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Sunday Services at 6.30pm
A Very Warm Welcome

But let all those who take refuge in you rejoice,. Let them always shout for joy, because you defend them. Let them also who love your name be joyful in you.                         Psalm 5:11

 

JUNE 2022 SERVICES

5th

Evening Worship

6.30pm

HM The Queen Platinum Jubilee

Thanksgiving Service

12th

Evening Worship &

Communion – 6.30pm

Mr. Charles deLacy,

Chelmsford

19th

Evening Worship

6.30pm

Rev. Malcolm Boulter,

Tiptree

26th

Evening Worship

6.30pm

Mrs. Norma Huxter

Halstead

JULY  2022     SERVICES at 6.30pm

3rd  

Request Sunday

Fellowship Service

10th

Evening Worship

Mr. Charles deLacy, Chelmsford

17th

Evening Worship

Rev. Malcolm Boulter

24th 

Evening Worship

Mrs. Norma Huxter, Halstead

31st

NO SERVICE

 

 

Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight.                                                   Proverbs 3:5/6


 

What’s On in JUNE

Wed 1st     Open Book – informal discussion group    10.30-11.30

JUNE 4th Village Celebration Party for H.M. The Queen Platinum  Jubilee –  1pm – 6pm.Taking place in the Memorial Gardens (Park) and at the Congregational Church. Refreshments – BBQ – Stalls & Craft – Music – The Great Royal Bake off Competition - Fancy Dress Entertainment….. This will be a lovely event for the whole village

Sun 5th    HM The Queen Thanksgiving Service –          18.30

Tues 7th    Prayer in vestry                                     09.45-10.00

                Meet up at Coffee & Chat                           10.00-12.00

Thurs 9th Knit & Natter                                         10.00-12.00

Sun 12th            Mr. Charles deLacy                      18.30

Tues 14th Prayer in vestry                                     09.45-10.00

                Meet up at Coffee & Chat followed by         10.00-12.00

Wed 15th Open Book informal group discussion       10.30-11.30

Thurs  16th         Knit and Natter                            10.00-12.00

Sun 19th Rev. Malcolm Boulter                      18.30

Tues 21st Prayer in vestry                                     09.45-10.00

                Meet up at Coffee & Chat                          10.00-12.00

                Celebration! 1yr Anniversary. Since re-start –Quiz & special cake

Thurs 23rd          Knit & Natter                               10.00-12.00

Sun 26th   Mrs. Norma Huxter                       18.30

Tues 28th           Prayers in the Vestry                                09.45-10.00

                Meet up at Coffee & Chat                          10.00-12.00

Thurs 30th          Knit & Natter                              10.00-12.00

LOOKING AHEAD TO JULY

The Church sends our love and God’s richest blessing to Jo and Robert on the 16th July on their wedding day. Many congratulations to you both and we pray that you will be very happy and blessed as you start this new journey for you both.      


 

HM The Queen Platinum Jubilee

What an amazing lady! Our Queen’s Service, Devotion, Selflessness and Discipline. 70 years of complete devotion, she has lived through such a changing world! When you consider and look back at her long life and what has happened not only in this country but the world. We can truly appreciate all she has been a part of and what she has meant to this country. How fortunate that we have had a Monarch that has helped hold this country together. Did you know that she has a very, very deep Faith in God? She never fails to share this during her Christmas broadcast. Her deep faith in God sustains her. We pray that the Lord will bless her richly through this glorious celebration and long may she be with us.

 

 

News & Thank You

My thanks to all those who came for the dedication service for the bench, in memory of John and Lyn Parker. It was so lovely to see so many come along and that John and Lyn’s family could come and share the service. A big thank you of course must go Charles deLacy who led this special service and shared with us all the work that they had both been involved in through the many years of service here and elsewhere. The weather was perfect which also added to the afternoon. Thank you very much for all the help in the kitchen with the teas and coffee’s, especially Pam who got busy with the teapot. Thank you for all the cakes provided, the Coffee and Walnut cake all went before I could even get a slice. Thanks to Allan, whilst the refreshments were being enjoyed we had a film show playing of John’s 50th Ministerial Anniversary party which was held at the church. Hilary kindly gave us a display board of photos of her Mum and Dad. Thank you.

A huge thank you to Daphne, who has worked tirelessly, in the church garden. She is continuing clearing up around the grounds. Daphne is now tackling the huge hedge that runs along the alley at the moment. She is sawing out huge branches from trees…..digging up stinging nettles around the back, after the church received a complaint. We are so indebted to her for the hours of work she is doing. She says she is enjoying herself! Another big thank you to Duncan next door, who has cut down all the conifers on the kitchen side of the church. Wow, what a difference that has made everything is so much brighter and it has opened up the path down the side of the church. As always we are so grateful for all the help you all give so willingly, week in and week out.

As I write this newsletter we are looking forward to celebrating the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee firstly on the 31st May for our special Coffee & Chat ‘Tea Party’ followed by the village celebrations on the 4th June. We do pray for good weather and that all the plans will go off safely, but most of all, that people will come out and have fun and enjoy the day. We seem to have so little to celebrate or lift our spirits these days. The news channels are frightful with so much doom and gloom and fear mongering for what might lie ahead. Whether it be monkey pox, the cost of living crisis, partygate, covid…So much sadness too, always tragic stories being shared, but never ever is there anything to celebrate, so let’s make the most of this special time and count our blessing, for we have so many.

Some verses of Hope

The LORD is good to those whose hope is in him. To the one who seeks him;

Because of the LORD’s great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail, They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness. I say to myself, ‘The LORD is my portion; therefore I will wait for him.’

 Lamentations 3:25, 22-24

‘What, then, shall we say in response to these things, if God is for us, who can be against us?’                                         Romans 8:31

 

NEED INFORMATION? Listed below are some helpful numbers

CHURCH CONTACTS- on line – www.silverendcongregationalchurch.org

Church Open               Tuesday        10.00 – 12 noon

Coffee & Chat             Tuesday        10.00 - 12 noon

Open Book                  1st & 3rd Wednesday   10.30 – 11.30am

Church Secretary & Enquiries          Mrs. J. Bartlett      Tel.561959

Church Treasurer                              Mrs. S. Gray         Tel.583913

                                       e.mail          sharon@silverend.org

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

Silver End Guiding Group        Contact Mrs. Carol Hutchings 07857 663959

Rainbows, Guides, Brownies, Rangers

Tues.         Silver Swans Movement Class 11.00-12pm             Contact Gemma 07597 649240

Wed.         Carolyn’s Dance Group - Disco/Street Dance           Contact Harriet 07855 014717

Thurs.       SILVER TOTS (Baby & Toddler Group) at 9.45am- Nikki 07809 761902 (Term Time)

Thurs.       Knit & Natter Thursday 10.00 – 12 noon    Contact, Barbara 01376 585467

SCOUT GROUP    Dan Sutton (Scout Leader)            dan@silverend-scouts.org.uk  

                                                         07970 730636

PRAYERS

Give thanks with a grateful heart, give thanks to the Holy One; give thanks because He’s given Jesus Christ, His Son…..

Give thanks and appreciate all we have, so many are worse off and struggling. Pray for those who live in constant pain and ill health, suffer mental health issues, struggling with grief, poverty, war, starvation. We may not always feel fortunate, but when you consider the wider picture. We are very blessed.

As we celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Celebrations, we give thanks for Her Majesty. We give thanks for her service to this Country and especially for her Faith in God and sharing that faith with the Nation. We ask that God will bless her and keep her in good health, so that she may enjoy all the celebrations to mark this wonderful achievement.

We pray for all the activities during the Jubilee celebrations. We pray that God will guard and keep all from all harm, here in this village and throughout the Country. We remember and pray for the Police Force, the Armed Forces, Army, Airforce, Navy who will be very active throughout this special weekend. Pray for the rescue services Ambulance, and Fire.

Pray for the Church throughout this Country. As church’s shut and congregations diminish, we need revival for ourselves, but also pray that the Lord will equip leaders and raise up Evangelists to preach the Good News of the Gospel. Please pray for this fellowship, we find ourselves in the above position.

Give thanks for groups like C.Y.O. who do amazing work within schools, supporting and teaching our young people about Jesus in assemblies and as part of the National Curriculum. They work in many of our local schools, running Mentoring Groups and Lunch Clubs.

I make no apology for repeating these next prayers. Please pray for our Country, Parliament and the Government. As a country we ask God to grant us wisdom, as we go through some very difficult months ahead. We pray that God will equip those chosen to represent us in Parliament with great compassion, integrity and honesty, especially at this time of crisis for us here and the World.

Ukraine. This horrific war looks likely to roll on, the devastation and grief for thousands and thousands of people is just mind blowing. Pray for all! Pray for a peaceful conclusion very soon.

Remember those known to us personally and this fellowship who need our support and prayers at this time. We pray for Brenda, Judy, Roy, Rose, Margaret, Michael, Val, Jo. Give thanks that Jenny is so much better and has returned to coffee and chat. Remember all who grieve at this time, there are a number of people who have died locally and we pray they will know God’s comfort and support.