Weekly Update - stamps

Welcome BBQ Lunch for the Robinson Family
Sunday 3 July 12 – 2. Do sign up if you would like to come to the welcome lunch for our new curate, so we know how many to cater for – either click here or sign the list on Sunday mornings. If you would like to help in some way please contact jane@ststephens-ealing.org.
 
Traidcraft Stall
We'll run our next Traidcraft Stall on Sunday 3rd July at Café time. Do let us know if there are goods you would like us to order for you. See www.traidcraftshop.co.uk/traidcraft-catalogue for the current range. Traidcraft started in1979 as a Christian response to poverty and social injustice. Emphasis in recent years has been on mitigating the effects of Climate Change. Fairtrade goods are created in ways that minimise waste, maximise sustainable energy, reduce water usage, protect the soil by using organic farming methods and reduce de-forestation. All good for us and the Planet.
    
Ruth Robinson
Our new curate Ruth will be ordained at St Paul’s Cathedral on Saturday 2nd July at 3pm.  We still have a couple of tickets for the service so if you would like to go please let Steve Newbold know as soon as possible.  Ruth’s first Sunday with us will be Sunday 3rd July and we will have a church lunch for us all so that we can meet the Robinson family.
 
Urmila Kurkalang
Urmila will be ordained as a priest at 6.30pm on Friday 1st July at St Peter’s Church in Ealing.  This is an open service if you wish to attend.

People & Planet
Our next meeting is an outing to see a wonderful performance of The Red Rope, an immersive production involving animated images projected onto three sides of a studio accompanied by sounds, music and dance, showing the growing pollution of our seas and how with our action, things can change. Members of Impact, an Arts organisation for adults with learning disabilities based in Perivale, have created this production and will show it on Sunday 31st July at 2.30pm. All welcome but audience places limited to 20. Cost £10 per person. Contact Sue Charlton or Enid Barron for more information or to book.
 
Christian Aid Week Results
Thanks to all who took part in any way in the appeal to turn Hunger into Hope for farmers in Zimbabwe suffering crop failures due to Climate Change. The money was raised with 'Delivery Only' envelopes being popped through doors in about 12 streets, the Fair on 14th, the Concert on 22nd, Church Collections and Sponsorship for the 300,000 Steps-in-May. With gift aid added, we've raised over £3,100. It just goes to show that on our own we may feel powerless to help, but with us all coming together in so many small ways we can do a lot. And what a lot of drought resistant seeds will be going to those farmers. Thanks so much.
 
Ealing Foodbank
In these hard financial times client numbers are still rising so all donations are greatly received. We have a small collection point in the church foyer, there are donation points in many local supermarkets so you can donate straight after your shop or you can give a financial donation. Here is their current shopping list.
 
Youth Leader
We are looking to recruit a new paid Youth Leader to join our team. If you or someone you know know may be interested in the role, details can be found on our website. Applications must be received by Saturday 2nd July 2022.
 
Families Bring and Share Lunch
On Sunday 17th July we are holding a Bring and Share lunch for families with children aged 0-18 years old. It will take place after the 10:30am service and lunch should begin between 12-12:30pm. This is a good chance for us to get to know each other better. There is a sign up sheet in church so please fill in your details and what you will be bringing so we have variety. 
 
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
Kingsley Avenue
Rutland Gardens
Lynton Avenue
 
Prayer for the Week
Holy God,
faithful and unchanging:
enlarge our minds with the knowledge of your truth,
and draw us more deeply into the mystery of your love,
that we may truly worship you,
Father, Son and Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever. Amen.