This week’s news

Welcome to this morning’s service the service leader is Andy Mugford and the speaker is Paul Gymer. 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.

Tea and Coffee Rota – Phil Rowden and Peter Lamb are responsible for tea and coffee after the service. Next week it will be Rob Lamb and Ali Mather. If you swap with someone can you please let Sheila Little know so that the correct person can be included in the notices.

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

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

Phil and Doreen would appreciate your prayers as they lead the worship at Tollesbury Congregational Church this morning.

John arrived safely in Nepal. However, he has been feeling ill with a fever and sickness. Please pray that John will feel better very soon and will be given the strength to cope with the jobs he has to do.

An afternoon at Hyde Hall Please sign up (and ideally bring a friend too) for a horticultural experience on Monday 20 July. We will be leaving Fullbridge at 1.45 and returning by 5pm. We will be travelling by coach and the subsidised cost is £8, this includes coach fare and entry. Please book a place with Andrew or Rachel – places will go on a first-come, first served basis. Wheelchair companions/Carers of a Disabled person go free.

Home Groups will be meeting this week at the following homes.
Shirley’s group will be meeting at Ali’s.
The Friday group will be meeting at John and Janet’s.
Anne and Phil’s group will be meeting at Phil and Carol’s.
Philippa and Jeremy’s group will be meeting at Andy and Rachel’s.

Home group questions
Read Lev.5.1-13.
1.Why do you think there are different sacrifices which can be brought (lamb, doves, flour)? If the offering was of flour, why was it burnt on top of other sacrifices (v.12)? And why did it not have oil or incense (v.11)? – compare with the grain offering in ch.2.

2.Verses 1 to 4 give some examples of sins. What do these examples have in common? And why are murder, theft, adultery not included in the list?

3.What do we learn from v.5?
In v.6 (& again in v.10) the offerer had to bring the sacrifice to God, but the priest had to make atonement for him. Do you think this has a parallel in our salvation?

Daytime Alpha at Rachel and Andy’s on Tuesdays from 12.30 – 2.30 with a light lunch.

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 room on the right.
Salt: a group for School Years 7 to 11, upstairs in the Youth Room on the 2nd and 4th Sunday of each month.