QUEST HOLIDAY CLUB

QUEST HOLIDAY CLUB was such a great week, which couldn’t have happened without the help of so many (too many to name!), some even took annual leave to be there. The hall was transformed into a jungle and the children that came really enjoyed themselves as they learnt about the adventures of St Paul in a fun and interactive way through craft, story, prayer, song, games and drama. We all feel that we have grown from this experience and pray that the lives of the children and families that joined us might also be richer, having learnt a little about Christian Faith and what it means to enter into a relationship with Jesus Christ.

With grateful thanks *Rachel and *Sally

*And also the following contribution from Teresa

Thank you to all who supported Quest Holiday Club last week. We had nearly 50 children registered, who all really seemed to enjoy the week. Thank you to those who prayed, helped in anyway. A special thank you to those who took precious annual leave to help and those who were prepared to get soaked, porridged and custard pied, a good mess was enjoyed by all!

We followed some snapshots in Paul’s life and all of us learnt more about what it means to be a follower of Jesus. Much of this was able to be shared with parents and families at the Quest Celebration on Sunday. Another thank you to all those who provided the delicious food we all enjoyed after.

Finally thank you to the willing band of helpers who helped put the hall back to normal on Sunday afternoon

God bless you all Teresa

SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE SHOW

Thank you to everyone who helped with this show, those who helped set and pack away, who manned the stall over the weekend and a especial thanks to all those who knitted and sewed over the winter so we could have crafts to sell. Everyone who came to look at the stall commented on how nice everything was. We took £215 over the weekend. Shirley Nash

TABLE TOP SALE & BRUNCH SATURDAY 12 SEPTEMBER 10.30-1.00pm

Come and join us for a very tasty English Breakfast (or something lighter if required) and pick up a bargain or two from the tables. All proceeds will go towards the orphanage in Napal following the disaster there earlier in the year. Financial help is much needed there to help rebuild the orphanage and to help the children from the orphanage. Please spare an hour to support this project.

To book a table – £5 call Shirley Nash 0117 9402879 or via email: elgalannash@gmail.com.

CHILDRENS SOCIETY CANDLES

If anyone has a candle with money in it (however small amount) could it be brought to church please and given to Diana or Sylvia or put in the safe by 31st August. Thank you Sylvia Rae

WEEKEND OF CELEBRATIONS

26th September in the morning David Miles will be licensed as a Lay Minister in Bristol Cathedral. We are invited to the service. If you would like to attend please sign up on sheet in coffee area just to get an idea of numbers to give to the cathedral

27th Sunday 10.30am Celebration service with Baptism, followed by a bring’n’share lunch in church. A list for donations of food will be in place early September

We continue to pray for all those known to us who are unwell at this time, perhaps it may be a family member, a friend or a member of our family here at St James. We pray especially today for Richard Capp, Sonia Fleet, Sue & Paul Godwin, Sheila Harris, Jill Holt, Joan & Roy Howe, Jed, Danielle James, Chris Llewellyn, Jackie Long, Marion, Neil, Terry Parsons, Joyce & Edwin Prescott, Imogen (Shirley Green’s granddaughter), Dave & Gina Taylor (friends of Ruth Oakley), Chas (Shirley Vaughan’s son in law) & Gwen Blagg

* Shirley Boxall – the following is taken from an email sent by Keith & Shirley on 10th August. “During our consultation with the Cardiologist and Surgeon we were told that the operation had been a complete success and they don’t need to see Shirley again but it was suggested that she has a check up in a year’s time at her local hospital. Thank you all for prayer support”

God is only a Prayer away, and we can reach Him every day, if we but lift our

hands in prayer, and place ourselves in His loving care. Helen Steiner Rice

CHURCHYARD

For the past few years Jill and Sydney Holt have spent time in the churchyard keeping it tidy, trimming the hedge around the Memorial Garden and planting flowers. They have done a tremendous job to provide a pleasant environment around the church building. Unfortunately, as with us all, time catches up and they feel they cannot continue to the same extent as before.

Can you assist by spending an hour or so to keep the churchyard tidy? The grass is cut by contractors and the hedge trimming has also been catered for so it is a case of keeping the mowed area as tidy as possible and fight the never ending battle against the brambles, ivy and tree saplings that self seed

If you think you might be able to help please speak to either Derek Turner or Roger Long, our Churchwardens Thank you

Please ensure that I receive anything you wish to be included in the notices by Thursday lunchtime at 41 Blackhorse Rd. Telephone 9560328 or email daleanddale@talktalk.net Many thanks – Pat (Dale)