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Sunday 19 April 2020
 

Welcome to your weekly newsletter from Crofton Park Baptist Church! This week Steve Ewing is preaching. Join us on our Facebook page at 10.30am tomorrow or visit our website to set a reminder and watch online. Set a reminder now and please share the link with friends and family.

THIS WEEK
Why Easter matters now

"All praise to God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. It is by his great mercy that we have been born again, because God raised Jesus Christ from the dead. Now we live with great expectation, and we have a priceless inheritance - an inheritance that is kept in heaven for you, pure and undefiled, beyond the reach of change and decay"
1 Peter 1:3-4

This week

Tuesday 7.30pm - Leadership Team meeting
Friday 7.30pm - CPBC Zoom meetup

Mission Prayer

 

We support a missionary family working in a country where their faith and mission is not always welcome. This week we are praying for them as they continue to learn the language of the area they are based, and develop networks with the local community and leaders. We are also lifting up their children in prayer, one of whom is looking for employment. Please remember them in your prayers.

Giving online

During the closure of the church, we are working to make sure we can still do God's work in the community, supporting our members and our missions. As much as possible we are making every effort to function as best as we can. As part of this, if you are a regular giver or wish to make a donation you can do so online through our website. It's safe, secure and is another way of reducing the risk of spreading contamination through the use of cash or cheques. As ever, you are not obliged to give but if it is your wish to, this route is open to you.

Give online

Unlock Walk postponed

Unlock Urban Walk due to take place on April 25, 2020 has now been postponed till April 24 2021.
There will be a virtual Unlock Walk activity pack available on the Unlock Urban website from Monday, 22nd April.

Job vacancy at the LBA

The London Baptist Association are looking for a Regional Association Safeguarding Lead to work from their E1 offices with regular visits to churches in the Association.
For more details and an application pack call Norman Kincaid on 020 7692 5592 or email. norman.kincaid@londonbaptist.org.uk
Closing date for return of application forms is 22 April 2020.

Online catchup

We had a limited response to our doodle poll for a Zoom catchup but it looks like Friday evening works for most people so let's meet up and say hi this Friday, 24 April at 7.30pm.
Download the app using the links below.
 

Download the Zoom app

Using Workplace and Workchat

Our Workplace intranet allow you to connect with members individually or in groups. You can video chat, share your experiences or set up online prayer and bible study groups. Unlike the free version of Zoom, there's no time limit to video chat. If you want to find our more contact Clement.

Keeping in touch

In this current situation, it could be a challenge keeping in touch with friends and family. The leadership team will be making every effort to keep in touch with our members and church attendees. If you know of anyone who could do with a call, let us know by emailing leadershipteam@croftonpark.org.uk.
If you are looking for creative ways to keep in touch using your phone or tablet read this article on our website.

Coronavirus - looking after yourself and others

Up to date information about coronavirus is available at https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus
Please remember to:
  • wash your hands for at least 20 seconds, regularly during the day or use hand sanitiser
  • catch your sneezes in a tissue and dispose of it immediately
  • avoiding touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • stay home and avoid unnecessary journeys
We will continue to pray for all our sisters and brothers across the world who have been and are continuing to be, affected by COVID-19.  We pray that all will know God’s overwhelming, steadfast love.

Pastoral Issues

If you are aware of any pastoral issues that you feel the church pastoral team should be aware of, please contact Steve.

Contacting Clement

If you want to send me an email for church-related matters please use clement.oke@croftonpark.org.uk. For notices to go in the newsletter please use newsletter@croftonpark.org.uk.

Pastor Contact Number

Please note that the home landline telephone number for Steve and Nwabs has changed. The new number is 020 8690 5435.

Watch again - The day everything changed

You can watch 'the day everything changed' and other sermons on our YouTube Channel. Subscribe and get notifications whenever a new video is uploaded.

Prayer Chain

If you have an urgent and important prayer concern, please email prayer@croftonpark.org.uk or call 07950 334987.

Need to speak to Rev Steve?

Steve Ewing

You can contact Rev Steve by email at pastorsteve@croftonpark.org.uk or by phone on 07950 334987 or 020 8690 5435. Please note that Steve does not work on Mondays.

Standing in the gap

Pray that the Gospel and the work Christian churches do will continue to reach those who need it across the globe.

Pray for families with limited space and resource facing another three weeks of lockdown.

Pray for countries across the world facing the Covid-19 pandemic with little or no health infrastructure in place.


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