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MALVERN BAPTIST CHURCH

CHURCH NEWS

News of the Church Family, for our intercessions:

Our prayers of thanksgiving:

“The Lord is good to those whose hope is in him,

to the one who seeks him” (Lam. 25 NIV)


Pray for our community to be kept safe during this epidemic. Pray for all our sisters and brothers across the world who have been, and are continuing to be, affected by COVID-19. We pray that all will know God’s overwhelming, steadfast love.


Please send any prayer requests for next Sunday’s News of the Church Family, to prayers@malvernbaptistchurch.org.uk. or telephone Rev. Dave Clarke 01684 569110 before 12.00pm Wednesday. Celebratory news, which we can praise God for, is very welcome too! (1Ch 5:20).


NEWS


Christians Against Poverty, Malvern

This link is for the latest CAP update. Please continue in support of this vital ministry.


BMS Birthday Scheme

Hilary Grove, who coordinates the BMS Birthday giving scheme has asked that if you wish to make your donation via cheque rather than cash you can make it to Malvern Baptist Church and mark the envelope "Birthday scheme" or make the donation direct to BMS online.


BLESS Acronym

Some people have found the BLESS acronym helpful in praying for their situations and communities so I reproduce it here. You may extend the prayer of blessing for a person by asking the Lord to bless the person’s:


● Body – health, protection, strength

● Labour – work, income, security

● Emotions – joy, peace, hope, love

● Social relationships – marriage, family relationships, friends, neighbours, colleagues

● Spiritual relationship – salvation, faith, grace, mercy, spiritual growth


Maintenance Volunteers needed

At the recent church meeting it was requested that the Baptistry cover be made more fitting for the front of the church. If there is anybody that has the time and skills to rebuild this cover and is willing to do so can they see Steve Dowling and discuss the work involved.


Volunteers needed!

There are a small amount of tasks to do around the church for anybody who is handy at DIY and also Joanna would like some additional help in the garden.

If you feel you can help contact Dave Clarke or Joanna Crewe.


Appeal for items of encouragement and prayer

In the absence of activities, we are still sending out a news sheet. So please send into Peter or myself items of encouragement, answers to prayer or personal testimony for inclusion and we will try to include them.  Similarly if you have particular items for which you would like church prayer.

minister@malvernbaptistchurch.org.uk      

prayers@malvernbaptistchurch.org.uk    newssheet@malvernbaptistchurch.org.uk


Also if you have a  pictures of life under lockdown (social distancing exercise walks) or MP4 videos of a testimony for example,  scriptures you feel are relevant to our situation please send them to me.

 

PASTORAL CARE TEAM  NEWS  

The pastoral team, home group leaders and I will be keeping in touch with you via the telephone, and please let me know if you need help in any way, such as shopping. Please don't hesitate to ring if you need to talk or you want prayer.   Perhaps you could consider ringing others you know also. (If you need a phone list please let me know). If you just want someone to chat to, Joy Morrow has offered to be a listening ear so you can ring her between 10am and 9pm on 01684 572899


If you can volunteer to be part of a team who can do shopping and food delivery for others please also let me know.  


Yours in Christ

 

Rev Dave Clarke


Psalm 46:1  God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble


Malvern Baptist’s Prayer Chain

Malvern Baptist’s Prayer Chain is now up and running!

The prayer chain aims to serve this church by giving immediate, confidential, prayer support as and when there is a need. Nothing is ever too big or too small to bring before our God. Neither can too much prayer support ever be given.

If you have a prayer request or want to know more about our prayer chain please contact: Janet Raggett 07962 130256


At Malvern Baptist Church we take the safeguarding of children and vulnerable adults very seriously.  If you have any concerns over the safety of any young person or adult please report, in confidence, to either Sue Fairchild or Stephen Ayling, MBC Safeguarding Team (safeguarding@malvernbaptistchurch.org.uk).