17th June 2012 Newsletter

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Sunday 17th June 2012


Jubilate   Jubilate   Jubilate!!

Diamond Jubilee Year of Queen Elizabeth II Crowned 2nd June 1953

In the light of the Diamond Jubilee celebrations I couldn’t help pointing out the coincidence between part of today’s First Reading and our own experience of the coronation of her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II:

“Jesse made seven of his sons pass before Samuel, and Samuel said to Jesse, "The Lord has not chosen any of these." Samuel said to Jesse, "Are all your sons here?" And he said, "There remains yet the youngest, but he is keeping the sheep." And Samuel said to Jesse, "Send and bring him; for we will not sit down until he comes here." He sent and brought him in. Now he was ruddy, and had beautiful eyes, and was handsome. The Lord said, "Rise and anoint him; for this is the one." Then Samuel took the horn of oil, and anointed him in the presence of his brothers; and the spirit of the Lord came mightily upon David from that day forward.” (1 Samuel 15:34-16:13)

Ours may go like this:

Britons and the Commonwealth saw all the royals pass before the throne……….But the Lord has not chosen any of these.

The Archbishop of Canterbury said: Are these all the heirs you have for the throne of the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth?

And all the people responded:

“There is another one. But she is only a young girl. She got married not too long ago. She is not even around. She is gone into the wild.”

“What do you mean into the wild?”

“She and her husband are on Safari in Kenya, Africa.

The Lord said: bring her home; anoint Her”

Out of Kenya and Africa, young Elizabeth was flown back home to Britain,

The Lord said, "Rise and anoint her; for this is the one."

Elizabeth was immediately enthroned, crowned and anointed with Holy Oil in the presence of more than 8,000 guests and the spirit of the Lord came mightily upon Elizabeth from that day forward.” She took the Coronation Oath and is now bound to serve her people and to maintain the laws of God. After handing her the four symbols of authority - the orb, the sceptre, the rod of mercy and the royal ring of sapphire and rubies - the Archbishop of Canterbury placed St Edward's Crown on her head to complete the ceremony.

Fr Fred

Please remember in your prayers:

Les Page, Clarice, Vicky Schiff, Win Jones, Martin Gammon,

Dela McCarteny, Frank Burdge, Joan Short,

Colin Brockwell, Ancil Griffith, Dennis Pridmore & Maude Smith.

PARISH PRAYER ROTA   This week we pray for

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

Readings for 17th June 2012

St Bart’s:   Ezekiel 17: 22-24     2 Corinthians 5: 6-10   Mark 4: 26-34

St Mary’s: 1 Samuel 15: 34-16:13     2 Corinthians 5: 6-10  Mark 4: 26-34

Readings for 24th June 2012

St Bart’s: Isaiah 40: 1-11   Galatians 3: 23-29   Luke 1: 57-66,80

St Mary’s: Isaiah 40: 1-11   Acts 13: 14b-26   Luke 1: 57-66,80

St Mary’s Birthday’s HAPPY BIRTHDAY to

Kristina Ceasar & Sandra Clarke

St Bart’s Communion Hymns: 528;   142;   227

We welcome back to St Bart’s this morning

The Revd Christopher Owens as our preacher & celebrant.

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.

I would like to take this opportunity through the Parish News to say my thanks for the presentation of the engraved crystal & the iced cake, also for the “Roberts” digital radio, a gift from the Parish.  Again my thanks to you all.     Norman.

We are pleased to say that there is some interest in the vacancy at St Bart’s.

The interview will be taking place at St Bart’s on Monday 25th June.

It would be good to have some members of both congregations around to meet the prospective candidate.

Tea/coffee will be served from 11am.

PARISH TREASURER NEEDED. After many years of excellent service Tim has decided to hang up his calculator

and give up his post as Parish Treasurer. If anybody would like to take up this roll please contact one of the clergy.

For several months Pavani has been worshipping with us at St Bart’s. Sadly (for us) and happily (for her) she has secured a job with BT in Wolverhampton and is moving away. We will miss her. Although she will be in Wolverhampton over the next few weeks sorting out her accommodation and so on she hopes to be able to drop back for a final goodbye on Sunday 1st July.

The London Gallery Quire will perform at the evening service at St. Mary’s on Sunday 1st July 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


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.

Sunday Lunch today @ the kitchen table in Central Park E6
12-4pm Roast lunch with live background music

Why not treat yourself to lunch out with friends or family?
Enjoy our gentle jazz vibe 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

Prayer Candle coming to St Bart’s.

Church leaders across East Ham have decided to mark the passage of the Olympic Flame with our own Christian version, a ‘Prayer Candle’ which is passing between us on consecutive Sundays. This is to prompt prayers for each other, for our outreach and community engagement work. We will be receiving this during the service on Sunday 24th June from Elim Pentecostal Church in Central Park Road and will pass it on to Pilgrim’s Way Methodist Church on the following Sunday July 1st.  If anyone would like to be involved in this or want more details then please see Shirley Biro.


29th June  – 1st July     Stubbers weekend

1st July         London Gallery Quire performing at St Mary’s 6pm

7th July      Parish Trip to Maldon – see inside for details.

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

2nd September St Bart’s Patronal Festival

8th September   Barn Dance at St Bart’s

6th October      Quiet Day at Haggerston


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

Website: www.easthamparish.org.uk

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