Sunday 19th January 2019
Baptism of Christ - Epiphany 2

All Age Service at 10:30am

Theme: Epiphany

Lead: Christy

Readings: Psalm 40:1-12, 1 Corinthians 1:1-9, John 1:29-42

Talk: Sandra


Eternal Lord, our beginning and our end: bring us with the whole creation to your glory, hidden through past ages and made known in Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen

Please join us for a cuppa after the service


2 Chronicles 7:14
"if my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land".

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  • for us here.
  • for wisdom, discernment, and clear vision to realise what God has called us to be and do as we go into 2020.
  • that we may be united in the services of God's Kingdom here at St Matthew's.
  • to thank God for all who attended our Christmas services and those who were touched by the message they heard.
  • for our congregation to grow and for more members to be involved in the ministry of the church.
  • for new members to join us in Christ's mission.
  • for church members:
    Joyce, at Bakers Court Nursing home;
    Christy's Mum, for full recovery;
    Johnson, for a full recovery after brain surgery;
    And Elsbeth - who's daughter is mentally unwell, we pray for a full recovery & the restoration of a loving relationship.
  • for all those who are ill whose names are not mentioned.
  • for the lonely and the bereaved at home.
  • for the homeless people, especially during the cold weather.
  • for peace in our world.
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  • for the ministry at Westfield.
  • and think about one person whom you will bring to Alpha Course this year.


Monday: SRS 6pm.

PCC MEETING: Monday 20th January in church at 7:30pm

Morning prayer: this week 9am on Wednesday.

Wednesday bible study and prayer: meet in Church at 8:00pm. Theme Ephesians : studying letters to the Ephesians.

Could all members submit a list of events or activities that will enhance the mission and ministry of the church for the coming year so they can be entered on the 2020 Year Planner. Please put forward your dates. Meeting on either 26th January or 2nd February to discuss.

NOTE, Group 1 will be responsible for hospitality in January: Adrian, Alice W / Adam, Edward, Lillian/Jade, Noble, Pearla, Ileen, Cydney, Sally (Jennifer), Kathy, Gyles, & Rev Christy.

Our Prayer Ministers are Isobelle, Rev Sandra, Carmel, Pearla, Naomi and Novelette.

TODAY (Sunday 19th January) - 5:30pm Prayer at Westfield

Please pick up your copy of the letter from the vicar if you have not done so. Return your completed form in the box provided.

Toddler Group: will temporarily close in the new year UNLESS volunteers step forward to ensure this ministry continues.

FINAL CALL: The 2020 Newham On the Way course began Tuesday - 14th January - 7:30pm in the St. Stephen's Room at St. John's Church, Stratford. There's still time to join in.

Saturday 25th January: Epiphany Party for Inspire Westfield volunteers 12 noon - 4pm at St John's

Sunday 26th January: Mayor Rokhsana Fiaz is visiting St Matthew's 12 noon

Going forward for 2020: Thursday will be St Matthew's Prayer Day. A theme will be communicated each week. Please pray wherever you are and whenever convenient. You can also join Christy between 6pm & 7pm every Thursday to pray. This week's theme is for LOVE AND UNITY AMONGST CHURCH MEMBERS

Our Vision for St Matthews

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.

Don't forget Time out with God is every Monday except on Bank Holidays. Held at Mulberry House, Essex - To book please call: 01277 365 398 (option 4)

See Christy if you are interested in confirmation or baptism in 2020

FAITH in SCHOOLS: Volunteer in many ways to share the Resurrection Story with Newham's schools. See Carmel if interested.

Joyce is now at Bakers Court Nursing home: 138, Little Ilford Lane. E12 5PJ

Please prayerfully consider joining the Prayer Ministry Team here at St Matthews. Necessary training will be given, open to all members. This is an important act of love and support we can give each other.

St Katherine House: 2 Butchers House E14. A chance for quiet and reflection: 2nd Monday of every month, charge of £20 includes lunch. Call 0300 111 1147

Food Bank: Thanks to all who have donated towards the food bank - some supplies have been sent to RAMP, some given to an individual. Please continue your donation of non perishable foods and also include personal hygiene items as this is equally important.

Giving is part of our call to discipleship. You can give and support the Church regularly by setting up a Standing Order for St Matthews Church. See Isobelle for information.

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

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

If you would like to put any information on the notice sheet for Sunday, let Christy know in writing on the Monday prior.
Talk to Rev. Christy about: Baptism, Wedding, Bible Study and Volunteering. See Our Contact page for how to get in touch