Notices for Sunday 16th February

Just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live your lives in him, rooted and built up in him, strengthened in the faith as you were taught, and overflowing with thankfulness. Col 2. vs 6 and 7

Welcome to our Sunday morning service. The service leader today is Andy Mugford and the speaker is Tim Goodall. Today’s reading is Col. 2 6-16 and the subject is “Fullness in Christ.”

Please join us at 10.10am for the pre-service prayer meeting. If you would like someone to pray with you after the service Barbara and Beryl will be available.

Revival Prayer Meeting 6.00pm on Sunday evening at the Church.

Please join us for tea and coffee in the back hall after the service. Gilly and Roger K are responsible for tea and coffee today.

Longfield Care Home If you are free this afternoon please join us at 3.00pm to support Terry when he will be taking a short service at the home.

CAMEO Monday 17th February – If you are free tomorrow afternoon please join us at 2.00 for an informal time of fun and a cuppa.

Next Sunday 23rd February there will be a bring and share Fellowship Lunch. The Wednesday home group will be responsible for setting up and clearing away.

Please continue to remember in your prayers
Richard and Sarah as they continue working with Mission Direct in Cambodia. The building project is well underway despite the heat. On Friday afternoon they helped at a Valentine’s Day party run by “Precious Women” for the girls working in the beer gardens when there was a talk on God’s love which was given by one of the team. The other day they had a fun afternoon doing an assembly and games at a local school.

Update for the date of the Fellowtship meeting which is on the calendar for Saturday 28th March. The Fellowship meeting will now take place on Sunday 29th March after a fellowship lunch. The homegroup responsible for setting up will be the Thursday home group.

“Counting the cost for Christ” Women’s Conference at Danbury Mission
14th March 9.45am-2.30pm Rachel and Carolyn are going and would be pleased to have others from Fullbridge join them. The speaker is Carrie Sandom. Carrie is the Director of Women’s Ministry at the Proclamation Trust; She has been involved in women’s ministry for over 20 years and is the author of Different by Design: God’s blueprint for men and women. Please book online. Cost £5 Doors open for coffee and Danish pastries at 9.15am.

The Vinjeru Trust Quiz night will be held on the 21st March 2020 at Fullbridge – more details to follow. Make a note in your diary.

Life Story – Four lives/one story 25th February – 1st March – see Danbury Mission website for details. There are also some leaflets available.

Maldon Food Pantry Please put any items for the food pantry in the box in the front entrance hall. Items required at the moment are Meals in tins such as pies, beans, biscuits, Weetabix, sugar, tea, coffee, tins of custard, tins of rice pudding, tins of fruit, long life milk, tins of tomatoes etc.

If you have any items for the notices please let Sheila have them as soon as possible and, at the latest, Friday lunch time.

Sunday morning children’s activities – On the second Sunday of the month there is a family time together service at 10.30. On the remaining Sundays the children join the first part of the service, then go to separate parts of the building for their activities.

Home Groups
Wednesday group – Shirley Murphy’s
Thursday group – Roger and Helen’s
Friday group – please contact your home group leader

Home group questions for those who have finished the questions in the book – Colossians 2:6-15.

1.Paul says we have been brought to fullness in Christ Jesus – take a look at Ephesians 1:3-
14 where he fleshes that out. Is this your experience of living your life for Christ? There
are usually some aspects we struggle to grasp – take a moment to pray as you start your
time together, for help from the Holy Spirit to understand in head and heart what Paul
describes here in Ephesians.

2.What practical things can you do to “continue to live your lives” in Christ (Col.2:6)? How
can you stay rooted in Christ, built up in Christ, strengthened in faith in Christ, and
overflowing in thankfulness (v.7)?
Your answers might not seem that radical! That’s okay – but make sure you do some
hard thinking about how you will put them into practice, and share them with the group
so that you can keep one another accountable.

3. Read slowly through v.9-15 three or four times (you might like to use different
translations, too). Share with your group the one thing that stood out for you.
How does Paul present Jesus Christ as fully dependable for us to trust for our salvation
and continued walk with him in this life?

4.When bad / evil things happen – whether they affect us personally or whether we hear
about them on the news – we can be tempted to question where the victory of God in
Christ’s death and resurrection really is. How does v.15 help to correct our perspective?