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Sunday 12 April 2020
 

Welcome to your weekly newsletter from Crofton Park Baptist Church! This week Steve Ewing is preaching. Join our Livestream from 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
The day that changed everything

"I am the resurrection and the life. Anyone who believes in me will live, even though they die. And whoever lives and believes in me will never die. Do you believe this?"
- Jesus, John 11:25-26

Mission Prayer

Our mission prayer this week is for Jo Sharples

Jo Sharples who works as a missionary in South Africa. Jo used to attend Crofton Park Baptist Church before she was called to do God’s work in South Africa with the support of the church. She is currently running Human Traffiking awareness sessions to college students and is developing a Prayer ministry group at her local church in Cape Town.

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

Annette Galway

Our sister Annette received her homecall on Tuesday evening at Lewisham Hospital. While there is natural sadness at the loss of someone who loved, served and witnessed to her Lord so generously, and she will missed by many, we can give thanks to God for a life well lived and that Annette is now free from her pain and the severe limitations of her life in recent years.   

Regrettably because of the Covid 19 situation, it will not be possible to attend Annette's committal on 21st April, or to celebrate and give thanks for her life in the church in the near future, but a service will be arranged for this purpose at a later date. 

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.

Lewisham Foodbank needs your help

Until the recent pandemic and lockdown, Lewisham Foodbank had been providing food for 80 to 100 households a week, representing roughly 300 people. However, in the last few weeks demand has trebled, so Foodbank is now providing food for 300 households, representing roughly 900 people, and this number may well increase”.

The link below is an opportunity for anyone who holds a wholesaler members' card to help with sourcing the quantities of food that are required to provide parcels to that many people. Foodbank will deal directly with those who volunteer, and all purchases made on behalf of Foodbank will be fully reimbursed on delivery of the purchased goods to the Hope Centre in Forest Hill.

Click here to access the form

Online catchup what time works for you?

We're planning a few catchups using Zoom next week and wanted to know what day of the week or time works for you. There are two options for each day. One at 1pm and the other at 7.30pm. Please click on this link to choose which times work for you. You can choose more than one slot.
You can use Zoom without downloading an app but might not be able to use all its features. If you haven't got the app click on the links below.

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.

AbilityNet Webinars

AbilityNet run free webinars on a range of topics of relevance to disabled people. Their library recordings are free to access and contains useful information for disabled people, their colleagues, families, friends and the professionals who support them. You can find useful recordings on helping disabled people get online.
Their next webinar titled How to find local support using technology - Covid-19 will take place on Tuesday 14 April at 1pm.

Visit AbilityNet webinars page

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 - Created to become like Christ pt 2

You can watch 'Created to become like Christ pt 2' 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 frontline workers who are at risk of catching the virus. Pray for bus drivers, tube workers, teachers, care home staff and warehouse operatives.

Pray for the Prime Minister for a quick recovery so he can return to work and lead the fight against the Covid-19 epidemic.


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