Here is the news….

Welcome to this morning’s service our speaker today is Graham Walker and the service leader is Matthew Springett. 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.

Coffee rota Gavin Fuller and Ann Frost are responsible for teas and coffees today. Next week it will be Simon and Judy Quelch.

Prayer If you would like someone to pray with you after the service Paul Gymer and Michael Chambers will be available

Church Weekend Away There will be a change next year when the camping weekend will be replaced by an Away Day.

Camps and Beach Mission Please pray for Essex Christian Camp which runs from 9th – 15th August. Southwold Beach Mission which runs from 1st – 15th August and for the Sizewell Family Camp which runs from 22nd – 29th August. Various members from Fullbridge will be helping at these camps and beach mission.

Toby and Amy’s Wedding Please join Toby and Amy and their families on their wedding day, 1st August, at 2.00 pm at Danbury Mission. You are also invited to stay for refreshments after the service. We send our love to them both and trust they will have a very wonderful day and a long and happy God centred marriage.

Food Hygiene Course   When preparing meals in the kitchen at Fullbridge the lead person needs to have a level 2 food hygiene certificate.   We are arranging for people to do an online course, together if possible, during the month of August. Anyone who would like to be included please speak to Val or Sheila.

Date for the diary – Sunday 30th August

Everyone is welcome to join in an afternoon at East Mersea, including fish and chips.

Wednesday walk This week there will be a walk which will end at Val’s for prayer, discussion and coffee.  

Home Groups

Shirley’s group will be meeting at Hannah Henderson’s.

The Friday group will be meeting at Moya and Eric’s.

Anne and Phil’s group – contact Anne and Phil for details

Philippa and Jeremy’s group will be meeting at the church on Wednesday evening at 7.30 and are intending to go on a prayer walk with the focus on “reaching out to our local community.”

Garden Party in aid of Vinjeru School on Wed 18 August, at 18 Norfolk Close from 2.30-4.30 pm. Tea and cakes will be served. Rachel and Lydia would also be glad to receive any nice ‘bric a brac’ items to sell on the day.

Musicians and Singers. You will be aware that, as a church, we are in the process of losing Debbie and Toby as our main musicians as they embark on married life. We have been very grateful for all they have done for us over several years and Debbie, particularly, has served us very selflessly. In their absence we, as musicians and singers, want to carry on serving God to the best of our ability and we would really love others to come and join us. As of Monday September 14th we will be meeting fortnightly at church from 7.30-8.30 pm, to practise any songs we are aware of that service leaders may have chosen and to learn new songs. Please would you consider coming to join us to grow your own talent. There will be no pressure to play or sing on a Sunday unless you felt ready or wanted to. If you would like to know anymore please have a word with any of us who are involved or me, Rachel.
Mustard and Pepper arrangements for the summer

During the school summer holidays Pepper & Mustard will meet for a combined session in the back hall, except for Family Services when we will all stay together.

Ann Frost has a free four-drawer filing cabinet and office desk. Please contact Ann if you are interested. Ann is not able to deliver the items and so whoever has them will have to make arrangements to collect them.

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

Home Group questions

1.Jesus condemned the Pharisees outright for their false teaching and hypocrisy. Should we do the same today for modern day Pharisees? (Mat 23)

2.This passage clearly introduces the Godhead as 3 in one. How do you understand the Godhead and the three persons in one being? (John 14 :7,9,10 John 15 1-9 John17:21-24)

3.How will you approach your next call from a JW (Gal 1:9)

4.What does the bible say about being chosen as opposed to us               choosing to follow God (Predestination) (Rom 11:33-36 Eph 1:4 1:111 Peter 1:2 Eph 2 :8-9).

Please note that if you are leading the study in your group this week your house group leader should be sending onto you the full email from Graham Walker which gives comprehensive notes for the study