Sunday 6th January 2019
2nd Sunday after Christmas


Morning Worship at 10:30am

Lead: Isobelle

Readings: Psalm 72:10-15, Isaiah 60:1-6, Matthew 2:1-12

Talk: Dave Eldridge

THE COLLECT FOR THIS SUNDAY

God our Father, in love you sent your Son that the world may have life. Lead us to seek him among the outcast and to find him in those in need, for Jesus Christ's sake. Amen

Please join us for a cuppa after the service

NEXT SUNDAY

Sunday 13th January 2019
2nd Sunday of Epiphany


Communion Service at 10:30am

Lead: Rev. Christy

Readings: Psalm 36:5-10, Isaiah 62:1-5, John 2:1-11

Talk: Rev. Christy


PRAYER FOR THE WEEK

  • and Give thanks for Edward's gift of life and continue to pray for full recovery.
  • for us here so we can hear what God's spirit is saying to our community.
  • for Alice Howsen, Joyce, Carmella, her son, Ann-Kathrin's mum; Margaret, Sandra W, and all others you are aware of for increasing wholeness of mind and body.
  • for persecuted Christians all over the world and all those who are marginalised and faced with injustice.
  • for wisdom for us to know how to deal with desperate situations and need on our doorstep.


Scripture for the Week: 2 Timothy 1:7

For the spirit God gave us does not make us timid, but gives us power, love and self-discipline. Those people who know they have great spiritual needs are happy, because the kingdom of heaven belongs to them.


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NOTICES & INFORMATION

Sunday 13th January: 10am Prayer in the Prayer room.

Wednesday 9th January: 9am-10am Morning prayer

Wednesday 9th January: Toddler group

Wednesday 9th January: 8pm; Bible study, here at St Matthews Church.

Wednesday group at Louise's house Meet alternate Wednesday Speak to John.


ADVANCE NOTICES:

Sunday 20th January: 12:30pm. Events planning day for 2019: Come with Ideas. Think about the Church Mission Statement. Think about what can impact positively on the Community outside the Church and within the Church so that we can grow and flourish

COURSES:

January 2019: Tuesday Evenings at St Johns Church New Way Course. Please pick up a leaflet from welcome desk.

Parish Evangelism Course: Thursday evenings at St John's Church from 7:30-9pm. Register now. It is free. Starts 2019 January; Pick up a form from the welcome desk.

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OTHER INFORMATION:

Joyce is now at Bakers Court Nursing home: (HC1)138, Little Ilford Lane. E12 5PJ

Mission Opportunity with New Way Night Shelter: Would you like to volunteer? Training will take place on Thursday 17th January 7pm at St Francis of Assisi Church 160 The Grove, Stratford E15 1NS. All welcome with friends and family. For more info contact Aggie: admin@newwayproject.org

Night Shelter volunteering/partnering with Salvation Army: Needing volunteers. Prepping starts at 5pm. Setting-up and bed-making: Basic training, 6-6:30pm Sunday 6th January. Contact Lee before arriving; see Carmel for further details.

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.

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

GROUPS FOR WELCOME & HOSPITALITY:

  • Group 1 resumes in January 2019
Duties to include:
  • Welcome visitors and new members.
  • Setting up and Clearing.
  • Serving tea and coffee and washing up.
  • Reporting needs and observations to wardens.

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