Prayer COLEFORD BAPTIST CHURCH ‘Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by ‘To know Christ and make Him known’ prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your WELCOME TO OUR WORSHIP requests to God.’ Phil 4 v 6 Sunday 21 February Please pray for … 10:30 Morning Worship Ms Jackie Morgan Worship 3: True Worship - John 4:19-26 Ron Powell, David and Sheila Wilkes 18:30 Concert in aid of Haiti at the church (details overleaf) Lena Short's granddaughter Lucinda, that she will receive healing Monday 22 February from cancer 09:00 Prayer Meeting the ‘After Alpha’ evenings Wednesday 24 February the Church Leaders, Worship leaders and musicians 10:00 Maintenance Team all the children’s and youth initiatives in the church: 11:00 Coombs Communion Service Tiggywinkles, Sunday School Thursday 25 February 09:30 Mini Music makers Lenten Words for the Week Ahead: 11:00 Bible Study in the vestry 19:30 Fellowship Group at Newgale A Divine Moment in history when the Trinity of the 19:30 After Alpha @ the Manse Godhead are experienced together: Friday 26 February ‘It was at this time that Jesus came from Nazareth to 09:30 Tiggywinkles Galilee and was baptised in the river Jordan by John. 13:30 Rehearsal for Women’s World Day of Prayer Service As he was coming out of the water, he saw the heavens 18:30 Music Group Practice (new musicians always welcome) break open and the Spirit descended on him like a dove. 18:30 Lent Course (See insert for details) And a voice came from heaven: “You are my beloved Son; in you I take delight.” At once the Spirit drove him Saturday 27 February out into the wilderness.’ Mark 1:9-12 18:00 Safari Supper (details overleaf) 16:00 Bowling until 18:00 – please speak to Sarah for details Contacts: Minister: Rev Peter Wade 832278 Peterwade@aol.com Sunday 28 February Lent 1 Secretary: David Swinyard 832971 email@example.com 10:30 Morning Worship Rev Peter Wade Treasurer: Sally Thomas 833943 firstname.lastname@example.org Worship 4: A life of Worship - Romans 12:1-8; Psalm 84 Notices: Margaret Michie 810591 email@example.com News and Information our regular coffee-makers (from Sally) www.colefordbaptists.org Cleaning God’s House: This is an important part of Service. If you are able to spare 1 or 2 hours each month to clean one Concert for Haiti with the Forest of Dean Brass and the Forest area of the church, please speak to Sally. There are lots of of Dean Male Voice Choir in the church this evening at 18:30. spaces on our Cleaning Roster and it would be great to fill This is a free concert with donations for the Haiti Appeal. The them and have a cleaner building. If you can just help band want to strengthen their links with the church and the occasionally and would like some company, how about coming community. Please support the concert and invite as many as along on a Wednesday morning 10:00-12:00? There’s even a possible for this good cause free cup of coffee! … and some terrific fellowship! Jenny McKnight invites you to a Safari Supper followed by fun If you would like to hear the sermon again, or wish to listen to and games on Saturday 27 February at 18:00 at the church (a a sermon you missed from a previous week, we do have CDs of fund-raising event for a charity trip (An Open Door to your previous weeks available; for just the price of a small Heart) ) to Uganda - see notice board in foyer donation in the plate. See the person on the sound desk at the back of the church FAIRTRADE FORTNIGHT: 22 Feb – 6 March: Rachel Whittington is holding a Big Brew event with Traidcraft at Acorn Cottage, Edenwall, Coalway (opposite Gibsons) on Advance Notice: Please note our AGM will take place on Saturday 6th March. Come along anytime between 10.30am Thurs 25 March, when we shall hold our annual deacons’ and 4pm for a Fairtrade cuppa and help bring about positive election. Two deacons – Jane Toomer & Simon Phelps – will change in the lives of millions of tea workers. have completed a 3-year term. Please pray for wisdom that the church may be guided as we prepare to elect our deacons. The Women’s Day World of Prayer will take place on Friday Nominations will be requested during the period 7–21 March 5 March at 14:00 in this church. Please see Dorothy if you can assist Seniors’ Coffee Morning on Thursday 1 April from 10:30 to noon. Please come along, bring your friends and enjoy Sunday Morning Coffee: This is very successful, with most coffee/tea and a hot cross bun. Ask Maureen Etherington or people staying – often 50-70 people. Any help would be much contact her on 01594 836 303 if you require transport appreciated – just turn up and help – particularly with carrying things up and down the stairs, also with washing up. Even if you can spare only 10 minutes, this would help considerably. It is a lot ‘Make it your ambition to do something every for 2 people to do and even more for one person on their own, so day please lend a hand if you are able. It can be quite a time of that reflects the love of Christ’ fellowship when washing up! Thank you. A big Thank You to all Selwyn Hughes August- Saturday 7 August-Friday 13 August: Creation Fest – Free Christian Family Festival in Cornwall (www.creationfest.org.uk) This is a great Christian FAMILY EVENTS for the SPRING TERM Festival for all ages and we are thinking about camping there for a few days. If this interests you, The aim is to organise events, not just for the please let Maria or Helen know, as we will only go children, but for the whole church family, so please ahead with this if enough people are interested come and support events when you can August- Monday 16 August-Friday 20 August: Holiday Club. 16:00-18:00, Saturday 27 February: Bowling 16:00-18:00, This is Sarah will be organising another holiday club for the the revised date for the bowling trip. Please speak to children during the summer holidays. She needs Sarah if you would like to go along volunteers to help with this – please speak to her if you are able to help February, Lent Course (5 weeks) commencing 26 February Fridays 18:30-19:30 (for the church’s young people between ages 9 and 14) Simon and Sarah will be running the course – more 21- Baptists Together in Prayer: 21-27 February details to follow Hanham, Bristol (Peter Cook) Saturday 3 April @ 19:30: ‘Family Planning’ Meeting – God has been teaching us a lot about what it means to be venue to be confirmed friends as Christians in the church and what friendship has to do with our mission together. Praise God for numbers of A couple of items further ahead in the summer: new people who have been visiting the church. Pray that we might be able to build upon this and draw them into the family life of the church. Our work with people with disabilities, No Limits, is going Thank God for the gentle way that he has led us in His ways and well; some of the folk join us on Sundays. Our traditional pray that He might give us a real vision for the next step in the monthly afternoon services have a small but faithful path along which He is leading us congregation and a monthly meeting for the older folk is also popular Longhope (Barry Cocker) Southwick (Pastoral Vacancy) We are enjoying great blessing from the Lord with new members joining us; God is building His church with mature Christians. Having joined the Partnership for Missional Church (PMC). we are watching with interest and excitement to see where He is leading us. We would welcome prayers for decisions over the pastoral vacancy, and for this first year of PMC. Prayers for the church leadership would be valued and also for our church weekend away in May. Over the past few years our youth work has grown, with a third of the young people coming from non-Christian families. Their families are joining us for some family services when the young people are taking part. Please pray for the planning of the young people’s work for next year. Stronger ties with the village school where our Sunday morning services are held are being made; and we hope to help run a school Savings Bank.
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