TODAY

Welcome Henry

This morning we welcome Henry Carpenter-Clawson and his family as he is baptised this morning.

Tommy and Pat’s Visit

This is Tommy and Pat Solomons’ last day with us, as they start their return home after this evening’s service.  We wish them God’s presence as they travel home.

Choose Friendship

Today our sermon theme is ‘Choose friendship’ from Proverbs 18:24 and John 15:9-17.

Summer Barbecue

Come and join us at our summer barbecue after this morning service. Everyone is welcome to join us.

No Youth Sunday group

There will not be a meeting in the Manna House for the Pathfinders and CYFA this morning or next Sunday as Vicki and Rachel are both away. Young people are welcome to stay in the service.

The Week Ahead

Tuesday Prayers

The church prayer meeting this Tuesday, 30th May, at 9am will be at Jean's House and on 6th June at Judy and Sue's house.

Good Companions

Good Companions will meet this Wednesday, 31st May, at 2.30pm in the Institute with Margaret Sardo telling us about her life as a Sicilian Bride.

FUTURE EVENTS

Cyclefest Helpers needed

Cyclefest is a community festival being held at the Odd Down Sports Ground on Saturday 1st July from 12-4pm.  Come and help at the St Philip & St James marquee making and flying kites and serving ice cream; a great way to meet our community. Lots of help is needed in the morning putting up the marquee (we are borrowing a proper one). See Andy’s Evangelism board for details.

Sign up to take care

Can you help us ensure our church building is well cared for? The Maintenance Team is planning a fortnight of maintenance work from 12th - 24th June. They’d like as many people as possible to join in during that period to paint and repair our building.  Please see if you can help for a morning, afternoon or evening by signing up on the board at the back.

Pastoral Team

The Pastoral Team will be meeting on Tuesday 13th June at 8pm. Janet Worth.

PCC Meeting

The next PCC meeting is in a week’s time on Tuesday 6th June at 7.45pm in the Institute.  Agendas, minutes and reports are being sent out by email.

Come for a Walk

The next SPORT walk will be on Saturday 10th June leaving Church at 9.30am. All are welcome – just turn up at Church. We will leave promptly at 9.30am for a walk of about 2 to 2½ hours – you will be back for lunch. Everyone is welcome. John Garrett.

NOTICEBOARD

Holy Communion

Please note that at our Holy Communion services we have gluten-free wafers and non-alcoholic wine for those who need these.  Please ask the person serving you if you would like these.

Pick up your bed!

We have two blue sleeping bags left over from the bedding kindly donated for the Ukrainian visitors.  If these are yours please collect them from the stage or see Sandra Bain.

Help

Grass cutters needed

As the weather improves, so our grass grows and therefore we need people who would be willing to cut the grass on an occasional basis.  We have new equipment to help you, so if you think this is something you could do please see Tim in the church office.

Join St Martin’s Service

Would you like to join the team who do a half hour morning service, once a month, at St Martin’s Hospital?  See Margaret, Chas, or Sharyn if you are interested. Thank you.

Standby for Touch Down

We are planning to have an issue of Touch Down ready to collect next Sunday. Look out for your allocated bundle to deliver. The lead story is Cyclefest on 1st July, so we need to get the issue out promptly.

Thanks

Thank you all

A huge thank you to everyone for making Mum’s (Joy Quick) funeral, truly a celebration of the life of a very special lady.  A particular thank you to everyone involved in putting on such a magnificent spread after the Service and for the love you shared with her over the years.  God Bless, Tim Quick

Thanks to everyone

Thank you so much for the send-off.  Sorry Bob was not able to be there on the day. We are now grandparents to baby Anastacia Victoria born on 17th May weighing 7lbs 2oz. Anne and Bob Eastaugh. Many Thanks

INFORMATION

·      EVENTS

Thy Kingdom Come

‘Thy Kingdom Come’ is Archbishop Justin Welby and Archbishop John Sentamu’s Call to Prayer – there are events in the Bath Deanery

4th June Prayer Fayre and Pentecost Service in Wells Cathedral, 2.30pm - 4.30pm.  Different ways to pray.  5.00pm Pentecost Service led by Bishop Ruth, with guest speaker Bishop John Perry. More information on poster in Narthex.

This year, between Ascension and Pentecost ‘Thy Kingdom Come’ is international, and people from all over the world are joining in prayer.  Please join in as you are able, as we pray for ‘God’s Kingdom to Come on Earth.’

Sharyn.

A prayer for Manchester

God of compassion,

you hear the cries of all who are in trouble or distress;

accept our prayers for those whose lives are affected by the bombing in Manchester;

We pray especially for those suddenly facing a future without a child, parent or loved one,

young ones who are in deep distress

those who are injured, traumatised or awaiting news

strengthen them in their hour of need,

grant them perseverance and courage to face the future

and be to them a firm foundation on which to build their lives;

this we ask through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Amen.

Quiz Night

A quiz night is being run by Bath Youth for Christ on Saturday 10th June, 7.45pm at St Luke’s Church, Wellsway, Bath BA2 2BD to raise funds for Plant House (4-bed housing project for young people experiencing or at risk of homelessness). £5 per/head, max 6 per team. Includes free tea, coffee and nibbles with other food (including cake & puddings!) available to purchase, and cash bar. Email admin@bathyfc. co.uk or call 01225 336055 to book your place by this Saturday 3 June. Details on the poster on the noticeboard.

·      VACANCIES

Genesis Jobs

Genesis Trust is recruiting for a Head of Fundraising and for a Project Worker for its fostering and adoption project Home for Good. Visit the website for more details http://genesistrust.org.uk/about-us/latest-vacancies.

Job Vacancies in Bath Abbey

Bath Abbey is looking to fill paid positions starting in July. 1) SHOP SUPERVISORS: serving customers and helping to make the shop run smoothly. 3 days /wk from July to October, (with possible contract extension. Closing date 1st June. 2) WELCOME DESK: Outgoing and friendly people to greet our many thousands of visitors. Closing date 7th June
For more about either of these opportunities, visit www.bathabbey.org/vacancies or contact Liz Berrisford lberrisford@bathabbey.org.

Charlcombe Quiet Garden

Reflective afternoons in the garden of the oldest church in Bath are at St Mary’s Church, Charlcombe, BA1 8DR on  3rd Tuesday each month from 21st June until October. 1pm picnic, 1.30 first reflection, 3.30 finish - bring something to sit on.  In bad weather in the church. Contact office@ststephensbath.org.uk or tel 420946. See poster on board.