Welcome to this morning’s service – The service leader today is Richard Little and the speaker is Simon Quelch. Tea and coffee will be available in the back hall after the service. Shirley and Peter are responsible for tea and coffee today. Please join us at 10.10 in the upstairs youth room for prayer before the service. If you would like someone to pray with you after the service Ann and Terry will be available.
KRAFT Monday 20th November 2.00 – 3.30pm for Refreshment and fellowship together. If you would like further details please have a word with Wendy Steele.
“Improve your understanding of the Bible.” Continues this evening at 7.00 – 8.30pm at Simon and Judy’s home.
Thursday 30th November: 6 – 9pm Maldon Vintage Christmas Fayre There is a sign-up sheet in the rear hall – please sign up if you are able to help. Thank you.
Judith and Roger’s group – to be confirmed.
Richard and Sarah’s group – please contact your home group leaders.
The Wednesday group will meet and Phil and Carol’s.
The Friday group will meet at John and Janet’s.
Home group questions
Read John 21 v’s 1-14
- Discuss in pairs what part of this passage means most to you?
- Before we knew the Lord in what things, or people, did we find our identity and our values and after we came to the Lord how did that change?
- In a group of 3 people discuss how we can show loving respect to Jesus today (see v 7)?
- How can we act as servants of one another today?
Invitation from Canon Stephen Carter to All Saints Sunday 26th November at 6.30pm for a service of Prayer and Praise:-
We would like to extend an invitation to our friends from local churches to join us on Sunday 26th November at 6.30pm for our monthly service of Prayer and Praise. This is an informal service of prayer and worship, accompanied by our small music group. Our focus this month will be on those in prison. The speaker will be Harry Lippett, who is a member of the congregation of Norwich Cathedral. He will be speaking of his work in prisons on behalf of Narcotics Anonymous and also of his own experience of being in prison. Light refreshments will be served afterwards. The service will be lead by David Presswell, whom many people will know through Open the Book.
Lock-up rota Ralph is responsible for locking up today.
Alpha Course Our current course finished this week and all the members shared how they have appreciated and enjoyed the opportunity to talk about as well as question the Christian faith. They would all like to continue to meet to study the Bible more. We are planning to meet every 2 weeks from next week.
November Missionary offering – An amount of £600 has been sent to the Bible Society.
“Life Skills” Please pray for Rachel, Judy and Andy as they travel to Bradford this Sunday afternoon for the new “Life Skills” service training.
Café Church – Sunday 26th November, 4-5pm. An informal service looking at the question: “What is faith…?” Activities provided for children during the service.
The next Fellowship lunch is due to take place on Sunday 3rd December. The two home groups responsible for setting up and clearing away are Judith and Roger’s and Andy and Rachel’s.
Maldon Food Bank have requested Christmas items such as small Christmas puddings, tins of custard, chocolate, mince pies, small Christmas cakes or Yule logs, chocolate fingers and any other treats that are special.
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.