Last Week's Life Line

Week commencing 13th October 2019

Prayer for the week

Gracious God,
you call us to fullness of life:
deliver us from unbelief
and banish our anxieties
with the liberating love of Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen
Readings for today
Psalm 66.1-11 page 581
2 Timothy 2.8-15 page 1195
Luke 17.11-19 page 1051
Readings for the week
Monday         Psalm 71,Ezekiel 10.1-19 & Mark 14.1-11
Tuesday        Psalm 73, Ezekiel 11.14-end & Mark 14.12-25
Wednesday   Psalm 77, Ezekiel 12.1-16 & Mark 14.26-42
Thursday      Psalm 78.1-39, Ezekiel 12.17-end & Mark 14.43-52
Friday           Psalm 145, Isaiah 55 & Luke 1.1-4
Saturday       Psalm 76, Ezekiel 14.1-11 & Mark 14.66-end
Prayer Topics:
Please pray, whether in Church or at home, for –

  • Our country during this period of considerable political stress and as significant deadlines rapidly approach.
That discussion with the EU can proceed and find a Brexit agreement that is mutually acceptable.
That our politicians focus on what is in the best interest for the whole of the country.
  • Those who, as winter and the colder weather approaches, will have difficulty keeping warm and safe – praying especially for
those with limited family budgets where heating and food will jostle for priority,
those who are homeless or are rough sleepers being without shelter during the nights or in poor weather.
  • Those who are facing one or more of life’s major stresses – whether in personal relationship, house moves, employment or the lack of it – we pray that God’s hand will be in their lives guiding any decisions to be made and that He will give them peace of mind
  • Those known to us who have recently died and for their family and friends as they grieve; praying that they may know the Lord’s love and support in the coming days. 
  • Those known to us who are currently unwell or infirm and for all the health care professionals at every level who care for them and for their families and others who support them – praying especially for those who have had or are facing major surgery or are awaiting the outcome from investigations at hospital. 
  • And we give thanks for -
The doctors and nurses at Southmead who cared for Pauline and for God being with her, David and the family during that time.  May they know God’s peace and love as Pauline returns home to recover from her bleed and we continue to pray that Pauline will recover fully.  

For these and all things we pray in the name of Jesus.               Amen
Prayer Requests and Prayer Topics:
Prayer requests or mentions and suggested topics, for this section of Lifeline, are most welcome and can be submitted by email to –
Due to print deadlines, any prayer requests or suggested topics should be made by early on Thursday 17th October if they are to be included in the Lifeline issued the following Sunday 20th October.

Pat Moxey’s Christmas Quiz is available now from the Churchwardens at £2 each.
Operation Christmas Child
Shoe boxes are available at every Church now.  The deadlines are early November.  Please note that this year toothpaste and sweets are NOT allowed due to a change in customs. Thanks, Sandra Gristock.
Pet Service, Street Parish Church, 20th October, 4pm
There are some flyers available for this service.  Please  take a few and deliver  to your neighbours so that word will get round.  Thanks Suzie.
Sunday Munch 
Join us on Sunday 27th October after the service at Mission church for fellowship lunch and a game.  Bring your own sandwich or salad, or something to pop in the microwave.   Optional card/board games after lunch - much fun to be had by all!  

Walton Housegroup
We will be re-starting the group this Tuesday, 15th October with informal chatter and prayer. Royal Oak Walton, 7pm.
Compton Big Breakfast, 16th November, Meadway Hall
Please contact Martyn (273455) or Helen (274427) for further information.
WANTED - prizes for the Tearfund Raffle. Please leave in the Mission Church for Elizabeth. Thanks so much! 
Our Father in heaven, hallowed by Your Name.  Your kingdom come, Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven… Come and share time with the Father in the prayer room.Friday 8th November 9pm - 2am.   The Prayer Room.  The Mission Church, Street.
Come for as long or as little as you like.
See Polly Axford-Checkley for more information.

Sunday 27th October: Sunday Munch, after the service at Mission Church
Friday 8th/ Saturday 9th November: Prayer and worship at Mission Church (in upstairs prayer room) 9pm-2am 
Sunday 10th November: Bishop Peter taking the service at Street Parish Church
Saturday 16th November : Big Breakfast, Meadway Hall, Compton Dundon (see notice above) & TearFund, The Big Quiz Night. 7 for 7.30pm at Mission Church 
Sunday 24th November : REFRESH, 6pm for 6.30 at Mission Church
Saturday 7th December : Benefice Christmas Party at Mission Church
Saturday 16th November 7pm for a 7.30 start, till 9.15pm  @ Mission Church 
Across the country people will be joining in this quiz to raise money for the great work of Tearfund.  
£5 per person (or whatever you can afford) 
Teams of between four and six
Mix up the age groups if you can, to ensure a good range of knowledge in each team.
If you don’t have a team, let me know and I’ll join up individual quizzers
There’ll be a raffle too, so prizes are welcome please
Bring your own drinks and nibbles for your team
Chat & refreshments at 7pm, the quiz will start at 7.30 and run till 9.15We hope you will all join in and invite your friends, the more the merrier! 
Please sign up so we know how many tables -  contact Elizabeth Cottell  or  01458 762 916
Relaunching the Prayer Chain – Part One:
We thank Vera Parker for the years of faithful service as the ‘anchor’ on the Prayer Chain.  She has now entrusted that responsibility to me – Jeff Brewer.
What is the Prayer Chain?
 It is a small group of people who have agreed to pray for the needs and concerns that others might bring to their attention.  Because sometimes the issues we are asked to pray for are very personal we have promised not to discuss those issues with anyone else.
What can the Prayer Chain pray about?
These issues we are asked to pray about are many and varied – if something on your heart needs prayer – for yourself, your family or friends; about a heath issue, bereavement, a life event – we are here to pray for you and that issue.
How do you make a Prayer request to the Prayer Chain?
Ideally, by email to the address below stating it is for the Pray Chain.  Outline what is to be prayed for with sufficient information for it to make sense.  That prayer request will be shared with those who are in the Prayer Chain for them to include in their prayer time over the coming days.  In some instances, Data Protection Rules may preclude sharing the full name of the person being prayed for.
Requests for prayers to be made on the Prayer Chain - email to with “Prayer Chain” in the title line.  For those where email is a mystery please contact me directly.
Jeff Brewer – 07970881779, 10 October 2019

What’s on this week
       7.30am – Morning Prayers – Mission Church
       2.30pm – Tuesday Afternoon Group – Mission Church
       7.00pm – Walton Housegroup – The Royal Oak   
       7.30am – Morning Prayers – Mission Church
       10.00am – Holy Communion – Mission Church
       7.30pm – Handbells – Mission Church
       9.30am – Body, Mind & Soul – Mission Church
       10.30am – Coffee morning – Walton Church
       9.30am – Little Stars – Mission Church
       3.00pm – Afternoon Teas – Mission Church
       10.00am – Linking with our church in Zambia – CD Village Hall
       10.00am – Morning Praise – Walton
       10.30am – Worship and Word – Mission Church
       4.00pm – Pet service – Street Parish Church


Rev’d D Hatrey – 01278 723616

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