Parish of the Holy Trinity
St Mary Magdalene † St Bartholomew †
St Alban † St Edmund †
Sunday 5th March 2017 1st Sunday of Lent
In Our Prayers:
In the Diocese:. Pray for the success of the Bishop’s Lent Appeal.
In the Anglican Communion: The Diocese of Marathwada (North India)
In the world: The Universal Church.
With Christian Aid: Reverend Elineide Ferreira de Oliveira, coordinator of the Casa dos Santos safe house.
In the Parish: those who live along; London Rd, Longmark Rd & Lonsdale Ave.
The sick and suffering: Alice Singh, Les Rowe, Clarice, Paula Lindborg, Paul Gray, Tony Osokoya, Alec Creggan, Eugenie Scott, Alston Harry, Margaret Greenhall, Eileen Exley, Dorothy Page, Julie Ålale,Zareen Choudhur, Anthonia, Peter Baker, Fiona McGuiness, Mary Skerritt, John Tuitt, John Ling, Grace Swara, Jan Hibbard ,Andrew Okoya & Mr Clarence Lawrence.
Those who have died:
Michael Bailey, Valerie Coleman & Marion McCauley (Priest).
May they rest in peace and rise in glory.
Readings for 12th March 2017:
Genesis 12: 1-4a Romans 4: 1-5,13-17 John 3: 1-17
Informal Prayer Lent 1. TODAY at Bart’s. An informal time of prayer after the Eucharist. An opportunity to light a candle and pray with others for anything on your heart. All Welcome.
Parish Bible Study St Bart's at 4pm TODAY. We will study John 3, v 1-17. All are welcome. Please bring your bible.
St Edmund’s Saturdays in Lent. 11.30 Lent Reflection on 4th, 11th and 18th March. Mass (including the Angelus) at 12 noon. Simple lunch at 12.30 cost £1.50 in aid of the Bishop’s Lent Appeal.
Deanery Confirmation Service this evening 6.30pm at St Paul’s. 3 candidates from out Church of South india congregation are being confirmed. Please come along and support them if you can.
Lent at St Mary’s. During Lent, for many years at St.Marys we have had a series of talks from members of the congregation who share briefly their faith and how they see God in their work or retirement! I know from the feedback this has been greatly enjoyed. Sadly,this year we will have to have a much shortened series because of way Lent has fallen. Priscilla, our organist, has kindly agreed to talk about her faith. John is also doing a sermon where he will need willing or unwilling volunteers to write some feedback for his ordination course.
Lent 1 TODAY Children's Service Quintin
Lent 2 12th March Priscilla
Lent 3 19th March Sue
Lent 4 26th March Mothering Sunday John
Passion Sunday 2nd April Children's Service Quintin
Palm Sunday 9th April Joint Service St.Barts
We will also be having the usual first communion class with parents and children immediately after Church in the Parish Room. Quintin
Monday 6th of March at 7:30, Paul Whitnall will be holding a discussion meeting for all Lay people in the Deanery (not just Deanery Synod Reps) at St Paul’s Church, Stratford, about all the proposed developments happening in Newham Churches. Join us to find out about the exciting changes. Hosted by Jeremy Fraser, Area Dean.
Being a Parent Course. Thursday’s 10.00am – 11.45am in the Luke Room at Bart’s. A free course for parents of children aged 9-16.
Our Parish Administrator, Brenda, is retiring on 31st March. Brenda has served this parish for over 20 years, and for 11 in her current role and we will miss her, but wish her and her family every happiness as this new stage of life unfolds. We are having a party to send Brenda off in style on March 30th. More about the appointment process for the administrator role as it unfolds - watch this space!
Bishop Stephen’s Discipleship Event. 15th March 7.30pm at All Saints Forest Gate. Each Church is asked to send 6 representatives but all are welcome.
ANNUAL MEETINGS (APM & APCM). 23rd April. The Electoral roll revision notices go up today, and the roll revision begins in 2 weeks, the roll closes on 2nd April. If you live in the Parish or attend church regularly, you are entitled to go on the roll and you need to be on it to stand for PCC, Church Wardens or Deanery Synod Rep. Please check! Consider prayerfully if you are called to stand for any of these roles. This year is Deanery Synod elections and under the new formula agreed by the Diocesan Synod we have 3 vacancies for Deanery Synod Reps.
ST BART’S ROAD CAR PARK. The barriers have been returned to the manufacturers. Please bear with us until they have been re-installed.
STUBBERS. Booking now open 30th June – 2nd July. Forms available from the Parish Office. Please note we are operating a deposit system this year.
BART’S CAFÉ. Study Day March 16th ‘Practical Church Management’ led by Ian Simpson, Heritage Support Office, Liverpool Diocese. £10 including lunch and a copy of a manual & guide. Book via Sue in the café or the Parish Office.
PCC & DCC DATES.
St Bart’s DCC 7th March 7.30pm.Agenda & minutes available to pick up
PCC 23rd March.
St Edmund’s DCC 29th March 7.30pm.
EXPERIENCE EASTER. 7th & 14th March. We need between 5 & 10 volunteers for each day. Sandwich lunch & briefing at 12 noon on both days. Workshops for YR2 children from 1- 3.15pm. If you can spare an hour or more within those times please speak to Rev Sue or let the office know, specifying which day & time you are available..
MIDWEEK EUCHARISTS Wednesday 10.00am at St Edmund’s, Wednesday 6.30pm at St Mary’s, Thursday 12.30pm at St Bart’s
The Daily Office: Morning Prayer at 9am
Monday & Thursday: St Bart’s, Tues: SMM, Wed: St Edmund’s (9.30am)
The Parish Office is open Monday – Friday 9.30am – 3.30pm
292b Barking Road, E6 3BA. Telephone 020 8470 0011
Registered Charity No: 1127847 Team Rector Revd Dr Sue Lucas
Team Vicar Revd Quintin Peppiatt 020 8471 8751.