This week’s notices

Welcome to this morning’s Easter service The service leader is Andy Mugford and we welcome Ben Heasman as our speaker. Tea and coffee will be served in the back hall after the service.  There will be no Mustard and Pepper Groups today but, instead, there will be a special activity for both groups in the back hall while Ben is speaking to the adults. Security Rota Phil Reeve is responsible for locking up today and next week it will be Andy Mugford. How to interpret the Bible   – the last in Simon’s interesting series will be next Sunday evening (27th April) at 7.00pm. Maldon Food Bank would like to thank everyone for their generous donations. Iain and Charlene’s weddingtakes place next Saturday at 1.30pm at the URC in Maldon. They would love to see you all at the service and invite you to join them for drinks and cakes afterwards. We pray that they will have a wonderful day and a long and happy marriage. The Home groups will be meeting at the following homes Shirley’s Group – please contact Shirley for details. Philip and Anne’s group will meet at Terry and Ann’s. The Friday group will meet at Paul and Lucy’s. Jeremy and Philippa’s group will meet at Gavin and Kate’s.  Home group questions 1. How does Mark show us that: a.  Jesus was really dead? b.  The empty tomb can only mean one thing – that Jesus is     alive?

  1.  In what way is Jesus currently a pocket-sized Jesus in your life?

3.  How will the resurrection give you a larger view of Jesus? 4.  What difference will this make this week? 5.  How can we help each other in that? On Sunday 4th Maythere will be a baptism service. If you are interested in being baptised on that Sunday please have a word with one of the elders. After the service, there will be a fellowship lunch when we are expecting friends and relatives of those being baptised to join us. Therefore we will need a bit more food than usual and would ask you to keep this in mind when thinking about what to bring on that Sunday. On Thursday 7th May we are recommencing the combined communion and prayer meeting at the church. Alpha– we plan to run another Alpha starting this Wednesday 23 April at 7pm.  If you know of anyone who would be interested in joining the group please let Rachel and Andy Mugford know.  Pepper & Mustard Trip.  This Friday 25th April.Meet at 5pm at Monkey Puzzle and then back to the Mugford’s for pizza.   Please let Helen know if you can come. Weekend Away 27th – 29th June Don’t forget the church weekend away. If you want any further information please speak to one of the deacons.   Maldon Food Bank If you wish to contribute there is a box in the entrance hall for donations of food.