Sunday 16th September 2018
16th Sunday of Trinity

All Age Service at 10:30am

Theme: Word

Lead: Rev. Christy

Readings: Psalm 116:1-8, Isaiah 50:4-9a, James 3:1-12

Talk: Rev. Sandra E

THE COLLECT FOR THIS SUNDAY

Lord of creation, whose glory is around and within us; open our eyes to your wonders, that we may serve you with reverence and know your peace at our lives' end, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Please join us for a cuppa after the service

NEXT SUNDAY

Sunday 23rd September 2018
17th Sunday of Trinity

Communion Service at 10:30am

Lead: Rev. Sandra E

Readings: Psalm 54, Jeremiah 11:18-20, James 3:13-4:3 & 7-8a

Talk: Elwin Cockett

PRAYER FOCUS FOR THIS WEEK

  • for the bereaved especially Edward and his family, lonely and sick, Len, Edward, Jeff Fraser, Alice Howsen, Carmella Gerber's son, Suzan and Alphonso, Ann-Kathrin's Mum, Margaret, Sean and Tony and all those whose names have not been mentioned.
  • for all those we met during the Parish Outreach. And those who we are yet to meet in the coming weeks.
  • for Sandra E, Obi and Robert Otule as they begin their ordained ministries.
  • for the Community Event on the 22nd September. For good weather and smooth running of the event.
  • for the Law enforcement agencies for wisdom and compassion.
  • for the Church and her life.
  • for Pupils, Students, Teachers and all those who work in education.
  • for persecuted Christians all over the world.


Scripture for the Week: James 3:6

The tongue also is a fire, a world of evil among the parts of the body. It corrupts the whole body, sets the whole course of one's life on fire, and is itself set on fire by hell.


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NOTICES & INFORMATION

Thank You for being there to support Sandra and Obi and for your prayers those who could not make it.

PRAYER & CHILDREN

Saturday Join Carmel and others to pray for St Matthews Church at 9:45am

Sunday Join Sandra E, Joyce and others at 10am for Prayers before the Service

Monday: Stratford Rising Stars: starts again at 6pm

Wednesday: Morning Prayer at 9am with coffee at 10am

Wednesday: 10:30am: Parents & Toddlers Group

Wednesday: Bible Study Group Meets in Church at 7:30pm


ADVANCE NOTICES:

Sunday, 16th September: Bring & Share meal to welcome Sandra as an ordained Minister to St Matthews.

Monday, 17th September: PCC Meeting at 7:30pm

Saturday, 22nd September: Community Event Day, please invite friends and neighbours to participate & don't forget to hand out the flyers.

Please wear your St Matthews T-shirt for the Community Event. If you have not got one it is available at only £5 each



ST MATTHEW'S GROUPS:

Please note that sheets showing which group you are in are now on the Noticeboard and several other places.

Please check that your name is in one of the 4 groups and if you cannot find your name please speak to Christy.
  • Group 1 cover September : On Duty
  • Group 2 cover October
  • Group 3 cover November
  • Group 4 cover December
We particularly need the names of those who will be covering the Welcome Desk.

Parent & Toddler Group: Has Started. Help is needed for Setting up and packing up: Please speak to Christy if are able to support.

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.

ST KATHERINE'S HOUSE: 2 Butcher House, E14 8DS. A chance to DE-STRESS and have one to one time with God; Every second Monday of every month, charge of £20 includes lunch: Phone 0300 1111 147

PASTORAL COURSES: If you are still interested in attending this course, speak to Sandra W or Christy. Time is running out. Course starts October 6th at St John's Church Stratford



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