This Week's Life Line

Week commencing 27th September 2020
Who on earth are we?  We are prayerful
1 Samuel 2
Matthew 6.5-15
Read Matthew 6. 5 – 15
  • Which phrase of the Lord’s Prayer most resonates with you at the moment and why?
  • When is prayer hard and what might our Christian response be?
  • Who do we feel called to pray for and what might we pray for them?Read 1 Samuel 2 and quietly pray it for someone you know.
Prayer for the week
Lord of creation,
whose glory is around and within us:
open our eyes to your wonders,
that we may serve you with reverence
and know your peace at our lives’ end,
through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen

Readings for the week
Monday         Psalms 44, 1 Kings 12.25-13.10 & Acts 19.8-20
Tuesday        Psalms 150, Daniel; 12.1-4 & Acts 12.1-11
Wednesday   Psalms 119.57-80, 1 Kings 17 & Acts 20.1-16
Thursday      Psalms 57, 1 Kings 18.1-20 & Acts 20.17-end
Friday           Psalms 51, 1Kings 18.21-end & Acts 21.1-16
Saturday       Psalms 68, 1 Kings 19 & Acts 21.17-36

Prayer Topics:  for Sunday 27th September and the coming week:
Please pray, whether in Church or at home: –
  • As we come towards the end of harvest time, we continue to pray for our farmers and growers as they harvest their crops, that the weather will be kind and that the yield may be better than forecast.  We also pray that many of our Church family will respond positively towards our Harvest Festival next Sunday as is suggested elsewhere in Lifeline.
  • Following the Deanery Prayer Diary, we remember in prayer our brothers and sisters in Christ in the Wheathill Priory Benefice (Barton St David, Keinton Mandeville, Kingweston, and Lydford on Fosse) led by Rev Jane Durham.
  • We pray for our leadership teams across the three parishes as they prepare for their Annual Parochial Church Meetings to be held on separate dates during the coming week. Pray that God will guide those preparations and also the elections of Church Wardens and members of the three church councils.
  • We pray for the children being Baptised this afternoon, Sunday, and welcome them into our Church family.
For Louie James Peppard and his parents Benjamin and Amanda in the Parish Church at 2pm, and
For George Joseph Luke Hill and his parents Luke and Jodie in the Mission Church at 4pm.We pray that these children, parents and Godparents all will know the guiding love and support of Jesus as the children grow and develop.
  • We pray for Kirsty Schnitzer & Luke Constanza who are to be married in the Parish Church this coming Saturday – may they be supported not only by their family and friends as they begin this new stage of their relationship but also that of Jesus.
  • We pray for those who, as a result of the impact of the Covid pandemic, are worried or anxious about their own circumstance and that of their families particularly against the background of rising numbers of people testing positive to the virus.  May they know the presence, care and peace of our Lord Jesus.
  • With the introduction of new restrictions to hopefully bring the rate of infection of Covid-19 down, we pray that our nation will follow them despite the problems they may cause and that the virus can be brought under control.  And we remember those locally who currently have tested positive for the virus.
  • Pray for those, known to us, who are unwell whether physically or mentally, whether in hospital or at home; praying that they all may receive the care and support they need at this time and they know the healing touch of Jesus. Please continue to remember especially –
Bishop Peter as he is treated for leukaemia and his wife and family, and
Graham as he prepares for his heart operation scheduled for 5th October in Bristol, also remembering Delyth as she cares for him.
  • We pray for those who may be known to us and have recently died; and for their family and friends asking that they all may know the love and care of Jesus as they mourn the passing of their loved ones.  Please remember especially –
The family of Lynne Morrison who passed on 11 September – may her husband, daughter Becky, sons and extended family know that Jesus will be with them as they mourn and prepare for Lynne’s funeral.
Those who will be remembering loved ones who have died as a result of Covid-19 at the Diocese’s online Service “From Lamentations to Hope” on 30th September. 
For these and all things we pray in the name of Jesus.               Amen
MEET THE RECTOR.  This week's MTR will take place on Thursday 1st Oct, 12 – 1pm, The Royal Oak, Walton.
Next week, 4 October, we will mark Harvest Festival in our churches.  We may not be able to ‘do’ harvest as normal this year, but we are offering a choice of three ways you can express your gratitude to God for all He provides at Harvest Festival.
  •  Make an extra financial gift to your local church.  Place this with the usual retiring collection in church, remembering to Gift aid it if possible.
  • Make a financial gift to our partner parish, Mfuwe, in Zambia. Many parishioners there are dependent on the local game park for their livelihoods, but most visitors are staying away because of Covid 19. We want to send a gift to the church to support those in need as a result.  Place this in the separate retiring collection plate for Zambia.
  • Make a git of food to the Street Food Bank.  The Salvation Army have set up a permanent food bank and are seeking donations of non-perishable food.  They particularly need tinned meat, tinned tomatoes, cooking sauces, biscuits, toiletries and rice pudding.  Place this in the box marked food bank in church. 

Compton Dundon officers needed.
There are still some vacancies for officers so if you would like to find out more, please speak to Trish, Pat or Ana.
Currently we are hoping for new PCC members as well as an Electoral Roll Officer and a Treasurer.
Your  Diocese question for the week - 
Should all vehicles be electric?
Services this week
Wednesday – 10am Mission Church
Sunday 4th October
10.00am – Harvest Festival - Holy Trinity, Walton
10.00am – Harvest Festival - St. Andrew’s, Compton Dundon
10.30am – Morning Service - Mission Church, Street
10.30am – Holy Communion - Holy Trinity, Street
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