Tots Praise

6th October 2:00 pm   in All Saints’ Church

A fun time of worship and fellowship for the under 5s and their parents / carers.

Looking forward to seeing our under 5s  again and new members are also very welcome.

 

 

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.

 

Tots Praise

6th October 2:00 pm   in All Saints’ Church

A fun time of worship and fellowship for the under 5s and their parents / carers.

Looking forward to seeing our under 5s  again and new members are also very welcome.

 

 

Friday Praise

Friday Praise returns this Friday, 17th September at the new time of 6:00pm, in All Saints’ Church

The Friday Praise dates for this term are

17th September

1st October

15th October

19th November

3rd December

17th December

Please continue to support our local Food back based at Clayton Baptist Church, especially as more and more people in the local area are struggling.

  •  Food supplies, i.e. tins of soup, breakfast cereals, eggs, tins of fruit, tins of meat, tins of veg, pasta sauce, tea / coffee etc. Also fruit and vegetables.
  • Baby items eg nappies, baby milk etc
  • Toiletries

Please can you drop  items off at  Clayton Baptist Church. Alternatively if you bring your items to church on Sunday we will make sure that they get to the food bank.

Thank you.

United Benefice of Altham and Clayton-le-Moors

Sixthteenth   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

Who is wise and understanding among you? Let them show it by their good life, by deeds done in the humility that comes from wisdom. 14 But if you harbor bitter envy and selfish ambition in your hearts, do not boast about it or deny the truth. 15 Such “wisdom” does not come down from heaven but is earthly, unspiritual, demonic. 16 For where you have envy and selfish ambition, there you find disorder and every evil practice.

17 But the wisdom that comes from heaven is first of all pure; then peace-loving, considerate, submissive, full of mercy and good fruit, impartial and sincere. 18 Peacemakers who sow in peace reap a harvest of righteousness.

What causes fights and quarrels among you? Don’t they come from your desires that battle within you? You desire but do not have, so you kill. You covet but you cannot get what you want, so you quarrel and fight. You do not have because you do not ask God. When you ask, you do not receive, because you ask with wrong motives, that you may spend what you get on your pleasures.

You adulterous people,[a] don’t you know that friendship with the world means enmity against God? Therefore, anyone who chooses to be a friend of the world becomes an enemy of God. Or do you think Scripture says without reason that he jealously longs for the spirit he has caused to dwell in us[b]?But he gives us more grace. That is why Scripture says:

“God opposes the proud
but shows favor to the humble.”[c]

Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. Come near to God and he will come near to you. Wash your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts,you double-minded.

 

Second reading: Mark 9:30 -37

30 They left that place and passed through Galilee. Jesus did not want anyone to know where they were, 31 because he was teaching his disciples. He said to them, “The Son of Man is going to be delivered into the hands of men. They will kill him,and after three days he will rise.” 32 But they did not understand what he meant and were afraid to ask him about it.

33 They came to Capernaum. When he was in the house, he asked them, “What were you arguing about on the road?”34 But they kept quiet because on the way they had argued about who was the greatest.

35 Sitting down, Jesus called the Twelve and said, “Anyone who wants to be first must be the very last, and the servant of all.”

36 He took a little child whom he placed among them. Taking the child in his arms, he said to them, 37 “Whoever welcomes one of these little children in my name welcomes me; and whoever welcomes me does not welcome me but the one who sent me.”

 

Confirmation preparation is on  Thursdays  between 6:00 – 7:00 pm in All Saints’ Church, for all those young people in Year 7 or above.

Thinking about the Christian Faith.

 

Adults wanting to explore their faith, or find out more about Christianity, are invited to a short course at the vicarage on Wednesday evenings, starting 29th September. It would be ideal for anyone considering adult confirmation.

Please contact Revd Toby to register your interest.

Thank you

United Benefice of Altham and Clayton-le-Moors

Fifteenth   Sunday after Trinity 

On Sunday 12th September the Family Service will be a special songs of praise style service to mark the start of the new school year and welcome people back.

Weather permitting we will be outside, so please bring a chair if you can. (There will be some chairs and a big tarpaulin too).

Afterwards you will be invited to stay behind and enjoy a picnic. Please bring your own but drinks will be provided.

 

Mothers’ Union 

7th September in All Saints’ Church at 7:30pm.

All being well we hope to  resumes  face  to face meetings. Our first meeting will be in church at 7:30pm on Tuesday 7th September.

The MU programme up until Christmas will be on the Church website shortly. Of course all this is dependent on any new COVID  rules or restrictions.

Looking forward to seeing everyone again.

 

Mothers’ Union anniversary