Welcome to this morning’s family service The service leader is Ross Power and Ed Jones is our speaker. Tea and coffee will be served in the back hall before the service. Today is our fellowship lunch and Anne and Phil’s/Philippa and Jeremy’s groups are responsible for setting up and clearing away. 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.
Home Groups There will be no home groups this week as there is a combined prayer meeting/communion on Thursday evening at 7.45.
The Friday group are not meeting this week, because of the joint meeting on Thursday evening, but instead are having an informal get-together on Tuesday at 10am at the Cart Lodge, Chigborough Lakes.
Anne and Terry are having an amazing time in Australia. Last week they were in Sydney and the surrounding area. They have been up to the Blue Mountains and have climbed the Sydney Harbour Bridge, (mad people!) with wonderful views of the harbour, during a vivid light festival. Please pray for their safety as they continue their holiday “down under”.
Hannah in Brazil Hannah, together with Simon and Judy, has been helping at a 5 day camp in Conceicao which is near Carangola where Simon and Judy were based when they lived in Brazil in the 1990’s. This was an interesting and exciting time but also exhausting.
While she was in Carangola she went to a town called Divino to visit Josmar. Most of you will know that he has now had both legs amputated very high into his hips. He is staying with his ex-wife, her boyfriend and his two young sons whilst in the early stages of recovery before going back to his father ‘na roca’ on the farm. He told them that his wounds are very raw and he will have to return to the hospital for the removal of more dead tissue. He is incontinent and his catheter is worryingly’unkempt’. His bed and wheelchair cushion are inadequate so they are looking into using some of the gift money to buy more suitable pressure relieving equipment. Josmar is in a very vulnerable situation and needs our continuing prayers. He seems a lovely guy and Hannah felt it was a real privilege to meet him.
Before they left for the camp, they visited Eliangela, her nine children and her mother. Some of you will know and, in fact, have provided blankets for her youngest four children. They took the blankets along with them on the bus (an experience in itself!). The building work that Fullbridge paid for is complete andhas provided bed space for at least five of the children. Hannah found the conditions in the Favela pretty shocking and quite overwhelming. She is now having a few days rest before arriving back home on Thursday.
Please continue to pray for them all as Simon is suffering from allergies and Hannah and Judy are feeling very tired.
Southwold Beach Mission: 26 July – 9 August (one or 2 week-long option available)
If you would like to come but haven’t applied yet, please can Andy Mugford would encourage you to do this as soon as possible (website link is http://www.scriptureunion.org.uk/southwoldteam). ;
At the moment we still need team members in all the age groups to help us run a successful mission.
The application online is very easy and the experience on the team second-to-none! Please catch a Mugford if you are interested – the younger ones will be there this summer, along with Jack and maybe you too.
CAP Course Don’t forget to speak to Sarah Reynolds or Phil Reeve if you are interested in signing up for the CAP (Christians against poverty) Course.
Church Weekend Away 27th – 29th JuneIf you are feeling a bit envious of those in far-flung places there is always the Church weekend Away in Suffolk! If you haven’t signed up but would like to go please put your name on the list in the back hall.
Children and Young People’s Groups on Sunday mornings.
On the first Sunday of the month we all stay together in Church. On the remaining Sundays the children join the first part of the service, then go to separate parts of the building for their activities. We have three groups:
Mustard: an Early Years group, with crèche, downstairs in the Back Hall.
Pepper: a Junior group, for up to secondary school age, upstairs in the Green Room.
Salt: a group for School Years 7 to 11, upstairs in the Youth Room on the 2nd and 4th Sun