Fellowship News Jan 2021

January 2, 2021

in Fellowship News

We have been blessed over the past month in being able to keep meeting in the Chapel on Sunday mornings, and with the air conditioning kindly provided by the doors and windows open! It reminds me of a poem by Robert Louis Stevenson entitled ‘The Vagabond’, in which comes the verse:

Or let autumn fall on me White as meal the frosty field -
Where afield I linger, Warm the fireside haven -
Silencing the bird on tree, Not to autumn will I yield,
Biting the blue finger. Not to winter even!

Our fingers, hopefully didn’t turn blue (white possibly!), and we resisted the warm fireside haven, but for the intrepid attenders, perhaps the last lines should read: Not to Autumn will I yield, Nor to Covid even!

But seriously, with due attention given to safe social distancing and sanitising gel, we give thanks that some of us were able to meet physically, and others by You Tube and/or zoom. It was good too to share communion on that first Sunday – as we shall be this first Sunday morning of the new year.

We also have an evening service in the chapel on this first Sunday, though only via zoom on the remaining weeks of January. Please join us if you can, one way or the other.

(Just a reminder regarding Communion, otherwise called The Lord’s Supper – it’s  for all church members and baptized believers who love the Lord Jesus in sincerity and truth. If you have not yet been baptized by immersion, please ask our pastor or one of the elders if you wish to consider baptism and church membership, or if you have questions about what being a Christian is.)

After 14 years of holding our Carols in the New Street Garden, we were unable to do so this year because of Covid restrictions. However, instead – and so that we could give voice to the Christmas carols – we had Carols in the Car Park as we celebrated Christ’s coming in our Christmas morning service al fresco. It was a cold but bright sunny morning and c20 ‘happy voices did rend the jocund air asunder’, to misquote a carol, and Calix brought us an encouraging word from Luke 1: 38, ‘I am the Lord’s servant,’ Mary answered. ‘May your word to me be fulfilled.’.

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Please note the different types of Rehoboth happenings in the interest of maintaining and encouraging the fellowship of God’s people. But also that others may be invited, or just ‘happen’, to pick up – tune in to our live streamed morning services via the church web site or on You Tube:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC2hNsM2dMebnpD1l10qifVg.

Also zoomed evening services are available – see below.

Rehoboth Baptist, Horsham Services in January are as follows:

Sunday 3rd 10.30am Pastor Calix (in chapel/ live streamed) + Communion 6.30pm Pastor Calix (in chapel/zoomed)

Sunday 10th 10.30am Pastor Calix  (in chapel/ live streamed)   6.30pm Pastor Calix (zoomed)

Sunday 17th 10.30am Pastor Calix  (in chapel/ live streamed)   6.30pm Rich Smith (zoomed)

Sunday 24th 10.30am Steve Piggott (in chapel/ live streamed)   6.30pm Pastor Calix (zoomed) 

Sunday 31st 10.30am Pastor Calix  (in chapel/ live streamed)    6.30pm TBA

Bible Class  in the chapel in the morning service from Sunday 10th, God willing. No Bible Class on 3rd.

For those with the Zoom app, note the following:

Each Saturday at 9am – 9.45am       Early Morning Prayer  (see ‘Rehoboth Announcements’ on Whats App)

Each Sunday For any zoom happenings, please watch for announcements

Each Wednesday Midweek Fellowship Group A – 7.45pm (see Rehoboth Announcements on Whats App.)

BS & Prayer: with phone-in link via Calix or Steve for those without Zoom.

Midweek Fellowship Group B – 8pm  (contact Rachel Cooke for info.) BS & Prayer

NOTA BENE  – New Men’s Group ‘Men of the Word’ starting on Thursday 14th January at 8pm via zoom. All men invited for a relaxed evening of fellowship.

Connections for all ladies – Thursday 21st at 8pm via zoom  ‘A woman God can lead’ (see Sandra for more details)

For those of us who don’t have the technical facilities, please don’t despair – sermon notes, and a paper like this can be circulated regularly through your letter box. Let Steve or Calix know if you don’t receive a copy.

Elders & Deacons meet by Zoom Mondays – dates as announced.

Praying and caring for the community – this month: Bedford Road, Arthur Road.

Preaching out this month:

10th David Ansell  – Hope chapel am & Thurs 14th; 17th DA – Hailsham; SB – Knaphill am

24th David Ansell – Wivelsfield am; SB – Storrington am

Horsham Convention meeting – Sat. 19th at Hope Chapel, Oakhill Rd. 6.30pm. Speaker: Gordon Hamilton

Praise & Prayer

Praise for a blessed Christmas and for health and safety, physically, emotionally & spiritually.

Give thanks for the Christmas morning service with God blessed weather appropriate for the day.

Wishing us each a Happy and Blessed New Year as the Lord goes with us every day

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