12th October 2014 Newsletter

Written by Brenda. Posted in Parish

logo-eastham02.jpgSt Mary Magdalene        

St Bartholomew †      

St Alban                                                                                     

PARISH NEWS

Sunday 12th October 2014

 

 

Bad Hair Day?

 

I was having a bad day. Nothing terrible but a succession of niggles; I dropped toothpaste on my jumper, my hair wouldn’t go right, someone had called me about Payment Protection Insurance while I was in the shower. I was fed up.

We Christians are sometimes encouraged to ask ‘What would Jesus do?’ in this or that situation. I thought about that. Jesus sometimes went off to the desert when he needed a bit of ‘me-time’ but the nearest sand I could find is at Southend (if the tide’s out). It would have been nice to go back to bed with a cup of tea and a magazine but, somewhat unreasonably, my employers expect me to turn up at the office – at least sometimes! So what to do then?

St Paul once wrote to the church at Caesarea Philippi the words of our reading today:

 

Finally, beloved, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is pleasing, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence and if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.

 

So chocolate is pleasing. And some happy music is excellent. And one thing that can be guaranteed to make us feel good is to know that we have helped someone or made someone’s life a bit nicer.

So I bought some chocolate cakes on the way into work, put the radio on and praised a colleague for their work.

Suddenly, the sun came out.

 

Ann

 

 

Today:

Fred is celebrant, Dr John Marshall is preacher and Rob is deacon at St Bart’s

Quintin is celebrant, Marion is preacher and Ann is deacon at  St Mary's. 

In Our Prayers

Stephen & Peter 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

Those preparing for baptism: Liana & Kwaku.

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

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

 Ron Heard, Graham Davis, Daniel & Liam Kearney & Nadia.

Those who have died:   Alan Twiddy died last week in a local hospice and Rob will lead a service of thanksgiving at the City of London on Thursday at 12.30pm. Please hold  Alan and his family in your prayers. Please also pray for Ella Armstrong.

 

Readings for 12th October 2014

St Bart’s:  Isaiah 25: 1-9    Philippians 4: 1-9    Matthew 22: 1-14

St Mary’s:    Exodus 32: 1-14     Philippians 4: 1-9

Readings for 19th October 2014

St Bart’s:  Isaiah 45: 1-7  1 Thessalonians 1: 1-10  Matthew 22: 15-22

St Mary’s:  Exodus 33: 12-end  1 Thessalonians 1: 1-10

St Mary’s Birthday’s      A very Special HAPPY BIRTHDAY to 

Dorothy Simmons, Brigitte Namatovu and Peter Wilson.

Welcome to Dr John Marshall

We welcome John back to the parish today when he will preach at Bart’s to mark the start of the octave in which St Luke falls (18th).

Healing and Anointing

Next Sunday there will be the monthly opportunity for healing and anointing

at Bart’s at the 10am service.

Please come and pray for healing either for yourself or for others.

Harvest Thanks

A big thank you to everyone who provided generous gifts of dried or tinned foods for the RAMP project. They were very much appreciated. In addition a cash gift of £80 for RAMP was forwarded to the office. We were also able to collect around £84 to support the Anglican Hospital in Gaza.

Thanks to the children for helping run the Harvest festival at Bart’s last week. Also an enormous thank you to Mary Richard’s for organizing the Animal Service at St Mary’s last Sunday.

 

Today:

Fred is celebrant, Dr John Marshall is preacher and Rob is deacon at St Bart’s

Quintin is celebrant, Marion is preacher and Ann is deacon at  St Mary's. 

In Our Prayers

Stephen & Peter 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

Those preparing for baptism: Liana & Kwaku.

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

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

 Ron Heard, Graham Davis, Daniel & Liam Kearney & Nadia.

Those who have died:   Alan Twiddy died last week in a local hospice and Rob will lead a service of thanksgiving at the City of London on Thursday at 12.30pm. Please hold  Alan and his family in your prayers. Please also pray for Ella Armstrong.

 

Readings for 12th October 2014

St Bart’s:  Isaiah 25: 1-9    Philippians 4: 1-9    Matthew 22: 1-14

St Mary’s:    Exodus 32: 1-14     Philippians 4: 1-9

Readings for 19th October 2014

St Bart’s:  Isaiah 45: 1-7  1 Thessalonians 1: 1-10  Matthew 22: 15-22

St Mary’s:  Exodus 33: 12-end  1 Thessalonians 1: 1-10

St Mary’s Birthday’s      A very Special HAPPY BIRTHDAY to 

Dorothy Simmons, Brigitte Namatovu and Peter Wilson.

Welcome to Dr John Marshall

We welcome John back to the parish today when he will preach at Bart’s to mark the start of the octave in which St Luke falls (18th).

Healing and Anointing

Next Sunday there will be the monthly opportunity for healing and anointing

at Bart’s at the 10am service.

Please come and pray for healing either for yourself or for others.

Harvest Thanks

A big thank you to everyone who provided generous gifts of dried or tinned foods for the RAMP project. They were very much appreciated. In addition a cash gift of £80 for RAMP was forwarded to the office. We were also able to collect around £84 to support the Anglican Hospital in Gaza.

Thanks to the children for helping run the Harvest festival at Bart’s last week. Also an enormous thank you to Mary Richard’s for organizing the Animal Service at St Mary’s last Sunday.

 

 

Induction of Dr Martin Thomas at Plaistow

Fr Martin will be put in as the new Team Rector of Plaistow by Bishop Stephen on Thursday evening at 7.30pm. The East Ham Team will be represented at the service. Please pray for Martin and his family.

 

Parish Book Club meets tomorrow at 2pm in Bart’s Café.

We will be looking at the works of Dylan Thomas.

 ‘Christians on the Left’ a meeting will be held on Thursday 16th October at St Paul’s Church, Stratford 7.30pm. All welcome. 

Little Sing Wednesday 15th October 2.00-3.00pm.

Come along and join in a singalong around the piano at St Bart’s.

Everyone welcome.

Bible Study Group The autumn Bible Study Group has started its autumn sequence. The next dates are Tuesday 21st October 7.30pm at Mary’s house and Thursday 6th November 2.30pm at the Rectory.

An Evening of Solos, Quartets, Poems and more.

A programme jointly hosted by St Bart’s

 & CSI Malayalam Congregation

 

Sunday October 26th 3.00pm – 5.00pm at St Bart’s

Free entry -  all proceeds to Christian Aid.

Come and join us in a musical and fun filled evening.

If you wish to take part or require any further details contact:

Alison McLucas: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Philip John: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Thank you to everyone who helped to make the Study Day last Thursday so successful.

 

St Edmunds+

Plans of the East Ham Team to assume responsibility for the services at St Edmunds continue and remember that on Sunday 16th November we will gather at St Edmunds for our 10am Sunday Service.

 

PCC DATE Please note that the next meeting of the PCC

 is on Wednesday 12th November at 7.30pm at Bart's.

BETHANY GROUP

This new parish-wide group meets for the first time in Bart's Cafe on

Monday 3 November at 2.30pm. More details to follow.

COMMEMORATION OF THE DEPARTED

 AND CELEBRATION OF ALL SAINTS. The commemoration service

 is at St Mary Magdalene on Saturday 1st November (7pm).

Lists for names of loved ones are at the back of both churches.

 Our celebration of All Saints is on Sunday 2nd November

at St Bart's at 10am. Preacher at both services: Bishop David Hope

the former Bishop of London and Archbishop of York.

Me & My Music

The Rt Hon Stephen Timms MP reveals his favourite 6 most important pieces of music as he reflects on his life so far.

Friday 31st October 7.00pm Bart’s Café.

A two course dinner is included in the ticket price.

You are welcome to bring your own wine. Price is £7. Please email or phone the Parish Office to book and state any dietary requirements.

Vestments for St Bart’s

The vestments worn for the Eucharistic celebrations at St Bart’s are on their last legs. The fabrics are worn, some are stained and they simply need renewing. The chasuble worn by the celebrant comes in four essential colours…green, white, red and purple. The DCC thought it was a good idea to start by asking if anyone would be prepared to make a donation towards purchasing the first new set. Each colour is about £250 each but they are a wonderful gift for the church or to be offered in memory of someone? Or maybe you have some ideas for fundraising? If you are prepared to provide a set or make a gift toward one please let Rob or Hazel (the sacristan) know. 

IONA  2015

Some of the congregation at St Mary’s, particularly were rightly telling Rob that they didn’t have enough notice of the Iona pilgrimage which he recently led.

So he has promised we can now tell you that next year’s Iona pilgrimage is

 4th-8th May and consists of one night in Glasgow and three on Iona itself.

You can even book now! 01992 579697 is the number.

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

St Mary’s Wednesday evening 6.30pm

St Bart’s Thursday lunchtime 12.30pm.  ALL WELCOME.

 

5th October 2014 Newsletter

Written by Brenda. Posted in Parish

logo-eastham02.jpgSt Mary Magdalene        

St Bartholomew †      

St Alban                                                                                     

PARISH NEWS

Sunday 5th October 2014

 

GOD SO LOVED THE WORLD

 

I've been very lucky indeed to spend the last few days on Iona.

It's a remote island in the north west of Scotland. Outstanding beauty dominates the landscape surrounded by an ever changing sea and sky.

 

In our parish this weekend we focus on very different aspects of the beautiful world as we mark our Harvest celebrations 2014.

The world is beautiful but it's fruits are not equally divided. So we collect gifts of food for those less fortunate than ourselves.

 

The world is peaceful until human beings start fighting one another, producing much misery of every kind. So we are collecting for the Anglican Hospital in Gaza where suffering and much death has cast a dark shadow over the Holy Land for many months now.

 

The world reflects the story of creation...including the provision of plants, flowers, fish and animals. And yet, on  animal welfare Sunday we still have a long way to go to look after the animals well that God provided for us. At St Mary's we will pray for the welfare of all animals.

 

For the Christian, such a frustrating combination of holes and disappointments in creation is summed up simply and profoundly

in St John's Gospel. It is because God so loved the world that he gave us Jesus.

And, remember, that whoever believes in him, will not perish, but have everlasting life. This is our proclamation.

And as we do what we can today as we celebrate .gods creation....this giving of Jesus by God the Father is the root of our harvest hope.

 

                                                                        Rob

Today:

Rob is celebrant and the children will lead the teaching at St Bart's.

Quintin is celebrant and preacher assisted by Marion at St Mary's. 

In Our Prayers

Stephen & Peter our bishops, our clergy and our mission to East Ham;

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

Wing Chung Kung Fu; Zumba

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

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

 Ron Heard, Graham Davis, Daniel & Liam Kearney.

Those who have died:   Dolly Barnes, Cynthia Baker and Jean Hawkins     

 May they rest in peace and rise in glory.

 

Readings for 5th October 2014 

St Bart’s:  Psalm 8

St Mary’s:  SPECIAL READINGS FOR THE ANIMAL SERVICE

Readings for 12th October 2014

St Bart’s:  Isaiah 25: 1-9    Philippians 4: 1-9    Matthew 22: 1-14

St Mary’s:    Exodus 32: 1-14     Philippians 4: 1-9

St Mary’s Birthday’s      A very Special HAPPY BIRTHDAY to 

Doreen Lloyd-White who will be 90 on 11th October.

A BIG THANK YOU to Mary for organising the Animal Service

 at St Mary’s this morning.

Congratulations to Gemma & David who were married

at St Mary’s yesterday.

Weekday Eucharists A reminder that every week we offer a reflective evening Mass at St Mary’s Wednesdays at 6.30pm and a lunchtime Eucharist at St Bart's looking at an issue of the day  Thursdays at 12.30pm.

Bart’s Sunday Club/Children's Leaders

 Meet after Mass with Fr Rob TODAY at Bart's

NEXT SUNDAY (12th October) at St Bart’s

St Luke's Day is on Saturday 18th October and Dr John Marshall, well known to us in the parish of course, will be preaching on his work at Bart's Hospital  

reflecting on his work in cancer research and how it affects his faith.

Parish Book Club Monday 13th October 2pm in Bart’s Café

 looking at the works of Dylan Thomas

A heartfelt thank you from Peter Wilson who has returned to London after successful cancer treatment in Munich Germany. The prayers, emails, cards and calls from St Mary's parishioners were greatly appreciated - and I am immensely grateful for all the kindness and concern.    Peter W.

Co-operative Funeralcare Open Day on Saturday 11th October at

 16 High Street North 10am-4pm.  All welcome.

Fr Rob will be blessing one of their refurbished chapels at 2pm.

Bible Study Group The autumn Bible Study Group has started its autumn sequence. The next dates are Tuesday 21st October 7.30pm at Mary’s house and Thursday 6th November 2.30pm at the Rectory.

HARVEST SUNDAY 2014      TODAY

 

At St Bart’s

We will be collecting dry and tinned foods for RAMP.

They would be most grateful for tinned stuff, dried goods and toiletries for distribution to people who are refugees and asylum seekers who are not allowed to work and have no recourse to public funds.

 

Please present your gifts during the course of the service at 10am. Our prayers will be focused on the Anglican Hospital in Gaza supported by the Archbishop of Canterbury.

We are asking those who attend to try to give £1 to send to the people trying to rebuild their lives.

 

At St Mary’s

We will be celebrating Animal Welfare Sunday at the 10am service.

Everyone is encouraged to bring their pets along to receive a blessing If your pet cannot be brought along you are welcome to bring a photo.

You are still welcome to bring along donations for RAMP

or if preferred you can drop them in to the Parish Office.

AUTUMN NOTES

An Evening of Solos, Quartets, Poems and more.

A programme jointly hosted by St Bart’s

 & CSI Malayalam Congregation

 

Sunday October 26th 3.00pm – 5.00pm at St Bart’s

Free entry -  all proceeds to Christian Aid.

Come and join us in a musical and fun filled evening.

If you wish to take part or require any further details contact:

Alison McLucas: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Philip John: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

PCC DATE Please note that the next meeting of the PCC

 is on Wednesday 12th November at 7.30pm at Bart's. This date was settled this week so please make a note of it.

BETHANY GROUP

This new parish-wide group meets for the first time in Bart's Cafe on

Monday 3 November at 2.30pm. More details to follow.

COMMEMORATION OF THE DEPARTED

 AND CELEBRATION OF ALL SAINTS. The commemoration service

 is at St Mary Magdalene on Saturday 1st November (7pm).

Lists for names of loved ones will be in church from next Sunday.

 Our celebration of All Saints is on Sunday 2nd November

at St Bart's at 10am. Preacher at both services: Bishop David Hope

the former Bishop of London and Archbishop of York.

Me & My Music

The Rt Hon Stephen Timms MP reveals his favourite 6 most important pieces of music as he reflects on his life so far.

 

Friday 31st October 7.00pm Bart’s Café.

A two course dinner is included in the ticket price.

You are welcome to bring your own wine. Price is £7. Please email or phone the Parish Office to book and state any dietary requirements.

Parish Study Day

Who Makes up Newham?”

 

Thursday 9th October

10.30am-3.30pm

The Luke Room: St Bartholomew’s, East Ham

 

LED BY Revd Quintin Peppiatt

A study day on Multicultural life in our Borough.

 

Fee for the day including lunch is £7

Book now on 020 8470 0011

ALL WELCOME

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

 

28th September 2014 Newsletter

Written by Brenda. Posted in Parish

logo-eastham02.jpgSt Mary Magdalene        

St Bartholomew †      

St Alban                                                                                      

PARISH NEWS

Sunday 28th  September 2014

 

The Bethany Group

 

         As we have been seeking what Mission God wants for our Parish, it has become apparent that there is a need for more pastoral listening and sharing.

         Rob sees this need for some of the bereaved he meets on funeral visits. I have seen it in people who need to talk about their burdens.  Grief, families, sickness. Just time to be listened to.  After Church is always too busy. In the café during the week, you hear a snippet but know there is so much more to say, but it is not the right place or time. So we are trying to combine all these needs in a new ‘listening, sharing, caring’ group.  Starting with friends from the Parish and Café. A safe group which will welcome newcomers. 

         Rob suggested the name Bethany which baffled me but Google shows how appropriate it is.   It means "House of Misery”. It was the home of Mary, Martha and Lazarus whom Jesus raised from the dead and the home of Simon the Leper.

      As a girl’s name it means someone who will try to make it better when things are down.

So this gives an idea of what to expect.  It will not be idle chatter. There will be no pressure on sharing but we will expect respect and confidentiality amongst the participants and enough time for everyone to have a say if they wish.  There will be tissues available and no embarrassment if you need to blubber!

 

         This monthly group starts on Monday the 3rd November at 2.30pm in St Bart’s.

         If you have any further thoughts on how this could work or if you could help facilitate it, for when I can’t be there, or any other questions. Please get in touch.

                                                                          Shirley

 

 

Today: 

Rob is celebrant and preacher at Bart's with help from Marion.

Fred  is celebrant and  preacher at St Mary's

In Our Prayers

Stephen & Peter 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 Pre-School; St Alban’s Pre-School; Sea Cadets;

Air Cadets; Army Cadets; XLP

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

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

 Ron Heard, Graham Davis, Daniel & Liam Kearney.

Those who have died:   Dolly Barnes, Cynthia Baker and Jean Hawkins     

 May they rest in peace and rise in glory.

Daily Prayer for your Guardian Angel

Monday is St Michael and All Angels

Here's a Daily Prayer for you to use from catholic online:

++

Angel of God 
My guardian dear 
To Whom His love 
Commits me here 
Ever this day 
Be at my side 
To light and guard 
To rule and guide. Amen

Readings for 28th September 2014

St Bart’s:  Ezekial 18: 1-4, 25-32     Philippians: 2: 1-13    Matthew 21: 23-32

St Mary’s: Genesis 28: 10-17     Revelations 12: 7-12

Readings for 5th October 2014 

St Bart’s:  Psalm 8

St Mary’s:  SPECIAL READINGS FOR THE ANIMAL SERVICE

St Mary’s Birthday’s      HAPPY BIRTHDAY to  Jean McCluskey &  D.J.

Weekday Eucharists A reminder that every week we offer a reflective evening Mass at St Mary’s Wednesdays at 6.30pm and a lunchtime Eucharist at St Bart's looking at an issue of the day  Thursdays at 12.30pm.

Quiet Day Thanks to all those who attended our Quiet Day yesterday

and to Philip for leading us.

Bart’s Sunday Club/Children's Leaders

 Meet after Mass with Fr Rob next Sunday at Bart's

St Luke St Luke's Day is on Saturday 18th October and Dr John Marshall, well known to us in the parish of course, will be preaching on his work at Bart's on Sunday 12th October (10am) reflecting on his work in cancer research and how it affects his faith.

Book Club Monday 13th October 2pm in Bart’s Café

 looking at the works of Dylan Thomas

A heartfelt thank you from Peter Wilson who has returned to London after successful cancer treatment in Munich Germany. The prayers, emails, cards and calls from St Mary's parishioners were greatly appreciated - and I am immensely grateful for all the kindness and concern.    Peter W.

Co-op Funeral Chapel Open Day on Saturday 11th October at the

 Co-op Rest Rooms on High Street North 11am-4pm  All welcome.

Fr Rob will be blessing one of their new chapels at 2pm

Bible Study Group The autumn Bible Study Group started its autumn sequence on Thursday at the Rectory. Thanks to all those who brought about a stimulating conversation on how we make the Beatitudes relevant for the 21st century. The next dates are Tuesday 21st October 7.30pm at Mary’s house and Thursday 6th November 2.30pm at the Rectory.

HARVEST SUNDAY 2014

Sunday 5th October

 

At St Bart’s

We will be collecting dry and tinned foods for RAMP.

They would be most grateful for tinned stuff, dried goods and toiletries for distribution to people who are refugees and asylum seekers who are not allowed to work and have no recourse to public funds.

 

Please present your gifts during the course of the service at 10am. Our prayers will be focused on the Anglican Hospital in Gaza supported by the Archbishop of Canterbury.

We are asking those who attend to try to give £1 to send to the people trying to rebuild their lives.

 

At St Mary’s

We will be celebrating Animal Welfare Sunday at the 10am service.

Everyone is encouraged to bring their pets along to receive a blessing If your pet cannot be brought along you are welcome to bring a photo.

You are still welcome to bring along donations for RAMP

or if preferred you can drop them in to the Parish Office.

 

Names for the new Parish Thanks to those who have offered other names for our new emerging parish. These will be considered by the Ministry Team

 and a vote will be taken in all three churches.

Macmillan Cancer Support.

Come for Coffee and Cake.

Where: Bart’s Café

When: 3rd October from 10.30am

Why: so people facing cancer have the support they need to feel more in control of their life from diagnosis,  through treatment and afterwards.

Come and join us.

 EVERYONE WELCOME

Me & My Music

The Rt Hon Stephen Timms MP reveals his favourite 6 most important pieces of music as he reflects on his life so far.

 

Friday 31st October 7.00pm Bart’s Café.

A two course dinner is included in the ticket price.

You are welcome to bring your own wine. Price is £7. Please email or phone the Parish Office to book and state any dietary requirements.

Parish Study Day

Who Makes up Newham?”

 

Thursday 9th October

10.30am-3.30pm

The Luke Room: St Bartholomew’s, East Ham

 

LED BY Revd Quintin Peppiatt

A study day on Multicultural life in our Borough.

 

Fee for the day including lunch is £7

Book now on 020 8470 0011

ALL WELCOME

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

 

21st September 2014 Newsletter

Written by Brenda. Posted in Parish

logo-eastham02.jpgSt Mary Magdalene        

St Bartholomew †      

St Alban                                                                                     

PARISH NEWS

Sunday 21st September 2014

 

“Thy Kingdom Come” – Better Together!

The clearly decisive vote in the Scottish referendum last Thursday,

18th September 2014, will remain an important milestone in the History of the United Kingdom, and indeed in global history of democracies. As “Scotland decides” - YES 45; NO 55, to remain part of the United Kingdom the rest of the UK and indeed the world watched with relative helplessness as  history unfolds before our gaze.

The Scottish referendum brought the United Kingdom to the perilous cliff edge of demise. Ironically “Scotland was deciding”, but the fate was for all the United Kingdom, the Commonwealth and all the democracies of the world.

The NO in this referendum says more than the two letter word normally implies. Voting NO in this context actually means voting YES. Yes to “Better Together”; Yes to keeping the United Kingdom together; Yes to upholding Great Britain, the model and the perennial template for democracy across the world on the global platform it deserved.  The Victory of the NO vote ironically means Yes to the values the UK stands for, Yes to the union of cultures, economies, social values and families.  This is the unique instance where NO means “YES” and YES would have meant “NO” to all the above.

Hence the lexical and semantic NO for once in our social discourse actually meant a positive stance in the operational meaning of the Scottish referendum experience.

Crucially, as we in this Parish contemplate how close the fate of our beloved United Kingdom came to its demise albeit through “democratic” rights of human voters, we might begin to appreciate our citizenship of another Kingdom. As Christians we belong to the Kingdom of God, the Kingdom of Heaven. There, God reigns forever. Our citizenship was irrevocably purchased for us, not by votes, but by the Calvary Sacrifice of Jesus, the Lamb of God. In this Kingdom Jesus, our Resurrected Lord sits on the right hand of the Father to reign over all as the Universal King.  And His reign lasts, not for 300 years, or 3000 years….…. His reign and Kingdom it lasts forever!

We are all children of God and proud citizens of God’s Kingdom, where we stand united in love, always aware that we are “better together”!

    Fr Fred

 

 

Today: 

Fred is celebrant and preacher at Bart's with help from Marion

Ann is celebrant and John King is preacher at St Mary's.

 

In Our Prayers

Stephen & Peter our bishops, our clergy and our mission to East Ham;

Worshipping Communities: who share our buildings. Lay Ministers: Shirley & John

Staff: Brenda, Chrissie, Bill, May, June, Win, Mary, Sue, Jackie, Alison & Dave.

Church Wardens: Andrew, Mary, Laurine, John, Hazel & Ajith.

 

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

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

 Ron Heard, Graham Davis, Daniel & Liam Kearney.

Those who have died:   Dolly Barnes, Cynthia Baker and Jean Hawkins     

 May they rest in peace and rise in glory.

 

Readings for 21st  September 2014 

Proverbs 3: 13-18         2 Corinthians 4: 1-6        Matthew 9: 9-13

Readings for 28th September 2014

St Bart’s:  Ezekial 18: 1-4, 25-32  Philippians: 2: 1-13 Matthew 21: 23-32

St Mary’s: Genesis 28: 10-17  Revelations 12: 7-12

St Mary’s Birthday’s      HAPPY BIRTHDAY to  Ben Gaby & Jack Bence

Today at St Bart’s

The Ministry of Healing and Anointing takes place at Bart’s today in the 10am service. Please follow the guidelines offered to you by the clergy. Please pray for all who seek healing and renewal.

Jean Hawkins, an old, long standing active member of St Bart’s, has passed away. Her funeral will be at the City of London Crematorium at

11am Friday 26th September. Ann Easter will be conducting the service.

 We hold Jean and her family in our prayers at this sad time.

BART’S DCC    A meeting is held tomorrow at 7.30pm in Bart’s Church.

Hedgerow Court –

 Fr Fred will lead a service of Holy Communion on Wednesday at 10.30am. Please pray for those who live in communities within our parish.

A BIG THANK YOU to everyone who helped at St Mary’s yesterday

 for Open House London weekend.

Macmillan Cancer Support.

Come for Coffee and Cake.

Where: Bart’s Café

When: 3rd October from 10.30am

Why: so people facing cancer have the support they need

 to feel more in control of their life from diagnosis,

 through treatment and afterwards.

Come and join us.

 EVERYONE WELCOME

Bible Study

Our autumn bible study will focus on the sermon on the Mount and the first of the afternoon sessions will be at the Rectory on Thursday (25th) at 2pm. All are welcome. The Evening Group convenes at Mary’s house

 (details from the Parish Office) on Tuesday 24th at 7.30pm

HARVEST SUNDAY 2014

Sunday 5th October

At St Bart’s

We will be collecting dry and tinned foods for a local foodbank. Please present your gifts during the course of the service at 10am. Our prayers will be focused on the Anglican Hospital in Gaza supported by the Archbishop of Canterbury.

We are asking those who attend to try to give £1 to send to the people trying to rebuild their lives.

At St Mary’s

We will be celebrating Animal Welfare Sunday at the 10am service.

Everyone is encouraged to bring their pets along to receive a blessing If your pet cannot be brought along you are welcome to bring a photo.

Rob officiating at his daughter’s wedding.

Rob officiated at the wedding of his daughter Louisa to

(Michael Trowbridge) yesterday in Wakefield, West Yorkshire.

Louisa works for Morrisons and Michael is a Chef. 

It’s all in the name!

We are consulting on some new names for the Parish.

 At the moment we have:-

Parish of Transfiguration, Parish of Holy Trinity,

Parish of Annunciation, Parish of Holy Innocents.

If there are other names, that aren’t Saint’s names, that you can think of that should be added, do have a chat with the clergy.

 

Sunday Club and Children’s Leaders

Meet at Bart’s on Sunday 5th October at 11.15am

Parish Study Day

Who Makes up Newham?”

 

Thursday 9th October

10.30am-3.30pm

The Luke Room: St Bartholomew’s, East Ham

 

LED BY Revd Quintin Peppiatt

A study day on Multicultural life in our Borough.

 

Fee for the day including lunch is £7

Book now on 020 8470 0011

ALL WELCOME

Quiet Day at Haggerston – last orders!

Next Saturday 27th September 2014   10.00am - 3.30pm

Led by Revd Canon Philip Need

No charge but a small donation welcome on the day.

Please bring a packed lunch

Last chance to sign up. Sheets at the back of both churches.

If anyone can bring a car to help transport people it would be very welcome.

Please liase with each other & arrange your lifts today.

Alternatively if you are travelling by public transport a group will meet at

 East Ham station by the barriers at 9am sharp.

Address: Haggerston - St Saviours Priory

18 Queensbridge Road London E2 8NS

Entrance is in Dunloe Street. Nearest Station Hoxton.

“Thought for the Day”

Rob is presenting “Thought for the Day” next Saturday on

Radio 4 at 7.45am prior to the Quiet Day.

 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

 St Mary’s  Wednesday evening 6.30pm

 St Bart's  Thursday lunchtime 12.30pm .    ALL WELCOME.

 

14th September 2014 Newsletter

Written by Brenda. Posted in Parish

logo-eastham02.jpgSt Mary Magdalene        

St Bartholomew †      

St Alban                                                                                     

PARISH NEWS

Sunday 14th September 2014

 

 

Welcome Bishop Peter!

 

Traditionally those of us from a “low” church background didn’t interest ourselves greatly in the running of the C of  E – deaneries and diocese didn’t mean much to us. We were passionate about our own church(es), seeing them, not in a parish context, but as universal place of worship and ministry, attracting all from far and wide.

 

That changed when I came here, saw Shirley’s ministry as Lay Chair and her other Deanery involvements, and when I got involved in our Church Councils, being Warden and in dealing with the interregnum.  I became much more aware of the other C of  E  churches in the area and that we are part of that Anglican Communion and share a responsibility with them.

 

So the appointment of a new area Bishop (Peter Hill, a Welshman by birth and most recently from the Midlands) takes on much greater significance. But what does it mean for the parish? Granted it may mean more to the clergy and parish officers than to the congregation, but Bishop Peter has already visited us, admittedly at a difficult time – in the aftermath of the fire at St. Mary’s. He gave us his support and encouragement, offered his prayers and has asked us to invite him back on a happier occasion!

 

At his welcoming service in Walthamstow he chose as his text “He who calls you is faithful and He will do it” 1Thes. 5.24 (I think we will need to brush up our scripture when he comes) which, considering the changes and challenges we face in this parish over the next few months, is a pretty good start!

                                                                                  Andrew

 

Today: 

Anne is celebrant and Fred is preacher at Bart's with help from Marion

Quintin is celebrant and preacher at St Mary's.

 

In Our Prayers

Stephen & Peter 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: Clarice, Jean Skelton, Martin & Yvonne Gammon,

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

 Ron Heard, Graham Davis, Daniel & Liam Kearney.

Those who have died:   Dolly Barnes           May she rest in peace and rise in glory

Please pray for Ethel & the family as they mourn her loss.

Cynthia Baker      May she rest in peace and rise in glory.

 

Readings for 14th September 2014

Numbers 21: 4-9         Philippians 2: 6-11         John 3: 13-17

Readings for 21st  September 2014 

Proverbs 3: 13-18         2 Corinthians 4: 1-6        Matthew 9: 9-13

St Mary’s Birthday’s      HAPPY BIRTHDAY to  Elizabeth Oguyanro, Spencer Farraghar, Sarah Namatovu & Lola Olorulade

The Holy Cross.

Today in both of our churches we will be celebrating the Feast of the Holy Cross of Jesus. This is a wonderful time to bring any crosses you have recently bought to be blessed in church.

As many of you will know, there was a fire which destroyed part of the

South Porch at St Mary’s. It will mean there will be restricted access from the South Porch and we will be using, for the forseeable future, the West door.

Healing and Anointing

Most months we offer the laying on of hands and anointing service at St Bart's.

The next one is one Sunday 21st September at 10am when the life of

 St Matthew the Apostle is celebrated.

Gaza.  A small amount of cash has been donated to send to the Anglican Hospital

in Gaza City. If you want to add to that amount please hand your donation

 to any of the clergy.

 

 

Macmillan Cancer Support.

Come for Coffee and Cake.

 

Where: Bart’s Café

When: 3rd October from 10.30am

Why: so people facing cancer have the support they need

 to feel more in control of their life from diagnosis,

 through treatment and afterwards.

Come and join us.

 

 EVERYONE WELCOME

Little Sing Wednesday 17th September 2.00 – 3.00pm

Come along and join in a singalong around the piano at St Bart’s. Everyone welcome.

The Co-operative Funeral Care are holding

a Rededication and Open Day on

 Saturday 11th October from 10.00am – 4.00pm

 at 16 High Street North, East Ham.

There will be a variety of displays including mews horse-drawn carriages, motorcycle funerals and a dove release at 12 noon.

A raffle with proceeds going to Macmillan Cancer Support.

Light refreshments will be served.

Please join us for an enjoyable and informative day and

meet members of the friendly and professional team.

Iona:  Rob is leading a pilgrimage retreat to Iona from

29th September - 3rd October. Some from the parish have already booked. There are two rooms left.

 Please contact the parish office if you would like a brochure.

New Name for the Parish.

 

We are going to be consulting on some new names for the Parish.

 At the moment we have:-

Parish of Transfiguration, Parish of Holy Trinity,

Parish of Annunciation, Parish of Holy Innocents.

 

If there are other names, that aren’t Saint’s names, that you can think of that should be added, do have a chat with the clergy.

 

 

Who Makes up Newham?

A study day on Multicultural life in our Borough.

Thursday 9th October

St Bart’s Church 10.00am – 3.30pm

More details to follow.

Quiet Day

 Our 2014 Quiet Day will be held at Haggerston Priory on

Saturday 27th September 10.00am – 3.30pm.  

It will be led by our new Diocesan Director of Ordinands,

 Revd Canon Philip Need.

 There is a notice in both churches for people to sign up.

               

St Mary’s will celebrate Animal Welfare Sunday

 on 5th October at the 10am service.

 

Everyone is encouraged to bring their pets along

 to receive a blessing.

If your pet cannot be brought along you are welcome to bring a photo.

 

London Open House Weekend   20th/21st September 2014

 

St Mary’s will be open to visitors on Saturday 20th September

10.00am – 4.00pm.

Guided tours & refreshments.

 

ALL WELCOME.

Lots of other buildings are open around London –

for more information go to openlondon.org.uk

 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

 St Mary’s  Wednesday evening 6.30pm

 St Bart's  Thursday lunchtime 12.30pm .  

  ALL WELCOME.