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Sunday 31 July 2022
The seventh Sunday after Trinity
10.30 am Family Worship
followed by 'in conversation with Rev's Terry & Brian'

Next week:
Sunday 7 August  09.15 am Holy Communion & 10.30  Family Worship 
YouTube Sunday 31 July 2022
Please pray for Rev Terry, our Methodist Minister who gives the talk this morning.  Our theme is 'People at Prayer' & today we look at are looking at 'Prayer for the Revelation of Christ'.  The Bible reading is Ephesians 3. 14 - 19.  

In conversation with Terry & Brian  Meet Rev Terry & Brian for conversation over a cuppa after the morning service on July 31st when they will be thinking about matters of prayer, faith and worship. If you would like to send in a question in advance then please email them directly - email details at the foot of this news sheet.  

Next Sunday 7 August, we are holding worship in the Neville / Lawrence room (as we did during Phase 2 of the building project.)  This is a one-off, as we have contractors coming to paint the Link area.  Please access the Neville Room through the car park entrance.  Café and other groups who use the Link are also re-locating from 1st - 12th August inclusive whilst the decorating work is carried out. 

We pray for Margaret Long and her pastoral group: Margaret & Paul Richards, Peter & Susan Robinson, Joyce Read, Mike & Dot Bamford & Julie Smith and family.    
We ask God's healing for Mollie Brumfitt, Helen Collins, Alice Hill, Kate Lomas, the Marsden family, Edna Morrell, Marylyn Whelan & Dennis Yeadon. 
Prayer requests can be submitted via email to the church office at

Godfrey Lomas' funeral will take place at TEC on Thursday 11 August at 2.00 pm.  Rev Ruth Parry will be conducting the funeral in line with Godfrey's wishes.  

Café will be finishing early at 12.30 pm and the contractors who were going to be in will suspend work for the day.
Covid:  It has been agreed that we will continue to  keep the East & West doors open during worship to maintain good airflow & that we ask everyone to allow those who are masking to sit at the back of church if they wish to do so.  The Trustees will continue to monitor the situation. 
A huge, heartfelt thank you to everyone who contributed to our Morecambe Bay walk in support of a Breast Cancer Research charity. Thanks to everyone's support we raised a staggering £745 for the charity.

The walk was an amazing experience: the weather, after a shaky start, remained fairly dry and we found ourselves (with around 400 other people and numerous dogs) striking out across the muddy foreshore onto the sands of the Bay.  We quickly began to squelch as water soaked into our trainers and socks. Further out, we had to cross the River Kent channel which involved wading up to our knees over shaky sand – a strange sensation and we were very glad of our guides! More mud for the last mile or so meant that we were liberally splattered by the end, with very muddy feet. So - wet and muddy as predicted, but we enjoyed every minute of it!

Thank you again - we were touched and humbled by the generosity of our church family (and our friends and family). 
Anne & Alan Brown. 
Sunday Coffee 7 August
Chris and Faith are unable to do coffee on Sunday 7 August as they are still isolating whilst waiting for Chris’s operation.  Is there someone who could volunteer?  Many thanks

Coffee Money for July - September will be donated towards Christians Against Poverty (CAP) and the October - December donations will go to Holme Wood.  
If your hearing aid requires a hearing loop system, can you please make yourself known to James Huntington who handles everything audio-visual at Church.  He can be contacted on or telephone 07858 944531.  
WANTED : Empty large water cooler bottles (used is fine).  Offers to Rev Brian please.  Thanks (nothing to do with heatwave - it is for Harvest!)
Airedale Circuit:  There are some copies of a letter from Rev Claire Stainsby to the Churches of the Airedale Circuit on the table by the East door.  Please pick one up.

The Summer 2022 edition of the Yorkshire West Methodist District newsletter is also available to collect from the table.   
Bradford Cathedral is part of the Bradford Faith Trail on Saturday 6th August (booking essential).  Find out more in their August update HERE
The Trustees met on Wednesday 13 July  and approved the draft minutes of the previous meeting on 22 May.  If anyone would like a copy of these minutes, please put in a request to

The Trustees for 2022/ 23 are Sue Huntington (Chair), Rev’d Brian Greenfield, Rev'd Terry Keen, Margaret Hartley (Churchwarden),  James Huntington (Treasurer), Gill Jowett, Monique Lees, Carole O'Neill (recently co-opted) and Carleen Richardson. 

Each of the Church pillars has a link Trustee.  That Trustee attends Pillar meetings and acts as a channel of communication between the Pillar and the Trustees.  It does not necessarily mean that they are 'in charge' of that Pillar - each Pillar works in the way its members have chosen to operate! 

Sue is the link Trustee to Growing the Church, Margaret - Prayer & Pastoral, James - Assets, Gill - Worship, Monique - Communications and Carleen - Hospitality.   

A few important notices arising from the meeting of 13 July:
The Trustees voted to co-opt Carole O'Neill as an additional Trustee.  Grateful thanks to Carole for volunteering to help lighten the load.  

Pre-pandemic, we had 2 designated Fire Marshalls at each of our 10.30 am Sunday services to help guide people out of church in the event of a fire alarm. We need to re-introduce the Marshalls now that we are back to regular worship with increased numbers.  Please can we have volunteers to go on a rota for this important role?  Contact James on   

It was agreed that we would start ringing the Church bell from 10.20 am until 10.25 am as a call to worship.  (This used to be our custom prior to the building project.) This will help prepare us for going into a time of quiet before we start at 10.30 am.  
Singers Wanted!  How would you like to join the happy band of singers that is The Eldwick Church Choir? We are desperate for a few extra voices and are sure there are singers out there who need a little push in the right direction.

If you are interested please speak to Jenny Reavill, or email her on or phone 01274 563078. Looking forward to hearing from you.
I have changed the Prayer Tree to the Summer Season (Hurrah!).  Please write your prayers of penitence or thanks on a card from the box and peg it on the prayer tree.  Many thanks.
Judy Ash
Care bags
Many, many thanks for the overwhelming response with donations for the refugee care bags. Thank you to the craft group who kindly made the pump bags.  We sent 20 bags out on the last truck to the Polish border and are now collecting for the next 20 bags.  Please keep the donations coming.  Once again many thanks, Julie

Items for the Care Bags:  Bars of soap (not hotel size); Small bottles of hair conditioner and shampoo (not hotel size); Hair brush and comb; Scrunchies; Tooth brushes; Toothpaste; Sanitary pads (smallish packs for young girls and teenagers); Small handbag size talcum powder and deodorant; Small bars of Cadbury chocolate; Small game such as new pack of cards, fidget spinner, popper fidgets. 

Please do not donate anything other than the above as we cannot use them.  
Contact Details
Rev Brian Greenfield:, 01274 788345
Rev Terry Keen:, 01274 568163
Rev Terry works part-time & his days off are Thursday, Friday & Saturday. 
Contact the office at Tel:  01274 442015

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