extreme weather conditions – hurricane, flood, drought and fire. Lord, you have
given us free will and we often fail to be good stewards of our world. Help us to protect our precious eco-systems and the people affected when things go wrong. Please pray for our Township that it will be a safe and special place to live and work to God’s praise and glory.

READ THE GOOD NEWS – Luke 14, 25-35 – We are challenged not to start the job and not finish it – to have the foundations of faith in place but never to build the house. We are challenged to pick up our cross and really follow Jesus.

PRAYER AND WORSHIP IN THE COMING WEEK

Monday 9th September
9.30am Morning Prayer, Christ Church

Tuesday 10th September
9.30am Morning Prayer, St Mary’s
1.30pm Songs of Praise at Greenacres

Wednesday 11th September
9.00am Holy Communion BCP, St Bart’s
10.00am Meltham Churches Together Prayers for the Community, St Bart’s
10.30am St Barts, Pastoral Group meeting

NEXT SUNDAY 15th September
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 13th September
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 14th September
2.30pm to 4pm
CHRISTENING PARTY
Hosted at St James’ for all those baptised in the Parish in the last three years (and their families!)

Meltham Civic Service – Sun 8th September

Meltham Civic Service – Sun 8 September.

Tomorrow at St Bartholomew’s we celebrate all things #Meltham and welcome Cllr Kate Buchanan as our new Mayor along with our other Councillors and Civic Leaders. The civic parade will leave the Carlile Institute at 10:30am and process to the Church led by Meltham & Meltham Mills Band @MelthamBand accompanied by representatives from local groups including the Fire Service, Scouts and Guides.

Come along! – all welcome.

Note – no other services in the Parish other than said Holy Communion at 9am (St Bart’s) and Five Alive! at 5pm (St James’ – 4:30pm for food!)

Weekly News – w/c 2nd September 2019

PLEASE PRAY for families who need to adjust to new circumstances: transition to new schools, to university, to the world of work for the first time. Pray for all who struggle with change, and help them to see the unbounded possibilities in your world.

READ THE GOOD NEWS – Luke 14, 1 and 7-14
We are called to serve – to humble ourselves and put others first. For everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles himself will be exalted (Luke 14:11)

PRAYER AND WORSHIP IN THE COMING WEEK

Monday 2nd September
9.30am Morning Prayer, Christ Church

Tuesday 3rd September
9.30am Morning Prayer, St Mary’s

Wednesday 4th September
9.00am Holy Communion BCP, St Bart’s
10.00am Meltham Churches Together Prayers for the Community, St Bart’s
10.30 Holy Communion, Bell House

NEXT SUNDAY 8th September
09:00am St Bart’s, BCP Holy Communion (said)
10.30am St Bart’s, CIVIC SERVICE
5.00pm St James’, meet for food at 4.30pm before 5 ALIVE

OTHER DATES FOR YOUR DIARY
Friday 6th September
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 7th September
Discover the hidden call in your everyday life through a creative retreat with poetry, silence and conversation. St James 10-4 including lunch. A
donation of £5-£10 is requested but not compulsory. To book a place contact bethan.lucy.aspland@outlook.com or call 07963 876309

Weekly News – w/c 26 August

PLEASE PRAY this prayer for Prison Hope: Heavenly Father, when Jesus came to earth, He was found with those who were suffering and despised by society; the poor, the displaced, the sick, the hungry, the thirsty and the prisoner. Help us to do the same and break the boundaries we place on our compassion; reaching those who we place beyond our horizons with Your love. Fill us with Your Holy Spirit and teach us to truly love those in prison as You do.

READ THE GOOD NEWS – Luke 13, 10-17 – We are set free from the things that hurt and bind us when we can truly trust in the unconditional love
of God.

PRAYER AND WORSHIP IN THE COMING WEEK

Monday 26th August
Bank Holiday – no prayers at Christ Church

Tuesday 27th August
9.30am Morning Prayer, St Mary’s
1.30pm Holy Communion, Greenacres

Wednesday 28th August
9.00am Holy Communion BCP, St Bart’s
10.00am Meltham Churches Together Prayers for the Community, St Bart’s

Thursday 29th August
2.00pm Holy Communion, Helme Hall

NEXT SUNDAY 1st September
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 30th 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.
7pm-8.30pm Wilshaw Youth Group at St Mary’s

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 by the closing date of 31st August:
revjohndracup@gmail.com

Weekly News – w/c 19 August

PLEASE PRAY for people who are worrying about the future – about their health, about their work, about how they will provide for their family, about relationships. Help them to know that worry is pointless but that being open to God’s grace provides light in the darkness, hope from despair.

READ THE GOOD NEWS – Luke 12, 49-56 – It is easy to only hear or see what we want to in the world and to act in a way that serves ourselves. Help us to really hear and really see what Jesus intended and to act in a way that serves Him. No-one said it would be easy – but we believe it’s worth it.

PRAYER AND WORSHIP IN THE COMING WEEK

Monday 19th August
9.30am Morning Prayer, Christ Church

Tuesday 20th August
9.30am Morning Prayer, St Mary’s

Wednesday 21st August
9.00am Holy Communion BCP, St Bart’s
10.00am Meltham Churches Together Prayers for the Community, St Bart’s

NEXT SUNDAY 25th August
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

OTHER DATES FOR YOUR DIARY
Friday 23rd 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 food bank 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 and any relevant experience to the vicar by the closing date of 31st August: revjohndracup@gmail.com

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.