Sunday 19th November 2017
2nd Sunday before Advent

All-age Service at 10:30am

Theme: Well Done Good & Faithful Servant

Lead: Christy

Readings: Psalm 90:1-11, Zephaniah 1:7, 12-18, Matthew 25:14-30

Talk: Christy

THE COLLECT FOR THIS SUNDAY

Heavenly Lord, you long for the world's salvation: stir us from apathy, restrain us from excess and revive in us new hope that all creation will one day be healed in Jesus Christ our Lord.

Please join us for a cuppa after the service


NEXT SUNDAY

Sunday 26th November 2017
Sunday before Advent

Communion Service at 10:30am

Lead: Izzy

Readings: Psalm 95:1-7, Ezekiel 34:11-16, 20-24, Matthew 25:31-end

Talk: Christy

PRAYER FOCUS FOR THIS WEEK

  • Pray for all the Newway Homeless Project and for all the volunteers.
  • Pray for the sick, especially Alphonsus, Matthew and Edward.
  • Pray for all those who live in Ham Park Road and those we met during the Parish Outreach.
  • Pray for all those who work in the emergency services providing 24-hour care and protection.
  • Pray for the re-launch of Stratford Street Pastors.
  • Pray that we may honour the past and put our faith in the God of truth and justice.
  • Pray for all those caught up in wars around our world.

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: Matthew 25:20-21

"Master", he said, "you entrusted me with five bags of gold. See I have gained five more" His master replied "Well done, good and faithful servant! You have been faithful with a few things; I will put you in charge of many things. Come and share your master's happiness!"

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NOTICES & INFORMATION

Monday 20th: PCC Meeting at 8pm. Please collect your Agenda from the Welcome Desk

Monday 20th: Stratford Rising Stars - meets at 6pm. Help needed.

Tuesday 21st: Barking School of Discipleship: 7:30pm-9:15pm. This week "Discipleship & Evangelism" with Revd. Chigor Chike (see Noticeboard for further details)

Tuesday 21st: Lecture at St Paul's 6.30pm-8pm "Forgiveness: A Journey to Freedom". Free admission (See Noticeboard for further details)

Wednesday 22nd: Morning Prayer at 9am & coffee at 10am

Wednesday 22nd: Parents & Toddlers Group meet at 10:30am. Help needed

Wednesday 22nd: Bible Study Group meets at Len's house at 7:30pm

Thursday 23rd: Stella Watson's funeral at the City of London Crematorium at 2pm. Anyone who knew her is welcome to attend.


ADVANCE NOTICES:

Thursday 14th December: Christmas meal at The Golden Fleece Pub in Capel Road. Variety of menus on offer. Please sign the sheet at the back of the Church if you're interested in attending. Payment will be needed by 26th November (see Wardens or Sandra W)


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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.

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.

STRATFORD STREET PASTORS: are relaunching on 24th November at Highway Vineyard, 88a Romford Road. For further details contact Anya Hiley on newham@streetpastors.org.uk

Time to Share: Celebration of evangelism in our multicultural, multi-lingual society by the Bishop of Barking at St Paul's on Wednesday, 22nd November at 7:30pm

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 enjoy singing? Then why not give your name to John or Ann-Kathrin and join in the singing of carols both in the Church and around the parish this Christmas

Church T Shirts: Large and XL sizes only at a cost of £7



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