All Saints’ Church Renhold Bedfordshire, England

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THANK YOU  - JOINT FAMILY SERVICE ENGLISH & UKRAINE

A big thank you to everyone that made our joint act of worship with Ukrainian families in our community so special. It was the most remarkable occasion and one that will be remembered by many for a long time. Read the moving testimony of the families here. Watch the service on our Facebook page.


POP UP CAFE

Starts 9th July 9:30-12.00 in the Chapter House, All Welcome, including dogs!


REMEMBER IN YOUR PRAYERS THIS WEEK

We pray for those who are sick,  especially Mavis C and  Jude U, Michael L, Frank & Gillian G, Nigel B and those who care for the sick.

We remember in our prayers, those in our community who are in assisted accommodation, especially Sally, and all those at Crossways Nursing Home.

We pray for those who have died recently - Geoff B and Fred S  -May they Rest in Peace.

We remember those whose anniversary falls at this time.


FOOD BANK AND OTHER DONATIONS

Thank you to everyone who has donated to the foodbank. We also delivered all the mince pies donated for the Carol Service  in time to be shared for Christmas when the refreshments had to be cancelled.


Bedford Food Bank Donations – items urgently needed (Please leave these in the container at the rear of the Church):  

Fruit Juice (Longlife), Cup-a-soups, tinned spaghetti, coffee 100g, teabags (40/80) Hotdogs (jumbo), tinned meat in sauce (curry, chilli, stews), jars of curry sauce, tinned fruit, tinned tomatoes, washing up liquid, anti-Bac spray - Thank you for your continued generosity


We also continue to support SMART in support of the homeless. During the Pandemic clients were moved into accommodation for their health and safety with government support. SMART are seeking financial support to continue this work. We invite you to make a personal financial donation to SMART Prebend


COVID 19 PREVENTION AND SUPPORT

Face coverings are requested in our church buildings.  In addition we ask everyone to  use hand sanitizer on arrival. If you feel unwell, please stay at home and join us virtually on our Facebook page.  If you know of anyone who needs our support, please do let us know.


OXFORD TO CAMBRIDGE RAIL LINK

A PRAYER


Almighty God and Father,

We lift before you all those involved in the consultation process over the Oxford to Cambridge Rail Link, the government and local authorities,

We lift before you the communities that will be affected by their decisions and we pray that individuals that may have different views and opinions will continue to live together in harmony.

May your Church bring peace and reconciliation where there is potential for strife and conflict.

We ask these things in the name of Jesus Christ, our Lord and Saviour, Amen.




A Prayer for Ukraine

God of peace and justice, we pray for the people of Ukraine today. We pray for peace and the laying down of weapons. We pray for all those who fear for tomorrow, that your Spirit of comfort would draw near to them. We pray fro those with power over war or peace, for wisdom, discernment and compassion to guide their decisions. Above all, we pray for all your precious children, at-risk and in fear, that you would hold and protect them. We pray in the name of Jesus, the Prince of Peace.

                                                 Amen.