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Sunday 28 February 2021


Expressing grief, finding grace

‘Three different times I begged the Lord to take it away. Each time he said, “My grace is all you need. My power works best in weakness”'’
2 Timothy 2:9

Welcome to your weekly newsletter from Crofton Park Baptist Church! This week Steve Ewing is leading our service and preaching. Church remains closed but 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 Jo Sharples

Jo Sharples works as. a missionary working as a teacher and raising awareness of the evils of human trafficking. This week she shares news about the children she teaches.
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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 Reopening Again

With hopeful news of falling Covid-19 infection rates and the government plan for gradually easing restrictions, we are pleased to inform you Crofton Park will be open for worship again from Sunday 14th March. We look forward to welcoming many of you back from that date and we hope others among you will now feel able to come as well.
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 recognize that some of you may quite understandably not feel able to do so yet. We will therefore continue to provide a livestream of the Sunday service via the usual channels, which can also be viewed later as a recording. 

Cherry's and Lil's Funerals

There will be a service here at Crofton Park Baptist Church for Cherry at 12 noon on Tuesday 9th March, followed by burial at 1.30pm at Hither Green. Attendance is by invitation only.
For Lil there will be a service at Hither Green at 3.15pm on Thursday 8th April. It is likely that attendance at this service will also be by invitation only.

FairTrade Festival is here!

Below you will find some links for the Festival of Climate and FairTrade which starts on Monday 22 Feb.

 From quizzes and expert panel discussions to live music and Q&As with Fairtrade farmers, each event is a unique chance to explore climate, Fairtrade and you.
Check out the festival

With international climate summits coming to the UK this year, we have an unmissable opportunity to push world leaders to deliver urgently needed support for those already feeling the worst effects of the climate crisis.
A deeply unfair global trade system means many simply aren’t earning enough to adapt to a changing climate which – through increasingly extreme weather patterns, rising temperatures and more deadly plant diseases – poses an immediate threat to their livelihoods. 
We need to change this

Step into the festival to find out how you can play your part..


London City Mission is hiring

London City Mission Pioneers are Christians who were raised and still live in some of the poorest areas of London and who have a heart for the lost. Their lives have been transformed by the Gospel message, and they want to pass it on to others.
They are looking to hire a part-time Christian Pioneer to join the team, working 24 hours a week for a two-year fixed-term contract. For more information visit their website.

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 - "Faithful Followers"

You can watch "Faithful Followers" 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 or by phone on 07950 334987. Please note that Steve does not work on Mondays.

Standing in the gap

Pray for our church as we prepare to open up to face to face worship.

Pray for farmers supported by Fairtrade this week.

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