News for Sunday 23rd

Welcome to this morning’s Service The service leader today is Jack Chambers and the speaker is Charles de Lacy.Please join us for tea and coffee in the back hall after the service.

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 please have a word with one of the elders.

Tea and Coffee rota Phil Rowden and Peter Lamb are responsible for teas and coffees this week. Next week it will be Rob Bennett and Rob Lamb.

Please continue to pray for those people with ongoing health problems.

Please also continue to pray for a full recovery for Matt following his fall last Sunday.

Also please remember John who is with Samaritan’s Purse in Iraq and pray for peace of mind for Louise.

Thank you for praying for Joel following his bike accident earlier this week – he is now back in Coventry and doing OK.

Magazine rack There is a new copy of the BarnabasAid magazine in the rack

Notices next week – As I am away next week, if you have any notices for Sunday 30th October please let Michael Chambers have them as soon as possible.

???????There will be a Quiz Night in aid of the Stroke User Group at Fullbridge on Saturday 29th October at 7.15pm, to raise money for rehab equipment at St Peter’s. Entrance is £5 each. Teams from the church would be very welcome. Further details from Lucy.

Fuse 2016: The Bible: God’s story of salvation with Richard Brewster and Wild Child.
God’s story of salvation:

  • a story with a hero
  • the God who rescues his people
  • the coming of the King and
  • our place in God’s story.

We hope that you enjoyed the Fuse weekend – please provide your feedback by clicking on the following link: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/29YDW57

Please complete the survey as individuals – i.e. if you and your family attended Fuse, each person can use the survey link to respond individually – but only one survey response per person.

If you don’t have access to the internet please ask Michael for a paper copy. Thanks, in advance, for completing the survey!

Also all of the weekend talks are available via podcasts at: https://fullbridgechurch.com/the-bible-gods-story-of-salvation-fuse-2016/ 

The Fuse Team would like to say a very BIG thank you to everyone who helped us last weekend! Your efforts were much appreciated.

Ladies’ Night Out Sunday 20th November 6-8pm at Costa, Maldon

Come and buy a coffee and sample free cake. Enjoy some table top challenges and hear a local mum talk about her journey of faith through cancer. To confirm your place ring Rachel on 07443630697

Hunger Lunch Thank you to everyone who contributed at the recent hunger lunch. The amount raised was £208.00 and a cheque has been sent off to World Vision.

Maldon Churches Together Prayer and Praise on Sunday 30th October at 6.30pm at All Saints Maldon, has the theme “Jesus the Refugee” and is an opportunity to focus on the refugee crisis. The service will reflect on the work going on to support refugees through Churches Together, Christian Aid and other agencies as well as spending time in prayer. The service, to which you will be very welcome, will be held in the D’Arcy Room. Tea and coffee will be available.

Smeg Ceramic Cooker Hob – Touch control – 4 burners in working order. Excellent condition. Free – just collect. Call Sarah Hammond on 07988 948227

Home Groups Shirley’s group will be meeting at Richard and Sarah’s.The Wednesday group will be meeting at Terry and Ann’s. Anne and Philip’s group – please contact your house group leaders for details.Friday group – Please contact your house group leader for details.

Suggested questions for home groups Romans 5.1-11
1. Following the affirmation of our justification what three things are Christians said to possess? Rom.5.1,2

  1. In what sense are these a present reality no matter what we may feel on any given day and why is it important that these truths are always a reality for the one who trusts Christ?

    3. Why does Paul rejoice in his sufferings? Rom 5.3-5 What does that tell us about what Paul regarded as of great value? What influence should the Apostle’s perspective have upon our own outlook?

    4. Why, according to Paul, is Christian hope not hopeless? Rom 5.5

  2. In what way is God said to have shown his own love toward us and how does that change our relationship with both our past and our future? Rom 5.6-10

    6. In the Book of Common Prayer it says we should ‘at all times and in all places give thanks unto Thee O Lord Holy Father Almighty and Everlasting God.’ Would Paul agree in the light of Romans 5.11?

Romans 5.12-21
Q.7 what has gained entrance into the world through the action of Adam according to Paul in 5.12-14? How does this information give us understanding of our own personal situation and that of our world?

Q8. What according to Paul have we been saved from and how has that salvation been achieved? Rom 5.16

Q9 How does Paul describe the current position of the person who trusts in Jesus Christ? Rom 5.17

Q10. How should we understand the phrase ‘the many’ in Rom 5.18,19 (See also vs15,) cf Mark 14.24 Isaiah 53.11,12

Q11. What is one effect of the Law according to Paul and how does God use it in his work of salvation? Rom 5.20,21

Q12 What have you found most encouraging in your study of Romans 5? What have you found difficult to grasp but feel is a little clearer?

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.

If you any prayer requests please send them Michael Chambers.

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