Sunday 6th May 2018
6th Sunday of Easter

Morning Worship Service at 10:30am

Lead: Isobelle

Readings: Psalm 98, Acts 10:44-end, John 15:9-17

Talk: Sandra E

THE COLLECT FOR THIS SUNDAY

Risen Christ, by the lakeside you renewed your call to your disciples: help your Church to obey your command and draw the nations to the fire of your love, to the glory of God the Father.

Please join us for a cuppa after the service

NEXT SUNDAY

Sunday 13th May 2018
Sunday after Ascension

Communion Service at 10:30am

Lead: Dave E

Readings: Psalm 1, Acts 1:15-17 & 21-end, John 17:16-19

Talk: Sarian Pyne-Bailey

PRAYER FOCUS FOR THIS WEEK

  • Pray for the bereaved, lonely and sick, especially Len currently in hospital, Matthew, Edward, Jeff Fraser, Alice Howsen, Carmella Gerber's son and Fitzroy (Sheva's husband) Novelette's mum, Dean, Judith's son, Suzan and Alphonso
  • Pray for all those who work or live in Carnarvon Road and those we met during the Parish Outreach.
  • Pray that the good news of the cross may be heard by many
  • Pray for persecuted Christians all over the world
  • Pray for an end to the violence in London and other areas
  • Pray for all who face challenges of any kind that they may find faith and hope in the risen Christ
  • Pray for the results of the local elections. May the right people now be in place to take London forward


Scripture for the Week: John 15:9-11

"As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you. Now remain in my love. If you keep my commands, you will remain in my love, just as I have kept my Father's commands and remain in his love".

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NOTICES & INFORMATION

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

Every Sunday 10am: Join Sandra E, Joyce and others for Prayers before the Service.

Stratford Rising Stars: Next Meeting is on Monday 7th May at 6pm.

Morning Prayer: Wednesday 9th May at 9am and coffee at 10am.

Parents & Toddlers Group: Next meeting Wednesday 9th May at 10:30am.

Bible Study Group: Wednesday 9th May at 7:30pm. Meet in the Church.

Tuesday, 8th May - Developing Discipleship: Study day at St Mary's Church Loughton, speaker Rowan Williams, further details Sandra W.


ADVANCE NOTICES:

Sunday, 13th May: Evening Service at Westfield at 5:30pm

Monday, 14th May - Prayer for the Community: 7:15pm-9:15pm at Manor Park Christian Centre, 454 High Street North E12 6RH

Wednesday, 16th May: Prayer & discussion group - meets every fortnight at Louise's house.

Saturday, 19th May: 9am-1pm Vocations Day Christchurch Wanstead (see Notices in Church)

Monday, 21st May: PCC at 7:30pm.

Saturday, 16th June: Love Stratford advance notice that we will need volunteers on this day to help with badge making and table tennis at St John's, Stratford.



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.

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.

Obi will be leaving us soon after she returns from her placement, if you wish to donate towards a leaving present please give your money to Carmella G or Sandra W, it will be a bring and share day.

Vocations Day (19th May): See Advance Notices for May. Please give your name to Sandra W if you are available to attend this Vocations Day with Christy.



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