Sunday September 26th Newsletter

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St Mary Magdalene  †       St Bartholomew †       St Alban  †


Sunday 26th September 2010


Stewardship Sunday


It is the time of the year again for us to review our giving to the church and also to look at our time spent focusing on the Lord, focusing on our relationships with others and the gifts God has given to us.


Ps 24 – ‘The earth is the Lord’s and all that is in it, the world, and those who live in it.’ We are called in this world to be good stewards, good managers of all that God has entrusted to us at all times.   Below are prayers to ponder on this week:


Partners of Love


We love because you first loved us

We give because you gave yourself completely

We worship because you showed your very nature

We live because you died instead of us

We share because your care surrounds us all

We love because you first loved us.

© Frances Ballantyne

Divine Exchange


Jesus we thank you.

In your generosity, you became poor for us

In your giving, you became empty for us

In your grace, you became nothing for us.

You became poor, for us to become rich

You became empty, for us to become full

You became nothing, for us to become something

Jesus we thank you.

© Frances Ballantyne


Please remember in your prayers:

Les Page, Allen Lloyd-White, Clarice, Gwen,

Annie, Ruth Nkonde, Vicky Schiff, Harriett, David Morris,

Renuka,  Janet, David Dance, Priscilla Rolfe & Louise.


  This week we pray for:

Kitchen Table @ St Bart’s: Anne, Michael and the volunteer helpers.

Older People: Golden Oldies; Springboard Housing Association

– residents and staff. Lunch Club.

Readings for 26th September 2010

St Bart’s: Amos 6: 1a,4-7    1 Timothy 6: 6-19   Luke 16: 19-31

St Mary’s:   Jeremiah 32: 1-3a, 6-15   1 Timothy 6: 6-19    Luke 16: 19-end

Readings for 3rd October 2010

2 Timothy 1: 1-14               Luke 17: 5-10


St Bart’s Communion Hymns: 23;  413;  509

St Mary’s Birthdays:     HAPPY BIRTHDAY to

Jean McCluskey & Dennis (DJ)

At St Bart’s TODAY we will be offering laying on of hands and prayers for healing after communion.

The flowers in St Bart’s this morning are in memory of Silma, Lorraine Ashton’s daughter

The flowers in St Mary’s today are in memory

of Violet and George Dignum.


Congratulations to Colin & Jean on their 4oth Wedding Anniversary. 

Jean & Colin will be renewing their vows during the service and there will be a small celebration afterwards in the church hall.

Next Saturday at St Mary’s Marta & Rene are to be married. Please keep them in your prayers as they prepare for their special day.



at St Mary’s and St Bart’s 3rd October 10.00am.

We will be collecting dry and tinned goods and toiletries for ‘308’ (formerly the Turnaround hostel), working with the homeless in Newham and RAMP, working with refugees and asylum seekers.

At St Mary’s there are sheets at the back of church for people

to sign up to help with various jobs in the Church.


Next Sunday 3rd October our monthly Bible Study  will take place at St Mary’s at 4.30pm followed at 6.00pm by a quiet service for Sunday evening.Do join us for either or both of these.


A BIG THANK YOU to Mike & Pat who have weeded the

memorial garden at St Mary’s. It looks fantastic.


29th September; PCC at St Mary’s

Minutes and agenda available to pick up today.

St Mary’s DCC Wednesday 20th October.



23rd October 2010.

Please turn out your cupboards – we need good prizes for the raffle and tombola plus anything else saleable.

Flyers and posters will be available next week.




St Bart’s have asked about baptism and/or confirmation as adults. If you are interested, please put your name on the sheet at the back of church,

so that we can plan a course of preparation, probably at the beginning of next year.



Lunch Club @ the kitchen table

Every Monday @ 12.30pm   3 course meal for £5


Friday 15th October 2010 7pm

Nicola Slee will lead us in conversation:

‘Kitchen table theology: words that are good enough to eat’.

Nicola Slee is a theologian and poet based at the Queen’s Foundation, Birmingham.  She is the author of numerous books and articles, She is a lay Anglican.

£6.50 including supper

To book contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. /  020 8586 7979.


SOAP, TOOTHPASTE, LOO ROLLS, washing powder, towels

– all things that are much needed by 308(formerly the Turnaround hostel) working with those who have been homeless.

Could you add one of these (or any toiletry items) to your shopping list – and drop it into the ‘Gifts for 308’ grey bin at the back of St Bart’s. Thank you!



Saturday 9th October 2010

At the Priory, Haggerston.


Our theme this year will be ‘Public and Private’.

Do we have the balance tight between our lives as individuals

and as members of a family, a neighbourhood, a nation?

What is the relationship between private faith and our common

life as Christians? Phone, tweet, ipod, email – how is technology affecting our relationships?

Meet at St Mary’s Church Hall at 9.30am.

No charge but a small donation welcome on the day.

Please bring a packed lunch.

Sign-up sheets at the back of both churches.


St Paul’s Cathedral.

‘Love, Suffering, Death, Happiness’

During October 2010, St Paul’s Cathedral will hold a series of dialogues and meditative services exploring some of the fundamental themes of human life.

Suffering:  Tuesday 5 and Sunday 10 October

Love:     Tuesday 12 and Sunday 17 October

Death:    Tuesday 19 and Sunday 24 October

Happiness:  Tuesday 26 and Sunday 31 October.

Dialogues are on Tuesday evenings at 6.30pm and

meditative services on the following  Sunday at 6.00pm.

The events are in the cathedral and all are welcome.

Admission is free.

Leaflets about the services are available in our churches.


DAILY PRAYERS are said every week day in our churches and you are very welcome to join us:  

  • Monday morning prayers at St Bart’s;
  • Tuesday morning prayers at St Mary’s;
  • Wednesday morning prayers at St Bart’s (Sept).
  • Thursday morning prayers at St Bart’s;
  • Friday morning  prayers at St Mary’s. 

All at 9.00am



The Parish office is open Monday – Friday 9.30am – 3.30pm

Telephone 020 8470 0011

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