“Accept one another then, just as Christ accepted you…”

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Lesley Grindrod, contributor for today’s blog post

I don’t know why my mind works this way, but when I’m studying a Bible verse, my attention is often drawn away from the ‘main topic’ (in this case ‘accepting one another’) to a part of the verse I hadn’t considered before. This time what drew my attention was the phrase “just as Christ accepted you.

Usually when we talk about ‘accepting’ in church, we’re talking about how we accepted Christ. Have you ever given your testimony and said, ‘I accepted Jesus as a child,’ or ‘I accepted Christ aged 21’?  By that language we mean that we’ve received Him into our hearts, in the sense that we’ve owned Him as our only hope of salvation.

But in this verse Paul says our conduct as believers should be controlled not so much by our accepting Christ, but by Christ accepting us! In fact, He sees Christ’s accepting us as key for how we get along with one another; of how life should look in the local church. We are to accept one another in light of the fact that Christ has already accepted us.

Paul knew that getting along with one another was going to be tough. It would mean working hard at being gracious, loving, forgiving. Yet still he wrote this great exhortation: ‘Accept one another!’ The Greek word he used is proslambanō which literally means ‘welcome, embrace and receive into your hearts.’ But he knows that acceptance, real acceptance is never easy. So he says, ‘Accept one another, and do it because you remember that Jesus accepted you.

accept-one-another (1)And he goes even further! He says we glorify God by accepting one another, because Christ glorified God by accepting us. That is phenomenal – that you are doing the work of glorifying God when you accept brothers and sisters in the Lord who are different from you!

Paul knew the church was made up of widely different individuals. It was diverse – people with varied ideas about life; from different countries, cultures and social/economic backgrounds. They were not the kind of people that would’ve just naturally drawn together. And it’s just the same today. The church isn’t a collection of people that are like one another naturally, politically or socially, but a complete mish-mash of all sorts of people, many of whom are really different.

Paul says it’s precisely our accepting of one another in spite of our diversity, that brings glory to God. When the world is looking in at the Church and saying, “How in the world do those people get along so well? They’re not like one another. Some are rich and some are poor. Some have tremendous family pedigrees, some don’t. Some have been following this Saviour since childhood, some since only yesterday. They all get along; they have some common bond, but it’s definitely not their background. It’s not that they’re socially or even politically alike!”

And it’s that wonderful acceptance, in the midst of our diversity, that brings great glory to God.

 

 

WEC Summer Training Course

Tim Stephenson,
Welcome to our home sign

Our summer course is filling up with participants from around the world! They will be helping to reach the world for Jesus by looking after and teaching the children of missionaries. We appreciate all the offers of accommodation that we have received so far. We need some more spaces, so if you are able to host a single person or a couple between 23rd and 29th July/3rd August, please see or call Steve or Gill Bryant (not email).

Thank you!

UPDATE 12 Jun 17: Many thanks for your responses, Steve and Gill think they have enough accommodation now.

Notices for 28th May 2017

Louise,

WEC Summer Training Course

Our summer course is filling up with participants from around the world! They will be helping to reach the world for Jesus by teaching and looking after the children of missionaries. We appreciate all the offers of accommodation that we have received so far. We need some more places, so if you are able to host a single person or a couple between 23rd and 29th July/3rd August, please see Steve or Gill Bryant.  Thank you!

The iHi project (in His image)

Do you parent or care for a family member on the Autism/ADHD spectrum?   Would you like to meet with me for some spiritual support and strategies for family life? Please fill in the form at the back of church and place in the envelope if you are interested. Debbie Riall (debjriall@yahoo.co.uk).

Traidcraft

Today is the last day the Traidcraft table will be out under Julie King’s leadership.  If you would like this ministry to continue and feel you could take it on (the table is out twice a month), please chat to Julie.  Thank you.

Elder Election

At the Church Meeting on 17th July 2017 we will be holding an election for the role of Elder of Corsham Baptist Church as part of our plan to expand the Oversight Team.  The nomination process will commence on 18th June and conclude on 2nd July.

30 Days of Prayer

Ramadan starts on 27th May. Gill Bryant has ordered some prayer booklets (£2.50 each). If you would like one please see her or go to the website at https://30daysprayer.org.uk/order/

Lancaster Newsletter

Please take the time to read the latest newsletter from Steve and Ruth Lancaster who are our missionaries in Tanzania.  It makes for a most interesting read!  There are paper copies on the table at the back or you can go to http://lancsintanz.aimsites.org

Uganda team fundraiser

Do you like breakfast?!! Do you want to support the team going to Uganda? Then join us on Saturday June 17th at 10am for our fundraising brunch! There will be lots of breakfast choices as well as cakes. So why not drop in for something to eat and a chat and raise some funds for the team.

Opportunity to serve Church on the Green

Church on the Green, our church plant in Rudloe, are having a weekend away camping at the Viney Hill Christian adventure center in the Forest of Dean from 8th-10th September 2017.  We will be using the time to pray and build our relationships as a congregation and would be blessed if someone from one of the Priory Street congregations could serve by cooking for us over the weekend.  We are expecting about 30 to attend and there are well-appointed kitchen and dining facilities, the first meal would be Friday evening and the last Sunday lunch. If you think you could serve us this way please contact Stuart Little (07597 573314) for more details.

This week is half term! Please check with your group leader to see if your ministry/meeting is taking place

….At a quick glance…

3rd June: Craft Club, 10am

4th June: Pentecost service, 6pm

7th June: Midweek service, 2pm

11th June: Infant dedication: 11:15am service

13th June: Men’s night, bbq social

17th June: Uganda fund-raiser – brunch!

18th-30th June: Building team in Tanzania

18th June: Nominations for elder open

19th June: Missions and Prayer for the persecuted church, 7:45pm

21st June: Midweek service, 2pm

24th June: The Ark, 10am

26th June: Ladies’ Bible Study, 7:30pm

2nd July: Infant dedication 9:15am service

8th July: Steph Grylls’/Beren Miles’ wedding

9th July: Church family day – details to follow

15th July: TLC annual summer party, 3-5pm

17th July: Church Meeting, 8pm

19th July: Midweek service, 2pm

24th July: WEC training commences at CBC

26th July: WEC open evening at Priory Street

30th July: WEC evening, 6pm

2nd August: Midweek service, 2pm

3rd August: WEC training concludes

GRIEVE WITH ONE ANOTHER

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VICKY STEPHENSON, Contributor for today’s blog post

There are many seasons to life as Ecclesiastes says:

“A time to tear down, a time to build

A time to weep and a time to laugh

A time to mourn and a time to dance”3:3-4

Some seasons it can be easy to “one another” in, sharing laughter is fairly straight forward and dancing together can be a time of great joy (or more laughter if you have two left feet).

However one anothering through a time to mourn is much more of a challenge. I seem to be in a place where, although not mourning myself, I have been journeying with a variety of people who are. So I thought I would share some of my reflections on this with you.

First of all, when I talk of grieving and mourning I am reflecting on a whole variety of experiences- not just bereavement. Life can bring us a variety of challenges: loss of a parent, divorce, grieving for children we never had, giving up dreams of lives we will never lead, the sadness of children far from God, the breakdown of relationships and ill health. All of these are things to weep over and mourn.

First thing I would says is that it is okay to be in this season, I think often as Christians we feel we have to be joyful (as in happy) all the time and can seem lost if our Christian brothers and sisters do not display this constantly too. Jesus wept over the death of Lazarus and mourned with Mary and Martha. Of all people, Jesus knew they would be reunited in heaven. Jesus knew that He would bring Lazarus back to life very shortly. But in that moment of shock, horror, and the wrongness of death, He came along side the sisters and wept with them. This should strongly encourage us to grieve and weep with one another. This doesn’t show a lack of trust in the resurrection but is an expression of the pain and loss we feel and the jarring of our fallen world. Deep in our hearts we know it was not meant to be this way.

The pain of separation and the agony of missing someone is not less just because you know you will be reunited one day, and we should draw alongside people as they go through this; not rushing them through it for our own comfort, but pointing them to Jesus as He grieves with them.

People also grieve over situations- be it the state of the world, family breakdowns or people turning from God. Again we can look to Jesus for support of how we can one another each other at these times.

In Luke 19:41 Jesus looked out over Jerusalem and He wept over it. He was grieving. He used words familiar to us all in our own lives “If you had only known…” This shows God himself gets upset over situations and relationship breakdown. In this instance it was the relationship between God and His people which had been destroyed. So we can bring these situations to Him in prayer and weep with one another. But Jesus also shows us that there is always hope: for out of Jerusalem was saved a remnant of people in the city who were lost but repented and were changed. From the darkest day of the cross a new world order was born.

So when you journey with people at these difficult times, weep with them, mourn with them and cry out to God. But remember the hope that is in Jesus and that this season too will pass.

ONE ANOTHER BIBLE STUDY TONIGHT!

kathylarkman,

accept one another 3WHEN? 7:30 PM, 22 MAY

WHERE? CHURCH HALL AT CORSHAM BAPTIST CHURCH

WHY? TO ENJOY EACH OTHER and CAKE; GROW TOGETHER IN GOD’S WORD

 

MATTHEW: DAILY BIBLE READINGS week commencing 22nd May

Eddie,

As you read each passage, pray for God’s help. Ask yourself:

  • What does God reveal about Himself?
  • How is your own heart revealed?
  • How does this passage underline the wonder of God’s love for us in Jesus Christ, and your own need of Christ as Saviour and Lord?
  • Turn these truths into prayer and praise.

22 May Mt 27:45-50

Where later writings, paintings and films give graphic portrayals of Christ’s physical sufferings, the gospel writers are remarkably restrained. Why? Because they know that the gruesome details would not help us grasp the meaning of Jesus’ death. Far more enlightening is the cry of dereliction (v.46): Jesus, the innocent One, experienced the separation from God that is the penalty due for our sin. He endured our darkness that we might enter His kingdom of light and love (Col 1:12-13).

23 May Mt 27:51-54

The death of Jesus paid the price of our sins, and God confirmed this with spectacular signs. The temple curtain was torn open, inviting us to enter God’s presence. The dead were raised, signalling the end of debt we owed for our sins (Ro 6:23) – true, this was resuscitation, not yet the full-blown resurrection of the Last Day; it is only a sign, but it makes its point. And new life flows from the cross, as the most unexpected people confess Jesus not as a despised criminal, but as the Son of God (v.54).

24 May Mt 27:55-66

There were those whose love for Jesus endured even when all seemed lost. The wealth of Joseph (vv.57-60) and the steadfast devotion of the women (vv.55-56, 61) were offered in the service of Jesus. In stark contrast is the hatred and fear shown by Jesus’ enemies. Their demand for the tomb to be made secure (v.64) highlights how insecure they felt even after Jesus’ death. Truly, there is no peace for the wicked (Isa 57:20-21), and no way of triumphing over the Lord’s Anointed (Ps 2:1-4).

25 May Mt 28:1-9

Easter morning, and the guards were terrified by the unexpected appearance of an angel. The women, however, found their fear mingled with joy (v.8) because of the angel’s message: Jesus has risen, just as He said (v.6). Obediently, they ran to tell the disciples, even though they had not yet seen the Lord. On the way, their years of faithful service were acknowledged as they received the first audience with the risen King (v.9). Thank God, the cross is not the end of the story!

26 May Mt 28:10

Not here, but – Galilee! Why? The disciples are instructed to meet Jesus there (vv.7,10) in keeping with an emphasis that runs through Matthew. Jesus’ birth drew worshippers from distant lands (2:1-2). His public ministry began in “Galilee of the Gentiles” (4:12-17) as Isaiah had foretold (Isa 9:1-2). And now in Galilee the disciples will be commissioned to make disciples of all nations (v.19). The gate to life is narrow (7:13-14), but the call to enter is as wide as the world. As Gentiles, let us be grateful.

27 May Mt 28:11-15

This picture of the Jewish authorities crowns all we have seen of their determination to reject Jesus as their King. Rather than heed the guards’ testimony (v.11) – rather than repent with tears in order to receive life with joy – they put all their energies into suppressing the truth. Had the guards really been asleep, they could hardly have known that the disciples had stolen the body. But no attempt to twist the truth can remove the bedrock of Christian faith: Christ is risen indeed, Hallelujah!

28 May Mt 28:16-20

Satan had taken Jesus to a mountain to offer Him (fraudulently) the kingdoms of the world (Mt 4:8-9). Now, Satan defeated, Jesus again surveys the nations from a mountain (v.16). He has won our salvation, and despite the weakness of His disciples (v.17), He sends them to bless all nations with the Good News (v.19). His authority (v.18) and His presence (v.20) are all they need. Thus Matthew ends where He began: the promise that in Jesus “God is with us” (1:23; 28:20). ALWAYS!

Notices for 21st May 2017

Louise,

Praise and Worship Evening

This evening we will have the first of our regular praise and worship evenings (planned for the third Sunday evening in the month).  The evening will be set aside for a time of extended sung worship, praise and prayer, including some testimonies to the greatness of our Lord Jesus Christ.  The evening will be led by Nancy Sawyer and Jo Pillinger.

Bible Society at New Wine 22-28 July 2017

Bible Society invite you to come along to New Wine week 1 as a volunteer in the cafe venue. Contact volunteers@biblesociety.org.uk or 01793 418222 for more information. Thank you – Susan Wingrave at Church on the Green.

The iHi project (in His image)

Do you parent or care for a family member on the Autism/ADHD spectrum?   Would you like to meet with me for some spiritual support and strategies for family life? Please fill in the form at the back of church and place in the envelope if you are interested. Debbie Riall (debjriall@yahoo.co.uk)

Midweek Service

The midweek service will take place on Wednesday 24th May at 2pm.  The text will be Ruth chapter 3. Eric will be leading and preaching.  The service is followed by tea/coffee and home-made cake.

Pat Romang

A Thanksgiving Service for the life of Pat (a regular member of the Mid-Week congregation) will be held in our church at 2:45pm on Thursday 25th May to which all are welcome. This will be preceded by a short interment service at Neston Parish Church graveyard at 2.00pm for family members and close friends only

Lancaster Newsletter

Please take the time to read the latest newsletter from Steve and Ruth Lancaster who are our missionaries in Tanzania.  It makes for a most interesting read!  There are paper copies on the table at the back or you can go to

http://lancsintanz.aimsites.org

Uganda team fundraiser

Do you like breakfast?!! Do you want to support the team going to Uganda? Then join us on Saturday June 17th at 10am for our fundraising brunch. There will be lots of breakfast choices as well as cakes. So why not drop in for something to eat and a chat and help raise some funds for the team.

Ladies’ Bible Study

Tomorrow, Monday 22nd May, is the next ladies’ bible study.  Bible study notes are available for you to take to go through with your study buddy.  Please speak to Anne or Kathy for more information.  Start time 7:30pm.  The meeting starts with tea/coffee and home-made cake.

The Ark

The next Ark is on Saturday 27th May at 10.00am at CBC.  Do come along with 0-7ish aged children and join us if you’re not away for half term.

Elder Election

At the Church Meeting on 17th July 2017 we will be holding an election for the role of Elder of Corsham Baptist Church as part of our plan to expand the Oversight Team.  The nomination process will commence on 18th June and conclude on 2nd July.

30 Days of Prayer

Ramadan starts on 27th May. Gill Bryant has ordered some prayer booklets (£2.50 each). If you would like one please see her or go to the website at https://30daysprayer.org.uk/order/

…This week…

Monday: Mums’ bible study, 9:30am; Ladies’ bible study, 7:30pm

Tuesday: Rudloe Tots, 10:00am

Wednesday: Midweek service, 2pm

Thursday: Toddler Group, 10:00am; Midweek service, 2pm; Corsham Money and Debt Advice Centre, 7:30pm

Friday: Corsham Money and Debt Advice Centre, 9:30am; Encounter, 3.45pm; Engage, 4:30pm; Energize, 5:30pm

Saturday: Prayer for gospel expansion 8.30am; the Ark, 10am; Cafe on the Green, 2:30pm

….At a quick glance…

29th May: Bank holiday and half term

3rd June: Craft Club, 10am

4th June: Pentecost service, 6pm

7th June: Midweek service, 2pm

11th June: Infant dedication: 11:15am service

13th June: Men’s night, bbq social

17th June: Uganda fund-raiser – brunch!

18th-30th June: Building team in Tanzania

18th June: Nominations for elder open

19th June: Missions and Prayer for the persecuted church, 7:45pm

21st June: Midweek service, 2pm

24th June: The Ark, 10am

26th June: Ladies’ Bible Study, 7:30pm

2nd July: Infant dedication 9:15am service

8th July: Steph Grylls’/Beren Miles’ wedding

15th July: TLC annual summer party, 3-5pm

17th July: Church Meeting, 8pm

19th July: Midweek service, 2pm

24th July: WEC training commences at CBC

26th July: WEC open evening at Priory Street

30th July: WEC evening, 6pm

2nd August: Midweek service, 2pm

3rd August: WEC training concludes

ACCEPT ONE ANOTHER: A STORY BY REBECCA MANLEY PIPPERT

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ROMANS 157Rebecca Manley Pippert concludes her book, Out of the Salt Shaker & into the World [IVP, 1979], pp. 177-178) with this story. When she first went to Portland, Oregon, to work with a campus ministry, she met a student named Bill. He was always dishevelled in his REBECCA MANLEY PIPPERTappearance and he never wore shoes. Rain, sleet, or snow, Bill was always barefoot.

“Bill became a Christian, but his appearance didn’t change. Near the campus was a church made up of mostly well-dressed, middle-class people. One Sunday, Bill decided to worship there. He walked into church with his messy hair, blue jeans, tee shirt, and barefoot. People looked a bit uncomfortable, but no one said anything. Bill began walking down the aisle, looking for a seat. But the church was quite crowded that day, so he got all the way down front without finding a seat. So he just plopped on the carpet, which was fine for a college Bible study, but a bit unnerving for this rather formal church. You could feel the tension in the air.

Suddenly, an elderly man began walking down the aisle toward Bill. Was he going to scold him about how you’re supposed to look when you come to church? People thought, ‘You can’t blame him for what he’s going to do. His world is far removed from that boy’s world for him to understand.’

As the man kept walking slowly down the aisle, all eyes were on him. You could hear a pin drop. When the man reached Bill, with some difficulty he lowered himself and sat down next to Bill on the carpet. He and Bill worshiped together on the carpet that day. There was not a dry eye in that church.”

That elderly man accepted Bill who appeared to be very different. The elderly man recognized that he needed to accept Bill as Christ accepted them both.

When we do that, God is glorified.

How would you respond? Something to ponder.

 

 

MATTHEW: DAILY BIBLE READINGS week commencing 15 May

Eddie,

As you read each passage, pray for God’s help. Ask yourself:

  • What does God reveal about Himself?
  • How is your own heart revealed?
  • How does this passage underline the wonder of God’s love for us in Jesus Christ, and your own need of Christ as Saviour and Lord?
  • Turn these truths into prayer and praise.

15 May Mt 26:47-56

Whenever we share in the Lord’s Supper, we date it back to “the night on which He was betrayed.” Judas has an armed crowd with him, but Jesus is the One who controls events. He gives Himself over to death (v.50) and forbids any attempt to prevent His arrest (v.52). He could be delivered with ease (v.53), but He is committed instead to fulfilling the Scriptures (vv.54,56). Not blind fate, but a Father’s love, directs His course, in order to save us. Thus Jesus died willingly for those who deserted Him.

16 May Mt 26:57-68

The Sanhedrin scramble for evidence – true or false – to enable them to put Jesus to death. Finally the High Priest gets to the heart of the matter: is Jesus the Messiah? “It is as you say,” replies Jesus (v.64), emphasizing the point by identifying Himself with Daniel’s Son of Man to whom is given divine honour (v.64, compare Dan 7:13-14). “Blasphemy worth of death” is the verdict of the earthly court (vv.65-66). The verdict of a Higher Court will be given on Easter morning (Mt 28:5-7, 18).

17 May Mt 26:69-75

Jesus had warned Peter of this fall and urged him to pray, but Peter didn’t listen (vv.34-5; 40-41, 43). The result was failure and bitter tears (vv.74-75). Jesus knows us better than we know ourselves, and when He warns us of our weakness we need to believe Him. He has provided for us to stay close to Him through prayer and the Scriptures; do we neglect these means? If so, we are heading for a fall. Yet how wonderful that Peter was later restored! He forsook Jesus, but Jesus did not forsake him.

18 May Mt 27:1-10

Judas came to regret what he had done, but that is not the same as repentance. We may regret our sins merely for the consequences they bring. Repentance, however, involves not only sorrow, but turning in faith to Christ for salvation. Judas did not seek forgiveness, but instead went to his destruction (Mt 26:24; Jn 17:12). The stories of Peter and Judas are placed side by side so that if we fall into sin, we might not stop at regret, but seek the forgiveness promised to all who desire a new start (1 Jn 1:9).

19 May Mt 27:11-26

Having condemned Jesus, the Sanhedrin took Him to Pilate hoping that He would be executed (vv.1-2). Pilate’s wife has dreamt of Jesus’ innocence (v.19), and Pilate confirms this verdict (vv.23-24). Yet still he orders Jesus’ execution, fulfilling Isaiah’s words: “By oppression and judgement He was taken away …” (Isa 53:8). As Jesus takes the place of Barabbas, we’re given a picture of the meaning of His death: He died as a righteous man as a substitute for the unrighteous (1Pe 3:18).

20 May Mt 27:27-31

Pilate’s soldiers mocked the idea that Jesus was a king. A little later on, the title “King of the Jews” was attached to Jesus’ cross in ridicule (v.37), and soon the religious elite joined in the mockery (vv.41-42). His enemies believed that Jesus could not possibly be a king if He yielded passively to such humiliation. Yet it was precisely through His willing sacrifice of Himself that Jesus established His kingdom. By His cross He overcame sin and death and won for His people eternal glory (Rev 5:9-10).

21 May Mt 27:32-44

It seems the whole world despises Jesus: not only the religious leaders (v.41) but also the casual passers-by (v.39) and even those crucified with Him (v.44). No doubt these mockers thought themselves clever, but the foolishness of God is wiser than human wisdom (1Cor 1:25). Jesus was destroying the temple of His body, and in three days it would be “rebuilt” (v.40, compare Jn 2:19-22). And He did indeed save others precisely because He refused to save Himself (v.42). Glory be to God!

Notices for 14th May 2017

Louise,

Infant Dedication

We would like to welcome the family and friends of Tom and Abi Bailey as their daughter is dedicated this morning.

Missions’ prayer meeting

There will be a missions’ and persecuted church prayer meeting tomorrow night at Priory Street, 7:45pm.  Please speak to Wendy Rowe for further information.

Giving to support building work in Tanzania

So far the gift day offering to support the building work at Sanga Sanga Retreat Centre in Tanzania has raised just over £3,000. Thank you so much for your support which will greatly encourage our building team and the AIM team in Morogoro.  There is still time to contribute to this appeal.  Should you wish to do so, please make use of the special yellow envelopes which are available at the back of the building.  Please mark the envelope MISSION/SANGA SANGA and if you are able to gift aid your donation, complete the declaration on the envelope.  If you are not able to do this, please score out the declaration.

Please speak to Lynne Little (Rudloe), Michael Prior (Priory Street 9.15) or Roger Hammett (Priory Street 11.15) should you wish to clarify these arrangements.

Bible Society at New Wine 22-28 July 2017

Bible Society invite you to come along to New Wine week 1 as a volunteer in the cafe venue. Contact volunteers@biblesociety.org.uk or 01793 418222 for more information. Thank you – Susan Wingrave at Church on the Green.

Traidcraft

Julie King will be stepping down from Traidcraft at the end of May.  If you would like to take this on, please speak to Julie.

Lancaster Newsletter

Please take the time to read the latest newsletter from Steve and Ruth Lancaster who are our missionaries in Tanzania.  It makes for a most interesting read!  There are paper copies on the table at the back or you can go to

http://lancsintanz.aimsites.org

Uganda team fundraiser

Do you like breakfast?!! Do you want to support the team going to Uganda? Then join us on Saturday June 17th at 10am for our fundraising brunch. There will be lots of breakfast choices as well as cakes. So why not drop in for something to eat and a chat and help raise some funds for the team.

Praise and Worship Evening

On Sunday 21st May at 6pm, we will have the first of our regular praise and worship evenings (planned for the third Sunday evening in the month).  The evening will be set aside for a time of extended sung worship, praise and prayer, including some testimonies to the greatness of our Lord Jesus Christ.  The evening will be led by Nancy and Jo Pillinger.  This is a great opportunity to meet friends from across our congregations, so let us fill our church with voices eager to praise Him.

Ladies’ Bible Study

Thursday 22nd May is the next ladies’ bible study.  Bible study notes are available for you to take to go through with your study buddy.  Please speak to Anne or Kathy for more information.  Start time 7:30pm.  The meeting starts with tea/coffee and home-made cake.  All ladies welcome!

…This week…

Monday: Mums’ bible study, 9:30am; Prayer for missions and the persecuted church, 7:45pm

Tuesday: Rudloe Tots, 10:00am

Thursday: Toddler Group, 10:00am; Lucie Whiting Wedding, 12:30pm; Corsham Money and Debt Advice Centre, 7:30pm

Friday: Corsham Money and Debt Advice Centre, 9:30am; Encounter, 3.45pm; Engage, 4:30pm; Energize, 5:30pm

Saturday: Prayer for gospel expansion 8.30am;

Cafe on the Green, Rudloe, 2:30pm; Debt advice training 10am-4pm

….At a quick glance….

21st May: Infant dedication 9:15am service; first praise and worship evening, 6pm

22nd May: Ladies’ bible study, 7:30pm

24th May: Midweek service, 2pm

27th May: The Ark, 10am3rd June: Craft Club, 10am

4th June: Pentecost service, 6pm7th June: Midweek service, 2pm

11th June: Infant dedication: 11:15am service

13th June: Men’s night, bbq social

17th June: Uganda fund-raiser – brunch!

19th June: Missions and Prayer for the persecuted church, 7:45pm

21st June: Midweek service, 2pm

24th June: The Ark, 10am

26th June: Ladies’ Bible Study, 7:30pm

2nd July: Infant dedication 9:15am service

8th July: Steph Grylls’/Beren Miles’ wedding

15th July: TLC annual summer party, 3-5pm

17th July: Church Meeting, 8pm