Notice Sheet - Dereham Baptist Church

Please Note information for the weekly notice sheet
needs to be given to the Church Office by Thursday.
Church Contacts
Church Annexe, Norwich Street, Dereham, NR19 1BX
Phone:01362 695221 Open 10-12 Mon—Fri email: [email protected]
Ministers: Rev: Chris Densham email:[email protected]
Rev. Jorge Damasceno email:[email protected]
Counselling Service: Phone 01362 851101
Pastoral Contacts: Richard & Frances Cracknell 696214
Or Barbara Yaxley—Church Office 695221 or 695847
Youth Work Contact:
Andrew Frere-Smith—690941 email: [email protected]
21st December 2014
4th January 2015
Sunday 21st December
Welcome to our church. We trust you enjoy being with us
today and hope you will be able to join us again in
worship. Please join us for refreshments after the
Big Nativity
Candlelight Carol Service here
Crèche available upstairs.
There is a box available for your gifts towards the
Lord work in the entrance hall.
There are people available to pray or talk to after
the service.
Christmas Morning Celebration
Christmas Card There are a few copies of the Church
Christmas card left if you didn’t pick one up last week.
It’s not too late to add your donation for Spurgeon’s
Childcare to the offering box.
Coffee Shop will be closed Friday 26th December and
Friday 2nd January.
Sunday 4th January 2014—Covenant Service
Preacher Rev. Jorge Damasceno.
The words for the Covenant Service are printed below for
your prayerful consideration before the service.
I am no longer my own, but Yours
Put me to what You will,
rank me with whom You will;
put me to doing, put me to suffering;
let me be employed for You
or laid aside for You;
let me be exalted for You,
or brought low for You;
let me be full, let me be empty;
let me have all things,
let me have nothing;
I freely and heartily yield all things
to Your pleasure and disposal.
And now, glorious and blessed God, Father, Son
and Holy Spirit,
You are mine and I am yours. So be it.
And the covenant made on earth,
let it be ratified in heaven. Amen.
Saturday 27th December
Portuguese Speaking Service
6.00 pm
Sunday 28th December All Age Service at 10.30am
Preacher Sam Leinster
Monday 29th December
Wedding (see separate note)
Gift Aid If you already give by weekly or monthly Gift
Aid envelopes, your labels are ready for collection in the
Church Office. If you are new to the church and are a tax
payer, please consider giving by Gift Aid.
Sunday Coffee There is a new rota for those serving
Church Office will be closed until 5th January.
coffee on Sunday mornings. Please feel free to help if
you feel the people doing it need help. If you would be
willing to be added to the rota please contact Barbara in
the Church Office.
Prayer Reminder for January is available in the
Emily is getting married! On Monday 29th
plastic pocket on the wall near the side entrance to the
December at 12 noon Emily Costello is getting married to
Joshua Graham and you are all most welcome to come
along to the church and see the wedding ceremony. They
really will value your support and prayers at this most
special time of their lives. Thank you so much. Sharon
Martin (was Costello, Mother of the Bride and Mother-in
-Law to be!)
EBA ask us to pray for
December 21st Christmas
This week, individually and as churches, we will be
celebrating the amazing Gift of God in the birth of His
Son, who “must be lifted up, that everyone who believes
in Him may have eternal life”.
Let us also remember the many in this country and
abroad who have yet to appreciate the true wonder of the
season and renew our commitment to make Him known!
December 28th
This week leads us into 2015, a year that sees many
changes within the Eastern Baptist Association.
We pray for the EBA Council, including those who have
recently been co-opted into its membership.
We give thanks for the leadership offered to the
Association through Paul Hills and pray for God’s
blessing to rest upon him in his retirement.
We pray for Richard Lewis as he takes on the mantle of
Team Leader within the Regional Ministry Team and for
his colleagues Simon Goddard and Nick Lear.
We pray for the new Project 2015, replacing Church of
the Year with a more local approach and we lift before
God the three sector based Assemblies – including that
for our Northern Sector at Dereham on 6th June.
Let us thank God that He is always doing a new thing
amongst us – and live in expectation of good things for
our Association as we walk with the Lord.
BMS ask us to pray for Paraguay & Ecuador
BMS’ partnership with Baptist conventions in Ecuador
(CBE) and Paraguay (CEBPy) involves several grants
for Supported Partner Workers (SPWs) and their
ministries. This is the final year for the grants to CBE,
and those to CEBPy will now be diminished over the
coming years.
Our aim is to encourage local sustainability and
ownership for these important ministries.
28th Dec.—4th Jan.—Leadership. Leadership is a
gift of God to the Church and one that needs to be
encouraged and developed.
The Bible tells many stories of gifted leaders and
encourages us to pray for those in positions of
BMS is committed to encouraging and supporting
leaders across the world in various capacities.