3 December 2017 Newsletter

Written by Brenda. Posted in Parish

Parish of the Holy Trinity

          St Mary Magdalene     St Bartholomew †  

            St Alban       St Edmund 

            

Sunday 3 December 2017            1st  Sunday of Advent                                     

In Our Prayers:

In the Diocese: The South Rodings: Abbess Roding (St Edmund), |Beauchamp Roding (St Botolph), White Roding (St Martin), Leaden Roding (St Michael) it’s clergy and people.

In the Anglican Communion: The Most Revd Ng Moon Hing, Archbishop of South East Asia and Bishop of West Malaysia.

In the world: the people of Zimbabwe

With Christian Aid: Pray that Christian Aid's Christmas Appeal will help provide nutritious food for the people of South Sudan who have been displaced by conflict and are in urgent.

In the Parish: those who live along Bartle Ave, Beckton Road, Bendish Road

The sick and suffering: Alice Singh, Les Rowe, Clarice, Paula Gray, Paul Gray, Alec Creggan, Fiona McGuiness, Coraline Edwards, Mark Dorrington, Norman Lipman, Theresa Lutterodt, Julie Alale, Hazel Maidment, Gloria Hamilton, Marcia Sobers, Emilda Lawrence, Robert Akowuah, Sam, Tina, Walter Tee, Alston Harry and Tony Osokoya.

Those who have died: Francis Bassett May he rest in peace and rise in glory Francis’ funeral is on 15th December at 2pm at St Barnabas.

Readings for 10 December 2017: Isaiah 40.1-11   Psalm 85.1-2,8-end   2 Peter 3.8-15      Mark 8.1-8

Parish Birthdays – Happy Birthday to Inga Vosyliene, Alison McLucas

St Mary’s this week we welcome Nevaeh-Marie and her family and friends for her baptism.  Please keep them in your prayers.

Mulled wine and mince pies at St Mary’s on 16 Dec between 10 and 1 as we prepare the church for our Christmas celebrations.  All welcome.

St Bart’s is in need of people willing to undertake Sunday and possibly week day sacristan duties.  On Sundays this entails arriving by 9.15 at the latest and setting up for the Eucharist.  Full training will be given.

E6 churches Annual Advent Walk of Witness

We will be gathering opposite East Ham Station at 4.30pm TODAY. We then process down the High Street to St Bart’s Church for a short service and Advent reflection around 5.30pm led by Pastor Salomi Sukesh & Rev Sue Lucas. We will be singing Carols at various points along the route so do bring a torch, lantern or glow stick if able. All welcome.

Parish Christmas card detailing all the Christmas services are at the back of church.  Please help yourself – and take one to give to a friend/neighbour.

St Edmund’s on Friday 8th December there will be an 11.00am eucharist to commemorate the Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary.

St Barts have interviewed for a new site supervisor and made an offer of employment - full details once the paperwork is completed.  Also, if you wish to contribute to Bill’s leaving gift, please let the office know.

Bible Study The next parish Bible Study will take place at St Bart's on Wednesday 6th December at 1pm.  All welcome, please bring your bible.

The Greatfield Winter Market returns, with a huge array of stalls selling handmade gifts, cards, plants, jams, chutneys & pickles and more. You can have a cup of tea and (homemade) cake or lunch, and chat with your neighbours in our friendly cafe. The Market will be held on Saturday 9th December 2017 at St George and St Ethelbert's Church, Burford Road E6 3NQ between 11 am and 2 pm.

St Edmund’s Christmas Party will be on 6th January.  Tickets are now available in all churches or from the office.  £5 if bought in advance or £7 on the door – all welcome !

Toy Collection Point St Bart’s we will be a collection point for the Newham Recorder Toy Appeal this year. Please donate if you’re able. 

St Bart’s Café Dates:

Christmas lunch is 19th December 2017 at 1pm - £10.  Tickets for the lunch are selling fast !  Book with Sue in the Café to ensure you don’t miss out.  Friday 22nd December will be freebie Friday in the Café.  Pot luck lunch to use up left overs before we close for the Christmas holidays.

St Mary’s are having a Christmas Raffle which will be drawn on 17th December.  The top prize is a £50 M&S voucher !  Tickets on sale from this Sunday in the church hall.

St Barts Training for intercessors and altar servers has been arranged - so save the dates.  If you are already involved in one of these or would like to start, please come along.  Speak to Rev Sue for details.  Both are on Sundays from 11.15 to 12 noon; 7th January, 28st January.

PCC and DCC DATES.

PCC meeting is 23 January 2018 at 7.30 pm – venue to be confirmed.

St Bart’s DCC meeting is 21 January 2018 at 11.45 am in the Luke Room.

St Mary’s DCC meeting is 10 January 2018 at 7.30 pm in the Parish room

St Edmunds’s DCC meeting is on 24 January 2018 at 7.30 pm.

MIDWEEK EUCHARIST

Weds 10.00 at St Edmund’s, Weds 18.30 at St Mary’s, Thurs 12.30 at St Bart’s

The Daily Office: Morning Prayer at 9am Mon & Thurs at St Bart’s, Tues at St Mary’s, Wed at 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 

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Registered Charity No: 1127847. Team Rector Revd Dr Sue Lucas 020 3662 8086 / 07976 901 389 Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Team Vicar Revd Quintin Peppiatt 020 8471 8751