Sunday 23rd July 2017
6th Sunday of Trinity

Communion Service at 10:30am

Theme: You Are Children Of God

Lead: Dave E

Readings: Psalm 139:1-11 & 23-24, Romans 8:11-25, Matthew 13:24-30 & 36-43

Talk: Rev. Christy Asinugo


Creator God, you made us all in your image: may we discern you in all that we see, and serve you in all that we do; through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Please join us for a cuppa after the service


Sunday 30th July 2017
7th Sunday of Trinity

All Age Service at 10:30am

Theme: God's Love In Our Weakness

Lead: Rev. Christy Asinugo

Readings: Psalm 105:1-11 & 45b, Romans 8:26-end, Matthew 3:31-33 & 44-52

Talk: Hannah


  • Pray for the sick. In particular we continue to pray for Edward, Melody, Tom, the Security Manager at Westfield, and Kathy and Alice H for full recovery.
  • Pray for the Leaders and helpers of Stratford Rising stars and for more volunteers to lead and help.
  • Pray for all those who live and work in Newham to know God's Love and Peace.
  • Pray for all who are bereaved, especially Judith and Joyce, who have lost close relatives.
  • Pray for all those who live in Old School Crescent and those we met during the Outreach.
  • Pray for clear vision and discernment as we seek to grow in our relationship with Christ and our growth in number.
  • Pray for our Baptism and Confirmation candidates and their families.

Are you going into hospital, ill or recently lost a loved one: Please ring the Vicarage Office on 020 8221 0902. Our Parish Administrator is in the office Monday-Thursday 9:30 am -12:30pm. At other times, please leave your message and Rev. Christy will pick it up.

Scripture for the Week: Romans 8:16-17

The Spirit himself testifies with our spirit that we are God's children. Now if we are children, then we are heirs - heirs of God and co-heirs with Christ, if indeed we share in his sufferings in order that we may also share in his glory.

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Every Saturday: Prayer hour for St Matthew's from 9:30am-10:30am

Wednesday 26th July: Morning Prayer at 9am & coffee at 10am

Thursday 27th July: Bible Study Group meets at Len's house at 7:30pm to discuss Paul's letter to the Romans

Thursday 27th July: Funeral of Phyllis, Joyce's sister, at 2pm please do attend if you are available. The provision of cakes would be most appreciated and volunteers will be needed to serve hot & cold drinks and refreshments.

Saturday 29th July: Parish Outreach: Please meet at St Matthews at 10:30am


Sunday 30th July: Have you got a favourite hymn? Then please write its title and why you like it on the slips of paper in the box on the Welcome Desk and we will try to include it in our Service on 30th July.

NOTE: Stratford Rising Stars and the Parents & Toddlers Group are closed in August and will resume on the 4th and 6th September respectively.

5-13th March 2018: Pilgrimage to the Holy Land: To be led by Amos Kamau of PCEA UK Outreach. If you're interested please see Rev. Christy or Sandra W for further details. Cost is £1125.

Please read the Notice Board every week for St Matthew's events for 2017.

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.

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

You are invited to Sunday morning prayer at 10am.

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

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

The following items are still required - can you help?: A wardrobe, table lamp, & net curtains for our next volunteer.

YOUTH FOR CHRIST: LOVE STRATFORD: Love Stratford is taking place from Sunday 9th August to Tuesday 11th August for young people aged 11-18 yrs. Please read the Notice at the back of the Church and if you are interested in attending please get a Permission Form from Rev. Christy to be completed by your parent or guardian.

COMMUNITY FUN FAIR: Saturday & Sunday 29th-30th July at West Ham Park, 12pm-7pm

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