Sunday 9 February sees the beginning of Missions Week at CEFC. As most will already know, these weeks are set aside so that we can pray for the missionaries whom we support, plus have an opportunity to receive updates on their valuable work. In this respect, a ’Bring & Share’ fellowship meal will be held immediately after the morning service, when we will hear Melody B give an update on her overseas travels during 2019. Please do stay if you can and use the opportunity to have fellowship and encourage one another.
The week commencing Monday 16 February brings the school half term holidays. The Tuesday morning prayer meeting will still take place at 9.30am that week, however, the usual midweek groups will not take place. This is to ensure that as many members as possible are able to attend an informal members meeting which is due to be held on Thursday 19 February at 8pm. A further prayer meeting will take place on Saturday 22 February at 9.30am. Prayer is the life of the church, so please make every effort to join us.
Our church seniors can enjoy fellowship over a cup of tea or coffee together with a variety of scones, teacakes and crumpets on Tuesday 11 February. This takes place at 10.30am, immediately after the prayer meeting. Later in the month, there is another opportunity to meet on Tuesday 25 February, this time over lunch which will be served at approximately 12.30pm.
Christian has sent his apologies for not being able to arrange ‘man ministry’ this month, but very much hopes to resume ‘man meets’ in March. In the meantime, he would encourage the men to take up the JAMES X100 CHALLENGE. If you don’t have a clue as to what that challenge entails, please do speak to Christian for more details.
Please continue to pray for those who are currently unwell in our congregation. For those with long-term health issues and ongoing illnesses, and for those with lingering bugs and germs. Please also remember to pray for all those known to us with family caring responsibilities or facing difficult challenges who would appreciate prayer for strength and encouragement at this time.
You will be aware of other situations from your Midweek Groups that need prayer, but we also encourage you to use the prayer diary to pray for others in the church. This can be obtained from Phil, so please ask him for a copy if you do not have one.
Have you ever missed a Sunday service? Then listen online! Whether you’re helping in Sunday School, Beginners or Crèche, or are away for a week or two, all our sermons are recorded and uploaded each week. It’s a great way of catching up on any sermons you may have missed. You can easily find them on our website under ‘Sermons Online’ where you can either listen online or download and listen at a later date.
The March 2020 newsletter will be available for distribution on Sunday 1 March. Please remember to send any Home news/prayer items to Julia D by Thursday 27 February to ensure inclusion.
We are not to be anxious about the unknown future
or fret about it.
We are to live in a moment-by-moment
dependence upon God.
James Montgomery Boice