On Sunday we had a service where we learned about the first 5 out of 10 commandments (I hope you can remember the actions we did for the first 5!). One of the commandments we looked at was:
'Remember the Sabbath day and keep it holy. Six days you shall labor and do all your work, but the seventh day is a sabbath to the Lord your God. On it you shall not do any work, neither you, nor your son or daughter, nor your male or female servant, nor your animals, nor any foreigner residing in your towns. For in six days the Lord made the heavens and the earth, the sea, and all that is in them, but he rested on the seventh day. Therefore the Lord blessed the Sabbath day and made it holy.'
Considering this is one of the all famous 10 commandments it is one we can be utterly terrible at obeying. It is meant to be a day of rest and time with Jesus. Our lives can often be so packed and so busy that we never end up resting because even on assigned days off we are doing bits and bobs that are not restful or beneficial for our souls. Busyness is not good for our bodies and mind so I want to challenge you to start applying the discipline of a Sabbath rest day into your weekly routine, even if it starts as an afternoon Sabbath rest with the hope of working it up to a whole day.
Time with God is never wasted and is the most productive thing we can do for our wellbeing!
SUNDAY GATHERING 10:30AM Join us this Sunday as we have a one off sermon on Esther. For those who are unable to attend in person you can join us on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hP2_br20_Bo
SELAH | PAUSE We are taking an intentional pause for the month of August on a lot of what we do as church. However, while this is a physical pause it is not a spiritual one. We pray that in this time of rest and pause it will be one of strengthening and refreshing, of hearing from God and beautiful times of worship.
MARK is on SABBATICAL This means he will not be contactable throughout July and August. Please contact Katie, Paula or one of the elders if you need to at any point. Please also be aware that although the office will be open much of the summer, with staff away at different times there will be less capacity than normal.
The Well Cafe Manager Vacancy
We are looking for a new Well Manager. IF you have a real passion for our community, a heart for hospitality and serving those in Willesborough, this may be a brilliant opportunity for you or someone you know! Closing date for applications is 21st August. All the information is on the link below - if you fit the criteria and want to apply, please fill in the application form and email to email@example.com.
Click here for information: https://willesboroughbaptist.church/jobs
We are advertising for a new Preschool Manager. We would love to hear from you if you feel this role may be just right for you or someone you know. The preschool has recently achieved a 'Good' OFSTED rating across all four assessment categories; we are looking to build on this and have a real vision to continue improving standards ready for our next inspection in 6 years time. The closing date for this application is 18th August. All the information you require is in the following link: https://willesboroughbaptist.church/jobs
Set Up 2 Worship on the 29th August Steve and Joanne Cocking from Set Up 2 Worship are joining us as part of their UK tour. Steve and Joanne visit the UK every year to bless the UK church with their experience and passion for setting up instruments for worship. They have recently served at Big Church Festival and David's tent where they have been working at guitar techs. If you would like to attend the workshop please sign up using the link below and the event is £10 cash on the evening.
"The 'Real' Meal"
Men getting real with God and one another. Come and quench your thirst, enjoy some food, make new friends and chill out together.
Where? Woolpack Pub, Smeeth & Brabourne Lees.
When? 7pm for 7:30pm on 4th September, then 1st Monday of each month until the end of the year.
Great grub - £10 each
Please let firstname.lastname@example.org or Ben Oliver, Mark Giles and Jerry Newson know by the Friday before each event if you are coming.
Corrie ten Boom's The Hiding Place (12A) is showing at Ashford's Picturehouse cinema on Wednesday 16th August at 7:30pm.
Family Food and Fun | 21st August
Set Up 2 Worship | 29th August | 7-9pm
"The 'Real' Meal | 4th September | Woolpack pub (Smeeth/Brabourne) | 7pm
Love Willesborough Meeting | 13th Sept | 7:30pm | Main worship space
The Well | Open Tuesdays, Thursday and Saturdays | 9-12am
Renew Wellbeing | Tuesdays in The Well | 2-4pm
Prayer | before our Sunday service | front of church | 9:45am
Lighthouse Sundays | Sunday mornings | In The Well