The Church is open from 10:30 till 1 for anyone to come and drop in for tea and coffee, and a chat.
- There will also be an act of worship (which will vary in style each week) at 11:15 for half an hour.
- All are then invited to stay for a shared lunch at 12 o’clock.
- We’re also arranging for a pay as you feel supermarket to help out any one who can make use of it.
On 31st October, there will be a party in St Oswald’s with a Faith supper. It’s Hallowe’en, when lots of people are scaring themselves with masks and grisly images. In the Bible we are called ‘children of the light’, and encouraged to reflect the qualities and values of Jesus. So this party will be light and fun, and will include a quiz. ‘Faith’ supper means bringing along your food, trusting that others will bring theirs and we can all share. And please invite others too.
All Saints day is celebrated on the nearest Sunday to the actual date, 1st November; in 2018 that is 4th November. The saints are not only the Biblical Saints, Peter, John, James, Andrew or St Francis, but all those who have walked the way of Christ before us, and who have inspired us by their Christ-like example. Who is your faith hero, the one who most want to meet in Heaven?
In the past month we have been blessed with two successful funding bids, one for £300 from Marsh Christian Trust, and one from Sovereign Health Care for £5000. Thanks to both organisations. The situation in regard to funding James’ vital IT work in All Saints remains uncertain, so please pray for this work. Pray that a funder with a substantial amount to pay over three years gets behind it.
We are invited to a ‘faith walk’ on 14th November from Richmond Building, University of Bradford at 3 p.m. ending at Bradford Cathedral at 5 p.m. Details from Stephen.
All Saints school choir and children sang at harvest; thanks to head, deputy and staff. We gave food parcels to 20 individuals and families. Marshfield School also gave us their harvest gifts to share with those in need.
In October, St Oswald’s Coffee made £111, All Saints £120. Thank you!