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 SEPTEMBER 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

Overseeing Pastor          Rev. Malcolm Boulter Tel. 07720 394049

Church Open                   Tuesday          10.00-11.45 – Closed Aug                     

Coffee ‘n Chat                Tuesday          10.30-11.45 – Closed Aug                     

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)

“Because thy loving kindness is better than life, my lips shall praise thee.

 Psalm 63:3

 

AM

PM

3rd

Val & Jeff Wise,

Braintree

Mrs. Norma Huxter, Halstead Communion

10th

NO SERVICE HERE

Join with St. Francis 9.30am

Rev. Malcolm Boulter,

Tiptree

17th

Mr. Ken Davies,

Witham. Communion

Rev. Malcolm Boulter,

Tiptree

24th

Harvest Thanksgiving

9am Breakfast

10am Family & Parade Service

Rev. Jenny Haggar, Ipswich

HARVEST THANKSGIVING

Mr. Charles deLacy,

Chelmsford & Singers

Share the harvest loaf with cheese & Pickles

 

WHAT’S ON DURING SEPTEMBER

Tues 5th           Prayer & Share                                     10.00-10.30

                        Coffee & Chat                                      10.30-11.45

Wed 6th           NO OPEN BOOK                      

                        Tea @ 3- A talk ‘LIFE ON THE ROAD’ by Peter King – His        experiences as an Actor

Tues 12th          Prayer & Share                                     10.00-10.30

                        Coffee & Chat                                      10.30-11.45

Wed 13th          OPEN BOOK                                          10.00-11.30

Sat 16th       ‘Focus For the Future’ Coffee/Tea 10.30 ready to start at           11.00-16.00  See Anne for details and Agenda for the day.

Tues 19th          Prayer & Share                                     10.00-10.30

                        Coffee & Chat                                      10.00-11.45

Wed 20th       Open Book                                            10.00-11.30

Sat 23rd           Decorate the church for Harvest         2.30pm

Sun 24             HARVEST THANKSGIVING – BREAKFAST 9am followed by Family Parade at 10am. We welcome Rev. Jenny Haggar.

                        6.30pm Thanksgiving service led by Mr. Charles deLacy and ‘Singers’ taking part. This year’s gifts will go to ‘HomeStart’ and Mill Grove Children’s home.

Tues. 26th         Prayer & Share                                     10.00-10.30

                        Coffee & Chat                                      10.30-1145

Wed 27th         Open Book                                            10.00-11.30

OCTOBER forward notice

Tues 3 rd           Prayer & Share                                       10.00-10.30

                        Coffee & Chat                                        10.30-11.45

Wed 4th            Open Book                                             10.00-11.30

Wed 4th            Tea @ 3 Meal at the Western Arms

Sun 8th              CAFÉ CHURCH -5pm Something for Everyone

Tues 10th           Prayer & Share                                       10.00-10.30

                        Coffee & Chat                                        10.30-11.45

Wed 11th           Open Book                                             10.00-11.30

Sat 14th             Church Meeting                                      10.00-11.30

Tues. 17th          Prayer & Share                                       10.00-10.30

                        Coffee & Chat                                        10.30-11.45

Mon 23rd           HALL FLOORS SEALED

Tues 24th          NO COFFEE & CHAT

Sun 29th           Joint Service at St. Francis 9.30am

Tues 31st           Prayer & Share                                       10.00-10.30

                        Coffee & Chat                                        10.30-11.45


THOUGHT FOR THE MONTH

‘Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will never pass away.’

 Matthew 24:35 NIV

DO YOU LOVE GOD’S WORD?

One of the first books to come off the printing press when it was invented was the Bible. And it’s still the world’s bestselling book. An anonymous author has written: ‘It contains the mind of God, the state of man, the way of salvation, the fate of sinners, and the happiness of believers. It is light to direct you, food to nourish you, and comfort to cheer you. It is the traveller’s road map, the pilot’s compass, the soldier’s weapon, and the player’s game plan. It’s a mine of incredible wealth, and a river of genuine joy. Its doctrines are holy, its precepts are binding, its histories are true, and its decisions are immutable. Christ is its grand subject, your good its design, and the glory of God its end. Read it to be wise, believe it to be safe, practise it to be spiritually healthy. Read it slowly, frequently and prayerfully. Let it fill your memory, rule your heart, and guide your steps. It is given to you in life, will be opened at judgement, and be remembered forever. It involves the highest responsibility, will reward the greatest labour, and judge those who trifle with its sacred contents.’ The Bible is ‘the word of God (which) endures forever’ Most of us respect the Bible; the trouble is we don’t read it daily and put it into practise. After hearing a discussion on various translations of the Bible, one man said: ‘I prefer my mother’s translation, because she translated it into everyday life.’ Are you doing that?         Word for Today

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 OCTOBER

 

AM

PM

1st

TBA

TBA

8th

NO SERVICE

5pm Café Church, family celebration

Rev. Malcolm Boulter

15th

T.B.A.

Mr. Charles deLacy, Chelmsford

22nd

T.B.A.

Mrs. Norma Huxter, Halstead

29th

Joint Service @ St. Francis

Rev. Malcolm Boulter, Tiptree

 

Suggested Prayers

Let the peace of Christ keep you in tune with each other, in step with each other.{….} Let every detail in your lives – words, actions, whatever – be done in the name of the Master, Jesus, thanking God the Father every step of the way.  Colossians 3: 15 & 17 (The message)

We would ask for prayer for this Fellowship, as we begin a new Academic year. Our diary will be fairly busy from now until December. Please ask for God’s help and guidance. We as a small fellowship need practical and spiritual help and we as His church must all work together for His glory.

Please remember all the children and young people returning or starting schools and colleges locally. We do pray especially for our own local school the Headteacher, teachers, support staff and especially the children. Pray for C.Y.O. as they work in the local schools teaching and supporting young people in Jesus name.

We once again give thanks for the Harvest almost all safely gathered in. We are always amazed how blessed we are in this Country, with the richness of our Harvest fields, hedgerows, gardens, allotments and orchards. We have so much to be thankful for.

We pray for this Country as Parliament returns and those elected to serve us. We pray that they will hold their office with honesty and integrity and serve their constituents. We pray especially for the Prime Minister and pray that You Lord will guide and direct them in their leadership. We know that we are going to go through a difficult time. Please give them Your great wisdom.

Please continue to pray for Dorothy Hamilton. We haven’t had an update on how Dorothy is doing. We continue to remember Lesley, Eileen. Anne, Doreen Blowers and Clare Hope.

Pray for the World. So many things that are concerning at this time, North Korea, America and China, Syria and all the Middle East. Pray also for all who were injured and lost love ones in the terrorist attacks in Spain, the mud slide in Sierra Leone with many victims buried, and now the Hurricane in America. Our hearts go out to them all. Lord, please draw close to those who are suffering and give them comfort, rest and peace.

 

He said to them, “Go into all the world, and proclaim the Good News to the whole creation. He who believes and is baptised will be saved; but he who disbelieves will be condemned.”               Mark 16:15-16