This week’s notices

Welcome to this morning’s service The service leader is Paul Gymer and the speaker is Simon Quelch. Tea and coffee will be served in the back hall after the service.

A prayer meeting to which everyone is invited, is held every Sunday morning from approx 10.00 am -10.15 am in the upstairs room. We would encourage all who are taking part in the service and youth activities to attend.

Prayer If you would like someone to pray with you after the service Ross and Bertie will be available.

Security Rota Paul Gymer is responsible for locking up today and next week it will be Valerie Lamb.

How to interpret the Bible the next in Simon’s interesting series is tonight at 7.00pm.

London City Mission The speaker next week will be a representative from the London City Mission. The LCM runs a day centre for the homeless in Weber Street, which is South of the Thames near Waterloo Station and they require secondhand men’s clothes, tops, trousers, shirts, shoes etc. If you have any of these items could you please bring them to the service next Sunday.

Saturday 29th March – At the URC Maldon there is a free crafts morning for children from – 12 noon. There are further details on the notice board in the back room.

The Home groups will be meeting for prayer and bible study as follows. Shirley’s Group will meet at Andy and Rachel’s. Philip and Anne’s group will meet at Jean Marc’s. The Friday group will meet at John and Janet’s. Jeremy and Philippa’s group will meet at Richard and Sarah’s.

Home Group questions Read John 4 vs 43-54 1. What was the basis of the Galileans’ welcome of Jesus and how did this differ from the Samaritans’ in v’s 39-42? 2. In the light of the Lord’s words in v 48 should we be seeking signs and wonders today and for what reason? 3.Have you ever had a challenge, like the Official, to trust in Jesus and which you are willing to share with the group? How did it help in your walk with the Lord? 4.In v 49 the Official prayed, what would be a better way to pray? (This question is not meant to be a criticism of the Official).

Charlene and Iain’s wedding There is an open invitation to everyone from Val and Peter Lamb to join them at the marriage ceremony of their daughter Charlene Lamb to Iain Crosher. The service will be at the United Reformed Church in Maldon on Saturday 26th April at 1.30pm and you are also warmly invited to stay for drinks and cakes afterwards.

ALPHA A new Alpha Course will be commencing on Wednesday 23rd April. If you know of anyone who would be interested in this please have a word with Andy and Rachel Mugford.

Congratulations to Simon and Judy on the birth of their first grandchild Olivia Christabel Quelch who was born on Sunday 16th March.

VOLUNTEERS STILL WANTED to help with the tea and coffee rota. The number of volunteers has dropped so low that it is possible that on some Sundays it may not be possible to offer tea and coffee. Therefore more volunteers are urgently needed. If you are happy to go on to the rota once a quarter this would help. This is an opportunity to serve your fellow Christians and everyone is welcome to join this elite team. Please speak to Ann Frost if you are interested in helping.