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DECEMBER 2018/JANUARY 2019 NEWSLETTER

Minister Emeritus Rev. J. D. Parker

Licensed for Weddings, Baptisms and Dedications

www.silverendcongregationalchurch.org

 “But the plans of the Lord stand firm forever,

the purposes of His heart through all generations”     Psalm 33:11

Sunday Service Times
Family Celebration 1st Sunday 10 am
UNLESS ADVERTISED
Every Sunday evening 6.30pm

Overseeing Pastor                  Rev. Malcolm Boulter          Tel. 07720 394049

Church Open                           Tuesday                               10.00-11.45

Coffee ‘n Chat                          Tuesday                               10.30-11.45

T @ 3 Group                            1st Wed in Month                                Contact Brenda 583896 

Singing Group Practise          Friday   7.45pm                    Contact Sharon 583913

Church Secretary                     Mrs. J. Bartlett                      Tel. 01376 561959

Any enquiries                           Mrs. Anne Smith                 Tel 01376 583338

Church Treasurer                    Mrs. Sharon Gray                               Tel 01376 583913

Church Telephone No.           01376 584306 -                    Post Code CM8 3QF (Silver Street)

Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners….. 1 Timothy 1:15

DEC

10.00 AM

6.30 PM

2nd

No Service

Christingle Service from 4pm Service starts at 5pm. Organised by the Guide Group & Rev. M. Boulter

9th

FAMILY & PARADE Service

Followed by Hot Sausage Rolls & Mince pies Rev. Malcolm Boulter

NO SERVICE

16th  

 

Traditional Candlelit Carol Service

Mr. Charles deLacy & Singers

23rd 

 

Choose your Own Carols – Informal  Service. Seasonal refreshments

24th

Midnight Communion starting at 11.30pm Rev. Malcolm Boulter

 

25th

Christmas Day Carols around the Tree at 10.30am

NO SERVICE 30TH DEC!

 

What’s On in DECEMBER

Sat 1st Dec    Village Christmas Event ‼!! The Light Procession leaves the church at 5.45pm to walk to the village hall for the lighting of the Village Christmas Tree.   Come and join in with all the fun at The Village Hall.   Bocking Brass Band will be playing carols. The event runs between 5.45 – 8pm

Sun 2nd        Christingle Service from 4pm – Service starts at 5pm.

                Come and make a Christingle. Everything provided, Refreshments served by the Guiding Group.

Tues 4th            Prayer & Share                                                 10.00-10.30

                        Coffee & Chat                                                  10.30-11.45

Wed 5th           OPEN BOOK                                                      10.00-11.15

Wed 5th           T @ 3   Christmas Get together.                       15.00-16.00

Sun 9th            Family & Parade Service 10.00 followed by seasonal refreshments.

Mon 10th           The funeral of Jean Davies will take place here at 12.45pm 

                        And followed at 2pm at Chelmsford Crematorium. All welcome

Tues 11th          Prayer & Share LAST ONE this year                 10.00-10.30

                                    Coffee & Chat                                                  10.30-11.45

Sun 16th          Traditional Candlelit Carol Service 6.30pm – Charles deLacy & Singers taking part

Sun 23rd          Choose Your Own Carols – Informal Service and seasonal refreshments afterwards

Mon 24th          Midnight Service 11.30pm – Rev. Malcolm Boulter

Tues 25th         Christmas Day Family Carols around the Tree 10.30 am

Sun 30th          No Services

 

Jan

Wed’s               Open Book / T @ 3 Taking a break through January

Sun 6th            Covenant Service 6.30pmA service of re-dedication for ourselves and this fellowship for the Lord and His work throughout 2019.

Mon 14th           Painter & Decorator in church for around 2 weeks. There may be a little disruption during this time. 

Tues 15th          Prayer and Share                                              10.00-10.30

                        Coffee & Chat Re-Start                                    10.30-11.45

 


The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the One and Only, who came from the Father full of grace and truth.                                                                         John 1:14

Silver End Guiding Group              contact Mrs. Carol Hutchings 07857 663959

2nd        Rainbows   Mon

1st        Guides        Mon

2nd        Brownies    Tues.

Bootcamp Group Wed                   Graham 07733117733

SILVER TOTS (Baby & Toddler Group) meets Thursday Mornings at 9.45am

Contact Nikki Benjamin 07809 761902 (Term time)

Carolyn’s Dance Group - Disco/Street Dance Contact Harriet 07855014717

SCOUT GROUP                                      Contact Denise Sullens-Smith 583055

Rangers Meet on Fridays –                            Contact Carol Hutchings 07857 663959

 

THANKS THIS MONTH

A very big thank you to Dan for working very hard on the Remembrance Day Service and Parade. Also Mr Charles deLacy for leading this very important service. We appreciate all the people moving and collecting chairs and the technicians for providing the visuals and sound. So many people help to make this service very special for our community. Especially thanking all the young people who took part and attended this service. A huge amount was raised this year for the British Royal Legion. The collection at the service was £547.84 plus £39.80 by Maisie Nash a young scout who did a fund raising event on the day before. A very big thank you to all.

 

PREACHERS JANUARY2019

JAN

10.00 AM

6.30 PM

6th

No Service

Covenant Service

Rev. Malcolm Boulter, Communion

13th

 

 

To be advised

20th

 

 

Mr. Charles deLacy

Chelmsford

27th

 

Rev. Malcolm Boulter,

Tiptree

 

Suggested Prayers

Amazing Grace

‘He generously poured out the Spirit upon us through Jesus Christ our Saviour. Because of His grace He made us right in His sight and gave us confidence that we will inherit eternal life.’    Titus 3:6-7 (NLT)

Rejoice always. Pray without ceasing. In everything give thanks, for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus toward you.                  1Thessalonians 5:16-18

Lord, we rejoice over your coming into our world to rescue humanity from sin and death. May we draw close to you during this Advent time

As we prepare for Christmas, remember all those who will be finding this a very difficult time. We remember those who have been bereaved, those who are apart from loved ones, those who are lonely and alone, those with no family or friends, those who will be working over Christmas and those who are ill, or homeless. Like me, I am sure you can think of many people to pray for, while others around them will be celebrating, ask God to comfort and demonstrate his great love to them.

Please Pray for everyone involved in the Christmas services and events during this month, may they know God’s anointing. We especially remember all our speakers and their families who serve this church throughout the year. We give thanks Lord for sending them to this fellowship.

Pray for the residents who live in Valentine House and Boar’s Tye Residential Home. May they still know the Joy and Hope of Christmas and the Lords presence with them. Remember also all the staff and visitors who look after them.

Pray for all who help to look after us and keep us safe, especially through the cold winter weather. We think of Police, Paramedics/Ambulance, Fire Brigade, Air Ambulance, Rescue Services, Salting Trucks,  and our Armed Forces.

As we look to the New Year, and the changes that are going on within the building, please pray for this village and fellowship that we may go forward in the Lord’s strength.

Lord Jesus please bless your people in Silver End. May they be filled with your love and the Spirit of God, as they seek to follow and serve You. We pray that your church might grow as Your Holy Spirit prepares the hearts of men, women and children. Protect them we pray, from the evil one who is out to destroy lives. We ask Lord that you would send workers to move into the village to work alongside other Christians to bring about the furtherance of Your Kingdom to the Glory of God. Amen.

‘Unless the LORD had given me help, I would soon have dwelt in the silence of death.

When I said, “My foot is Slipping”, your unfailing love, LORD supported me. When anxiety was great within me, your consolation brought Joy.’             Psalm 94:17 NIV