Harvest Festival 9th October

 

We will be collecting non – perishable foods or other essentials for the food bank and for the Bishop’s Harvest Appeal.
This year the Harvest Appeal is supporting work of the Mothers’ Union in Burundi.

The Blackburn Diocese will be supporting this  work of the Mothers’ Union, a worldwide Christian charity, through their Literacy and Numeracy Project which aims to lift 2,500 people out of poverty over the next two years.

As one of the poorest countries on earth, with the majority of people living on less than £1.50 a day, by giving what you can, together we can make a significant difference to the lives of our people in Burundi who are in desperate need.

Find out more information here 

How you can donate to the Harvest appeal?

You can donate online using a credit card by clicking here.

You can donate by cheque, payable to ‘Blackburn Diocesan Board of Finance Limited (Diocesan Harvest Appeal)’ and send to Blackburn DiocesanBoard of Finance, Diocesan Office, Clayton House, Walker Office Park, Blackburn, BB1 2QE

 

 

You can scan the QR code with your smart phone which will take you to the donation page where you can also Gift Aid your payment.

Thank you for supporting the Diocesan Harvest Appeal.

 

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

 

Evensong  for Michaelmas

Sunday 2nd October

At 6:30pm

In St Johns Church, Addison Street. Accrington

Church choirs  are joining together to sing an evensong to celebrate

St Michael and All Saints.

It is an alternative more traditional service led by the choir and  is a beautiful service to which everyone is welcome.

All Saints  School

Are  looking to recruit some more adults who can listen to children read.

Please enquire at the office for more information

and sort a DBS check

Church gardens
We are tidying up the gardens before winter with some outside help from Prospect.
On Monday 31st October between 10:00am – 12:00am
We would love some help – no need to be expert gardeners advise is on hand.
Tools will be made available.
We are sure you will agree, the  Church garden is beginning to look lovely again after COVID and lockdown; thanks to the hard work of  volunteers a few weeks back.
 
Since then, we have re-established contact with Prospect, who help us with funding and with keeping the garden tidy. We have some money donated by them to help replace dead and old shrubs and plants and we want to make sure we spend it before they think we don’t need it! We met with Gareth from Prospect and discussed how he might hep and advise us. 
 
Gareth suggested that he and his team begin by helping us with the pruning  our roses, shrubs and bushes and getting rid of tree saplings on Monday 31st October between 10:00am – 12:00am. This is a job that needs doing before winter sets in. They will provide tools. However we do need  a team of helpers on that day too. So if you can spare some time to come along and help it would be greatly appreciated. You don’t need to be an expert gardener, there will be advice at hand. 
 
We also hope to reestablish the garden club, it doesn’t meet many time a year; but it does help to keep the church grounds looking nice and cared for. If you are interested in coming along when you can please let Elaine Lockwood, Barbara Anderson or one of the Wardens know.  The day and times may vary to suit the group.
Thank you.

All Saints Scouts Group are holding a ‘Race Night’ at Great Harwood Cricket Club

On Saturday 1st October at 7:00pm.

Entrance cost £5:00 per adult £2.50 per child and includes pie and peas supper. There will also be a tombola and face painting.

Tickets available from Beavers, Cubs and Scout leaders.

All Saints’ Coffee Rota

If you are able to serve the church community by helping once a month  to prepare and serve refreshments after the 11:00am Sunday Service please see one of the Church Wardens.

Your help would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you.

Angels and All Saints Newsletter

September 2022

 

Please find below this month’s Newsletter

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Inner pages

Confirmation Groups  

 

Junior Confirmation – Thursday evenings 5:00pm – 6:00pm in All Saints’ Church

Those young people in Y7 or above who are interested in getting confirmed are invited to confirmation sessions.

Adult Confirmation Group and for those adults wishing to explore their faith

-Begins Wednesday 5th October at 7:30pm in All Saints’ Church.

 

United Benefice of Altham and Clayton-le-Moors

Fifteenth  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 as there will not appear on screen.

 

First  Reading: Palm 104:10-25

He makes springs pour water into the ravines;
    it flows between the mountains.
11 They give water to all the beasts of the field;
    the wild donkeys quench their thirst.
12 The birds of the sky nest by the waters;
    they sing among the branches.
13 He waters the mountains from his upper chambers;
    the land is satisfied by the fruit of his work.
14 He makes grass grow for the cattle,
    and plants for people to cultivate—
    bringing forth food from the earth:
15 wine that gladdens human hearts,
    oil to make their faces shine,
    and bread that sustains their hearts.
16 The trees of the Lord are well watered,
    the cedars of Lebanon that he planted.
17 There the birds make their nests;
    the stork has its home in the junipers.
18 The high mountains belong to the wild goats;
    the crags are a refuge for the hyrax.

19 He made the moon to mark the seasons,
    and the sun knows when to go down.
20 You bring darkness, it becomes night,
    and all the beasts of the forest prowl.
21 The lions roar for their prey
    and seek their food from God.
22 The sun rises, and they steal away;
    they return and lie down in their dens.
23 Then people go out to their work,
    to their labor until evening.

24 How many are your works, Lord!
    In wisdom you made them all;
    the earth is full of your creatures.
25 There is the sea, vast and spacious,
    teeming with creatures beyond number—
    living things both large and small.

 

Second Reading: Matthew6:25-33

Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes? 26 Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? 27 Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life[a]?

28 “And why do you worry about clothes? See how the flowers of the field grow. They do not labor or spin. 29 Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these. 30 If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, will he not much more clothe you—you of little faith? 31 So do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ 32 For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them.33 But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.

 

Tea, Toast and Toys!

All Saints’ Church

Friday mornings between 9:00am – 10:00am  term time only

Tea – coffee – toast – cordial.

Come and enjoy a brew and a chat.

If you have any pre – school children bring them along too.We’ll have toys and books out for them to enjoy.

All welcome.