Weekly Update - stamps


Christian Aid Week celebrates 75 years
Christian Aid week starts on Sunday 9th May. During the week we will hear how the Climate Crisis is affecting rural communities in the global south. Severe weather events are seriously compromising sustainable life for families, their livestocks and crops. Help us raise funds to build bigger dams to save rain water when it falls. Please save the dates for a range of events for you to take part in. Click here for more information.

On Sunday 8th May at our 9am and 11am services we will welcome Ben Selfe from Christian Aid as our guest speaker.
 
Quiz Night
Saturday 8th May at 8pm the room will open from 7:45pm. Join via our usual quiz night zoom details. If you do not usually attend our quizzes and would like to please email Jane Maffett events@ststephens-ealing.org. To make donations for the quiz please click here.
 
Christian Aid Sale
On Saturday 15th May we have Table Sales of Plants, Books, Jigsaws/Board Games and Bric-a-brac - all COVID safe in the church garden and car park. Coffees and Teas too! Payments by card on our card reader. Cash acceptable too.

We need your unwanted Books, Jigsaws, Board Games or Bric-a-Brac (small items and in good condition), to sell for Christian Aid on 15th May. Please contact Sue Charlton on 020 8997 8236 to arrange collection or delivery, preferably by Wednesday, 12th May, so goods can be suitably quarantined or washed in good time for the sale.

We also need plants for sale - so if you have spare seedlings, unwanted house plants etc, please do bring them labelled (to say what they are) to church by 11am on Saturday 15th May.
 
Sponsor our clergy
Our Clergy have pledged to each walk 75,000 steps during the week of 9th - 16th May in aid of Christian Aid - please sponsor them here.
 
Christian Aid Donations
For donations of any other sort, please see https://envelope.christianaid.org.uk/envelope/ststephensealing or from our website.
 
Annual Meeting and Elections
Our Annual Church Meeting will take place by Zoom on Wednesday 26th May at 8pm. The agenda and papers will be available in a couple of weeks. In the meantime we are inviting nominations for:
  • 2 Churchwardens (Caroline Jamieson and Mary Ann Auckland have expressed their willingness to stand again)
  • 3 members of the PCC (for a 3 year term)
  • 1 member of the PCC (for a 1 year term)
Click here for more information and how to put yourself forward.  If you have any questions do ask Steve Newbold or Jane Maffett, our PCC Secretary (jane@ststephens-ealing.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.
Albany Road
Arlington Road
Waldeck Road
 
Prayer for the Week
Risen Christ,
your wounds declare your love for the world
and the wonder of your risen life:
give us compassion and courage
to risk ourselves for those we serve,
to the glory of God the Father. Amen