This Week's Life Line

Week commencing 19th January 2020
Prayer for the week 
Eternal Lord,
our beginning and our end:
bring us with the whole creation
to your glory, hidden through past ages
and made known
in Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen
Readings for today
Psalm 40.1-12 page 566
1 Corinthians 1.1-9 page 1144
John 1.29-42 page 1063
Readings for the week
Monday         Psalm 146, Genesis 6.11-7.10 & Matthew 24.1-14
Tuesday        Psalm 132,Genesis 7.11-end & Matthew 24.15-28
Wednesday   Psalm 81, Genesis 8.1-14 & Matthew 24.29-end
Thursday      Psalm 76, Genesis 8.15-9.7 & Matthew 25.1-13
Friday           Psalm 27, Genesis 9.8-19 & Matthew 25.14-30
Saturday       Psalm 66, Ezekiel 3.22-end & Philippians 3.1-14
Prayer Topics:  for Sunday 19 January 2020 and the coming week:
Please pray, whether in Church or at home: –
  • With the advertisement now published to fill our vacancy we pray that God will prompt the person or persons he wants to apply and that amongst them will be the person God wants to come to us to lead us forward within our Benefice.
  • We continue to pray for the people of Australia who are affected by the bushfires, for those who have died, for the loss and damage to your creation, its flora and fauna, for the fire services and army who have battled tirelessly against the fires and work to clear the resulting damage.  We are thankful for the recent rains that have provided some respite.
  • For our link church in Mfuwe, Zambia and for the country as they try to cope with the extended drought, failed crops and the growing threat of famine.
  • For the work underway to establish a Bereavement Café within the Mission Church, that Jesus’ blessed the meeting yesterday (Saturday 18th) with a number of people offering to join the team and for David Hatrey and Sue Ripley as they lead the team to address this significant local need.
  • For those known to us who are currently unwell or infirm and for their families and others who support them.  Also, for those who are awaiting investigations or operations and for the hard-pressed NHS staff who are trying to cope with ever growing waiting lists and limited resources.
  • 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. 
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 or by voice mail or text to 07970 881779.  Care will be taken to respect your privacy with any prayer that may appear within the Prayer Topics section of Lifeline. 
The next deadline for any Prayer Topic suggestions for Lifeline is early on Thursday 23rd January if they are to be included in the Lifeline issued on Sunday, 26th January.

Benefice Skittles - we have been offered the Street Inn skittle alley for nothing, the landlord is very keen to work with us as a church.  So I have booked us in for Monday 24th February 7pm, and everyone in the benefice will be welcome.  Going forward it is hoped to get a team together to play in the summer league(less serious) to be a fun presence in the community, as per David Hatrey’s sermon, I do listen !!!!  Suzie.

Don’t  forget the Benefice Communion 26th January, 11am, led by Bishop Peter – Meadway Hall, Compton Dundon followed by a bring and share lunch.  Finger food and cake only please.
Walton quiz night, 24th January, 7pm.  £3 per person to enter, light refreshments provided.  All welcome.
The Watoto Children’s Choir from Uganda are coming to Street Baptist church on Tuesday 18th February, 7pm. Watoto is an organisation in Uganda that provides homes, family, education, medical care, and church for thousands children orphaned through HIV/AIDS. As part of their work to promote their organisation and share the gospel, they sent out choirs globally-the children are so full of life, energy, and hope and also share their stories of how their lives have been transformed! This really is something not to be missed and what a brilliant opportunity to bring people in who wouldn’t normally come along to church. (Posters going up soon, hopefully)
Women of God conference in Yeovil, entitled, ‘Fearless’ on 22 February from 10.00 till 16.30 at Yeovil community church. Cost £25. 
Are you over 65 or have children under 18 in your house?
Did you know that Devon and Somerset Fire and rescue have a free service to come to your home and do a Home Safety visit, and will supply and fit smoke alarms on the day if needed.
Interested ring 0800 05 02 999 daytime on weekdays.
Rolator walking aid – free to go to a good home.  Contact Sandra Gristock, 01458 446211

What’s on this week
       7.30am – Morning Prayers – Mission Church
       2.30pm – Tuesday Afternoon Group – Mission Church
       7.00pm – Walton Housegroup – 96 Main Street, Walton
       7.30am – Morning Prayers – Mission Church
       10.00am – Holy Communion – Mission Church
       7.30pm – Handbells – Mission Church
       9.30am – Body, Mind & Soul – Mission Church
       10.30am – Coffee morning – Walton Church
       9.30am – Little Stars – Mission Church
       7.00pm  - Quiz night – Walton Church
        11.00am – Benefice service followed by lunch – Compton Dundon village hall.
Rev’d D Hatrey – 01278 723616,
Office -  01458 442671
Treasurer – Sonia Beaty 01458 44296
Copy for next LifeLine to Sonia Beaty by midday next Thursday,
Prayer Chain Requests:
Those wanting prayers said on their behalf by the Prayer Chain should send their request by email to  - putting "Prayer Chain" in the subject line.  
Alternatively please contact Jeff Brewer on 07970 881779