Sunday 22nd July 2018
8th Sunday after Trinity

Communion Service at 10:30am

Theme: The fruit of the Holy Spirit

Lead: Rev. Christy

Readings: Psalm 23, Galatians 5:16-end

Talk: Sandra E

THE COLLECT FOR THIS SUNDAY

Lord God, your Son left the riches of heaven and became poor for our sake: when we prosper save us from pride, when we are needy save us from despair that we may trust in you alone through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Please join us for a cuppa after the service

NEXT SUNDAY

Sunday 29th July 2018
9th Sunday after Trinity

Worship Service at 10:30am

Theme: The Holy Spirit equips us to witness

Lead: Bevan

Readings: Psalm 145:10-19, Acts 1:1-8, 12-14 & Acts 3:1-10

Talk: Ann-Kathrin

PRAYER FOCUS FOR THIS WEEK

  • Pray for the bereaved, lonely and sick, especially Len, Edward, Jeff Fraser, Alice Howsen, Carmella Gerber's son, Suzan and Alphonso, Ann-Kathrin's Mum, Margaret, Kathy, Jeff Freese & family.
  • Pray for all those who work or live in Vaughan Road and those we met during the Parish Outreach.
  • Pray for Theresa May and the BREXIT negotiations which are proving so difficult.
  • Pray for persecuted Christians all over the world.
  • Pray for all organisations working to prevent violence amongst young adults.
  • Pray for the children and teachers of our Pre-School as it closes at the end of this month.
  • Pray for TfG as they sort out their licence issue. Yaily will not now be coming to help us with our Childrens Ministry.

Scripture for the Week: Galatians 5:22-23

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self control. Against such things there is no law.


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NOTICES & INFORMATION

PRAYER

Saturday Join Carmel and others to pray for St Matthews Church at 9:30am-10:30am

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

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

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

Wednesday: Prayer & discussion group - meets every fortnight at Louise's house at 8pm


CHILDREN

Wednesday: Parents & Toddlers Group Meets in Church at 10:30am. Last meeting this term.


ADVANCE NOTICES:

Sunday 22nd July: Confirmation preparation after Service 12:30-1:30pm

Monday 23rd July: PCC meeting at 7:30pm

Saturday 28th July: Parish outreach. Meet at Church at 10:45am

Sunday 29th July: Ann's last Sunday with us come and say goodbye and bring something to share.

Sunday 5th August: Vicarage Garden Tea after service

Saturday 11th August: Healing Ministry training & prayer at St Matthews

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ST MATTHEW'S GROUPS:

There are 4 St Matthew's Groups as listed below - please check to see that you are in one of these groups. If your name is not in any of the groups please let Christy know immediately.

Aim of the Groups:
To encourage an all member ministry at this Church with members of each group working together to achieve the objectives below and working together as the body of Christ

Objectives of the Groups:
To ensure that refreshments are organised and served on Sundays and when needed
Visitors and guests are made welcome and offered refreshments
Guests and visitors are talked to
Tables and chairs are set up and cleared away
Cups and cutlery are washed up and put away
Church Wardens are advised when stocks are low
Duties to be reviewed

PLEASE NOTE EACH GROUP IS TO MEET TODAY TO DECIDE ON HOW THEY WILL OPERATE AND ON THEIR FACILITATOR

GROUP 1:
Matthew/Amelia; Carmel; Jasmine; Alice W; Edward; Lillian; Noble; Pearla; Ileen; Cydney

GROUP 2:
Sandra W, Jeff Freese; Sonia; Bevan; Ezinne; Shaun; Isobelle; Rose; Chima; Sandra E

GROUP 3:
Joe W; John W; Heidi; Judith M; Sue R; Alice M; Jordan; Mr Asinugo; Naomi, Christopher

GROUP 4:
Sally; Joyce R; Dave E; Novelette: Marvia; Alice G; Sandra O; Coral; Adabel


OTHER INFORMATION


UPDATED GIFTS LIST: If you haven't yet done so, put your completed Form into the box on the Welcome Desk. We need to know how you can help this Church and its wider community.

COURSE IN CHRISTIAN STUDIES: This part-time course starts in September. The flyers on the Noticeboard will tell you more about this course in discipleship




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