Notices for Sunday 26th November

Welcome to this morning’s service – The service leader today is Ross Power and the speaker is Josh Heasman.  Tea and coffee will be available in the back hall after the service. Carolyn and Julian 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 Anne and Phil Reeve will be available.

December Church Calendar for details of all the Christmas services please see the emailed copy of the December calendar or take a paper copy.

The Alpha follow-up Bible study begins on Tuesday at 7.30 pm and will be based on the book of John. Please pray for the group as they meet together.  Thank you.

“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 This is the last Sunday for signing up for Thursday’s Vintage Christmas Fayre event. There is a sign-up sheet in the rear hall – please sign up if you are able to help.  Thank you.

Home Groups
The Friday group – please contact your house group leader for details.

John 21:15-25 Home Group Discussion Starters
Why do you think Jesus asks Peter this question three times?
Why does Jesus respond to each of Peter’s answers with commands to feed and look after his sheep? How might this command be linked to Peter’s love for Jesus?
How should we practically apply this command a) to elders in church? (see 1 Peter 5:1-5) and b) to ourselves?
What is Jesus talking about in v18-19? Why does he talk about this?
In what ways should we “follow Jesus” in our lives? (See Luke 9:23)
Read v24-25 and 20:30-31. What have you learnt from going through John’s gospel? List some ways that you have been challenged and encouraged.

Senior Citizens Christmas Lunch Heybridge Parish Council are organising a Senior Citizen’s Lunch on Sunday 3rd December.  The cost of the 3 course meal is £5.00 and, if needed, transport could be arranged.  If you would like to attend, please let Andy or Rachel know.

All Saints Church today Sunday 26th November at 6.30pm a 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.

Café Church – today 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.

Maldon Food Bank   As well as the usual items, 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 would be appreciated.

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.