Notices for Sunday 26th September

Details of our Covid-secure measures now that we have moved into Step 4 of the Government Roadmap (from Monday 19th July) are on our website. Key points are:

  • you must not attend if you have any Covid symptoms – a new cough, temperature or loss of taste or smell ;
  • you must inform us if you receive a positive Covid test within 14 days of attending ;
  • you will be asked to sign-in for test and trace purposes

If you would like to receive the weekly notices via email and don’t already do so, please contact Cathy S. To maximise delivery please add info (at) corshambaptists.org to your address book and check your spam folders.

Notices are also published on the Church homepage, typically early evening on Fridays.

Special service – this week@ The Corsham School

There will be no meetings at Priory Street or in Rudloe on this day.

Eddie’s last service as Senior Pastor will be on 26th September at 11am, at The Corsham School. Junior church provided. Please book in via EventBrite so we can manage numbers. Also, please be warned that the Corsham 10K has been rescheduled for that day so parking both in town and within the school itself is likely to be challenging.There are 50 car parking places but please leave those for people that really need it if at all possible. You will therefore have to be on site before 10:30 as Pickwick Rd will be closed for the 10K for about 20 mins and roads around will also be very congested.

The back rows will be reserved for those preferring to stick with Stage 3 Covid precautions.

Service Songsheet

Please click the link here to access the songsheet for the service

Please note the service will be uploaded to YouTube in the afternoon not streamed.

Midweek Service

The next Midweek Service is this Wednesday, 29th September at 2pm.

Harvest Giving

Harvest is a time which speaks of God’s amazing provision for us, and this year we are planning to hold a Harvest Festival celebration “On the Farm” on Sunday 3 October.  This year, our Harvest offerings will be used to support the work of Tearfund, so please do pray about how you can contribute towards this.

Covid 19 may make things a little more awkward than normal, but you will be able to give through CBC in a number of ways, and in certain circumstance you will be able to Gift Aid your donation (more details about this aspect are outlined below):

  • Cash or cheques (made out to Corsham Baptist Church) should be enclosed in a sealed, plain envelope simply marked “Tearfund” and placed in the offering box at Priory Street, or on the day at the Farm.
  • If you are unable to come to Priory Street, then your donation enclosed in a marked, sealed envelope could be handed to one of the Treasury Team either Michael P, Reinier S, & Roger H, or to Paul G at Church on the Green.
  • If you would like to donate on line, then please use the Corsham Baptist Church account with Lloyds (Sort Code:  30-91-99  Account Number: 01480604) and reference the payment “Tearfund”.

Alternatively, you may wish to give through Tearfund direct, and here is a link to help you do this, and give you the opportunity to find out more about their work:

https://www.tearfund.org/campaigns/harvest-appeal

With regard to Gift Aid:

  • If you have a current gift aid declaration and you give through CBC either by cheque or on line, then we will automatically reclaim gift aid unless you advise us otherwise.
  • If you give through Tearfund direct, then you will have the opportunity to complete their gift aid declaration, on line at the time of making your donation.

A note from the [CBC] Treasury

The Treasury Team have started the process to close down the accounts for the year ended 31 August 21. 

If you have any outstanding expenses claims for costs incurred during the financial year just ended, please could you ensure that the claim along with the supporting paperwork reaches Roger before Thursday 30 Sep 21.  Claims forms are available in either electronic or paper form, and claims may be submitted  by email, by post through the church letterbox or Roger’s letterbox at home, or left in The Treasurer’s box in the office at Priory Street.
Many thanks
Roger

News from the Bible Society

Souper Friday are planning to return to welcoming people into the Hall

The Souper Friday team have exciting plans and have called for your help – read more here.

Mums and Tots…

…are getting together again now. We are in need of more helpers for our Toddler session on a Thursday morning from 10-11.30. You could either help with set up/clearing away, during the session, some of it or all of it! Get in touch with Heather C (in the directory or through the office) if you’d like to serve in this way.

Audio visual team

On Saturday 9th Oct (not 25th as previously notified!) Ben and Tim will be offering to show you through the use of the sound desk and / or broadcast studio that together deliver sound to the room, to the people at home and to the long tail of people who come across these things on the internet. Come to either or both as you wish, though it would be helpful if you could let one of us know.

No pre-requisite skills are required beyond enthusiasm.

  • 10:00 Sound desk. Even if you have used the sound desk pre-pandemic it would be helpful for you to come and see the tweaks made since.
  • 10:45 Coffee (or tea!)
  • 11:00 Stream. And because that is too easy on its own, projection of lyrics.

We work in a team of three, one sound, one stream and one co-ordinator. So don’t worry, you will not be thrown into a rota to sink or swim, we’ll follow up with on-the-job training.

And if you’re interested but can’t make this day, speak to anyone on the desk at the back of church next time you’re there.

Other Activities:

  • Souper Friday continues to reach out to our community and neighbours
  • Community Money Advice is handling work remotely, but do get in touch if you are aware of or are having money difficulties ;
  • Small groups meet in person and/or online. Contact us if you’d like to join one.
  • Youth Groups – Contact Dan for further details

Please send items for next week’s notices to Cathy S by 12 noon on Wednesday

Sunday 26th September – song sheet

Song-1: My Lighthouse

Verse-1

In my wrestling, in my doubts, In my failures, You won’t walk out, Your great love will lead me through, You are the peace in my troubled sea, You are the peace in my troubled sea

Verse-2

In the silence, You won’t let go, In the questions, Your truth will hold, Your great love will lead me through; You are the peace in my troubled sea; You are the peace in my troubled sea

Chorus

My lighthouse, my lighthouse, shining in the darkness, I will follow You, my lighthouse, my lighthouse, I will trust the promise, You will carry me safe to shore, safe to shore, 

Safe to shore, Safe to shore

Verse-3

I won’t fear what tomorrow brings, with each morning, I’ll rise and sing, My God’s love will lead me through, You are the peace in my troubled sea, You are the peace in my troubled sea

Chorus (Repeat)

Song-2: King of my Heart

Verse-1

Let the King of my heart, Be the mountain where I run, The Fountain I drink from, 

Oh, He is my song

Let the King of my heart, Be the shadow where I hide, The ransom for my life, 

Oh, He is my song

Chorus 

You are good, good, oh, You are good, good, oh, You are good, good, oh, You are good, good, oh

Verse-2

Let the King of my heart, Be the wind inside my sails, The anchor in the waves, 

Oh, He is my song

Let the King of my heart, Be the fire inside my veins, The echo of my days, 

Oh, He is my song

Chorus (repeat)

Bridge

You’re never gonna let, never gonna let me down, you’re never gonna let, 

never gonna let me down
You’re never gonna let, never gonna let me down, You’re never gonna let, 

never gonna let me down

Chorus (repeat)

Song-3: You were the Word

Verse-1

You were the Word at the beginning, One with God the Lord Most High, 

Your hidden glory in creation, Now revealed in You our Christ

Chorus

What a beautiful Name it is, what a beautiful Name it is, The Name of Jesus Christ my King

What a beautiful Name it is, nothing compares to this, what a beautiful Name it is
The Name of Jesus

Verse-2

You didn’t want heaven without us, so Jesus, you brought heaven down, my sin was great, Your love was greater, what could separate us now

Chorus

What a wonderful Name it is, what a wonderful Name it is, the Name of Jesus Christ my King

What a wonderful Name it is, nothing compares to this, what a wonderful Name it is
The Name of Jesus, what a wonderful name it is, the name of Jesus

Bridge

Death could not hold You, the veil tore before You, You silenced the boast, of sin and grave
The heavens are roaring, the praise of Your glory, For You are raised to life again

You have no rival, You have no equal, now and forever, God you reign
Yours is the Kingdom, Yours is the glory, Yours is the Name, above all names

Chorus

What a powerful name it is, what a powerful name it is, the Name of Jesus Christ my King

What a powerful Name it is, nothing can stand against, what a powerful Name it is
The Name of Jesus

Bridge

You have no rival, You have no equal, now and forever, God you reign
Yours is the Kingdom, Yours is the glory, Yours is the Name, above all names

Chorus

What a powerful Name it is, what a powerful Name it is, the Name of Jesus Christ my King

What a powerful Name it is, nothing can stand against, What a powerful Name it is
The Name of Jesus, what a powerful Name it is, the Name of Jesus
What a powerful Name it is, the Name of Jesus

Song-4: King of Kings (Praise the Father)

VERSE 1
In the darkness we were waiting, without hope without light, 

Till from heaven You came running, there was mercy in Your eyes, 

To fulfil the law and prophets, to a virgin came the Word
From a throne of endless glory, to a cradle in the dirt

CHORUS
Praise the Father, Praise the Son, Praise the Spirit three in one
God of glory, Majesty, Praise forever to the King of Kings

VERSE 2
To reveal the kingdom coming, and to reconcile the lost, to redeem the whole creation
You did not despise the cross, for even in Your suffering, you saw to the other side
Knowing this was our salvation, Jesus for our sake You died

CHORUS (Repeat)

BRIDGE
And the morning that You rose, All of heaven held its breath, Till that stone was moved for good, For the Lamb had conquered death, And the dead rose from their tombs
And the angels stood in awe, For the souls of all who’d come, To the Father are restored
And the Church of Christ was born, Then the Spirit lit the flame, Now this gospel truth of old
Shall not kneel shall not faint, By His blood and in His Name, In His freedom I am free
For the love of Jesus Christ, Who has resurrected me

Song-5: Only a Holy God

Verse-1

Who else commands all the hosts of heaven, who else could make every king bow down
Who else can whisper and darkness trembles, only a Holy God
Verse-2
What other beauty demands such praises, what other splendour outshines the sun
What other majesty rules with justice, only a Holy God
Chorus
Come and behold Him, the One and the Only, Cry out, sing holy, Forever a Holy God
Come and worship the Holy God
Verse-3
What other glory consumes like fire, what other power can raise the dead
What other name remains undefeated, only a Holy God
Chorus (repeat x2)
Verse-4
Who else could rescue me from my failing, who else would offer His only Son
Who else invites me to call Him Father, only a Holy God, only my Holy God!
Chorus
Come and behold Him, the One and the Only, cry out, sing holy, forever a Holy God
Come and worship the Holy God

Come and behold Him, the One and the Only, cry out, sing holy, forever a Holy God
Come and worship the Holy God, come and worship the Holy God

Come and behold Him, the One and the Only, cry out, sing holy, Forever a Holy God
Come and worship the Holy God

Song-6: The Lord is my Salvation

Verse-1

The grace of God has reached for me, and pulled me from the raging sea
And I am safe on this solid ground, the Lord is my salvation

Verse-2

I will not fear when darkness falls, His strength will help me scale these walls
I’ll see the dawn of the rising sun, The Lord is my salvation

Chorus

Who is like the Lord our God?, Strong to save, faithful in love, 

My debt is paid and the vict’ry won, the Lord is my salvation

Verse-3

My hope is hidden in the Lord, He flow’rs each promise of His Word
When winter fades, I know spring will come, The Lord is my salvation

Verse-4

In times of waiting, times of need, when I know loss, when I am weak
I know His grace will renew these days, the Lord is my salvation

Chorus (Repeat)

Verse-5

And when I reach my final day, He will not leave me in the grave
But I will rise, He will call me home, the Lord is my salvation

Chorus (Repeat)

Bridge

Glory be to God the Father, Glory be to God the Son, Glory be to God the Spirit
The Lord is our salvation

Glory be to God the Father, Glory be to God the Son, Glory be to God the Spirit
The Lord is our salvation, the Lord is our salvation, the Lord is our salvation

WOMEN’S BIBLE STUDY- BEHOLD OUR GOD!

This post by kathylarkman was originally published at GRACE PLACE

Dear Sisters in Christ,

A warm welcome awaits you on Monday 27th September at CBC Priory Street as we embark on our new series for this year.  We are looking forward to seeing more of Jesus revealed as we find ourselves in the gospel of John. 

We will have a short time of worship and then the lovely Sharon will be sharing with us.

We want to encourage personal fellowship, but for those who are unable to attend in person, you can join by zoom-contact Anne Holmes, Vicky Kelly, or Christine Coltman for details – they will be the same log in details every month.

For those who like to be really organised, here are dates for women’s events for you diary:Topic: Ladies Study

        Sep 27, 2021 07:30 PM

        Oct 18, 2021 07:30 PM
        Nov 29, 2021 07:30 PM
        Dec 13, 2021 07:30 PM (Christmas event)
        Jan 31, 2022 07:30 PM
        Feb 28, 2022 07:30 PM
        Mar 28, 2022 07:30 PM
        May 30, 2022 07:30 PM
        Jun 27, 2022 07:30 PM

Blessings

Women’s Ministry Team

Notices for Sunday 19th September

Details of our Covid-secure measures now that we have moved into Step 4 of the Government Roadmap (from Monday 19th July) are on our website. Key points are:

  • you must not attend if you have any Covid symptoms – a new cough, temperature or loss of taste or smell ;
  • you must inform us if you receive a positive Covid test within 14 days of attending ;
  • you will be asked to sign-in for test and trace purposes

If you would like to receive the weekly notices via email and don’t already do so, please contact Cathy S. To maximise delivery please add info (at) corshambaptists.org to your address book and check your spam folders.

Notices are also published on the Church homepage, typically early evening on Fridays.

Sunday 10am @ Church on the Green

CotG are meeting at the MOD Community Centre in Rudloe as well as online now. All details are at: https://www.churchonthegreen.online/event/10am-sunday-service-online/. Or Join Now

Sunday 10am @ Priory Street

Please do not park on Priory Street but in the town car parks. This has been a long-standing policy out of consideration to our neighbours on Priory Street and we have once again upset them this week.

  • Priory Street joint service Come along, no booking needed or Watch here. Worship will be led by Matt G, intercessions by Shirley and Eddie will preach from Mark 8:22-33
  • Junior Church: We will continue to meet in the garden at 10am for worship together before splitting in to 2 teaching groups; a younger group that will be for children up to year 3 and an older group for years 4 to 6.  We will run two separate groups providing there are enough children in each group to make it viable. You will be able to leave your child with us and join in the service in the sanctuary. This is a fantastic opportunity for you to speak to Rhiannon to find out about serving in Junior Church, if you want to know more about children’s work Rhiannon can be found in the garden.

Sunday 6pm @ Priory Street

This week marks the return of our Praise Evening led by Nancy and the band… Jonathan G will offer a brief word from Scripture to encourage our praise and worship, and Joan C will share a testimony of God’s faithfulness during Lockdown.

Midweek Service

The next Midweek Service is this Wednesday, 29th September at 2pm.

A note from the [CBC] Treasury

The Treasury Team have started the process to close down the accounts for the year ended 31 August 21. 

If you have any outstanding expenses claims for costs incurred during the financial year just ended, please could you ensure that the claim along with the supporting paperwork reaches Roger before Thursday 30 Sep 21.  Claims forms are available in either electronic or paper form, and claims may be submitted  by email, by post through the church letterbox or Roger’s letterbox at home, or left in The Treasurer’s box in the office at Priory Street.
Many thanks
Roger

Church meeting @ Priory Street

There will be a Church meeting on 20th September at 8pm. Can we encourage you to attend if you are part of our fellowship as this is a key opportunity to let you know what is happening as well as to discern (and vote) God’s will on a variety of subjects. All are welcome. However if you are not yet a member but consider this your home church please ask about becoming one.

Special service on 26th Sept @ The Corsham School

Eddie’s last service as Senior Pastor will be on 26th September at 11am, at The Corsham School. There will be junior church provided. Please book in via EventBrite so we can manage numbers. Also, please be warned that the Corsham 10K has been rescheduled for that day so parking both in town and within the school itself is likely to be challenging.

There will be no meetings at Priory Street or in Rudloe on this day.

Souper Friday are planning to return to welcoming people into the Hall

The Souper Friday team have exciting plans and have called for your help – read more here.

Mums and Tots…

…are getting together again now. We are in need of more helpers for our Toddler session on a Thursday morning from 10-11.30. You could either help with set up/clearing away, during the session, some of it or all of it! Get in touch with Heather C (in the directory or through the office) if you’d like to serve in this way.

Ark on the farm

After the success of the ‘Ark on the Farm’ in June we thought that we’d start the term with another one! (This won’t happen every time). Saturday 25th September 10.30am at Upper Castle Combe farm.

We’re planning that there will be tractor rides again. And the normal craft, puppets, Bible story and songs but this time could you please bring a packed lunch, drinks, possibly something to sit on and some colouring pens.

Obviously it’s weather dependent so we need to pray for good weather!!

Please book a ticket for everyone attending so we know numbers. Here’s the link: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/ark-on-the-farm-2-tickets-169705835723

Women’s Bible Study

A reminder that our warm welcome awaits you at Women’s Bible Study on Monday 27th September starting at 7.30pm at Priory Street. 

All the details including the study notes are now available.

Audio visual team

On Saturday 9th Oct (not 25th as previously notified!) Ben and Tim will be offering to show you through the use of the sound desk and / or broadcast studio that together deliver sound to the room, to the people at home and to the long tail of people who come across these things on the internet. Come to either or both as you wish, though it would be helpful if you could let one of us know.

No pre-requisite skills are required beyond enthusiasm.

  • 10:00 Sound desk. Even if you have used the sound desk pre-pandemic it would be helpful for you to come and see the tweaks made since.
  • 10:45 Coffee (or tea!)
  • 11:00 Stream. And because that is too easy on its own, projection of lyrics.

We work in a team of three, one sound, one stream and one co-ordinator. So don’t worry, you will not be thrown into a rota to sink or swim, we’ll follow up with on-the-job training.

And if you’re interested but can’t make this day, speak to anyone on the desk at the back of church next time you’re there.

Other Activities:

  • Souper Friday continues to reach out to our community and neighbours
  • Community Money Advice is handling work remotely, but do get in touch if you are aware of or are having money difficulties ;
  • Small groups meet in person and/or online. Contact us if you’d like to join one.
  • Youth Groups – Contact Dan for further details

Please send items for next week’s notices to Cathy S by 12 noon on Wednesday

Tell Your Story

We are all on a journey with God and for me on my journey I think that genuine stories of God’s provision, sustaining faithfulness, equipping and what God has been doing in my life and others around me have made an impact.

My journey through church and college to this point can’t help but speak to my family and friends. It is clear God has always provided what I needed along the way, even if the way has not always been easy. Our stories are significant, they talk to people, so I encourage you to share with those around you what God is doing in your life- the ups and the downs too.

Along the way there have been natural opportunities to speak about my faith such as with English language students, as they also shared about their faith and culture. Good conversations and discussions can come from being open to one another. I Have felt more equipped to jump in on those unexpected discussions about God that come up out of nowhere, amidst a community group scrabble meeting.

When we spend time with God in prayer, learn to trust in him and his strength in us, understand his invitation to join him in what he is doing in our communities- and to extend that invitation, we can be equipped to share his compassion and hope naturally, authentically, and joyfully with those around us.

Confidence in sharing our faith in God is helped by being confident in who God is, his love, his restoring movement in us and our communities.  We can be confident in a God who gives grace so freely and loves us so abundantly that he would give up his only son for us.

We can be confident on his call on our lives and every one of us is called to share our faith, despite whether we feel we are gifted in evangelism or not- let’s be encouraged that God calls on everyone. 1 Peter 3:15 says we are all called on to “set apart Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect.”

We are to share our faith through action and integrity too. Because of our trust in God, we allow him to change the way we live. Faith calls forward a heart response, stepping up for people around us and living in the light of his love. Sometimes we will make mistakes, but our confidence in sharing our faith is made stronger by knowing of God’s amazing grace and mercy to us. Thankfully, God is mighty and will move in people’s lives despite our mistakes.

This story of Jesus and the Samaritan woman offers us a big dose of confidence and encouragement. The Samaritan woman misses the point, doesn’t understand, and becomes distracted. After seeing God people see themselves and sometimes this is uncomfortable for them, so they may become uncomfortable with us too. We can know that Jesus’s conversations were often not straight forward! None of this is meant to be easy.

In attempting to share our faith with others in word and action, we need a good dose of humility too, like Jesus in this story where he sat down with a Samaritan woman and spoke with her. She was a woman, not a Jew, a sinner, and an outcast. She lived alone, apart from community, likely cast out. God gives us the confidence to reach out to people we are unsure of, who are different from us.  Jesus was compassionate towards outcasts and reaching out in this way speaks to people, he went out of his way to reach the cast out. On the way to Galilee, Jesus took the less preferred route through Samaria which had a long history of tension with Judea. Jews normally avoided Samaria by travelling elsewhere, but Jesus chose to go to a land everyone else avoided, Bethany was one of those places too.

Jesus Listened to a sorry story and showed understanding, he broke through barriers of nationality and orthodox Jewish custom. God loves the world in action too.

Everyone needs to hear about God’s grace and hope and life-giving water. Let’s be encouraged by Jesus. I wonder, where you have had your most significant conversations? Could we offer a meal or a chat over coffee with those around us being open to their story and who they are without judgement? And perhaps in doing be a part of pointing to Jesus and what it means to drink living water.

Thanks to Jesus’ conversation with the Samaritan woman, she acknowledged Jesus as Lord, remained in the light, and revealed signs of discipleship. Jesus displayed humility, he was relational and showed understanding, he shared truth and enlightened too. Responding with heart, she desires follow him.

The Samaritan woman hurried to share the wonder with those who shunned her. She ran knowing who she spoke to and what he offers to all, she was overflowing with awe. She says to them, this is who I was and now this is me. This is what Jesus Christ has done for me.

We live in a broken world, we don’t have to reflect for long before thinking about the situation in Afghanistan, the killings in Plymouth, the suffering of our family and friends, the erratic weather conditions all over the world devastating crops, livelihoods, homes, and health and God’s creation. Our communities need to hear of God’s forgiveness, compassion, grace, mercy, healing, restoration, and hope. They need to know that Jesus is the saviour of the world.

You may still feel unworthy to share your faith, but God trusts us with his life-giving authority, to go and make disciples of all nations (Matthew 28: 18-20.) Remember, God uses the foolish, weak, and lowly for his purposes (1Cor 1:27.) As Paul said, “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.”

 

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Time for soup!

Dear church family, 

We are excited to announce that Souper Friday will be opening up for soup/roll/tea/coffee as it originally started back in January 2020. For obvious reasons this promising start was cut short by Covid, you know the rest…

Guided by the Stripe Team, we have decided it is time to begin serving a soup lunch again and opening up the church hall for anybody who would love to come, share some food, have a cup of coffee and a chat with those of us who love Jesus.

Although we are really looking forward to starting this up again there are practical issues to be resolved. Mainly the need for volunteers to help run this event every Friday.

We still plan to continue with a small number of deliveries and have our ‘market stall’ open, whilst at the same time there will be refreshments available. Nearer lunchtime we will offer soup and a roll, finishing up at around 1 pm.

Box of food prepared for a client
Box of food prepared for a client

What needs to be done?

  • Help with set up from about 8am.
  • Help with food packing (market stall). 
  • Providing soup.
  • Serve in the kitchen with refreshments/washing up. 
  • Sit in the coffee hall being available to chat with those who would like some company and a listening ear. 
  • Help with tidying up at the end of the morning.

If you feel that there is something here you could help with, for an hour or so or more, then please contact: 

Colin W, Esther A, Joan C or Jo S. 

We are praying that as God has used the Souper Friday food distribution over the last 18 months, that he will continue to bless this ministry, and that many will be drawn closer to him. Thank you.

Notices for Sunday 12th September

Details of our Covid-secure measures now that we have moved into Step 4 of the Government Roadmap (from Monday 19th July) are on our website. Key points are:

  • you must not attend if you have any Covid symptoms – a new cough, temperature or loss of taste or smell ;
  • you must inform us if you receive a positive Covid test within 14 days of attending ;
  • you will be asked to sign-in for test and trace purposes

If you would like to receive the weekly notices via email and don’t already do so, please contact Cathy S. To maximise delivery please add info (at) corshambaptists.org to your address book and check your spam folders.

Notices are also published on the Church homepage, typically early evening on Fridays.

Sunday 10am @ Church on the Green

CotG are meeting at the MOD Community Centre in Rudloe as well as online now. All details are at: https://www.churchonthegreen.online/event/10am-sunday-service-online/. Or Join Now

Sunday 10am @ Priory Street

  • Priory Street joint service Come along, no booking needed or Watch here. Worship will be led by Matt E, intercessions by Sue and Eddie will preach from Mark 7:31–8:21
  • Junior Church: From this week we will be running 2 groups for children in Junior Church.  We will continue to meet in the garden at 10am for worship together before splitting in to 2 teaching groups; a younger group that will be for children up to year 3 and an older group for years 4 to 6.  We will run two separate groups providing there are enough children in each group to make it viable. You will be able to leave your child with us and join in the service in the sanctuary. This is a fantastic opportunity for you to speak to Rhiannon to find out about serving in Junior Church, if you want to know more about children’s work Rhiannon can be found in the garden.

Midweek Service

The next Midweek Service is this Wednesday, 15th September at 2pm.

Concluding our ‘week of prayer’ – Sunday 6pm @ Priory Street

Of course we are able, through Christ, to boldly approach God at any and all times with any and all our concerns. But praying together has a special place and power in our fellowship. At it’s best it aligns us better to God’s own will and allows us to get along better together. Dietrich Bonhoeffer, who you will know is a favourite of Eddie’s, put it like this:

… the fact simply remains that where Christians want to live together under the Word of God they may and they should pray together to God in their own words.

Life together, Dietrich Bonhoeffer

The full guide to the week of prayer including tips on how and what to pray for can be found here.

Finally… We’ll close the week with a service of prayer on Sunday 12th at 6pm at Priory Street. We can gather and encourage one another with answered prayers, and by sharing what we feel God has been teaching us during the week. We’ll have a box at the back of Priory Street if you want to share how God is speaking to you throughout the week, or you can email Rob Durant.

Lost at the Farm?

If you attended Church on the Farm last week, please check if you left behind a zip up hoodie. A couple were found in the field last Sunday. We’ll bring them Sunday so folk can come and talk to me. Thank you. Farmer John

person standing on arrow
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Church meeting @ Priory Street

There will be a Church meeting on 20th September at 8pm. Can we encourage you to attend if you are part of our fellowship as this is a key opportunity to let you know what is happening as well as to discern (and vote) God’s will on a variety of subjects. All are welcome. However if you are not yet a member but consider this your home church please ask about becoming one.

Future Sunday services @ Priory Street

Thanks very much to all who provided thoughts and feedback, written and verbal, on the question of whether we should hold one or two services at CBC moving forward into the autumn. The Oversight team will be prayerfully considering all the feedback received over the next couple of weeks and we hope to make an announcement at the Church members meeting on 20th September

Rob Perks – on behalf of the Oversight Team

Special service on 26th Sept @ The Corsham School

Eddie’s last service as Senior Pastor will be on 26th September at 11am, at The Corsham School. There will be junior church provided. Please book in via EventBrite so we can manage numbers. Also, please be warned that the Corsham 10K has been rescheduled for that day so parking both in town and within the school itself is likely to be challenging.

There will be no meetings at Priory Street or in Rudloe on this day.

Women’s Bible Study

A reminder that our warm welcome awaits you at Women’s Bible Study on Monday 27th September starting at 7.30pm at Priory Street. 

All the details including the study notes are now available.

Bike for Bible’s 2021

Corsham Baptist Church supports Bible Society and we’ve just completed our sponsored ride to provide Bibles for Sunday Schools in Malawi. We were encouraged by the love you’ve shown us. Thank you for your prayer and financial support. Matt & Sue W

Maybe you didn’t quite get round to it? The Just Giving page is still available: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/wingraves-bikeforbibles2021.

A note from the [CBC] Treasury

The Treasury Team have started the process to close down the accounts for the year ended 31 August 21. 

If you have any outstanding expenses claims for costs incurred during the financial year just ended, please could you ensure that the claim along with the supporting paperwork reaches Roger before Thursday 30 Sep 21.  Claims forms are available in either electronic or paper form, and claims may be submitted  by email, by post through the church letterbox or Roger’s letterbox at home, or left in The Treasurer’s box in the office at Priory Street.
Many thanks
Roger

Other Activities:

  • Souper Friday continues to reach out to our community and neighbours
  • Community Money Advice is handling work remotely, but do get in touch if you are aware of or are having money difficulties ;
  • Small groups meet in person and/or online. Contact us if you’d like to join one.
  • Youth Groups – Contact Dan for further details

Please send items for next week’s notices to Cathy S by 12 noon on Wednesday

Week of Prayer – 05-12 Sept 21

silhouetted person kneels before cross

With the search for a Senior Pastor in progress, the move out of lockdown, the beginning of the new academic year, and updates to our church leadership structure, the need for prayer is as urgent as it has ever been in the history of CBC. And so, we’re calling every person who’s a part of the CBC community – yes, every one of us – to make prayer a priority for this week.


Who can join in? Everyone! All ages and stages can join in. Why not encourage toddlers and children to pray for our church, too. We’re conscious that some may be anxious about meeting in-person in the church building at this time, so there are opportunities to gather in Priory Street on both Sundays, but also opportunities both to pray together in person, and to pray individually, too.


How can I do that? It doesn’t need to be kneeling next to your bed (but you can if that’s where you pray best).  Here are some other suggestions:

  • Pray together at Priory Street: 6pm on Sunday 5th September and Sunday 12th September to start and end the week. 
  • Dedicate your LIFE groups, formation groups, youth groups, small groups, prayer partners, or any other time you get together as believers to praying for CBC this week.
  • Go on prayer walks, prayer sits, prayer zoom meetings, prayer bumbles. (Not sure how to do that? See the How-To Guide attached to these notices called “How to prayer walk.pdf”.
  • Use some of your private prayer time to lift up CBC before God.
  • Commit to pray in one of the time slots during the week of prayer. We’ll have a sign-up list at the back of Priory Street from this Sunday morning. (You can commit individually or as a small group), or you can sign up by emailing Cathy S.

What should I pray for?

Please use this list to guide your prayers during the week of Prayer

Finally… We’ll close the week of prayer with a service of prayer on Sunday 12th at 6pm at Priory Street. We can gather and encourage one another with answered prayers, and by sharing what we feel God has been teaching us during the week. We’ll have a box at the back of Priory Street if you want to share how God is speaking to you throughout the week, or you can email Rob Durant.

 “Rejoice always; pray without ceasing; give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.” 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 (ESV)

Women’s Bible Study

A warm welcome awaits you at Women’s Bible Study on Monday 27th September starting at 7.30pm at Priory Street.  We are about to embark on a new series and will find ourselves in the gospel of John where we will be looking deeper into the ‘I Am’ statements.

This is an invitation for all women at CBC and Church on the Green; an opportunity for fellowship and to study God’s Word together.  You can download our first study here.  We encourage you to look at this with your study buddy in advance.  If you would like to be paired with a study buddy then please contact Anne H, Victoria K or Christine C.  Contact details can be found in the church directory.

Blessings
Women’s Ministry Team

Notices for Sunday 5th September

Please see the CBC website for important information about our Church Services as the country has now moved into Step 4 of the Government Roadmap (from Monday 19th July).

If you would like to receive the weekly notices via email and don’t already do so, please contact Cathy S.

Please add info@corshambaptists.org to your address book and check your spam folders if you are expecting to receive them but they did not arrive.

Notices are also published on the Church website weekly

This week

Pre-booking is no longer required in order to attend services.

Live streaming of the service will continue for those unable to attend. Do check with Rob D for arrangements at CotG

The sanctuary will be divided into two zones to support our fellowship needs:

  • upstairs for those wearing face coverings – no congregational singing
  • downstairs for those not wearing face coverings – congregational singing

Please note that:

  • you must not attend if you have any Covid symptoms – a new cough, temperature or loss of taste or smell ;
  • you must inform us if you receive a positive Covid test within 14 days of attending ;
  • you will be asked to sign-in for test and trace purposes

Sunday Services

  • COTG are meeting at Rudloe as usual this week. If anyone is unable to join in at the farm, but would still like to gather for worship, they would be very welcome  All details at: https://www.churchonthegreen.online/event/10am-sunday-service-online/ The link to join online is here
  • Priory Street joint service Psalm on the Farm @11am Link: https://youtu.be/bAyFG1pz2P4. Music led by Matt G. : Intercessions by Matt/Kirstyn L and Josh H will preach from Psalm 103
  • Midweek Service: The next Midweek Service is this Wednesday, 15th September at 2pm
  • Junior Church: Rhiannon will provide separate teaching for the children at the farm on Sept 5th so bring a rug or seat for your child to join in with junior church. Speak to Rhiannon for more information.

CBC week of prayer, Sunday 5th – 12th September.

With the search for a Senior Pastor in progress, the move out of lockdown, the beginning of the new academic year, and updates to our church leadership structure, the need for prayer is as urgent as it has ever been in the history of CBC. And so, we’re calling every person who’s a part of the CBC community – yes, every one of us – to make prayer a priority for this week.


Who can join in? Everyone! All ages and stages can join in. Why not encourage toddlers and children to pray for our church, too. We’re conscious that some may be anxious about meeting in-person in the church building at this time, so there are opportunities to gather in Priory Street on both Sundays, but also opportunities both to pray together in person, and to pray individually, too.


How can I do that? It doesn’t need to be kneeling next to your bed (but you can if that’s where you pray best).  Here are some other suggestions:

  • Pray together at Priory Street: 6pm on Sunday 5th September and Sunday 12th September to start and end the week. 
  • Dedicate your LIFE groups, formation groups, youth groups, small groups, prayer partners, or any other time you get together as believers to praying for CBC this week.
  • Go on prayer walks, prayer sits, prayer zoom meetings, prayer bumbles. (Not sure how to do that? See the How-To Guide attached to these notices called “How to prayer walk.pdf”.
  • Use some of your private prayer time to lift up CBC before God.
  • Commit to pray in one of the time slots during the week of prayer. We’ll have a sign-up list at the back of Priory Street from this Sunday morning. (You can commit individually or as a small group), or you can sign up by emailing Cathy S. at cathys@corshambaptists.org

What should I pray for?

Please use this list to guide your prayers during the week of Prayer

Finally… We’ll close the week of prayer with a service of prayer on Sunday 12th at 6pm at Priory Street. We can gather and encourage one another with answered prayers, and by sharing what we feel God has been teaching us during the week. We’ll have a box at the back of Priory Street if you want to share how God is speaking to you throughout the week, or you can email Rob Durant at robd@corshambaptists.org

 “Rejoice always; pray without ceasing; give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.” 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 (ESV)

Psalm on the Farm: Sunday 5th September

Hopefully the weather will be slightly drier than last time!

Bring your own Communion and all are very welcome to stay for a picnic afterwards and a good catch up with friends.

If getting to the farm is problematic, then please contact the church office and we will try to arrange a lift. Volunteers are needed to drive cars/ minibus – please get in touch if you can help.

In the interests of making the service as accessible as possible, those who may struggle with mobility are welcome to drive their cars through into the field and remain in them if this helps. The team are also looking into a live stream for any unable to attend but the cows are not currently fitted with Wifi so this is a challenge!

Junior Church on the Farm

Rhiannon will provide separate teaching for the children at the farm on Sept 5th so bring a rug or seat for your child to join in with junior church. Speak to Rhiannon for more information.

Next Steps for Junior Church

From September 12th we will be running 2 groups for children in Junior Church.  We will continue to meet in the garden at 10am for worship together before splitting in to 2 teaching groups; a younger group that will be for children up to year 3 and an older group for years 4 to 6.  We will run two separate groups providing there are enough children in each group to make it viable. You will be able to leave your child with us and join in the service in the sanctuary. This is a fantastic opportunity for you to speak to Rhiannon to find out about serving in Junior Church, if you want to know more about children’s work Rhiannon can be found in the garden.

Toddlers at CBC

Toddlers starts again on Thursday 9th September and will be meeting each week apart from half term. It will be 10.00am to 11.30am (but may have to finish earlier if very wet). We’ll be meeting in the crèche, gazebo and gardens and  will be booking 20 spaces each week on our Facebook page (to see how it goes).  We’re hoping to offer free play, craft table, singing time and refreshments -if we have enough helpers.

Please pray for the team, for new helpers and for reaching out to children and their carers with God’s love. And for good weather on a Thursday morning!!

Women’s Bible Study

A warm welcome awaits you at Women’s Bible Study on Monday 27th September starting at 7.30pm at CBC.  We are about to embark on a new series and will find ourselves in the gospel of John where we will be looking deeper into the ‘I Am’ statements.
This is an invitation for all women at CBC and Church on the Green; an opportunity for fellowship and to study God’s Word together.  You can download our first study here.  We encourage you to look at this with your study buddy in advance.  If you would like to be paired with a study buddy then please contact Anne H, Victoria K or Christine C.  Contact details can be found in the church directory.
Blessings
Women’s Ministry Team

Bike for Bible’s 2021

Corsham Baptist Church supports Bible Society and we’re also very passionate about everyone having a Bible. Matt and I are doing a sponsored bike ride 6-9 September, riding 200 miles over the Devon Coast to Coast route. The money we raise will be used to provide Bibles for Sunday Schools in Malawi. If you’d like to sponsor us, please visit our Just Giving page. https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/wingraves-bikeforbibles2021. Thank you for your prayer and financial support.

Matt & Sue Wingrave


Other Activities:

  • Souper Friday continues to reach out to our community and neighbours
  • Community Money Advice is handling work remotely, but do get in touch if you are aware of or are having money difficulties ;
  • Several small groups meet and share online.
  • Youth Groups- Contact Dan for further details

Please send items for next week’s notices to Cathy S by 12 noon on Wednesday