October 2016

October 2016

Randy Odom writes, "In the northern hemisphere, October is the first full month of autumn. Autumn signals the maturity of the current year as harvest is celebrated in many countries around the world. In Cambodia, we see the beginnings of the rice harvest. This provokes a spirit of thankfulness to God for rain from heaven that has brought this joyful time of reaping.

"At CFSR, October paves the way for a time of celebration and thankfulness, as well. In October we welcome back our pastors Ivor and Carol Greer, following a well-deserved break with family, friends and supporting churches in the UK. As the Greers return we are thankful for the growth and maturity of their ministry among us over the past seven years and we look forward to a season of strong and happy ministry that will lead up to the culmination of their role as pastor at the end of this year. We also wait with anticipation to know how and whom God will provide as pastor to lead us into the new year of 2017.

"Autumn is a time of remembrance, celebration and anticipation of God’s faithfulness to His creation and to His new creation, the church. May the words of Isaiah 43:19 instill excitement in our hearts as we follow God’s faithful leading –

'For I am about to do something new. See, I have already begun! Do you not see it? I will make a pathway through the wilderness. I will create rivers in the dry wasteland.'

"Happy October!"

Previous CFSR sermons can be listened to on Youtube by clicking on https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCLJDWZ_YxPG3avUfy9FtJzw

DateTopicRefSpeakerOther info
2nd October 2016Following God's Heart1 Sam 13:14; Acts 13:22Matt BCommunion
9thWelcome to the BanquetLuke 14:16-24Tim Paton
16thFruit, Faith and ForgivenessMark 11:12-14 & 20-25Ivor G
23rdtbcJez H
30thtbcRandy OCommunion
6th NovemberRememberingJoshua 1:910th ANNIVERSARY
Small Groups: 
Women's Evening StudyMonday7:00pmCommon GroundsCheck with Petra
Tuesday Small GroupsTuesday7:30pmVariousCheck with Melanie
Women's Morning StudyWednesday8:30amGreers' HomeCheck with Anne R
Living StonesWednesday12 noonNew BoL CafeCheck with Govin
**Weekly prayer for CFSR ** NEW!Wednesday7:00pmGreers' HomeCheck with Randy O

Monthly Women's Fellowship:

  • Friday  28th October at Greers' Home: Lynne Barnett on "Self Care".

Other Weekly events:

  • Men's Breakfast: every Friday morning from 7:15am

Come for food, good conversation and connections

Each week at Cafe Central! Contact person - Govin/ Ivor

  • Beyond Narnia Reading Group - on Monday evenings from 6:15pm

Come for stimulating discussion on one of CS Lewis's books

Each week at Various Venues! Contact person - Rachael K


Previous CFSR sermons can be downloaded from or listened to on Youtube by clicking on the link above


... See PRAYER FOCUS FOR October 2016:

  • Elections - some 14 countries have elections this month; two for presidents
  • Countries of influence - especially those serving on the Security Council of the UN - China, France, Russia, the United Kingdom, and the United States (the permanent 5) plus 10 elected members who (currently) include Egypt, Japan, Malaysia, Spain, Ukraine and New Zealand.
  • Cambodia and the leaders of the Khmer Church
  • CFSR - as we move forward with God to find our next pastor