A warm welcome to St. Stephen`s Church

Services for 14th February 2010
What’s On Monday 15th F ebruary - Sunday 21st F ebruary 2010
Mon 15th
Tues 16th
Wed 17th
Thu 18th
Fri 19th
9.00am
4.45pm
8.00pm
Powerhouse Special
KIC Cell
PCC
8.50am
9.00am
10.00am
12.00pm
7.00pm
Morning Prayer
Re:Fresh
Young Leaders’ Training
Restore
Youth Alpha Social
8.50am
11.00am
8.00pm
Morning Prayer
Holy Communion
Ash Wednesday Service
8.50am
11.00am
Morning Prayer
Charles White’s Funeral
8.50am
9.00am
Powered by the Presence of God
Shaped for the Purposes of God
Church Office:
34D Quarry Hill Road
Tonbridge TN9 2RS
Open: 10.00am - 4.00pm Monday to F riday
Telephone: 01732 771977 (Lesley)
Telephone: 01732 771359 (David)
Telephone: 01732 771884 (Youth & Chi ldren)
[email protected] dge.org
www.ststephenstonbri dge.org
Morning Prayer
Re:Fresh
Sat 20th
10.00am
11.30am
7.00pm
7.30pm
Healing on the Streets
Dave
Mix
Tonbridge Philharmonic Concert
Sun 21st
7.45am
10.30am
7.00pm
Holy Communion - Sheila Perkins (Build one another up)
All Age Service with Baptism - Team
The Evening Service with Communion - Jason Kennedy
(Persevering in the call of God)
Christ Church URC
High Street, Tonbridge, TN9 1SG
Rev’d Jim Thorneycroft and the fellowship of Christ
Church
Invite you to a Celebration Service
at 3pm on Sunday 21st February 2010
to give thanks for
the refurbishment of our Church Frontage and Foyer
Light refreshments will be served after the service
RSVP to Mrs L Cumming (01732 833774 or
[email protected])
Tonbridge Philharmonic Concert
Saturday 20th February 7.30pm
St Stephen’s Church
Orchestral concert of Russian music
Well known & loved pieces
Guest conductor Michael Hitchcock
Tickets £12 (£10 concessions)
Available from Woolfit or Eileen Best
Refreshments served during interval
Holy Communion
Leader:
Jason Kennedy
Preacher:
Jason Kennedy
Sunday before Lent (Quinquagesima)
Home Group Celebration
10.30am
Service of the Word
Leader:
Jason Kennedy
Preacher:
Jason Kennedy
Total Makeover
7.00pm
The Evening Service
Leader:
Sheila Perkins
Preacher:
Mark Barker
Working out the call of God
A warm welcome
to St. Stephen’s Church
An audience with
Jonathan Veira
An evening of laughter, song and testimony
Friday 19th & Saturday 20th March,
7.30pm
Christ Church URC, Tonbridge
Tickets (£9.50ea) available from Tonbridge
Christian Book Centre or Chris Hartley
(01732 365490)
All proceeds from the event will go to Christ
Church Building Fund
7.45am
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you are most welcome, and can we suggest that
you:
Make yourself known to one of the Welcome
Team or one of those leading the service.
Be yourself – we don’t expect you to join in if you
don’t feel it is right to do so.
We believe that God listens and answers prayers.
If you have anything you would like us to pray for,
there will be people available to pray with you as
soon as the service is over.
Please pick up a Welcome Pack and take time to
fill in a blue Welcome Card, both available from
the Welcome Stand or a member of the Welcome
Team.
PRAYER REQUESTS
Do you ever want prayer but not sure
where to go? We run a prayer chain
throughout the week and urgent
prayer requests can be telephoned
through during the day to Kathleen Hider on 358842
or in the evening to Ann & Row Wills on 356437.
Children’s activities today at 10.30am
Twinkles for 0-2s (Meeting Room) and Sparkles
for 2-3½s (Church Hall, corridor entrance) are
meeting from the beginning of the service.
Little Stars for 3½s - Reception (Church Hall,
garden entrance), KIC for school years 1-6
(Community Centre) and Big Breakfast for school
years 7-13 (Community Centre) will be in church
for the first part of the service before leaving for
their groups.
People will be only too willing to show you where
these groups and places are.
For security reasons would the same person
who delivers also collect the child at 11.45am.
There is a special area provided towards the back
of the Church for you to take babies
during the service if they are getting
restless. Please do not worry if they
are noisy.
Losing lbs to raise £s
Jason and Lesley are
dieting during Lent for
charity. We’re hoping to
raise oodles of cash for Tearfund’s ‘Make Life Flow’
campaign, bringing water and sanitation to those
who need it most. If you would like to sponsor us,
please fill in the sponsor forms we’ll be carrying
around with us, or email Jason
([email protected]) or
Lesley ([email protected])
Thanks, Jason & Lesley
An invitation from St Eanswythe’s
During Lent the chapel will be open for prayer on
Fridays from 8pm. There will be a short service of
Compline at 9pm, commencing on 19th February
and continuing unitl 26th March. On Sundays during
Lent there will be a service of Evensong at 6pm.
All welcome.
Lost property
We have acquired lots of
lost property. Please
check the table at the
back of church which will
be there today and next
Sunday. Anything
unclaimed will be taken
to a charity shop.
Rowland would like the thank
everyone for their prayers and
cards. He is on the way to
recovery. Row & Ann Wills.
We have a drum kit in fairly
good condi tion that needs a
new home in exchange for a
donation towards the blend
project fund. Pl ease speak to
Jim if you are interested.
Homegroups meet on the
following days:
· Tuesday 8pm
· Wednesday 10am & 8pm
· Thursday 8pm
· Friday 9.30am (Woman to Woman)
If you would be interested in joining one of our many
homegroups, please contact the Church Office.
An evening with the All Souls Orchestra
From the people who brought you
‘Prom Praise’
Friday evening - 16th April
St. Stephen’s Church
Andrew Palau will bring a message of hope
Tickets will be
available nearer the
time from TCBC please book the date in
your diaries
We have a new Prayer Space
at the front of church which you
are invited to use at any time the
church is open. There will
always be provided there things
that we hope will help you to
pray and reflect, and these will be changed
regularly to reflect the seasons of the Christian
Year.
Currently there are some resources to help you
think about Epiphany, the time we remember the
wise men visiting the infant Jesus with their gifts.
Do go and make use of them!
Hayesbrook School need
volunteers who can spare a couple
of hours each week to listen to
students read. If you think you can
help with this, please contact Fran
Ingram. Thank you!
Thanks to all of you made a
donation at our Celebration
Weekend to House of Grace, a
home for Aids affected children
in Thailand. The collection
raised £1820 plus gift aid.
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WE NEED YOU!
Are you a dab hand with a Pritt stick? Do you find
favour with a biscuit? Are you the secret world
tiddlywinks champion of 1978?
We need volunteers to help run small groups,
serve refreshments and other fun things. Speak to
Rhiannon and she would love to find something
for you to do!
[email protected]
Charles White’s funeral will be held on Thursday
18th February at 11.00am in church.
Betty Field, a former member of the Church, died
on 3rd Feb. Her funeral will take place on Friday
26th February, 10.45am at St Peter & Paul’s,
followed by refreshments. All are welcome to
attend the committal at TW Crematorium at 12pm,
with refreshments at the Rose & Crown afterwards.
(If you are planning on going to the Rose & Crown,
please contact Marion Evans on 353873 to give
them an idea of numbers for catering.)
Just a bit of fun...
If you would like to make a donation, fill
out a form, enclose a cheque and drip in
the collection basket’
Who’s Who?
The next Toddler Praise will be on Thursday 25th
February, 10.45am in Church. Please come along
with your toddler!
The Evening Service
Refreshments
Last Friday each month
If you’d be willing to go on a
rota to help serve refreshments
at our evening services, please
could you speak to Lia
Mankelow or Jim Prestwood.
Thank you.
March - 26th 8pm
Curry Evening
Enjoy a curry at the Kali Zeera restaurant. £14 for
main course & sweet, drinks to be
charged on the night. Tickets
available until 12th March from
Row Wills (01732 356437) or
Doug Spickernell (01732 354607).
Diana Dixon’s funeral will be held in church at
1.15pm on Monday 15th February.
(Previously appeared in a church notice sheet)
Men’s Evenings
February - 26th
Ten-pin Bowling
To sign up, please contact Row (or Ann)
Wills (356437) or Doug Spickernell (354607)
FUNERALS
Church Bookstall
If you haven’t visited the bookstall
recently, why not take a look?
There are loads of great books
available!
Vicar
Rev Mark Barker - 01732 353079
(day off Friday)
[email protected]
Associate Vicar (Discipleship Team Leader)
Rev Jason Kennedy - 01732 369869
(day off Tuesday)
[email protected]
Curate (Ministry Team Leader)
Rev Sheila Perkins - 01732 366324 or
01892 863239 (day off Friday)
[email protected]
Youth Pastor
Jim Prestwood - 01732 771884 (day off Friday)
[email protected]
Children’s Pastor
Rhiannon Ravenscroft - 01732 771884
[email protected]
(works Mon, Tues and
alternate Wed & Thu
mornings)