Week of Prayer
Our week of prayer begins this evening with a prayer meeting from 6:00-7:00pm and ends with a prayer meeting next Saturday morning from 8:30-9:30am. Prayer points are available with this notice sheet and on the website. We would encourage you to pray individually, with prayer partners, in Life Groups etc.
If you would like to pray in the church building, it will be open:
Monday 9:00am-12 noon; 8:00pm-9:00pm
Friday 9:00am-12 noon
In addition, Dan will set up some simple prayer stations centred around youth and children’s work, in the Hut which will be open from 4pm-9pm on Friday.
The craft club has completed a quilt for the Lancasters! If anyone is travelling up to Scotland before Christmas by car preferably and would be willing to take the quilt to Steve’s parent’s, just this side of Scotland, address to be obtained soon, it would be very helpful. It is a King size and rather large for posting! Please speak to Pam Mitchell if you can help. Thank you.
Grindrods’ four month mission trip
Neal and Lesley Grindrod have arrived in Austria! Please pray that God would use them in a mighty way as they serve refugees at the Oasis Centre. They will be writing a regular blog and you can check for updates by typing this link http://grindrods.simplesite.com/ into your internet browser.
The next midweek service is on this Wednesday, 13th September, starting at 2pm. The text is 1 Samuel 30 and Eric Seager will be leading and preaching.
Baptisms in Rudloe!
Following our special day at Rudloe when we had our first baptisms at Church on the Green, WEBA has written a report on the event. Please see their website for the details at http://www.webassoc.org.uk/baptisms-at-rudloe/
Philippians Junior Church Group – can you help us?!
We are looking for an adult to help with the Philippians Junior Church group on the following days: Sept 24th; October 22nd; December 17th, 24th and 31st
The children are aged 11-13 years old. No experience is needed. You will not need to lead or prepare anything. It is a real privilege to serve God in this way so if you are able to help, please see either Steve Bryant, Lisa Robinson or Wendy Rowe.
Attention Women! – LIVING OUT GOD’S GRACE
It is a wonder and joy when we come to faith in Jesus through the gift of God’s amazing grace. Becoming Christ’s follower, though, is only the beginning! It is also about growing and becoming more like Jesus. It is hard work, and that’s where we can turn from His grace to works and get off track.
In this year’s women’s bible study, we will explore the grace of the gospel which brings us to faith in Christ and is the same grace which motivates us to live out our salvation; how to grow to maturity and holiness in Christ. To help us, we will consider Jesus’ life as he lived out the cycle of God’s grace while on earth.
If you’ve struggled with the Christian disciplines, and have found yourself weary, confused, or burnt out, this study will comfort and challenge you as you learn to rest in God’s grace in your journey to become more like Christ.
Our first study is on MONDAY, 25 SEPTEMBER at 7:30pm in the church hall. The hand outs for this study are on the table at the back. If you need a study buddy or don’t know what one is in this context, please see ANNE HOLMES. We hope to see you there!
Reformation Remix Show – Sunday, October 8th at 6:30pm (doors open 6pm)
This year marks the 500th anniversary of the Reformation starting with Martin Luther nailing his 95 Theses to the door of the church in Wittenberg. We owe a great deal to this period of church history, and to mark the occasion the Bible Society have created a show to tell the historical story in a very engaging and entertaining way. Corsham Baptist Church is hosting a live performance of the show (October 8th) and regardless of whether or not you’re are a keen historian this show is not to be missed! You’ll come away with a better understanding of this important period having also been well-entertained by the impeccable acting, humour and music. This is an open and free event, so please invite your friends to join too!
PA / Sound
We are very thin on the ground with PA/Sound desk people at the Sunday evening services. If you would like to serve in this way, please contact Steve Chilcott.
Monday: Mums’ bible study, 9:30am
Wednesday: Midweek service, 2pm
Thursday: Toddler Group, 10am; 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 and other church activities 8.30am
10th-17th September: Week of Prayer
17th September: Praise evening, 6pm (conclusion of week of prayer)
18th September: Mission and Persecuted Church prayer meeting, 7:45pm
22-24th Sept: Men’s camping weekend, Grittleton
25th September: Ladies’ Bible Study, 7:30pm
27th September: Midweek service, 2pm
30th September: The Ark
1st October: Mission feedback afternoon (time to be confirmed)
8th October: Harvest services; Reformation Remix, doors open 6pm
11th October: Midweek service, 2pm
16th October: Church Meeting, 8pm