Welcome to this morning's service led by Stephen Hall, one of our elders, and assisted by Delphine

When I survey the wondrous cross

Stephen continues the service with our prayer time and then a song before Tom Ward's message: "Thriving or just surviving Lockdown"

Final Hymn - Be still and know I am God

Notices and offering

We thank Stephen Hall who has put this programme together this week.

Please respond with any Comments/Feedback/Blessings to brecsec@googlemail.com or to Stephen 01245 471019 letting us know if you are happy for them to be shared with the fellowship.

Thursday 6th August: Prayer meeting at BREC between 8.00 and 9.00pm with social distancing measures in place , This replaces the prayer material sent out during lockdown. It is imperative that you contact Stephen Hall  on brecsec@googlemail.com or text/phone him on 0754 858 6614 by Wednesday evening 5th August if you plan to attend.

Next Sunday 9th August: We continue our series on Transformed Living. The subject is Living in the Home & Workplace from Ephesians 5:22- 6:9. The speaker is Charles de Lacy.

Offering: If you wish to donate to the work of BREC either once or regularly, please email Evan Gough ergough134@yahoo.co.uk or speak to him on 01245 259116

Mano a Mano – Nigel successfully completed his charity challenge and would like to thank everyone for their sponsorship of his walk/cycle. The total including Gift Aid currently stands at £2,080 with money still coming in. A big thanks to all who supported.

Points for Praise & Prayer (these are also included in the video above)


  • 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
  • For God’s protection through a difficult time.


  • For Colin’s granddaughter Anna (15) in Portland Oregon in who has been tested positive for Coronavirus. Pray for health and safety for her and her family.
  • For Fiona’s family as they face various health issues.
  • About the tense situation in Hong Kong and the restrictions being placed on the Church there. Pray for protection of Cecilia’s family and especially her niece who is a youth pastor there.
  • 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 wisdom as consideration is given to how physical church services can commence again, safely and within the guidelines issued by the government.
  • 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 Abbie & Dan as they have had to postpone their Wedding until 27th February.
  • For Neve, living and studying in Australia.
  • For the Chelmsford Foodbank and for Chess, that they might operate effectively & safely during this time of great need in the local community.
  • For Made for More (formerly SYM) as discussions are being held (including with schools) on 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.

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