This Week's Life Line
Week commencing 15th December 2019
Prayer for the week
We give you thanks, O Lord, for these heavenly gifts;
kindle in us the fire of your Spirit
that when your Christ comes again
we may shine as lights before his face;
who is alive and reigns now and for ever. Amen
Readings for today
Psalm 146.4-10 page 632
Isaiah 35.1-10 page 720
Matthew 11.2-11 page 976
Readings for the week
Monday Psalm 40,Isaiah 38.1-8,21-22 & Matt. 16.13-end
Tuesday Psalm 70, Isaiah 38.9-20 & Matthew 17.1-13
Wednesday Psalm 75, Isaiah 39 & Matthew 17.14-21
Thursday Psalm 146, Zephaniah 1.1-2.3 & Matt. 17.22-end
Friday Psalm 46, Zephaniah 3.1-13 & Matthew 18.1-20
Saturday Psalm 121, Zephaniah 3.14-end & Matt 18.21-end
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Prayer Topics: for 15 December and the coming week:
Please pray, whether in Church or at home, for –
Our political leaders now that the General Election has taken place. We pray that wisdom and sound judgement is exercised as a new Government is formed and that God’s hand will guide them as they lead the country forward.
Those working at every level to bring the Climate Crisis to the fore and praying that we may each realise we have a part to play in reducing our negative impact upon the planet not only for the benefit of our generation but for our children’s generations to come.
Those preparing to serve the homeless, the lost and the lonely over the Christmas period whether by providing accommodation, health care, or warmth and sustenance – especially remembering our brothers and sisters in Christ at Street Salvation Army who are preparing to provide a Christmas Day lunch to those who are alone and in need – and also remembering that while we have shelter, warmth, comfort and ample food there are many both in our country and abroad that do not.
As we sing about the season of peace on earth and goodwill to all men, pray for those many parts of the world where peace does either not exist or is a fragile concept and where goodwill to all men is in short supply.
Those known to us who are currently unwell or infirm and for their families and others who support them.
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 – and particularly praying for a young man who died in tragic circumstances and for his family as they struggle to come to terms with their loss.For these and all things we pray in the name of Jesus. Amen
Prayer Topic Suggestions:
Suggestions of Prayer Topics, for this section of Lifeline, are most welcome whether for a specific or a personal need or of a general nature.
They can be sent by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or by text or voice mail to 07970 881779. Care will be taken to respect your privacy with any prayer that may appear within the Prayer Topics section of Lifeline.
The next deadline for any Prayer Topic suggestions for Lifeline is early on Thursday 19th December if they are to be included in the Lifeline issued for the Christmas and New Year period; that is Sundays, 22nd and 29th December.
- On Sunday 22nd December we have a Nativity Service at Mission Church. Please invite your friends and their children – dressing up as angels, sheep, wise men, etc is encouraged!! If you would like a speaking part (small or big) please see Sarah Woodward.
The 2020 weekly giving boxes are now available for collection from the churches. May I take this opportunity, on behalf of Street and Walton PCC, to thank you all for your donations during 2019, whether they are through the weekly giving scheme, monthly standing orders or through the plate, it is all very much appreciated. Thanks. Sonia.
You are invited to the AFTERNOON TEA
get together, on Friday 20th December at 2-00pm, in The Mission Church. Please bring some finger food to share with others.
The Trinity Handbell group will be entertaining us with some Christmas tunes. There will be a chance for you to have a go at ringing. Chris Wood and Team
Message from Salvation Army re Christmas
Community parcels - As in previous years we are preparing food and present parcels for those in need over Christmas. If you know of any needy families please let us know so we can send you a referral form so they can access this.
Christmas day Lunch - Again as in previous years we are doing a lunch on Christmas day. This is free and open to anyone who is either homeless, lonely or in any other form of need. Currently we only have 3 people booked into this so if you know anyone who needs somewhere to go on Christmas day then please, please, please, point them in our direction.
John & Louise Melia - 01458 448963
For further info. see posters at the back of the Mission Church
Prayer Chain Requests:
Those wanting prayers said on their behalf by the Prayer Chain should send their request by email to email@example.com - putting "Prayer Chain" in the subject line.
Alternatively please contact Jeff Brewer on 07970 881779
What’s on this week
7.30am – Morning Prayers – Mission Church
7.00pm – Walton Housegroup – The Royal Oak
7.30am – Morning Prayers – Mission Church
10.00am – Holy Communion – Mission Church
7.00pm – Carol Service - Walton Church
9.30am – Body, Mind & Soul – Mission Church
10.30am – Coffee morning – Walton Church
2.00pm – Afternoon Teas – Mission Church
10.30am – Nativity Service – Street Mission Church
6.00pm – Carol Service – Street Parish Church
6.30pm – Carol Service – Compton Dundon
Rev’d D Hatrey – 01278 723616,
Office - firstname.lastname@example.org 01458 442671
Treasurer – Sonia Beaty 01458 442966 email@example.com
Copy for next LifeLine to Sonia Beaty by next Thursday, midday firstname.lastname@example.org