This Week's Life Line 

Week commencing 20th August 2017

Prayer for the week
Lord of heaven and earth,
as Jesus taught his disciples to be persistent in prayer,
give us patience and courage never to lose hope,
but always to bring our prayers before you;
through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen

Readings for today
Romans 11:1-2a, 29-32 page 1138
Matthew 15:21-28 page 983
Street Parish Church – Mark 8:27-30 page 1012

Readings for the week
Monday         Psalm 71, Proverbs 1.1-19 & Mark 2.23-3.6
Tuesday        Psalm 73, Proverbs 1.20-end & Mark 3.7-19a
Wednesday   Psalm 77, Proverbs 2 & Mark 3.19b-end
Thursday      Psalm 86, Genesis 28.10-17 & John 1.43-end
Friday           Psalm 55, Proverbs 3.27-4.19 & Mark 4.21-34
Saturday       Psalm 76, Proverbs 6.1-19 & Mark 4.35-end
 
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:
  • Families living in poverty, and those who seek to feed and care for children in the school holidays
  • Wisdom for world leaders as tensions grow between N. Korea and the USA
  • Tolerance and understanding between people of different ethnic groups and faiths
  • The people of Freetown, Sierra Leone, as they cope with the devastation and loss of life caused by the recent storms and mudslide 

Save the dates
24th September, 11.30am, Mission Church -  Shared meal with holiday souvenir raffle
30th September , 7.30pm, Millfield - Mercy Ships Fundraiser
7th October, 7-30pm, Strode Theatre - Concert of local musical talent.  In aid of the Bell Tower Appeal Fund
19th October, 7.30pm, Mission Church - The Hiding Place, Oddments Theatre.
 
Walton news
During the weeks of August we will be having a prayer time on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings from 6.30pm till 7.00pm. It would be really good if as many people could support this and commit to at least one session a week. 
 
The main thrust is to pray into what God wants us to do and how.
His vision for our local Church, the Village and community.
To pray against strongholds and freedom of the Holy Spirit to guide us.
To pray about the new Children's groups starting in September.
To pray about the next Alpha Course we will be running, starting  at 7.00pm, Wednesday 20th September 2017. 
Please commit and support this for the building of the Kingdom.

Sewing machines wanted
Do you have an unwanted sewing machine?  If you would like to donate it to Walton for their children’s clubs, please contact Sharon Knight on 07931 325 288. Thanks.
 
1st Sunday Praise – help needed
We are short of a technician to project the words for the first Sunday of the month praise service.  The way it is constructed means literally all you have to do is press the forward button.  Please could you let Suzie(suzieattheoldvic@googlemail.com) know if you could help us out on this occasion. Thanks
 
Street PCC have decided that as from 3rd September we will resume the taking of an offertory during our main services in both churches.  The collection will be passed around during a period of reflection.
 
Food Store
There is a box for donations of food for those in need at the back of the Mission Church. We especially need tins of fish, vegetables, meat, soup, fruit, creamed rice, evaporated milk and spaghetti etc. Other suggestions are breakfast cereals, long life milk, tea bags, jam, marmalade, healthy snacks and other snacks for children and any other NON PERISHABLE items. Thank you.
 
Bugfest Show… Sunday 17th September at HTC, Walton.
Doors open 2pm, show starts at 2.30pm.
Come and join Nick and his group of creepy crawly friends.  A great informative and educational time for all the family.
As in previous years, there will be a BBQ to follow with refreshments.
Tickets available on the door.  ALL WELCOME
 
Prayer and Planning at Street Parish Church
Please note that there will be NO Prayer and Planning tomorrow, 21st August.  Also, no meeting on Bank Holiday 28th August.
Starting from September our meetings will be held on Tuesdays instead of Mondays, so our next meeting is September 5th at 1.30. Everyone is welcome to join us as we pray and plan for the future.

Street Parish Church: “Work Drop-In”
Are you able to wield a paintbrush?  Use secateurs?  Climb a ladder to clean windows?  Put a foot on the bottom of a ladder?  Make coffee or wash up for the other workers?
On Friday September 1st we’re holding a “Work Drop-In” at Street Parish Church from 10am to 4pm when we will work together to do some inside and (weather permitting!) outside jobs that need doing before Winter.  
Feel free to join us for an hour or to stay for the whole day if you’d like to!  Drinks and biscuits will be provided throughout the day but you’ll need to bring your own lunch, or take a trip to the chippie!
If you have your own paintbrush/secateurs/loppers that would be great but, if you haven’t, don’t let that put you off as some will be available.  Those of us who live locally might also bring a ladder…..(!)
Any questions?  Contact Jill on 01458 440293 or jep@psmail.net    All welcome!
 
Music, Magic & Making a Difference.  Saturday 30th September at Millfield.  Mercy Ships fundraiser. 
Early bird tickets at £5 only till end August ~ get your ticket from Elizabeth or Sonia at the office. 
[if we haven't sold 50 tickets by the end of August, the event will be cancelled, so if you plan to come, please buy your tickets now!] 
 
I am away on holiday for a week from 26th August so will be preparing Lifeline for 2 weeks on Thursday 24th August.  Please let me have any material for those 2 weeks by Thursday 24th, 12 noon.  Thanks, Sonia.

What’s on this week

Monday
       7.00am – Morning Prayers – Mission Church
Tuesday
       7.30am – Morning Prayers – Mission Church
       6.30pm – Prayer – Walton Church
Wednesday
       7.30am – Morning Prayers – Mission Church
       10.00am - Mid week Communion - Mission Church
       6.30pm – Prayer – 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
        6.30pm – Prayer – Walton Church
Sunday
       10.00am – Holy Communion – Compton Dundon Church
       10.00am – Songs of Praise – Walton Church
       10.30am – Holy Communion – Mission 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