1st to 17th October 2021
 
3rd October 2021
James 2:1-13 The Masked Worshipper
Tom Bowring

10th October 2021
James 2:14-26 To be or to do/ CAP Sunday
Madelene Gilbert

17th October 2021
James 3:1-18 Tongues of fire
Tom Bowring
 

Message from Tom
 
It’s been a slog, but we’re there; 9 Limefield is occupied and already being much loved and used for God’s glory in Oakham (a massive thankyou to everybody for all they did and particularly Merv, Jon D and Team Dodson for moving all those boxes with us). There was quite a delay Wednesday, on moving day, when we were all sat in the garage on Trent Road waiting for the necessary things to move with the solicitors and we began to talk about contingency plans. Where will we sleep if we don’t get the keys? What will we do with vans full of stuff? We know God is faithful and His timings are perfect, but He also calls us to be wise stewards and to plan as we can so as not to be foolish. God calls us total trust and also shrewd stewardship. I know there are some keen sailors among our ranks, and they will no doubt tell me about the incorrectness of this illustration, but I’m feeling nautical… The Christian life is often a navigation through a tricky straight. If we steer one way we risk running aground on the shallow depth on mistrust, and yet over correct and we could hit the reef of foolhardiness. On a clear day we can just about make the voyage between the hazards, sometimes we can even see the wrecks that have strayed before us and learn from their wayward activities. But more often than we’d like, the day can be foggy and visibility low. Not only that but we are the navigators; untrained, prone to panic and all together unsuitable for such a colossal task as life.

I used to love Hornblower when I were younger, for those not in the know, it’s about a naval commander around the Napoleonic period. One of the scenes that reoccurred in almost every episode was a lurching galleon, wood creaking, trying to sail quietly and decisively through a narrow and hazardous straight. Whenever this event occurred it was never a task left to the navigator alone; each member of the crew had a role to play whether is was dropping lines to measure depth, maneuvering cargo to change the ship’s ballast, reading maps before and during the trip or stood behind the navigator offering encouragement and advise. It was an “all hands” affair.
So too we aren’t called to navigate our own straights alone, here upon the HMS OBC (the ex-Airman inside me resented typing that) every member has dedicated their lives to dropping lines, encouraging, moving cargo and reading maps as we navigate God’s seas together. Advise, council and wise listening will always help us avoid running aground as we sail through life. And the wonderful thing is this… if we do hit a rock, God has already patched the hole up, we just might have to bail out some water, but before you know it we can be sea worthy yet again and sailing into new waters.

Have a blessed week and know I’m always available to chat; just drop me an email, give me a call or pop into church.
Tom

 
 
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Dates for your diary:
                 
October 17th Welcome Lunch for everyone new
November 7th Second Service 3pm
December 5th Baptisms

 
Tuesday Morning Prayer
Tuesday morning prayer will be in the Church building starting at 7.30am.
Take the time each Tuesday morning to renew, restore and refresh.
All are welcome!
Sunday morning prayer @ OBC

Prayer before the Sunday Service.
This is a prayer meeting for the whole church lifting up all that the Church is doing to see God's kingdom come including what is taking place in the Service that day. 
Church is not just a set of unconnected individuals but a body of believers who wants to build God's kingdom together. That means we need to pray together!
So if you able, please make every effort to come.
We will be praying from 9.30am to 10am in the back room.
See you there!
AV Team needs your help!

The AV Team needs more people to help on Sundays.
No previous experience required
Training will be provided if needed.

If you're interested in helping or to find out more, please contact Ebe admin@oakhambaptist.org.uk or 01572 724990

Prayer meetings from 7:00 pm to 7:30 pm
on Zoom on Sunday evenings

Note the new Zoom details:

Meeting ID: 841 9449 3795
Passcode: 2299

or CLICK HERE to join

Sunday Night @ 6, 6-7pm, Sunday 3rd October 2021

Come and spend an hour in the wonderful presence of God as we meet to worship, pray, seek and listen to Him. This will be a Zoom meeting, details to follow.
We look forward to seeing you!
Prayer @ OBC

Confidential Prayer Line
 
If you would like confidential prayer for God's healing, peace, protection or any other matter at all, then please contact us using the following information and we will be delighted to talk and pray with you over the phone. 
 
Simply email ministryteam@oakhambaptist.org.uk giving your name and phone number and we will call you back.
 
Let us always remember, God has His strong hold upon us all. Psalm 91:14-16
 
With our love & prayers,
 
Peter & Kate

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The next Newsletter will be sent out on Friday, 15th October 2021. All articles and updates to be included in that edition of the Newsletter should be received by Monday, 11th October 2021. This Newsletter edition will cover 15th to 31st October 2021. Please send your articles by emailing newsletter@oakhambaptist.org.uk or contact Ebe on 01572 724990.
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