MRBC Sunday Service 24th September 2021

This Sunday we have Beth Powney again as our guest speaker. Premieres online at 10-30am and is on demand afterwards. Her subject is “Digging Deeper” on 2 Corinthians 12:1-10.

The video will premiere at 10-30am on Sunday and will be available on demand afterwards. The Weekly Sheet and Transcript will appear nearer the time.

If you would like to know more about Open Doors and the World Watch List 2021 and how you can help the please click here to go to their website.

Link to CTF United Service – click here

Link to gathering after the United Service: CLICK HERE If you want to get on to Zoom manually, then here are meeting details: Meeting ID: 811 8368 8020 Passcode: 363649

MRBC Sunday Service 17th January 2021

For those of you with Smart TVs or tablets with the YouTube App, you may want to go directly to the video which is at: https://youtu.be/XuZFMAvpLgc

FOR REFLECTION AND DISCUSSION

1. What aspect of fellowship have you missed most during the pandemic and lockdown?

2. Read Acts 2:42-47. What sorts of things did the disciples do together? How did those things build their faith? How can we apply them to our situation?

3. In what ways should we build ourselves up as a church fellowship in the post-covid world? What things should we try to concentrate on? What new things learned should we continue to do?

Week of Prayer For Christian Unity 18th to 25th January

Because of the Covid situation, there are only three activities this year and they are detailed below. During the week, we’ll also be dispaying the daily prayer from Churches Together in Britain and Ireland on the CTF Facebook site, and we’ll also put a link to them here.

Link for daily prayer guide: click here to download printable pdf

Quick Link to CTF Community Prayers – click here to go straight there

Link to United Service – click here

Link to gathering after the United Service: CLICK HERE If you want to get on to Zoom manually, then here are meeting details: Meeting ID: 811 8368 8020 Passcode: 363649

MRBC Sunday Service 10th January 2021

Items for Reflection and Discussion

  1.  We have now worshipped in this unconventional way for 10 months.   What has been the downside of doing church this way, and what for you have been positives in your walk with God and relationship with others in the church? 

Read Acts 2:42-47.  

  • In verse 42 we read that “devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer.”   We associate at least three of these as what we do as part of worship services.   Why are all these things of importance in the life of the church?
  • Do we really need a building to worship God in?   Where were the early church worshipping?  
  • In what way may we be short sighted in thinking that worship is only singing praise or something done in a worship service.  Romans 12:1 may help here.  In what ways may our lives be worship?

MRBC Prayer Meeting January 2021

THANKS AND PRAISE

  •  Give thanks to God for all he is to us and all that He has done for us in Christ.
  • Thanks for recent activities over Christmas and for the additional people that looked in on our services, particularly the Nativity Service.

OUR WORLD & NATION

  • Coronavirus – that the vaccine rollout will be prompt, but pray for ongoing effect of restrictions,  and it’s impact:  those who have lost loved ones, those suffering the long term effects of Covid and the impact on the economy of the pandemic, both here and globally.
  • Please pray for our land as Brexit is now complete.

OUR LOCALITY

  • Pray for Walton Parish Nursing, CAP, BOOST, Hope Trust, Basic and other local organisations who practically show God’s love to others.
  • Pray for the CTF Steering Group as they make plans for Unity Week and a  Lent Course (most likely on Zoom), and look at other activities that may or may not happen later in the year.
  • Please pray for the EBA Regional Team.  Nick Lear is moving back into church ministry soon, so pray as they seek his replacement.  Pray also for churches in the Association who have suffered financial and other difficulties during the pandemic as they make difficult decisions this year.
  • Pray for the Port of Felixstowe as it struggles with a glut in containers, a backlog of waiting ships and Brexit regulations.

MRBC

  • Remember those who are recently bereaved, and those who have lost loved ones in the past year or two who will be feeling their loss this time of the year.
  • Pray for those who are sick, including those with mental health issues who are finding the recent lockdown and Tier 4 arrangements about meeting others difficult.
  • Pray for our other regular activities, Coffee & Chat, and the Monday Zoom Small Group.
  • Pray for our C-Kers children, that we may maintain contact with them.
  • Please pray for the Leadership Team as they meet Tuesday and for the Church Meeting on 12th
  • Give thanks for the way in which those in the fellowship are keeping in touch with one another, particularly those in activities that have been closed for months.

A printable version of these is below:

The Christmas Extra Service December 27th 2020

We are pleased to welcome our guest speaker, Canon J John today whose ministry, Philo Trust has produced testimonies and other items we have used in this service (and on Christmas Day too). We also have an item from our Advent Course people, Engage worship. We pray that you will be blessed by John’s ministry. There is no Weekly Sheet or Service Transcript this Sunday.

If you have or want to accept or recommit your life to Jesus, we would love to talk to you. Please click on Contact Us above. More about J John’s ministry can be found at https://canonjjohn.com/

C-Kers Online Christmas Edition

Hi and welcome to the Christmas edition of C-kers Online. It’s a wierd Christmas this year isn’t it? What’s yours going to be like? We dropped in on Scruffy and Jan to see what he’d be doing this Christmas and discover more of what Advent and Christmas is about..

Some of you were involved in our online Nativity Play this year. If you missed it, here it is again as we remember the real story of Christmas – the birth of Jesus.

Christmas Craft and Puzzles

I’m sure you’re enot going to get bored this Christmas are you? Well. here are some Christmas activities and puzzles in a Christmas Notebook to try if you want to try something a little different. You’ll need colouring stuff and you’ll need to be able to print it off.

Why not try making your own Christmas Notebook? Click on the links below to find what it’s abut and what you’ll need to make it.

Colouring Pages

Bookmarks to make

AND FINALLY

We usually bring you a musical item. This one’s not very Christmasssy but it’s fun.

That’s it for the time being. Have a great Christmas and a happy New Year!