St Mary Magdalene† St Bartholomew † St Alban
Transforming Presence: A call to all for effective ministry
Today, our new curate, Mr Jide Macaulay responding to God’s call, takes a step forward to be ordained. Mr Macaulay becomes The Reverend Macaulay, and set aside exclusively for the Mission of the Gospel in the Church of God.
The vocation to ordained priesthood does not denigrate the universal priesthood bestowed all at Baptism. This universal priesthood transforms us into “a Priestly people, kingly people, holy people, ….. (1 Peter 2:9). The fullness of the ordained priesthood is deeply rooted in the authenticity and efficacy of the universal priesthood of all.
The strategic mission plan for our Diocese “Transforming Presences” is profoundly relevant to our contemporary generation and communities, particularly in East Ham, Newham and East London. The dynamic and challenging demography, the exuberant and multiplex expressions of Faiths.
The incredible mixtures of cultures, languages and echelons of class, all seamlessly flowing into each other in this social melting pot. A community in which the unpredictable and ever-changing opportunities, the complex norms of social mobility, an ever evolving demography and economy, all cumulatively make the Newham experience a Social Crucible, of intensity second to none in our country, and probably in the world. In this intensity also lie hidden its inexhaustible resources and potentials. It is in this intense space and time that we are called as Christians to live transformed and transforming lives.
In this mission, Our Passion is Jesus, Our Aspiration is To be a Transforming Presence , Our Resources consist of the Faithful people, Prayer and worship……”
Today, we congratulate The Reverend Macaulay and extend to him a hearty welcome. While we keep him and his ministry in our prayers we also reflect on, review and renew our own ministries, allowing God to mould us into a transforming presence in East Ham, in Newham. Fr Fred
In Our Prayers
Our Mission: +Stephen and +David our bishops, our clergy and our mission to East Ham; Jide our Curate in training; Worshipping Communities who share our buildings: Children & Young people: St Bart’s Pre-School; Newham Pre-Schoool Learning Alliance; Fellowship House Children’s Centre; Rainbows,Brownies, Guides & Rangers; Beavers,Cubs & Scouts; Centre4M; St Mary’s Pre-School;Community Links at St Mary’s; St Alban’s Pre-School; Sea Cadets; Air Cadets; Army Cadets; XLP.
The sick and suffering: Les Page, Clarice, Win Jones, Maude Smith,Martin & Yvonne Gammon, Geneva Grimes, Louise Simmonds, Joyce Des, Ricky Adolph, Daisy Jefferson, Les Rowe & Alice Singh.
Those who have died: Kath Elliott, Dudley Lewis and Jason Betts.
May they rest in peace and rise in glory
Readings for 30th June 2013 JOINT SERVICE at ST MARY’S
Acts 12: 1-11 2 Timothy 4: 4-6,17-18
Readings for 7th July 2013 JOINT SERVICE at ST BART’S
Luke 10: 1-11, 16-20
St Mary’s Birthday’s HAPPY BIRTHDAY to;
Karen Malcolm, Amelie Mason, Kim Andrews & John King
Ordination Service today in Chelmsford Cathedral
Jide Macaulay will be ordained deacon this morning in Chelmsford Cathedral after which he will serve with us in the East Ham Team as Curate. Rob is attending as his training incumbent and we pray for Jide and his family as they gather on this momentous day for him and for us.
Stubbers Is well underway and we pray for all participants –
thanking God for all our young people.
Welcome Service next Sunday Next Sunday we will welcome Jide as Curate at a special service at 10am. Please do come along to St Bart's to celebrate this important day in the life of our parish. After the service there will be a breakfast meal served in the hall and we hope you will stay and join us.
Rectory Coffee Morning .This raised the grand total of £61
for parish funds. Thanks to everyone who attended.
Chichester Yesterday We were hoping for a great day in Chichester yesterday with an almost full coach. We were visiting the Bishop's Palace, the Cathedral and some of the other lovely parts of this historic city. No doubt stories will abound this morning!
Server Training At Bart's following the Eucharist on Sunday 14th July at 1130am
PCC meeting Wednesday 17th July at St Mary’s.
Today I sent off to Christian Aid the final total of £582 you raised during Christian Aid Week. Thank you to everyone who made a donation or took part in an event or fundraising activity.
Special thanks to June who counted and banked the change and Brenda for sorting out the cheques. Geraldine
CELTIC CHRISTIANITY Wednesday 17 July 10.30am-3.30pm
The Luke Room: St Bartholomew’s, East Ham
A Study Day: led by Revd Rob Marshall with input from Revd Jide Macaulay
Explore how Christianity took root in the British Islands in Anglo Saxon times and what light that throws on the church’s mission today
Who was Bede and How influential was he?
Impressions of my recent Pilgrimage – Jide Macaulay
Cedd at Whitby and Lastingham
Modern Celtic Sprituality – the influence of the likes of David Adam
Fee for the day including lunch is £6. Book now on 020 8470 0011
Parish Lunch Club Meets every Monday in Bart's Cafe for EVERYONE in the parish at 12.30pm. A tasty lunch, good company and lots of things to chat about - come and join us!
Midweek Services Both at St Mary Magdalene on Wednesdays (1830) and St Bart's on Thursdays (1230) we have a eucharistic celebration to enjoy.
Do come along!
This week on Wednesday is the Feast of St Thomas when we remember the Apostle at the 1830 Mass. A prayer: O Glorious Saint Thomas, your grief for Jesus was such that it would not let you believe he had risen unless you actually saw him and touched his wounds. But your love for Jesus was equally great and it led you to give up your life for him. Pray for us that we may grieve for our sins which were the cause of Christ's sufferings. Help us to spend ourselves in his service and so earn the title of "blessed" which Jesus applied to those who would believe in him without seeing him. Amen.
Parish Book Club at Bart’s Café showing the film My Sister’s Keeper Based on the novel by Jodi Picoult. Monday 15th July 2pm
Thursday Forum @ Bart’s Café. Thirsday 11th July 2.00pm – 3.30pm “The City of London in Elizabethan times” a talk by Val Alliez
(Blue badge City of London Guides and Senior Tour Guide at the Globe Theatre) All Welcome
ST MARY’S PATRONAL FESTIVAL.
20th / 21st July 2013
Saturday 20th July.
10.00am – 4.00pm
Church & Nature Reserve open.
Guided tours for visitors
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Sunday 21st July.
10.00am Patronal Festival
Preacher Revd Bob Morgan
Vicar of Sandford and Fellow of Linacre College,Oxford
6.00pm Evening Service
The Parish Office is open Monday – Friday 9.30am – 3.30pm
Website: www.easthamparish.org.uk twitter @easthamteam.
Registered Charity No: 1127847