Welcome to BREC's Virtual Service led by Penny and featuring our good friend Steve Morley - all in one sitting today!

Notices

We thank Penny Smith who has put this programme together this week.

Please respond with any Comments / Feedback / Blessings to

brecsec@googlemail.com or to Stephen Hall 01245 471019 letting us know if you are happy for them to be shared with the fellowship.

THURSDAY: 17th September: Prayer meeting at BREC between 8.00 and 9.00 pm with social distancing measures in place including the wearing of face masks unless you have medical exemption. It is imperative that you contact Stephen Hall on brecsec@googlemail.com or text/phone him on 0754 858 6614 by Wednesday evening 16 th September if you plan to attend.

NEXT SUNDAY: 20th September we continue our series on prayers in the bible. Simon Medcroft senior pastor at Danbury Mission will be speaking on Jesus’ Prayer: John 17

BEIRUT: Special Offering through September

We are having a special offering throughout September to support Doug Barnett's contact Ronnie from 'New Heights' who are very much involved in relief in the current situation especially amongst refugees, children and young people. You may remember Doug giving us presentations about this mission on previous visits to BREC and Doug has been personally involved with New Heights during several visits to Lebanon in the past.

There is also more details about the ministry of new heights on their website: -

https://www.new-heights.me/#

If you would like to contribute you can do so by: -

 Sending a Cheque made out to Broomfield Road Evangelical Church, to Evan Gough at 20 Chancellor Court, Broomfield Road, Chelmsford CM1 1RY

 Making an online transfer to Broomfield Road Evangelical Church Bank Account SORT 08-90-04, Account Number 65004876 marking it Offering.

Remember if you are a tax payer you can gift aid your amount if that isn't already set up.

To do this contact Evan Gough at ergough134@yahoo.co.uk or 01245 259116

We appreciate that, at this time of crisis, not everyone will be able to support this, but every little counts!

for Prayer & Praise

PRAISE

  • For Jo’s scan results showing all signs of cancer have gone. Pray for Jo, Will and the family as Jo faces further treatment.
  • For the unique opportunities in the current situation through online evangelism and church services
  • Praise that nine new families attended the playgroup open morning, none of whom were known to us previously, and all of them signed up for places for their children to join our Playgroup.
  • For God’s protection through a difficult time.

PRAY

  • For Made for More (formerly SYM) as discussions are being held (including with schools) how it can best work with schools from September onwards - in what is likely to be a very different school context to that pre-COVID.
  • For safety of Playgroup staff, children and families.
  • For wisdom as consideration is given by the leadership team on how physical church services can commence again, safely and within the guidelines issued by the government.
  • For Fiona’s family as they face various health issues.
  • For wisdom for the UK government as they balance the risk of Covid-19 spreading with the needs of protecting all citizens and the economy.
  • For all those working in the health service, including members of our own fellowship. Pray that there will not be a second spike, causing a rise in demand.
  • For our Elders, the Leadership Team and the Pastoral Care Team who are continuing to stay in touch with and support church members.
  • For the development of an effective and safe Covid-19 vaccination.
  • For each member of the church, that we continue to support one another, family members and neighbours.
  • For those in our fellowship in Care Homes – Ethel, Anna, June (Penny’s Mum) Carole S, Lyndy. May they know protection and God’s presence giving them hope.
  • For those amongst us who face the possibility of redundancy or who are concerned about future job prospects, and those who have decisions to make about what will happen with their business and their staff.
  • For those preparing our Sunday services.
  • For the Chelmsford Foodbank and for Chess, that they might operate effectively & safely during this time of great need in the local community.

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