St Mary Magdalene † St Bartholomew † St Alban †
Sunday 1st July 2012
Hello, I must be going.
Today we welcome back Frances from placement but, sadly, only for a short period as she will be leaving us at the end of this month for bucolic Gloucester. We will be able to say goodbye to her at St Mary’s Patronal service on July 22nd.
So there is more change ahead for us in the parish. No-one really likes change: we can be like Hobbits and want calmness and routine.
Our services are to be at the same time, in the same place
and use the same form of words. A part of the Gospel is about just that – assuredness and stability - the same yesterday today and forever.
But another part isn’t. The Gospel is about change, about conversion, about trust, about being transformed. Many years ago
I heard a sermon on “Abraham and rootlessness”. How God called Abraham in his old age out of his home and told him to move,
without telling him where. And he went out, not knowing where he was going (Hebrews 11 v.8).
So we must be prepared for and expect change and uncertainty, because it’s going to happen.
Of course the Bible goes on to say that He will be with us throughout all of this and, as Christians, we know this. It doesn’t come as a surprise to us but it doesn’t necessarily make it any easier to deal with.
Ours is going to be to be a walk of faith and not of sight, whether we want it or not.
Please remember in your prayers:
Les Page, Clarice, Vicky Schiff, Win Jones, Martin Gammon,
Dela McCarteny, Frank Burdge, Joan Short, & Maude Smith.
PARISH PRAYER ROTA This week we pray for
Kitchen Table @ St Bart’s: Anne, Michael, Katie and the volunteer helpers:
Older People: Golden Oldies; Genesis Housing Association – residents and staff;
Lunch Club: Friday Games.
Readings for 1st July 2012
2 Corinthians 8: 7-15 Mark 5: 21-43
Readings for 8th July 2012
St Mary’s: 2 Samuel 5: 1-5, 9-10 2 Corinthians 12: 2-10 Mark 6: 1-13
St Bart’s: Ezekiel 2: 1-5 2 Corinthians 12: 2-10 Mark 6: 1-13
St Mary’s Birthday’s HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Amelie Mason, Kim Andrews, John King & Joe Bence.
St Bart’s Communion Hymns: 297; 300; 413
It’s lovely to have back with us at St Mary’s
Professor John Kater who is giving the talk this morning.
At St Mary’s this morning we welcome for baptism Sienna.
Please keep her, her family and godparents in your prayers.
We welcome at St Mary’s this morning Karen Malcolm who you wouldn’t believe is 50 yrs old and who is receiving a blessing
at the end of the service this morning.
Frank Burdge is in the Royal London hospital, but he is too ill to receive visitors at the moment.
Please keep Frank and his family in your prayers.
The funeral of Pauline Wright will take place at St Mary’s on Wednesday 4th July at 1.30pm.
Please keep Pauline and her family in your prayers.
Arthur Worwood has moved to Warrior Square, Little Ilford.
We are very sorry to hear about the death of Catherine Okai, Fred’s Mother.
Please pray for her soul and our thoughts and prayers are with Fred & the family at this time.
£533.60 has been sent to Christian Aid. This consisted of £260 concert ticket sales, £7 concert refreshments, £56 concert donations and £210.60 in congregational donations. Christian Aid will also be able to claim tax back on £110 of this.
Thank you everyone and well done! Geraldine
Monthly Bible Study - where we bring our thoughts to the Gospel reading for the following Sunday, continue TODAY.
This will be held in the Luke Room at St Bart’s Church. We will start at 4.30pm and finish promptly at 5.30pm in order for folks to get to St Mary’s for the London Gallery Quire concert.
St Mary’s DCC: Wednesday 4th July 7.30pm in the hall. Agendas & minutes available to pick up today.
Goodbye to Frances.
Frances’s last Sunday with us will be the Joint service at St Mary’s on 22nd July.
She will be moving to St Katherine’s, Matson Lane, Gloucester GL4 6DX.
Her licensing will take place at 7.00pm on Wednesday 5th September. Because of the distance involved it will be
difficult to arrange coach hire but if there is a demand we will see if it is feasible. A few people are making
their own way down and staying overnight. We are collecting for a leaving gift for Frances.
Please give to the Church Wardens or Parish Office.
PARISH TRIP to MALDON Saturday 7th July 2012.
£12 Adults £4 under 16’s.
Pick up at St Mary’s at 9.00am and
Newham College, High Street South at 9.15am.
Sign up on the sheets at the back of both Churches.
Please pay your money, either cash or cheques made payable to East Ham Team Ministry, to the Church Wardens or the Parish Office.
LAST CHANCE TO SIGN UP.
The London Gallery Quire are performing this evening at St. Mary’s at 6pm.
The Quire, formed in 1997, enjoy making West Gallery church music together. West Gallery music was sung in town and country churches during the 18th and early 19th centuries. It is rewarding, easy to sing and very joyful in character.
To learn more about The London Gallery Quire go to www.lgq.org.uk and for West Gallery Music go to www.wgma.org.uk
PLEASE DO COME ALONG.
Roast lunch with live background music @the kitchen table
Central Park E6. Sunday July 1st 2012 12-4pm
Why not treat yourself to lunch out with friends or family?
Enjoy our gentle background music over a delicious lunch
3 course set menu £9.50 (children under 12 £5)
Red pepper & sweet potato soup
Roast Lamb or chicken or
Stuffed butternut squash
Apple Pie or Chocolate Cheesecake
DATES FOR YOUR DIARY at a glance
7th July Parish Trip to Maldon – sign up TODAY.
21st July Open Day at St Mary’s for Patronal weekend
and Olympic Torch relay down High St South
22nd July St Mary’s Patronal Festival
27th July – 12th August Olympic Games
29th August - 9th September Paralympic Games
31st Aug – 2nd September Making a Difference Christian Arts Festival (more details later in the month)
2nd September St Bart’s Patronal Festival
8th September Barn Dance at St Bart’s
6th October Quiet Day at Haggerston
20th October Parish Autumn Fair
MIDWEEK EUCHARISTS/ PRAYERS.
Wednesday 6.30pm at St Mary’s
Thursday 12.30pm at St Bart’s
The Parish Office is open Monday – Friday 9.30am – 3.30pm
Telephone 020 8470 0011
Registered Charity No: 1127847