DECEMBER 2018/JANUARY 2019 NEWSLETTER
Minister Emeritus Rev. J. D. Parker
Licensed for Weddings, Baptisms and Dedications
“But the plans of the Lord stand firm forever,
the purposes of His heart through all generations” Psalm 33:11
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
Christingle Service from 4pm Service starts at 5pm. Organised by the Guide Group & Rev. M. Boulter
FAMILY & PARADE Service
Followed by Hot Sausage Rolls & Mince pies Rev. Malcolm Boulter
Traditional Candlelit Carol Service
Mr. Charles deLacy & Singers
Choose your Own Carols – Informal Service. Seasonal refreshments
Midnight Communion starting at 11.30pm Rev. Malcolm Boulter
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
Wed’s Open Book / T @ 3 Taking a break through January
Sun 6th Covenant Service 6.30pm. A 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
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 Royal British 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.
Rev. Malcolm Boulter, Communion
To be advised
Mr. Charles deLacy
Rev. Malcolm Boulter,
‘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
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.