St Mary Magdalene †
St Bartholomew †
St Alban †
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 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.
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:
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.
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
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
The Parish Office is open Monday – Friday 9.30am – 3.30pm
Telephone 020 8470 0011
Registered Charity No: 1127847