This Week's Life Line 

Week commencing 30th April 2017

Prayer for the week
Risen Christ,
you filled your disciples with boldness and fresh hope:
strengthen us to proclaim your risen life
and fill us with your peace,
to the glory of God the Father. Amen

Readings for the week
Monday         Psalm 139, Proverbs 4.10-18 & James 1.1-12
Tuesday        Psalm 98, Deuteronomy 5.22-end & Ephesians 1.15-end
Wednesday   Psalm 105, Deuteronomy 6 & Ephesians 2.1-10
Thursday      Psalm 137, Deuteronomy 7.1-11 & Ephesians 2.11-end
Friday           Psalm 107, Deuteronomy 7.12-end & Ephesians 3.1-13
Saturday       Psalm42,Deuteronomy 8 & Ephesians 3.14-end
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:-
  • Jane Tompsett as she visits the Northern Diocese of Zambia from 28th April to 4th May
  • All politicians as they prepare for elections both local and national and for the electorate as they decide how to vote
  • The rapidly escalating famine in the Yemen and for all aid agencies seeking to bring relief
  • The sick:-,  Ruth Dyga, Michael Kidd and Susan Hillyer 

WOMEN TOGETHER  Saturday 6th May, 9.30 for 10am till 3pm, at Mission Church, with guest speaker  Patsy Southway speaking on Song of Songs 2v10-14.   All ladies very welcome! 
♥ This is a free event but donations welcomed
♥ Parking is restricted at church  ~ please park at Cranhill Road carpark, BA16 0BY, £2.40 for the day
♥ Bring your own lunch; drinks and light refreshments provided
♥ For further details, speak to Elizabeth Cottell or Mahalia Purchase
♥ Please let us know you are coming:  email or phone Elizabeth on 446126 
Most of us know Farag, Raga, Lydia and Fadi Hanna. They are an Egyptian missionary family, currently serving the Lord in Melbourne, Australia and living by faith.  The church has supported them through the tithe up until March 2017 and we are now looking for individuals who might like to give towards their ministry.  Would you consider being a part of Farag’s monthly support team?   This would entail committing to a fixed monthly amount of your choice, which would be paid by standing order into the church account and then forwarded directly to Farag's bank account.   Please see the flyers at the back of the church or speak to Elizabeth Cottell (446126) or Bernard Sinclair (07773552657)fo rfurther information.
Thank you! 
New Thursday evening Homegroup.
Starting on 27th April at 7.30pm at the home of Marion Hicks, 15 Wilfrid Road, Street, led by Caroline Riall. If you haven't tried a homegroup before, why not come along and see what it is like?
Please keep the following dates free: 
17th June, 3.30pm – cream teas at Street Parish Church in aid of the Bell Tower Appeal.
7th October, 7-30pm at Strode Theatre.  Concert of local musical talent.  In aid of the Bell Tower Appeal Fund. 
Further details will follow shortly.
Please note that there is NO Prayer and Planning Meeting at Street Parish Church tomorrow, Monday 1st May.
A big thank you to all those who supported me in my marathon event; I managed to raise just over £1000 for the NSPCC.  Unfortunately I was unable to complete the marathon (I did 25.1 miles), I am home and well now.  It was a great privilege to be able to raise money for such a good cause.
Walton mid-week Communion
Please note that as from Thursday 4th May, this will start at the slightly later time of 11.45am.
Beetle Drive, 12th May, 7 for 7.30pm, Holy Trinity Walton
Join us for a fun evening.  Bring your own drinks, other refreshments will be provided.
24 hour prayer – Sun14th May, Mission Church prayer room
This has come out of Pete Gregg’s book ‘Dirty Glory’, see also Bernard’s article in the April magazine.
There will be a sign up sheet at the back of the Mission Church (going up Monday 1st May) which you can fill in.  Please feel free to pop in and pray on the day, even if you haven’t signed up for that slot.
Street Financial Appeal
Thank you to everyone who has responded to the recent appeal.
A summary of the responses is set out below:
We had 24 forms returned, 10 want to keep their giving as it is, 10 will/ have already increased their giving, resulting in an additional £140 a month  and 4 want to keep their giving the same but have given a one off donation, totalling £520.  Some people have increased their giving and not returned forms.
In total we have received £4170 in lump sums since the start of the campaign in December and increases in giving should yield an additional £2990 for 2017. 
In summary, the one off donations plus the increase in giving will total £7160 and we need approx. £8800 to get through the year, a shortfall of £1640, so it looks as though we are still not going to make it to the end of the year.
I would just like to say thanks to everyone who has prayed and responded so far.  If you haven’t responded but feel that God has spoken to you regarding your level of giving, please don’t think that you have ‘missed the boat’.  Increases in weekly/monthly giving can be made at whatever time of the year and we will always welcome additional one off donations.

What’s on this week

7.30am – Morning prayers – Mission Church
9.30am – Mums Fitness – Mission Church
2.30pm – Tuesday Afternoon Group – Mission Church
3.15pm – Kids Club - Walton Church
7pm – Walton Homegroup – Walton Church
7.30am – Morning prayers – Mission Church
10am - Mid week Communion - Mission Church
10am – Walton Tots – Walton Church
4pm – Gospel choir practice – Mission Church
7.30pm - Handbell Practice - Mission Church
7.15am – Morning prayres – Walton Church
10.30am - Coffee morning - Walton Church
11.30am - Mid week communion – Walton
7.30pm – Homegroup – 15 Wilfrid Road, Street.
9.30am – Little Stars – Mission Church
5pm – Takeaway Church – Walton Church
7pm – Youth Group – Walton Church
9.30am – Women Together – Mission Church
5pm – Beulah – Walton Church
9.30am – Sunrise – Mission Church
10:00am – Family Worship - Compton Dundon
10:30am – 1st Sunday Praise - Mission Church
10.30am – Sung Communion – Street Parish Church
6.30pm – Churches Together Refresh – Mission Church

Revd. Sharon Walker 01458 442297
Prayer chain – Bob & Vera Parker 01458 442906, Sharon Walker 01458 442297
Office -  01458 442671
Treasurer – Sonia Beaty 01458 442966
Copy for next LifeLine to Sonia Beaty by next Thursday, midday