Last Week's Life Line
Week commencing 22nd November 2020
God’s Kingdom – the Last Judgement
Read Matthew 25. 31 – 46 ‘The Sheep and the Goats’
Prayer for the week
God the Father,
help us to hear the call of Christ the King
and to follow in his service,
whose kingdom has no end;
for he reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
one God, one glory. Amen
Readings for the week
Monday Psalms 96, Isaiah 40.1-11 &Revelation 14.1-13
Tuesday Psalms 97, Isaiah 40.12-26 &Rev.14.14-end of 15
Wednesday Psalms 112, Isaiah 40.27-41.7 & Rev. 16.1-11
Thursday Psalms 125, Isaiah 41.8-20 & Rev. 16.12-end
Friday Psalms 139, Isaiah 41.21-42.9 & Revelation 17
Saturday Psalms 145, Isaiah 42.10-17 & Revelation 18
Your Diocese question for the week -
Would you rather take part or win?
Prayer Topics: for Sunday 22nd November and the coming week:
Today, Sunday 22nd November, as well as being known as “Stir up Sunday” (see ‘Did You Know’ in last week’s Lifeline) it is also known as Christ the King Sunday. This recognises that Jesus sits on the throne of heaven and has rule over all things.
Please pray, whether in ‘Zoom’ Church or at home: –
How does this passage make you feel?
In what ways are we called to prepare for this moment?
How might you re-write this passage as a modern news story?
We pray that we each may hear the call of Jesus and follow in his service recognising that he is our Lord and King. Help us to encourage and support each other in the work that we do in His name.
We give thanks for the news of more potential vaccines that, once approved, will provide protection against Covid-19; we are grateful for the inspiration, hard work and dedication of the immunologists and other scientists for their efforts over the last months to find a solution.
We pray that the necessary regulatory requirements to approve the vaccine can be completed successfully and that the vaccine can quickly be made available not only to the countries, like ours, of the developed world but also to the many less developed countries with large populations and poor health care systems.
In the meantime, we continue to pray for those working in the NHS and care. services who are facing additional pressures due to the further increase in the number of people infected with Covid-19.
We continue to answer the call of our Archbishops and other church leaders to join and pray as part of the ‘Prayer for the Nation’ initiative; and throughout the week we especially remember –
Our families, friends, and loved ones (on Sunday)
Our schools, colleges, children and young people (Monday)
The elderly, isolated and vulnerable (Tuesday)
Businesses, workplaces and the economy (Wednesday)
The NHS, carers and key workers (Thursday)
Our national and local governments (Friday), and
Those who are grieving and suffering with physical and mental ill-health (Saturday).
In praying for the life and work of our Benefice we ask that Jesus bless and prosper our newly launched pastoral outreach to our church membership across the Benefice so that each might know that they are loved and cared about.
Pray for those, known to us, who are unwell whether physically or mentally, whether in hospital or at home; praying that they all may receive the care and support they need at this time and they know the healing touch of Jesus. And for those awaiting treatments and operations we pray these may not be unduly delayed in the current circumstance. We remember especially: -
Bishop Peter whose treatment for leukaemia continues,
Guy who is being treated in Yeovil Hospital for a heart condition,
For these and all things we pray in the name of Jesus. Amen
Church opening for private prayer and reflection
Holy Trinity, Street – 11 – 12 o’clock on Wednesdays
St Andrew’s - 11 - 12 o'clock on Thursdays
Please wear a face covering when you enter the building. We look forward to seeing you.
Bible Course meets again this Wednesday at 7.30pm. Zoom link to follow.
Tuesday prayer - 8 - 8.30am. Do join us as we continue to pray for the nation, the church and the world. Zoom link to follow.
Wednesday Midweek Worship will be via zoom at 10am. Join us from 9.45am, zoom link to follow.
Comfort and Joy our Christmas events and services will be based around the Church of England's "Comfort and Joy" resources. More information about what will be happening and how you can get involved to follow.
Zoom coffee morning, Tues 24th Nov, 10.30-11.30am
Meeting ID: 813 2363 5912 Passcode: 273497
Advent Window Art. The Baptist church is running a window art activity during Advent. They have some spaces left if anyone would like to get involved in decorating their windows. Contact Hannah on 07890189938 for more info.
It will be fun walking round Street seeing the different displays during December, more information will be posted nearer the time.
Tearfund Big Quiz – thank you to everyone who took part, we raised £345. Well done. Suzie.
Rev’d Ana Lawrence – 01458 841373
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Copy for next LifeLine to Sonia Beaty by midday next Thursday, email@example.com
We pray for those who may be known to us and have recently died; and for their family and friends asking that they all may know the love and care of Jesus as they mourn the passing of their loved ones.