Be Strong in the Lord and in His mighty power Ephesians 6:10
SEPTEMBER 2023 SERVICES
Rev. Jenny Haggar,
Mr. Charles deLacy,
Mr. Cyril Bamforth,
Family & Parade
Mrs. Carol Hutchings
Evening Service 6.30pm
Rev. Malcolm Boulter,
OCTOBER 2023 SERVICES
Mrs. Norma Huxter
Mr. Charles deLacy,
Rev. Jenny Haggar
Mr. Cyril Bamforth
Mrs. Norma Huxter
What s On in SEPTEMBER
Sun 3rd Rev. Jenny Haggar 6.30pm
Tues 5th Prayer in vestry 9.45-10.00
Meet up @ Coffee & Chat 10.00-12.00
Thurs 7th Knit & Natter 10.00-12.00
Sun 10th Mr. Charles deLacy 6.30 pm
Tues 12th Prayer in vestry 9.45-10.00
Meet up @ Coffee & Chat-SPECIAL 10.00-12.00
Thurs 14th Knit & Natter 10.00-12.00
Sat 16th CHURCH AGM Meeting starts at 10 am PLEASE COME
Sun 17th Mr. Cyril Bamforth 6.30pm
Tues 19th Prayers in vestry 9.45-10.00
Meet up @ Coffee & Chat- 10.00-12.00
Thurs 21th Knit & Natter 10.00-12.00
Sat 23rd Church Open to receive H
Sun 24th HARVEST THANKSGIVING - Family and Parade Service at 10.00am led by Mrs. Carol Hutchings and Harvest Praise and at 6.30 pm Rev. Malcolm Boulter. Refreshments after both services and in the evening we share the Harvest load with cheese and pickles. All very Welcome
Tues 26th Prayers in vestry 9.45-10.00
Special Meet up @ Coffee & Chat-for MacMillan
Raising money for this wonderful Charity 10.00-12.00
Thurs 28th Knit & Natter 10.00-12.00
NEWS AND THANKS
I hope you have all had a good summer and have enjoyed perhaps a holiday or day trips out. The weather has been a little mixed, but on the whole we have been very fortunate living in this part of the country, we seem to have less rain. Allan and I were very blessed to be able to take our caravan once again to North Devon, we had such a lovely peaceful two weeks away, which we both needed. As I think most of you know we have moved house over the summer, so that has been very over whelming having lived in our old house for 43years we have accumulated a lot of possessions, which have all moved with us and will now have to be sorted and decisions made whether we keep, give to charity, or dump. I honestly do not know how people move in just one day, we have been in a privileged position where we have been able to spread it over a longer period. As you can imagine we have boxes everywhere and are trying to sort ourselves out. So I apologise for this September Newsletter being very late..
A Special Thank You. To everyone who has helped keep everything going throughout the summer period. I am especially grateful to Dave who has undertaken sorting all the music and has learnt how to make the Power Point for our Sunday services. Denise has purchased the milk and delivered it throughout August to help me out. For Gloria who opens up the church and welcomes us on a Sunday and has everything ready in the kitchen. This teamwork was very evident at a special service for Matilda who was baptised at the end of July. It has been wonderful to know that there are people I can rely on, when I am not around. Denise and Mandy have kept the coffee mornings running and covered for me in lots of little jobs. Thanks too to all of those who step in and help out when more hands are needed. Thank You all so much.
We have our church AGM on 16th September at 10am. I would like to invite you all to come along and give your support and encouragement to the church. We in Silver End are very blessed to have such an amenity. We should never take this for granted, the land was gifted by Mr. Crittall, but the Congregational Union and local Christians established the church To the Glory of God and for the people of this village. Over the years, we have been able to make good use of the buildings for the benefit of this village. So few support our Sunday Services, which is the fundamental reason for the church being in the village. So your support will be very much appreciated. I am thankful that I have faith and I can leave it in God s hands He knows the hearts of all of us.
The bottom Line on Money There is one who makes himself rich, yet has nothing; and one who makes himself poor, yet has great riches Proverbs 13:7 It s a blessing having things that money can buy, as long as you don t lose sight of the things it can t buy. Money can buy whatever is for sale. But the greatest things in life, like your health and your relationships, can t be bought because they re not for sale. You could sum up much of what the Bible has to say about money with these three bottom-line statements: 1. What you are is more crucial than what you have. Better is the poor who walks in his integrity than one perverse in his ways, though he be rich (Prov. 28:6.) 2. What God sees in you is more crucial than what you have. Better is a little with the fear of the LORD, than great treasure with trouble Prov.15:16. 3. What others think of you is more crucial than what you have. A good name is to be chosen rather than great riches, loving favour rather than silver and gold Prov.22:1. Don t worry about keeping up with the Joneses. The Joneses might be one step from bankruptcy or the divorce court. Furthermore, if you did catch up with the Joneses, they would just refinance. The truth is, you will never be happy with what you have until you learn to be happy with what others have that you don t have. The Bible tells us covetousness is a sin. And covetousness is simply failing to enjoy what God has given you! Taken from WORD for TODAY
By love serve one another. Galatians 5:13
Give Thanks for the Harvest. Once again the farmers have worked hard getting in all their crops. We pray that we will never, take it for granted, God s goodness towards us and be thankful.
Pray for our World: Pray for the persecuted Christians, many in Nigeria are being killed and put into prison. Throughout the world Christians are persecuted, we pray for them that their faith and witness will uphold them in all circumstances. We pray for all those who live in war torn places, where life is never normal. We especially think of the people of Ukraine and Russia Lord have Mercy Christ have Mercy
Please pray for our schools and young people as the new academic year begins. Remember all the teaching staff and all those who work in our schools, nurseries and colleges. We especially pray for the Christian Youth Organisation who work within our local schools and do such valued work supporting many young people.
We pray for families who will be finding things very tough and worried about the winter months ahead. Please pray especially for your neighbours and families that live around you and help where you can.
Please pray for this fellowship, we pray that the Lord will sustain us and His Holy Spirit will work within this village. We give you thanks that we have opportunities to show love and be a living gospel for the Lord.
We give thanks for Elsie, whose operation was successful and she has recovered so quickly. Please continue to pray for Matilda Watson and family. Matilda s Christening was a real blessing for everyone.
So many people known to us have experienced sudden bereavement recently. We lift them to you Lord. Keep all who are grieving in your prayers, we especially pray for Sheila Gilder s family. Remember too, many friends in need of our prayers, especially Maria, Pat, Iris, Brenda, Rose, Nicki, Michelle, Jayme Leigh, Val, Doreen, Judy and Sheila.
When you can t put your prayers into words God hears your heart. Romans 8:26