There will be a special service for Commitment for Life (CforL) on Sunday 1 March.

In September 2019, twenty-one members of the United Reformed Church accompanied Derek Estill, Moderator of the URC General Assembly, on a visit to Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territories (IOPT). This educational visit was not a tour or a holiday, but for those who attended, it was an immersive pilgrimage with much time immersed in the lives of people who are among the world’s most maligned, treated as strangers in their own land.

Hannah Jones, who was one of the group,  (seen eleventh from the right in this photo) will be speaking about the visit and the work of Commitment for Life during our Morning Worship on 1 March.  Israel and the Palestinian Territories is our partner region for CforL.

The usual Lent collection for CforL, with envelopes in the pews, will start on that Sunday and continue on the following two Sundays.

Sunday 16 February
09:30      Choir practice
11:00     Morning Worship
Sermon:  “The Prodigal Son”  Bible reading:  Luke 15.11-32
14:00     Merton Winter Night Shelter

Wednesday 19 February
12:00-14:00     Trinity Angelus
20:00      Worship & Faith Development Team

Friday 21 February
20:00      Choir practice

Sunday 23 February
09:30     Choir practice
11:00     Morning Worship
Theme:  “Transfiguration”.  Bible reading: Matthew 17.1-9
14:00     Merton Winter Night Shelter

On Saturday 4 April at 7pm
‘Time for Jesus’ will be performed at Trinity
by Life & Mission Choir from north London.

Book the date and bring your friends for this special event‘Time for Jesus’ celebrates its 20th Anniversary this year and has been seen by well over 2000 people. It is a moving musical passion play that tells the story of the last week of Jesus’ life from the point of view of the apostle, Mark.

Full of excitement and emotion the musical takes you on a journey from Palm Sunday to the Resurrection and highlights the importance of the events of just one week. A week that has since influenced two thousand years.

The musical takes in traditional choral styles as well as barbershop, gospel and even some Latin American influences – all mixed together to create a dramatic and moving version of the Easter Story.

 

The Life and Mission Choir is an all age Christian choir
Since our first rehearsal in 1999 we have welcomed into our family anyone with a love of singing. We have included members from many Christian fellowships over the years – Anglicans, Catholics, Baptists, Methodists, United Reformed Church and others. Our mission is to sing, worship God and share the Good News.

As a choir we have premiered a number of original and successful home grown musicals, written by our musical director Paul Wardrop-Day. These musicals have toured many churches across London and the South East, as well as further afield, and are still going strong, moving audiences and sharing the message of Jesus.

We have led worship at many churches in North London, presented concerts, taken part in musical events, had parties and eaten a lot of quiche. We also love singing a wide range of music in many styles. We rehearse in Friern Barnet and have no auditions to join, but are happy to welcome anyone with enthusiasm and a need to smile, sing and worship.

Our next Messy Church will take place on Sunday 15 March between 4.30 and 6.30pm in the Mansel Road Centre.

We will be thinking about St George, St Patrick, St Andrew and St David.

Come along to make thistles, shamrocks, daffodils, dragons and much more!  There will be craft, music, worship and a hot meal, so save the date and bring your friends!  Further information from Susan Collins via the Church Office.

Ash Wednesday, the first day of Lent, is marked by the imposition of ashes in the form of a cross on the foreheads of the faithful.

“Remember that you are dust, and to dust you shall return” (Genesis 3:19).

These are the words that Christians around the world will hear on 26 February as a minister makes the sign of the cross on their foreheads.

This tradition takes place on Ash Wednesday. It marks the beginning of Lent, the 40-day period leading up to Easter. The ashes are made by burning palm branches blessed in the previous year’s Palm Sunday celebration, and are meant to symbolize mourning and penance for one’s sinfulness and mortality.

A service will be held at Trinity at 7.30pm, and all will be very welcome.
This year you will also find “ashes to go,” with clergy from St Mark’s, Holy Trinity and Trinity at Wimbledon station with ashes for busy commuters.

Christians around the world observe Lent through prayer, fasting and reflection. It is a time to meditate on the life, death and resurrection of Jesus preceding the celebration of Easter.  Our Lent study resources will be available shortly.