St Mary Magdalene † St Bartholomew † St Alban †
Sunday 3rd June 2012
Sixty not out.
This weekend we celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Queen’s accession to the throne – in case some of you hadn’t noticed!
Sixty years is a long time. One of my earliest memories is watching the Coronation on our newly-acquired television set and I am 62 and so you would have to be about 70 to even remember when Elizabeth was not Queen. To us the Queen has always been there and, possibly, always will be – like the sun always rising and setting without a second thought. We cannot imagine it otherwise. So perhaps we are celebrating not only the person of the Queen and the stability and continuity she represents but also our own sense of identity and being – who and what we and our families and communities are – what defines us and what unites us.
The Queen has not only been a presence in our lives but she has been a player on the world’s stage. There cannot be many, if any, public figures whose span extends from the second world war, from the Attlee/Churchill years (google them if you can’t remember!) to the present day. If only she could write her memoires!
We are fortunate that she is a “Good Queen”, even republicans acknowledge that, and, to us as Christians, a person of strong faith who is unafraid and unashamed of letting that be known. Had she reigned in Old Testament times the chroniclers might have written: “Elizabeth did what was right in the sight of the Lord….”
Rejoice and be glad!
Please remember in your prayers:
Les Page, Clarice, Vicky Schiff, Arthur Worwood, Win Jones,
Martin Gammon, Dela McCarteny, Frank Burdge,
Joan Short, Colin Brockwell & Ancil Griffith.
PARISH PRAYER ROTA This week we pray for
Worshipping Communities who share our buildings:
Clergy & Lay Ministers: Quintin, Fred, Frances, Ann & Shirley;
Staff: Brenda, Chrissie, Bill, May, June, Win & Mary;
Churchwardens: Andrew, Damian, Laurine, John, Philip & Ajith.
Readings for 3rd June 2012
Romans 8: 12-17 John 3: 1-17
Readings for 10th June 2012
St Bart’s: Genesis 3: 8-15 2 Corinthians 4: 13 – 5:1 Mark 3: 20-35
St Mary’s: 1 Samuel 8: 4-11(12-15) 16-20 (11:14-15) 2 Corinthians 4: 13-5:1 Mark 3: 20-35
St Mary’s Birthday’s HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Ancil Griffith & Patricia Tellis
St Bart’s Communion Hymns: 387; 541; 615
At St Bart’s this morning we welcome back as our preacher & celebrant The Revd Chris McDermott
A BIG thank you to everyone for organizing the Jubilee Dance
last night in particular Jean & Colin.
Weddings at St Mary’s.
On Thursday 7th June Phillippa & Cordell are to be married and on
Saturday 9th June Olufunmilayo & Noah will be married.
Please keep both couples in your prayers as they prepare for their special day.
PLEASE NOTE: There will be no Bible Study or evening service TODAY.
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
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. Tim is happy to give pointers as to what’s needed.
PARISH CHILDREN’S JUBILEE PARTY / PARISH PICNIC at St Mary’s TODAY.
Please stay behind for our Parish Picnic
starting at 12.00 finishing at 4.00pm.
All Welcome – bring your own picnic.
Prayer Candle coming to St Barts
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.
Let’s Celebrate the Queen’s Jubilee
at the kitchen table@ St. Bart’s!
June 2012 @ 12 noon
Join us for a right royal lunch! Some sharing of 60 years of stories!
Some of the old music .....and a bit of flag waving!!
£10 including 3 course lunch
Booking essential For more details and to book:
Kitchen Table Cafe @ Central Park
Opening Party! Saturday June 9th 2-5pm
an afternoon of fun & music; activities for children
tea & cake!
Special guest Stephen Timms MP
let’s celebrate our new cafe in East Ham!
DATES FOR YOUR DIARY at a glance
TODAY Parish Children’s Jubilee Party/Parish Picnic
9th June Kitchen Table @ Central Park opening party
29th June – 1st July Stubbers weekend
1st July London Gallery Quire performing at St Mary’s 6pm
7th July Parish Trip to Maldon – further details available soon.
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
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