In Touch - Sunday 21st July 2019

‘Call to me and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know.’

Welcome to our Morning Service

Welcome to our Morning Service. Lewis Still is leading our time together this morning.
Richard Powell is preaching on the theme ‘Final Judgements’ from Exodus 9:13 – 10:29.

Tonight at 6.30pm - Worship & Word

We meet again at 6.30pm. Dave Thomas is preaching on the theme, ‘Living out our salvation in community’ from Romans 12. All Welcome.

This Week

Most groups are now taking a break for the school summer holidays.

Prayer and Fasting Day - Monday
Namjin’s operation is scheduled for the 23rd July. Due to the time difference between Korea and the UK, it will take place in the early hours of Tuesday morning. Because of this I would like to encourage you to make Monday a special day of prayer and fasting for Namjin and the family.
For those of us who are able to, please consider fasting and setting aside the time you would normally eat breakfast, lunch and dinner to pray for Namjin.
I appreciate that some of us are unable to fast for medical reasons and I would not want anyone to undertake anything that might be detrimental to their health. If you are not able to fast, I would encourage you to still set some time aside before or after meal times to pray along with the rest of us.
There will be two opportunities to join together with others to pray. For those who are around during the day, there will be a midday prayer meeting at the church. There will also be a second prayer meeting at 8pm in the evening.
If at all possible, please make every effort to come to one of these meetings.
Richard Powell.

Tuesday - 10am-12noon - Epsom and Ewell Foodbank here in the building. CAB Banstead & Raven Housing Trust run a help desk here too during Foodbank hours. There is no need to make an appointment, just pop in on the day. the meeting.

Wednesday - 9.15am - Prayer Meeting. Join us for 30 minutes of prayer here in the church building.

Wednesday - 9.45am-12.15pm - Table Tennis here.

Thursday - 12noon - Join us for prayer or about 30 mins, here in the building.

Friday - 2-3pm - Friends meet for an afternoon tea on Friday. Mainly for seniors but all welcome.

Friday - 8pm - Men’s Bible Study here on Friday evening. All men welcome.

Saturday - 7am - Early morning prayer meeting here in the building. All Welcome.

Saturday - 10am - Merland Rise Cycling Group We meet every Saturday morning at 10am outside of the church building before setting off on a mountain bike ride. All levels of fitness/skill are catered for. All we ask is that everyone wears a crash helmet and has a bike capable of riding off road. Please contact Martin Corless for more information.


Pray for church family away over the Summer break:
  • folk going to New Wine,
  • the team in Germany
  • the youth off to Soul Survivor.
  • Many are away or just taking a break.
  • Continue to pray for the Kim family in S. Korea
  • Sophie B. on her adventure.
See you in September, if not before.


This is the final edition of In Touch until after the Summer break.
It will be back on Sunday 1st September. If you have anything to publicise for early September please send it through to Ruth by Friday 30th August.

Anti - Social Behaviour (ASB) Week (22nd - 26th July)
Wednesday 24th July, 12 - 3pm Tadworth Leisure Centre, Preston Manor Road.
Please come and find out what Raven and Surrey Police can do to help prevent and resolve ASB in your community, and visit the Ad Bus at Tadworth Leisure Centre from 10am—3pm

Merland Rise Café
Come along and join us for a tasting session on Sunday 28th July, 3pm - 6pm, here in the café.
This is a great opportunity for everyone to sample the cakes, pastries, teas and coffees, we plan to sell in the café and to give us a little feedback. We really value your opinion.
It will also be an opportunity for volunteers to perfect their skills ready for the Grand Opening in September.

Save the Date! Preston Community Day, 14th September
We have been asked whether we can run the tea tent again for this event and join residents, local agencies and community groups in Preston Park. We will need lots of volunteers to make cakes (for the day) and to serve refreshments (on the day). Please mark this date in your diary and let Ruth know if you are able to help.

Save the Date - 28th September!
Curry Night
with guess speaker Garin Jenkins. Invite your friends along to hear his story. Further details coming soon.

With Dad Weekend 25 October 2019, 18:00 - 27 October 2019, 14:00.
Get your boots on! If you are looking for a fun weekend with your son or daughter, experiencing exciting adventures together, in a positive Christian environment, an Adventure+ "With Dad" weekend is for you!
Your adventure together starts on Friday evening with hot chocolate, cookies and a briefing on what the weekend has in store...
With activities ranging from water-sports to mountain biking, climbing or bushcraft on Saturday, you’ll be ready for a good supper and marshmallows around the campfire to end the day...and the fun doesn’t stop there! With even more challenges to enjoy together on the Sunday morning, you will work up a healthy appetite for lunch, or possibly a BBQ. Then there’s time to share your highlights of the weekend before heading home... TOGETHER! This is a residential weekend - £199 for one adult and one child (8yrs - teens). For more details look online at

On 9th November, Caroline is having her hair shaved to raise money in aid of Marie Curie and Cancer Research UK.
To sponsor and to read Caroline’s story, go online to either website below