Welcome to this morning’s Communion service Our speaker today is Simon Quelch and the service leader is Andy Mugford.
Sunday morning prayer meeting A prayer meeting, to which all are invited, is held at 10:10 am. Do join us in the Youth room upstairs as we prepare for the service in this very important way.
Coffee rota Julian Gore and Carolyn Hammond are responsible for tea and coffee this morning and next week it will be Phil Rowden and Gavin Fuller.
Prayer If you would like someone to pray with you after the service Anne and Philip Reeve will be available.
Magazine Rack In the rack there are new copies of the 2016 Open Doors World Watch list, the 2016 prayer guide from BarnabasFund and a new issue of BarnabasAid.
Make & Sew Group will be meeting at Ethel’s – 30 Baker Mews at 1.30pm on Monday 15th February.
Shirley’s group – Richard and Sheila’s.
Anne and Philip’s group – Gavin and Kate’s.
Andy and Rachel’s group – Rachel and Andy’s.
The Friday group – Paul and Lucy’s
Home Group Questions
Read Isaiah 28 v,s 14 -19 and 1 Peter 2 v1-10
1. Peter quotes from the Isaiah passage in 1 Peter 2 v 6. How does he use it to help his readers? ( You will need to look at the context both before and afterwards.)
2. Peter says that as living stones built into a spiritual house we offer spiritual sacrifices. What are these and how evident are they amongst us?
3. What signs show that Jesus is precious to us?
Reaching Women for Christ Away Day 12th March at Oakwood Chapel, Harlow. There are further details on the notice board in the back hall.
Vinjeru School – A date for your diary. On Sunday 13th March Martin and Karolyn Simbeye and family from Vinjeru School will be with us and there will be a short report from Martin in the morning service and a fuller report in the afternoon from 4-6pm which will also include a tea.
The 2016 Fellowship Directory has been published and a copy has been sent to those who have provided an email address. For those that really need a paper copy, some have been printed and are available on the shelf in the front entrance hall. Please destroy old copies responsibly.
Job Club starts on 23rd February. A rota of tea-coffee refreshment-makers is in place but still has some gaps. Can you help once a month (in term time) from 10:30-12? If so, please have a word with Rachel or Andy.
Please pray for referrals – we want to start the course on the 23rd and we need more course members. If you know someone who is unemployed and would appreciate some support in applying for jobs, then Job Club is for them – fliers are available from the church entrance. Please take one and pass it on.
We are also looking for prayer partners who will commit to pray during a half-hour slot each week on the Tuesday. Prayer points will be provided! If you are willing to do this, please speak to Andrew.
Can we trust the Bible? Event ‘Easter Reconsidered’ is the theme of the main talk at this year’s Counties Day Conference at the Grace Academy in Solihull on Saturday, 5 March. Dr Peter J. Williams is the Warden of Tyndale House, Cambridge and lecturer in Biblical Studies at Cambridge University. Here he points to the historical evidence of Mark’s Gospel:
The event, on Saturday March 5, will also feature worship, small group seminars, children’s and youth programmes plus a free snack lunch and refreshments. Andy and Rachel are going and will have some spare seats in their car for any who would like to come along too.
Keep the day clear: Sunday June 19th We are planning a “whole church” day at Othona, beside St Peter’s on the Wall, Bradwell. Please add this to your diary as our service will be held there as well as various activities and time together for all the family. Further details to follow.
Another date for your 2016 diary
The “weekend away at home” this year will be held on 14th – 16th October. Further details to follow.
And if you have not already done so, please put the 8th May in your diary as we will be having a Fellowship meeting in the afternoon.
Advance Notice If you have any notices for the following Sundays 28th February, 6th, 13th, 20th and 27th March please email them to Michael Chambers as he will be doing the notices while I am away.
Also, if you wish to book the church during those weeks please contact Val Lamb as she will be looking after the diary during that time.
Maldon Food Bank If you would like to contribute there is a box in the entrance hall for donations of non-perishable food.
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 and Mustard+ Infant and Junior groups, 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.
Use of Fullbridge If you wish to use the church at any time please check with the deacons first to make sure it 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 lunchtime at the latest. Please also mark emails “notices” otherwise I might not see them.