Notices for Sunday 18th November

Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love. Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace. Ephesians 4 v 2-3 

Welcome to this Morning’s Service.
Today’s speaker is Paul Gymer and the subject is “unity is vital” and the bible reading is 2 Samuel 5 v 1-25.  The service leader is Andrew Mugford.

Please join us for tea and coffee in the back hall after the service. Julian and Grant are responsible for tea and coffee today.

Next Sunday (25th November) there will be a fellowship lunch after the service and therefore coffee will be served before the service. Andy and Rachel’s and Judith and Roger’s groups will be responsible for setting up and clearing away.

Please join us at 10.10 in the upstairs youth room for prayer. If you would like someone to pray with you after the service Simon and Judy will be available.

CAMEO – 19th November If you are free tomorrow morning please join us at 10.30-12 for an informal time together which will include making a Christmas decoration.

This evening (18th November) Pepper Plus is starting a new venture at Andy and Rachel’s home. This is a chance for the young people in Pepper, and some of their friends, to meet together and have some fun and get to know Jesus more.  Please pray for this new venture. Contact Lydia Mugford for further details.

The “How to understand the Bible Course” continues at 6.30 at Simon and Judy’s home this evening.

Sports Quiz – 7pm on Sunday 2nd December at the new Costa, Fullbridge. Come as a team or join another team. Only money needed is for drinks/snacks.  Men only.  Meet Stu Alleway, a chaplain at Southend United FC, who will be talking about football & faith. For further details & to confirm a place/team please let Andy know.  This would be a great evening to invite a guest.

This evening, Sunday 18th November, at 6.30 pm Tom Ward, Director of Good News Broadcasting Association, is at Broomfield Road Evangelical Church and they invite us to join them for an informative evening about a very useful bible teaching resource

Home Groups
The Friday group will meet at Ken and Ellen’s.
Judith and Roger’s group will meet at Richard and Sheila’s.
The Wednesday group will meet at Ann and Terry’s.
For the other group please contact your house group leaders.

Home group questions 2 Samuel 5
Choose from the following questions:
1. Why are leaders of God’s people often called Shepherds (v.2)?
2. Why did David wait until now to conquer Jerusalem?
3. Do you agree with the commentator who, writing about David’s multiple wives (v.13), said “David handled trials better than success”? Might the same be true of us?
4. Israel’s enemy in the latter part of ch.5 was the Philistines. Who is our enemy?
5. Why do we think David named the battle site ‘Baal Perazim’ in v.20?
6. Have we ever heard the leaves rustling (v.23-25)?

Lock UpValerie and Simon are responsible for locking up during November.

Date for your diary
New Year’s Day Walk and refreshments at the Barge tearooms.  Further information will be available nearer to the date.

Food Bank During November we will be collecting Christmas items for the food bank such as small Christmas cakes, puddings, custard, chocolate items for children and adults as well as the normal staple items.

Sunday morning children’s activitiesOn the first Sunday of the month there is a families time together service at 9.30am. On the remaining Sundays the children join the first part of the service, then go to separate parts of the building for their activities.
Mustard: an Early Years group, meet downstairs in the back hall.
Pepper & Mustard+: Infant and Junior groups, for up to secondary school age, meet upstairs.