Harvest Festival October 10th.

There will be – 
9:30am – Family Service at Altham st James,
11:00am –  Family Service at All Saints’
6:30pm – Festal evensong at All Saints
As always, non – perishable food for the foodbank would be greatly appreciated, as would donations for the Bishop’s Harvest Appeal which this year. 

Thank you for your support.

“Bringing God’s love into the heart of the community”

 

Important notice

Forms for Secondary School Admissions should be brought to All Saints’ Church on 6th November between 9:30-10:15am

Primary School Supplementary Forms should be returned to school; the school will they contact Revd. Toby.

Thank you.

Ladies Social Evening

12th November at 7:30pm

In the Hyndburn Bridge.

Join us for a drink and a chat.

Men’s Night

30th November

At the Baltistan. Save the date!

If you want to come along please give your name to Andrew Mc. so he knows how many to book a table for. Thanks

Pastor Anne does a marvellous job trying to collect, sort and distribute food parcels to the most needed in our community; but as so many of her food back drivers have returned to work she is struggling to distribute the food. She could really do with some more volunteers to help deliver food parcels etc.

You would be welcome whether you can give a regular commitment or simply on an as and when basis.

You can contact Anne on 07834724530.

Thank you

 

 

Harvest Festival October 10th.

There will be – 
9:30am – Family Service at Altham st James,
11:00am –  Family Service at All Saints’
6:30pm – Festal evensong at All Saints
As always, non – perishable food for the foodbank would be greatly appreciated, as would donations for the Bishop’s Harvest Appeal which this year. 

Thank you for your support.

“Bringing God’s love into the heart of the community”

 

United Benefice of Altham and Clayton-le-Moors

Eighteenth   Sunday after Trinity 

This service is live in church, but it will be streamed so if you are unable to attend you can view it online. Now most of the words will also appear when you view the service on line so it will be easier to follow the service.

However, below are the day’s readings plus the intercessions for reference, as there will not appear on screen.

 

First reading: James 3:13 – 4a

In the past God spoke to our ancestors through the prophets at many times and in various ways, but in these last days he has spoken to us by his Son, whom he appointed heirof all things, and through whom also he made the universe.The Son is the radiance of God’s glory and the exact representation of his being, sustaining all things by his powerful word. After he had provided purification for sins, he sat down at the right hand of the Majesty in heaven. So he became as much superior to the angels as the name he has inherited is superior to theirs.

It is not to angels that he has subjected the world to come, about which we are speaking. But there is a place where someone has testified:

“What is mankind that you are mindful of them,
    a son of man that you care for him?
You made them a little[a] lower than the angels;
    you crowned them with glory and honor
    and put everything under their feet.”[b][c]

In putting everything under them,[d] God left nothing that is not subject to them.[e] Yet at present we do not see everything subject to them.[f] But we do see Jesus, who was made lower than the angels for a little while, now crowned with glory and honor because he suffered death, so that by the grace of God he might taste death for everyone.

10 In bringing many sons and daughters to glory, it was fitting that God, for whom and through whom everything exists,should make the pioneer of their salvation perfect through what he suffered. 11 Both the one who makes people holy and those who are made holy are of the same family. So Jesus is not ashamed to call them brothers and sisters.[g] 12 He says,

“I will declare your name to my brothers and sisters;
    in the assembly I will sing your praises.”[h]

 

Second reading: Mark 9:30 -37

Some Pharisees came and tested him by asking, “Is it lawful for a man to divorce his wife?”

“What did Moses command you?” he replied.

They said, “Moses permitted a man to write a certificate of divorce and send her away.”

“It was because your hearts were hard that Moses wrote you this law,” Jesus replied. “But at the beginning of creation God ‘made them male and female.’[a] ‘For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife,[b] and the two will become one flesh.’[c] So they are no longer two, but one flesh. Therefore what God has joined together, let no one separate.”

10 When they were in the house again, the disciples asked Jesus about this. 11 He answered, “Anyone who divorces his wife and marries another woman commits adultery against her. 12 And if she divorces her husband and marries another man, she commits adultery.”

13 People were bringing little children to Jesus for him to place his hands on them, but the disciples rebuked them. 14 When Jesus saw this, he was indignant. He said to them, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these. 15 Truly I tell you, anyone who will not receive the kingdom of God like a little child will never enter it.” 16 And he took the children in his arms, placed his hands on them and blessed them.

 

Backpacks to Malawi

 

We are collecting  any unwanted

t-shirts or shorts,

sandals,

pencils or  rulers,

clean towels,

metal spoons,

tennis-sized balls

Also  new tooth brushes, soap, facecloths or feminine hygiene products.

If you are able to help, please leave any items at 71 Sparth Road or bring to church and give them to Elaine Lockwood who will take them to Sparth Road.

Thank you.

 

The next church cleaning session is on the 2nd October between 9:30 – 11:00am. If you could spare even just half an hour to help clean the church it would be greatly appreciated.

As we are all members of the God’s church, we have a responsibility to help maintain it – so hopefully if as many as are able could help, we will have the church cleaned in no time. The more the merrier!

Thank you.

 

Friday Praise 1st October

Reminder that Friday Praise now starts at the new time of 6:00pm in 

In All Saints’ Church.