This Week's Life Line

Week commencing 16th January 2022
Jesus focused
 
Readings
Philippians 2.5-11 & Matthew 3.13-17
 
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 the week
Monday        Psalm 146, Genesis 6.11-7.10 & Matt. 24.1-14
Tuesday       Psalm 132, Genesis 7.11-end & Matt. 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 122, Genesis 11.1-9 & Matthew 25.31-end
 
For your prayers
For our PCC's meeting this week: Walton (Monday), Compton Dundon (Tuesday) & Street (Thursday). For all those in our churches who are unwell, are awaiting hospital appointments or surgery.
 
Tuesday Prayer Meeting
Please find the link (which will be the same for each week) on our website calendar. All are warmly welcome to join us as we pray for the world and for one another.
 
House Groups
If you want to explore some of the subjects covered on Sundays in more detail, why not consider joining one of our house groups? The questions they will be discussing can be found on our website.
 
Collections in church
During Covid, we are not passing the collection plate around in services but it will be available at the back of church if you wish to give in this way. Please speak to your church treasurer about other ways of giving to the life and ministry of our churches.
 
SWCD Churches Book Group
The new book we will be reading this time is the first of a trilogy 'Springtime at Hope Hall' by Pam Rhodes (from Songs of Praise). If you would like to join us, please get hold of a copy, available as they say in all good bookshops. We will meet to discuss the book on Wednesday 23rd February at 7pm in the Mission Church Kitchen.
 
News from the Rectory
Roughly every couple of weeks I email out a short reflection to all those on our contacts lists. If you have not received these and would like to do so, please contact the office. Thank you. Ana.
 
Games afternoon
Come and join us for some indoor games (board games etc) in Holy Trinity Walton on Wednesday 26th January at 2pm. Bring a favourite game with you or just come along and enjoy the fun. Please contact Liz Selway if interested on 01458 210236 or email trandeas8@gmail.com
  
Messy Church Christingle
We are excited to be hosting a Messy Church Christingle for primary school aged children and their families at Holy Trinity, Walton on Sunday 30th January 2.30 - 4pm. Please spread the word.
 
New Year, New Ministry
We are always encouraged when people step forward to serve in the life and work of our churches. Please speak to a church warden or Ana if you are prompted to take on a new area of service in 2022. 
 
BENEFICE CHARITABLE GIVING 2022 
The benefice charitable giving group are now looking for recommendations for charities and organisations for each of our parishes to support in 2022.  Full details and the guidelines, agreed by our PCC’s, on the process we follow and the kinds of organisations we would like to support, can be found in January ‘Life’ magazine.  Please let us have your nominations by Monday 24 January either on paper via the office or by email to lawrencekv@aol.com.  Thank you.  Kevin Lawrence
 
OPENDOORS@THEMISSION 
On Thursday 20th January, 10am-12.30pm we are opening the doors of the Mission Church to all.  Whether for a coffee & a chat, a quiet corner to read the paper or check emails (wifi & daily papers available), or to tackle a board game or jigsaw,  all are welcome!  OpenDoors@themission is for anyone in our community who wants to come along and feel free to share the invitation. We also have posters available if you have places you could display them.  Please contact Kevin Lawrence lawrencekv@aol.com for a poster or more information
  
What’s On this week
 
Sunday 16th   8.30am  Holy Communion, Street Parish Church
                     9.15am  Morning Worship, Holy Trinity Walton
                     10am     Holy Communion, Compton Dundon
                     10.30     Communion@themission, Mission Church
Monday         7pm       Walton PCC meeting, Holy Trinity Walton
Tuesday        8am       Prayer meeting (Zoom)
                     7pm       Walton Housegroup (Zoom)
                     7pm       Compton PCC meeting, St Andrew’s
Wednesday   10am     Holy Communion, Mission Church
                     7.30pm  Handbell Practise, Street Mission Church
Thursday      10.30     Coffee morning, Holy Trinity, Walton
                     7pm       Street PCC meeting, Street Parish Church
Friday           9.30am  Little Stars, Street Mission Church
Sunday 23rd   9.15am  Celebration@Walton, Holy Trinity Walton
                     10am     Morning Worship, Compton Dundon
                     10.30     Celebration@themission, Mission Church
                     11am     Holy Communion, Street Parish Church