Last Week's Life Line

Week commencing 8th December 2019

Prayer for the week

Almighty God,
purify our hearts and minds,
that when your Son Jesus Christ comes again as
judge and saviour
we may be ready to receive him,
who is our Lord and our God. Amen
 
Readings for today
Psalm 72.1-7, 18-19 page 586
Isaiah 11.1-10 page 697
Matthew 3.1-12 page 967
 
Readings for the week
Monday         Psalm 44,Isaiah 30.1-18 & Matthew 14.1-12
Tuesday        Psalm 56, Isaiah 30.19-end & Matthew 14.13-end
Wednesday   Psalm 62, Isaiah 31 & Matthew 15.1-20
Thursday      Psalm 54, Isaiah 32 & Matthew 15.21-28
Friday           Psalm 86, Isaiah 33.1-22 & Matthew 15.29-end
Saturday       Psalm 145, Isaiah 35 & Matthew 16.1-12
 
I am not in the office on 12th Dec so will be preparing Lifeline tomorrow, 9th Dec ready for Sunday 15th.  Sonia.

Prayer Topics:
Please pray, whether in Church or at home, for –

  • Our country, as the campaigning for the General Election enters its final few days.  We pray that all the electioneering will be honest and fair and that God’s hand will guide us to choose the best candidate to represent us in our constituency.
  • The families of Jack Merritt and Saskia Jones as they mourn their tragic loss in the recent London terrorist attack – and praying, using words from Jack’s Dad, that we “borrow Jack’s intelligence, share his drive, feel his passion, burn with his anger, and extinguish hatred with his kindness”.
  • The international health care teams in the Democratic Republic of the Congo whose work in dealing with the Ebola epidemic is being hampered by the armed conflict between government and rebel factions.
  • The future of our Churches in Street, Walton and Compton Dundon with regard to: -
The filling of the vacancy praying that God’s hand is already upon the person who in time will come to us and is preparing them, and for
The financial challenges ahead in meeting our 2020 Parish share praying that we each seek God’s guidance to help us respond generously – “all thing come from you and of your own do we give you”
  • Those who are homeless and find themselves sleeping outside during the cold winter nights.
  • Those families whose circumstances mean that they face difficult financial choices as the Christmas pressures grow to buy presents and extra food.
  • Those known to us who are currently unwell or infirm and for their families and others who support them.
  • 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 comfort, love and support in the coming days – praying particularly for the family of Ken Burgess whose funeral will be held at Street Parish Church on Tuesday 10th December at 1:00pm.
  • Finally, for ourselves as we make our own preparations for Christmas that we hold fast to Jesus as the centre point of our lives. 

For these and all things we pray in the name of Jesus.               Amen
 
Prayer Topic Suggestions:
Suggestions of Prayer Topics, for this section of Lifeline, are most welcome whether for a specific or a personal need or of a general nature.  They can be sent by email to  prayers.street@gmail.com .  Care will be taken to respect your privacy with any prayer that may appear within the Prayer Topics section of Lifeline. 
Due to a revised print deadline, the next deadline for any Prayer Topic suggestions for Lifeline has been brought forward to early on Monday 9th December if they are to be included in the Lifeline issued the following Sunday, 15th December.
 
NATIVITY - On Sunday 22nd December we have a Nativity Service at Mission Church.  Please invite your friends and their children – dressing up as angels, sheep, wise men, etc is encouraged!!   If you would like a speaking part (small or big) please see Sarah Woodward.
 
#FollowTheStar daily Christmas reflections
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Coffee Morning/£2 Coin Collection  Thank you to all those who have donated £2 coins this year. Thank you also for other donations towards  the recent  Coffee Morning total of £1350 for Street Church Funds.

January 2020 LIFE Magazine.  Please could you send us any articles for the January LIFE magazine by the end of today. The magazine should be ready for collection on Thursday 19th December.  Thank you. Roger and Bernard 

The 2020 weekly giving boxes are now available for collection from the churches.  May I take this opportunity, on behalf of Street and Walton PCC, to thank you all for your donations during 2019, whether they are through the weekly giving scheme, monthly standing orders or through the plate, it is all very much appreciated.  Thanks.  Sonia.
 
Glastonbury and District Mencap Annual Carol Service
Friday 13th December 2019, 11am at the Mission Church
The service will be followed by refreshments.
All Welcome
  
Prayer Chain Requests:
Those wanting prayers said on their behalf by the Prayer Chain should send their request by email to  prayers.street@gmail.com  - putting "Prayer Chain" in the subject line.  
Alternatively please contact Jeff Brewer on 07970 881779 

What’s on this week
Tuesday
        7.30am – Morning Prayers – Mission Church
        2.30pm – Tuesday Afternoon Group – Mission Church
        7.00pm – Walton Housegroup – The Royal Oak    
Wednesday
        7.30am – Morning Prayers – Mission Church
        10.00am – Holy Communion – Mission Church
        7.30pm – Handbells – Mission Church
Thursday
        9.30am – Body, Mind & Soul – Mission Church
        10.30am – Coffee morning – Walton Church
         7.00pm - Street Sings Concert – Mission Church
        7.00pm – Walton Prayer meeting – Walton Church
Friday
        11.00am – Mencap Carol Service – Mission Church
Sunday
        10.00am – Songs around the piano – Walton Church
        10.00am – Christmas around the world – Meadway Hall, CD
        10.30am – Worship & Word – Street Mission Church
        10.30am – Holy Communion – Street Parish Church

 

Rev’d D Hatrey – 01278 723616

Prayer chain – Bob & Vera Parker 01458 442906
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