Marshalswick Baptist Free Church

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MARSHALSWICK BAPTIST FREE CHURCH   

MESSAGE FROM THE MANSE 5

7TH APRIL 2020

I hope that you found Sunday’s podcast and Zoom Link  helpful.   The Podcast and link to the video will remain on the website if you missed it or want to hear it again. Another podcast will be available this Sunday.

MC Easter Mural 

This is Holy Week, one of the most meaningful weeks in the Christian Calendar. 

In order to help you observe Holy Week we are intending to provide a number of opportunities to join in reflection and worship with one another.

Maundy Thursday  7pm  Communion and Reflection on Zoom.  Please have bread and wine with you.  A zoom invitation will be with you on Thursday if you are on our e mail list. We will finish before The Big Clap. If you would like to participate by doing a reading please let me know

Good Friday     A podcast will be available from 3pm on the website and hopefully (!) on Youtube

Easter Sunday  A podcast will be available as usual on Sunday morning and we will be having an orderly Zoom celebration at 12 Noon!

REACHING OUT TO THE COMMUNITY

Sadly, following a complaint made to Trading Standards, we have had to discontinue the jigsaw and book tables outside the church despite it being welcomed by the community.

On Palm Sunday a number of palm crosses and paper palm kits were taken from the table which also had an explanation of Palm Sunday on it.   We will be putting some foil wrapped  chocolate eggs out with a leaflet on Easter Sunday

LIGHT A CANDLE OF HOPE EVERY DAY

Please continue to light a Candle of Hope in your window every evening or place the poster sent with Message 3  in the window instead.  I do have some battery operated candles for loan if you are concerned about safety!  Perhaps you would like to do the same.

PLEASE DON’T STOP GIVING !!!

Although the building is closed, we still have bills to pay.   If you can continue with your giving that would be wonderful.  If you normally use the Blue Envelopes please Send a cheque by post or push the blue envelopes through the Manse Letter Box!!

HELPING OTHERS

The Food bank needs supplies. If you can help, please leave your donations at the Manse 4 Sherwood Avenue or in the church porch and we will get them to FEED and others in need.
Do remember to check on your neighbours- if they are ill or isolating they will value your help

SOURCES OF ENCOURAGEMENT AND PASSING THE TIME

The Bible Project Take a look at and discover some things you never knew about books and themes of the Bible.! https://bibleproject.com
Here are some other electronic things that you might like!
National Theatre, free world-class theatre online every Thursday: https://www.nationaltheatre.org.uk/nt-at-home
AUDIBLE: audio books made available for free during this time for children (and adults!): https://stories.audible.com/start-listen
Exercise Highly recommended (global leader): PE with Joe Wicks: https://www.thebodycoach.com/blog/pe-with-joe-1254.html; free: https://www.youtube.com/thebodycoachtv (Live Monday to Friday 9am)
Premier Christian Radio  Freeview 725 and DAB radio
God TV:  https://www.god.tv/live-uk/ Sky channel 580, Freesat channel 694,  Virgin Media channel 287  
Baptists Together have a live Prayer Broadcast every Wednesday and Thursday at 7pm. Log on to the Baptists Together Website.

SOME HELPFUL SCRIPTURE READINGS 

ISAIAH 42 :10 AND ISAIAH 42: 13 (NIV)
JESUS SAID : LUKE 4:16-21 (NIV)
THERE IS A REDEEMER   (MELODY GREEN) SoF 544

FOR YOUR PRAYERS 

Watch  an inspiring prayer request  from the frontline on https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3IaH3GACTWM  (Pray for our NHS - AUDREY - Covid19)

TIME FOR PRAYER    2ND MONDAY OF THE MONTH 7.30-8.00PM

We will be having a time of prayer on Zoom on Monday 13th April at 7.30pm   If you are on e mail watch out for an invitation to join in

FINAL WORD!!

Someone sent me this comment:  ‘You can think of your home as a prison or as a haven, which is yours?’

Rev Graham Clarke 
Marshalswick Baptist Free Church
Sherwood Ave St Albans AL4 9QL

minister email  0747  004 1436    01727 857786