February 2012

Living Stones Group

As you come to him, the living Stone—rejected by humans but chosen by God and precious to him— you also, like living stones, are being built into a spiritual house to be a holy priesthood, offering spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ.   [1 Peter 3:4-5 NIV]

The Living Stones group meets at Bonita's Angkor Salon (First Floor) each Wednesday from 12 noon to 2 pm.

February 2012

A celebration of love

February is the month when love is in the air - 14th is "St Valentine's Day". Many of the bigger shops in Siem Reap will be trying to "cash in" on this "celebration" which has recently been introduced into Cambodian life. This year - being a leap year - there is an extra day in February - 29th February. In some countries this is taken as the day when a girl can propose marriage to a man rather then the initiative being taken by the man!

Two couples connected with CFSR are getting married this month. On Sunday 19th Bean Shin (who works with the NEI Team) will be marrying Seang Heng. They are both from Kampong Thom but want to have a Christian wedding here in Siem Reap. I will be assisting in the service at the New Life Wesleyian Church (near the Salina Hotel) at 2.30pm. Please attend and support this young couple if possible.

Then, a few days later, on Friday 24th February in Phnom Penh, Claudine Horala (a member of the WEC Team) will marry Sophanny Mok. Please pray for both these couples as they begin their journeys together and seek to serve God in the coming days.

At the end of this month we will begin a series looking at God’s “love story” for us in John’s gospel. We will be exploring “Identity” – both who God is and who we are – in the weeks leading up to Easter.

Schedule: 
DateTopicRefSpeakerOther info
5th Feb Where do I fit?Romans Ivor GCommunion
12th Where does CFSR fit?Acts 2:40-47 Ivor GKhmer resources are available
19th What are your Priorities?Matthew 6:33Dareth
26thThe God who created usJohn 1:1-34Erik Van'Tende
4th MarchThe God who wants to rescue usJohn 1:35-51Arnel JCommunion
Small Groups: 
GroupDayTimeLocationLeaders
Women's Evening StudyMonday7.00pmCommon GroundsGlen McD (092 890549)
Tuesday Small GroupAlternate Tuesdays7.15pmKellers' PlaceAnne-Eva (092 339643)
Women's Morning StudyWednesday8.30amAnnelise's HomeAnnelise (077 770570)
Living StonesWednesday12noonBonita's PlaceHeather (077 753637)
The Living WordFridays (1st & 3rd)7.00pmWim & Maaike'sWim (08973056)
Announcements: 

Praise & Worship Practice:

Saturday 4th February and 10th March (note the changed March date - normally the first Saturday each month) from 9.00am to 11.30am at the Greers (see map page for directions).

This is for everyone currently involved or interested to be involved in the praise and singing ministry in the Church.

Men's Breakfast:

Friday 24th February at 7.00am (& normally the last Friday of each month) at Menbora Hotel (on route 6 towards PP next to the Preah Vihear Bookshop).

Women's Fellowship:

Friday 24th February at 6.00pm at Annelise's Home (077770570) (off the right hand side of Route 6 towards the Airport, down the road to Lucky International School, about 20m on the left  past the school)

Prayer: 

Our Prayer Focus for February will be for World Leaders. See 1 Samuel 12:23 & 1 Timothy 2:1-4.