Last Week's Life Line

Week commencing 9th January 2022
God Centred
 
Readings
Exodus 20.1-17 & Matthew 22.34-40
 
Prayer for the week
Creator of the heavens,
who led the Magi by a star
to worship the Christ-child:
guide and sustain us,
that we may find our journey’s end
in Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen
 
For your prayers
The family and friends of David Edwards, whose funeral service is on Wednesday (12th January) in Mendip Crematorium. For all those in our churches who are unwell, are awaiting hospital appointments or surgery.
 
New Sermon Series
This Sunday (9th January) we begin our new sermon series 'being church'. Over the next few weeks, we will explore aspects of what it means to 'be church'; the people, not the building!
  
Tuesday Prayer Meeting
We will no longer be sending a weekly Zoom link for this prayer meeting on Tuesdays at 8am, but you will find the link (which will be the same for each week) on our website calendar. All are warmly welcome to join us as we pray for the world and for one another.
 
House Groups
If you want to explore some of the subjects covered on Sundays in more detail, why not consider joining one of our house groups? The questions they will be discussing can be found on our website.
 
Collections in church
During Covid, we are not passing the collection plate around in services but it will be available at the back of church if you wish to give in this way. Please speak to your church treasurer about other ways of giving to the life and ministry of our churches.
 
SWCD Churches Book Group
The new book we will be reading this time is the first of a trilogy 'Springtime at Hope Hall' by Pam Rhodes (from Songs of Praise). If you would like to join us, please get hold of a copy, available as they say in all good bookshops. We will meet to discuss the book on a day and time to be confirmed.
 
PCC's
Our 3 PCC's will be meeting in the week commencing Monday 17th January. Please pray for your PCC and encourage them as they serve in this important way.
 
New Year, New Ministry
We are always encouraged when people step forward to serve in the life and work of our churches. Please speak to a church warden or Ana if you are prompted to take on a new area of service in 2022. 
  
BENEFICE CHARITABLE GIVING 2022 
The benefice charitable giving group are now looking for recommendations for charities and organisations for each of our parishes to support in 2022.  Full details and the guidelines, agreed by our PCC’s, on the process we follow and the kinds of organisations we would like to support, can be found in January ‘Life’ magazine.  Please let us have your nominations by Monday 24 January either on paper via the office or by email to lawrencekv@aol.com.  Thank you.  Kevin Lawrence
 
OPENDOORS@THEMISSION 
On Thursday 20th January, 10am-12.30pm we are opening the doors of the Mission Church to all.  Whether for a coffee & a chat, a quiet corner to read the paper or check emails (wifi & daily papers available), or to tackle a board game or jigsaw,  all are welcome!  OpenDoors@themission is for anyone in our community who wants to come along and feel free to share the invitation. We also have posters available if you have places you could display them.  Please contact Kevin Lawrence lawrencekv@aol.com for a poster or more information
 
Time to Pray
The latest edition of our benefice prayer diary (January - March) is available on the website. There are some copies in each of our churches, if you need further printed copies, please contact the church office.
 
Games afternoon
Come and join us for some indoor games (board games etc) in Holy Trinity Walton on Wednesday 26th January at 2pm. Bring a favourite game with you or just come along and enjoy the fun. Please contact Liz Selway if interested on 01458 210236 or email trandeas8@gmail.com
  
Missing spectacles
A pair of glasses were left on a pew in Walton Church after the benefice service on Sunday 2nd January. They are in a soft Specsavers case. They will be at the Mission church for collecting.
  
What’s On this week
Sunday 9th      
9.15am    Holy Communion, Holy Trinity, Walton
10am       Morning Worship, Compton Dundon
10.30am  SofaSunday@themission, Mission Church
11am       Holy Communion, Street Parish Church
Tuesday         
8am         Prayer meeting (Zoom)
1.30pm    David Edwards’ funeral, Mendip Crematorium
7pm         Walton Housegroup (Zoom)
Wednesday    
10am       Holy Communion, Mission Church
7.30pm    Handbell Practise, Street Mission Church
Thursday        
10.30am  Coffee morning, Holy Trinity, Walton
11.30am  Friends of Walton Church meeting, HT Walton
Friday             
9.30am    Little Stars, Street Mission Church
Sunday 16th    
8.30am    Holy Communion, Street Parish Church
9.15am    Morning Worship, Holy Trinity Walton
10am       Holy Communion, Compton Dundon
10.30am  Communion@themission, Mission Church