News for Sunday the 16th

Welcome to our Easter morning’s service The speaker and service leader today is Matt Springett. Please join us for tea, coffee and hot cross buns in the back hall after the service.
Tea and Coffee rota Gavin Fuller is responsible for tea and coffee today and next week it will be Rob Lamb.

 Please join us at 10.10 in the upstairs youth room for prayer before the service. Everyone is invited especially if you are involved in the service or with the children’s groups.

 If you would like someone to pray with you after the service today Richard and Sheila Little will be available.

 Please continue to pray for those who have ongoing health problems and those who are finding life tough at the moment.

 “Risen” film event Thank you for your support in prayer and to those who came along on Thursday evening. It was great to see 50 or so people there and to hear of the positive conversations that followed. There were an encouraging number of guests including 4 from Job Club. Particular thanks to Rob, Pete and Val for their hard work on the evening setting everything up.

April’s Lock- Up Rota 16th April – Richard Little

 Home Groups  The Friday group will be meeting at Val and Peter’s home. For all the other groups please contact your home group leaders.

 Notices If you have any items for the notices please let Sheila Little have them by Friday lunch time.

 This poem was written by Dennis and was read in last week’s service and at his home group

 

In the Garden there He stood,

Knowing why God had sent Him,

To suffer for man His destiny,

Standing with his twelve chosen,

Yet so alone, nothing in the Garden could compare

to the Rose standing there.

They came, he betrayed the Son of Man,

Led by silver in one’s hand,

The Rock stood there to protect,

A flash, a knife and an ear falls,

Jesus made his as before,

His love for man came through again.

On the Cross His head a crown of thorns,

His petals at the base all torn,

The Winter comes, the seeds lay deep,

In the Spring comes the Eternal Rose.

 Spring cleaning day Make a note in your diary that there will be a Church Spring cleaning day on Saturday 6th May.

 Costa Event for Ladies on Sunday 7th May Please put this event in your diary and prayerfully consider who you can invite. More details to follow.  

Maldon Food Bank Contributing to the food bank is a wonderful opportunity to share God’s love with others. Ann Frost will update us when particular items are running low.

Jean Marc Ann and Terry have spoken to Jean-Marc and Bernadette and they wish everyone a Happy Easter.
If you borrow anything from the church please make a note on the list in the kitchen of when you borrow it and when you return it.

Urgent prayer requests If you have any urgent prayer requests please contact Michael Chambers.

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.