THINK ABOUT IT…

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Paul Tripp“If you’re God’s child, the gospel isn’t an aspect of your life, it IS your life; that is, it is the window through which you look at everything.” Paul Tripp 

Notices 18th August 2019

Louise,

Priory Street (Corsham)

            9.15am             Matt Grylls (1 Kings:19)

            11.15am             Alan Christie (1 Kings:19)

            6:00pm            Gathering to Praise

Church on the Green (Rudloe)

            10:00am           Adrian Pillinger

Mission Event

On Sunday 29th September at 5pm we will be holding a mission event where we will get feedback from several of the recent mission trips that have taken place, including the Uganda AIM trip which took place last week.  We will serve tea/coffee and cake so if you are able to provide cakes, biscuits etc. please speak to Wendy.

Missing Keys

Three keys have gone missing from the outside key box.  They are the main church key, the key to the Debt/Finance office and the key to the church administrator’s office. If someone has taken these keys to access the church or offices, please could they return them to Alan Simon.

Midweek Service

The next midweek service will be held this Wednesday 21st August at 2pm.  The text is Matthew 27.62 – 28.20. Eric will be leading and preaching and there will be communion.  Refreshments at 3pm.

Week of Prayer

Our week of prayer will start on Sunday 8th September this year.  Gathering round the Word will now take place on the 1st September (6pm) and Gathering to Pray will take place on Sunday 8th September at 6pm to commence the week of prayer.

Lost Property

There is a trolley of lost property in the coffee hall.  Please take what belongs to you.  Unclaimed items will be disposed of in two weeks’ time.

Bible Society in Swindon

Two roles available – full details at biblesociety.org.uk/about-us/jobs/, but in summary: Executive Support Assistant – Full-time position, closing date is 22-08-19 with interviews 03-09-19.  Supporter Care Officer – Full-time position.

Short Term Mission: Day 5

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“Let us think of ways to motivate one another to acts of love and good works. And let us not neglect our meeting together, as some people do, but encourage one another especially now that the day of His return is drawing near.” Hebrews 10:24-25 NLT

As you read this, our short term missions team is on Day 5 in growing in Christ as we serve Him. Tomorrow is our last day, and we thank you for your continued prayers.

As our team have been considering our discipleship and service under the Lordship of our Jesus Christ, we realize that our church family is an integral partnership in all of this. Although our journey in Christ is very personal, it isn’t private. Community is integral in the work of discipleship. As we as a missions team contemplate in Africa,  I also encourage you to do the same.  Is there someone you can come alongside this week in Christ? What are some ways that we can do this as individuals church familyand as a church family?

My prayer for us is Paul’s prayer to the church: May “our love overflow more and more, and that we will keep on growing in knowledge and understanding in what really matters, so that we may live pure and blameless lives until the day of Christ’s return. May we always be filled with the fruit of our salvation- the righteous character produced in our lives by Jesus Christ- for this will bring much glory and praise to God.” Amen  

See you soon!

Growing In Christ As We Serve Him

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short-term-missions“Now all glory to God, who is able, through His mighty power at work within us, to accomplish infinitely more than we might ask or think!” Ephesians 3:20

As many of you know, Eddie and I and a team of nine are going out to Uganda tomorrow to serve Christ through coming alongside missionaries and their children for a week. We know that you are praying and we appreciate this as this is always a community endeavour for Christ’s Kingdom. Thank you.

serve-rgb-1024x326There are two goals for our short-term mission team: First is service; and second is discipleship. These trips are as much a part of how we grow in Christ as it is about how we serve others.

Please pray for us as we endeavour to follow the paradigm of Jesus. I am reminded in the gospel of the feeding of the 5000 that Jesus fed the people through the disciples. Initially, the disciples focused on the problem of no food and not on God. But Jesus was teaching them about ministry and serving. Jesus was also teaching them about who He was. He gave to the disciples to distribute the food. In this way, Jesus’ disciples had to trust the Lord for it all. They gave as they received from Jesus. Through Christ’s three years on earth, He modelled intentional actions and habits in relationships with people in every day opportunities and hands on experience.

Isn’t it the same with all of us, whether we are in Rudloe, Corsham, or Africa? As followers of Jesus, we must bring our lives everyday to God in a spirit of obedience and sacrifice, no matter how insignificant…..or how confident we may think our gifts and talents are.

So please pray for us, and we will pray for you to that end. Thank you Lord.

Workers together for His Kingdom,
Kathy

FLOWER POWER- THE FLOWER MINISTRY OF CORSHAM BAPTIST CHURCH

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Wendy Prior, Guest Contributor for today’s blog post 

See how the flowers of the field grow. They do not labour or spin.  Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendour was dressed like one of these. (Matthew 6.28)

Its lovely to have flowers in church during our services, and people have sometimes testified as to the powerful impact that they have had. They are a vivid reminder of the beauty and wonder of God’s creation – something which most of us can enjoy in our gardens, in parks, and sometimes in the open fields – and something which can be brought in to our services as a reminder of what God can do. His creative power is infinite, and it follows that His power to heal, to calm us and to uplift our spirits is just as great. I know of an occasion when a lady came into a service in some distress – she was a visitor – and said afterwards that she remembered little of what went on or what was said, but was greatly affected by the flowers on display which spoke to her and calmed her.

03 flowers croppedThose who support the flower ministry are contributing to a further objective too. Not everyone is able to go out and enjoy the beauty of flowers in their natural environment. There are quite a number of people known to us who have become housebound, and often the flowers go to one or another of them during the week, and this is greatly welcomed. In addition, there are people recently bereaved, people recently out of hospital, new parents, people with special birthdays, who are greatly encouraged when flowers are brought to them. It’s a point of contact in which the love of God and Christian fellowship can be expressed, both to CBC members and sometimes to others too, for whom it can be an opportunity to bring into the conversation the subject of CBC and whom we worship. It’s a rewarding ministry and we’re thankful to all who are involved.