Whatever your opinion, please pray for the Government and their negotiations with European leaders
This month, Paul talks about Creation Time - or the Season of Creation which begins on September 1, the Day of Prayer for Creation, and ends on October 4, the feast day of St. Francis. The season reminds us that we are ‘part of a single, wondrously complex web of life that is woven by God’ and it invites us to focus and reflect upon our common calling to be stewards of God’s creation. I mention this now because all the evidence suggests that it has never been more necessary to do this. As human beings we are fast approaching a cliff edge with experts telling us that we should no longer talk of climate change but instead of a climate emergency or crisis.
Vesper Sky @ Martin Way
Friday 8th November at 7.30pm
An inspirational evening of music and poetry
Stewart Henderson poet, broadcaster & songwriter
Yvonne Lyon acclaimed Scottish singer songwriter
Carol Henderson storyteller and broadcaster
Tickets: £10 at the door or save by booking online at https://tinyurl.com/VesperSky where tickets are £8 each / £20 family ticket of 2 adults & up to 3 Children (booking fee applies)
Christian CARE is a charity working in the London Borough of Merton. They are a group of 40 volunteers from 16 different churches offering help to anyone whatever their race, colour or religion. Each year over 150 families, whose lives are in crisis, are supported. They are always in need of food, clothes and furniture, so please follow the link to their website for their latest requirements.
Several people from Martin Way volunteer for Christian Care. If you are interested please look at their Volunteers page and get in touch.
Faith in Action
By collecting harvest gifts, we continue to support Merton Faith in Action, who every Wednesday and Friday throughout the year, run the Merton Homeless Drop-in with the help of volunteers. On average about 65 homeless and vulnerably housed people attend each session. These are mainly men, and a few women, for whom little other help is available. As well as a warm and friendly welcome they can get a high-quality hot lunch, internet access and help with filling in on-line forms, and help with moving on. Learn more about this charity at the FiA website.
Jeremiah, statesman and prophet at the time of the fall of Jerusalem in 586 BC writes to the Jewish leaders exiled in Babylon. He advises them to maintain their national identity, to behave as responsible citizens, and to pray for their conquerors!
The factual details of this miracle cannot be correct. It would have taken days for the lepers to visit their respective priests — either at Jerusalem (for the Jews) or at Mount Gerizim (for the Samaritan). Luke has edited this story to highlight the virtue of the despised Samaritans, and to stress the importance of faith.
The October 2019 edition is now available. To keep up to date with events at Martin Way, left-click to read or right-click to download on the Newsletter cover.
Please click on an event for further details. If you would like to have an event or meeting added to the calendar please email details to email@example.com or via the Contact us page.
A Word in Time
Would you like to follow a Bible Study, but don't know where to start? Then why not go to A Word in Time on the Methodist Church web site and follow this week's Bible Study.
The Community page showcases organisations which have chosen Martin Way as a place where they feel they can offer further services to the community. Most are regular long-standing bookings. Have a look to see if any strike a chord with you.
Please pray for others known to you who are ill, bereaved, in need of encouragement or just in need of a friendly word, especially if you're the one able to give it. It could mean so much to them.