Last Week's Life Line

Week commencing 10th December 2017

Prayer for the week
Almighty God,
purify our hearts and minds,
that when your Son Jesus Christ comes again asjudge and saviour
we may be ready to receive him,
who is our Lord and our God. Amen

Readings for today
2 Peter 3:8-15a page 1224
Mark 1:1-8page1002
Street Parish Church – Mark 12:13-17 page 1017

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
 
THE PASTORAL VISITING TEAM
If you or someone you know is, or has been, unwell, and would like a chat with a friendly face, please call either the Church Office or Barbara Cowell, 01458 443397 One of the team will be only too happy to visit.
 
Please pray for:-
  • Little Stars and all who care for small children
  • Those who are terminally ill and all who love them
  • The disadvantaged in our community especially with the pressures of Christmas
  • Sufficient resources of shelter, food and medical supplies for aid programmes in Bangladesh and the Middle East 

Come and sing or be a friendly face for the shoppers. 
Outside Sports Direct:
Saturday 16th December 11am. 
 
Church Giving – Street and Walton
You may have noticed that as it is Advent, the 2018 weekly giving envelopes are now ready for collection.  I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone for their kind donations to church funds throughout 2017, whether it has been through weekly envelopes, monthly standing orders or through the plate.  2017 was going to be a tough year financially but thanks to your generosity, it hasn’t been as bad as expected.  THANK YOU, Sonia.
 
REFRESH 
We hope you can join us at Refresh in Mission Church at 6.30pm TODAY - Jay Landymore and Derek Hills
Refresh will start again on 7th January.  
At Refresh on Sunday 14th January we will be licensing Suzie Williams, Elizabeth Cottell and Andy Savage (from Polden  Wheel) as Lay Worship Assistants, followed by refreshments.  All are very welcome to support and encourage them in this commitment. 
 
Decorating for Christmas
We’re planning to decorate Street Parish Church for Christmas onTuesday 12th December starting at 2pm.
Everyone is welcome to join us!
 
Church Directory
Inside this Lifeline there is a flyer about the Church Directory.  The deadline for changes is TODAY! 
Please let me have yours and if you know of anyone who no longer wishes/needs to be on it, please let me know that, too.  Thank you. 
 
Alpha
The 2018 Alpha Course will start on Wednesday 10th January, 7pm at Walton Church.
In the Bible, we are all called to spread the Good News.
It goes without saying...but...there is nothing like a personal invitation, so if you know anyone that is asking questions, or curious...please invite them along. Encourage them to come along for the 1st session and see how it goes. If you want any further information, please contact Sharon Walker or the Church Office.  There is a pile of invitations at the back of each church.
 
Afternoon Teas – 15th Dec. 3pm. Mission Church
Come along for the usual tea and cake, perhaps something Christmassy will be on offer?  Also, come and have a go at ringing handbells.
 
 
What’s on this week
Monday
        7.30am – Morning Prayers – Mission Church
        3.30pm – Kids Church – Walton Church
Tuesday
        7.30am – Morning Prayers – Mission Church
        2.00pm – Prayer, Planning &Decorating – Street Parish Church
        2.30pm – Tuesday Afternoon Group – Mission Church
        7pm – Walton Homegroup – The Royal Oak, Walton
Wednesday
        7.30am – Morning Prayers– Mission Church
        10.00am - Mid week Communion - Mission Church
        10.00am – Walton Tots – Walton Church
        4pm – Singing Group – Mission Church
        7.30pm – Handbell practice – Mission Church
Thursday
        7.00am – Morning Prayers – Walton Church
        10.30am - Coffee morning - Walton Church
        11.30am - Mid week communion – Walton
Friday
        9.30am – Little Stars – Mission Church
        3pm – Afternoon Teas – Mission Church
        3.30pm – Crafts & Gizmo – Walton Church
        5.30pm – Take away Church – Walton Church
Sunday
        10.00am – Holy Communion – Walton Church
        10.30am – All Age Nativity – Mission Church
        6.30pm – Carol Service – Street Parish Church
        6.30pm – Carol Service – Compton Dundon Church

 
Revd. Sharon Walker 01458 442297 sharonannewalker@hotmail.com
Prayer chain – Bob & Vera Parker 01458 442906, Sharon Walker 01458 442297
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