Sunday 20th August 2017
10th Sunday of Trinity

Baptism & All age Service at 10:30am

Theme: God looks for His child

Lead: Rev. Christy Asinugo

Readings: Psalm 133, Romans 11:13-24, Luke 15:1-7

Talk: Rev. Christy Asinugo

THE COLLECT FOR THIS SUNDAY

Lord of heaven and earth, as Jesus taught his disciples to be persistent in prayer, give us patience and courage never to lose hope, but always to bring our prayers before you; through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Please join us for a cuppa after the service


NEXT SUNDAY

Sunday 27th August 2017
11th Sunday of Trinity

Communion Service at 10:30am

Lead: Rev. Christy Asinugo

Readings: Romans 12:1-8, Matthew 16:13-20

Talk: Rev. Christy Asinugo

PRAYER FOCUS FOR THIS WEEK

  • 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 all those who live in Stratford Square and those we met during the Parish Outreach.
  • Pray for clear vision and discernment as we seek to grow in our relationship with Christ and our growth in number.
  • Continue to Pray for our Baptism and Confirmation candidates and their families.
  • Pray for the mud slides in Freetown, Sierra Leone and all other countries going through a time of unrest and violence.
  • Pray for the Picnic in the Park on the 10th of Sept. with Bishop Stephen.
  • Pray for our new Time for God volunteer for safe arrival.
  • Pray for the bereaved and the lonely.

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 9:30am-12:30pm. At other times, please leave your message and Rev. Christy will pick it up.


Scripture for the Week: Luke 15:4-5

Suppose one of you has a hundred sheep and loses one of them. Doesn't he go after the lost sheep until he finds it? And when he finds it he joyfully puts it on his shoulders and goes home.



NOTICES & INFORMATION

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

Wednesday 23rd August: Morning Prayer at 9am & coffee at 10am

Thursday 24th August: Bible Study Group meets at Len's house at 7:30pm

Monday 21st August: Our Time for God volunteer, Ann-Kathrin Brauchle arrives.

Thursday 31st August: Prayer and discussion group at Louise's house at 8pm. This group meets fortnightly.


ADVANCE NOTICES:

Sunday 3rd September: 10am The CPAS photographer will be visiting St Matthews and would be taking photos before the service starts. Please come early (St Matthews is under CPAS patronage).

Sunday 10th September: Picnic in the Park: Stratford Rising Stars Girls Brigade will be having a picnic in West Ham Park immediately after the service. Everyone is welcome to join them but please bring your own refreshments.

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

COURSE IN CHRISTIAN STUDIES: Resumes in September. All details including how to register can be found on the website at chelmsford.anglican.org

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 Sandra W for a form.



Our Vision for St Matthew's

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.

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!

DO YOU WANT A MEETING WITH REV. CHRISTIE? She will be available between 12noon - 3pm every Wednesday. If possible call the Office on 020 8221 0902 to arrange a date and a time.

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