Notices for Sunday 22nd September

Shout for joy to the Lord, all the earth. Worship the Lord with gladness; come before him with joyful songs. Psalm 100 vs 1 & 2

Welcome to our morning service at 10.30. The speaker today is Simon Prince and the service leader is Ross Power.  The subject for today is “We should not be surprised – sin will beget sin” and the bible reading is 2 Samuel 13 vs 1-39.

Please join us for Tea and coffee after the service.  Richard and Sheila are responsible for tea and coffee today.

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

Next Sunday, 29th September, there will be a bring and share lunch. The Home Group responsible for setting up and clearing away is Andy and Rachel’s.  However,  additional help would be welcome.  Please note there will be no tea or coffee after the service next Sunday.

Sunday 6th October – Harvest Service. We are asking for non-perishable items for the local food pantry.  At the moment they are in need of tuna and tinned fish, tinned veg and fruit, pasta Sauces, sugar, meals in a tin, tinned custard or tinned rice pudding, cereal, coffee, teabags and long life milk.  Also, any school uniforms or winter coats would be very welcome.

We have received the following letter from Rob Sefton who is the Food Pantry Co-ordinator. “We have now donated 10,000 food parcels to individuals and families in the Maldon and Heybridge area.  Thank you for your wonderful support over the last 8 years.  We would not have been able to reach this milestone without your involvement.  We have been supported by local schools, businesses, local churches and individual members of the public both with food and finance.  As there does not appear to be any sign of the economic woes of our society getting any better, can I thank you for your future support.  May I just mention that at the moment we have a mountain of baked beans, soup and pasta!!  Please bear this in mind if you are thinking of donating items. Thank you again, due to your amazing generosity helpers at the Food Pantry get to do this wonderful rewarding work.  We hope that you feel part of it too.

Danbury Mission October 14th 8.00pm Danbury Mission invite you to hear Peter and Hadassah Hawk who are from diverse backgrounds – geographically and religiously. But together they are being used by God for his kingdom. Both have suffered for their faith in Christ, and their story is testimony to the amazing grace of God.  Come and hear how God has transformed their suffering into his service. Refreshments from 7.30pm

Please continue to pray for Simon Quelch as he visits Brazil to teach the course on “how to understand the Bible better.”

Ladies are invited to Tears of Gold – This evening 22nd September at 6pm at Rachel and Andy’s home. Due to this meeting there will be no revival prayer meeting on 22nd September.

Autumn Bible Study course at All Saints
Sessions will take place on Wednesday mornings in the D’Arcy Room from 10.30am-12.00.
September 25th First Isaiah (Chapters 1-39) Andy Mugford
October 9th Hosea (The Reverend Asa Humphreys of Heybridge and Langford)

Combined prayer  Thursday 7.45 pm at the church.
The Friday Group will meet at Lucy and Paul’s.

Home Group questions
1. Can you think of contemporary examples of where sin leads to sin?
2. How do you think David should have reacted to Amnon’s sin? How might this have
changed future events?
3.Where do you see passivity in your life, or the lives of those around you because of past failures?
4.How does this story point us to ‘the king we really need?

Next Sunday 29th September, 6:30pm at the URC. A united time of worship and prayer around the opportunities for schools’ work in the town.

Magazine Rack there is a new issue of “Outlook” from Ireland Outreach in the rack

Vinjeru School Trust Fundraiser Quiz Night
Plume School, Fambridge Road, Saturday 26th October @ 7pm, Choir performance & desserts in interval.  More info from Ross or Bertie

Fullbridge is hosting an event on Saturday 28th September which is being run by the UK arm of the Billy Graham organisation. It is an excellent day’s event for those serving others facing crises in their lives, whether it is the death of a loved one, illness, job loss or other issues.  Here is a link to the email with booking in details and the online booking form for the event:
Sharing Hope in Crisis

Farleigh Hospice Quiz night 12th October 7.30 at Fullbridge
It is £6 per person for teams of up to 6 people. Please see the printed notices for contact details.

Andy  would appreciate your prayers as he is speaking at Oakwood Chapel, Harlow today.