This Week's Life Line

Week commencing 26th June 2022
Today’s readings (2nd Sunday after Trinity)
Galatians 5.1, 13-25 & Luke 16.1-15
 
Prayer for the week
Faithful Creator, whose mercy never fails: deepen our faithfulness to you and to
your living Word, Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen
 
Readings for the coming week
Monday          Psalm 44, Judges 2 & Luke 13.1-9
Tuesday         Psalm 48, Judges 4.1-23 & Luke 13.10-21
Wednesday     Psalm 71, Isaiah 49.1-6 & Acts 11.1-18
Thursday         Psalm 57, Judges 6.1-24 & Luke 14.1-11
Friday              Psalm 51, Judges 6.25-end & Luke 14.12-24
Saturday          Psalm 68, Judges 7 & Luke 14.25-end
 
For your prayers
For Luke and Aimee as they get married this Saturday (25th) in the Parish Church, Street and for George and Amy as they get married next Friday (1st July) also in the Parish Church. For all those in our churches who are unwell, including Barbara Andrews. For those who are grieving for a loved one they have lost whether recently or some time ago.  For our PCC's in Walton and Street who are meeting on 27th and 30th June, respectively.
 
Tuesday Early Morning Prayer meeting
A great way to start the day.  Join us on Zoom for 30 minutes of prayer at 8am every Tuesday. The link can be found on our church website calendar. This is open to everyone from across the benefice. If you have never 'been', why not make this week your first time. It would be great to see more of you joining us as we pray together.
 
Diocesean Day of Prayer
You are invited to join in a day of prayer for our diocese on Thursday 30th June. You can find full details and resources on the Diocese of Bath and Wells website https://www.bathandwells.org.uk/news/a-diocesan-day-of-prayer-30-june.php  which will be regularly updated in the coming days.
 
Foodbank
The Salvation Army in Street have reported they are running very low on certain food items as the cost of living crisis begins to bite for some in our communities. Donations of non-perishable goods would be most welcome either in the boxes at the Parish Church Street or St Andrew's Compton Dundon or directly to the Salvation Army Hall in Street. Let's bless those in our community who may be struggling at this time.
 
Holiday at Home
We are planning a holiday at home for those who may struggle to get away for whatever reason this summer, to be held over two days, 3rd & 4th August in the Mission Church. To make this possible, we need a team of helpers both up front and behind the scenes. To find out more or to get involved in this project, please contact Ana or Suzie Williams (Mission Church). 
 
New Wine - could you join the team?
New Wine needs your help this summer. Could you join as a volunteer on site at United in Peterborough, from 23 - 28 July or 29 July - 3 August 2022? Whatever your gift, skill or passion - or maybe you're looking to discover your calling – there's a Team for you: www.new-wine.org/teams
 
SWCD Churches Book Club
The next book we are reading together is: Glass of Blessings' by Barbara Pym https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/226971.A_Glass_of_Blessings We will be meeting on Wednesday 20th July at 7pm in the Rectory to discuss this book and new members of the group are always welcome.
 
Compton Dundon Path maintenance
A reminder that for the next few weeks the main path to the church at St Andrew's is being repaired and improved. During this time the church will remain open but please follow signs for alternative routes into church. Once the path is complete, access for those with limited mobility will be much improved but during the repairs, this may be more difficult. Thank you for your understanding.
 
Spreading the social word
SWCD Churches is on Facebook. If you are too, please follow our page and like our posts! Not only is this a great encouragement to those who post them, but it also helps to share what we are doing more widely. 
Walton Garage Sale
On Saturday 16th July, the Walton Garage Sale, organised by Holy Trinity, will return. If you would like a stall in church to sell items, these can be arranged with Sandra Gristock at a cost of £5. See our website or Facebook page for more details. 
 
Messy Church Walton
Following the Messy Church on Thursday 23rd June in the Mission Church, we will be meeting again to get messy for summer in Walton on Thursday 30th June 3.30 - 5pm. Please spread the word to friends, family or via social media (see below).
 
Free Christian Books - last chance
We are rationalising the book library currently upstairs in the Mission Church, as we need to create some more space in the building. Church family members from across the benefice who would like to help themselves to any of the books left on display are welcome to do so over the next few weeks. There are some great titles to choose from.
 
A Summer stroll
Why not join us for a summer evening ramble on Wednesday 13th July?  We will meet at Walton village hall at 6 pm for a 5 km stroll across the fields to Sharpham, returning around 7.30 pm for a reviving drink at the Royal Oak, Walton. You would be welcome for the whole evening, on the walk, or just to meet us afterwards in the pub if that is more your thing as we ‘do life’ together as a church family at SWCD Churches. No need to book, just turn up, but do get in touch with Tim Hindle (Mission Church) if you would like any more information
 
Dates for your diary
30th June Summer Messy Church in Walton Church
13th July Summer stroll
16th July Walton Garage Sale
17th July Celebrate@6
20th July SWCD Churches Book Club
31st July Joint Benefice Service at 10.30am in St Andrew's, Compton Dundon
3rd & 4th August Holiday at Home
  
What’s On this week
Sunday 26th   
8.30am    Holy Communion, Street Parish Church
9.15am    Morning Worship, Holy Trinity Walton
10am       Holy Communion, Compton Dundon
10.30am  DigDeep@themission, Mission Church Street
Monday
7pm         Walton PCC meeting, Holy Trinity Walton              
7.15pm    Explore@Monday Housegroup, Mission Church
Tuesday         
8am         Prayer meeting (Zoom)
7pm         Walton Housegroup (Zoom)
Wednesday   
10am       Midweek Communion, Street Mission Church
2pm         Eco Church meeting, Mission Church
7.30pm    Handbell practice, Mission Church
Thursday               
10.30am  Coffee morning, Holy Trinity Walton
2pm         Housegroup, Mission Church
3.15-5.00 Messy Church, Holy Trinity, Walton
7pm         PCC meeting, Street Parish Church
Friday             
9.30am    Little Stars, Mission Church
12 noon   George and Amy’s wedding, Street Parish Church
Sunday 3rd
9.15am    Holy Communion, Holy Trinity Walton
10am       Holy Communion, Compton Dundon
10.30am  SofaSunday, Mission Church Street
11am       Holy Communion, Street Parish Church