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Sunday 17 July 2022
The fifth Sunday after Trinity
10.30 am Family Holy Communion 

This week:
Sunday 24 July: 10.30  Morning Worship 
Thursday: 3.00 pm Church Fellowship Group (see below)
YouTube Sunday 17 July 2022
Please pray for our Minister, Rev Brian Greenfield who gives the talk this morning.  Our theme is 'People at Prayer' & today we are looking at the Lord's Prayer.   The Bible reading is Matthew 6. 9 - 13. 

We pray for Norma Feather and her pastoral group: Margaret Hartley, Pat Coote, June Mallinson & Carleen Richardson.   
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

Covid:  The Trustees noted that the Omicron variant BA.5 is causing an increase in Covid rates of illness and that a number of church members have been unwell.  It was agreed that we 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. 
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

And a few important notices arising from the meeting:
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.   

The role of secretary to the Trustees is still vacant and we would welcome a church member stepping forward to attend meetings and produce minutes & agendas.  Speak to Sue Huntington if you feel you can help. 
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.
Church Fellowship Group  We will be meeting at 3.00 p.m. on Thursday 21st July for Afternoon Tea which has been booked at Chelsea Treats.  If you are unable to be there please let me know.  Dorothy Walker
Church in the Garden Working Day
Saturday 30th July will be a working day in the garden, from 11.00 am until we have had enough at about 3.00 pm
We really would like to invite anyone and everyone to come along to do a bit of digging, moving mulch, weeding and planting.  However, we would also welcome folk to come and sit and cheer on the workers, or make a cuppa or make a cake.  It’s a family thing so please drop in to work or to enjoy the view. 
It would be helpful if you think you can come to let Julie, Jeanette, or Andy know.  Grateful thanks. Julie
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
Anne and Alan Brown are joining the 2022 Morecombe Bay walk to raise money for the charity Prevent Breast Cancer.  Eight wet and muddy miles across Morecombe Bay (with a guide!) 

If you would like to make a contribution, we would be very grateful.  You can either give online via the JustGiving website, using the link:

or give some money to Alan or Anne and we will add it to the funds.  Thank you
A message from Rev. Clare Stainsby 

A Service of Thanksgiving for the life of Rev Elizabeth Clark will be held at Silsden Methodist Church, BD20 0PA on 18th July at 2pm.
Rural matters were important to Elizabeth, and she also had a great sense of humour. The family believe that Elizabeth would prefer those attending the Service of Thanksgiving not to wear black, and invite the congregation to wear an item that celebrates rural life (eg sheep earrings, wellies, shepherds crook etc - feel free to be creative).
Family flowers only. Donations (care of Jacksons of Silsden) to be shared by Farming Community Network and the Addington Fund
The service will be live-streamed and available on You Tube. Click here for the link: Service of Thanksgiving for the life of Elizabeth Clark
 Thank you.
Many thanks to everyone who came to the recent Eldwick Church Fellowship coffee evening.  We have been able to send £312 to Action for Children as a result of this.

We have also been able to send £500 to Holme Wood for their food bank.  This was from donations in the last three months, topped up from the mission budget.  Rev Helen writes,
"Grateful thanks - as ever! For the continued generosity and kindness of the amazing folk at TEC! THANK YOU!"

And last, but not least, we have sent £250 to Water Aid.  This was from donations for Sunday coffee again topped up from the mission budget.
Coffee money for the next three months will be for Christians Against Poverty who are finding that there is increased demand for their services helping people navigate their way through debt problems.
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.  
The House groups are following a new course of study about Prayer.  There are supplementary 'prayer tools' online, which can be accessed by clicking on the link below. 
Prayer Course Toolshed

Session 6 is about Contemplation. The prayer tools are:
Silent Prayer

How to take a One-Day Retreat
How to undertake a Pilgrimage
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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