Rev. Charles Claydon: 28th May 2017

Derek Gardner welcomed everyone and read Psalm 96

Helen Tomlinson read Psalm 34

Worship was led by Helen Tomlinson & the Music Team

Over heads Chrissie Nkechuka

Charles Claydon read Psalm 116

We broke bread together

Impact was led by Lucy Fyfe & Alice Bates

Rev. Charles Claydon was the speaker his theme ‘’Gods Bridges’

Refreshments were served afterwards.

 

 

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Les Barnard: 21st May 2017

Derek Gardner welcomed everyone and read Hebrews 8. 6 But now Jesus, our High Priest, has been given a ministry that is far superior to the old priesthood, for he is the one who mediates for us a far better covenant with God, based on better promises. Worship was led by Helen Tomlinson & the Music Team

Over heads Chrissie Nkechuka

Alan Mousley read a passage from Acts

Impact was led by Alice Bates

Les Barnard was the speaker his theme ‘Gideon’ Judges 6

Refreshments were served afterwards.

 

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Derek Gardner welcomed everyone

Worship was led by Helen Tomlinson & the Music Team

Over heads Brian Tomlinson

Helen Tomlinson read from Acts 2. 3 – 8 They saw what seemed to be tongues of fire that separated and came to rest on each of them. All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues[a] as the Spirit enabled them.

Now there were staying in Jerusalem God-fearing Jews from every nation under heaven. When they heard this sound, a crowd came together in bewilderment, because each one heard their own language being spoken. Utterly amazed, they asked: “Aren’t all these who are speaking Galileans? Then how is it that each of us hears them in our native language?

Lucas & Martha Hollingsworth were baptised

Scripture for Martha – Colossians 2 6 – 7  So then, just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live your lives in him, rooted and built up in him, strengthened in the faith as you were taught, and overflowing with thankfulness.

Scripture for Lucas – Colossians 1. 9 – 10 For this reason, since the day we heard about you, we have not stopped praying for you. We continually ask God to fill you with the knowledge of his will through all the wisdom and understanding that the Spirit gives,[a] 10 so that you may live a life worthy of the Lord and please him in every way: bearing fruit in every good work, growing in the knowledge of God,

Impact was led by Alice Bates

A DVD from J John was played – www.YouTube,co,uk    –  How To explain What You Do, When You Are a Pastor

Refreshments were served afterwards.

 

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Rev. Charles Claydon: 7th May 2017

Marina Anderson welcomed everyone and read from James 4. 8 Draw near to God and He will draw near to you.

Worship was led by Helen Tomlinson & the Music Team

Over heads Brian & Ben Tomlinson

Impact was led by Helen  & Matt Tomlinson

Derek Gardner read from Revelation 21.6 I am the Alpha and the Omega—the Beginning and the End. To all who are thirsty I will give freely from the springs of the water of life. All who are victorious will inherit all these blessings, and I will be their God, and they will be my children.

Sue Gardner read from Matthew 5. 3 – 8 The beatitudes “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted.
Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth.
Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness,for they will be filled.
Blessed are the merciful,for they will be shown mercy.
Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God.
Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God.
10 Blessed are those who are persecuted because of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
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The speaker was Rev. Charles Claydon his theme Touching Jesus

Refreshments were served afterwards.

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Pat Talks: 30th April 2017

Worship was led by Helen Tomlinson & the Music Team

Over heads Brian & Ben Tomlinson

Impact was led by Helen Tomlinson & alice Bates

The speaker was Pat Talks her theme What it means to be a special people – chosen for a purpose – to make a difference.

Ephesians 1:3  Praise for Spiritual Blessings in Christ

Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in the heavenly realms with every spiritual blessing in Christ. For he chose us in him before the creation of the world to be holy and blameless in his sight. In love he[a] predestined us for adoption to sonship[b] through Jesus Christ, in accordance with his pleasure and will— to the praise of his glorious grace, which he has freely given us in the One he loves. In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches of God’s grace that he lavished on us. With all wisdom and understanding,

1 Peter 2. 9 & 10 But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light. 10 Once you were not a people, but now you are the people of God; once you had not received mercy, but now you have received mercy.

 

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Jonathan Doxey: 23rd April 2017

Derek Gardner welcomed everyone and read from Nehemiah 9. 5 – 6 Nehemiah 9:5-6New Living Translation (NLT)

Then the leaders of the Levites—Jeshua, Kadmiel, Bani, Hashabneiah, Sherebiah, Hodiah, Shebaniah, and Pethahiah—called out to the people: “Stand up and praise the Lord your God, for he lives from everlasting to everlasting!” Then they prayed:

“May your glorious name be praised! May it be exalted above all blessing and praise!

“You alone are the Lord. You made the skies and the heavens and all the stars. You made the earth and the seas and everything in them. You preserve them all, and the angels of heaven worship you.

Worship was led by Helen Tomlinson & the Music Team

Over heads Chrissie Nkechuka & Laura Weston

Impact was led by Alice Bates

The speaker was Jonathan Doxey his theme ‘Put on the Full Armour of God’

Ephesians 6. 10-18 The Whole Armour of God

10 A final word: Be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. 11 Put on all of God’s armor so that you will be able to stand firm against all strategies of the devil. 12 For we[a] are not fighting against flesh-and-blood enemies, but against evil rulers and authorities of the unseen world, against mighty powers in this dark world, and against evil spirits in the heavenly places.

13 Therefore, put on every piece of God’s armor so you will be able to resist the enemy in the time of evil. Then after the battle you will still be standing firm. 14 Stand your ground, putting on the belt of truth and the body armor of God’s righteousness. 15 For shoes, put on the peace that comes from the Good News so that you will be fully prepared.[b] 16 In addition to all of these, hold up the shield of faith to stop the fiery arrows of the devil.[c] 17 Put on salvation as your helmet, and take the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.

18 Pray in the Spirit at all times and on every occasion. Stay alert and be persistent in your prayers for all believers everywhere.

Isaiah 53. 4 – 5 Yet it was our weaknesses he carried; it was our sorrows[a] that weighed him down. And we thought his troubles were a punishment from God,  a punishment for his own sins! But he was pierced for our rebellion, crushed for our sins.
He was beaten so we could be whole. He was whipped so we could be healed.

Romans 10. 13 For “Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.”[

Hebrews 11. 1 Faith shows the reality of what we hope for; it is the evidence of things we cannot see.

 

Refreshments were served afterwards.

 

Forward Notice – Praise Night on 7th May 2017 6.30pm

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Derek Gardner welcomed everyone to our Easter altogether Service

The DVD He is Risen was shown

Worship was led by Helen Tomlinson & the Music Team

Over heads Chrissie Nkechuka

Lucy Fyfe read Matthew 28. 1 – 10 Early on Sunday morning, as the new day was dawning, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary went out to visit the tomb.

Suddenly there was a great earthquake! For an angel of the Lord came down from heaven, rolled aside the stone, and sat on it. His face shone like lightning, and his clothing was as white as snow. The guards shook with fear when they saw him, and they fell into a dead faint.

Then the angel spoke to the women. “Don’t be afraid!” he said. “I know you are looking for Jesus, who was crucified. He isn’t here! He is risen from the dead, just as he said would happen. Come, see where his body was lying. And now, go quickly and tell his disciples that he has risen from the dead, and he is going ahead of you to Galilee. You will see him there. Remember what I have told you.”

The women ran quickly from the tomb. They were very frightened but also filled with great joy, and they rushed to give the disciples the angel’s message. And as they went, Jesus met them and greeted them. And they ran to him, grasped his feet, and worshiped him. 10 Then Jesus said to them, “Don’t be afraid! Go tell my brothers to leave for Galilee, and they will see me there.”

Alan Mousley spoke of the greatest story of all time is the Easter Story – we all play a part – Come and Celebrate

We broke bread together

Impact was lead by Alice Bates

The speaker was Helen Tomlinson her theme – Thomas

Ben Tomlinson read John 20. 4

The choir sang 2 songs with a reading from Lynne Sykes – What Easter really means in between

The Service ended with the children hunting for the hidden Easter eggs which will be distributed on Tuesday to people in the area.

Refreshments were served afterwards.

Derek Gardner welcomed everyone to our Easter altogether Service

The DVD He is Risen was shown

Worship was led by Helen Tomlinson & the Music Team

Over heads Chrissie Nkechuka

Lucy Fyfe read Matthew 28. 1 – 10 Early on Sunday morning, as the new day was dawning, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary went out to visit the tomb.

Suddenly there was a great earthquake! For an angel of the Lord came down from heaven, rolled aside the stone, and sat on it. His face shone like lightning, and his clothing was as white as snow. The guards shook with fear when they saw him, and they fell into a dead faint.

Then the angel spoke to the women. “Don’t be afraid!” he said. “I know you are looking for Jesus, who was crucified. He isn’t here! He is risen from the dead, just as he said would happen. Come, see where his body was lying. And now, go quickly and tell his disciples that he has risen from the dead, and he is going ahead of you to Galilee. You will see him there. Remember what I have told you.”

The women ran quickly from the tomb. They were very frightened but also filled with great joy, and they rushed to give the disciples the angel’s message. And as they went, Jesus met them and greeted them. And they ran to him, grasped his feet, and worshiped him. 10 Then Jesus said to them, “Don’t be afraid! Go tell my brothers to leave for Galilee, and they will see me there.”

Alan Mousley spoke of the greatest story of all time is the Easter Story – we all play a part – Come and Celebrate

We broke bread together

Impact was lead by Alice Bates

The speaker was Helen Tomlinson her theme – Thomas

Ben Tomlinson read John 20. 4

The choir sang 2 songs with a reading from Lynne Sykes – What Easter really means in between

The Service ended with the children hunting for the hidden Easter eggs which will be distributed on Tuesday to people in the area.

Refreshments were served afterwards.

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Alan Lowe: 9th April 2017

Worship was led by Helen Tomlinson & the Music Team

Over heads Chrissie Brian Tomlinson

Helen Tomlinson read from Matthew 21. 8 – 11 Most of the crowd spread their garments on the road ahead of him, and others cut branches from the trees and spread them on the road. Jesus was in the center of the procession, and the people all around him were shouting,

“Praise God for the Son of David!
Blessings on the one who comes in the name of the Lord!
Praise God in highest heaven!”[b]

10 The entire city of Jerusalem was in an uproar as he entered. “Who is this?” they asked.

11 And the crowds replied, “It’s Jesus, the prophet from Nazareth in Galilee.”

Imapct was lead by Alice Bates & Helen Tomlinson

The speaker was Alan Lowe his theme taken from John 12. 1 – 11

Jesus Anointed at Bethany

12 Six days before the Passover celebration began, Jesus arrived in Bethany, the home of Lazarus—the man he had raised from the dead. A dinner was prepared in Jesus’ honor. Martha served, and Lazarus was among those who ate with him. Then Mary took a twelve-ounce jar of expensive perfume made from essence of nard, and she anointed Jesus’ feet with it, wiping his feet with her hair. The house was filled with the fragrance.

But Judas Iscariot, the disciple who would soon betray him, said, “That perfume was worth a year’s wages. It should have been sold and the money given to the poor.” Not that he cared for the poor—he was a thief, and since he was in charge of the disciples’ money, he often stole some for himself.

Jesus replied, “Leave her alone. She did this in preparation for my burial. You will always have the poor among you, but you will not always have me.”

When all the people heard of Jesus’ arrival, they flocked to see him and also to see Lazarus, the man Jesus had raised from the dead. 10 Then the leading priests decided to kill Lazarus, too, 11 for it was because of him that many of the people had deserted them and believed in Jesus.

and John 4. 21

21 Jesus replied, “Believe me, dear woman, the time is coming when it will no longer matter whether you worship the Father on this mountain or in Jerusalem.

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Arnie Kells: 2nd April 2017

Worship was led by Helen Tomlinson and the Music Team

Over Heads Chrissie Nkechuka

Alan Mousley read from 1 Corinthians 11. 26 – 32 26 For every time you eat this bread and drink this cup, you are announcing the Lord’s death until he comes again.

27 So anyone who eats this bread or drinks this cup of the Lord unworthily is guilty of sinning against[a] the body and blood of the Lord. 28 That is why you should examine yourself before eating the bread and drinking the cup. 29 For if you eat the bread or drink the cup without honoring the body of Christ,[b] you are eating and drinking God’s judgment upon yourself. 30 That is why many of you are weak and sick and some have even died.

31 But if we would examine ourselves, we would not be judged by God in this way. 32 Yet when we are judged by the Lord, we are being disciplined so that we will not be condemned along with the world.

We broke bread together

Impact was led by Lucy Chalk

The Speaker was Arnie Kells his theme – Putting others first

With readings from 1 Chronicles 17 1 – 2, After David was settled in his palace, he said to Nathan the prophet, “Here I am, living in a house of cedar, while the ark of the covenant of the Lord is under a tent.”.Nathan replied to David, “Whatever you have in mind, do it, for God is with you.”

1 Chronicles 29 10 – 14 10 David praised the Lord in the presence of the whole assembly, saying,

“Praise be to you, Lord,
the God of our father Israel,
from everlasting to everlasting.
11 Yours, Lord, is the greatness and the power
and the glory and the majesty and the splendor,
for everything in heaven and earth is yours.
Yours, Lord, is the kingdom;
you are exalted as head over all.
12 Wealth and honor come from you;
you are the ruler of all things.
In your hands are strength and power
to exalt and give strength to all.
13 Now, our God, we give you thanks,
and praise your glorious name.

14 “But who am I, and who are my people, that we should be able to give as generously as this? Everything comes from you, and we have given you only what comes from your hand.

and Matthew 3. 11 “I baptize you with[a] water for repentance. But after me comes one who is more powerful than I, whose sandals I am not worthy to carry. He will baptize you with[b] the Holy Spirit and fire.

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Helen Tomlinson: 26th March 2017

Worship was led by Helen Tomlinson and the Music Team

Over Heads Chrissie Nkechuka

Helen Tomlinson showed a DVD – The life of Noah

Bible reading by Helen Tomlinson – Proverbs 31

All Mothers received a flower to commemorate Mothers Day

Refreshments were served afterwards

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Corona Virus (COVID-19) Update

Great news - We have reopened our church building for short services on a Sunday morning at 10.45am. You are very welcome to join us, however it is vitally important you let us know if you are coming either by email to helen@thebridgebaptistchurch.co.uk or by sending a text to 07586 564995. A copy of our safety guidelines will be given to anyone who hasn't already received one. Please be aware that face coverings must be worn.