A farmer went out to sow his seed. As he was scattering the seed, some fell along the path; it was trampled on, and the birds of the air ate it up. Some fell on rock, and when it came up, the plants withered and died because they had no moisture. Other seed fell among thorns, which grew with it and choked the plants. Luke 8.5 – 7.
We are pleased that you are able to join with us today. If you are on holiday, please take our greetings back to your home church. We are here to worship our risen Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ. The Service this morning and evening will be taken by the Revd. Derek Cleave from Bristol. We pray that both the Speaker and the hearers will receive a blessing from the Lord. The Lord’s Supper will follow the service this morning and all who love the Lord are invited to join with us at this special time. There is a basket in the foyer to receive gifts for the Food Bank. Lord’s Table Servers to be Sam Lawry and David Cowling.
Door Steward: Howard Jenkyn.
Flower Distribution is to be by Pat James.
Church Cleaning for 7th October to be by Trish and Maurice Jackson.
NOTICES FOR THE COMING WEEK.
Tuesday 2nd October in the Schoolroom at 10.30am. Bible Study to be led by Tony Hollow.
Tuesday 2nd October in the Schoolroom at 7.30pm. Prayer and Bible Study leader to be Pastor Tim Dennick from Zion Community Church.
SERVICES FOR SUNDAY 7th October.
10:15am – Ken Trestrail.
6:00pm – Revd. Alastair Bolt, our Superintendent Minister.
Door Steward: Neil Davis.
Flower Distribution is to be by Nancy White.
Church Cleaning for 14th October to be by Pat and Peter James.
There are still many in our Fellowship to pray for. Please remember Mary Parson, Ted and Margaret, Elizabeth, Margaret and David, Vera, Jimmy Barber and Vanessa, and Ron Watkins. Claire is going on steadily. Allie, the daughter of Martin Hagget is to start a course of 3 months chemo on 9th October. Please keep praying. Iris Bidgood is due to have a hip replacement on Tuesday. Please pray, as she is not very well. Also pray for Paul and Debbie Trevorrow.
Please would everyone give a telephone number of someone to be contacted in the event of an accident, to Mary Cowling. This list will be kept at the Chapel for use in an emergency! If you have previously given a contact number to Mary, can you please check that it has not changed – this often happens if the person changes their phone.
We are very grateful to everyone who contributed in any way to our Harvest Festival. Those who received gifts of fruit and flowers from the Harvest were very pleased to receive the gifts, and thankful to have visitors. The total giving for the Harvest amounted to £2300.05 (£1630 in gift envelopes) for which we thank the Lord.
Bible Christian Chapel Christmas Dinner 2018. Please remember to give your choice of menu with £10 per person to Ruth. The names should be in by today, Sunday 30th September please.
Shoe box Appeal Leaflets are available in the foyer and shoeboxes in the Sunday School Room. £5.00 per box has been suggested by Samaritans Purse to cover project costs, including transportation. Please bring boxes to Chapel by Sunday 4th November. If you are unable to fill a shoebox, donations would be gratefully received.
The ‘Big Breakfast’ at FSMC last week raised just over £1000 for Cancer Research. Thank you to everyone who supported this outreach.
Please remember to collect stamps for Slavic Gospel Association funds. There is a collecting jar in the Schoolroom.
All the services in the Chapel are recorded and are available to purchase or to borrow. See Maurice Jackson or Joel Perkin if you would like to have one.
Thought for the Week: God gives us time – to prepare for eternity!