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Abbotsham Baptist Sunday Newsletter – 26.06.2022 and 03.07.22

When you pray, go into your room and shut the door and pray to your Father who is in secret. And your Father who sees in secret will reward you.” Matthew 6:6

Dear Members and Friends of Abbotsham Baptist Church


Sunday Service 03.07.22 – 10.30 am

You are very welcome. Come and enjoy fellowship and love.

Title – He himself is our peace

Bible reading – Ephesians 2:11-22

Speaker – Alan Thorpe


Following the lifting of “Covid” restrictions face masks are no longer required. However, if you are feeling vulnerable please feel comfortable and welcome if you choose to wear a face mask.

There will be tea and coffee served at the end of the service. If the weather is suitable we encourage people to enjoy their refreshments outside to reduce the potential for infection.

Talking Jesus Report 2022

This is the latest report by Alpha, the Evangelical Alliance, Hope Together, Luis Palau Association and Kingsgate Community Church. It shows the state of faith in the UK, how people come to faith in Jesus and how we, as the church, can talk about Jesus more effectively with our friends and in our community. It is an incredibly easy to read report designed to help us as individuals and churches to share the good news of Jesus. To look go to the Baptists Together Website 

Baptist Together – Songs of Praise 26th June

Songs of Praise goes to this year’s Baptist Assembly to celebrate our 400 year old denomination. A great selection of songs and fascinating interviews.

South West Baptist Association – Celebration and AGM: Sunday 3rd July @ Westward Ho! Baptist

Tea at 4.30 – 5:30; Celebration 6:00 – 7:00. Thank you to those who have offered to make scones. Come along and share in being part of a much bigger church family.


Prayer diary – Week beginning – 26.06.22

Whatever you ask in my name, this I will do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. If you ask anything in my name, I will do it.” John 14:13


BMS Kosovo: BMS started working in the Republic of Kosovo in 1999 but after 23 years of having personnel there, BMS’ formal involvement in the country will finish at the end of 2022. This week we remember some of what God has done and pray for our work drawing to a close.

Household of the day


Abbotsham Baptist – Please pray for Dave Hopwood as he brings us God’s word. Pray also for Barry, Jenny, Liz and Harrison who are not able to join us due to Covid. BMS Kosovo- Give thanks for each BMS mission worker, every team member and BMS-supported worker who has served in Kosovo. Pray that the seeds of transformation they sowed will continue to bear much fruit.

Nick, Liz and Harrison


BMS: Praise God for each local partner that BMS has worked with over the past 23 years and praise him for all that we have learned, shared and done in Kosovo. 

Mike and Sheila


Abbotsham Baptist – Please pray for those in the fellowship who are suffering from long term illness, who are regularly in pain and experiencing worry. BMS: BMS workers Robert* and Rose* have been in Kosovo since 2017 and their final months will be spent working with young people, building capacity, encouraging cultural diversity and passing on their skills. Pray that this project will fulfil its goals and be sustainable well into the future.

Martin and Pam


BMS: Pray for Robert and Rose, that they will live a life that encourages local people to live life in all its fullness. Ukrainian refugees – Pray for the family in Great Torrington, that the son will have his epilepsy stabilised and the whole family will experience the peace and protection of God.

Jim and Fay


BMS: The Kosovan Government faces high unemployment and cultural tensions – many young people want to leave the country. Pray that authorities would have the wisdom and resources they need to deal with these challenges. Abbotsham – Please pray for new contacts for our church that we will be able to share the good news of Jesus.



BMS: Remember Robert and Rose, and their children Joe* and Josh* as they plan for the future. Pray that God would make the way ahead clear and the transition peaceful. Abbotsham – Please pray for those who are can no longer come to church for health reasons. Pray they will know they are loved by us and by God.

Linda H


Abbotsham Baptist: Please pray for Alan Thorpe as he prepares for Sunday’s service on the theme of our peace in Christ. BMS – Thank God for Kosovan believers, their encouragement and partnership. Please continue to pray for them and their ministry, today and in the future.