This Week's Life Line
Week commencing 17th October 2021
Elijah - outnumbered
1 Kings 18.16-39 & Mark 10.35-45
Read 1 Kings 18. 16 – 39 (46)
How must Elijah have felt being the only one of the Lord’s prophets left?
Do we still expect God to intervene as dramatically as he did on Mount Carmel?
Why do you think this whole encounter was necessary?
Christians are now a minority in the UK, how might this change the way we do mission as individuals and as a church. Please be as practical and specific as you can?
Prayer for the week
God, our light and our salvation:
illuminate our lives,
that we may see your goodness in the land of the living,
and looking on your beauty
may be changed into the likeness of Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen
Readings for the week
Monday Psalm 145, Isaiah 55 & Luke 1.1-4
Tuesday Psalm 132, 2 Chronicles 34.1-18 & John 15.12-17
Wednesday Psalm 119.153-end, 2 Chr. 34.19-end & John 15.18-end
Thursday Psalm 143, 2 Chronicles 35.1-19 & John 16.1-15
Friday Psalm 144, 2Chronicles 35.20-36.10 & John 16.16-22
Saturday Psalm 147, 2Chronicles 36.11-end & John 16.23-end
For your prayers...
the families and friends of Doreen Locke, Maureen Legg, Sylvia Groves & Lynda Haynes whose funeral services are taking place in the coming weeks. For Katie Sparks being baptised in the Mission Church this Sunday.
As part of our gradual relaxing of restrictions, we are re-introducing refreshments at our services. To keep everyone safe, we have a few things still in place and therefore please bear with us if things take a little longer than normal.
Sadly, we have had to cancel this event due to insufficient numbers; thank you to those who had booked and we can assure you of future such events. Watch this space.
A new midweek group
Thank you to those who came to the meeting on Wednesday 13th October. If you were unable to attend but would be interested in joining a midweek group, please contact Ana.
SWCD Churches Book Club
The next SWCD churches book club meeting will be on Monday 1st November at 7pm in the Mission Church. We will be discussing the book 'Planet Wise' by Davd Bookless. Still not too late to get hold of a copy and join us.
Church family from across the benefice are more than welcome to come along to our midweek of Holy Communion held in the Mission Church at 10am every Wednesday.
Real Advent Calendars
Don't forget to place your orders for the Real Advent Calendar via the church office. If you have not got an order form, they are available in the office or on our church website.
SWCD Churches on Facebook
If you are on Facebook, please like / follow our own SWCD Churches Facebook page. Sharing or liking our posts helps to tell more people what's going on.
Our friends at the Salvation Army have expressed their gratitude for all the donations of non perishable goods given at our Harvest Festival Services. The foodbank is seeing increasing demand and would always welcome further donations via the Salvation Army in Street.
On Sunday 7th November, we will be holding Memorial Services in the Parish Church, Street at 3pm and at St Andrew's, Compton Dundon at 6pm. If you or others you know would like a name of a loved one you have lost read out at either or both of the services, please let the office know.
Alternative Halloween event for families
With our friends at the Baptist Church, we are planning an alternative to halloween event for families on Sunday 31st October 4 - 5.30pm. Watch out for more details and consider who you may invite.
Walton church quiz
These are now available to pick up from any of our 4 churches at a cost of £2 each. Completed forms can also be returned to the Churches or to Sandra Gristock or Liz Selway.
Walton Church will be holding an evening of entertainment at Walton village Hall on Saturday 13th November at 7.30.
There will be music, fun and a ploughman's.
Please remember that the doors and windows will remain open during services to aid ventilation. You may wish to wear an extra layer!
Holy Land Tour Wednesday 4th May – Friday 13th May 2022
David and Pauline are excited at the prospect of sharing their experiences and pilgrimage with the tour now planned for 2022. It has been unfortunate that the tour did not happen in 2020 or 2021 due to Covid. However, we have spoken with our tour operators who feel that it will be going next year.The Scriptures can come alive as we walk in the footsteps of Jesus and visit the places that He would have known well. We warmly invite you to share in this experience with us. We will watch the sunrise over Jerusalem and set over the Sea of Galilee!
Just a reminder that if you would like to join us on this tour please book with Worldwide Christian travel www.christian-travel.com or contact David or Pauline for a brochure. In the new year we will be opening the tour up by advertising to a wider audience.
David and Pauline email contact : email@example.com or 07532275175
What’s On this week
Tuesday 8am Prayer meeting (Zoom)
7pm Walton Housegroup (Zoom)
Wednesday 10am Holy Communion, Mission Church
7.30pm Handbell Practise, Street Mission Church
Thursday 10.30am Coffee morning, Holy Trinity, Walton
1pm Sylvia Grove’s funeral, Street Parish Church
Friday 9.30am Little Stars, Mission Church
8.30am Holy Communion, Street Parish Church
9.15am Morning Worship, Walton
10.00am Holy Communion, Compton Dundon
10.30am DigDeep@themission & Baptism, Mission Church
Save the date
Nov 7th Memorial Services (more details above)
Nov 7th Bereavement café, Mission Church
Nov 13th Walton entertainment evening (more details above)
Nov 20th Tearfund Big Quiz, Mission Church