Sunday Service 10th January
We are into the new year and the forty-first week of our online services in the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic. As we are in tier 4 in Essex and there have been increasing numbers of new cases of the virus the church is closed and the service will again be online only. This week the Brett family have prerecorded our service and you can join in by following the text and video links in turn below. Alison's Bible story time for younger children continues with the second part of the story of Joseph. View that any time on this page below the service.If you didn't see our last Sunday service and would like to catch up, you can see it here. Links to all the services including the 'Christmas specials' are also on the Listen Again page.
Don't forget, you can also take a look at last week's service again to see what comments have been left and to respond to them where appropriate.
If you would like to contribute an item for next week's service or for another week contact Alison or leave a message in the comments below. We will be continuing with our online services, as well as in church when we can, for the foreseeable future, and it would be good to get as many of you involved as possible.
Theme: Trusting God to lead us onwards through the example of the wise men
The Brett family warmly welcome you to this online service. We know it's been a bit of a naff start to the year, but there is so much hope if we focus our eyes upon God. We pray that this service blesses you and speaks to each of you as we all try to make sense of 2021 and how we are meant to go forward.
Please join in and sing along at home with one of our favourite songs below called 'My lighthouse'. Sophie says that she likes this song because it reminds her 'of when we sang this with Granny and Grandad, and also how God's love is always there to guide us'.
Please join in with our lovely and handsome quiz master Carl. You will need a pen and paper!
All age talk
The Lego challenge
The Bishop of Colchester has kindly sent us one of his talks to use in our service this week. We thank God for Bishop Roger and the message that you have for us through Bishop Rogers words.
Matthew chapter 2: verses 1-12
The Right Reverend Roger Morris and the wise men
It's not easy to understand what God's plans are, but just like the wise men did, we need to trust God and allow Him to show us His wonders so that we can get lost in them, rather than in the darkness. We need to Trust in Him to lead us and to lead our Church in the next steps forward. God's word is a lamp unto our feet, so let's trust in Him, read His word and journey through this together with our sights set upon God.
Please listen to this amazing Father and son singing 'Spirit lead me' in the link below. Use the time to reflect upon today's service, what God may be saying to you at this time and how we can move forward together as a Church.
Hillsong cover by Enni & Kanaan Francis
Here is another brilliant song if you would like more time to reflect and pray.
What A Beautiful Name
Hillsong Worship - cover by Reese Oliveira and Friends
Thank you for watching and taking part in our service. Please leave any comments in the box below so we can share thoughts and encouragement with each other.
May God's Word be in your heart.
May God's Word be on your lips.
May God's Word be in your touch.
May God's Word direct your feet.
On this day and all your days to come
May God's Word be the life you live.
-The Brett family x
Father Abraham had many Sons
Kids Praise & Worship Bible Song
from Bible Songs for Kids
Joseph talk and craft
Part 2 of the story of Joseph
Do Not Give Up
Preschool Worship Song
from KidSpring Children's Ministry
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From our Foreign Correspondent
See an account of John Lancasters 2019 visits to India here.
Follow Johns latest mission trips to India and see more pictures of the people and places he visits by joining John's Adventures in India on Facebook.
Tool Box Project
Do you have any spare tools or craft items? We are collecting them for Tools With a Mission. See the list on our Tool Box Project page for details of what we currently need.
Can you knit, crochet or sew?
The Springfield Stitchers need help with various charity projects. If you would like to help or, if you would like to learn to knit, crochet or sew, or if you have unwanted wool or haberdashery (buttons, zips, thread, fabric, sewing machines) please pop along to find out more.
The Springfield Stitchers meet at “The Coffee Hub” every Thursday 9.30 till 12.00 at Springfield Park Baptist Church. Contact Alison for more information.
As a church we believe in the power of prayer and that it makes a difference in situations and circumstances. We are part of Chelmsford 24-7 Prayer, joining with Christians from across our City to pray for the things God lays on our hearts. Please follow this link for more information about how you and your church can get involved: https://chelmsford24-7.org/. Plans for the near future at Springfield Park involve the setting up of a new prayer space and prayer walks around our local area. Watch this space for developments.
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