This weeks news

Welcome to this morning’s service our speaker today is Paul Williams and the service leader is Richard Little. 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 Simon Quelch and Gavin Fuller are responsible for teas and coffees today. Next week it will be Julian and Carolyn.

Prayer If you would like prayer after the service Ross and Bertie Power will be available.

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
Sizewell Family Camp which runs from 22nd – 29th August.
Various members from Fullbridge will be helping at these camps and the Beach Mission.

Home Groups
All the evening home groups will be combining for the month of August and this week we will be meeting on Thursday 13th August at Richard and Sheila’s home.
The Friday group will be meeting at Val and Pete’s.

Date for the diary – Sunday 30th August
Everyone is welcome to join in an afternoon at East Mersea.
Garden Party in aid of Vinjeru School on Wed 19th August, at 18 Norfolk Close from 2.30-4.30 pm. Tea and cakes will be served. The bric a brac stall will now be a bring and buy stall so that people can bring items on the day. If you have any queries please contact Rachel.

Home Group questions
In these few verses (Romans 1:1-7) Paul uses the words “called to” three times: in v1, v6 and v7. Think about these three verses:

1.“Called to be an apostle” is clearly something that relates to the Apostle Paul, and not to his readers! It is a special calling (cf I Corinthians 12:27-30), but the picture of the church as “body” in that chapter reminds us that we all have a function to fulfil in the church – so we are all “called to be…” Have you ever stopped to see your role within the church or in the world as a vocation? And how are you fulfilling your calling?

2.“Called to belong to Jesus Christ”. This is not unique to Paul, but is something he shares with all believers. Paul has described himself in v1 as “a servant of Christ Jesus” – and the Greek word translated ‘servant’ also means ‘slave’, one who belongs completely to his master. How do we show that we belong to Jesus?

3.“Called to be saints”. Again, this is something that is true for every Christian – and it is not about what we will become, but about what God wants us to be here and now! A saint is someone who is set apart for God, who lives a holy life. What should that sort of life look like?

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.

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

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.

If you have any notices please let Sheila Little have them by Friday lunch time.