Confirmation or Baptism Welcome to
On February 6 next year Bishop John will be St Michael’s Church
with us in Galleywood, to baptise, welcome or Galleywood
confirm anyone over 10 who wants to show www.stmichaelsgalleywood.org.uk
publicly that they are following Jesus. Andy and
Stephanie will be running a preparation course
in November-January. Please pray about SEPTEMBER 9th
whether this is for you, and speak to one of the 13th Sunday after Trinity
vicars about it if you think it might be. ROLLING WORSHIP
Messy Church 9.30 Travers Harpur preaches on “In
Our next Messy Church Event is called “The his image” as we continue our
Lost Sheep”. It will take place on Saturday 22 series on Genesis 1-12
September. Come to a meeting this Wednesday 10.00 Breakfast
evening if you are interested in helping! 10.30 Holy Communion; Stephanie
We are excited to report that OFSTED have 11.00 Refreshments -There will be two
passed the church as fit for the use of Rainbow people on hand to pray for you
Preschool during the week; we expect them to 11.30 Travers Harpur preaches on “In
move in at half-term and use the building two his image”. SPLOSH for all ages
days a week. takes place during this session.
Theatre Group 5.30 Evening Service with
Our Friends at Galleywood Theatre Group have Chris Selden preaching on
auditions for a pantomime shortly – pick up a flier “Whose Image?”
from the back of church!
JOINT SERVICE We are looking forward to our Tuesday 11th 9.15 church
next Joint Service, which will take place on the Thursday 13th 9.15 450 Beehive Lane
morning of the 30th Sept., at St. Luke’s
Moulsham Lodge. There will be a cold Buffet MESSY CHURCH PLANNING MEETING
lunch at St. Lukes after the joint service. They Wednesday 12th 8.30pm church – all welcome to
would like contributions of any items that can be come and arrange messy church for the autumn
eaten without a knife and fork (sausage rolls,
cheese straws. Small quiches, cakes etc.) CHURCHYARD CLEARUP DAY
Saturday 15th, 10am-1pm – come when you can,
Bishop John writes: leave when you like, bring tools if you have
Dear Friends them!
Christian Aid and CAP are working in partnership to
highlight the problem of Tax Evasion. The Tax Justice SEPTEMBER 16th
Bus is travelling the country to highlight these issues and 14th Sunday after Trinity
will be passing through Essex on Monday 17
September. I will be meeting the Tax Justice Bus in 8am Holy Communion – Jane Harpur
Basildon at the town square at 11.30am that morning - do preaches
join me if you can.
It is hard to overestimate the size of the problem they are
9.30 Choral Worship (1662); Sally
addressing. According to the Government’s own figures
the ‘tax gap’ (the difference between what should be Bevan leads
collected and what is collected) was £35bn in 2009-10, 10.00 Breakfast
significantly more than the annual amount that the
Government is trying to save to reduce the national debt. 10.30 Fiona Selden preaches on
“Blessed and Holy – the Sabbath”.
That is why this campaign is trying to raise awareness 11.00 Refreshments -There will be two
among voters and politicians in this country and Christian
Aid is working internationally for a coordinated response. people on hand to pray for you
11.30 Band-based worship; Roger
5.30pm Healing Service with guest MENS’ SOCIAL EVENT BBQ is being held on
preacher Rev. Bridget Jenkinson 5th October 7.00 pm onwards at Martin Wilson’s
from the Farleigh Hospice house Oakcroft, Marigold Lane, Stock CM4
Chaplaincy team. 9PU. Bring your own drinks, food is provided,
Any more information call Martin on
OUR MISSION STATEMENT
God calls us to FOOD, FUN AND FELLOWSHIP A Holiday Club
Show the love of Jesus for the over-50s.
TUESDAY 25th/ WEDNESDAY 26th & THURSDAY
Share his Word with everyone, 27th SEPTEMBER 10am – 3pm
and Grow together as his You can sign up for it at the back of the church.
WE NOW HAVE ENOUGH SHOE BOXES FOR
family. FOOD, FUN, & FELLOWSHIP
AND WHAT WILL HAPPEN TO THE SHOE
PLEASE PRAY FOR Geoff Fox BOXES?
At Fun, Food & Fellowship many activities combine
Stephanie Gillingham is available on 01245 with donations to fill shoe boxes with useful and
Andy Griffiths is available on 01245 353922 or interesting items. The filled boxes will be sent out to
07788299061 or email children in developing countries.
firstname.lastname@example.org SO DONATIONS OF THE FOLLOWING WILL BE
Stephanie Gillingham is available on 01245 o
GREATLY APPRECIATED AND THANKFULLY
477818 e-mail; or email
*****Toys: bears, soft toys, tennis balls, finger
CONTRIBUTIONS TO OUR NOTICE SHEET puppets, jigsaws, yo-yos, building blocks, small
to Beryl Metcalfe on 01245 261454; please musical instruments, trucks and cars, dolls, clip on
leave a clear phone number in case of query ear-rings etc. **Home made toys must be stuffed
(nine rings for the answerphone.) with proper toy stuffing.
******Educational supplies: felt pens, pens, pencils,
REMEMBER: This newssheet is available on pencil sharpeners, erasers, colouring books,
the church website notepads, picture or puzzle books, chalks, pencil
cases, stickers etc.
******Hygiene items: toothbrushes, toothpaste,
hairbrushes, combs, hair clips, bars of soap, flannels
****** But especially wrapping paper! and
******If you can knit there are three available knitting
patterns on the board at the back of church, please
Donations can be left at church.
Why not come and learn all about it at Food, Fun
and Fellowship – you will be very welcome..
Congratulations to Jane Harpur
and Rosemary Lister, who have
now received their official
certificates from the Bishop as
“Locally Authorised Preachers”.