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Sunday 4 April 2021
 

THIS WEEK

Why Easter makes all the difference

‘Why are you looking among the dead for someone who is alive? He isn't here! He is risen from the dead!’
Luke 24:5-6

Welcome to your weekly newsletter from Crofton Park Baptist Church! This week Steve Ewing is leading our service and preaching. The church is open and 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 SAT7

SAT-7's vision is to see a growing Church in the Middle East and North Africa, confident in Christian faith and witness, serving the community and contributing to the good of society and culture. They provide the churches and Christians of the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) an opportunity to witness to Jesus Christ through inspirational, informative, and educational television services.
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Thank you to all of you who continue to send in your offerings and tithes online. 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.
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Church Is Open

Crofton Park Baptist Church is open for worship again. 
Please be assured that everything remains in place to ensure as safe an environment as possible for those who attend. At least for the time being, the same health, hygiene and social distancing measures as in November will remain in place.  
While this is good news for those who feel able to come and join us, we also recognise that some of you may quite understandably not feel able to do so yet. We will therefore continue to provide a live stream of the Sunday service via the usual channels, which can also be viewed later as a recording.

Easter Activity Packs

Don't forget to spread the word to friends and neighbours to pick up an activity pack outside the church if they are passing by. It contains a candle to light and reflect on the past year as well as a chocolate treat and Easter greeting.

Gift Aid

This is to let you know that Helen Bogle will now be looking after Gift Aid for the church and is the main contact for any related matters.

NSPCC launches dedicated helpline

You may have heard about the website Everyone's Invited that has sparked a national response to rape culture in educational settings based on the thousands of testimonies posted on the site.
As part of that response the NSPCC Helpline to support potential victims of sexual harassment and abuse in education settings launched on Thursday 1st April.  The dedicated number, run by the NSPCC, will provide both children and adults who are victims of sexual abuse in schools with the appropriate support and advice. This includes how to contact the police and report crimes. The helpline will also provide support to parents and professionals too. The dedicated NSPCC helpline number is 0800 136 663.

Lil's Funeral

There will be a service for Lil at Hither Green at 3.15pm on Thursday 8th April. Attendance at this service will be invitation only.

Have you registered to vote?

Have you registered to vote? Don’t waste your right to vote in the election. Find out more about the election and how you can vote here: https://lewisham.gov.uk/mayorandcouncil/elections

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.

Where You Go, I Will Go - new study on the book of Ruth

Where You Go, I Will Go is a 40-day series of Bible studies, reflections and prayers on the book of Ruth. In the Bible Ruth helps her mother-in-law, Naomi, find protection after their husbands die. Ruth is subsequently mentioned in the genealogy of Jesus in the Gospel of Matthew.
As we've been studying the Book of Ruth over the past few weeks you might find this series of Bible studies to go through over the lent period. The book is available to order on the Baptist Union Website.

Watch again - "The Beginning of the End, or the End of the Beginning?"

You can watch "The Beginning of the End, or the End of the Beginning?" 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 peace this Easter weekend and for the safety of Christians all over the world.


Pray for comfort and peace for all those who are feeling anxious about the easing of lockdowns and questions around the vaccines.

Rotas

Cleaning

Judith, Earl and Robin

Welcome

Helen and Janet
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