Sunday 22nd September 2019
14th Sunday after Trinity

Service at 10:30am

Theme: St Matthew's Day Celebration

Lead: Christy

Readings: Psalms 23, Isaiah 61:1-7, Luke 9:1-17

Talk: Paul Bowtell


Almighty God, whose only son has opened for us a new and living way into your presence: give us pure hearts and steadfast will to worship you in spirit and in truth; through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord, who is alive and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit one God now and forever. Amen

Please join us for a cuppa after the service

Sunday 29th September 2019
15th Sunday after Trinity

Communion Service at 10:30am

Theme: Dancing to the Tune of the Kingdom... Apprentices are to put learning into Practice

Lead: Dave

Readings: Psalms 146, Acts 9:32-43, Mark 16:9-20

Talk: Sandra


James 1:6-7
But when you ask you must believe and not doubt, because the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea, blown and tossed by wind. That person should not expect to receive anything from the Lord.



    Thank God for the Healing Service and continue to pray for all those who attended
  • for us here.
  • for wisdom, discernment, and clear vision to realise what God has called us to be and do.
  • for protection and safety for all who use our building.
  • for Christy as she prepares for In Gathering mission in Ireland.
  • for SRS and the growth of children and youth ministry.
  • for our new Time for God volunteer Kyokisa.
  • for church members: Joyce; Carmella is now back home please keep praying for her recovery and visit if you can; Margaret, Ann's Mum; Geoff, Sarah's Dad; Augusta, Christy's friend, - healing for her husband and comfort for the loss of her mother-in-law; Helen, Olive's friend; Rosamund, in hospital.
  • for all those who ill whose names are not mentioned.
  • for the lonely and the bereaved at home especially Louise Smith a long standing member. Please take time to visit her as she is quite fragile emotionally and living alone.
  • for all those who are struggling with any form of addiction.
  • for the country and its leadership- for wisdom as they deal with Brexit.
  • for persecuted Christians all over the world and all those who are marginalised and faced with injustice.
  • for the Church worldwide.
  • for peace in our world.
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  • for the ministry at Westfield.


SRS: Monday 16th September meets at 6pm weekly during term times

Morning prayer: this week 9am Wed 25th Sept Toddler Group 10:30am - 1pm Wed 25th Sept

Wednesday group: at Louise's house Meet alternate Wednesday. See John

Wednesday bible study and prayer: meet in Church at 8:00pm

NOTE, Group 1 is responsible for hospitality for month of September: Adrian, Alice W / Adam, Edward, Lillian/Jade, Noble, Pearla, Ileen, Cydney, Sally (Jennifer), Kathy, Gyles & Rev Christy.

Our Prayer Ministers are Isobelle, Rev Sandra, Carmel, Pearla, Naomi and Novelette

Our New Time for God volunteer Kyokisa is here: Please help and make her settle in and invite to your home.

Volunteers required: to give the cup, during communion services, training and support will be provided - please speak to Christy or Sandra.

An Alpha Course: has started at St Saviour's Church, Macdonald Road, E7 last Thursday 12th September 7:30pm - 9pm for 10 weeks. Leaflets at the back of church near notice board.


REMINDER HARVEST Service: will be on 13th October during the service there will be an opportunity to donate non perishable items.

The ASK User-led Mental Health Group: is collaborating with Newham Council to organise an event to celebrate World Mental Health Day on Thursday 10th October 2019 at the Highway Church 88A Romford Road, London E15 4EH from 11-3 pm.

Chelmsford Anglican Bible Conference 19: James: A FAITH THAT WORKS - Sat 12th Oct 2019 10am - 4pm. Register on Eventbrite here - Cost - £16.00 per person

Ascension Church needs a Community Worker: 21 Hours a Week - £10.55 an hour Fridays, Saturdays and one other day (can be flexible)
The Garden Community Cafe, Part of Ascension Community Trust 7 Cundy Road, Custom House, London, E16 3DJ.
Deadline for Applications: Monday 30th September at Office: Ascension Church Centre, Baxter Road, London, E16 3HJ. Phone No: 020 7511 1232

Our Vision for St Matthews

We are a church centred on prayer, worship and scripture & committed to God and to each other. Jesus's example motivates us to love, care for and support those in our local community and the wider world. We welcome everyone into our community of faith and aim to encourage and inspire so that all may flourish and grow.


See Christy if you are interested in confirmation or baptism in 2019

FAITH in SCHOOLS: Volunteer in many ways to share the Resurrection Story with Newham's schools. See Carmel if interested.

Joyce is now at Bakers Court Nursing home: 138, Little Ilford Lane. E12 5PJ

Please prayerfully consider joining the Prayer Ministry Team here at St Matthews. Necessary training will be given, open to all members. This is an important act of love and support we can give each other.

St Katherine House: 2 Butchers House E14. A chance for quiet and reflection: 2nd Monday of every month, charge of £20 includes lunch. Call 0300 111 1147

Food Bank: Thanks to all who have donated towards the food bank - some supplies have been sent to RAMP, some given to an individual. Please continue your donation of non perishable foods and also include personal hygiene items as this is equally important.

Giving is part of our call to discipleship. You can give and support the Church regularly by setting up a Standing Order for St Matthews 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.

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If you would like to put any information on the notice sheet for Sunday, let Christy know in writing on the Monday prior.
Talk to Rev. Christy about: Baptism, Wedding, Bible Study and Volunteering. See Our Contact page for how to get in touch