This week’s news

Welcome to this morning’s service . The service leader is Richard Little and the speaker is Philip Reeve. 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 Julian and Carolyn are responsible for teas and coffees this week. Next week it will be Simon and Judy.

Prayer If you would like to pray with someone after the service Philip and Anne Reeve will be available.
Doreen and Phil would be grateful for your prayers as they lead the worship at Tillingham Congregational church on Sunday morning.

Andy Mugford Please also remember Andy who is taking the service at BREC in Chelmsford today.

There is a video of Ralph and the Samaritan’s Purse team on http://video.samaritanspurse.org/first-response-european-refugee-crisis/

Please remember in your prayers those people who are returning or have returned to university.   Please especially remember Luke and Joel who are going to university for the first time. Please also remember Hannah H who starts her course at All Nations Bible College this week. Please also pray for their families.

Counties Prayer Breakfast at Salway Evangelical Church, Forest Approach, Woodford Green, IG8 9BW on Sat September 26th, 8:30-10am.   The forthcoming Counties Prayer Breakfast is being held this time at Salway Evangelical Church, Forest Approach, Woodford Green, Essex IG8 9BW

Directions are on the Salway church website:- www.salway.org There will be reports from the Essex evangelists and the opportunity for fellowship and prayer. If you have any queries please speak to Rachel or Andy.

The Update on “Regina” our Toybox – Child Ambassador  in El Salvador can be found on the notice board in the back hall.

Home Groups

Shirley’s group will be meeting at Ross and Bertie’s.

Andy and Rachel’s group will be at Gilly’s.

For the other groups please contact your home group leaders.

Home Group questions
1. Jesus came into this world both fully God and fully man – how far can we really get our heads round this, and why are these two distinct aspects of his nature so important?

  1. God sending his only Son to this earth to redeem us can only have been underpinned by the greatest love, an amazing and divine love which, in the words of Isaac Watts, demands our soul, our life, our all. Why do we find it so hard to adequately respond to this love, and so easy to keep “one foot in the world” even though we know it is bound to so disappoint the one who loved us so much?
  2. Jesus’ unique purpose in coming to this earth was to save sinners, that they might be reconciled to the Father in eternity. Consider the many changes that your faith has brought about in your own life, and discuss what you feel is the most important one*, and why.

*Apart from, of course, your certain hope of salvation.

Girls’ Night Out – in conjunction with World Vision – this evening event is being held at Kingsland Church, Lexden on 13th November @ 7.30pm.   Carrie Grant – star of Fame Academy and sought after motivational speaker and personal voice coach to the stars will be there together with Jo Enright – award-winning comedienne.

Be Inspired, Be Entertained & Be Treated.

Tickets £5.00 before 13 October (Early Bird) or £7.00 standard or £10.00 on door

http://www.ticketline.co.uk/world-vision-girls-night-out

Poster in back Hall for full details or speak to Sarah Hammond for further information

Jean-Marc Ann and Terry visited last Sunday and were pleased to see JM in very good spirits. He was aware that Donna had a new hairstyle! Although it could seem he has made no progress he is becoming very independent and this may be due to the Occupational Therapy he is now receiving. He is learning to write with his left hand and it appears that his daily therapy has increased. He enjoyed some plums that we picked from the tree in his garden.

His mum is planning to be in England for his birthday and some of his friends are visiting him and are intending to have a small party for him if the hospital allows it.

His parents may then be thinking of moving back to Maldon for a while.

We are intending to take his memory book to him the Sunday prior to his birthday so if people could write in the book, if they wish, over the next two weeks, thank-you – Ann Frost

Meeting about Tiddlers – Monday 5th October at 18 Norfolk Close, at 7.30 to discuss the future of Tiddlers. If you would like to join the Tiddler team please come along. If you have any queries please speak to Rachel, Richard or Sheila.

Tea and Coffee rota October/December

For those people who do not receive the rota via email.

October       4th          Julian and Carolyn

11th       Phil Rowden and Peter Lamb

18th       Gavin and Ann

25th       Rob Lamb and Ali

November 1st         Jack and Rob Bennett

8th         Shirley and Richard Hornett

15th         Simon and Judy

22nd         Julian and Carolyn

29th         Phil Rowden and Peter Lamb

December   6th         Rob Lamb and Ali

13th       Ann and Gavin

20th       Richard and Shirley (morning)

Jack and Rob Bennett (afternoon Carol Service)

27th       Simon and Judy

The next Messy Church at the Methodist Church will be held on Saturday 26 September from 10am – 12 noon and everyone is very welcome. They will be thinking about a story Jesus told his disciples of a rich man who had a party.

Parents are welcome to stay but if you want a couple of hours on your own on a Saturday morning then that’s absolutely fine too!

Gill Songer would be grateful if you could let her know if you are hoping to attend just to give her a rough idea of numbers to cater for. Her email address is gill.songer@sky.com

Future dates for the Autumn Term are as follows:

Saturday 31 October 4.00pm – 6.30pm:  –   To celebrate the light of the world – a Light Party

Saturday 14 November 10am – 12 noon:   –  Remembering Psalm 137: 1 – 8

Saturday 12 December 10am – 12 noon:    – Lighting up the world John 1: 1-5 and 14

Sunday morning children’s activities

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, who meet upstairs.

Pepper a Junior group, for up to secondary school age, who meet downstairs in the back hall.

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

 

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.