The Lord himself goes before you and will be with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged. Deuteronomy 31:8
Hope you have had a good week.
With all that is being said in the news and the conversations I have had with many folk, I hope the above bible verse gives some hope and encouragement to everyone of the faithfulness of the Lord.
I’d like to share a request about when and how folk can contact me. I have spoken to David Sebley and the rest of the leadership team and they have agreed that I need to set a few boundaries so that I get some time to myself. I would therefore be very grateful if folk would not contact me before 9am or after 9pm Monday – Thursday. On a Friday I would be grateful if folk didn’t contact me after 5pm and through to Sunday so that I am able to take Friday evenings and the whole of Saturdays “off”. If you could refrain from phoning, texting, messaging or sending e-mails across these times that would be so helpful. Obviously if an urgent pastoral need arises I am happy to be contacted outside of these times.
Just a reminder also that if you would like to book a room at church you need to e-mail email@example.com and Marie will be able to help you.
Also, if you have a request for the prayer circle team to pray about, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org .
I hope everyone will understand that I need some space and time to myself.
Ladies’ retreat day
This is on Saturday 10th December at Assington Hall. The day will be led by Charity Quin, wife of Charles Croll a former minister here, and promises to be a very special day. There will be a suggested charge of £10 per person to cover the costs of the day. Although we were fully signed up last week, I have spoken to the owners of Assington Hall and we have 4 more spaces available.
Afternoon cakes, scones and tea
There is an opportunity to meet together at church for afternoon cakes, scones and tea on Tuesday 11th October at 2.30pm. If you would like to come please sign up in the foyer on Sunday.
Operation Christmas Child Shoebox Appeal
We will be launching our shoebox appeal this Sunday. If you need a box, leaflet or have any questions please speak to Pam Soames. We will dedicate the boxes as part of our Remembrance Sunday Service on 13th November.
Service of Remembrance
Many of us have lost loved ones over the years, some more recently. We would like to invite everyone who might like to come and spend time remembering a loved one who is no longer with
To know Jesus and make Him known
us, to a service on 6th November at 3pm. This will be a short, quiet and reflective service where we will have the opportunity to light a candle in memory of our loved ones. Following the service we will have tea and cake and share a short time of fellowship together before returning home. If you have any questions about this or would like more information please do speak to me.
Colchester CYO Celebration
This takes place this Sunday evening at St John’s Church, Colchester from 7-9pm.
CAP Sunday Service
Next week, Sunday 16th October 2022, CAP are holding a service at The3 Church, Colchester, Ypres Road, Colchester CO2 7FD. They will be sharing a client’s story, and providing updates on what they are doing in respect of the cost of living crisis.
There will be the normal Zoom prayer meetings on Wednesday and Saturday this week, both at 9.30am The Zoom details for this will be sent out early in the week.
With love and blessings.