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Email issued 20th May 2022

 Update on St Paul’s response to the Ukraine war

 
“God gives the desolate a home to live in” Psalm 68:6 (NRSVA)

 
The Bible is clear and challenging on the issue of social justice. As the theologian, William Berkeley says, ““There is no book in any literature which speaks so explosively of social injustice as the Bible.” And the Bible calls us as Christians to speak out against injustice (Proverbs 31:8-9), as well as to act to clothe, feed and home those who are victims of social injustice and poverty (Matt 25:35).
 
There are not many that consider the current war in Ukraine to be a just war. It is unjust, as are many wars that sadly happen across the world all of the time. So how are we as a church community responding? Well, thank you all so much for your fantastic response to our call to sign up to host and support Ukrainians fleeing the conflict. We currently have 7 hosts from the church who are able to provide homes for Ukrainians, and around 40 people from the church family have pledged to provide “satellite support” (wrap-around care) to hosts and their guests. So far, one of our hosts has welcomed a Ukrainian guest who arrived this week. Two other hosts are in the process of completing visa applications and paperwork. And we are coordinating with other refugee charities and groups across Surrey, and through personal connections with Ukrainians, to try to link our remaining hosts with Ukrainians who want to come to the UK.
 
We are also planning to host a Ukrainian Café at the church every Friday morning from the 10th June – a safe space where Ukrainians that are in and around Dorking can meet for coffee, and have access to a prayer space in the Church where they can pray or light a candle.
 
If you have a heart for social justice or you want to hear more about what the Bible has to say about it, this will be a theme at The 6 evening service on Sunday 29th May.
 
Love
Jane Cacouris – Community Go Group Lead

 
This Sunday!
 
Join us as we welcome Rev'd Peter Nevins to continue our Sermon Series 'Being Church' 
 
Pathfinders @ 10.30am Service
Over the last couple of months, the young people in Pathfinders have been doing their Old Testament "Walk Through the Bible".  We finished it last Sunday with a fun, interactive session where our talented crew sketched out the key stories all the way from Genesis right through to the prophets - without even needing to refer to the Bible!  We are so proud of their achievement that we will show it off to you at our 10:30 service this week - and in the meantime, here are some photos of them hard at work!

 
Stepping Stones Young Family Gathering - This Sunday from 3pm
 
Stewardship - An update on Church Expenditure

For the second mini-presentation in our series about the church finances last Sunday, Becky gave us a brief run-through of what we spend our money on: the mission and ministry which your giving enables us to carry out.  If you missed this, please click here for a video recording of it, 
 
 
Exam Prayer Timetable

If you would like a printed copy of the prayer timetable just email steve@stpaulsdorking.org.uk
Or you can see a copy click here
 

 
Coming up on 17th & 18th June we have a Cheese & Wine evening and a Coffee Morning - Come and support our nursery, see our children's amazing art work and meet up with church friends you might not have seen in a while - who might you invite?
Tickets for the Cheese & Wine evening are now on sale - link below
Click here to book for our Cheese & Wine Jubilee Art Exhibition
 
Choir for Platinum Jubilee!
 
We are planning a special celebration choir for the 9 o’clock service to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee on Sunday 5 June.  All welcome, especially new faces, even if you do not normally go to the 9 o’clock service.  Rehearsals will be in the church hall at 8pm on Fridays 20 May, 27 May and 3 June. Please contact Helena Twentyman on 01306 882457 or email choir@stpaulsdorking.org.uk
 
Growing Your Church - Sat 11th June - More info & Sign up here
 
This week at St Paul's
Sunday

9am Holy Communion Online and in church

10.30  Morning Worship Online and in church


 'The 6' at 6 



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Midweek

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Prayer @ St Paul's
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St Paul's Small Groups
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We'd love you to join one, or try one for a while -
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to find a group to suit you at a time that suits you
Dates for your diary
21st May - Sat morning  -  Tomorrow morning - Bike Pilgrimage and Brunch @ St Paul's from 11am more info here

22nd May 3pm Stepping Stones Young Families Service

17/18th June - Fri eve and Sat morning -- An opportunity for us to Gather - Church & Nursery - Nursery Jubilee Art Exhibition - more info to follow

19th June - Farewell Tea for Dawn, Roman & Cody - save the date/more info to follow

25th June - St Paul's School Fair - more info to follow

23rd July - 28th July - New Wine - Will you be joining us this year? There's now about 30 of us going!  Get in touch if you would like to know more.  Day tickets just released - if you fancy trying it out for a day (without camping!!) 

3rd July, 31st July & 4th Sept - Church Family Picnics & BBQ - Please hold these dates in your diaries for After Church picnic or BBQ lunch - More info to follow

12th November - Saturday - Walk Through The Bible: New Testament 
 

In line with our Eco-church Initiatives please help us to  reduce our use of disposable cups by bringing a reusable cup/mug on Sunday mornings
 
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