Notices | Sunday 15th July

The LORD doesn’t see things the way you see them. People judge by outward appearance, but the LORD looks at the heart.”

1 Samuel 16 v 7

Welcome to this Morning’s Service the service leader is Andy Mugford and the speaker is Matthew Springett.

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

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 Roger and Judith will be available.

KRAFT Due to various circumstances, Wendy has decided to stop KRAFT for the time being.

CAMEO Trip to Fingeringhoe 23rd July If you haven’t booked your place please let Andy Mugford know as soon as possible.

Home Groups
Friday Group – Peter and Valerie’s
Roger and Judith’s group – Richard and Sheila’s
Wednesday group – Andy and Rachel’s

Please continue to pray for those who have health needs and those finding life difficult.

Karolyn Simbeye Thank you for the generous gifts passed through the church for Karolyn Simbeye’s recent visit.  All her costs for the trip were more than covered and we have heard too that the house sale has finally gone through. She and Martin send their love and thanks for the prayer and practical support for them as a family.

Don’t forget to pray for
Southwold Beach Mission 28th July – 11th August 2018
Essex Christian Camp 12th – 18th August.
Suffolk Family Camp 25th August – 1st September
See last week’s notices for details.    

Men’s BBQ  Thank you to all who supported the event last Monday – by attending or by praying.  We had a great evening with a good number of guests with us.  Carl shared his testimony very clearly, giving plenty for us all to think and talk about afterwards.  Particular thanks to Ralph for a brilliant bbq’d meal and to Pete for setting up the air rifle exercise.              

Food Pantry update – Thank you to all who have faithfully supported the food pantry with donations during the past year. The variety and quality of the food donations has been very high.

The Food Panty now receives surplus food from Greggs, M&S, Tesco Maldon Extra, Tesco Express Danbury and Lidl every week. These donations include fresh fruit and vegetables and bakery.

Up to the end of June 2018 we have donated 8867 parcels. The food Pantry benefits from the help of 8 regular volunteers. We have been able to have regular food collections at supermarkets to help keep the supply of food at a consistent level.

Please continue to pray

  • that those who come to us are in genuine need of the food parcels
  • and that we are able to meet their needs. Thank you. – Revd Rob Sefton, Food Pantry Coordinator

Churches Together Quiet Day 28th July – The Octagon St Mary’s Church.  If you are thinking of going to the Quiet Day please can you let Stephen Carter know as soon as possible.   A £2 donation will be requested from everyone. Please take a packed lunch. Coffee will be served from 9.30.

Noah’ Ark – Friday mornings 9.30-11.15. This is a group for pre-school children and their parents, grandparents and carers. There are lots of toys to play with and a nice cuppa for the grown-ups and squash for the children. We end the morning with a bible story and singing.

Sunday morning children’s activities – On 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 upstairs.

Pepper and Mustard+  Infant and Junior groups, for up to secondary school age, meet downstairs in the back hall.