Give thanks always for all things unto God and the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ; Ephesians 5 20. 
Welcome to this morning’s Service The title for our service today is “A world of things: thanking God in the 21st Century.” The service leader and speaker today is Jack Chambers. During the service there will be an opportunity to donate food to our local food bank. Anything donated should be non-perishable. Thank you.

A Prayer meeting is held every Sunday morning before the service in the upstairs youth room. Everyone is invited to join us especially if you are involved in the service or with the children’s groups.

If you would like someone to pray with you this morning Simon and Judy Quelch will be available. 

Tea and Coffee rota Julian Gore and Peter Lamb are responsible for teas and coffees this week. Next week it will be Ann Frost and Rob Lamb.

Please join us for tea and coffee in the back hall before the service.

  After the service there will be a hunger lunch which will include soup and fruit. If you would like to make a donation for this meal the money raised will be sent to World Vision. £20 raised will buy school dinners for 45 children and £18 raised would enable World Vision to purchase chickens for a family to raise for eggs to eat and sell. What a wonderful thought when sharing our hunger lunch together.  

Phil and Doreen Blowers would be grateful for your prayers as they take the service at Little Totham Evangelical Church this morning.

Andy Mugford would also be grateful for your prayers as he takes the service at Crossway Christian Fellowship in Halstead this morning.

New babies! Richard and Sarah are pleased to announce the birth of their first grandchild. Eleanor Jane Talithia Heasman who was born on 27th September and weighed 7lbs.  

Also, Judy and Simon’s second grandchild, Thomas Quelch, was born on the 25th September. 

Please pray for these little ones and for their parents. 

There will be a combined prayer meeting and communion service at the church on Thursday. Please try to be there as it is very important that we pray together as a church.

The Friday group will be meeting at Tom’s cafe on Friday at 10.30am.

OCTOBER 14TH-16TH October 2016

Please check your email in-box because you should all be receiving messages about your jobs for Fuse and a copy of the programme. If you do not have access to email there are some paper copies in the back hall. Please take a little bit of time to look at where you will be helping. There are roughly 100 people coming to Fuse and if we share the jobs it will lighten the load. 

Please let Helen know if you are NOT able to come to any of the meals and if you have any special dietary requirements.

 If you are able to make a tray bake cake for Saturday lunch, please see Valerie. 

Finally, please remember to pray for Fuse:

• That we would grow in our knowledge and love of God.

• That God would prepare our hearts for what He has to say to us and that He would open our ears and eyes.

• That we will know a real sense of unity and purpose.

• That the weekend would be positive and enjoyable on every level.

Ethel has a ceramic Smeg cooker hob which she is happy to give away to anyone who would like it. It is in very good condition and in working order. It is available to be collected from Ethel. Please speak to her if you are interested.

Ann and Donna Frost and three of Ann’s work colleagues have been set a challenge to walk over the O2 arena on Sunday and they have decided to raise funds for the work carried out by Langley House Trust (the organisation Ann works for). They are hoping to raise funds to buy some resources for the prisons in which they currently hold their “Challenge to Change” programme. They are provided with a designated wing in some prisons to work with prisoners before they are released. If you would like to sponsor the group please look at their Just Giving page, Langley House Trust Walking the O2 Arena. Many thanks, through organisations like Langley House Trust they hope to give those less fortunate another chance.

Prisons Week 2016 – a week of prayer from the 9th October. If you would like to take part there are leaflets available with prayer topics which will be on the table by the side door.

For the Christmas Day Service we need musicians and somebody to operate the PA system. If you are able to help could you please let Terry Frost know. 
Children’s groups
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. 

If you wish to use the church at any time please contact Valerie Lamb.

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