This weeks notices

Welcome to this morning’s service which will be led by Michael Chambers. Our speaker today is a representative from SASRA. 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 to pray with someone after the service Ross and Bertie will be available.

Tea and Coffee Rota – Today Ann Frost, Phil Rowden and Gill Springett are responsible for teas and coffees. Next week it will be Rob Bennett, Peter Lamb and Rob Lamb.   If you swap with someone can you please let Sheila know so that the correct person can be included in the notices

Security Rota   Malcolm Pickard is responsible for locking up today and next week it will be Ken Johnson.

Phil and Doreen Blowers would be grateful for your prayers as they lead the worship at Great Baddow URC today and for Thursday when they will be taking the Ladies’ meeting at Tollesbury Congregational Church.

Pepper & Mustard Easter party This afternoon, the 22nd March, at 4pm here at Church.

Sunday Evening prayer meeting – there will be a prayer meeting at the church this evening at 7.00 pm.  

Home Groups will meet this week to continue the Lent Course.Shirley’s group will be meeting at Richard and Sarah’s.

The Friday group will be meeting at John and Janet’s.

Philippa and Jeremy’s group at Ralph and Gill’s.

Anne and Philip’s group – there has been a change of host and Phil Rowden will now be hosting at his Mum’s home – Westover, Colam Lane, Little Baddow, CM3 4SZ.

New Rotas for April, May and June Louise has sent out the new rota for the coming three months. If you haven’t received a copy please let Louise know. She will also be giving out printed copies to the people who are on the tea/coffee rota. 

Date for your diary

Work day at Fullbridge on the 18th April.   Further details will follow. 

Prayer Judy is now at home and is continuing her recovery.Please continue to pray for the Alpha Group on Tuesday evenings.

CAMEO The next CAMEO meeting will be tomorrow, 23rd March and will have an Easter Theme. If you are free please come along at 2.00 and bring a friend.

A date for your diary. We will be holding a Counties Prayer breakfast at Fullbridge on Saturday 9th May.

Good Friday Silent March of Witness, coffee-tea from 9:30 at the Roman Catholic Church, Butt Lane.

Easter Saturday -Easter publicity on the High Street, 11-1pm. See Andy Mugford if you would like further details.

 Easter Sunday Dawn Service 6.00am at the Prom followed by hot drinks and hot cross buns at the Octagon at St. Mary’s church. 

Eldership team

At the recent Fellowship meeting, the church were asked to prayerfully consider those who might be considered for eldership, based on the following responsibilities as set out in the Bible:-

To take care of God’s church as shepherds 1 Tim.3.5, Acts 20.28, 1 Pet.5.2.

To pray for its members James 5.14.

To direct the affairs of the church 1 Tim.5.17.

To oversee God’s work including outreach Tit.1.7

To teach sound doctrine Tit.1.9, 1.Tim.3.2.

To watch out for “wolves”, and be ready to silence error Acts 20.29-31, Tit.1.11, Tit.3.10.

To deal with difficulties Acts 15.6.

To live lives which set a good example 1 Pet.5.3, Tit.1.7-8.

Please share name(s) that you consider have leadership potential with an elder only – not the individual

Maldon Food Bank If you wish to contribute there is a box in the entrance hall for donations of non-perishable food.

CTiM Election Hustings – You may have heard that there is a General Election in May this year! If you would like to hear what our local candidates have to say, Churches together in Maldon are organising a meeting on Sunday 26th April at 6.30pm at the URC. If you would like to submit a question you can email it to Geoff Vale at geoff.vale@btconect.com or telephone him on 01621 859059 or telephone Mark Ambrose on the URC office telephone number 01621 859365. Questions are required by 17th April.

Sunday morning children’s activities

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, 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 Sunday of each month. Notices If you have any items for the notices please let Sheila Little have them by Friday lunchtime. If you are emailing PLEASE put the subject as “notices” as this makes it easier for me to pick them out.

If you wish to use the church at any time, please check with the deacons to see if it is ok and then check with Sheila Little to make sure the church is free.