Keston Parish ChurchKPC

Church Road, Keston, BR2 6HT



JULY 2017

Sun       2nd July       8 am               Holy Communion
10 am               1st Sunday Service non      
Tue        4th July        9.30 am          Prayer Walk
Fri          7th July        2.30 pm          Choir Practice
Sun       9th July        10 am             Holy Communion
Tue        11th July      8 pm               PCC Meeting
Fri          14th July      2.30 pm          Choir Practice
Sun       16th July      10 am             Holy Communion H&W
Mon       17th July      7.30 pm          Meditation
Tue        18th July      3.30 pm          MESSY Church
Wed       19th July      7.30 pm          Men’s Pub social
Thu        20th July      10 am             Keston Krafters
Sun       23rd July      10 am             Holy Communion
Tue        25th July      7.30 pm          Greyhound social
Sun       30th  July     10 am             Holy Communion
Mon       31st July      2 pm               Book Reading fellowship
Sun       6th Aug        8 am               Holy Communion
10 am               1st Sunday Service non        
Tue        8th Aug        9.30 am          Prayer Walk
Sun       13th Aug      10 am             Holy Communion

We would like to welcome you to our service today, especially if you are a visitor. We invite you to join us at Holy Communion to receive the bread and wine, symbols of God’s love for us.  If you do not wish to receive Holy Communion, please do come up for a blessing, just keep your hands by your side as you come to the rail.  If you use a hearing aid, please put it to the “T” setting.  Please do join us for a cup of tea or coffee in the Hall after the 10 am service.

MIDWEEK COMMUNION  - During the Interregnum there will be NO Wednesday 10 am service. 

THANK YOU – We had a retiring collection for the Grenfell Tower disaster, and we collected £258, which is being sent to the Red Cross to help all the families left homeless.

CELEBRATING 25 YEARS OF OUR CHURCH – What an amazing event this was, and thank you to each and every one for making the weekend go so well.  A lot of planning and organisation was involved by a very hardworking group, and all their efforts were rewarded – and we made £1,468.  Thank you!

PRAYER WALKS – Every 1ST Tuesday of the month -  our next walk is on Tuesday 4th July and then 8th August. Please come along with or without a dog, and we all have a good chatter, and then stop, reflect and pray at several intervals along the way,  we start at 9.30 am on Commonside near the old Rectory – we often end up having a nice cup of tea!

MAGAZINE MATERIAL – Sunday 9th July is the last date for magazine material for the August/September edition of the Keston Magazine.  Please give articles to Sally Churchus 020 8462 8750 or  

HEALING & WHOLENESS (H&W) - Every 3rd Sunday,  we offer healing and wholeness prayers for all who may like the benefit of a special prayer,  just after taking Communion, in the foyer.  Dates are Sundays 16th July & 20th August   At these services we will also serve non-alcoholic grape juice to open the sacrament up to all our worshippers, especially those allergic to alcohol.

MEDITATION GROUP – Every 3rd Monday – 17th July & 21st August.  We begin at 7.30 pm in the Church or church hall.  All are very welcome, to take time out from our busy lives.

NEXT MESSY CHURCH – Tuesday 18th July  from 3.30 pm – 6 pm for craft, worship and a lovely high tea with home made cakes!  All welcome!

MEN’S PUB SOCIAL – These happen every 3rd Wednesday of the month – and the next one is Wednesday 19th July at the Greyhound Pub @ 7.30 pm.   All men are very welcome.  More details from Martin Becker.

KESTON KRAFTERS – Do you enjoy craft making?  Come along to our sessions on the 3rd Thursday of the month on Thursday 20th July 10am – 12 noon in the Keston Parish Church Hall.  Do bring along your own art or craft project, or join in with trying a new one.  Cost will be £3 per session + craft workshop materials on the day, which will include coffee/tea and biscuits.

PUB SOCIALS – Our next Pub social will be on  Tuesday 25th July @ The Greyhound;  then Wednesday 30th August @ The Fox and Tuesday 17th October @ The Crown @ 7.30 pm.  Please do come along  – all are very welcome!

NEW DATE FOR BOOK READING FELLOWSHIP – Please come along to Sally Churchus home @ 103 Gravel Road on Monday 31st July @ 2 pm to hear about books we have read from the Library.   Don’t worry if you have not read any books, you may be inspired to after hearing others’ experiences.  All are very welcome!

REMEMBER to use our Church Library – we have numerous new additions – all donated -  thank you!

To welcome and embrace all who come
into this beautiful ancient place
of peace to be blessed,
healed and equipped by God
for the challenges of everyday life.

2nd July – Trinity 3

God our Saviour, look on this wounded world in pity and in power
And help us to hold fast to your promises of peace
Through Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen

Romans 6:  12 - end  (Page 830); Matthew 10:  40 - end (Page 828)
9th July – Trinity 4

Almighty God, you search us and know us:
May we rely on you in strength and rest on you in weakness,
Now and in all our days;  through Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen.

Psalm 45:  10 - 17 (Page 434);  Romans 7:  15 – 25a(Page 862)  Matthew 11:  16 – 19, 25 - 30 (Page 742)
16th July – Trinity 5

Almighty God, send down upon your Church
the riches of your Spirit, and kindle in those who minister the gospel your countless gifts of grace; 
through Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen.

Romans 8:  1 - 11 (Page 862); Matthew:  13:  1 – 9; 18 - 23(Page 744)
23rd July – Trinity 6

Gracious God, you call us to fullness of life:
Deliver us from unbelief and banish our anxieties
With the liberating love of Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen.

Genesis 28:  10 – 19a (Page 23);  Romans 8:  12 - 25 (Page 862);  Matthew 13:  24 – 30, 36 - 43  (Page 744) 
30th July – Trinity 7

Generous God, you give us gifts and make them grow:
Though our faith is small as mustard-seed,
Make it grow to your glory and the flourishing of your kingdom;  through Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen

Romans 8:  26 – end (Page 862);  Matthew 13:   31 – 33, 44 – 52 (Page 744)

Please note:  at the end of the Bible reading, the reader will say:  This is the world of the Lord.  We will all respond:  Thanks be to God.  At the start of the Gospel Reading (only when we celebrate Communion), the reader will say:  Hear the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to (Matthew/Mark/Luke or John).  We will all respondGlory to you, O Lord. And at the end of the passage the reader will say:  This is the Gospel of the Lord.  We will all respond:  Praise to you, O Christ.


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