10th August 2014 newsletter

Written by Brenda. Posted in Parish

logo-eastham02.jpgSt Mary Magdalene        

St Bartholomew †      

St Alban                                                                                     

PARISH NEWS

Sunday 10th August 2014

 

 

Gaza is a pile of rubble. It doesn't matter from what angle or direction the TV pictures try to show the impact of the recent hostilities on the civilians of Gaza, the destruction of people's homes and lives is almost complete.

 

This week the BBC and SKY have agreed to show a united appeal from a combination of UK charities free of charge.

This, in itself, is an unprecedented and welcome development.

 

I hope that each member of our parish will feel able to text a donation or give whatever they can afford. Any donations handed into the parish office will be sent straight to the appeal.

 

It is the plight of innocent civilians - children, men and women - young and old - which has stunned people of all faiths and backgrounds. 

 

No one, however convinced of the rights and wrongs of the latest installment in the never-ending narrative of Israeli/Palestinian dispute, can condone the level of death, suffering and human misery which has now resulted.

 

The focus of our prayers remains peace: a peace which we share with one another in the Eucharist today and which passes all understanding.

 

We are living through a terrible chapter for the people of Gaza.

Please focus on them in your prayers.

 

"Lord God, please bring peace to troubled lands; help us to give generously to bring light to places of terrible darkness. That you love may reign in the hearts of all people."

                                                                     ROB

 

Today: 

  St Bart's :  10.00am Ann is Celebrant and Preacher

  St Mary's: 10.00am Rob is Celebrant and Preacher

In Our Prayers
Our Mission: +Stephen our bishops, our clergy and our mission to East Ham;

Older People: Golden Oldies; Genesis Housing Association – residents and staff; Lunch Club; Friday Games.

We pray for those preparing to be married: David & Clare

We pray for those preparing to be baptised: Jackie Bish, Dean Bish, Freddy & Penny.

The sick and suffering: Clarice, Jean Skelton, Martin & Yvonne Gammon,

Alice Singh , Lucy Owen,  Joyce Deslandes, Janice Wenlock, Peter Wilson,

 Ron Heard, Graham Davis & Daniel.  

Those who have died:  Albert Bailey.    May he rest in peace and rise in glory.

Readings for 10th August 2014 

St Bart’s: 1 Kings 19: 9-18   Romans 10: 5-15    Matthew 14: 22-33

St Mary’s:    Genesis 37: 1-4,12-28       Romans 10: 5-15

   Readings for 17th August 2014

St Bart’s:  1 Kings 19: 9-18      Romans 10: 5-15     Matthew 14: 22-33

St Mary’s: Genesis 37: 1-4, 12-28          Romans 10: 5-15

Please keep in your prayers Pat & Albert Davis whose son Graham

 had a bad accident and is in Tooting hospital.

St Mary’s Birthday’s              HAPPY BIRTHDAY to

Victor Grimes, Rosemary John & Sebastian Quigley

Congratulations to Hannah & Paul & Deborah & Patrick

 who were married at St Mary’s on Friday & Saturday.

On 17th August at St Mary’s we will be baptising Freddy. Please keep him,

his family & friends in your prayers as they prepare for his special day.

Nicola, our Methodist Minister, assumes the mantle of Superintendent of the Circuit at the end of this month. Please pray for her and her extended role and Responsibilities in the wider Methodist Church.

There was a good turn out for our parish Transfiguration service on

 Tuesday evening. Thanks to everyone who came. A particular thank you to

Colin and Jean for sharing their insights of their recent visit to Mount Tabor.

 And to Festus who helped with the refreshments.

The Assumption. Friday is the day when the church celebrates the Feast of the Assumption and we will commemorate this great Feast of Mary at our Thursday Eucharist at Bart's on Thursday at 12.30.

Healing and Anointing    Next Sunday's service at Bart's

will be a service of Healing and Anointing at 10am.

DATES FOR YOUR DIARY

St Mary’s DCC Wednesday 27th August 7.30pm in the Parish Room

Standing Committee/PCC The Standing Committee will meet in the Rector's Office on Tuesday 2nd September at 8pm.

The PCC meets on Thursday 4th September at 7.30pm (venue tbc).

Book Club: The Parish Book Club meets in the Luke Room tomorrow when we will be reading poems with a summer theme!

St Edmunds It has now been agreed with the current Priest in Charge

 of St Edmunds that the East Ham Team will begin to assume responsibility for the services at  St Edmunds on Sunday 16th November when we will have a joint service there for the Feast of St Edmund, King & Martyr.

Please make a note of this important date in your diary.

A trainee priest joins us for three months: Marion is to be ordained later this year to serve locally as a priest. We have been asked to host Marion from September. She writes: “I’m Marionette Macauley from Sierra Leone in

 West Africa. Born into an Anglican family and always proud to say that I am a cradle Anglican. I attended the local primary church school going on to the local CMS Grammar School for girls. I’ve lived in England for many years and trained as a Nurse retiring as a senior nurse manager. I’m widowed with two adult children and have been worshiping at All Saints and St. Edmunds for over twenty years. Leading up to my retirement, I did the course in Christian studies and other short courses before going on to Reader training. I have always felt that God has a calling for me in ordained ministry so I look forward to my placement.”

BART’S STUDY DAY

“The Gospel of John for Today”

Thursday 14 August     10.30am-3.30pm

The Luke Room: St Bartholomew’s, East Ham

LED BY Revd Rob Marshall

 

Who was John?

A study of the Prologue  The "I Am" Sayings of Jesus

John and the Synoptics

COME AND IMPROVE YOUR UNDERSTANDING OF THIS

FAMOUS GOSPEL TEXT

 

Fee for the day including lunch is £7

Book now on 020 8470 0011

ALL WELCOME

Under the Stars The Mayor’s Annual Free Music extravaganza

14th – 16th August  Central Park, East Ham.

St Bart’s Patronal Festival

THE FEAST OF ST BARTHOLOMEW

 

Saturday 23rd August

 

                 BBQ IN RECTORY GARDEN    6pm-9pm

               (if the weather is wet to be held in Bart’s Cafe)

 

                 Burgers, hot dogs, baked potatoes and salads

                                Please bring your own drinks

 

PLEASE LET THE CHURCH OFFICE KNOW IF YOU ARE ATTENDING SO THAT WE CAN FEED  YOU ALL

ALSO LET US KNOW IF YOU ARE A VEGGIE!

 

Sunday 24th August

 

8.00am Mass at St Mary Magdalene

        

10.00am Joint Service at St Bart’s

 Preacher & Celebrant

Archdeacon Douglas McKittrick

of Chichester

 

3.15pm Choral Evensong for St Bartholomew

at St Paul’s Cathedral

Meet at East Ham Tube Station at 2pm

or you can meet us there!!

 

The Parish Office is open  Monday – Friday 9.30am – 3.30pm

Telephone 020 8470 0011        email:This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Website:  www.easthamparish.org.uk       twitter@easthamteam

Registered Charity No: 1127847

Midweek Services  continue throughout the summer  If you have not been to

 St Mary’s on a Wednesday evening (1830) or St Bart's on a Thursday lunchtime (1230) you don't know what you are missing! During August the lunchtime Eucharists at St Bart's will focus on "Favourite Psalms". ALL WELCOME.

3rd August 2014 Newsletter

Written by Brenda. Posted in Parish

logo-eastham02.jpgSt Mary Magdalene        

St Bartholomew †      

St Alban                                                                                     

PARISH NEWS

Sunday 3rd August 2014

 

REFLECTIONS ON A SPIRITUALITY FOR HOLIDAY TIMES

 

The excitement of holiday times can become strangely daunting and exhausting. Travel plans packing, unpacking, holiday money and expenses, trying new types of food, seeing new places, meeting new people, keeping the children or grandchildren entertained ……these might be some of our preoccupations. Staying sane and healthy, let alone spiritual might recede to the farthest  peripheries of our needs.

 

Well, Jesus recognizes this tendency of neglect among the large crowds that had pursued him to the deserted place where was trying to withdraw himself. The crowds were hungry. Hungry for food, drink, and a lot more! Jesus came to their rescue with the Miracle of five fish and two loaves.   But then he fed them with something even more important – God’s compassion, healing and  the Word of Life. (cf Matthew 14:13-21)

 

The “Marshall Group” who have recently returned from their pilgrimage to the Holy Land and indeed those who have been on the 2014 Bradwell Pilgrimage have been very generous in sharing their experiences with the whole Parish.

 

On our own journeys during the pilgrimage of life we might need to be more conscientious about the real essential necessities.  Good spirituality remains the most effective fuel for this journey.  Some of us might be blessed with God’s miracles, corporate and personal. But are we willing to demonstrate a similar compassion and generousity even with the ten baskets of the left overs. 

There are so many brothers and sisters on the same journey who might not be so fortunate.  Holiday times give us the time and space and opportunity to meet some new members of God’s family, also on the same pilgrimage, and to forge new bonds of friendship. But most importantly, like Jesus, these are opportunities for us to withdraw from the comfort zones of our routines, from the hustle and bustle of a life forged and driven by market economy into a more serene one which God intends for us. There we might find God’s compassion and peace and even that capacity to share those with others on our pilgrimage.                                                                Fr Fred       

Today:

St Bart's :  10.00am Fred is Celebrant and Preacher

                  12.00pm Fred/Rob will lead the WW1 Service

St Mary's: 10.00am Rob is Celebrant: Andrew Biro is the speaker

In Our Prayers
Our Mission: +Stephen our bishops, our clergy and our mission to East Ham;

Community Groups: East Ham AA Group; Narcotics Anonymous;

Newham Community Counselling; Patiko Baker’s Fort Project;

Royal British Legion – East Ham Branch.

We pray for those preparing for marriage at St Mary’s;  

Hannah & Paul ( 8th August)  and Deborah & Patrick (9th August)

We pray for those preparing to be baptised: Jackie Bish, Dean Bish, Freddy & Penny.

The sick and suffering: Clarice, Jean Skelton, Martin & Yvonne Gammon,

Alice Singh , Lucy Owen,  Joyce Deslandes, Janice Wenlock, Peter Wilson,

 Ron Heard, Graham Davis & Daniel.  

Those who have died:  Albert Bailey.    May he rest in peace and rise in glory.

   Readings for 3rd August 2014

St Bart’s: Matthew 14: 13-21           St Mary’s: Genesis 32: 22-31

Readings for 10th August 2014 

St Bart’s: 1 Kings 19: 9-18   Romans 10: 5-15    Matthew 14: 22-33

St Mary’s:    Genesis 37: 1-4,12-28       Romans 10: 5-15

Could you please keep in your prayers Pat & Albert Davis whose son Graham had a bad accident and is in Tooting hospital.

St Mary’s Birthday’s  HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Touloupe Daramola & Fr Fred.

Albert Bailey RIP Fr Fred will be conducting the funeral of the late Albert Bailey

at the City of London Chapel on Thursday at 1130am.

Feasibility Study.  Some experts recommended to us by our Area Dean-designate (Jeremy Fraser) will be conducting a Feasibility Study around the future use of St Albans on Monday. This is at the request of the PCC.

Quinquennial Reports  Reports on the fabric and upkeep on our church buildings are undertaken every 5 years and St Mary's, St Bart's and St Albans have just had theirs done. Work which needs to be done is identified by the Architect and the PCC/DCC then have to ensure that the work is undertaken.

St Edmunds

It has now been agreed with the current Priest in Charge of St Edmunds that the East Ham Team will begin to assume responsibility for the services at  St Edmunds on Sunday 16th November when we will have a joint service there for the Feast of St Edmund, King & Martyr. Please make a note of this important date in your diary.

 

THE FEAST OF THE TRANSFIGURATION

 

A celebration of the Glory of God on the Eve of the Feast

Tuesday 5th  August 7pm

 St Bart's Church

 

Followed by drinks in the Church Garden

 

Colin and Jean from St Mary's will reflect on the site of the

Transfiguration at this service following their recent pilgrimage there.

 

ALL WELCOME

 

Please note that there is no 6.30pm celebration of mass at St Mary's

 this week as the Tuesday evening service replaces it.

 

PARISH BOOK CLUB. Monday 11th August 2.00pm Bart’s Café.

 Summer Poems   ALL WELCOME

Under the Stars The Mayor’s Annual Free Music extravaganza

14th – 16th August  Central Park, East Ham.

BART’S STUDY DAY

 “The Gospel of John for Today”

 

Thursday 14 August     10.30am-3.30pm

The Luke Room: St Bartholomew’s, East Ham

 

LED BY Revd Rob Marshall

Who was John?

A study of the Prologue

The "I Am" Sayings of Jesus

John and the Synoptics

COME AND IMPROVE YOUR UNDERSTANDING OF THIS

FAMOUS GOSPEL TEXT

 

Fee for the day including lunch is £7

Book now on 020 8470 0011

 

ALL WELCOME

St Bart’s Patronal Festival

THE FEAST OF ST BARTHOLOMEW

 

Saturday 23rd August

 

                 BBQ IN RECTORY GARDEN    6pm-9pm

               (if the weather is wet to be held in Bart’s Cafe)

 

                 Burgers, hot dogs, baked potatoes and salads

                                Please bring your own drinks

 

PLEASE LET THE CHURCH OFFICE KNOW IF YOU ARE ATTENDING SO THAT WE CAN FEED  YOU ALL

ALSO LET US KNOW IF YOU ARE A VEGGIE!

 

 

Sunday 24th August

 

8am Mass at St Mary Magdalene

        

10.00am Joint Service at St Bart’s

 Preacher & Celebrant

Archdeacon Douglas McKittrick

of Chichester

 

 

3.15pm Choral Evensong for St Bartholomew

at St Paul’s Cathedral

Meet at East Ham Tube Station at 2pm

or you can meet us there!!

 

The Parish Office is open  Monday – Friday 9.30am – 3.30pm

Telephone 020 8470 0011        email:This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Website:  www.easthamparish.org.uk       twitter@easthamteam

Registered Charity No: 1127847

Midweek Services  continue throughout the summer  If you have not been to

 St Mary’s on a Wednesday evening (1830) or St Bart's on a Thursday lunchtime (1230) you don't know what you are missing! During August the lunchtime Eucharists at St Bart's will focus on "Favourite Psalms". ALL WELCOME.

27th July Newsletter

Written by Brenda. Posted in Parish

logo-eastham02.jpgSt Mary Magdalene        

St Bartholomew †      

St Alban                                                                                     

PARISH NEWS

Sunday 27th July 2014

 

 
   


                 WHAT IS TRUTH?

 

          That was the question Pilate posed to Jesus.

‘Pilate asked Jesus, ‘So you are a king?’ Jesus answered, ‘You say that I am a king. For this I was born, and for this I came into the world, to testify to the truth. Everyone who belongs to the truth listens to my voice.’ 38Pilate asked him, ‘What is truth?’

 

        Yet the problem  is often Whose truth?

I have been thinking about that this week as I hear what seem to me increasingly ridiculous claims from Russia on the shooting down of the airline in the Ukraine.

        To me it seems clear enough. Russian backed separatists have been given weapons and encouraged by Moscow. They had already shot down two other military planes earlier in the week and now mistook the passenger jet for another military plane.

Yet in Moscow the truth looks very different, here there are western plots and deceptions with the Ukrainian government being to blame for the disaster.

             Or in Gaza, on one side of the conflict the Jewish people are defending their homeland and on Palestinian side there is the slaughter of innocent people is taking place. It often depends on your perspective on where truth lies.

What is truth? This is just a difficult question to answer nowadays as it was two thousand years ago when Pilate posed the question to Jesus.                          

                                                                                  Quintin

In Our Prayers
Our Mission: +Stephen our bishops, our clergy and our mission to East Ham;

Health & Exercise: St Bart’s Surgery; Slimming World; Karate;

Wing Chung Kung Fu; Zumba.

We pray for those preparing for marriage;  Hannah & Paul ( 8th August)

and Deborah & Patrick (9th August)

We pray for those preparing to be baptised: Jackie Bish, Dean Bish, Freddy & Penny.

The sick and suffering: Clarice, Jean Skelton, Martin & Yvonne Gammon,

Alice Singh , Lucy Owen,  Joyce Deslandes, Janice Wenlock, Peter Wilson,

 Ron Heard & Graham Davis.  

Those who have died:  Alec Kellaway.    May he rest in peace and rise in glory.

Readings for 27th July 2014  ST MARY’S PATRONAL – JOINT SERVICE

Song of Solomon 3: 1-4          2 Corinthians 5: 14-17

   Readings for 3rd August 2014

St Bart’s: Matthew 14: 13-21           St Mary’s: Genesis 32: 22-31

Could you please keep in your prayers Pat & Albert Davis whose son Graham had a bad accident and is in Tooting hospital.

 

ST MARY’S PATRONAL FESTIVAL

 

 A very BIG thank you to everyone who helped out at the open day yesterday and made it such a success.

Special thanks go to St Barnabas band for providing some superb music.

 

* * * * * *

We warmly welcome as our Preacher at the 10.00am service this morning

the Revd Canon John Fellows.

He was previously a vicar at St Mary’s and is now House for Duty Priest, West Wratting & Weston Colville.

 

* * * * * * *

After this mornings service an Extraordinary Parish Meeting

 will be held in the Church hall at 12 noon.

All members of the congregation are invited to attend.

 There is one item on the agenda where we must formally receive

 and accept the accounts.

 

 * * * * * * *

This evening at 6pm please joins us for a Songs of Praise Evening Service.

 

A trainee priest joins us for three months

Marion is to be ordained later this year to serve locally as a priest. We have been asked to host Marion within the East Ham Team from September so that she has a different experience and she will assist in worship, join us at meetings and glean a little bit of what life in our parish is like. She writes: “I’m Marionette Macauley from Sierra Leone in West Africa.  Born into an Anglican family and always proud to say that I am a cradle Anglican. I attended the local primary church school going on to the local CMS Grammar School for girls. I’ve lived in England for many years and trained as a Nurse retiring as a senior nurse manager. I’m widowed with two adult children and have been worshiping at All Saints and St. Edmunds for over twenty years. Leading up to my retirement, I did the course in Christian studies and other short courses before going on to Reader training. I have always felt that God has a calling for me in ordained ministry so I look forward to my placement.”

British Legion Service of Commemoration for WW1

St Bart’s Church

Sunday 3rd August 12.30pm

ALL WELCOME

THE FEAST OF THE TRANSFIGURATION

A celebration of the Glory of God on the Eve of the Feast

Tuesday 5 August 7pm St Bart's Church

Followed by drinks in the Church Garden

Colin and Jean from St Mary's will reflect on the site of the

Transfiguration at this service following their recent pilgrimage there.

16+ Summer Lunch Anyone in the parish aged between 16 and say 25 are welcome to join us for lunch in Bart's Cafe on Tuesday (29th) July at 12.30. The idea is that we chat about doing a few things together over the holidays - a cinema visit - a trip toSt Paul's and so on.

So please, if you are on holiday and free –

 do come along to Bart's Cafe this Tuesday,

Hedgerow Court

There will be a eucharistic celebration this coming Wednesday at 10.30am.

Peter Hill was consecrated as Bishop of Barking on Friday

 in St Paul's Cathedral by the Archbishop of Canterbury.

Please pray for him, his family and all those who supported him.

Focus on the Holy Land  Andrew Biro took some photographs on the recent pilgrimage to the Holy Land. He will present these at St Mary's on Sunday 3rd August during the 10am service. The congregation can ask questions about the visit.

All the Clergy & Staff of East Ham Parish wish all the pupils and teachers from our schools a very happy, safe & restful summer holidays.

St Bart’s Patronal Festival

Sunday 24th August 10.00am

Preacher & Celebrant

Archdeacon Douglas McKittrick

BART’S STUDY DAY

 “The Gospel of John for Today”

 

Thursday 14 August

10.30am-3.30pm

The Luke Room: St Bartholomew’s, East Ham

 

LED BY Revd Rob Marshall

Who was John?

A study of the Prologue

The "I Am" Sayings of Jesus

John and the Synoptics

COME AND IMPROVE YOUR UNDERSTANDING OF THIS

FAMOUS GOSPEL TEXT

 

Fee for the day including lunch is £7

Book now on 020 8470 0011

 

ALL WELCOME

Under the Stars The Mayor’s Annual Music extravaganza

14th – 16th August  Central Park, East Ham.

More details on the Newham website:  www.newham.com/summer

The Parish Office is open  Monday – Friday 9.30am – 3.30pm

Telephone 020 8470 0011        email:This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Website:  www.easthamparish.org.uk  

    twitter@easthamteam

Registered Charity No: 1127847

Midweek Services  continue throughout the summer  If you have not been to

 St Mary’s on a Wednesday evening (1830) or St Bart's on a Thursday lunchtime (1230) you don't know what you are missing!

 During August the lunchtime Eucharists at St Bart's will focus on "Favourite Psalms". ALL WELCOME.

20th July Newsletter

Written by Brenda. Posted in Parish

logo-eastham02.jpgSt Mary Magdalene        

St Bartholomew †      

St Alban                                                                                     

PARISH NEWS

Sunday 20th July 2014

 

Lessons from Pilgrimages

 

We have been on 2 pilgrimages in the last month.

The first with Rob to the Holy Land. To find Jesus?  NO. 

If you need a reminder - he is RISEN. 

 

Our second pilgrimage was to Bradwell, the seventh century chapel where St Cedd brought the gospel to Essex.

 Pauline from St Paul’s and myself were reminiscing and in a blind step of faith we agreed to organise a coach. We eventually gathered folks from 8 local churches. This was done through one contact in each church, so we had little idea of who would join us on the day.

 

At Bradwell we joined about 1-2000 Christians from Newham,

Essex and visitors from Sweden and Kenya.

So what did the experience of travelling with strangers teach us?     Facing challenges you hadn’t foreseen and discovering vulnerabilities and strengths in them and yourself. Supporting and depending on each other to work through them.  Gaining courage that together and with God’s help we need fear nothing.  

(At the end of the Bradwell pilgrimage, hot, tired and with no loos we found ourselves waiting in the wilderness for a coach which finally arrived an hour late.  For a while we had no way of knowing whether the coach was coming or not, until we found a number.)

A lesson in faith: ‘Hoping for what we do not yet have?’

 

Lessons for now?  As fellow Christians we are about to join forces with St Edmunds Church on a journey of Faith. Not strangers to some of us, but we have no idea of what lies ahead. But Lord give us the courage to be like the disciples, dispel all fear, uncertainty and doubt and say a wholehearted YES and together help to further the Kingdom.

                                                                Shirley

TODAY

10.00am St Bart’s Fred is Celebrant, Rob is Deacon & Andrew is Speaker.

10.00am St Mary’s Ann is Celebrant, Quintin is Deacon & John is Speaker.

In Our Prayers
Our Mission: +Stephen our bishops, our clergy and our mission to East Ham;

Children & Young People: Newham Pre-School Learning Alliance; Fellowship House Children’s Centre; Rainbows, Brownies, Guides, Rangers; Beavers, Cubs, Scouts; Centre4M; St Mary’s & St Alban’s Pre-Schools; Sea cadets; Air Cadets;

Army Cadets; XLP.

We pray for those preparing for marriage and those whose bans are being read for the last time today.  Rebecca & Bill, Kerry & Michael, Michelle & Richard,

Hayley & Godfrey, Hannah & Paul, Deborah & Patrick.

We pray for those preparing to be baptised: Jackie Bish, Dean Bish, Freddy & Penny.

The sick and suffering: Clarice, Jean Skelton, Martin & Yvonne Gammon,

Alice Singh , Lucy Owen,  Joyce Deslandes, Janice Wenlock, Peter Wilson,

 Ron Heard & Graham Davis.  

Those who have died:  Alec Kellaway.    May he rest in peace and rise in glory.

   Readings for 20th July 2014

St Bart’s:    Isaiah 44: 6-8    Romans 8: 12-25    Matthew 13: 24-30,36-43

St Mary’s:  Genesis 28: 10-19     Romans 8: 12-25

Readings for 27th July 2014  ST MARY’S PATRONAL – JOINT SERVICE

Song of Solomon 3: 1-4          2 Corinthians 5: 14-17

St Mary’s Birthdays               HAPPY BIRTHDAY to 

Rhianne Powell & Adelanke Daramola

Could you please keep in your prayers Pat & Albert Davis whose son Graham had a bad accident and is in Tooting hospital.

Next Sunday Remember - no service at St Bart's.

 Everyone really really welcome for the Patronal at St Mary's.

St Mary’s Patronal Festival – there are still leaflets available to distribute

if anyone hasn’t done so already.

22nd July 10.00am Leavers assembly at Vicarage School

which Quintin is leading.

Bible Study The next Bible study date is 22nd July  7:30 at Mary’s house.

We will be studying Proverbs 31. Please contact the office for details.

St Bart’s DCC. Meets in Church on Wednesday evening at 7.30pm.

Agendas & minutes available to pick up today.

St James: The Feast of St James is celebrated on Friday (25th). We will observe

 James at our services on Thursday at St Bart's and Manor Farm.

There will be a celebration of Mass on Thursday at Manor Farm at 3pm.

St Edmunds  The PCC held a meeting which had just about a full turnout of clergy and laity last weekend and unanimously backed the plan to merge

 St Edmund's Forest Gate into the East Ham Team. This is a copy of a note sent from June, our PCC Secretary to the Diocese:   “After much discussion and deliberation amongst PCC members, I am pleased to inform you that we have unanimously agreed to give our consent to the proposals, and I am enclosing the form, duly completed, and signed by myself as PCC Secretary. “

Please continue to pray for our mission to serve the people of our parish

and to bless our work through prayer and outreach.

Focus on the Holy Land  Andrew Biro took some photographs on the recent pilgrimage to the Holy Land. He will present these TODAY at St Bart's and at St Mary's on Sunday 3rd August during the 10am services. The congregation can ask questions about the visit.

St Bart’s Patronal Festival

Sunday 24th August 10.00am Preacher & Celebrant

Archdeacon Douglas McKittrick

Extraordinary Parish Meeting  In the absence of a Parish Treasurer we continue to do what we can to manage the financial affairs of our parish. The audited accounts for 2013 are now available for inspection. All members of the congregation are invited to attend an Extraordinary Parish Meeting on Sunday 27th July at 12noon at St Mary’s Church Hall. Copies of the accounts are available from the parish office. They are displayed in both churches. As we have no treasurer, any  questions about the accounts should be submitted in advance so that we can glean the necessary answers from our volunteer book keeper and/or the diocesan parish giving officer. There is one item on the agenda on this day but we must formally receive and accept the accounts.

SUMMER STUDY DAY

 We will be holding one of our regular study days on Thursday

14 August when we will look in detail at the Gospel of John.

 What does it say to us today? What are its chief characteristics? How can we understand it better. Rob will lead the day.

10.30am till 3pm.  Cost £7 including a sandwich lunch.

Eucharist to pray for the Mission and Unity of the Church

Tuesday 22 July 2014 at 12.30pm at Chelmsford Cathedral

Following the vote at General Synod to enable women to be bishops, the Bishop of Chelmsford invites everyone in our diocese to pray for the mission and unity of God’s Church, to thank God for the decision to enable women to be bishops, and to commit ourselves to the mutual flourishing of all in the Church of England whatever our view on this issue.

ST MARY MAGDALENE

PATRONAL FESTIVAL

 

SATURDAY 26th July

11am - 4pm

 

FREE Guided Tours

 

Free Live Music

 

Refreshments available

 

ALL WELCOME

 

 

We also have a joint service

10am Sunday 27th July

 

 Preacher Revd. Canon John Fellows

 (previous vicar at St. Mary Magdalene.)

 

6pm Songs of Praise Evening Service

 

Under the Stars The Mayor’s Annual Music extravaganza

14th – 16th August  Central Park, East Ham

The Parish Office is open  Monday – Friday 9.30am – 3.30pm

Telephone 020 8470 0011        email:This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Website:  www.easthamparish.org.uk       twitter@easthamteam

Registered Charity No: 1127847

Midweek Services  continue throughout the summer  If you have not been to St Mary’s on a Wednesday evening (1830) or St Bart's on a Thursday lunchtime (1230) you don't know what you are missing! During August the lunchtime Eucharists at St Bart's will focus on "Favourite Psalms". ALL WELCOME.

13th July 2014 Newsletter

Written by Brenda. Posted in Parish

logo-eastham02.jpgSt Mary Magdalene        

St Bartholomew †      

St Alban                                                                                     

PARISH NEWS

Sunday 13th July 2014

 

The Wider Context

 

Despite a great deal of need in our own community when it comes to accommodation, the price of food and the pressures of everyday living, it is really quite remarkable how generous we have still been able to be to others in our world who are even less fortunate.

 

Earlier this year, Geraldine sent off a cheque to Christian Aid for £485 to help their work in areas such as the Kiambiu slum in Nairobi, Kenya. More recently, to thank Us (the new name for USPG) for their excellent Lent course, Brenda was able to send a cheque for £200 from you to help train lay people and clergy in Zimbabwe and Malawi.

 

One person in the congregation gave me £100 cash to hand over to a Christian charity on Bethlehem, which I was able to do personally three weeks ago. It brought immense pleasure to the autistic children's centre according to the lady (who herself is sight challenged)who runs it.

 

These token gifts are a basic reminder that we live in one world. Wealth is spread unevenly. We know that. Warfare and violence bring a different kinds of challenges. Just say a little prayer for the tiny bombed out territory of Gaza this morning, for instance.

 

But on the day when what is called the WORLD CUP FINAL is held between Argentina and Germany it is as good a day as any to remember the transferring of experiences from one culture to another as well as our calling as disciples of Jesus.

 

He said, very clearly, "God so lived THE WORLD" and that we are to "go out INTO THE WORLD" and the the Kingdom of God is at hand.

 

Our message to that world? REPENT AND BELIEVE IN THE GOSPEL.                                             Rob

TODAY

10.00am St Bart’s Quintin is Celebrant & Ann is Preacher.

10.00am St Mary’s Fred is Celebrant & Rob is Preacher.

In Our Prayers
Our Mission: +Stephen our bishops, our clergy and our mission to East Ham;

Older People: Golden Oldies; Genesis Housing Association – residents and staff; Lunch Club; Friday Games

The sick and suffering: Les Page, Clarice, Jean Skelton, Martin & Yvonne Gammon, Alice Singh , Lucy Owen, May Gentry, Joyce Deslandes, Primrose Hooker,

Janice Wenlock, Peter Wilson, Ron Heard & Graham Davis.  

Those who have died:  Alec Kellaway.    May he rest in peace and rise in glory.

   Readings for 13th July 2014

St Bart’s:  Isaiah 55: 10-13     Romans 8: 1-11     Matthew 13: 1-9, 18-23

St Mary’s:  Genesis 25: 19- end       Romans 8: 1-11

Readings for 20th July 2014

St Bart’s:    Isaiah 44: 6-8    Romans 8: 12-25    Matthew 13: 24-30,36-43

St Mary’s:  Genesis 28: 10-19     Romans 8: 12-25

Keep in your prayers those who are being married at St Mary’s or having their banns read in the next month. Rebecca & Bill, Kerry & Michael,     Michelle & Richard, Hayley & Godfrey, Hannah & Paul, Deborah & Patrick.

Could you please keep in your prayers Pat & Albert Davis whose son Graham had a bad accident last Sunday and is now in Tooting hospital.

We continue to hold in our prayers the family of Alec Kellaway who died recently.

Alec was a reader at St Mark’s, Beckton for many years as well as a Councillor.

Alec’s funeral will be held on 15th July at 11am at St Mark’s.

At the back of St Mary’s are the sign up sheets for the Songs of Praise

to be held on 27th July 6pm our Patronal Sunday.

Do please put a favourite hymn on the sheet,  Thanks

Bible Study The next Bible study date is 22nd July  7:30 at Mary’s house.

Please contact the office for details.

Book Club The Parish Book Club marks French national day

Monday 14th July (Bart’s café 2pm) with a look at four popular 20th century French poems (in English!!) Guillaume Apollinaire (1880-1918) Autumn Crocuses; Jacques Prévert (1900-1977) Breakfast; Francis Ponge (1899-1988) Rhetoric; René Char (1907-1988) Evadne. ALL WELCOME. They are lovely poems! 

St Bart’s DCC. The next meeting will be on 23rd July at 7.30pm in the Chapel.

 

 

Meeting of Christians on the Left (formerly CSM)

Faith Schools: Enriching Education or an Idea Whose Time is Passed. Speaker: Revd Quintin Peppiatt.

Quintin will be giving some personal reflections upon the issues raised by faith schools and the place of religious faith in education. The meeting is open to CotL members and non-members, Christians and non-Christians. Please feel free to invite people who would be interested TODAY 7:30 for a start at 8pm.

Cornerstone Café (cnr of Barking Rd and Adine Rd E13)

Focus on the Holy Land Dr Andrew Biro took some wonderful photographs on the recent parish pilgrimage to the Holy Land.

He will present these with a commentary for a few minutes at St Bart's on Sunday 20th July and at St Mary's on Sunday 3rd August during the 10am services. Members of the congregation can ask questions about the visit. [The presentation replaces the homily].

PCC TODAY There will be a brief meeting of the PCC TODAY 11.30am

at St Mary’s Church Hall for anyone wanting to ask questions about the legal process now underway to absorb St Edmund's Forest Gate into the East Ham Team. Please note that a public consultation process is about to get underway when anyone from any of the churches involved will be able to make submissions to the Diocese and then support those submissions personally. Your prayers for the people of St Edmund's, who are greatly looking forward to joining our parish, are asked for at this time.

Extraordinary Parish Meeting  In the absence of a Parish Treasurer we continue to do what we can to manage the financial affairs of our parish with due prudence and efficacy. The audited accounts for 2013 are now available for inspection. All members of the congregation are invited to attend an Extraordinary Parish Meeting on Sunday 27th July at 12noon at St Mary Magdalene Church Hall. Copies of the accounts are available now from the parish office hard copy or pdf. They will also be displayed in both churches from tomorrow. Because we have no treasurer, any detailed questions about the accounts should be submitted in advance so that we can glean the necessary answers from our volunteer book keeper and/or the diocesan parish giving officer. There is one item  on the agenda on this day but we must formally receive and accept the accounts.

SUMMER STUDY DAY  We will be holding one of our regular study days on Thursday 14 August when we will look in detail at the Gospel of John.

What does it say to us today? What are its chief characteristics?

 How can we understand it better. Rob will lead the day. 10.30am till 3pm.

Cost £7 including a sandwich lunch.

St Mary Magdalene

 

Patronal Festival

Saturday 26th July 2014

11am - 4pm

 

Free Guided Tours

Free Live Music

 

Refreshments available

ALL WELCOME

 

We also have a joint service

10am Sunday 27th July

 

 Preacher Revd. Canon John Fellows

 (previous vicar at St. Mary Magdalene.)

 

6pm Songs of Praise Evening Service

 

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Midweek Services  Please note that our midweek services continue throughout thesummer and are ajoy and delight! If you have not been to St Mary’s on a Wednesday evening (1830) or St Bart's on a Thursday lunchtime (1230) you don't know what you are missing! During August the lunchtime Eucharists at St Bart's will focus on "Favourite Psalms". ALL WELCOME.