Sunday 17th June 2018
Fathers Day

All Age Service at 10:30am

Theme: The Work Of The Holy Spirit; Equips Us To Witness, Empowers Us To Serve

Lead: Bevan

Readings: Psalm 5, Genesis 37:3-11, Matthew 5:38-48

Talk: Mike Dyer

THE COLLECT FOR THIS SUNDAY

God our Saviour, look on this wounded world in pity and in power; hold us fast to your promises of peace won for us by your Son, our Saviour Jesus Christ.

Please join us for a cuppa after the service

NEXT SUNDAY

Sunday 24th June 2018
4th Sunday after Trinity

Communion Service at 10:30am

Theme: The Work of the Holy Spirit; Regeneration

Lead: Rev. Christy

Readings: Psalm 85:7-end, Ezekiel 36:22-30, Colossians 3:1-14

Talk: Obi

PRAYER FOCUS FOR THIS WEEK

  • Pray for the bereaved, lonely and sick, especially Len, Matthew, Edward, Jeff Fraser, Alice Howsen, Carmella Gerber’s son, Suzan and Alphonso, Ann-Kathrin’s Mum, Margaret, Kathy.
  • Pray for all those who work or live in McGrath Road and those we met during the Parish Outreach.
  • Pray for world leaders, guide and support them in all that they do.
  • Pray for the Church and her life.
  • Pray for persecuted Christians all over the world.
  • Pray for all students preparing for exams.
  • Pray for young families grappling with the balance of having small children and working.



Scripture for the Week: Matthew 5:44-45

But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, that you may be children of your Father in heaven.


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.

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NOTICES & INFORMATION

Prayer

Saturday Join Carmel and others to pray for St Matthews Church at 9:30am-10:30am

Sunday Join Sandra E, Joyce and others for Prayers before the Service

Wednesday: Morning Prayer at 9am with coffee at 10am

Wednesday: Bible Study Group - Meets in Church at 7:30pm

Wednesday: Prayer & discussion group - meets every fortnight at Louise's house at 8pm

Children

Monday: Stratford Rising Stars Meets in Church at 6pm

Wednesday: Parents & Toddlers Group NO MEETING THIS WEEK


ADVANCE NOTICES:

Monday 18th June: PCC meeting at 7.30pm. Please collect your Papers

Saturday 23rd June: Day trip to Herne Hill. Have you have signed up?. Payment is £20 adult, £5 child, see John W.

Saturday 30th June: St John's Fundraising Concert for collapsed ceiling - 7:30pm. Tickets £5. Everyone welcome.

Sunday 8th July: Service of Appreciation for Obi & Ann. There will be a bring and share lunch afterwards.


OTHER INFORMATION:

WINDRUSH GENERATION: If you have been in the UK over 20 yrs and are worried about your immigration status, contact MP Lyn Brown on 020 7219 6999 and speak to a caseworker

CHURCH TEAMS: Following our Event Planning Meetings in January it was agreed that we would be put into groups, please see Christy to see which group you are now in.



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 2018 and other items of interest in Newham.

PETITION FOR ST MATTHEW'S SIGNPOST: Please do sign this petition if you have not yet done so. See the Welcome Desk.

DATA PROTECTION FORMS: Have you signed up yet, if you want us to be able to contact you, please collect and complete a Form from the Welcome Desk.

2018 Year of Growth (Acts 2:42-end)
Are you growing in your walk with the Lord? What has changed? What has helped you?

The Food Bank: Please use the Box provided. See Noticeboard for full list of items needed. Please give to the less privileged.

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!

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

CONFIRMATION & BAPTISM CLASSES: Anyone interested in being confirmed or baptised should speak to Christy. Classes start shortly.

ANTI-TERRORISM TRAINING: A short video is to be shown after the Service over the next few weeks, all members of the PCC need to see this.

ESOL EVENT (free) & SOCIAL MEDIA FOR CHARITIES: Please see Noticeboard for further information



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