A selection of this weeks news

Welcome to this morning’s service the service leader is Phil Blowers.

There will be no Mustard or Pepper Groups this morning.

Please remember those who are on the church weekend 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.

Security Rota   Paul Gymer is responsible for locking up today and next week it will be Richard Little.

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

“Open the Book” more people are needed to join the team as we have been asked by Maldon and Heybridge Primary Schools to take weekly assembly with them.  This is a very exciting development – but we need a team that is big enough to absorb holidays and other occasional commitments

The days of the week for these two schools are yet to be confirmed but if you are interested in joining the project, please have a word with Andy or Rachel.  A morning’s training is booked  for Tuesday 7th July at the Barn Church, 52, Prince of Wales Road, Great Totham, CM9 8PX: 10am – 1.00pm

Magazine Rack There is a new issue of Word in Action (Bible Society), and of BarnabasAid in the magazine rack.

Celebrate Jesus at the URC Market Hill on Wednesday 1st July. The theme is ”Strength in Weakness”.  Worship will be led by 3:16 with upbeat ”Spring Harvest” type worship.  7.30 onwards refreshments are available with worship commencing at 8 pm.  Andrew Mussell will be sharing with us on ”Strength in Weakness”.

Canon Andrew White (former Vicar of Baghdad) is speaking at Emmanuel Church, Billericay, on July 12th at 6.30pm. He is raising money for his charitable foundation for Relief and Reconciliation in the Middle East. He will be speaking about what it is like to be a Christian in a part of the world that is seeing serious persecution of Christians by militant Islam. This is being organised by Churches Together in Billericay.

Methodist Church Holiday Club 27th-31st July They will be running two sessions:

Age 4 years to Year 6 -10.00am – 12 noon and Year 7 to Year 11 – 7pm – 9pm.

For further details and to book a place contact gill.songer@sky.com

Wednesday walk There will be a walk this Wednesday, 1st July.  

 On Wednesday 18 November,18:30,  Matt Redman with Kari Jobe will be performing at Cambridge Corn Exchange as part of the “Big Church Night In” tour this November. Find out more at bigchurchnightin.com.  Andrew and Rachel will book a slightly discounted group ticket if there is enough interest – but tickets will go fast, so please speak to them today.  £16 is the normal price, £14.67 the discounted price for seated tickets. An afternoon at Hyde Hall – there are still spaces if you would like to join us on Monday 20th July. Book a place with Andy and Rachel.   It is a bargain at £8 for coach fare and entry! Home Groups Shirley’s group will be meeting at Simon and Judy’s.

The Friday group – contact Val or Peter for details.

Anne and Phil’s group will be meeting at Phil and Carol’s.

Philippa and Jeremy’s group – contact Philippa or Jeremy for details

Daytime Alpha continues 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.