Here is the news….

Welcome to this morning’s service The speaker is Paul Gymer and the service leader is Terry Frost. 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 Paul Gymer and Barbara Diaper will be available.  

Tea and Coffee Rota – Today Gavin Fuller and Ann Frost are responsible for tea and coffee. Next week it will be Julian Gore and Carolyn Hammond. If you swap with someone can you please let Sheila Little know so that the correct person can be included in the notices.

The Missionary Offering for May amounted to £632.50  This has been rounded up to £900. £400 has been sent to Nicola Brown and £500 to UCCF (Universities and Colleges Christian Fellowship.)

Andy Mugford would be grateful for your prayers as he takes the family service at Albany Church, Enfield.

All Saints’ Flower Festival 15th, 16th and 17th May (entry is free). On Saturday 16th May at 7.30pm the Wallace Binder Memorial Concert takes place and will feature The Fishpond Choir from Matlock Bath and Men2Sing. The tickets are £10, including light refreshments. Order on 01245 321414. They will also be available on the door on the night.

Home Groups will be meeting this week at the following homes.

Shirley’s group will be meeting at Matt and Claire’s.

The Friday group will be meeting at John and Janet’s.Anne and Phil’s group – please contact Anne and Phil for details.

Philippa and Jeremy’s group will be meeting at Rachel and Andy’s.

The home-group question for this week is:   Read Psalm 51 and 1 John 1.5-10. How does sin interfere with our experience of God and our enjoyment of salvation?

Church Weekend Away 26th – 28th June Have you put your name down on the list in the back hall? If you would like to help with the organization of the weekend please have a word with Valerie or Julian.

Nepal Update With all the recent news coverage of our general election Nepal seems to have slipped out of the TV headlines. The situation in Nepal is still critical. The biggest problem is getting supplies into the country, with no sea borders, one small airport and roads that are impassable due to land slides, it’s a logistics nightmare.  So please pray for the Nepalese people who are losing hope that help will ever arrive.  They also fear the coming monsoons because without shelter many will certainly perish.  Please also pray for the aid workers who are working hard to get supplies into the country and then on to the people who are in need. Please also pray against corruption, there is always someone who wants to make a profit from other people’s misery.

Pentecost Celebration at the Prom, Sunday 24th May

We are joining with Christians across the town to celebrate the birth of the church.  Please put it in your diary to join us for the 12-1pm service and bring a packed lunch to eat after the service.   There will be a shortened service at Fullbridge.  From 11:30 there will be face-painting at the prom to draw in the families – volunteers are needed to help with this.  Please let Andrew know if you can help. There will be no Salt, Pepper or Mustard on 24th May. Next Saturday 16th May Men’s prayer breakfast 8.30am at Fullbridge.

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

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 Sunday of each month.

If you wish to use the church at any time please check with the deacons first to make sure this is ok and then contact Sheila Little to book the date.

 If you borrow anything from the church please make a note on the list in the back hall and also note when it is returned.