This Week's Life Line

Week commencing 20th October 2019
Prayer for the week 
God, our judge and saviour,
teach us to be open to your truth
and to trust in your love,
that we may live each day
with confidence in the salvation which is given
through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen
Readings for today
Psalm 119.97-104 page 620
2 Timothy 3.14-4.5 page 1196
Luke 18.1-8 page 1051
Readings for the week
Monday         Psalm 80,Ezekiel 14.12-end & Mark 15.1-15
Tuesday        Psalm 89.1-18, Ezekiel 18.1-20 & Mark 15.16-32
Wednesday   Psalm 119.105-128, Ezekiel 18.21-32 & Mark 15.33-41
Thursday      Psalm 92, Ezekiel 20.1-20 & Mark 15.42-end
Friday           Psalm 88, Ezekiel 20.21-38 & Mark 16.1-8
Saturday       Psalm 97, Ezekiel 24.15-end & Mark 16.9-end
Prayer Topics:
Please pray, whether in Church or at home, for –
  • Our Christian brothers and sisters in our link Church in Mfuwe, Eastern Zambia where the whole community is having to cope with crop failures as a result of there not being enough rain – as they have prayed for us so we delight to pray for them.
  • For Betsy Kathryn Clifford-Jones, as she comes with her parents Thomas and Victoria to be Baptised at Walton Church today – praying that she will, with the support of her parents, Godparents, family and friends, come to know and love Jesus.
  • Those facing difficult situations at home or at work – praying especially for Suzie’s daughter-in-law, Amy, who is struggling with difficult classroom dynamics in her first year as a teacher.
  • Those known to us who are currently unwell or infirm and for all the health care professionals at every level who care for them and for their families and others who support them – praying especially for
SylviaY as she continues her treatment for a blood clot,
JaneT as she recovers from a hospital procedure last week,
RuthD who is currently struggling with her health, and
JohnP currently in West Mendip that he heals completely and regains his mobility.
  • 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 – remembering especially Suzie’s sister-in-law’s brother who died recently and his family and friends.  
And we give thanks that -
  • Pauline is now home following her emergency treatment in Southmead and we pray for her, David and the family as she begins her recovery journey.  May they know God’s patience, peace and love through the coming weeks.  
For these and all things we pray in the name of Jesus.               Amen
Prayer Requests and Prayer Topics:
Prayer requests or mentions and suggested topics, for this section of Lifeline, are most welcome and can be submitted by email to –
Due to print deadlines, any prayer requests or suggested topics should be made by early on Thursday 24th October if they are to be included in the Lifeline issued the following Sunday 27th October.
Pat Moxey’s Christmas Quiz is available now from the Churchwardens at £2 each.
Operation Christmas Child
Shoe boxes are available at every Church now.  They need to be returned by 10th November.  Please note that this year toothpaste and sweets are NOT allowed due to a change in customs. Thanks, Sandra Gristock.

NEXT SUNDAY, 27th October!  - join us for  SUNDAY MUNCH After the service at Mission Church. Bring your own sandwich or salad, or something to pop in the microwave.   Optional card/board games after lunch.  Hope you can join us!  Jill Perryman and Geoff & Elizabeth Cottell

WANTED - prizes for the Tearfund Raffle. Please leave in the Mission Church for Elizabeth. Thanks so much! 
Our Father in heaven, hallowed by Your Name.  Your kingdom come, Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven… Come and share time with the Father in the prayer room.Friday 8th November 9pm - 2am.   The Prayer Room.  The Mission Church, Street.
Come for as long or as little as you like.
See Polly Axford-Checkley for more information.
Thank you message from David and Pauline
We have been so overwhelmed by the flowers, cards and messages we have received following Pauline’s sudden hospital stay.  The power of prayer has been amazing and we are pleased to say that she is progressing well. Rest is now important, so Pauline will not be about for a few weeks, but is delighted to be back home and in the care of her loving family. Thank you for the prayers and keep praying that she will be soon be back to her normal self!! ( And nagging!)
Sunday 27th October: Sunday Munch, after the service at Mission Church
Sunday 10th November: Bishop Peter taking the service at Street Parish Church
Monday 11th November : Ladies Christmas-Card-Making, 6-9pm at Mission Church
Saturday 16th November : Tearfund, THE BIG QUIZ. 7 for 7.30pm at Mission Church 
Sunday 24th November : REFRESH, 6pm for 6.30 at Mission Church
Saturday 7th December : Benefice Christmas Party, 6pm-9.30pm at Mission Church
Saturday 16th November 7pm for a 7.30 start, till 9.15pm  @ Mission Church 
Across the country people will be joining in this quiz to raise money for the great work of Tearfund.  
£5 per person (or whatever you can afford) 
Teams of between four and six
Mix up the age groups if you can, to ensure a good range of knowledge in each team.
If you don’t have a team, let me know and I’ll join up individual quizzers
There’ll be a raffle too, so prizes are welcome please
Bring your own drinks and nibbles for your team
Chat & refreshments at 7pm, the quiz will start at 7.30 and run till 9.15We hope you will all join in and invite your friends, the more the merrier! 
Please sign up so we know how many tables -  contact Elizabeth Cottell  or  01458 762 916
Relaunching the Prayer Chain – Part One:
We thank Vera Parker for the years of faithful service as the ‘anchor’ on the Prayer Chain.  She has now entrusted that responsibility to me – Jeff Brewer.
What is the Prayer Chain?
 It is a small group of people who have agreed to pray for the needs and concerns that others might bring to their attention.  Because sometimes the issues we are asked to pray for are very personal we have promised not to discuss those issues with anyone else.
What can the Prayer Chain pray about?
These issues we are asked to pray about are many and varied – if something on your heart needs prayer – for yourself, your family or friends; about a heath issue, bereavement, a life event – we are here to pray for you and that issue.
How do you make a Prayer request to the Prayer Chain?
Ideally, by email to the address below stating it is for the Pray Chain.  Outline what is to be prayed for with sufficient information for it to make sense.  That prayer request will be shared with those who are in the Prayer Chain for them to include in their prayer time over the coming days.  In some instances, Data Protection Rules may preclude sharing the full name of the person being prayed for.
Requests for prayers to be made on the Prayer Chain - email to with “Prayer Chain” in the title line.  For those where email is a mystery please contact me directly.
Jeff Brewer – 07970881779
10 October 2019
What’s on this week
        7.30am – Morning Prayers – Mission Church
        2.30pm – Tuesday Afternoon Group – Mission Church
        7.00pm – Walton Housegroup – The Royal Oak    
        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
        7.00pm – Walton prayer meeting – Walton Church
        7.15pm – Street PCC meeting – Mission Church
        9.30am – Little Stars – Mission Church
        10.00am – Holy Communion – Compton Dundon Church
        10.00am – All Age service – Walton
        10.30am – Holy Communion – Mission Church
Rev’d D Hatrey – 01278 723616,
Office -  01458 442671
Treasurer – Sonia Beaty 01458 442966
Copy for next LifeLine to Sonia Beaty by next Thursday, midday