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Springfield Park Baptist Church


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'.

My Lighthouse

Rend Collective


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.

Bible Reading

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

Childrens Corner

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

Prayer requests

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Please add our email address info@springfieldparkbaptistchurch.org.uk to your address book so that our messages will be allowed through to your inbox.

Is there a song or hymn that would fit in with the theme and what God is saying? You can put a link to it in your comments to share it with everybody.

Thank you for leaving your thoughts on todays service for the encouragement of others. Please leave some feedback or reply to other comments if you feel the same way.

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You can take part in next week's service by following this link.

What's On?

Wet Your Whistle

Every first and third Wednesday in the month, join us for a chat and tea or coffee, biscuits and maybe even cake. Click the image for more information.

Wet Your Whistle graphic

Coffee Hub

Coffee Hub is every Thursday morning between 9.30 and 12.00. Please drop in for tea, coffee and a chat.

Toddler Group

To get us back into the flow, we will be limiting numbers for a little while, so BOOKING IS ESSENTIAL. Also, we would kindly ask for no more than 2 children per adult at this time. We will review the situation weekly, and relax these rules as soon as possible.

Please phone or text Alison on 07741 737351 to book your place. We look forward to seeing you!

Toddler group poster

Need Some Help?

If you are self isolating and struggling to get by we may be able to offer some practical help.

Use our request form here to give us your details and one of our volunteers will contact you.

Please note we are only able to offer help within our local community of Trinity Ward, Chelmsford.

Listen to a Service

You can download a selection of our pre-covid 19 services to listen to off-line on our Listen Again page.  All the services since that time can also be viewed again through links on that page.

The last recording made in the church before Covid 19 changed everything can also be found near the bottom of our home page where there is a player that can be used to listen to it or you may download it to listen to later.

From our Foreign Correspondent


At a service with IEM missionaries

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.

Coffee Hub

Come to our coffee drop-in on Thursday mornings from 10am to 12 noon. All welcome for free coffee, tea and a chat.

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