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 MARCH 2017 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
10 am and 6.30 pm
We Hope You Can Join Us

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. Anne Smith Tel 583338- Any enquiries

Church Treasurer                    Mrs. Sharon Gray Tel 583913

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

Know that the LORD is God. It is He who made us, and we are His Ps. 100:3

 

AM

PM

5th

Fellowship Service

Refreshments

Mrs. Norma Huxter, Halstead, Communion

12th

Mr. & Mrs. Phil Blowers,

Maldon

5pm ‘Café Church’ Family Fun Time. ’Church but not as you know it’

Rev. Malcolm Boulter,

Tiptree

19th

SPECIAL JOINT SERVICE with

St. Francis

Mr. Dexter Slatter.

Colchester

26th

CLOCKS‼. Mothering Sunday

Family & Parade Service

Mrs. Jenny Haggar

Followed by Tea Party

Mr. Charles deLacy,

Chelmsford

Singers

WHAT’S ON DURING MARCH

Wed 1st             OPEN BOOK                              10.00-11.30

                        Tea @ 3 Handmade Jewellery      3pm

Tues 7th            Prayer & Share                           10.00-10.30

                        Coffee & Chat                            10.30-11.45

Wed 8th            OPEN BOOK                              10.00-11.30

Sun 12th             5pm – Café Church, Family Fun Time an informal service for everyone! The theme is ‘Fishing’ Tea, Coffee, Sandwiches, Cakes & Biscuits. Come Along – Taste and See that the Lord is good!

Tues 14th           Prayer & Share                           10.00-10.30

                        Coffee & Chat                            10.30-11.45

Wed 15th           OPEN BOOK –                            10.00-11.30

                        Small Churches                           2.15pm

Sun  19th            Joint Service at St. Francis      9.30am – This is a special service with Cannon Edward Carter. Please do come along and join with our friends at St. Francis. Refreshments afterwards

Tues 21st           Prayer & Share                           10.00-10.30

                        Coffee & Chat                            10.30-11.45

Wed 22nd          OPEN BOOK                              10.00-11.30

Sun 26th            Mothering Sunday Family and Parade Service 10.00 followed by Tea Party in the hall. REMEMBER TO PUT CLOCKS FORWARD

Tues 28th          Prayer & Share, Coffee & Chat

Wed 29th          OPEN BOOK                  10.00-11.30

LOOKING AHEAD TO APRIL

Tues 4th            Prayer & Share, Coffee & Chat     10.00-1145

Wed 5th            No OPEN BOOK                         Easter Holiday

                        Tea @ 3 Everything Stops for Tea – Talk by Eve Regelous  3pm

Tues 11th           Prayer & Share                           10.00-10.30

                        Coffee & Chat                            10.30-11.45

Wed 12th           No OPEN BOOK                                     Easter Holiday

Fri 14th              Good Friday Walk of Witness leaves Co-op at 10.15am. Joint Service at St. Francis at 11am

Sun 16th             Easter Day – Family & Parade Service 10am followed by refreshments and Easter Egg Hunt.

Tues 18th           Prayer & Share                           10.00-10.30

                        Coffee & Chat                            10.00-11.45

Wed 19th           OPEN BOOK –                            10.00-11.30

                        Small Churches                           2.15pm

Tues 25th          Prayer & Share                           10.00-10.30

                        Coffee & Chat                            10.30-11.45

Wed 26th          OPEN BOOK                              10.00-11.30

Sun 30th            Joint Service at St. Francis      9.30 am

Matthew 5:43-45 - Verse to think about!

You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall love your neighbour, and hate your enemy.’ But I tell you, love your enemies, bless those who curse you, do good to those who hate you, and pray for those who mistreat you and persecute you, that you may be children of your Father who is in heaven. For he makes his sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the just and the unjust.

SILVER END GUIDING GROUP - Contact Carol Hutchings

2nd        Rainbows    Mon

1st         Guides         Mon

2nd        Brownies     Tues.

SILVER TOTS (Baby & Toddler Group) meets Thursday Mornings at 9.45am- (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 07870 899832

PREACHERS FOR APRIL

 

AM

PM

2nd

Mr. Ken Davies

Witham

Rev. David Thompson, Braintree. Communion

9th

Mrs. Nancy Powell-Davies

Coggeshall

Mr. Charles deLacy

Chelmsford

14th

GOOD FRIDAY

Walk of Witness from Co-op 10.15am

Joint Service at St. Francis 11am

 

16th

EASTER DAY

Family & Parade Service followed by Refreshments and Easter Egg Hunt

Mrs. Carol Hutchings

Mr. & Mrs. Phil Blowers

Maldon

& Singers

23rd

 

Mrs. Norma Huxter,

Halstead

Rev. Malcolm Boulter

Tiptree

30th

JOINT SERVICE with St. Francis at 9.30am

Fellowship Service

& Singers

CAFÉ CHURCH ‘Church but not as you know it’ 12th March @ 5pm-6pm

This is something totally new for us, we would value your support and interest. This will be held in the church hall in a relaxed atmosphere. The ‘Café’ will be for about an hour and very informal and social, but with a Christian theme running throughout the evening. We are hoping this will be inclusive to everyone and you find it enjoyable. Please pray about this special evening and the future of this church.

 

Suggested Prayers

You are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light.

 1 Peter 2:9 (NIV)

Lord our Saviour, thank You that by Your death and resurrection we are reconciled with God, receiving His total forgiveness and loving grace. Strengthen us to serve You all our days. Amen

Lord Jesus Christ, as we prepare our hearts for Easter and reflect on our need for Your never-ending forgiveness and grace, please help us to act justly, love mercy and walk humbly before You. May we speak and live in ways that honour the poor and encourage all who follow in Your ways. Amen.

We give You thanks for all Mothers, Foster Mothers, Step Mothers Grandmothers. We ask God to strengthen and encourage every woman who has a mothering role, whether to her own children and grandchildren or to others who need her care,

We remember those in the fellowship that are feeling unwell at the moment, those who have worrying problems and hospital visits. We would also remember and pray for folk known to us in and around the village that are going through difficult days. We pray especially for Gerald and Mark as they grieve for Janet, wife and mother. May they know the presence of God with them. Remember Pam, the sudden loss of her brother Fred, this week. A dear Father, Brother, Uncle. and friend to many in the village. May they know comfort and peace and the presence of God with them.

Thank God that in recent years, churches throughout Wales and England have been providing effective and compassionate support to people in their local communities. Pray that this practical Christianity, hand in hand with evangelism and discipleship will result in many people being open to the gospel and accepting Christ into their lives.

We give God thanks for the wonderful fellowship and blessing we all felt at our joint service with St. Francis and St,. Mary’s, Rivenhall. Everyone went home feeling uplifted spiritually.

We thank God for the exciting new venture we have planned on 12th March. We would ask for your prayers for this all age family celebration.