Last Week's Life Line

Week commencing 12th September 2021
Readings
Psalm 62 & Mark 8.27-end

Study Questions
Read Psalm 62
  • What is the difference between wishful thinking and the hope Jesus offers?
  • In what ways could this Psalm be described as a song of hope?
  • Is there a particular verse in this Psalm that speaks to you /that you resonate with?
  • How can we offer hope to the world around us, try and be as specific and practical as you can?
  • Can you recall a verse from the Bible that you could give to someone that speaks of the hope that you have in Jesus?
  • Re-read the Psalm in a different version of the Bible and use this as a springboard for prayer
Prayer for the week
Lord God,
defend your Church from all false teaching
and give to your people knowledge of your truth,
that we may enjoy eternal life in Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen

Readings for the week
Monday         Psalm 30, 1 Chronicles 28.1-10 & Mark 11.1-11
Tuesday        Psalm 8, Genesis 3.1-15 & John 12.27-36a
Wednesday   Psalm 34,1 Chronicles 29.1-9 & Mark 11.27-end
Thursday      Psalm 37, 1 Chronicles 29.10-20 & Mark 12.1-12
Friday           Psalm 31,1Chronicles 29.21-end & Mark 12.13-17
Saturday       Psalm 42,2Chronicles 1.1-13 & Mark 12.18-27

For your prayers......
The family and friends of Sheila Blackmore whose funeral took place this week; Samuel Dunning and Lauren Wells who are getting married on 18th September in the Parish Church, Street; Jack Clifford-Jones who is being baptised on 19th September in Holy Trinity, Walton.
 
'Back to Church' Sunday
Enclosed with today's Lifeline and available from our churches are special invitation cards for you to use for 'Back to Church' Sunday on 3rd October. 
Please consider inviting friends, neighbours and family to come along with you to one of our services on that day where we can promise a particular welcome. It may be that they stopped coming to church for whatever reason or have never been before - whatever their circumstances, why not take this opportunity to issue that invitation.
 
PCC's
Our three PCC's will be meeting this week. Please pray for them and see our 'Time to Pray' resource for other topics for prayer each week.
 
Not the halloween party!
Working with our friends at Street Baptist Church, we are planning an event aimed at 5 -11 year olds on Sunday 31st October. If you would like to be involved as a helper or you are aware of children and families who you would like to invite to come along, please have a word with Ana.
 
Pizza at the Rectory for our Young People
Young people (roughly years 7 - 13) will be meeting at the Rectory on Friday 17th September 7 - 8.30pm for pizza and chat. Invitations have gone out but if you are aware of anyone who has been 'missed' please let Ana know.
 
Tuesday Morning Prayer
Join us online as we pray on Tuesday mornings at 8am for 30 minutes. Zoom details will be sent out by email.
Bereavement Cafe
Our first 'bereavement cafe' will be held on Sunday 3rd October in the Mission Church from 3 - 4pm. A space for anyone affected by loss or bereavement, where they can explore the journey and the changes it brings. This is open to people of any faith or none and please talk to David Hatrey on 07534 486263 for more information. 
 
Mission Shaped Living
A reminder that bookings are now open for this fantastic 8 week course offering practical tips and a safe space to share experience on what it means to be involved in Mission Shaped Living. Held on Wednesday evenings in October and November in the Mission Church, you will find more details in Life or on our benefice website. Please contact the church office to book your place.
 
Men's breakfast
On Saturday 16th October, we will be hosting a men's breakfast in the Mission Church. More details in Life or on our website.
 
Harvest Celebrations
Look out for details of Harvest meals at Walton and Compton Dundon and other ways we will be marking this Festival across the benefice on the weekend of 2nd - 3rd October
 
LIFE MAGAZINE for October.
Today Sunday 12th is the Copy Date for the October magazine, I would appreciate it if you could send me any articles you may have by the end of the day.
Note to all Life Magazine distributors: For over a year now, you have been unable to collect Life from the Mission Church because of the Covid closure of our Churches, but at last we are able to leave them open again! therefore on Thursday 23rd September please  pick up your Magazines to deliver from the usual place in the Mission Church. Also all those who pick up a magazine from your church will be able to do so when you visit. Thank you, Roger (Editor).
  
What’s On this week
Monday         7pm       Walton PCC meeting
Tuesday        8am       Prayer meeting (Zoom)
                       4pm       Comton Dundon PCC meeting
                        7pm       Walton Housegroup (Zoom)
Wednesday   10am     Holy Communion, Mission Church
                        7pm       Handbell Practise, Mission Church
Thursday       9.30am Body, Mind & Soul, Mission Church
                       10.30     Coffee morning, Holy Trinity, Walton
                        7.15pm  Street PCC meeting
Friday             9.30am  Little Stars, Mission Church
                        7pm       Youth pizza evening, Rectory
Saturday         3pm       Wedding, Holy Trinity, Street
Sunday
9.15am         Morning Worship, Holy Trinity, Walton
10.00am       Morning Worship, St. Andrew’s, Compton Dundon
10.30am       Morning Worship, Mission Church, Street
11.00am       Holy Communion, Holy Trinity, Street
  
Save the date
Oct 3rd          Back to church Sunday
Oct 10th        Messy Harvest, Holy Trinity, Walton
Oct 16th        Men’s Breakfast, Mission Church
Nov 20th       Tearfund Big Quiz, Mission Church