Fellowship News (October 2021)

October 8, 2021

in Fellowship News

Henry Alford’s hymn puts it like this -
All is safely gathered in, ere the winter storms begin.
So therefore we say -
Come, ye thankful people, come, raise the song of harvest-home.

Calix will be leading our Harvest Thanksgiving morning service on 10th October. No Harvest lunch this year, but many of us enjoyed a pre-Harvest Barbecue recently—thanks to Karl and those who prepared it so beautifully. However, we can all participate in our Harvest display -You are invited to bring non perishable items for this. They will be taken to the Brighton & Hove City Mission for their food bank ministry in that needy city.

See what’s needed:

Pray for Pastor Calix as he continues his theological course at London Seminary and in his pastoral ministry amongst us; also for Bea and the family.

For other prayer requests please see this months Connect Magizine.

Praying & caring for the Community - Park terrace East, Livingstone Road, Stanley Walk

Preaching out this month:

3rd – S Piggott – Copthorne am;

10th D Ansell – Copthorne am;

17th D Ansell – Hope chapel am, S Beadle – Storrington am;

24th S Piggott – Rudgwick am, DA – Slinfold pm;

31st D Ansell – Wivelsfield am

A surfeit of Saturdays?

A Saturation of Saturdays? Well, what I mean is, around this time of the year there are a number of busy Saturdays for members of Rehoboth Baptist Church, Horsham.

It’s perhaps true to say that for those busy at work Monday to Friday, it’s good to have Saturday free for family, friends or favourite hobbies, and, of course, the other F to complete the alliteration – Football!

But for us as part of the family at Rehoboth, there are important things that happen on Saturdays e.g. 9am on Zoom (details posted each week on Whats App) – Early Morning Prayer. Now, OK, you might feel that’s not for me – but I’m glad that there are a few who do join, glad they’re praying. But do you not feel a burden to pray together as we approach the Lord’s Day, to pray for the ministry of the Word, for the Sunday School and Bible Class. Why not consider making it a date on a Saturday morning at 9am. Of course for the first one in October, as with the last one in September, it was and is not possible to hold the Early Prayer, but then that brings us back to the busy Saturday period just now.

Last Saturday in September some of us were at the Association of Grace Baptist Churches (SE) Annual meetings day at Homerton. It was good to meet up with brothers & sisters from churches we are in association with, to hear what is happening around the churches, and to have some ministry on that 150th Anniversary of its founding from Mark Dever, Snr pastor at Capitol Hill Baptist Church, Washington DC & president of Christian ministry 9Marks. The theme: Let brotherly love continue.
Now on the first Saturday in October, we have our own Church Awayday and look forward to an inter-esting day considering ‘New Life from the Old Testament’ with Dr David Green from London Seminary.

We could wish there were more joining with us, but may it be a worthwhile, but relaxing day.
Then for a few of us on the last Saturday in October, we’ll be at All Nations Christian College for the Grace Baptist Mission annual meetings. It will be so good to get updates on missionaries we support, and to hear from new ones just starting. And ministry from James Muldoon from Carey Baptist, Reading.

No doubt about it, Saturday is an important day for the Rehoboth family. Let’s all join in!

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