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Saturday 31 August 10:00am - 11:00am Saturday Club (games)
Sunday 1 September 10:30am - 11:30am Breaking of Bread
4:30pm - 5:15pm Afternoon Service followed by buffet tea and activities for younger people
Wednesday 4 September 7:30pm - 9:00pm Prayer Meeting
Sunday 8 September 10:30am - 11:30am Something On Sunday (children's activities)
11:30am - 12:30pm Breaking of Bread
4:30pm - 5:15pm Afternoon service
Wednesday 11 September 7:30pm - 9:00pm Bible Study
Sunday 15 September 10:30am - 11:30am Something On Sunday (children's activities)
11:30am - 12:30pm Breaking of Bread
4:30pm - 5:15pm Afternoon service
Wednesday 18 September 7:30pm - 9:00pm Bible Study
Sunday 22 September 10:30am - 11:30am Something On Sunday (children's activities)
11:30am - 12:30pm Breaking of Bread
4:30pm - 5:15pm Afternoon Service
Wednesday 25 September 7:30pm - 9:00pm Bible Study
Sunday 29 September 10:30am - 11:30am Something On Sunday (children's activities)
11:30am - 12:30pm Breaking of Bread
4:30pm - 5:15pm Afternoon Service
Wednesday 2 October 7:30pm - 9:00pm Prayer Meeting
Saturday 5 October 10:00am - 11:00am Saturday Club
Sunday 6 October 10:30am - 11:30am Something On Sunday (children's activities)
11:30am - 12:30pm Breaking of Bread
4:30pm - 5:15pm Afternoon Service followed by buffet tea and activities for younger people
Wednesday 9 October 7:30pm - 9:00pm Bible Study

News

Something On Sunday

SOS starts again on 8 September. We look forward to seeing everyone again after the summer break. We're planning to finish our series on Jesus' friend Peter. Please pray for us (Rachel and Ro) as we plan the next term's programme.

Saturday Club

Games this month (actually last day of August rather than beginning of September!), with an opportunity to learn petanque and also to play pool and mini-table-tennis. Details of October's club will follow.

Afternoon Family Service (and tea)

This month's family service will be taken by Peter Young from East Cowes. Peter attended the Mission when he was a boy and lived in Lake. (In fact he became a Christian at the Mission.) It's good to welcome him and Sue back.

Bible Study

After an interlude during the summer holidays, when we looked at the short letter of Jude, we're returning to the study of Paul's letter to the Ephesians. We meet on Wednesday evenings now - so do join us if you can.

Summer Barbecue

We met for a barbecue one recent August evening, unfortunately missing out on the warm still weather which we've enjoyed in patches this summer. It was a day when an unusually severe storm for the time of year was rattling through, producing winds of 80+ mph at the Needles (I heard this on the national news). Fortunately, Brian and Christine's garden is not as exposed as the Needles, and it was possible to cook food and eat it without much problem, apart from the need to weigh down anything that might get blown away. Christine kindly provided blankets for those affected by wind chill.

The selection of puddings was amazing; with six children present, we didn't lack entertainment; and it didn't rain. In short, we had a great time, and thank you to all who contributed.

News from Turkey

Andrew and Debbie made their usual August visit to the Island. They updated us on their work, which includes training leaders, and translating and editing materials for Bible study courses. Pray for their safe return to Turkey.

Beach Mission (Lyme Regis)

Thank you for all your prayers while I was away at beach mission. We were blessed with beautiful sunshine all week, meaning there were lots of families on the beach.

We would start the day with our own individual quiet times before breakfast, then join together for a group meeting where we explored Titus.

After, we split into teams and planned specific roles for the day ahead. At 11.15 games for the children began on the beach, which led on to looking at a passage from the Bible (or a story for the younger ones), which many stayed for. In the afternoons we had our family specials, which involved choruses, quizzes, Bible stories, memory verses and a competition.

The overall response from parents and passers-by was very positive and many seeds were sown.

Lydia

Transformers Scripture Union Holiday

As I write, the 'team' are still away at the Scripture Union holiday for 13s to 18s. Sarah has reported that all's going well. They'll be home by the time most of you read this! More in October's newsletter.

Thought for the Month

I've been trying to sort my fallen apples into those which hopefully might be worth eating and those which would be better consigned to the compost heap. The process reminded me of Jesus' parable of the good and bad fish, sorted into two baskets, and also of Ed's message on a recent Sunday afternoon, explaining the story of the wheat and the weeds. (Both of these stories are in Matthew chapter 13.)

I'm having to sort my apples by looking at the outside. Often, however, I cut open a nice looking apple, only to find a maggot in residence - or the unpleasant evidence that a maggot has been a recent occupant. God, however, is never misled by what we look like on the outside - the Bible tells us clearly that God looks on the heart (see 1 Samuel 16:7). Sadly, when God looks at the human race He sees the heart of every individual affected by the problem of sin.

Nearly all my fruit this year has been attacked by pests - my meagre crops of plums and greengages, even the cherries - and now the huge quantity of apples. Unfortunately, it's too late to do anything about what's inside this year's fruit. But it's not too late to do something about what's inside each of us: for God offers us a way to be cleansed in our hearts and made new.

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