This Week's Life Line 

Week commencing 22nd October 2017

Prayer for the week
Faithful Lord,
whose steadfast love never ceases
and whose mercies never come to an end:
grant us the grace to trust you
and to receive the gifts of your love,
new every morning,
in Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen

Readings for today
1 Thessalonians 1:1-10 page 1186
Matthew 22:15-22 page 990
Street Parish Church – Mark 9:42-50 pg 1013

Readings for the week
Monday         Psalm 98, 2 Chronicles 26.1-21 & John 13.1-11
Tuesday        Psalm 106, 2 Chron. 28 & John 13.12-20
Wednesday   Psalm 111, 2 Chronicles 29.1-19 & John 13.21-30
Thursday      Psalm 115, 2 Chron. 29.20-end & John 13.31-end
Friday           Psalm 139, 2 Chronicles 30 & John 14.1-14
Saturday       Psalm 116, Isaiah 45.18-end & Luke 6.12-16

THE PASTORAL VISITING TEAM
If you or someone you know is, or has been, unwell, and would like a chat with a friendly face, please call either the Church Office or Barbara Cowell, 01458 443397 One of the team will be only too happy to visit.
 
Please pray for:
  • Diana Greenfield as she sets out today, 22nd, for India with a group of students from Strode College
  • All those who are suffering as a result of the recent storms in the UK
  • Staff and pupils at our local schools as they enjoy half-term holidays
  •  International cooperation as the world faces disasters caused by climate change 

I would like to say thank you to those of you who pray for us in response to request in Lifeline.  Norman and I and our whole family are very aware of the power which those prayers release.  Personally I have never known such peace in the last 2-3 weeks as we have been adjusting. Whatever the problem, He is bigger!  Thankyou - please go on  praying!
 
Save the date:
Work Drop-In Tuesday November 7th 1pm to 5pm  Street  Parish Church
 
Don’t forget to wrap up warm and bring your torches whilst attending services in Street during October as the heat and light will not be switched on.  This is NOT a cost cutting measure, rather an exercise to raise awareness of the increasing costs which we face as a PCC, (see the October magazine for more facts and figures).
 
Join us for BIG WORSHIP on Saturday 28th October at Mission Church.
6pm for 6.30 start. "Coming back to the heart of worship"  Music led by Rowena and Nigel Steady and band.
  
Glitter and Glow
Our alternative halloween party celebrating Jesus as the true light of the world will be taking place on the 31st October from 5.30 – 7pm at the Mission church.  Crafts and activities aimed at primary school age children with food provided.  If anybody is able to help at this event please speak to Hannah or contact her on hannah.l.northcott@gmail.com or 07890189938.  Any clean jam jars gratefully received for one of the crafts.  Thank you.
 
The 5th Sunday
The service at Street Parish Church on October 29th will be “Morning Worship with a Difference” and not “Worship with a Difference” as was advertised.  All are welcome!
Sorry for any confusion.
There is also a Benefice Communion at Compton Dundon, both starting at 10.30am.
 
All Souls Service
This will be held on Thursday 2nd November at 7pm at Street Parish Church; please invite friends or neighbours who you think would benefit from such a service.
 
At 6am on Sunday 22nd October Diana Greenfield will gather with 9 students and one other staff member from Strode College to begin their journey to The Mathieson Music School on the outskirts of Kolkata in India.  They will be staying for two weeks travelling home on 5/6th November. Please pray for the trip, both the travelling to and from India and for the variety of experiences that the students will encounter.  Also pray for Diana as she seeks to pastorally support the group.  There is limited internet access at the school so Diana is hoping to up load a regular travel blog for people to follow the trip.  You can follow this at www.offexploring.com/dmgreenfield
Please note that there will be no JAM at Walton on 14th and 21st October.
 
Holy Trinity Walton Christmas Quiz, price £2.00, is now available. Please contact Pat Moxey at 9, Bluestone Court, Oxendale, Street, BA16 0NF or telephone 01458 443689.
 
I am excited that The Mission Church in Street is hosting a Bath and Wells Diocese event partnering with CMS (The Church Mission Society) on Saturday 11 November, entitled, ‘Mission Is …..’
This is a free event between 10.00 and 3.30, it is a day looking at local pioneer mission and what God is doing globally.
The main speaker is Ram Prasad Shrestha. Based in Kathmandu, Nepal, Ram Prasad trains and equips Asian Christians for pioneering mission in tough places. You’ll be truly inspired by his story and his heart.
I pray this day will help you to think about and reflect on Mission, and how you and your parish could be involved locally and how you can prayerfully support mission overseas.
Please note it is not a fund raising day.
Please join us to discover how you and your church can be set free to join in God’s mission – whether overseas or over the road.
Due to limited places, pre-booking is essential. Visit the Church
Mission Society website to book your place or for further information email Jane Tompsett, jktompsett@googlemail.com.
Leaflets are available at the back of the churches.
 
Modern slavery
The Bishop of Derby, Alastair Redfern came on Wednesday 18/10 to talk in Wells Cathedral on the problem of modern day slavery. Bishop Alistair told us that trading in people is the 2nd most profitable business in the world and soon to take over from drugs. Trading in people is less risky than trading in drugs.
On Tuesday 17th at Lambeth Palace the Clewer Initiative was launched which seeks to enable the Church of England dioceses and wider church networks to develop strategies for detecting modern slavery in their communities and help provide victim support and care.
In 2007 we celebrated 200 years since William Wilberforce’s abolishment of the very visible face of slavery. Nowadays slavery is still present but less visible; there are an estimated 11,700 potential victims of modern slavery in the United Kingdom.
One of the reasons for this increase is the “globalisation of indifference”, it was suggested we went on to the ‘Unchosen’ website,http://unchosen.org.uk/films/gallery/ to see the 2 minute ‘what do you see?’ video clip.
Last year there were 60 investigations into slavery in Somerset. People involved in the construction industry, fishing, agriculture, car washes, beauty parlours and nail bars. In Bristol in one raid, 9 nail bars were found to have Vietnamese slaves.
In the UK it costs around £750 to buy someone for domestic servitude.
To ask for advice call the modern slavery helpline 08000 121 700, or report nonemergency suspicious activity to your local police on 101 so they can investigate and help the invisible people be seen.  
Jane Tompsett
 

What’s on this week
Monday
       7.30am – Morning Prayers – Mission Church
Tuesday
       7.30am – Morning Prayers – Mission Church
       2pm – Prayer & Planning – Street Parish Church
       2.30pm – Tuesday Afternoon Group – Mission Church
Wednesday
       7.30am – Missions Prayer – Mission Church
       10.00am - Mid week Communion - Mission Church
       10.00am – Walton Tots – Walton Church
       7.30pm – Handbell practice – Mission Church
Thursday
       7.00am – Morning Prayers – Walton Church
       10.30am - Coffee morning - Walton Church
        11.30am - Mid week communion – Walton
Saturday
       6.30pm – Big Worship – Mission Church
Sunday
       10.30am – Benefice Communion – Compton Dundon Church
       10.30am – Morning Worship – Street Parish Church
       
 
Revd. Sharon Walker 01458 442297 sharonannewalker@hotmail.com
Prayer chain – Bob & Vera Parker 01458 442906, Sharon Walker 01458 442297
Office - churchoffice8@gmail.com  01458 442671
Treasurer – Sonia Beaty 01458 442966 sonia.beaty@gmail.com
Copy for next LifeLine to Sonia Beaty by midday next Thursday - holytrinitylifeline@gmail.com