Sunday’s news

Welcome to this morning’s service  – The service leader today is Terry Frost  and the speaker is Simon Quelch.  Please join us for tea and coffee in the back hall after the service.

Due to the service at the Prom, there will be no tea and coffee after  next week’s  service

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 Simon and Judy will be available.
Andy Mugford would be grateful for your prayers as he is speaking at West Cliff Free Church’s weekend away.

May’s  Lock – Up Rota  28th May – Ralph Springett.

Spring Harvest April 2018  If you are interested in going to Spring Harvest next year please have a word with Ralph or Gilly.

Vinjeru School  Please pray for safety and stamina for Ross and Bertie as they visit the school and Karolyn and Martin in Zambia during the next couple of weeks.  Besides catching up with their niece and nephew and great nephews and nieces they are looking forward to seeing in action the coach which was sent from England at the end of last year and the new DT classroom which was completed in January and is now being used.

Prayer points are

  • Wisdom and humility as they deal with different personalities.
  • Patience as they deal with the different culture.
  • Strength to cope with the different climate and workload.

June Rowden’s Thanksgiving Service will be held at St. John the Baptist Parish Church Danbury at 1.30pm on Tuesday 6th June- followed by the interment at St John’s.  There is an invitation from the family to meet afterwards at the family home  Westover, Colam Lane, Little Baddow, Chelmsford, CM3 4SZ.  In lieu of flowers donations can be made to TEAR Fund.

Magazine RackThere is a newsletter from Jews for Jesus in the magazine rack.

Home Groups will be meeting as follows

The Friday group will meet at Ken and Ellen’s.

Richard and Sarah’s group – please contact your group leaders.

Phil and Carol’s group – please contact your group leaders.

Judith and Roger’s group will meet at Judith and Roger’s.

Home group questions     Read Isaiah 49 v’s 1 -7

  1. What would you expect to find in the life of someone today who has offered their life as a living sacrifice to God (see Romans 12 v 1)?
  2. What prevents us from offering our lives as a living sacrifice?
  3. What disappointments have we experienced in the service of God and what good things have we learnt from those disappointments?

Question the candidates   You may have noticed that we have a General Election on the 8th June.  If you would like to see our local candidates and hear what they have to say, you will have an opportunity on the 6th June at the URC when Mark Ambrose will be chairing a question and answer session.  If you have any questions you would like to put forward please email them to Geoff Vale at geoff.vale@btconnect.com or ring him on 01621 859059 or, alternatively, you can email bcollen@plume.essex.sch.uk.

Pentecost Service next Sunday June 4th, 12-1pm at Prom Park Amphitheatre –   If you are happy to come along with a picnic and linger a-while afterwards that would be great.  If you can help please write your name on the notice in the back hall or contact Andy Mugford.

Café Church Sunday 11th June 4-5pm    Please pray for friends that you might invite to this informal service where the topic will be “Here by Chance?”  Activities will be provided for the children during the service.  It was very encouraging to have guests join us last time.  If you have no guest but would like to come along please do!  We would value helpers to welcome, serve refreshments and work the PA. 

Weekend Away at Vauxhall Farm – Don’t forget that there will be no Sunday Service at Fullbridge on 25th June.  Please put your name on the list in the back hall if you plan to be there on the Sunday. 

If you borrow anything from the church please make a note on the list in the kitchen of what you have borrowed when you borrowed it and when you return it.

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

Sponsored bike ride A few of us from Fullbridge are planning to do a sponsored bike ride on Saturday 3rd June in aid of Hand in Hand and the Daylove Night Shelter in Nairobi. If anyone would like to sponsor us please go to our Justgiving page: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/Sarah-Reynolds28

For more information about the Daylove project, visit:

http://www.hihand.org/daylove.html

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