Stoneleigh Baptist
Stoneleigh Baptist Church

sowing seeds of hope in the community

Welcome

church

We are a group of local Christians in Stoneleigh, Epsom, Surrey, seeking to share the positive difference that Jesus makes to our lives, and to discover, together, more of the forgiveness, peace, love security and hope that He promises to His followers.

We're learning together how to trust Jesus in putting this into effect in our everyday lives, as we journey together.

We’d like to welcome you amongst us, and encourage you to walk with us for a while: we'd value your company and friendship.

ZoomSunday Morning Services

OUR SUNDAY SERVICES WILL BE HAPPENING LIVE ON ZOOM AT 10:00am

Do join us this Sunday morning if you are able to, by internet or phone, with the details emailed/ posted to you (or contact the church office to receive these). You will be able to join the room for pre-service chat from 9.40am.

Recorded highlights from this service will be posted online and on social media from 8pm the following Monday. By joining the service, you give your consent for any audio and/or visual input of yours that is captured on the recording to be used in this way.

children
Stories, activities and songs for the children

each week will be found HERE

call to prayerDays of Prayer

WEDNESDAY 5 & 19 AUGUST AT 8PM

We will continue to have our fasting and prayer days on 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month, from 9:00am-9:00pm.

There will also be a shared time of prayer from 8:00-9:00pm via Zoom. If you are able to join this, you will receive a meeting link on the day. We will for everyone email/ post through your door prayer points for the day, so that you can join in however and whenever you can.

  • Most people will want to pray at home during the day, BUT the church building will be open 9am-1pm if you would like to come and pray in the building.
  • In keeping with current government guidelines, you will find that the chairs in the sanctuary are arranged differently to allow for social distancing and we ask that you bring with you anything that you need (e.g. Bible, water bottle). There will be someone to welcome you, direct you to the hand sanitiser station and explain how things will work for everyone's safety. (We are so glad to be able to welcome individuals into the church building again, but please be mindful of your own health and vulnerability and stay at home if that is wiser).

ZoomSunday 26 July 2020

Recorded highlights from this service can be viewed according to your preferences:

  • On our public Facebook page (you do not have to be a Facebook member to see it as this is open to everyone).
  • Also on YouTube.

Please subscribe to our YouTube Channel to keep up with future videos.

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prayPrayer Opportunities

Two regular opportunities to pray

Wednesdays 9:00am - 1:00pm: Come into the church building for private prayer

Saturdays 8:30am - 9:30am: Zoom prayer meeting

breakfastZoom Men's Breakfast

Saturday 8 August, 8:00-9:15am

Join Gerry for a new occasion with all the usual ingredients:

  • breakfast (you'll have to provide your own!)
  • A speaker
  • Prayer

Other similar breakfasts to follow on 2nd Saturday of each month.

Zoom details to be sent nearer the time

messy online
Messy Church Families

If you would like to receive a fortnightly Messy Church newsletter with stories, activities, things to do and watch, please contact gill@stonechurch.co.uk.

lion maskOur latest newsletter can be downloaded here.

Whale NEW Messy Church goodie bags will be available for children aged 3 to 11 years old on Tuesday 4th August between 3:00pm and 5:00pm. They will be outside the church to collect.

(Do not come out of isolation or make an unnecessary or unwise journey, but if you can pass the premises on your daily walk, please collect a bag).

The goodie bags are absolutely free but if you would like to make a donation, please bring an item of food for the local Foodbank.

food bankFoodbank News

The church building will be open on Wednesday mornings 10am-12 noon for anyone to drop off items for the Foodbank.

Please adhere to government advice, do not come out of isolation and do not make unnecessary or unwise journeys to do this, but if you want to drop off items whilst you are on a daily walk, we will ensure that they get there. Thank you.

Latest information on urgently needed items (and what is currently well-stocked) is shown on the Foodbank website here.

You can also support them via their Crowdfunding page through this LINK.

Verse for Today

(New International Version - UK)

3rd August - 9th August 2020

MONDAY
10:00am Pray for the church leadership (contact Andy for details)
TUESDAY
3:00-5:00pm Collect a Messy Church Goodie Bag!
8:00pm Facebook Live (Members and Friends group) - Prayers and Encouragement
WEDNESDAY
9:00am-9:00pm Day of Prayer
9:00am-1:00pm Church open for private prayer
8:00pm Church prayer meeting (via Zoom - link will be emailed)
THURSDAY
 
FRIDAY
8:00pm Facebook Live (Members and Friends group) - Prayers and Encouragement
SATURDAY
8:00am Mens' breakfast (via Zoom - link will be emailed)
8:30am Prayer meeting (via Zoom - link will be emailed)
SUNDAY
10:00am Church family worship service (via Zoom - link will be emailed); Selected parts of the service will be recorded and made available later via website link, Facebook public page & YouTube channel
6:00pm Youth Group Online

Future Diary Dates

Mon 3 Aug 10:00am Pray for our church leaders (Contact Andy for venue details)
Tue 4 Aug 3:00-5:00pm Collect a Messy Church Goodie Bag!
Wed 5 Aug 9:00am-9:00pm Prayer Day
Wed 5 Aug 8:00pm Prayer meeting (via Zoom)
Sat 8 Aug 8:00am Men's breakfast (via Zoom) - details to follow
Tue 18 Aug 3:00-5:00pm Collect a Messy Church Goodie Bag!
Wed 19 Aug 9:00am-9:00pm Prayer Day
Wed 19 Aug 8:00pm Prayer meeting (via Zoom)

facebook page

Our public Facebook page can be found at www.facebook.com/stoneleighbaptist


sheep in shadeMessage from the Church Office

Psalm 91 - a Psalm for the Current Times

During the current pandemic I have been reading Psalm 91 almost daily. The psalm almost describes verse by verse the situation in which we are now living. It also makes crystal clear God's love and care for us. Who says the Bible is 'old fashioned', or 'old hat'! The verses were almost written for these days. Let me show you:

Verses 1 & 2: The psalmist talks about 'resting in the shadow of the Most High'... 'in the shadow of the Almighty'. God's protection.

Verses 3 & 4: Being saved from events that would harm us: 'the fowlers snare and the deadly pestilence'. Finding refuge with God under His wings: 'a shield and a rampart'. Do the words about deadly pestilence sound familiar?

Verses 5-8: These verses talk about fears, pestilence and plague. All these events we are seeing now. Very real fears of catching Covid-19 and HM Government's measures put in place to avoid it. If we love and trust God, the verses go on to say we will only see these things with our eyes – the TV reports bring these things home daily.

Verse 9-13: Again, these verses talk about God's protection. Making the 'Most High your dwelling' 'for He will command His angels ... to guard you in all your ways.'
Why does God to all this? Because He loves us. And if we call on Him, He will answer us. See verses 14 and 15.

What I would like you to do is to read Psalm 91 for yourself, slowly. Perhaps on a daily basis, let it penetrate your being. Let God speak to you and reassure you about His love and protection.

Amen.

(Richard Sutch)

bible studyBible Study Notes

This week's bible Study notes on 1 Samuel 16:1-14 can be downloaded here.

services online
BUGB Prayer Broadcast

Every Wednesday the Baptist Union is holding a prayer broadcast at 7pm. You can join in live or watch the recording later, here.

coronaArrangements during the Covid-19 (Corona Virus) restrictions

All Stoneleigh Baptist Church services, activities and ministries including home-groups, Alpha, etc. where people would normally gather remain suspended, but alternatives are happening "on-line" where possible.

You will have seen that as from 4th July church buildings can be open for services. However, there's lots of detail under the headlines and, although the leadership team is continuing to review the situation and there will be some things that can gradually happen in new ways in the building, Sunday services will remain on Zoom for some time to come.

Meanwhile, we are producing CONNECT to members and friends every week as a means of encouragement and sharing of news. We will also be broadcasting on Facebook - on our Members and Friends group for those who have access on Tuesdays and Fridays.

We also encourage you to fast and pray on Wednesdays and at midday, everyday at the moment, to pause what you are doing and to pray the Lord’s Prayer with your loved ones!

If you are willing to be contacted and asked to help with shopping etc. for others, please let the office know.

If you leave a message on the church answerphone it will be picked up and we will get back to you as needed.

If you require more information on Covid-19, please contact the UK Government or NHS websites.

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Jesus said, "I have come that they may have life and have it to the full."