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New Sunday Service Times
 All Very Welcome

“Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland.”                  Isaiah 43:18-20 (NIV)

JANUARY 2020 SERVICES

 

5th       Sorry no Services today

 

12th Evening Service at 6.30pm

       Covenant Service Rev. Malcolm Boulter

 

19th Morning Family Celebration at 10am, Pastor Rev. Malcolm Boulter

 

26th Evening Service at 6.30pm

       Rev. Jenny Haggar, Ipswich

 

FEBRUARY SERVICES

2nd Family Celebration 10am Rev. Malcolm Boulter

9th Evening Service 6.30pm - Charles deLacy

16th Family Celebration 10am Rev. Malcolm Boulter

23rd Joint Evening Service 6.30pm Rev. Paul Watkin

 

 

What’s On in JANUARY

Sat 4th             ALL CHRISTMAS TREES DOWN – Please come and collect. Thanks

Sun 5th           NO SERVICES HERE TODAY – Sorry Please note that St. Francis will be open for worship at 9.30am. You will receive a very warm welcome.

Sat 11th         Deacons Meeting 10.00 at the church

Sun 12th         This is the first Sunday service of the year and we are once again making it a Covenant Service to re-dedicate ourselves to God and his work here in Silver End.

Tues 14th        Prayer & Share                                       10.00-10.30

                   Coffee & Chat                                         10.30-11.45

Sun 19th             This is our first new MORNING Family Celebration style service at 10.00. This will be a service for All Ages not just for children. We look forward to seeing how the Lord will be leading us over the next year.

Tues 21st           Prayer & Share                                                   10.00-10.30

                         Coffee & Chat                                                   10.30-11.45

Sun 26th            6.30pm Evening Service Rev. Jenny Haggar, Ipswich

Tues 28th          Prayer & Share                                                   10.00-10.30

                        Coffee & Chat                                                    10.30-11.45

LOOKING FORWARD – FEBRUARY

Sun 2nd           Family Celebration Service at 10.00 am

Tues 4th            Prayer & Share                                                   10.00-10.30

                        Coffee & Chat                                                    10.30-11.45

Wed 5th            Tea @ Three - ‘Scams’ We welcome back Alice and the Westminster Bank who will be updating us and showing us video’s of things we need to be aware of. Please let your friends and Neighbours know. All Welcome. Ring Brenda, if you need more information  on 583896

Sat 8th           Church Meeting 10am – Please come and share your thoughts and plans for 2020 with us.

Sun 9th              Evening Service at 6.30pm

Tues 11th           Prayer & Share                                                   10.00-10.30

                        Coffee & Chat                                                    10.30-11.45

Sun 16th            Family Celebration service at 10.00.

Mon 17th            Half Term Holiday  HARD FLOORS SEALED

Tues 18th           NO COFFEE & CHAT

Sun 23rd            6.30pm United Evening Service with our friends from St. Francis and St. Mary’s Rivenhall. Rev. Paul Watkin

Tues 25th          Prayer & Share                                                   10.00-10.30

                        Coffee & Chat                                                    10.30-11.45


NEED INFORMATION? Listed below are some helpful numbers

                                      CHURCH CONTACTS

Minister Emeritus            Rev. J. D. Parker

Overseeing Pastor          Rev. Malcolm Boulter               07720 394049

Church Open                   Tuesday                                  10.00-11.45

Coffee & Chat                 Tuesday                                  10.30-11.45

Open Book                     Wednesday 10am  – Contact Malcolm 07720 394049

T @ 3 Group                   1st Wed in Month                      Contact Brenda 583896

Church Secretary &        

Enquiries                        Mrs. J. Bartlett                         Tel. 01376 561959

Church Treasurer             Mrs. Sharon Gray                    Tel 01376 583913

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

Silver End Guiding Group              Contact Mrs. Carol Hutchings 07857 663959

2nd        Rainbows                                Mon

1st        Guides                                     Mon

2nd        Brownies                                 Tues.

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 & NEWS

A big thank you to all the groups and individuals who provided and decorated Christmas trees for the Festival of Christmas Trees, this year. Thanks too for the donations of Mince pies and Sausage rolls, they were very much appreciated. We kicked off the 1st day of Advent with our front windows decorated and designed by Karen as part of the village’s ‘Advent Windows’ around the village a new window appeared each day. This was a lovely idea that Marie Besant started last year and Karen took up the challenge. The church looked splendid, a lot of hard work goes into this annual event at a very busy time and we do especially thank Sarah and Leah who decorated the main church tree once again this year. Thank you to Allan for putting up and taking down various ‘Christmas Banners’ throughout December. Thanks too for everyone turning up to take down Christmas trees and help tidy the church up for the first services of 2020.

We also thank Allan for once again doing some maintenance jobs. He has fitted a new and safer lock in the disabled toilet and made the cupboard door fit in the kitchen so Doreen can get in‼ She will be pleased.

The church is very blessed to have such dedicated people who will give up their own time to do what they can to serve this church and be part of the community. May God Bless each and everyone.

 

 

A New Year’s Prayer

Lord, You make all things new. You bring hope alive in our hearts and cause our Spirits to be born again. Thank you for this New Year, for the potential it holds. Come and kindle in us a mighty flame so that in our time, many will see the wonders of God and live forever to praise Your glorious name.        Amen                       (lords-prayer-words.com)

Suggested Prayers

Lord, we commit our lives to you afresh as we begin 2020. You know everything that lies ahead, so please prepare, equip and strengthen us for the challenges, joys and sorrows that may come. Please help those in authority and leadership to make wise decisions and live with integrity. Amen

(CARE prayer Diary)

Lord we lift our Country before you, at the start of this New Year. We pray for the Government and especially the Prime Minister, as we start the process of leaving the European Union. We pray that people will come together and there will be healing and hope for those who feel let down and forgotten.

Lord we pray for revival; for tens of thousands of people to turn to You for salvation. Even though some say Christian faith is waning in our society we believe that You are making a way in the wilderness and releasing streams of faith in many lives. Amen.

Pray for our fellowship and especially for the new Family Celebration services. Pray for Malcolm as he leads these services, that he may know God’s discernment.

Please keep praying for this village, pray for your neighbours, friends and relatives and all who live here. This month we especially pray for the people who live in Temple Lane, Magdalene Crescent, Valentine Way, and School Road. Lord help us to share our faith, may our lives radiate Your love and truth.

 

Our church family –We pray for all who are grieving. Especially the family of Ron Plumb who suddenly died just before Christmas. Also the Parsley family, and Peter Hope and family, Pray that they may be comforted and strengthened by God’s presence with them and their families. We continue to remember those in our fellowship who live with pain and other physical problems. Pray for our friends in Residential Care. May God’s love touch their innermost being and give life, strength and hope.

The LORD will keep you from all harm – he will watch over your life; the LORD will watch over your coming and going both now and for evermore.   

Psalm 121; 7-8 NIV