A Bible Believing Evangelical Church in the Community of Coldharbour in Eltham, S.E. London.

Pastor: Don Wilson

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n Remembrance Sunday, 13 November, the morning service will commence at 10.50 to enable observance of the national two minutes silence.
For November the midweek programme will follow the usual pattern except for the week beginning Monday 21 November, when most of the Bible study groups will not take place in favour of the Half Yearly Members’ Meeting on the Thursday evening.
This month’s Bring and Share lunch is on Sunday 27 November and will include an update on the ministry of the Barnabas Fund.
We express our deepest sympathy to Malcolm on the recent homecall of his beloved wife Jean - and also to David and other family members.  Malcolm is deeply grateful to God for a very, very happy marriage of nearly sixty years, and gives thanks for the church’s prayer support and the many cards and condolences received.  Malcolm would appreciate our prayers for adjustment to the considerable change in his circumstances after many years of faithful caring.
Mary has also recently experienced a great sadness through the loss of two sisters in the space of a week.  She has much appreciated the support received from the church family, expressed through prayer, cards and text messages, and gives thanks for the Lord’s comfort, grace, and strength at this difficult time.
Please continue to remember Rosie and Elaine A in their care home situations, that they may know the Lord’s peace day by day.  Those among us who face on‑going health challenges also appreciate prayer for strength and encouragement, as do others who are carers for their family members.
News from Jamie and Michaela is of encouragement that Michaela is settling happily into her work at the nursery in the Brighton area, and also a request for prayer to discern God’s purpose for their future once Jamie has completed his studies next year.
Home news/prayer items for the December newsletter are welcome - to Iris please by Thursday 24 November.
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‘Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed,
for his compassions never fail.  They are new every morning;
great is your faithfulness’
Lamentations 3:22-23
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~n Remembrance Sunday, 13 November, the morning service will commence at 10.50 to enable observance of the national two minutes silence.
For November the midweek programme will follow the usual pattern except for the week beginning Monday 21 November, when most of the Bible study groups will not take place in favour of the Half Yearly Members’ Meeting on the Thursday evening.
This month’s Bring and Share lunch is on Sunday 27 November and will include an update on the ministry of the Barnabas Fund.
We express our deepest sympathy to Malcolm on the recent homecall of his beloved wife Jean - and also to David and other family members.  Malcolm is deeply grateful to God for a very, very happy marriage of nearly sixty years, and gives thanks for the church’s prayer support and the many cards and condolences received.  Malcolm would appreciate our prayers for adjustment to the considerable change in his circumstances after many years of faithful caring.
Mary has also recently experienced a great sadness through the loss of two sisters in the space of a week.  She has much appreciated the support received from the church family, expressed through prayer, cards and text messages, and gives thanks for the Lord’s comfort, grace, and strength at this difficult time.
Please continue to remember Rosie and Elaine A in their care home situations, that they may know the Lord’s peace day by day.  Those among us who face on‑going health challenges also appreciate prayer for strength and encouragement, as do others who are carers for their family members.
News from Jamie and Michaela is of encouragement that Michaela is settling happily into her work at the nursery in the Brighton area, and also a request for prayer to discern God’s purpose for their future once Jamie has completed his studies next year.
Home news/prayer items for the December newsletter are welcome - to Iris please by Thursday 24 November.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
‘Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed,
for his compassions never fail.  They are new every morning;
great is your faithfulness’
Lamentations 3:22-23
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~n Remembrance Sunday, 13 November, the morning service will commence at 10.50 to enable observance of the national two minutes silence.
For November the midweek programme will follow the usual pattern except for the week beginning Monday 21 November, when most of the Bible study groups will not take place in favour of the Half Yearly Members’ Meeting on the Thursday evening.
This month’s Bring and Share lunch is on Sunday 27 November and will include an update on the ministry of the Barnabas Fund.
We express our deepest sympathy to Malcolm on the recent homecall of his beloved wife Jean - and also to David and other family members.  Malcolm is deeply grateful to God for a very, very happy marriage of nearly sixty years, and gives thanks for the church’s prayer support and the many cards and condolences received.  Malcolm would appreciate our prayers for adjustment to the considerable change in his circumstances after many years of faithful caring.
Mary has also recently experienced a great sadness through the loss of two sisters in the space of a week.  She has much appreciated the support received from the church family, expressed through prayer, cards and text messages, and gives thanks for the Lord’s comfort, grace, and strength at this difficult time.
Please continue to remember Rosie and Elaine A in their care home situations, that they may know the Lord’s peace day by day.  Those among us who face on‑going health challenges also appreciate prayer for strength and encouragement, as do others who are carers for their family members.
News from Jamie and Michaela is of encouragement that Michaela is settling happily into her work at the nursery in the Brighton area, and also a request for prayer to discern God’s purpose for their future once Jamie has completed his studies next year.
Home news/prayer items for the December newsletter are welcome - to Iris please by Thursday 24 November.
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‘Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed,
for his compassions never fail.  They are new every morning;
great is your faithfulness’
Lamentations 3:22-23
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The week beginning Monday 23 July sees the start of the school holiday period causing a few changes in the usual pattern of mid-week meetings. These changes are detailed in the Diary Dates on the centre pages.


Some of our young people are again this year using part of their Summer vacation to serve the Lord. They will bring news of their plans at a ‘Bring and Share’ lunch on Sunday 8 July.


The Sunday school children, their families and helpers are looking forward to an outing on Saturday 14 July, meeting at the church at 9.30am. They will be going to Christmas Tree Farm in Downe after which they will go to a nearby park to enjoy a picnic lunch and a few games. Please pray for fine weather, safe travel and good fellowship.


On Tuesday 17 July the seniors’ coffee morning will be replaced by an opportunity to enjoy afternoon tea and cakes with Geoff & Julia at their home.


Mari’s travel plans have now been confirmed: she will be flying to South Africa on Thursday 26 July to spend a couple of weeks with her mum before flying on to Perth in Australia, where her sister lives. Sunday 22 July will therefore be her last Sunday with us. Mari would like to take this opportunity of thanking everyone for the warm fellowship she has enjoyed at CEFC as the church has been like her family for the past ten years. We will definitely miss seeing her cheerful face each week, and wish her God’s blessing on the next chapter of her life.


Home news/prayer items for the August 2018 newsletter are welcome—to Julia D please by Thursday 2 August.


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God has perfect timing;


never early, never late


It takes a little patience


and a whole lot of faith ...


but it’s worth the wait.


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