Weekly Update - stamps


Revision of Electoral Roll
Our electoral roll is now open for revision. This means that if you are not already a member of our Electoral Roll you may now apply. Applications must be received by Wednesday 28th April. You can complete a form on our website or pick up a paper copy from church foyer and return it to the church office.
 
Church Annual Meeting
Our Annual Meeting will take place on Wednesday 26th May 2021. Further information will be available closer to the time.  
 
People & Planet
Is meeting on Zoom on Sunday 25th from 2-3pm. Our guests this time are Councillors Linda Burke, Cleveland Ward and Anthony Young, Ealing Broadway Ward. We have invited them to tell us of their work in representing us on Ealing Borough Council and to take part in discussion with us on issues relating to our environment and the Council's declared wish to reduce carbon emissions.

Please let us know by Monday 19th April if you'd like to join us and if you have a question you want to ask our guests, so we can send you the code. Contact Sue Charlton or Enid Barron.
 
Christian Aid Week 2021 – 75th Anniversary
We have a number of events and activities planned from 8th May. Please book these dates in your diaries.
  • Saturday 8th May at 7pm Quiztian Aid - all the fun of a Quiz Night with special guests to give interest and background to this year's theme. Same joining details as our Friday night lock down quizzes. If you don't already have the zoom details from previous quiz evenings and would like to join in please contact jane@ststephens-ealing.org.
  • Sunday 9th May - services with guest speaker from Christian Aid
  • Sponsor our Clergy as they pledge to walk 75,000 steps each through the week. Other sponsorships will be available!
  • Put up a poster in your window to let people know how to donate that week.
  • We will also be holding sales of Books, Plants, Board games/Puzzles and Bric-a-Brac outside on Saturday 15th May from 12noon - 1pm
Please let us know if you have any of these things you could offer for sale. Contact Sue Charlton on sacharlton@btinternet.com.
 
Ealing Foodbank
Please see the attached list for items currently required by the Ealing Foodbank.
 
Toilet Twinning
Members of People & Planet have raised £795 during Lent to twin all our taps and our bins in church with communities around the world who have no access to clean water and no collection of rubbish. Run by Toilet Twinning Tearfund, the money provides training in making and using a Tippy Tap, and education in the importance of hand hygiene. Bin Twinning supports community projects which help prevent disease, protect the environment and creates jobs. Look for the certificates in our church loos and kitchen soon. Our Commercial Bin, as well as the Rubbish Bin, Recycling Bin and Food Waste Caddy will all have stickers on them. Thanks to all our P&P members who joined in this fundraising exercise. More information from www.toilettwinning.org.
 
Parish Prayer
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.
Sherborne Gardens
Wimborne Gardens
Limewood Close
St Stephen's Road
 
Prayer for the Week
Risen Christ,
you filled your disciples with boldness and fresh hope:
strengthen us to proclaim your risen life
and fill us with your peace,
to the glory of God the Father. Amen