15th February 2015 newsletter

Saturday morning prayer

There is a prayer meeting every Saturday morning for the new work in Rudloe and for wider gospel expansion in Corsham. We meet in the hut at 8.30am. Everyone is welcome to attend.

Elders’ Meetings

Rob will be coming to Corsham on Thursday and having meetings with the eldership to pray about, and discuss the way forward, regarding the leadership structure of Corsham Baptist Church for both Priory Street and Rudloe congregations. Please lift these important meetings up to God in prayer.

Prayer for missions and the persecuted church

The next meeting will be at CBC on Wednesday 18th February from 7.30pm to 9.00.  We will pray for our own missionaries, the Oasis Centre and those suffering for their faith.  The country of the month is Saudi Arabia.  Please note change of venue.  All welcome – see Gill for further details.

Housegroup Leaders’ Meeting

There will be a housegroup leaders’ meeting tomorrow night, Monday 16th February, 8pm at Vicky’s home. Please contact her if you have any other queries.

Message from our Pastor!

If you have a real desire to be part of our church but are struggling to feel plugged in, here’s a link to a short article which Pastor Eddie recommends: http://www.thegospelcoalition.org/blogs/kevindeyoung/2015/02/05/the-plus-one-approach-to-church/

Midweek service

There will be a service on Wednesday 18th February at 2pm with Eric leading and preaching. The text will be Luke 9.51-62 and there will be communion. The service will be followed, as usual, by tea and homemade cake. For more information about these midweek services please speak to Eric Seager.

Ladies’ Bible Study

The next ladies’ bible study will be held on Monday 23rd February at 7.30pm. There are green sheets on the table at the back. If you would like to know more about these monthly meetings, please have a chat to Kathy or Anne.

The blue envelope giving scheme.

If you give to CBC either by cash or by cheque, you might find it helpful to make use of our blue envelope scheme. These are available in a pack of 52 dated weekly envelopes, and some people find this a very useful way of keeping their giving in order. Speak to our treasurer, Michael Prior, if you would like a pack.

Life in the Lancs Lane

Steve and Ruth, our missionaries in Tanzania, have compiled another interesting and information-packed newsletter for January. There are paper copies on the table at the back or you can visit their blog at http://www.lancsintanz.blogspot.co.uk/

…This week…

…Half term…

Monday: Housegroup leaders’ meeting, 63 Pickwick Rd., 8pm

Wednesday : Early morning prayer, 7.15am; Midweek service, 2pm; Mission and Persecuted church prayer meeting, 7.30pm

Thursday : Corsham Money & Debt Advice Centre, 7.30pm

Friday: Corsham Money and Debt Advice Centre, 9.30am

Saturday: Prayer for gospel expansion, 8.30am, The Hut

Looking ahead…

22nd February: Baby dedication, 10.45am

23rd February: Ladies’ bible study, 7.30pm

28th February: The Ark, 10am

4th March: Midweek service, 2pm

6th March: Women’s world day of prayer, St. Aldhelm’s, 7pm

7th March: Craft Group, 10am

9th March: Men’s curry night, 7pm

10th March: The Lunch Club, 12 noon

11th March: Prayer for Missions and Persecuted Church

18th March: Midweek service, 2pm

21st March: WEC Prayer Day at CBC – focus on the Middle East

22nd March: Nominations open for new deacons

28th March: The Ark, 10am

30th March: Ladies’ bible study, 7.30pm

1st April: Midweek service, 2pm

18th April: Rob Durant induction service, 2pm Corsham Baptist Church, Priory Street