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NOVEMBER 2018 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)

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

Psalm 100:3

 

NOV

10.00 AM

6.30 PM

4th

Family Service

Rev. Malcolm Boulter

Mrs. Penny Bloom,

Chelmsford

11th

REMEMBRANCE DAY Service at Village Hall 10.45am

NO SERVICE

18th  

 

Rev. Malcolm Boulter,

Tiptree

25th

 

Advent Songs of Praise – with the

Singers

 

 

What’s On in NOVEMBER

Sun 4th             Family Celebration                                            10.00-11.00

Tues 6th            Prayer & Share                                                 10.00-10.30

                        Coffee & Chat                                                  10.30-11.45

Wed 7th           OPEN BOOK                                                      10.00-11.15

Wed 7th           T @ 3   Alan Thorpe R.S.P.B. Conservation for better or worse, Birds or Nature?

Sun 11th            Remembrance Day. 11.45am at the Village Hall. Service led by Mr. Charles deLacy and the Uniformed Organisations. It has been 100 years since the start of WW1. This year the Scouts & Guides have been thinking about the occupation of the Channel Islands and the impact that had on the islanders.

Tues 13th          Prayer & Share                                                 10.00-10.30

                                    Coffee & Chat                                                  10.30-11.45

Tues 20th         Prayer & Share                                                 10.00-10.30

                        Coffee & Chat                                                  10.30-11.45

Wed 21st          OPEN BOOK                                                      10.00-11.15

Sat 24th           CHRISTMAS TREES IN PLACE this week– Please

Sun 25th           Advent/ Christmas - Songs of Praise at 6.30pm. Please let Sharon and the Singers know your requests in advance. Thanks

Tues 27th         Prayer & Share                                                 10.00-10.30

                        Coffee & Chat                                                  10.30-11.45

December Hi-Lights

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 and join in with all the fun at the hall and Bocking Brass Band playing carols. The event runs between 5.45 – 8pm

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

Tuesday’s         Prayer and Share & Coffee & Chat

Wed’s               Open Book

Sun 9th             Family Parade Service Mincepies & Sausage Rolls

Sun 16th           Traditional Candlelit Carol Service – Charles deLacy

Sun 23rd           Choose Your Own Carols

Mon 24th          Midnight Service 11.30pm

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


A PRAYERFUL THOUGHT

“ You are the Light of the world – like a city on a hilltop that cannot be hidden. No one lights a lamp and then puts it in a basket. Instead, a lamp is placed upon a stand where it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your good deeds shine out for all to see, so that everyone will praise your heavenly Father.”                                                           Matthew 5 14-16 (N.L.T)

We, as individuals and through the church, are meant to be the light of the world, a holy city on a hill. God’s kingdom of justice and love shines brightly to bring healing, hope and salvation throughout society.

So, may our faith radiate the light of Christ in the ways that He has planned and in the situations in which He has placed us.

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

Thank you to Geoff, Jane and Carolyn for sealing the church hall floors. They look splendid! We appreciate your help. Big Thanks too to Karen and Nick for project managing and overseeing all our ongoing alterations. Watch this space‼‼!

Give thanks in advance to Dan for working very hard on the Remembrance Day Service and Parade.

PREACHERS DECEMBER

DEC

10.00 AM

6.30 PM

2nd

No Service

Christingle Service from 4pm Service starts at 5pm.

9th

FAMILY & PARADE Service

Followed by hot Sausage Rolls & Mincepies 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 Service starting at 11.30pm Rev. Malcolm Boulter

 

25th

Christmas Day Carols around the Tree at 10.30am

 

 

 

Suggested Prayers

Give thanks to the LORD, for He is good; His love endures for ever.

                                   Psalm 106:1

‘Your workmanship is marvellous…I was woven together in the dark of the womb. You saw me before I was born. Every day of my life was recorded in your book. Every moment was laid out before a single day had passed. How precious are your thoughts about me, O God. They cannot be numbered!’                       Psalm 139:14-17 New Living Translation

Dear God, thank You for bestowing dignity on us who have been created in Your likeness. Please help us to act with respect and compassion towards all people, especially those who are in need because of illness, poverty, injustice or other kinds of suffering.              Amen.

Remember the growing numbers of older people who do not receive proper support from their local authority or other care providers. Pray for distressing cases of neglect and callous disregard of frail vulnerable patients to be exposed and resources found to supply their needs.

100th ANNIVERSARY OF THE ENDING OF THE FIRST WORLD WAR

Almighty and eternal God, from whose love in Christ we cannot be parted, either by death or life: hear our prayers and thanksgivings for all who we remember this day. Fulfil in them the purpose of your love; and bring us all with them, to Your eternal joy; through Jesus Christ our Lord.     Amen

(Church of England Liturgy)

Pray that many more children and young people will be enriched by local church and other initiatives that seek to share God’s Word, provide worthwhile activities and offer help. Ask God to encourage and bless all Christian youth and children’s workers. Pray that God might increase our congregation that we might too be able to share his Word with the young people of Silver End.

We especially pray for all who work voluntarily in the village with our young people in groups such as Youth Football, Guiding, Scouting and after school clubs.

Pray for friends and family who are in need of our prayers.

Please remember and pray for this Fellowship and all who enter through its doors. Pray for each group who meets here. Every day of the week our premises are used. Covert them for God. Pray for one another that we may……

‘Seek the Kingdom of God above all else, and live righteously, and he will give you everything you need.’       Matthew 6:33