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The Padiham - Hapton Directory is produced by St. Margaret's, Hapton and St. Leonard's, Padiham. It is intended to be helpful although it's not comprehensive.  Oct. 2014

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Services
Sunday 2nd November.

8am Holy Communion (BCP) at St. Leonard's.
(On the 1st and 3rd Sundays.)

9.30am Holy Communion with Cornerstone Club at St. Leonard's.

11.00am Holy Communion with Junior Church at St. Margaret's.

5.30pm Evening Service with Cornerstone Club at St. Leonard's.

Wednesday 5th November

10am Holy Communion at St. Leonard's.

Bible Readings
for Sunday 2nd November.
Learn more about these passages at church.

St. Leonard's


1st Reading Hebrews 12:18-24 (page 1211 of the pew Bibles)


18 You have not come to a mountain that can be touched and that is burning with fire; to darkness, gloom and storm; 19 to a trumpet blast or to such a voice speaking words that those who heard it begged that no further word be spoken to them, 20 because they could not bear what was commanded: ‘If even an animal touches the mountain, it must be stoned to death.’ 21 The sight was so terrifying that Moses said, ‘I am trembling with fear.’

22 But you have come to Mount Zion, to the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem. You have come to thousands upon thousands of angels in joyful assembly, 23 to the church of the firstborn, whose names are written in heaven. You have come to God, the Judge of all, to the spirits of the righteous made perfect, 24 to Jesus the mediator of a new covenant, and to the sprinkled blood that speaks a better word than the blood of Abel.


2nd Reading Matthew 5:1-12 (page 968 of the pew Bibles)


Now when Jesus saw the crowds, he went up on a mountainside and sat down. His disciples came to him, 2 and he began to teach them.

He said:

3 ‘Blessed are the poor in spirit,
    for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
4 Blessed are those who mourn,
    for they will be comforted.
5 Blessed are the meek,
    for they will inherit the earth.
6 Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness,
    for they will be filled.
7 Blessed are the merciful,
    for they will be shown mercy.
8 Blessed are the pure in heart,
    for they will see God.
9 Blessed are the peacemakers,
    for they will be called children of God.
10 Blessed are those who are persecuted because of righteousness,
    for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

11 ‘Blessed are you when people insult you, persecute you and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of me. 12 Rejoice and be glad, because great is your reward in heaven, for in the same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you.


St. Margaret's


1st Reading Revelation 7: 9-end (Page 1238 in the pew Bibles)


9 After this I looked, and there before me was a great multitude that no one could count, from every nation, tribe, people and language, standing before the throne and before the Lamb. They were wearing white robes and were holding palm branches in their hands. 10 And they cried out in a loud voice:

Salvation belongs to our God,
who sits on the throne,
and to the Lamb.’

11 All the angels were standing round the throne and round the elders and the four living creatures. They fell down on their faces before the throne and worshipped God, 12 saying:

Amen!
Praise and glory
and wisdom and thanks and honour
and power and strength
be to our God for ever and ever.
Amen!’

13 Then one of the elders asked me, ‘These in white robes – who are they, and where did they come from?’

14 I answered, ‘Sir, you know.’

And he said, ‘These are they who have come out of the great tribulation; they have washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb. 15 Therefore,

they are before the throne of God
    and serve him day and night in his temple;
and he who sits on the throne
    will shelter them with his presence.
16 “Never again will they hunger;
    never again will they thirst.
The sun will not beat down on them,”
    nor any scorching heat.
17 For the Lamb at the centre of the throne
    will be their shepherd;
“he will lead them to springs of living water.”
    “And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes.”’


2nd Reading Matthew 5: 1-12 (Page 968 in the pew Bibles)


Now when Jesus saw the crowds, he went up on a mountainside and sat down. His disciples came to him, 2 and he began to teach them.

He said:

3 ‘Blessed are the poor in spirit,
    for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
4 Blessed are those who mourn,
    for they will be comforted.
5 Blessed are the meek,
    for they will inherit the earth.
6 Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness,
    for they will be filled.
7 Blessed are the merciful,
    for they will be shown mercy.
8 Blessed are the pure in heart,
    for they will see God.
9 Blessed are the peacemakers,
    for they will be called children of God.
10 Blessed are those who are persecuted because of righteousness,
    for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

11 ‘Blessed are you when people insult you, persecute you and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of me. 12 Rejoice and be glad, because great is your reward in heaven, for in the same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you.




LED Lighting Appeal
St. Leonard's Church is raising funds to replace its once-modern lighting with new, energy-efficient, low-maintenance LED Lighting.
The new lighting will save energy and reduce running costs significantly. A specialist Architect has been engaged in designing a scheme which will enhance the lighting of the church while reducing the power consumption.
Raise funds for St. Leonard's Church just by shopping online (at no extra cost to you). Thousands of popular retailers will donate a percentage of your online sales to St. Leonard's Church through Give as You Live.
 Ladies' Lounge

Women's Reading-based Christian Discussion Group, meeting monthly. Hot drinks and home-made snacks.
Check back here for details of the next event.

Men's Breakfast
"My Journey into His Presence"
Saturday 1 November, 9:30am Molly Rigby's, Padiham
Joe Pendley will be speaking on "My Journey into His Presence"
Full English breakfast £5. All welcome

SPLASH
A monthly Saturday evening family activity held in the Methodist Church for children and their parents. Tea is served at 5pm before games and crafts themed on a short children’s Christian talk by one of our local ministers. We have a brew before the evening finishes at 7pm. Donations are gratefully received.

Run jointly by St Margaret's and
Hapton Methodist Churches.

Child Friendly Church Award Plaque
A Child Friendly Church Award was presented to St Leonard's by the Archbishop of Canterbury during his visit to Blackburn Cathedral. Saturday 7th November 2009. Read more..
Mrs Sue Witts from the Diocesan Board of Education presented St. Margaret's with their Child Friendly Church Award on 27th October 2013 during the Sunday morning service.
Parish Primary Schools

St Leonard’s Church of England Aided School
Headteacher Mrs. Beverley Holmes
Moor Lane, Padiham, Burnley, Lancs. BB12 8HT
Tel 01282 771470
St. Leonard's School Website

Padiham Green Church of England School
Headteacher, Mr. Mark Dixon
St Anne’s St, Padiham, Burnley, Lancs. BB12 7AX
Tel 01282 776855
Padiham Green School Website

Hapton Church of England/Methodist School
Headteacher, Miss. Jacquie Clarke
Manchester Road, Hapton, Burnley, Lancs. BB11 5RF
Tel 01282 771657
Hapton School Website

MEETING ROOM HIRE
Modern meeting rooms with excellent facilities are available for hire at both St. Margaret's, Hapton and St. Leonard's, Padiham. They provide quiet, comfortable, secure locations with good accessibility. We will be happy to show you around.
Please make initial enquiries to Rev'd. Mark Jones or the
Booking Secretary.
St. Leonard's Meeting Rooms.
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The Green Room The Waddilove Room Small Seminar Room Kitchen Entrance

Download St. Leonard's Room Hire Brochure.
(Right-click the link and save to your computer.)
What we believe:
St. Leonard's and St. Margaret's are Church of England Churches, and we are part of the Diocese of Blackburn.

Fundamental to our Christian faith is the belief that the Bible is our ultimate authority, for this reason, clear Bible-based preaching is central to our Sunday and midweek services.

The key to understanding the Bible is the person of Jesus Christ - who He is, what He has done, what He will do and how we should respond to Him.

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Text for 2014
'Great is the LORD and most worthy of praise;
His greatness no one can fathom.
One generation commends your works to another;
They tell of your mighty acts.'  
(Psalm 145:3,4)
Padiham Parish Information Station
The Information Station is also available in an easy-to-read, low-graphics version on your mobile. Just browse to m.padihamparish.org and click the link.
St. Leonard's Church  Christmas Fair 2014

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which is printable as an A4 poster.
New Album
Keswick in East Lancs. Songs of Praise with Cream Tea 2014
Photos by Eddie Bobrowski
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Online Calendar
Future Events   |   Regular Events.
Rock Solid church group for ages 9 to 13
Rock Solid
6.30pm Sunday at St. Leonard's (following the 5.30pm service.)
  • 5th October
    CY Jesus came.
    An ABC treasure hunt.
    Crisps and pop.
  • 19th October
    CY Jesus died.
    Christmas crafts.
    Hot puddings.
Breezeblocks church group for ages 13 to 18
Breezeblocks
6.30pm Sunday at St. Leonard's (following the 5.30pm service). Chat, snacks, games and Bible study.
  • 12th October
  • 26th October
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Sunday Recordings (mp3)
Bible readings and sermons from Sunday services.

Right-click the link then click 'Save Link As...' or 'Save Target As...' to download to your computer.

26-10-2014-MJ
Testing for false prophets 1 John 4 1-6.

19-10-2014-MJ
Brotherly love - Cain or Christ. 1 John 3 11-24.

12-10-2014-MJ
Relationship with The Father. 1 John 2 28 to 3 10.

5-10-2014-MJ
Give us this day our daily bread. Proverbs 30 5-9.

28-9-2014-MJ
Remaining in Christ. 1 John 2 15-27.

21-9-2014-MJ
Knowing that we know. 1 John 2 3-14.

14-9-2014-MJ
Light. 1 John 1 5-2 2.

7-9-2014-MJ
What we have seen and heard. 1 John 1 1-4.

31-8-2014-KM
Crucified with Christ. Matthew 16 21-28.

24-8-2014-KM
Believing God's Promises. Joshua 24 29-33.

17-8-2014-MJ
We will serve the Lord. Joshua 24 14-24.

10-8-2014-MJ
No Falling Words. Joshua 22 9-18a.

3-8-2014-MJ
God's Faithfulness to His Promises. Joshua 21 43-45.


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27-7-2014-MJ
God's Purpose for the Church Ephesians 3 1-13.

20-7-2014am-MJ
Mayoral Service. Ephesians 2 11-22.

13-7-2014-MJ
Keeping Going Today. Hebrews 3 12-19.

6-7-2014pm-MJ
Wisdom in Trials. James 1 1-8.

6-7-2014-Alun-Burt
The Reach of God's Love. Acts 16 6-40.

29-6-2014-MJ
The Arian Heresy. Colossians 1 15-20.

22-6-2014-MJ
Heresy of Modalism. John 17 1-11.

15-6-2014pm-MJ
The Gentile Pentecost. Acts 10 34-48.

8-6-2014-MJ
This Jesus. Acts 2 1-21.

1-6-2014-MJ
Learning to trust daily. Exodus 16 1-8.

29-5-2014-KM
Ascension. Luke 24 44-53.

25-5-2014-MJ
Reconciled. 2 Corinthians 5 16-6 2.

18-5-2014-John-Goddard
Confirmation service. John 14 1-14.

11-5-2014am-MJ
Resurrection so what. 2 Corinthians 5 11-21.

4-5-2014-KevinLogan
Misguided. Mark 16 1-7.

27-4-2014-MJ
A Web of Lies. Matthew 28 11-20.

20-4-2014pm-JulianHenderson
Stop Not Believing. John 20 24-31.

20-4-2014am-MJ
Gathered to the Risen Lord. Matthew 28 1-10.

18-4-2014pm-JH
It Is Finished. John 19 17-37.

18-4-2014-MJ
He Faced the Cross Alone. Matthew 26 36-46.

13-4-2014-KM
Boast Only in the Lord. 1 Corinthians 1 26-31.

6-4-2014-KM
The Cross, God's Wisdom. 1 Corinthians 1 18-25.

30-3-2014pm-MJ
How are your prayers going? Ephesians 3 14-19.

30-3-2014am-MJ
God ... a parent. Proverbs 3 1-12.

23-3-2014-MJ
A Mess Worth Making. Mark 10 35-45.

16-3-2014-MJ
Speaking the Truth in Love. Ephesians 4 1-16.

9-3-2014-MJ
The Power of Words.

2-3-2014-MJ
Disciples who make disciples. Matthew 28 16-20.

23-2-2014pm-TW
Salvation belongs to the LORD. Joshua 3.

23-2-2014am-TW
Rahab, a Model of Faith. Joshua 2.

16-2-2014pm-KM
To the ends of the earth. Acts 8 26-40. (25.9MB)

16-2-2014am-Dave-Shaw
Confidence in God's Plan. Acts 8 4-25.

9-2-2014-MJ
All Thy Works shall Praise Thy Name. Psalm 148.

2-2-2014-KM
Living our faith till the end.

26-1-2014-MJ
Made for Praise. Psalm 147.

19-1-2014-MJ
Lives of Praise. Psalm 146.

12-1-2014-KM
Baptism of Jesus. Matthew 3 13-17.

5-1-2014-MJ
Text for 2014. Psalm 145 1-7.



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