Sunday 28th May 2017
Sunday after Ascension

Communion Service at 10:30am

Theme: Risen, Ascended, Glorified

Lead: Isobelle

Readings: Psalm 68:1-10, Acts 1:6-14 & John 17:1-11

Talk: Rev. Jeanette Meadway

THE COLLECT FOR THIS SUNDAY

Risen ascended Lord, you have raised our human nature to the throne of heaven: help us to seek and serve you, that we may join you at the Father's side, where you reign with the Spirit in glory, now and for ever.

Please join us for a cuppa after the service


NEXT SUNDAY

Sunday 4th June 2017
Pentecost

Morning Worship Service at 10:30am

Lead: Carmel

Readings: Psalm 104:26-end, Acts 2:1-21 & John 7:37-39

Talk: Dave E

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PRAYER FOCUS FOR THIS WEEK

  • Pray for the sick. In particular we continue to pray for Edward, Melody, Phyllis (Joyce's sister), Len, Tom, the Security Manager at Westfield, Marvia, Kathy and Chima.
  • Pray for all those affected by the Manchester bombing.
  • Pray for all Christian churches facing persecution.
  • Pray for all who are bereaved, lonely or alone.
  • Pray for all those who live in Keogh Road and those we met during the Outreach.
  • Pray for growth in our discipleship.
  • Pray for your friends and family that they may come to know Christ.
  • Pray for wisdom & discernment as the country prepares for a General Election next month.
  • Pray for Jeanette Meadway who is talking to us today & Richard Blyth who will be coming to talk to us on the 18th June.


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



Scripture for the Week: John 17:6-7

I have revealed you to those whom you gave me out of the world. They were yours; you gave them to me and they have obeyed your word. Now they know that everything you have given me comes from you.



NOTICES & INFORMATION

Stratford Rising Stars are not meeting as it is Half Term

Wednesday 31st May: Morning Prayer at 9am & coffee at 10am

Wednesday 31st May: Parents & Toddlers Group meets at 10:30am

Thursday 1st June: Bible Study Group meets at Len's house at 7:30pm

Thy Kingdom Come: Praying from Ascension Day (25th May) to Pentecost (4th June) - look out for small prayer books "Inspiring Prayer" on Welcome Desk and note that St Saviours is meeting at 8pm-9pm from Monday to Friday

ADVANCE NOTICES:

Wednesday 7th June: Deanery Synod Meeting at St Saviour's Forest Gate at 7:30pm.

Thursday 8th June: Prayer and discussion group at Louise's house at 8pm. This group meets fortnightly.

Sunday 11th June: Picnic in the Park - with Stratford Rising Stars following the Service.

Sunday 18th June: Fathers Day Service: Men to organise, visiting guest speaker. Also Fanni's leaving do, so service followed by Bring & Share meal.

Saturday 24th June: Outing to Margate - The Coach can hold 49 so please do come.

Saturday 29th July: Parish Outreach: Please meet at St Matthews at 10:30am



2017 - The year of Nurture and Growth, How would you like to feed and nurture your spiritual being.

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!

The PCC: Why not come along to our meeting next month and watch how decisions affecting St. Matthews are made. You might decide you want to be part of that decision-making and we've got a couple of spare places.

Health & Safety Person Needed: Does this sound like something you might be interested in knowing more about - then please see Christy or the Church Wardens.

Help Needed with Children's Ministry: Please speak to Christy or the Church Wardens if you would like to go onto the rota to help with our Children's Ministry during Sunday services.



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