St Mary Magdalene † St Bartholomew † St Alban †
Sunday 26th September 2010
It is the time of the year again for us to review our giving to the church and also to look at our time spent focusing on the Lord, focusing on our relationships with others and the gifts God has given to us.
Ps 24 – ‘The earth is the Lord’s and all that is in it, the world, and those who live in it.’ We are called in this world to be good stewards, good managers of all that God has entrusted to us at all times. Below are prayers to ponder on this week:
Partners of Love
We love because you first loved us
We give because you gave yourself completely
We worship because you showed your very nature
We live because you died instead of us
We share because your care surrounds us all
We love because you first loved us.
© Frances Ballantyne
Jesus we thank you.
In your generosity, you became poor for us
In your giving, you became empty for us
In your grace, you became nothing for us.
You became poor, for us to become rich
You became empty, for us to become full
You became nothing, for us to become something
Jesus we thank you.
© Frances Ballantyne
Please remember in your prayers:
Les Page, Allen Lloyd-White, Clarice, Gwen,
Annie, Ruth Nkonde, Vicky Schiff, Harriett, David Morris,
Renuka, Janet, David Dance, Priscilla Rolfe & Louise.
PARISH PRAYER ROTA
This week we pray for:
Kitchen Table @ St Bart’s: Anne, Michael and the volunteer helpers.
Older People: Golden Oldies; Springboard Housing Association
– residents and staff. Lunch Club.
Readings for 26th September 2010
St Bart’s: Amos 6: 1a,4-7 1 Timothy 6: 6-19 Luke 16: 19-31
St Mary’s: Jeremiah 32: 1-3a, 6-15 1 Timothy 6: 6-19 Luke 16: 19-end
Readings for 3rd October 2010
2 Timothy 1: 1-14 Luke 17: 5-10
St Bart’s Communion Hymns: 23; 413; 509
St Mary’s Birthdays: HAPPY BIRTHDAY to
Jean McCluskey & Dennis (DJ)
At St Bart’s TODAY we will be offering laying on of hands and prayers for healing after communion.
The flowers in St Bart’s this morning are in memory of Silma, Lorraine Ashton’s daughter
The flowers in St Mary’s today are in memory
of Violet and George Dignum.
Congratulations to Colin & Jean on their 4oth Wedding Anniversary.
Jean & Colin will be renewing their vows during the service and there will be a small celebration afterwards in the church hall.
Next Saturday at St Mary’s Marta & Rene are to be married. Please keep them in your prayers as they prepare for their special day.
at St Mary’s and St Bart’s 3rd October 10.00am.
We will be collecting dry and tinned goods and toiletries for ‘308’ (formerly the Turnaround hostel), working with the homeless in Newham and RAMP, working with refugees and asylum seekers.
At St Mary’s there are sheets at the back of church for people
to sign up to help with various jobs in the Church.
Next Sunday 3rd October our monthly Bible Study will take place at St Mary’s at 4.30pm followed at 6.00pm by a quiet service for Sunday evening.Do join us for either or both of these.
A BIG THANK YOU to Mike & Pat who have weeded the
memorial garden at St Mary’s. It looks fantastic.
DATES FOR YOUR DIARY.
29th September; PCC at St Mary’s
Minutes and agenda available to pick up today.
St Mary’s DCC Wednesday 20th October.
PARISH AUTUMN FAIR.
23rd October 2010.
Please turn out your cupboards – we need good prizes for the raffle and tombola plus anything else saleable.
Flyers and posters will be available next week.
NO CLOTHES or SECOND HAND ELECTRICAL ITEMS.
ADULT BAPTISM AND CONFIRMATION. Several people from
St Bart’s have asked about baptism and/or confirmation as adults. If you are interested, please put your name on the sheet at the back of church,
so that we can plan a course of preparation, probably at the beginning of next year.
THE KITCHEN TABLE CAFE @ ST BART’S
Lunch Club @ the kitchen table
Every Monday @ 12.30pm 3 course meal for £5
Friday 15th October 2010 7pm
Nicola Slee will lead us in conversation:
‘Kitchen table theology: words that are good enough to eat’.
Nicola Slee is a theologian and poet based at the Queen’s Foundation, Birmingham. She is the author of numerous books and articles, She is a lay Anglican.
£6.50 including supper
SOAP, TOOTHPASTE, LOO ROLLS, washing powder, towels
– all things that are much needed by 308(formerly the Turnaround hostel) working with those who have been homeless.
Could you add one of these (or any toiletry items) to your shopping list – and drop it into the ‘Gifts for 308’ grey bin at the back of St Bart’s. Thank you!
PARISH QUIET DAY
Saturday 9th October 2010
At the Priory, Haggerston.
Our theme this year will be ‘Public and Private’.
Do we have the balance tight between our lives as individuals
and as members of a family, a neighbourhood, a nation?
What is the relationship between private faith and our common
life as Christians? Phone, tweet, ipod, email – how is technology affecting our relationships?
Meet at St Mary’s Church Hall at 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.
St Paul’s Cathedral.
‘Love, Suffering, Death, Happiness’
During October 2010, St Paul’s Cathedral will hold a series of dialogues and meditative services exploring some of the fundamental themes of human life.
Suffering: Tuesday 5 and Sunday 10 October
Love: Tuesday 12 and Sunday 17 October
Death: Tuesday 19 and Sunday 24 October
Happiness: Tuesday 26 and Sunday 31 October.
Dialogues are on Tuesday evenings at 6.30pm and
meditative services on the following Sunday at 6.00pm.
The events are in the cathedral and all are welcome.
Admission is free.
Leaflets about the services are available in our churches.
DAILY PRAYERS are said every week day in our churches and you are very welcome to join us:
- Monday morning prayers at St Bart’s;
- Tuesday morning prayers at St Mary’s;
- Wednesday morning prayers at St Bart’s (Sept).
- Thursday morning prayers at St Bart’s;
- Friday morning prayers at St Mary’s.
All at 9.00am
The Parish office is open Monday – Friday 9.30am – 3.30pm
Telephone 020 8470 0011
Registered Charity No: 1127847