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Abbotsham Baptist Sunday Newsletter – 25.10.2020

Dear Members and Friends of Abbotsham Baptist Church,

The Sunday Talk
We continue with our theme from 1 John. The short bible passage for today is 1 John 2:7-11.
Sunday 25th October 2020 – The Old/New Commandment. Mini sermon recorded especially for Abbotsham Baptist Church. The speaker is Dick Chamings.
Harvest Collection for Foodbank – Monday 2nd November, 10-12am
Because we were not able to have a traditional Harvest Festival Service with food collection we are asking you to support a food collection of packets and tins as a thanksgiving offering from Abbotsham Baptist Church. The chapel will be open between 10am and 12 noon for gifts to be dropped off at the entrance porch. Deacons and volunteers will be present to welcome you and accept your gifts. Thank you for your support in anticipation. We have been blessed by God throughout the Pandemic with a ready supply of food and it is a joy to assist the increasing numbers who are struggling financially and with food poverty at this time.

Monthly Holy Communion – First Wednesday of the month 8pm on Zoom.
Open to everybody. We have missed being together and worshiping together during the Covid 19 Pandemic, particularly those of us who are more vulnerable. One of the things we have been unable to do is share bread and wine together in obedience to and love for our Lord. We are starting a monthly online, Zoom, Holy Communion on the first Wednesday of each month. It will replace the Bible Course on those weeks. Even if you have not been joining in with the bible course please join with us if you can. The Communion Zoom link will be sent out next week in the newsletter for Sunday 1 November. Have your own wine or similar + bread ready for the short service.

Bible Course
The course is continuing to be very well attended and enjoyed by all. If anybody wants help with how to join a Zoom meeting please let me know and we can sort things out. If you have missed the sessions so far but would like to start joining in then please do so, you are very welcome. If you can please read the bible passages in your manual before the meeting. If you need an extra manual I have two available.

Geoff Williams is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Geoff Williams “Bible Course Session 5” Zoom Meeting
Time: Oct 28, 2020 08:00 PM London
Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 507 846 2714
Passcode: 194500

Prayer diary – Week beginning 18.10.2020  
Day Prayer theme – Barnabas Fund – Aid agency for the persecuted church – Bringing hope to suffering Christians. Household of the day
Sunday Give thanks for the ministry of Dick Chamings. Pray that we will be built up in our faith through the online mini sermon today. Barnabas Fund reminds us – Covid 19 pervades many countries bringing, suffering, sickness, mourning, death, loss of livelihoods and mental anguish with the already poor suffering the most. “Align our heart with yours Lord.” Jim and Fay Croxford
Monday Pray for our own fellowship and personal bible study. Pray that despite not being able to meet on Sundays our own devotions will continue to be disciplined and faithful.
Egypt – BF supports 4,577 Christian widows or female led families in desert areas with food, hygiene support and bibles.
Graham and Sheila Eastman
Tuesday Pray for those who are unwell, in pain and waiting for hospital appointments. Senegal – BF supports young new Christians with vocational and Christian training when they have been rejected by family and former faith society. Pat and Larry Fishleigh
Wednesday Zimbabwe – BF provides 14 agricultural trainers in a land with acute food poverty alongside Christian discipleship training. Productivity levels rise up to 10 times. The trainers work alongside churches encouraging them to follow their model as well as 6000 agricultural officers introduced to the farming principles. Barbara Hartley
Thursday Pakistan – BF freeing 160 Christian brick kiln workers from bonded debt enabling families to send children to school and live independently. Yvonne and Gordon Hasler
Friday South East Asia – 81% of population transport is by motor cycle. BF provides young Christians with motorcycle maintenance training and tools to equip them to earn a living in a place where they are often subject to harassment and violence. June Hetherington
Saturday Sri Lanka – A Buddhist majority country where Christians are frequently harassed including violently. BF supporting 495 pastors who have lost income through church offerings ceasing during Covid 19. Tea labourers with food and hygiene support where work has ceased during Covid 19. Previously typically a family lived on £3 a day. Anne Horsnell

God bless you this coming week,
Geoff Williams