Sunday 14th January 2018
2nd Sunday of Epiphany

Communion Service at 10:30am

Theme: Calling of the Disciples

Lead: Christy

Readings: Psalm 139:1-9, 1 Samuel 3:1-9, Mark 1:43-end

Talk: Chuks

THE COLLECT FOR THIS SUNDAY

Eternal Lord, our beginning and our end: bring us with the whole creation to your glory, hidden through past ages and made known in Jesus Christ our Lord.

Please join us for a cuppa after the service

NEXT SUNDAY

Sunday 21st January 2018
3rd Sunday of Epiphany

All-age Service at 10:30am

Theme: Disciples Take Instructions

Lead: Izzy

Readings: Psalm 128, Revelation 19:6-10, John 2:1-11

Talk: Christy


PRAYER FOCUS FOR THIS WEEK

  • Pray that we trust more, follow duly and serve the Lord with all our hearts in this year and beyond
  • Pray for the sick, especially Len, Matthew, Edward and Jeff.
  • Pray for all those who live in Jacamar House in Louise Road and those we met during the Parish Outreach.
  • Pray for The Prime minister and other world leaders for wisdom and good government.
  • Pray for the whole mission and ministry at St Matthews in 2018
  • Pray for peace in all the war torn parts of the world.
  • Pray for all those suffering the results of natural disasters.
  • Pray for all members of the General Synod that they may be filled with the wisdom and love of the Holy Spirit


On The Way Newham 2018: Join a group of local Christians who want to learn and grow together. See Advance Notices for further details or pick up a leaflet from the Welcome Desk.



Scripture for the Week: 1 Samuel 8a-10

Then Eli realised that the Lord was calling the boy. So Eli told Samuel, Go and lie down, and if he calls you, say "Speak Lord for your servant is listening" The Lord came and stood there, calling as at the other times "Samuel! Samuel!". Then Samuel said, "Speak, for your servant is listening".

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NOTICES & INFORMATION

Stratford Rising Stars: Next meeting is on Monday 15th January at 6pm.

Wednesday Morning: Prayer at 9am & coffee at 10am - Next meeting is on 17th January

Parents & Toddlers Group: Next meeting is at 10:30am on Wednesday 17th January.

Bible Study Group: will meet again at 7:30pm on Wednesday 17th January. Location to be confirmed.


ADVANCE NOTICES:

Sunday 14th & 21st January: Event planning following the Service

Monday 15th January: PCC meeting at 7:30pm

Tuesday 16th January: On the Way Newham 2018 at St John's Church at 7:30pm-9pm



Please read the Notice Board every week for St Matthew's events for 2018.

The Food Bank: Please use the Box provided. See Noticeboard for full list of items needed. Please give to the less privileged.

You are invited to Sunday morning prayer at 10am.

Giving is part of our call to discipleship. You can give and support the Church regularly by setting up a Standing Order for St Matthew's Church. See Isobelle for information.

Facebook & Twitter: You can now follow what's happening at St Matthews by following us on Facebook & Twitter, keep yourself right up to date!

Visitors & New Members: Please sign our Visitors Book and collect a Welcome Pack.

Barbora Novosadova: All those who remember this lady will be delighted to hear she has had a baby, Lotka.



Talk to Rev. Christy about: Baptism, Wedding, Bible Study and Volunteering. See Our Contact page for how to get in touch