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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For the first three weeks of this month the midweek programme will follow the usual pattern. The following week sees the schools’ half term break when there will be a prayer meeting on Tuesday morning from 9.30-10.30am, and an extended Communion Service on Thursday evening from 8.00-9.15pm.


There is an opportunity for the ladies to meet together for a time of fellowship in the church lounge on Saturday 6 October at 10.30am and enjoy a cup of tea or coffee and cake and pastries.


A reminder to all ladies that this year’s London Women’s Convention takes place on Saturday 13 October at The Emmanuel Centre, Marsham Street, London. There are two sessions to choose from on the day, either ‘Daylight’ from 9:00am to 2:30pm or ‘Twilight’ from 2.45pm to 8pm. A standard ticket costs £25 plus a £1 booking charge. The guest speaker this year is Clare Heath-Whyte - Clare is married to David, a minister in south London, and has two grown-up children. As a former history teacher, when she’s not busy doing women’s and children’s ministry she loves researching, writing and speaking about Christian women from the past. If you would like any further information, please speak to Rebekah B.


Malcolm will be holding a country dance on Saturday 13 October at Elmstead Baptist Church from 7.30-10pm to which you are warmly invited. No previous dancing experience is necessary, however, due to the strenuous demands country dancing can have on the body, Malcolm has given the following five guideline ‘musts’... "1...be physically fit (semi marathon standard is a good guide), 2...be mentally alert (firing on all four cylinders), 3...know your left hand from your right hand, 4...not be in possession of two left feet, 5...ensure your insurance covers both broken arms and legs!" Don’t worry if you feel you cannot meet all those high standards, as you are more than welcome to come along just to watch, have a good laugh and enjoy great fellowship at the same time!


Finally, a timely reminder to us all that the clocks go back one hour on Saturday night 27 October. Don’t worry too much if you forget as it simply means you’ll arrive at the morning service an hour early ... which is not a bad thing!


Home news/prayer items for the November 2018 newsletter are welcome—to Julia D please by Thursday 1 November.


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Even youths grow tired and weary,


and young men stumble and fall;


but those who hope in the Lord


will renew their strength.


They will soar on wings like eagles;


they will run and not grow weary,


they will walk and not be faint.



Isaiah 40:30-31


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