St Mary Magdalene † St Bartholomew † St Alban †
Sunday 23rd September 2012
Holy Cross Day
Last week, September 14th, to be precise, in the Christian Liturgical Calendar The Feast or Solemnity of the Holy Cross - “Holy Cross Day” was celebrated throughout the Christian world to celebrate the cross itself, as the instrument of salvation in Christian Culture. The feast has several names: The Exaltation of the Holy Cross, The Triumph of the Cross, or Feast of the Glorious Cross. In the Anglican Communion it is simply called Holy Cross Day.
According to legends the True Cross was discovered in 326 by Saint Helena, the mother of the Roman Emperor Constantine the Great, and a Basilica was built on the site of the discovery. Holy Cross Day marks the dedication of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in 335. 14th of September was the day The True brought outside the Basilica so that the clergy and faithful could pray and venerate before it.
“For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God”. (1Corinthians 1:18)
What does the Calvary Cross mean to you as a Christian?
What does the historic incarnation, suffering, salvific Calvary death and triumphant resurrection of Jesus mean to you personally? Foolishness or The Power of God?
Are you able to join St Paul in proclaiming:
“May I never boast of anything except the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ” (Galatians 6:14)
Almighty God, whose Son our Saviour Jesus Christ was lifted high upon the cross that he might draw the whole world to himself: Mercifully grant that we, who glory in the mystery of our redemption, may have grace to take up our cross and follow Him. Amen. (Collect for Holy Cross Day)
Please remember in your prayers:
Les Page, Clarice, Vicky Schiff, Win Jones,
Dela McCarteny, Frank Burdge, Maude Smith & Dot Anderson.
PARISH PRAYER ROTA This week we pray for:
Children & Young People: St Bart’s Pre-School; Newham Pre-School Learning Alliance; Fellowship House Children’s Centre; Rainbows, Brownies, Guides & Rangers; Beavers, Cubs & Scouts; Centre4M;
St Mary’s Pre-School; Community Links at St Mary’s; Nature Reserve Study Centre; Sea Cadets; Air Cadets; Army Cadets
Readings for 23rd September 2012
St Bart’s: Jeremiah 11: 18-20 James 3: 13- 4.3, 7-8a Mark 9: 30-37
St Mary’s: Proverbs 31: 10-31 James 3: 13-4,3,7-8a Mark 9:30-37
Readings for 30th September 2012
St Bart’s: Numbers 11: 4-6, 10-16, 24-29 James 5: 13-20 Mark 9: 38-50
St Mary’s: Genesis 28: 10-17 Revelation 12: 7-12 John 1: 47-51
St Mary’s Birthday’s HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Jack Bence
St Bart’s Communion Hymns: 374; 515; 88
At St Bart’s this morning we welcome back the Revd Peter Turner
as our Preacher and Celebrant.
The flowers in St Bart’s this morning are from Lorraine Ashton in memory of her daughter Silma.
At St Mary’s Today we welcome the Revd Merrin Playle from St Paul’s, East Ham who is taking the 8.00am service.
We also welcome the Revd Nicola Vidamour from High Street South Methodist Church, who, with permission from the Bishop,
Is taking the 10.00am service this morning.
HARVEST FESTIVAL 7th October 2012 at St Mary’s & St Bart’s
We will be collecting dry and tinned goods for RAMP,
working with refugees and asylum seekers.
A BIG THANK YOU to everyone who helped out at St Mary’s yesterday for Open House London weekend.
Would all PCC and St.Mary's DCC members please collect agendas/minutes from church this morning.
Any one Fancy a Day Trip in a Limousine??
The Co-op funeral directors in East Ham have kindly offered
to take Parishioners out on a day trip to a garden centre/ smallholding in Hertfordshire, lunch included.
Maximum of 4 people. First come first served.
Please contact the Parish Office if you are interested.
A date will be arranged once we have enough people.
Next Deanery Synod is on Monday 24th September 2012 at 7.30pm at St Barnabas Church Manor Park. The Main Item includes presentations on the Diocesan Strategy of ‘Transforming Presence.’
The themes of which are, inhabiting the World Distinctively , Evangelising Effectively, Serving With Accountability, Re-imagining Ministry. These meetings are open to all as observers.
Parish reps only are allowed to vote in the preceding business items. More details from Shirley if needed.
As you may know Marion Anglum will be leaving us before Christmas & we will be looking for people to take on the various roles that she has been doing for us. At the moment we are looking for a second person to help Doris with the weekly collection.
If you can help out please speak to one of the Church Wardens.
DATES FOR YOUR DIARY at a glance
2nd October PCC at St Mary’s 7.30pm Please note change of date.
3rd October St Mary’s DCC 7.30pm
6th October Quiet Day at Haggerston
6th – 14th October Arts Festival for the Barking Episcopal Area
7th October Harvest Festival
20th October Parish Autumn Fair
MONTHLY FRIDAY NIGHT VIGIL Friday 28th September 7.00 – 8.00pm in the Chapel at St Bart’s.
All welcome to come along.
ANNUAL BLACK HERITAGE SERVICE at All Saints' Church,
Church Street, Stratford, London E15 3HU. SUNDAY OCTOBER 21st from 4pm. Everyone welcome who is part of the human race....
Lots of food afterwards guaranteed!
PARISH AUTUMN FAIR. Saturday 20th October 2012.
We need GOOD prizes for the Raffle and Tombola.
Please give to June at St Mary’s, Marion at St Bart’s or the Parish Office.
QUIET DAY at HAGGERSTON PRIORY
Saturday 6th October 2012.
Meet at St Mary’s Church Hall 9.30am.
No charge but a small donation welcome on the day.
Please bring a packed lunch.
Sign up sheets at the back of both Churches
Arts Festival for the Barking Episcopal Area
Saturday 6th – 14th October 2012 location – Woodford
Festival events include: Big Draw event; commission4mission exhibition; Classical & choral concerts; Jazzathon;
Pet Service; Poetry evening; Street Pastors patrol; Woodford Proms; Youth festival
www.chelmsford.anglican.org/barking.html for more details
or phone 020 8520 3771
Leaflets available at the back of both Churches.
THE CASE FOR GOD St Paul’s Cathedral, Autumn 2012.
Public arguments about God tend to happen between fundamentalists, both atheists and believers. Five of the most distinguished and engaging theologians will explore the reality of belief.
Tuesday 16th October The Case for God Karen Armstrong
Tuesday 30th October Atheist Delusions David Bentley Hart
Tuesday 13th November What’s the Point of Being a Christian? Timothy Radcliffe OP
Wednesday 28th November A New Kind of Christianity Brian McLaren.
Wednesday 6.30pm at St Mary’s Thursday 12.30pm at St Bart’s
The Parish Office is open Monday – Friday 9.30am – 3.30pm
Telephone 020 8470 0011
Registered Charity No: 112784