Last Week's Life Line

Week commencing 19th June 2022
Today’s readings (1st Sunday after Trinity)
Psalm 42 & Luke 15.1-10
 
Prayer for the week
God of truth, help us to keep your law of love and to walk in ways of
wisdom, that we may find true life in Jesus Christ your Son. Amen
 
Readings for the coming week
Monday          Psalm 30, Joshua 14 & Luke 12.1-12
Tuesday         Psalm 36, Joshua 21.43-22.8 & Luke 12.13-21
Wednesday     Psalm 34, Joshua 22.9-end & Luke 12.22-31
Thursday         Psalm 37, Joshua 23 & Luke 12.32-40
Friday              Psalm 50, Malachi 3.1-6 & Luke 3.1-17
Saturday          Psalm 42, Joshua 24.29-end & Luke 12.49-end
 
For your prayers
For Elijah and Sophia as they are baptised this Sunday (19th) in the Parish Church. For all those in our churches who are unwell, including Barbara Andrews. For those who are grieving for a loved one they have lost whether recently or some time ago.  For the young people in our churches and in our communities who are in the midst of exams. 
 
Tuesday Early Morning Prayer meeting
A great way to start the day.  Join us on Zoom for 30 minutes of prayer at 8am every Tuesday. The link can be found on our church website calendar. This is open to everyone from across the benefice. If you have never 'been', why not make this week your first time.
 
Foodbank
The Salvation Army in Street have reported they are running very low on certain food items as the cost of living crisis begins to bite for some in our communities. Donations of non-perishable goods would be most welcome either in the boxes at the Parish Church Street or St Andrew's Compton Dundon or directly to the Salvation Army Hall in Street. Let's bless those in our community who may be struggling at this time.
 
Celebrate@6
Our next informal evening service of worship, teaching and ministry will this Sunday 19th June at 6pm in the Mission Church. This is open to all across the benefice as well as friends from neighbouring churches. 
 
Messy Church Services
Our next Messy Church Services are on 23rd June in the Mission Church (3.45 - 5.15pm) and on 30th June in Holy Trinity, Walton (3.30 -5pm). Please invite family, friends and neighbours or, if you are a Facebook user, share the event shown on SWCD Churches Facebook page. 
 
Holiday at Home
We are planning a holiday at home for those who may struggle to get away for whatever reason this summer, to be held over two days, 3rd & 4th August in the Mission Church. To make this possible, we need a team of helpers both up front and behind the scenes. To find out more or to get involved in this project, please contact Ana or Suzie Williams (Mission Church).
 
SWCD Churches Book Club
The next book we are reading together is: Glass of Blessings' by BarbaraPym  https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/226971.A_Glass_of_Blessings We will be meeting on Wednesday 20th July at 7pm in the Rectory to discuss this book and new members of the group are always welcome.
 
Sermons Online
We have just begun a new sermon series on stories Jesus told. A reminder that if you miss a Sunday, our sermons are recorded and can be listened to again on our church website.

Compton Dundon Path maintenance
A reminder that for the next few weeks the main path to the church at St Andrew's is being repaired and improved. During this time the church will remain open but please follow signs for alternative routes into church. Once the path is complete, access for those with limited mobility will be much improved but during the repairs, this may be more difficult. Thank you for your understanding.
 
Walton Garage Sale
On Saturday 16th July, the Walton Garage Sale, organised by Holy Trinity, will return. If you would like a stall in church to sell items, these can be arranged with Sandra Gristock at a cost of £5. See our website or Facebook page for more details.
 
Spreading the social word
SWCD Churches is on Facebook. If you are too, please follow our page and like our posts! Not only is this a great encouragement to those who post them, but it also helps to share what we are doing more widely. 
 
Free Christian Books
We are rationalising the book library currently upstairs in the Mission Church, as we need to create some more space in the building. Church family members from across the benefice who would like to help themselves to any of the books left on display are welcome to do so over the next few weeks. There are some great titles to choose from.
 
A Summer stroll
Why not join us for a summer evening ramble on Wednesday 13th July?  We will meet at Walton village hall at 6 pm for a 5 km stroll across the fields to Sharpham, returning around 7.30 pm for a reviving drink at the Royal Oak, Walton. You would be welcome for the whole evening, on the walk, or just to meet us afterwards in the pub if that is more your thing as we ‘do life’ together as a church family at SWCD Churches. No need to book, just turn up, but do get in touch with Tim Hindle (Mission Church) if you would like any more information
  
What’s On this week
Sunday 19th   
9.15am    Celebrate@walton, Holy Trinity Walton
10am       Morning Worship, Compton Dundon
10.30am  Celebrate@themission, Mission Church Street
11am       Holy Communion with Baptisms, Street Parish Church
6pm         Celebrate@6, Mission Church Street
Monday          
7.15pm    Explore@Monday Housegroup, Mission Church
Tuesday         
8am         Prayer meeting (Zoom)
7pm         Walton Housegroup (Zoom)
Wednesday   
10am       Midweek Communion, Street Mission Church
7.30pm    Handbell practice, Mission Church
Thursday               
10.30am  Coffee morning, Holy Trinity Walton
2pm         Housegroup, Mission Church
3.45-5.15 Messy Church, Street Mission Church
Friday             
9.30am    Little Stars, Mission Church
Saturday        
12.30       Luke & Aimee’s wedding, Street Parish Church
Sunday 26th   
8.30am    Holy Communion, Street Parish Church
9.15am    Morning Worship, Holy Trinity Walton
10am       Holy Communion, Compton Dundon
10.30am  DigDeep@themission, Mission Church Street
 
Dates for your diary
23rd June Summer Messy Church in the Mission Church
30th June Summer Messy Church in Walton Church
13th July Summer stroll
16th July Walton Garage Sale
20th July SWCD Churches Book Club
31st July Joint Benefice Service at 10.30am in St Andrew's, Compton Dundon
3rd & 4th August Holiday at Home