Sunday 24th September 2017
15th Sunday of Trinity

Communion Service at 10:30am

Lead: Isobelle

Readings: Psalm 105:37-end, Romans 14:13-23, Matthew 20:1-16

Talk: Rev. Christy

THE COLLECT FOR THIS SUNDAY

Lord God, defend your Church from all false teaching and give to your people knowledge of your truth, that we may enjoy eternal life in Jesus Christ our Lord.

Please join us for a cuppa after the service


NEXT SUNDAY

Sunday 1st October 2017
Harvest

Harvest Festival Service at 10:30am

Readings: Psalm 78:1-7, Exodus 17:1-7, Matthew 21:23-32

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PRAYER FOCUS FOR THIS WEEK

  • Pray for all those who live and work in Newham to know God's Peace and Guidance.
  • Pray for all those who live in Torrens Square and those we met during the Parish Outreach.
  • Pray for understanding and desire as we seek to grow in our relationship with Christ and our growth in number
  • Pray for all churches known as St Matthews
  • Pray for countries where hurricane and flood have affected many lives and for organisations that are working hard to support them.
  • Pray for all retired clergy, Readers and lay ministers
  • Pray for the baptism of William Kamsi Asinugo in October
  • Pray for Alphonsus for healing.
  • Pray for Families and Government of Mexico as they suffer the effect of the recent earthquake.

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: Romans 14:13

Therefore let us stop passing judgement on one another. Instead, make up your mind not to put any stumbling block or obstacle in the way of a brother of sister.



NOTICES & INFORMATION

Monday 25th Sept: Stratford Rising Stars meets at 6pm

Tuesday 26th Sept: Barking School of Discipleship: 7:30pm-9:15pm. This week "Discipleship & Prayer" with Rev. Graham Dowling (see Noticeboard for further details and to sign up for the course.)

Wednesday 27th Sept: Morning Prayer at 9am & coffee at 10am

Wednesday 27th Sept: Parents & Toddlers Group meet at 10:30am

Thursday 27th Sept: Bible Study Group meets at Len's house at 7:30pm

Friday 29th Sept: Free diabetes training for Carers: see Noticeboard for details. Call 020 8519 0800 to book a place.


ADVANCE NOTICES:

Sunday 1st Oct: Harvest Festival Service

Thursday 4th Oct: Prayer & Discussion Group at 8pm at Louiseā€™s house

Sunday 8th Oct: Baptism of Kamsi Asinugo

Saturday 14th Oct: Chelmsford Anglican Bible Conference - 10am-4pm. Pick up the invitation card from the welcome desk and book as soon as you can.

Register for 2018 On The Way Course: Pick up leaflet from the welcome desk

Register for Barking School of Discipleship: Every Tuesday at St John's

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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.

Thanks to everyone for making St Matthew's Community event a success

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!

Home Communion: Do you or anyone you know need to have Communion at home as you are unable to come to Church. Please telephone the Vicarage Office on 020 8221 0902 to arrange a date.

Harvest Festival Service: 1st October: please bring tinned or packet foods to distribute to distribute to the community.



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