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Sunday 9 May 2021
 

THIS WEEK

This same Jesus

‘Why do you stand here looking into the sky? This same Jesus, who has been taken from you into heaven, will come back in the same way you have seen him go into heaven’
Acts 1:11

Welcome to your weekly newsletter from Crofton Park Baptist Church! This week Steve Ewing is leading and preaching. The church is open or you can join us on our channel on YouTube at 10:30 AM or visit our website. Subscribe to get an alert when we go live. Set a reminder now and please share the link with friends and family.

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Mission Prayer

This week we are praying for the Chungs

The Chungs live in Myanmar which at the moment is going through an upheaval with the protests against the February coup in the country. Judith will be bringing us news on how they are fairing.
Online offering
Online offering
We have updated the site to allow you to choose your own donation amount. 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.
Online offering

Help spruce up the Church Garden - Saturday 22 May

Due to the rain on Saturday, the church garden tidy was postponed - it will now be on Saturday 22 May - 9.30am-12pm (or whatever time you can manage that morning). For more information please contact Mark Smith. Please let him know when you plan to come and if you need access to tools. Current social distancing and hygiene guidelines will be observed.

Communion service - 9 May

We will be sharing communion this Sunday. If you will be joining us online, please have a small red drink and a piece of bread to hand. We will do our best to remind you again before service starts.

Week of prayer leading up to Pentecost 

In the week leading up to Pentecost, we will be opening up the church for prayer within the current government guidelines. The church will be open to the church and local community for quiet prayer with focal points around the church (prayer stations).
Join us on the following dates and at these times for prayer:
  • Monday 17th May 10am – 12pm
  • Wednesday 19th May 2pm  - 4pm
  • Friday 21st May 6pm – 8pm

The Big Ask 

The Big Ask is a survey for children and young people to have their say on the things that matter to them. What life is like, what they want in the future, and anything that is holding them back. This is the largest ever survey of children and young people in England. The Children’s Commissioner will use what is said to show the government what children and young people think, and what children need to live happier lives. This survey will only take you 5-10 minutes.
If you are aged 18+ and are a care leaver, parent, or you work with children please complete our adult survey to share your views.
Visit the Children's Commissioner website

Baptist Union Annual Assembly

The Baptist Union Annual Assembly goes online this year, from 13th-16th May, there are plans for the biggest ever Baptist service on the 16th May. The Baptist Union is inviting all churches to join in a united act of worship for one hour between 10.30 and 11.30am. We will be joining in this service at 10.30am on Sunday 16th May. If you would like to take part in the activities including some for the kids, check out these links below:
Thursday 13 May - 19:00-19:30 In Memoriam
Friday 14 May - 19:00-20:45 Welcome to Friday night at Assembly with keynote speaker, Shane Claiborne
Saturday 15 May - 09:30-10:30 Baptist Union of Great Britain - Annual General Meeting, including Presidential handover. If you are entitled to vote this will be done using Sli.do. Please enter participant code 320702. If you are unsure of your entitlement to vote, please click here for clarification.
11:00-11:30  - Dwell in the Word – Contemplative Practice
12:00-13:00 - BMS World Mission Presentation
14:00-15:00 - Seminar 1:  We Can't Breathe Until You Can
OR Seminar 2: Children, Young People and Families -Building Back Better
15:30-16:30 Seminar 3: Walking with Jesus Through a Changing Climate
OR Seminar 4:  Missional Threads
17:00-18:00 - Seminar 5: Heal our Hearts, Heal our Streets, Heal our World, with Shane Claiborne
You can post questions to Shane using Slido. Please enter participant code 320702.
Sunday 16 May
10:30-12:00 Sunday Worship
A Children’s Programme will be live from Thursday13 May throughout Assembly. For children under 7 see www.baptist.org.uk/littlestream and for over 7s see www.baptist.org.uk/bigstream

Pastoral Issues

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

Watch again - "The believer's inheritance"

You can watch "The believer's inheritance" and other services on our YouTube Channel. Subscribe and get notifications whenever a new video is uploaded or when we go live.

Prayer Chain

If you have an urgent and important prayer concern, please call Steve on 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. Please note that Steve does not work on Mondays.

Standing in the gap

Pray for the situation in India that there will be a turning point in the covid situation for the better.

Pray for the newly elected and returning councillors that God will give them the courage to serve with humility, compassion and dignity.

Rotas

Cleaning

Clement, Rosemary and Robin

Welcome

Helen and Karen
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