This Week's Life Line 

Week commencing 17th December 2017

Prayer for the week
God for whom we watch and wait,
you sent John the Baptist to prepare the way of your Son:
give us courage to speak the truth,
to hunger for justice,
and to suffer for the cause of right,
with Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen
 
Readings for today
 
Readings for the week
Monday         Psalm 40, Isaiah 38.1-8,21-22 & Matt. 16.13-3nd
Tuesday        Psalm 146, Isaiah 38.9-20 & Matthew 17.1-13
Wednesday   Psalm 46, Isaiah 39& Matthew 17.14-21
Thursday      Psalm 121, Zephaniah 1.1-2.3 & Matt. 17.22-end
Friday           Psalm 124, Zeph. 3.1-13 & Matthew 18.1-20
Saturday       Psalm 130, Zeph. 3.14-end & Matthew 18.21-end
 
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:-
  • All the carol services being held in our local churches
  • The emergency services and A&E departments as they cope with accidents in the extreme weather
  • Rough sleepers and those who help them to find accommodation
  • the release of all illegally detained especially Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe being held in Iran 

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 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. 
 
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.
  
Christingle making
Walton – Saturday 23rd, 10am, Walton Church
Street  - Sunday 24th, after the 10.30am service, Street Parish Church
Please come along to help if you can, many hands make light work.
 
There will be no mid-week communion in either Street or Walton, in the week between Christmas and New Year.
 
Please note that Lifeline next week will cover Sunday 24th and Sunday 31st December.
 
A big THANK YOU to all those who helped to decorate Street Parish Church and Mission Church for Christmas.  We’re looking very festive.
 
 
What’s on this week
Monday
        7.30am – Morning Prayers – Mission Church
        7.00pm – Carol Service – Walton Church
Tuesday
        7.30am – Morning Prayers – Mission Church
        2.00pm – Prayer & Planning  – Street Parish Church
Wednesday
        7.30am – Morning Prayers– Mission Church
        10.00am - Mid week Communion - Mission Church
        10.00am – Walton Tots – Walton 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
Sunday
        10.30am – Holy Communion – Street Parish Church
        3.30pm – Crib Service – Compton Dundon Church
        4pm – Christingle – Mission Church
        4pm – Christingle – Walton Church
        7pm – Candles & Carols – Mission Church
        11.30pm – Midnight Communion – Compton Dundon Church
        11.30pm – Midnight Communion – Street Parish Church
        11.30pm – Midnight Communion – Walton 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