Sunday 10th March 2019
First Sunday in Lent


Communion at 10:30am

Lead: Isobelle

Readings: Psalm 91:1-11, Romans 10:8-13, Luke 4:1-13

Talk: Rev. Christy

THE COLLECT FOR THIS SUNDAY

Heavenly Father, your Son battled with the powers of darkness, and grew closer to you in the desert: help us to use these days to grow in wisdom and prayer that we may witness to your saving love in Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen

Please join us for a cuppa after the service

NEXT SUNDAY

Sunday 17th March 2019
2nd Sunday in Lent


All Age service at 10:30am

Lead: Rev. Christy

Readings: Psalms 27, Phillipians 3:7-4:1, Luke 13:13-31

Talk: Carmel


PRAYER FOR THE WEEK

  • for us here so we can hear what God's spirit is saying to our community.
  • for Alice Howsen, Jeff, Joyce, Ann-Kathrin's mum; Margaret, Carmella recovering from a recent operation, Sandra W, Edward, and all others you are aware of for increasing wholeness of mind and body
  • for the lonely and the bereaved.
  • for persecuted Christians all over the world and all those who are marginalised and faced with injustice.
  • for the Church, its life and the leaders.
  • for wisdom for us to know how to deal with desperate situations and need on our doorstep.
  • for all those who are struggling to make ends meet and for the homeless.
  • for the ministry at Westfield and its volunteers.
  • for our troubled world especially Nigeria as they prepare to vote for the next leaders.

Scripture for the Week: 2 Chronicles 7:14
If my people who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and heal their land.

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NOTICES & INFORMATION

Wednesday 13th March: 9am-10am Morning prayer.

Wednesday 13th March: 10:30am-1pm; Toddler group. Help is really needed. None at the moment.

Wednesday 13th March: 8pm-9pm; Bible study, here at St Matthews Church

Wednesday group at Louise's house Meet alternate Wednesday. See John.


ADVANCE NOTICES:

FAITH IN SCHOOLS: Volunteer in many ways to share the Resurrection Story Monday 18th & 25th March 8:30am-12pm

10th March: Christy to meet with Sue, Pearla & Sandra after church.

12th March: LENT COURSES; Combating Modern Slavery - Emmanuel Church 7:15pm

13th March: St Matthews Lent 'Broken' Based on a TV series.

15th-16th March: Residential Retreats 4-6pm St Katharine's House

COURSE IN SPIRITUAL DIRECTION: training course. Apply by 15th March call 020 8590 0813

17th March: Christy meet with Prayer ministry team

18th March: Monday: PCC 7:30pm

20th March: Unconscious Bias Training 7:30pm-9:30pm St Johns Stratford

27th March: Jesus the unanswered question. St Paul's Cathedral. 6:30pm-8:00pm with Rowan Williams ­­­­­­

31st March: Mothering Sunday. Ladies of the church to organise. Under 40's to take an active role.



Our Vision for St Matthews

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.

OTHER INFORMATION:

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

St Katherine House: 2 Butchers House E14. A chance for quiet and reflection: 2nd Monday of every month, charge of £20 includes lunch. Call 0300 111 1147

Food Bank: See labelled container. Donate non-perishable food, toiletries and nappies. Many would be grateful you did.

Giving is part of our call to discipleship. You can give and support the Church regularly by setting up a Standing Order for St Matthews 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.

GROUPS FOR WELCOME & HOSPITALITY:

  • Group 3 March
Duties to include:
  • Welcome visitors and new members.
  • Offer tea/coffee to visitors.
  • Chat with them and make them feel welcome.
  • Setting up and Clearing.
  • Serving tea and coffee and washing up.

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