Suggestions For Your Prayers…
- Continue to pray for God’s strengthening hand on the recently bereaved, especially the family and friends of Chris Joyner, those managing daily consequences of ill health and other physical challenges and for those who are in hospital, waiting for test results or are recovering from treatment. Give thanks and pray for family and friends who are giving practical support and spiritual encouragement when it is needed.
- For ongoing work with the children at Riseley Primary School, for Sam and the team running Aslan. Pray that they share the good news of Jesus love for all through the fun talks, games and activities they organise. Give thanks for the leaders and supporters of all children’s groups held in the Church. Pray that through all these opportunities the children attending have fun and grow to love and trust Jesus.
- For Festive, pray that workers are able to connect with lots of Christian students across the country to help inspire and equip them to share their faith and live for Christ whilst at college.
- For the Bedford Women’s Refuge, pray that the staff continue to receive the resources they need to provide this valuable lifeline to women and children in difficult circumstances and that they and those they work with know God’s grace, comfort and healing.
- For the Milsons in Valencia. Give thanks that Julian has been able to preach in Spanish and that Theo is doing well at school. Pray that Julian and Nicky are able to teach God’s word clearly through both their new group and Christianity Explored. Continue to pray for Jemima’s wellbeing as she is home educated .
- For Asha and Sangster, their family and their work in Bangalore. Give thanks for the café team and for local gospel partnerships. Pray for the students and for the bible studies, the church community and new families joining the group and for their work at the Neerekshe Trust and St Peters school.
- For the whole congregation to continue to be strengthened through serving together. Pray for PCC members and leaders of activities and groups. Pray that God would give growth.
- Pray for the future direction of the church, for wisdom following decisions at the
- General Synod and for our own evolving Mission Action Plan.
Let us approach the throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need
See Hebrews 4:14-16
Know Christ and Make Him Known
Monday 19th November
Deanery Synod Meeting 7.30pm Bletsoe Village Hall
Open meeting, all welcome—Agenda: Youth mission; Communications; The Gideons (full talk)
All Saints still has two vacancies on the Deanery Synod, please see Keith Williams for details
Tuesday 20th November
Advent Window decorations 2.00-4.00pm Vicarage extension
Please bring scissors and other items for decorating the scenery and nativity characters such as fabric, beads, ribbon etc
Bell ringing practice 7.00pm beginners 7.30pm all ringers
New ringers always welcome please speak to David Shaw
Wednesday 21st November
‘Aslan’ Riseley Primary after school club 3.15pm
Saturday 24th November
Ladies ‘Thanksgiving’ Breakfast 9.00am in the Church Room
Sunday 25th November
Morning Service 11.00am (Revd James Isaacs)
“Getting Ready for Christmas 2”
Young People’s Groups
Preschool ABC Adults Babies & Children
3rd Wednesday – next session 21st November 9.00am
Year 0-4 All Dads & Me!
3rd Saturday – next session 22nd December 9-10.30am
Years 4-6 All Saints Youth Club
every other Friday in Church – next session 30th November 7.00-8.00pm
Year 10 CYFA
Sundays 7.30-9.00pm at the Carters, Yelden – next session check WhatsApp for details
Monday 8th October
PCC Meeting 7.45pm in the Vicarage extension
Thursday 11th October
GYM Shoebox Wrapping 7.30pm at the Carters, Yelden
Sunday 14th October
Holy Communion 11.00am (Revd James Isaacs)
You are very warmly welcomed to All Saints throughout this Christmas season
Click here for Details of all of our Christmas 2017 Events
Please note that there is no morning service at All Saints Riseley on 17th December 2017
… With our love and warmest Christmas greetings from everyone at All Saints Church …
4.30pm: Christingles on Christmas Eve – with a Christingle for all the children
11.00pm: Holy Communion
8.00am: Holy Communion from the Book of Common Prayer
10.45am: Christmas Day Celebration for all ages
New Years Day
11.00am: Begin with Breakfast – An informal service for all ages including a simple continental style breakfast
For one week only – The morning service on 12th June starts at 10.30am
This will be a shorter service to allow those who so wish to join in with the village celebrations of Her Majesty the Queen’s 90th birthday
In the coming week please pray for…
- local schools, their staff and their governing bodies. Pray for the pupils in these formative years that they would be gaining knowledge and learning lessons for life even while head teachers face the constant pressures of personnel and financial management. Give thanks for the Christian ethos at the Lower School and pray that it would make a real difference to staff pupils and parents
- University and College missions: follow up for those that have taken place and good preparation for the ones happening next term. Pray for students to be bold in their witness and that many would come to repentance and true faith in Christ. Pray for the work of Festive who support Christian pupils and students in sixth forms and colleges
- those who are ill and the bereaved, to have the assurance of God’s presence and to deepen their trust in him
- all who work for emergency services to cope with the physical and emotional stresses in extreme situations so others may be helped, rescued and healed
- our church Christmas card to be well received and used practically to encourage people to come and hear about what Christmas means. Pray for good and manageable numbers to attend the new service for young children on 14th December and all our services. Pray that God would be at work in the hearts of children and adults
- we do not preach ourselves, but Jesus Christ as Lord (2 Corinthians 4:5) Pray that this would be true at every level of the Church of England