There are still ways to donate to Christian Aid this week.
Sponsor our Clergy as they walk 75,000 steps each this week.
Saturday 15th May Join us between 11am–1pm (come rain or shine!) for sales of Plants, Books, Games & Jigsaws and Bric-a-Brac. Also serving coffees and teas. Please bring cards to pay for goods. We can accept cash too. All COVID safe! email@example.com.
Sponsor Izzy on Saturday too, for each cartwheel she does in 75 seconds.
Book your car wash On Sunday afternoon St. Stephen's Youth, organised by Caroline Newbold, will be operating in the church car park. Email Caroline for details at firstname.lastname@example.org. Proceeds to Christian Aid.
Song of the Prophets: Requiem for the Climate New music performed by Chineke! Europe's first majority BAME orchestra, recorded at St. Paul's Cathedral. Join online on Wednesday 9th June at 7pm here.
All proceeds to Christian Aid. You can donate here.
Church Annual Meeting
This is being held on Wednesday 26th May at 8pm via Zoom. At this Annual Meeting we will elect 2 Churchwardens and 3 members to the Parochial Church Council. Nominations for the elected roles are now invited – see our website here.
Thy Kingdom Come
This week also sees the start of Thy Kingdom Come – the ecumenical and global prayer movement that invites Christians around the world to pray from Ascension to Pentecost for more people to come to know Jesus and for a fresh outpouring of the Holy Spirit. We have put in place a prayer walk that you can do in person or online - details are on our website
Congratulation to Sarah and Rob Yates who welcomed their third child, a daughter, on Wednesday 12th May. All are doing well.
People & Planet
Meeting Sunday 23rd May at 2pm on Zoom. The topic this month will be on actions we can take to encourage our political leaders on the Climate Crisis. Join the interfaith movement to send postcards to the Prime Minister. Plan for the Great Big Green Week in September and (hopefully) watch a short film. Please contact either Enid Barron or Sue Charlton for registration and more details.
We have heard of the recent death of Alan Robinson. Alan was a member of St Stephen’s until about 20 years ago when he and his wife late Lynne moved to Weston-super-Mare. We send our love and prayers to Alan's family and friends.
These are the streets in our parish we are praying for this fortnight – please do pray for all who live there and for people to come to know Jesus.
Prayer for the Week
Risen, ascended Lord,
as we rejoice at your triumph,
fill your Church on earth with power and compassion,
that all who are estranged by sin
may find forgiveness and know your peace,
to the glory of God the Father. Amen.