The Week Ahead

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Wednesday 22nd 10.30 am: Coffee Stop at Temple

10.30 am: Taunton Pop-In at Temple

12.15pm: Mid Week service in the Chapel

Preacher Rev Chris Brown

Thursday 23rd 10.30 am: Age UK Indoor Kurling

Saturday 25th 3.00 pm: Christian Aid Tea at Temple


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PRAYERS FOR DIOCESE of CUTTACK: Your ongoing prayers are requested for the people of Puri and surrounding areas of the Diocese of Cuttack which have suffered so through the devastation caused by Cyclone Fani. Many of you have seen pictures and heard me speak of friends in that area, of the school for slum children, and of the coastal villages where people live right on the shoreline. Reports coming out of the area are slow because of the destruction of electricity and internet cabling, but brief messages have indicated severe damage. Thank you for your prayers. Deborah.

POP-IN Active Living for over 50s: Wednesday 22nd May at Temple. 10.30 am: Coffee. At 11 am: Talk or Art. Light lunch: £2.50. All over 50s welcome. No need to book, just turn up.

CHRISTIAN AID TEA @ TEMPLE: Temple and the United Reformed Church will be jointly hosting a tea to raise money for Christian Aid, on Saturday 25th May from 3.00 pm. Please come along and enjoy an afternoon eating cake and sandwiches in pleasant company, all welcome please bring a friend and tell as many people as you can.

THY KINGDOM COME - Ascension (30th May) to Pentecost (9th June):

"Thy kingdom come" is a time of prayer between Ascension and Pentecost.

PRAYER STATIONS: “As part of Thy Kingdom Come” there will be prayer stations set up at Temple. The church will be open through the morning and lunch time.

HELP NEEDED: It would be wonderful if people could be available to welcome people into the church at these times. There is a list in the foyer to sign if you can help. Thank you.

PRAYER BOOKLET: Please take with you the nine days of prayer booklet to use through this time.

THY KINGDOM COME WALK: Rev. Chris Brown will be leading a walk on Thursday 6th June. Meet at Dead Woman’s Ditch at 10 am for a walk up Black Hill and Hurley Beacon with chances to pray, returning to Dead Woman’s Ditch by 12 noon (please bring a packed lunch).

UNITED SERVICE WITH URC & ST JOHN’S: It is a year since we set up the 3 church liaison between the URC, St. John's and ourselves. On Sunday 2nd June at 10 am we will celebrate this fact with a joint service at St. John's.

CREAM TEA: Bridgwater Methodist Church invite you to a Cream Tea on Saturday 8th June, 3-5 pm

TEMPLE GIFT DAY: As part of the Temple Church Anniversary celebrations we will be having a Gift Day Appeal. We will hold a Gift Day Coffee Morning between 10-00 am and 12-00 noon on Saturday 8th June if you would like to help the church beyond the normal Sunday giving.

CHURCH ANNIVERSARY LUNCH: Temple celebrates its Church Anniversary on Sunday 9th June. The Rev. Ruth Whitehead will be our preacher and there will be an anniversary lunch to follow. Tickets at £3.00 each are available from Stewards.