Notices for Sunday 11th September
On the death of our Queen
Queen Elizabeth has died. Our sorrow is real, and our grief reflects how great a blessing God gave to us in such a wonderful ruler. Yet, as we mourn, we can also rejoice in our queen’s faith in Christ Jesus, and in His death on the cross. In Him we have sure and certain hope that death is not the end but simply the doorway into eternity with the King of kings and queens, and Lord of lords.
And as we rejoice in our queen’s saviour, let’s commit to praying faithfully for her family and our nation as we grieve her loss. And let’s pray for her son, King Charles III, that he would ascend to the throne to be an imitator of his mother as she imitated Christ. Let’s pray that our new king would set his eyes on his King, Jesus, and His saving work on the cross, and so be a model for us all.
– Rob Durant, Pastor
9.15 at Priory Street
Rob P will bring the Word from 1 Peter 3:8-22 and music will be led by Joey. The service will be streamed online – click here to join. There will be a short meeting afterwards to chat about the service going forward and how you can be involved.
Church on the Green
Thank you to everyone who helped and attended Joy and Daniel’s wedding last Saturday. We couldn’t have done it without you and feel blessed to be part of the church family. Matt and Sue W.
Craft Group – Saturday 10th
If you enjoy doing crafts, you are welcome to join us on Saturday morning between 10am-12.30pm. Please bring your own craft project to do.
Please note that the Women’s Breakfast that was planned for 10th September has been postponed.
Cultural Issues – Saturday 10th at 1.30pm
Rob D is repeating the cultural issues talks that were given to the men’s ministry before the summer, so that everyone is able to access them. The first talk happens this *Saturday, 1.30pm at Priory Street*, and the subject is *Same Sex Attraction*. There’s no need to book, just turn up.
Sometimes it can feel like these issues only affect others, but we’re all part of the community of the Church, so even if same sex attraction isn’t something you experience personally, it’s still important to understand what the Bible teaches, so you know how to engage with people inside and outside the church in a way that honours God, demonstrates His love faithfully and truly, and points people to Him.
Gathered to Praise
Our monthly Praise service will be held at Priory Street at 6pm this Sunday evening. Please join us for a time of worship and testimony. All ages welcome!
FLAGS (Fun Learning About God and Scripture):
This is the midweek group for primary school aged children. It runs on a Wednesday afternoon, 4.30 – 5.30pm at Priory Street during term time. We enjoy a time of relationship building through crafts, games and Bible stories.
Hang Out! Sunday 11th September
This is a group for KS2 children to join together for activities and an opportunity to ask questions about the Bible, faith, cultural issues – anything! We’ll look at what the Bible says together. It is held at Priory Street 4pm – 5.30pm. Please speak to Rhiannon Price or Beth Mills for more information. The next few dates are: 9th October, 13th November and 11th December.
The Ark returns on Saturday 24th September from 10.30am – 12pm. We would love to be able to serve homemade cakes again so if you are able to provide some goodies please speak to Rhiannon to let her know which month you can bake for.
Please pray for these children’s and family activities and speak to Rhiannon if you would like more information.
Our next fortnightly midweek service will be held on Wednesday 14th September at 2pm, with refreshments afterwards. All warmly welcome!
Planning for short-term mission trips abroad has not been possible for the last couple of years. However, now we can consider them again. With this in mind we are putting out feelers in regards to:
A) mission trip to Oasis in Austria – one week.
B) mission trip to Sanga Sanga in Tanzania – two weeks.
Both of these trips would be working parties, involving a variety of hands-on activities. If either of these options spark your interest, please contact Martin Sheringham for an initial chat.
Women’s Bible Study
Dear sisters in Christ, you are warmly invited to join us as we study the book of James this season. James is a punchy book full of examples and commands on how to live as a Christian. The first of our study buddy notes can be found here. We encourage you to study with a buddy if you are able and if you would like to be paired up with a buddy please let Anne Holmes know. We hope that you will be able to join us in person on Monday 26th September. Details of how to join us via Zoom will follow shortly.
Date for your diary – Sunday 25th September – The Bible Matters!
The Word for the World – Steve Lancaster
How many languages are there in the world today? How many of them have the full Bible, and how many have NO scripture at all? What happened in 1382 and 1526 AD that is key to us being able to read our Bibles in English today?
The Word for the World is a ministry that is translating the Bible into languages that currently don’t have God’s Word. Come along at 6pm on 25th September to find out more about this work from Steve….and to discover the answers to the questions above, and many more that you didn’t know you wanted to ask!
Last, but not least….
Please note that the key box that was on the wall by the side door has been removed. Anyone requiring a key to access the building should request one from the church office.
- Community Money Advice is open for face-to-face meetings each Thursday evening and Friday morning. Do get in touch if you would like help and advice in this area. Pre-booked appointments only.
- Craft Group: join us on the first Saturday of the month (unless other notified) from 10am-12.30pm at Priory Street. Please bring your own craft project to do.
- Prayer for Missions & the Persecuted Church: the first Tuesday of every month, 7.45pm on Zoom. Contact the office for login details.
- Souper Friday Café: Friday mornings from 9am. Come and enjoy a free drink, cake and soup. Open for help with food items to take away too. Speak to Colin W, Esther A, Joan C or Jo S for more information.
- Women’s Bible Study: we meet on the last Monday of each month at 7.30pm.
- Ark Children’s Service: last Saturday of the month 10:30am-12:00pm during term-time only.
- Mum’s Bible Study: Monday mornings between 9.30am-11.30am (term-time only). For more information speak to Christine C or Vicki K.
- Toddlers: Thursdays 10:00am-11:30am during term-time only.
- Life groups meet in person and/or online. Contact us if you’d like to join one.
- Youth Groups – contact Dan for further details.
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