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November 2013

"DIAMOND IN THE ROUGH" - Studies in the book of Daniel
During November we will be exploring how Daniel and his friends reacted to living in exile with people who were often confronting them and their faith. Beautiful diamonds are formed from very unlikely material (carbon) under great pressure. So let us see, together, how God refines the character of several of the Jewish exiles under very real threats. And remember - God is still in control today.

Schedule: 
DateTopicRefSpeakerOther info
3rd NovemberDiamond in the Rough (2) DanielIvor GreerCommunion
10thDiamond in the Rough (3)DanielIvor Greer
17thDiamond in the Rough (4)DanielIvor Greer
24thDiamond in the Rough (5)DanielIvor Greer
1st DecemberAdvent 1Randy OdomCommunion
Small Groups: 
GroupDayTimeLocationLeaders
Women's Evening StudyMonday7:00pmCommon GroundsGlen (092 890549)
Tuesday Small GroupsTuesday7:30pmVariousCheck with Pastor Ivor (012 617499)
Women's Morning StudyWednesday 8:30amAnnelise's HouseCarol (077 301150)
Living StonesWednesday12noonBread of LifeIvor (012 617499)
Young Adults PrayerThursday 6:30pmCommon Grounds CafeCarrie (012875229)
Announcements: 

During the Water Festival Holiday Week (15-23 November) check in the Bulletin which Groups may be taking a break.

Men's Breakfast: each Friday

At 7.00am at Bread of Life (No 601 on rhs of street opposite Common Grounds)

Women's Fellowship:

Friday 29th November 2013  @ 6:00pm Venue: Heasmans' Home


Prayer: 

... FOCUS FOR November:

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October 2013

At the end of September we started a short teaching series from Jude. Following from Jesus "Hi-Def" teaching in Matthew where he warned us about false prophets (Matt 7:15) we study warnings from Jude about godless men who "have crept in unnoticed" (Jude v.4 - ESV).
Jude focusses our attention on the integrity of the Christian faith, constantly threatened by heresy. He reminds us that we need to "contend for the faith", accept the Lordship of Jesus, be alert to the dangers of heresy and express our faith in our everyday lives. This letter stresses that the most effective defence of the faith is a Christian community that practices it.
On 20th October we will be celebrating the 7th Anniversary of CFSR using Psalm 24. We will give thanks to God for what He has done in the past years and what he wants to do in the coming year.

Schedule: 
DateTopicRefSpeakerOther info
6th OctoberHey Jude! 2Jude 8-19Ivor GreerCommunion
13thHey Jude! 3Jude 20-24Govin S
20thWho is the King of GloryPsalm 24Ivor Greer7th Anniversary
27thFood & WisdomDaniel 1Ivor Greer
3rd NovemberQuarry MaterialDaniel 2Ivor GreerCommunion
Small Groups: 
GroupDayTimeLocationLeaders
Women's Evening StudyMonday7:00pmCommon GroundsGlen (092 890549)
Tuesday Small GroupsTuesday7:30pmVariousCheck with Pastor Ivor (012 617499)
Women's Morning StudyWednesday 8:30amAnnelise's HouseCarol (077 301150)
Living StonesWednesday12noonBread of LifeRandy (078 802017)
Young Adults PrayerThursday 6:30pmCommon Grounds CafeCarrie (012875229)
Announcements: 

During the Pchum Ben Holiday (1-5 October) check in the Bulletin which Groups may be taking a break.

Men's Breakfast: each Friday

At 7.00am at Bread of Life (No 601 on rhs of street opposite Common Grounds)

Women's Fellowship:

Friday 25th October 2013  @ 6:00pm Venue: Greers' Home


Prayer: 

... FOCUS FOR October:

 ---Syria and the Middle East

September 2013

In September we conclude our teaching series - Hi-Def.

The Sermon on the Mount is 'Jesus and His teaching in High Definition'. In three chapters of Matthew our Lord invites us to come and follow Him to a life that is fully rounded and grounded, not to some fuzzy and undefined religious experience. We are to be disciples who are authentic, vibrant and clear - making it obvious to those among whom we live and work that Jesus has been and continues to transform us.

Schedule: 
DateTopicRefSpeakerOther info
1st SeptemberRight RitualsMatthew 6:1-18Randy OdomCommunion
8thOt Ban-ya-haMatthew 6:19-34Axel Clausen
15thHere come da JudgeMatthew 7:1-6Randy Odom
22ndKeep your eyes peeledMatthew 7:13-29Ivor Greer
29thHey Jude!Jude 1-7Ivor Greer
Small Groups: 
GroupDayTimeLocationLeaders
Women's Evening StudyMonday7:00pmCommon GroundsGlen (092 890549)
Tuesday Small GroupsTuesday7:30pmVariousCheck with Pastor Ivor (012 617499)
Women's Morning StudyWednesday 8:30amresumes in September
Living StonesWednesday12noonBread of LifeRandy (078 802017)
Young Adults PrayerThursday 6:30pmCommon Grounds CafeCarrie (012875229)
Announcements: 

Men's Breakfast: each Friday

At 7.00am at Bread of Life (No 601 on rhs of street opposite Common Grounds)

Women's Fellowship:

Friday 27th September 2013  @ 6:00pm Venue: Greers' Home


Prayer: 

... FOCUS FOR September:

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August 2013

In August we start a new teaching series - Hi-Def.

The Sermon on the Mount is 'Jesus and His teaching in High Definition'. In three chapters of Matthew our Lord invites us to come and follow Him to a life that is fully rounded and grounded, not to some fuzzy and undefined religious experience. We are to be disciples who are authentic, vibrant and clear - making it obvious to those among whom we live and work that Jesus has been and continues to transform us.

Schedule: 
DateTopicRefSpeakerOther info
4th AugustA hidden gem to startMatthew 5:1-2Randy OdomCommunion
11thThe BE-AttitudesMatthew 5:3-12Wayne B
18thBrilliant SaltinessMatthew 5:13-16Axel Clausen
25thLaw and OrderMatthew 5:17-48Govin
1st SeptemberRight RitualsMatthew 6:1-18Matt BohlmanCommunion
Small Groups: 
GroupDayTimeLocationLeaders
Women's Evening StudyMonday7:00pmCommon GroundsGlen (092 890549)
Tuesday Small GroupsTuesday7:30pmVariousCheck with Govin (012 617499)
Women's Morning StudyWednesday 8:30amresumes in September
Living StonesWednesday12noonBread of LifeRandy (078 802017)
Young Adults PrayerThursday 6:30pmCommon Grounds CafeCarrie (012875229)
Announcements: 

Men's Breakfast: each Friday

At 7.00am at Bread of Life (No 601 on rhs of street opposite Common Grounds)

Women's Fellowship:

Friday 30th August 2013  Venue: TBC


Prayer: 

... FOCUS FOR August:

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July 2013

For the first three weeks of July we continue the teaching series - LED by God.
This has been exploring how God provides and cares for his people in times of difficulty and suffering as well as in times of triumph.
God cares and responds to those he loves. And God loves, guides, trains and prepares his people for the task ahead: “I have indeed seen the misery of my people in Egypt. I have heard them crying out because of their slave drivers, and I am concerned about their suffering. So I have come down to rescue them … So now, go.” (Exodus 3)
For the final Sunday in July we have a visit from Paul Harrington - an Anglican pastor from Australia. He will be exploring Genesis 22 under the title "When God asks too much."

Schedule: 
DateTopicRefSpeakerOther info
7th JulyThe strategy - talk on the mountainExodus 19GovinCommunion
14thThe exodus of the slavesExodus 24:3-8Randy Odom
21stWho selects the successor?Numbers 27; Joshua 1Domingo Carlos
28thWhen God asks too muchGenesis 22:1-19Paul Harrington (Aus)
4th AugustA hidden gem to startMatthew 5:1-2Randy OdomCommunion
Small Groups: 
GroupDayTimeLocationLeaders
Women's Evening StudyMonday7:00pmCommon GroundsCarol (077 301150)
Tuesday Small GroupsTuesday7:30pmVariousCheck with Govin (012 617499)
Women's Morning StudyWednesday 8:30amresumes in September
Living StonesWednesday12noonBread of LifeRandy (078 802017)
Young Adults PrayerThursday 6:30pmCommon Grounds CafeCarrie (012875229)
Announcements: 

Men's Breakfast: each Friday

At 7.00am at Bread of Life (No 601 on rhs of street opposite Common Grounds)

Women's Fellowship:

Friday 26th July 2013  Venue: TBC


Prayer: 

... FOCUS FOR July:

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June 2013

LED

On 9th June we begin a new teaching series called LED.
Over the following seven weeks we will explore how God provides and cares for his people in times of difficulty and suffering as well as in times of triumph.
God cares and responds to those he loves. And God loves, guides, trains and prepares his people for the task ahead: “I have indeed seen the misery of my people in Egypt. I have heard them crying out because of their slave drivers, and I am concerned about their suffering. So I have come down to rescue them … So now, go.” (Exodus 3)
Our prayer is that we will find fresh learning for living in a new way as we explore the life of Moses and those around him in the new series, Led.

Schedule: 
DateTopicRefSpeakerOther info
9th JuneFive women who saved MosesExodus 1; 2:1-10Ivor Greer10am Baptism Service
16thMoses you don't look so JewishExodus 2:11-25Wayne Bloomquist
23rdIsolation then called by GodExodus 3:2 - 4:28Julie Martinez
30thMoses' mentor - JethroExodus 2; 18Wayne Bloomquist
7th JulyThe strategy - talk on the mountainExodus 19GovinCommunion
Small Groups: 
GroupDayTimeLocationLeaders
Women's Evening StudyMonday7:00pmCommon GroundsCarol (077 301150)
Tuesday Small GroupsTuesday7:30pmVariousCheck with Govin (012 617499)
Women's Morning StudyWednesday 8:30amAnnelise's HomeAnnelise (077 770570)
Living StonesWednesday12noonBread of LifeRandy (078 802017)
Young Adults PrayerThursday 6:30pmCommon Grounds CafeCarrie (012875229)
Announcements: 

Men's Breakfast: each Friday

At 7.00am at Bread of Life (No 601 on rhs of street opposite Common Grounds)

Women's Fellowship:

Friday 28th June 2013  Venue: TBC


Prayer: 

... FOCUS FOR June:

Thailand ---

May 2013

In May we are continuing to explore teaching from Paul's letter to the Galatians. Galatia is that part of central Asia Minor where Paul and Barnabas went on the first missionary journey (see Acts 13:14 to 14:23). They had the opportunity to plant several churches in the Roman province of Galatia. Paul visited them again on his second journey with Silas (see Acts 16:1-5).

Some Jewish believers came along and taught that salvation was dependent on other things - the Jewish ritual of circumcision and keeping the Law of Moses. They went further, became personal and tried to discredit Paul as a true apostle. Paul may have written this letter around AD 55 while he was in Ephesus (see Acts 19). The letter is very strongly worded – see 1:8 “accursed” and 3:1 “O foolish Galatians! Who has bewitched you?” He writes to the Galatian churches both to confirm his status as an apostle and to reinforce that the gospel is by faith alone in Christ alone.

The message is still appropriate for today – in Cambodia and in other parts of the world. Pray that God will open our eyes to see great eternal truths as we study this letter together at CFSR over the coming weeks.

Schedule: 
DateTopicRefSpeakerOther info
5th MaySlaves of the spirit or children of the KingGalatians 4:1-10Wayne Bloomquist
12thFreedom in ChristGalatians 5:1-15Ivor GreerMothers' Day
19thWalk by the SpiritGalatians 5:16-26Wayne BloomquistPentecost Sunday
26thThe law and the promiseGalatians 6:1-10Dareth Ly
2nd JunePaul's PassionGalatians 2:1-10; 6:11-18Randy OdomCommunion
Small Groups: 
GroupDayTimeLocationLeaders
Women's Evening StudyMonday7:00pmCommon GroundsCarol (077 301150)
Tuesday Small GroupsTuesday7:30pmVariousCheck with Carol
Women's Morning StudyWednesday 8:30amAnnelise's HomeAnnelise (077 770570)
Living StonesWednesday12noonBread of LifeRandy (078 802017)
Young Adults PrayerThursday 6:30pmCommon Grounds CafeCarrie (012875229)
Announcements: 

Men's Breakfast: each Friday

At 7.00am at Bread of Life (No 601 on rhs of street opposite Common Grounds)

Women's Fellowship:

Friday 31st May 2013  Venue: Ivor & Carols' Home 


Prayer: 

... FOCUS FOR May:

Cambodia and Church Members ---

April 2013

During April and May we will be exploring teaching from Paul's letter to the Galatians. Galatia is that part of central Asia Minor where Paul and Barnabas went on the first missionary journey (see Acts 13:14 to 14:23). They had the opportunity to plant several churches in the Roman province of Galatia. Paul visited them again on his second journey with Silas (see Acts 16:1-5).

Some Jewish believers came along and taught that salvation was dependent on other things - the Jewish ritual of circumcision and keeping the Law of Moses. They went further, became personal and tried to discredit Paul as a true apostle. Paul may have written this letter around AD 55 while he was in Ephesus (see Acts 19). The letter is very strongly worded – see 1:8 “accursed” and 3:1 “O foolish Galatians! Who has bewitched you?” He writes to the Galatian churches both to confirm his status as an apostle and to reinforce that the gospel is by faith alone in Christ alone.

The message is still appropriate for today – in Cambodia and in other parts of the world. Pray that God will open our eyes to see great eternal truths as we study this letter together at CFSR over the coming weeks.

Schedule: 
DateTopicRefSpeakerOther info
7th AprilMore than one gospel?Galatians 1:1-10Ivor Greer
14thJustified by faithGalatians 2:16-21Axel Clausen
21stFaith or works?Galatians 3:1-14Wayne Bloomquist
28thThe law and the promiseGalatians 3:15-29Randy Odom
5th MaySlaves of the spirit or children of the KingGalatians 4:1-20Wayne BloomquistCommunion
Small Groups: 
GroupDayTimeLocationLeaders
Women's Evening StudyMondayMondayCommon GroundsCarol (077 301150)
Tuesday Small GroupsTuesday7.30pmVariousCheck with Carol
Women's Morning StudyWednesday 8.30amAnnelise's HomeAnnelise (077 770570)
Living StonesWednesday12noonBread of LifeRandy (078 802017)
Young Adults PrayerThursday 6:30pmCommon Grounds CafeCarrie (012875229)
Announcements: 

Men's Breakfast: each Friday

At 7.00am at Bread of Life (No 601 on rhs of street opposite Common Grounds)

Women's Fellowship:

Friday 26th April 2013  Venue: Bloomquists' Home 


Prayer: 

... FOCUS FOR APRIL:

The Korean peninsula ---

February 2013

This month we have a weekend of teaching from Malcolm Duncan, a pastor and teacher from the UK. From 8 to 10 February 2013 he will take three meetings under the theme of "Living counter-culturally".

 

On the other three weeks we will continue to look at faith in practice in the lives of some Old Testament Characters. We explore Moses, Sarah and Rahab all of whom are mentioned in the "Gallery of Faith" recorded in Hebrews 11.

Schedule: 
DateTopicRefSpeakerOther info
3rd February 2013Men of Faith - MosesHebrews 11:23-28Ivor GreerCommunion
10thContinuing together - EncouragementMalcolm Duncan
17thWomen of Faith - SarahHebrews 11:11-12Ivor Greer
24thWomen of Faith - RahabHebrews 11:31Randy Odum
3rd MarchPreparation for the CrossWayne BloomquistCommunion
Small Groups: 
GroupDayTimeLocationLeaders
Women's Evening StudyMondayMondayCommon GroundsCarol (077 301150)
Tuesday Small GroupsAlternate Tuesdays7.30pmVariousCheck with Carol
Women's Morning StudyWednesday 8.30amAnnelise's HomeAnnelise (077 770570)
Living StonesWednesday12noonBread of LifeRandy (078 802017)
Announcements: 

Men's Breakfast: each Friday

At 7.00am at Bread of Life (No 601 on rhs of street opposite Common Grounds)

Women's Fellowship:

Friday 23rd February 2013  at Glen's Home             

Prayer: 

... FOCUS FOR FEBRUARY:

Malaysia

January 2013

In January at the start of a new year, we have an opportunity to reflect on the past and prepare for whatever God has in store for us in the coming twelve months. What are the plans you are making - and how much are you allowing God to direct your paths and guide your steps? We will then look at how this worked in practice for some Old Testament Characters as we explore the lives of some of those mentioned in the "Gallery of Faith" mentioned in Hebrews 11.

Schedule: 
DateTopicRefSpeakerOther info
6th January 2013Looking ForwardIvor & GlenCommunion
13thMen of Faith - AbelHebrews 11:4Ivor Greer
20thMen of Faith - NoahHebrews 11:7Ivor Greer
27thMen of Faith - GideonHebrews 11:32-40Dareth Ly
3rd FebruaryMen of Faith - MosesHebrews 11:23-28Ivor GreerCommunion
Small Groups: 
GroupDayTimeLocationLeaders
Women's Evening StudyMondayMondayCommon GroundsCarol (077 301150)
Tuesday Small GroupAlternate Tuesdays7.30pmVariousAnna-Eva
Women's Morning StudyWednesday 8.30amAnnelise's HomeAnnelise (077 770570)
Living StonesWednesday12noonBread of LifeRandy (078 802017)
Announcements: 

Men's Breakfast: each Friday

At 7.00am at Bread of Life (No 601 on rhs of street opposite Common Grounds)

Women's Fellowship:

Friday 25th January 2013  at Heasmans Home             

Prayer: 

... FOCUS FOR JANUARY:

Families

Faithful to hear and obey the Word of God (James 1:21-25; John 14:23). Pray that the Word of God will be the foundation on which our families build. Ask God to give each one a hunger for the Word of God. Pray that they will put into practice what God commands in His Word.

Active in serving Christ and His church (Hebrews 10:25; Mark 8:34-38). Plead with God to create in our families a longing to follow Jesus and to serve in His church. Pray that each family member would know Christ and would faithfully serve Him.

Maintain their prayer lives (Luke 18:1; Colossians 4:2). Pray that each member would have a heart for prayer. Ask God to create in each family member a longing to spend time with Him. Ask God to release a spirit of prayer in the family. Pray that the family would establish a family altar.

Introduce others to Jesus (Matthew 28:19-20; Acts 1:8). Pray that the family would be witnesses for Christ both with their lives and their lips. Ask God to give the family boldness in standing for Jesus Christ. Plead with Him to remove anything that would hinder them from being powerful witnesses.

Love as God loves (1 John 4:7,11; 1 Corinthians 13:4-8). Pray that our families will love each other with deep and unconditional love. Ask God to remove anything that might hinder them from loving each other.

Yield themselves to God's protection (John 8:44; Ephesians 6:10-20). Pray that families will confess and repent of sin.

December 2012

In December we come to the season of Advent. We remember the first coming of Jesus as a baby at Bethlehem and look forward to his final coming as the judge of all the earth.

Schedule: 
DateTopicRefSpeakerOther info
2nd DecemberThe God of Hope1 Tim 1:12-17Randy OdomCommunion
9thThe God of PeaceIsaiah 9:2-7Ivor Greer
16thThe God of JoyLuke 2:8-15Ivor GreerKhmer Resources
23rdChristmas CarolsIvor Greer & Team
30th Emmanuel - God with usIvor Greer, plus
6th JanuaryLooking ForwardIvor GreerCommunion
Small Groups: 
GroupDayTimeLocationLeaders
Women's Evening StudyMondayMondayCommon GroundsCarol (077 301150)
Tuesday Small GroupAlternate Tuesdays7.30pmVariousAnna-Eva
Women's Morning StudyWednesday 8.30amAnnelise's HomeAnnelise (077 770570)
Living StonesWednesday12noonBread of LifeRandy (078 802017)
Announcements: 

Men's Breakfast: [7th, 14th & 21st only]

At 7.00am at Bread of Life (No 601 on rhs of street opposite Common Grounds)

Women's Fellowship:

No Women's Fellowship in December                 

Prayer: 

... FOCUS FOR DECEMBER:

Advent - preparation.

November 2012

During November we will be completing our series in Hebrews.

The letter was written to Hebrew believers who had found the going tough. They were in danger of giving up. The Apostle reminds them of God’s revelation (1:1) through Jesus (1:1-2) and the work that he did (1:3). The key message could be summed up by Hebrews 12:3

“Consider him who endured such opposition from sinful men, so that you will not grow weary and lose heart.”

Most of the thirteen chapters of Hebrews contain teaching which answers questions that the believers were asking. The Apostle ends (from 10:19) with an exhortation to keep on keeping on because “we have such a high priest” (8:1). Pray that we will learn together from God’s word over the coming weeks.

Schedule: 
DateTopicRefSpeakerOther info
4th NovemberA greater truthHebrews 5:11-6:20Ivor GreerCommunion
11thA greater covenantHebrews 8:1-10:25Ivor Greer
18thA greater promise Hebrews 10:26-12:3Ivor GreerKhmer Resources
25thA greater kingdomHebrews 12:1-13:25Dareth Ly
2nd DecemberAdventRandy OdomCommunion
Small Groups: 
GroupDayTimeLocationLeaders
Women's Evening StudyMondayMondayCommon GroundsCarol (077 301150)
Tuesday Small GroupAlternate Tuesdays7.30pmVariousAnna-Eva
Women's Morning StudyWednesday 8.30amAnnelise's HomeAnnelise (077 770570)
Living StonesWednesday12noonBread of LifeRandy (078 802017)
Announcements: 

Men's Breakfast: [NOTE: Now every Friday]

At 7.00am at Bread of Life (No 601 on rhs of street opposite Common Grounds)

Women's Fellowship:

6.00pm on Friday 30th November                   Venue: Glen's New house (092 890549)

Prayer: 

... FOCUS FOR NOVEMBER:

Myanmar - Burma

Protecting Children Workshop - Sat 6th October from 8.00am to 11.30am

Many children (within the CFSR family and from our wider ministries) are shy at first but warm to love shown to them. This can make them vulnerable as they learn to trust people who have befriended them.

But are we aware of the need to teach children to distinguish between those who are befriending for pure reasons and those who have more evil intentions?  How do we prepare ourselves for the reality of finding that children in our care or in the villages we visit have been abused in some way?  How can we help them out of abusive relationships?  How do we love them as we love ourselves and as Jesus loves them?

October 2012

During October we are starting a new series in Hebrews.

Most of us dip into Hebrews (where there are many well-known and much-loved verses) but don’t try to understand the letter in its entirety. If we allow this to happen, we will be in danger of misunderstanding the Old Testament. Hebrews is the best commentary of the Old Testament that has ever been written. It focusses on the Lord Jesus – the greatest revelation of God to his people. As we study Hebrews over the coming weeks, my prayer is that we will get a greater vision of what the Lord Jesus Christ has done, what he is doing now, and what he will do in the future.

The letter was written to Hebrew believers who had found the going tough. They were in danger of giving up. The Apostle reminds them of God’s revelation (1:1) through Jesus (1:1-2) and the work that he did (1:3). The key message could be summed up by Hebrews 12:3

“Consider him who endured such opposition from sinful men, so that you will not grow weary and lose heart.”

Most of the thirteen chapters of Hebrews contain teaching which answers questions that the believers were asking. The Apostle ends (from 10:19) with an exhortation to keep on keeping on because “we have such a high priest” (8:1). Pray that we will learn together from God’s word over the coming weeks.

Schedule: 
DateTopicRefSpeakerOther info
30th Sept The Year of God's GraceJohn 5:1-6Tim Paton6th Anniversary
7th OctoberGod's greatest revelationHebrews 1:1-2:4Ivor GreerCommunion
14thThe greatest manHebrews 2:5-18Ivor GreerKhmer Resources
21stA greater MosesHebrews 3:1-4:13Ivor Greer
28thA greater priestHebrews 4:14-5:11Randy Odom
4th NovemberA greater truthHebrews 5:11-6:20Ivor GreerCommunion
Small Groups: 
GroupDayTimeLocationLeaders
Women's Evening StudyMondayMondayCommon GroundsCarol (077 301150)
Tuesday Small GroupAlternate Tuesdays7.30pmVariousAnna-Eva
Women's Morning StudyWednesday 8.30amAnnelise's HomeAnnelise (077 770570)
Living StonesWednesday12noonBonita's PlaceRandy (078 802017)
The Living WordAlternate Fridays (5th & 19th)7.00pmHeasmansJez (013 221134)
Announcements: 

Men's Breakfast: [NOTE: Now every Friday - check venue with Govin 0166 25250]

At 7.00am at Bread of Life (No 601 on rhs of street opposite Common Grounds)

Women's Fellowship:

6.00pm on Friday 26th October            Speaker: Kandy Huynh       Venue: Carol's house (077 301150)

Prayer: 

... FOCUS FOR OCTOBER:

Cambodia

September 2012

In September we will conclude our look at Jesus’ teaching using parables only recorded in Luke’s gospel. Many of ‘Doctor’ Luke's unique parables highlight his concerns – caring deeply for the weak, the sick, and the downtrodden.

So since we find ourselves fashioned into all these excellently formed and marvellously functioning  parts in Christ’s body, let’s just go ahead and be what we were made to be, without enviously or pridefully comparing ourselves with each other, or trying to be something we aren’t.
[Romans 12:4-6]

Schedule: 
DateTopicRefSpeakerOther info
2nd Sept Shrewd ManagerLuke 16:1-15GovinCommunion
9thMaster & ServantLuke 17:7-10Domingo CarlosKhmer Resources
16thPersistent WidowLuke 18:2-8Ivor Greer
23rdPharisee & Tax CollectorLuke 18:10-14Ivor Greer
30thThe Year of God's GraceJohn 5:1-6Tim Paton6th Anniversary
7th October
Small Groups: 
GroupDayTimeLocationLeaders
Women's Evening StudyMondayMondayCommon GroundsCarol (077 301150)
Tuesday Small GroupAlternate Tuesdays7.30pmVariousAnna-Eva
Women's Morning StudyWednesday 8.30amAnnelise's HomeAnnelise (077 770570)
Living StonesWednesday12noonBonita's PlaceRandy (078 802017)
The Living WordAlternate Fridays (7th & 21st)7.00pmHeasmansJez (013 221134)
Announcements: 

Praise & Worship Practice:

To be confirmed.

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

Men's Breakfast: [NOTE: Now every Friday - check venue with Govin 0166 25250]

At 7.00am at Bread of Life (No 601 on rhs of street opposite Common Grounds)

OR at Menbora Hotel (on route 6 towards PP next to the Preah Vihear Bookshop).

Women's Fellowship:

6.00pm on Friday 28th September            Carol's house (077 301150)

Prayer: 

... FOCUS FOR SEPTEMBER:

Ministries within CFSR

August 2012

In August and September we will continue to explore Jesus’ teaching using parables only recorded in Luke’s gospel. Many of ‘Doctor’ Luke's unique parables highlight his concerns – caring deeply for the weak, the sick, and the downtrodden.

Parables are a significant characteristic of Christ’s teaching. People could easily remember and share them with others. The parables were also rich, spiritual metaphors. The deeper meanings would unfold as a disciple progressed in the Christian walk. Pray that God will teach us truths for today as we reflect on them over the coming weeks.

Schedule: 
DateTopicRefSpeakerOther info
5th August Low seat at the feastLuke 14:1-14GovinCommunion
12thGreat BanquetLuke 14:15-24Arnel JKhmer Resources
19thCost of discipleshipLuke 14:25-35Dareth Ly
26thProdigal SonLuke 15:11-32Matt Bohlman
2nd Sept Shrewd ManagerLuke 16:1-15GovinCommunion
9thMaster & ServantLuke 17:7-10Domingo Carlos
Small Groups: 
GroupDayTimeLocationLeaders
Women's Evening StudyResumes Septtbctbc
Tuesday Small GroupResumes Augusttbctbc
Women's Morning StudyWednesday 8.30amAnnelise's HomeAnnelise (077 770570)
Living StonesWednesday12noonBonita's PlaceRandy (078 802017)
The Living WordResumes Septtbctbc
Announcements: 

Praise & Worship Practice:

*  Saturday 4th August.

9.00am to 11.30am Arnel & Christine's place (off Route 6 at Top Town)

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

Men's Breakfast: [NOTE: Now on Fridays every two weeks]

At 7.00am at Menbora Hotel (on route 6 towards PP next to the Preah Vihear Bookshop).

Women's Fellowship:

TBC

Prayer: 

... FOCUS FOR AUGUST:  GOD IS OUR HOPE...

Psalm 25:4-5 “Show me your ways, O Lord, teach me your path, guide me in your truth and teach me, for you are God my Saviour and my hope is in you all day long "

PRAYER POINTS

• May the Lord show us his way and may we obediently follow him

• May the Lord teach us his path and guide us in our trials, tribulations and hardships.

• May the Lord guide us in his truth in all that we do.

• May the Lord help us to live a life trusting and relying on him

• May we worship God in his spirit and truth.

July 2012

At the beginning of July we complete our series on the Bible’s teaching on “rest” including looking at examples of Jesus’ purpose and priorities.

Then we will explore Jesus’ teaching using parables only recorded in Luke’s gospel. Many of ‘Doctor’ Luke's unique parables highlight his concerns – caring deeply for the weak, the sick, and the downtrodden.

Parables are a significant characteristic of Christ’s teaching. People could easily remember and share them with others. The parables were also rich, spiritual metaphors. The deeper meanings would unfold as a disciple progressed in the Christian walk. Pray that God will teach us truths for today as we reflect on them over the coming weeks.

Schedule: 
DateTopicRefSpeakerOther info
1st July Redeeming TimeEph 5:15-17Ivor GCommunion
8thEntering God's RestHebrews 4:1-11Ivor G / Heather SKhmer Resources
15thThe Good SamaritanLuke 10:25-37Arnel Jotiz
22ndA friend in NeedLuke 11:1-13Dareth Ly
29th The Rich FoolLuke 12:13-21Axel Clausen
5th AugustLow Seat at the FeastLuke 14:1-14GovinCommunion
Small Groups: 
GroupDayTimeLocationLeaders
Women's Evening StudyMonday 7.00pmCommon GroundsGlen McD (092 890549)
Tuesday Small GroupResumes Augusttbctbc
Women's Morning StudyWednesday 8.30amAnnelise's HomeAnnelise (077 770570)
Living StonesWednesday12noonBonita's PlaceHeather (077 753637)
The Living WordResumes Septtbctbc
Announcements: 

Praise & Worship Practice:

* Saturday 7th July  [Note: Change in time]

3.00pm to 5.00pm at Greers' House (for directions see under Maps)

*  Saturday 4th August.

9.00am to 11.30am Venue to be confirmed

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

Men's Breakfast: [NOTE: Now on Thursdays every two weeks]

Thursday 5th & 19th July at 7.00am at Menbora Hotel (on route 6 towards PP next to the Preah Vihear Bookshop).

Women's Fellowship:

Friday 27th July at 6.00pm at Jacqui Heasman's home (behind Wat Po Lanka - maps will be available).

Prayer: 

Our Prayer Focus for July is on Egypt

June 2012

One of the features of life in the 21st Century is activity. Many things compete for our attention. Electronic devices and gadgets which should help us have become our “masters”. At one time we would have waited weeks for a reply to a letter. Now we want instant answers!

No wonder that people – even in many parts of Cambodia – face exhaustion, burnout, tiredness and even breakdown. Sadly Christians are not isolated from this. Indeed we can be very driven people, often want to give everything for God but not understanding our own needs and limitations!

In June we will explore the Bible’s teaching on “rest”. And we will be looking at Jesus example of “working from a place of rest”.

Schedule: 
DateTopicRefSpeakerOther info
3rd June Peter & Pastoral Care (pt 2)1 Peter 5:1-11Wim PCommunion
10thAre you weary?Matt 11:28-30Ivor GKhmer Resources
17th"Be still and know ..."Psalm 46:10Arnel JotizFathers' Day
24thRest Assured He will return1 Thessalonians 4:13-18 .Pastor Tim (Mt Horeb, Singapore)
1st JulyRedeeming timeEph 5:15-17Ivor GCommunion
Small Groups: 
GroupDayTimeLocationLeaders
Women's Evening StudyMonday 7.00pmCommon GroundsGlen McD (092 890549)
Tuesday Small GroupAlternate Tuesdays (1st, 15th & 29th)7.15pmFiona's PlaceHeather S (077 753 637)
Women's Morning StudyWednesday 8.30amBonita's PlaceCarol (077 301150)
Living StonesWednesday12noonBonita's PlaceHeather (077 753637)
The Living WordResumes Sept7.00pmtbctbc
Announcements: 

Praise & Worship Practice:

Saturday 7th July.

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: [NOTE: Now on Thursdays every two weeks]

Thursday 7th & 21st June at 7.00am at Menbora Hotel (on route 6 towards PP next to the Preah Vihear Bookshop).

Women's Fellowship:

Friday 29th June at 6.00pm at Glen's home (off route 6 near Prohm Bayon Hotel).

Prayer: 

Our Prayer Focus for June is on Rest (see Matthew 11:28-29). 

May 2012

In May we are returning to Peter's first letter. Having studied the first two chapters some months ago, we will now complete the final three chapters. Of course Peter has featured significantly in the story of Jesus' arrest, death and resurrection that we have been looking at during recent weeks.

Now we will explore how Peter draws on his experiences of being with Jesus and his joys and failures to teach the growing church - and us today.

Schedule: 
DateTopicRefSpeakerOther info
6th May Declaring your hope1 Peter 3:8-17Ivor GCommunion
13thLooking & listening1 Peter 3:1-12Ivor GMothers' Day
20thStewards of God's Grace1 Peter 4:1-11ErikQuarterly Meeting
27thThe life you were meant to live1 Peter 4:12-19Dr Fred TokePentecost Sunday
3rd JunePeter & Pastoral Care 21 Peter 5Wim PCommunion
Small Groups: 
GroupDayTimeLocationLeaders
Women's Evening StudyMonday 7.00pmCommon GroundsGlen McD (092 890549)
Tuesday Small GroupAlternate Tuesdays (1st, 15th & 29th)7.15pmFiona's PlaceFiona Thomas (077608814)
Women's Morning StudyWednesday 8.30amBonita's PlaceCarol (077 301150)
Living StonesWednesday12noonBonita's PlaceHeather (077 753637)
The Living WordFriday 4th (final session of this series on Genesis 1-3) 7.00pmWim & Maaike'sWim (08973056)
Announcements: 

Praise & Worship Practice:

Watch out (here and on the FB page) for the next date in June.

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: [NOTE: Now on Thursdays every two weeks]

Thursday 10th & 24th May at 7.00am at Menbora Hotel (on route 6 towards PP next to the Preah Vihear Bookshop).

Women's Fellowship:  NOTE Change of Date  

Thursday 31st May at 6.00pm at Ivor & Carol's home (On Angkor High School Road - for directions click "Maps" button).

Speaker: Julie Martinez on "Identity"

Prayer: 

Our Prayer Focus for May is on Myanmar