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Christ is Risen ...

... He is risen indeed. Over death He has conquered.

For the remainder of April we will be exploring the impact of the resurrection on the lives of individuals and on our faith.

April 2012

In April, we will experience the climax of our faith at Easter. We are having a Good Friday meditation around the cross at the church on 6th April from 6.00pm to 7.00pm. The our Easter Celebration at the usual time of 4.00pm on Easter Sunday. During the remainder of the month we will be looking at the impact of the Resurrection on the early disciples. 

Paul tells us in Ephesians (1:19-20) that this "resurrection power" is available to us today.

Schedule: 
DateTopicRefSpeakerOther info
1st April The God who died for usJohn 15:18-21Ivor GPalm Sunday
8th The God who rose againJohn 20:1-23Ivor GEASTER DAY
15thAppearances on the Emmaus Road Luke 24:13-35Govin
22ndPeter & Pastoral Care 1John 21:1-19Wim P
29thResurrection - more than a happy endingRomans 5:10Matt Bohlman
Small Groups: 
GroupDayTimeLocationLeaders
Women's Evening StudyMonday (2nd, 23rd & 30th only)7.00pmCommon GroundsGlen McD (092 890549)
Tuesday Small GroupAlternate Tuesdays (3rd & 17th)7.15pmFiona's PlaceFiona Thomas (077608814)
Women's Morning StudyWednesday (only on 25th)8.30amBonita's PlaceCarol (077 301150)
Living StonesWednesday12noonBonita's PlaceHeather (077 753637)
The Living WordFridays (only on 20th April)7.00pmWim & Maaike'sWim (08973056)
Announcements: 

Praise & Worship Practice:

Saturday 5th May 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: NOTE: Change in Day!!

Thursday 26th April at 7.00am at Menbora Hotel (on route 6 towards PP next to the Preah Vihear Bookshop).

Women's Fellowship:

Friday 27th April at 6.00pm at Glen's home (street beside the Prom Bayon Hotel on lhs of Route 6 towards airport).

Prayer: 

Our Prayer Focus for April is ...

Good Friday Meditation

Meditation on the Cross

Friday 6th April 6.00pm to 7.00pm Venue: SR TLC (our Sunday Venue - see Map)

As we come to the climax of our Christian faith take time out on Friday to reflect on the reality of Christ's death on the cross for our sins.
We will be using readings from Scripture and song and music.

Pre-Easter Quiet Day

Quiet Day using Psalm 22

Saturday 31 March 8.00am to 3.00pm Venue: Ivor & Carol’s

In the busyness of our lives it is important to take time out to recharge our batteries.  This “Quiet Day” will provide an opportunity to set aside time to focus on God’s word.

March 2012

In March, in the weeks leading up to Easter, we contnue a series looking at God’s “love story” for us in John’s gospel. Join us on this "Journey to the Cross" as we explore “Identity” – both who God is and who we are –.

We invite you to set aside time over these weeks to follow the 40 days of readings from John as set out in the yellow “Journey to the Cross” leaflet which is available online here.

Schedule: 
DateTopicRefSpeakerOther info
4th March The God who wants to rescue usJohn 1:35-42ArnelCommunion
11th The God we were made forJohn 4:1-26Ivor GKhmer resources are available
18th The God who wants to comfort usJohn 10:1-16Ivor / Glen McD
25thThe God who loves relationshipsJohn 14:15-21Ivor G
1st AprilThe God who died for usJohn 15:18-21Ivor G
Small Groups: 
GroupDayTimeLocationLeaders
Women's Evening StudyMonday7.00pmCommon GroundsGlen McD (092 890549)
Tuesday Small GroupAlternate Tuesdays7.15pmKellers' PlaceAnne-Eva (092 339643)
Women's Morning StudyWednesday8.30amBonita's PlaceAnnelise (077 770570)
Living StonesWednesday12noonBonita's PlaceHeather (077 753637)
The Living WordFridays (1st & 3rd)7.00pmWim & Maaike'sWim (08973056)
Announcements: 

Praise & Worship Practice:

Saturday 10th March (but normally on 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: NOTE: Change in Date!!

Thursday 29th March at 7.00am at Menbora Hotel (on route 6 towards PP next to the Preah Vihear Bookshop).

Women's Fellowship:

Friday 30th March at 6.00pm at Glen's Home (092 890 549) (off the left hand side of Route 6 towards the Airport, down the road just past the Prom Bayon Hotel)

Prayer: 

Our Prayer Focus for March is to read and reflect on the 40 days of readings from John's Gospel as part of our understanding of Christ's Journey to the Cross.

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.

January 2012

A new year - 2012! What will it bring? (apart from an extra day!)

How will we see God work? In us, in our friends, in those whom we meet, in our communities, in our cities, in our nations and in our world? Are you looking forward to it with a sense of anticipation and excitement; or with apprehension and fear?

It is a good thing to "take stock" of our lives as we begin a new year. We will be doing that collectively through the teaching in January. Pray for the fellowship and for each other that we will all take time to review the past and look forward with anticipation as individuals, within families and in the various teams to which we belong.

Schedule: 
DateTopicRefSpeakerOther info
1st Jan A year of promise & potentialJoshua 1:3David ThomsonCommunion
8th What is your vision?Ivor GKhmer resources are available
15th Where is your focus?Ivor G
22ndWhat is your passion?Ivor G
29thTo go beyondWim Prins
5th FebWhere do I fit?Ivor GCommunion
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)
Announcements: 

Praise & Worship Practice:

Saturday 7th January (& 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 27th January 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 27th January at 6.00pm (venue to be confirmed). Details from Glen (092 890549)

Prayer: 

Our Prayer Focus for January will be on North Korea.

October 2011

A Message of Hope

We begin October by considering how God moulds us and how we can encourage each other as he changes us. We will then explore together the first two chapters of 1 Peter.

As God’s word is opened up week by week pray that the Holy Spirit will take the spoken word and bring it to life in each of our hearts.

As part of that focus, on Sunday 9th October we will celebrate our 5th Anniversary together using the theme of "Encourage one another daily".

Schedule: 
DateTopicRefSpeakerLeading Service
2ndA step towards courageJulie MartinezIvorCommunion
9thEncourage one another day by dayHebrews 3:12-14Ivor G5th Anniversary
16thA living hope1 Peter 1:1-12Ivor GKhmer Resources
23rdA holy calling1 Peter 1:13-25Ivor G
30thA living stone1 Peter 2:1-12Ivor G
6th NovemberAn obedient subject1 Peter 2:13-25Ivor GCommunion
Small Groups: 
GroupDayTimeLocationLeaders
Ladies EveningMonday7.00pmCommon GroundsGlen
Ladies MorningWednesday8.30amAnnelise's HomeCarol
Announcements: 
Plan to attend (if you can) and pray for (even if you can't) the Multi-cultural Workshop being held this month. Check out the notice below.

Multi-cultural Workshop – Julie Green (SIL)...

We all live and work in a cross-cultural setting and often in multicultural teams.  Misunderstandings can happen as a result.

Julie commented after a recent workshop in Phnom Penh:

Some were surprised to learn that other cultures had a rhyme and reason (and were not just randomly irrational as they seemed before).  Some learned that they have to ask questions and share with their teammates to be able to understand and be understood.  Some learned more about our amazing God – how He created this diversity & is reflected in it.

The Workshop is free. There will be six morning sessions:

            Wed 12, Thurs 13 & Fri 14 October from 8-11.30am

            Wed 19, Thurs 20 & Fri 21 October from 8-11.30am

If you are able to join then please contact Pastor Ivor. They are being held on the first floor of Bonita's Salon (right beside The White Alligator shop) on Sivutha Street opposite the De la paix Hotel.

Prayer: 
  • Please continue to pray for Unity - especially for the Cambodian Church.
  • Use Colossians 1:9-14 as the basis for your praying
  • Pray for Kandy (near the end of her chemo treatment in the US) and her family.

September 2011

God at work in His world

In September we will have a number of speakers helping us to see how God is at work both in Cambodia and throughout the world.

Schedule: 
DateTopicRefSpeakerLeading Service
4thFoot in MouthDareth LyArnel JCommunion
11thForgivenessEphesians Sokreaksa HimmIvor G
18thHawaian FocusPleasure in GodRandy & Andrew HongoDavid Narita
25th God's PresenceExodus 33Ivor G
2nd OctoberEncouragementJulie MartinezTetCommunion
Small Groups: 
GroupDayTimeLocationLeaders
Ladies Evening Monday7.00pmCommon GroundsGlen
Ladies MorningWednesday8.30amCommon GroundsCarol
Announcements: 
To see results and feedback from the recent survey - check on the noticeboard in church.

Prayer: 
  • During September use Psalm 34 highlighting the Lord as a provider and deliverer as a focus for your praying.
  • Please continue to pray for Unity - especially for the Cambodian Church.
  • Pray for Kandy (undergoing treatment in the US) and her family.

August 2011

Nuggets from God's Word

In August and September we will have a selection of different speakers opening up the Bible to bring us "nuggets from God's word".

Schedule: 
DateTopicRefSpeakerLeading Service
31stWorship the LordPsalm 95Axel ClausenDavid N
7thUncontainableErik van 't EndeFe DequitoCommunion
14thDon't get distractedLuke 10:38-42David NaritaErik van 't Ende
21st Justin KnowlesDavid N
28thMatt BohlmanGovin
4th SeptemberDareth LyArnel JCommunion
Small Groups: 
GroupDayTimeLocationLeaders
Ladies PMMonday7.00pmCommon GroundsGlen & Carol
Ladies AMWednesday8.30amAnnelise's HomeAnnelise
Announcements: 
To see results and feedback from the recent survey - check on the noticeboard in church.

Prayer: 
  • Please continue to pray for Unity - especially for the Cambodian Church.
  • Pray for the bereaved and suffering in Norway and for wisdom for the authorities.
  • Pray for the peace of Jerusalem and for direction for the political porcess in the Middle East.
  • Pray for Kandy (undergoing treatment in the US) and her family.

September 2011 - God's Grace in Forgiveness

As we approach September 11th this year, the world will be remembering the tenth anniversary of the event that many believe changed the world at a stroke. It also resulted in the introduction of a new word into the English language - "nine-eleven".

Images: 

July 2011

UNITY IN CHRIST

Psalm 133:1

In July we will exploring the Bible's teaching on Unity and how we manage differences and diversity in the body of Christ.

Schedule: 
DateTopicRefSpeakerLeading Service
3rdDo the little thingsMatt 16:13-19Dareth LyIvor GreerCommunion
10thUnity - Why is it so important?Ps 133:1-3Ivor Greer
17thUnity - Why is it so difficult?John 17:20-23Ivor Greer
24thUnity - How are you dressed?Col 3:12-17Ivor Greer
31stWorshipPsalm 95Axel Clausen
7th AugustErik van 't EndeCommunion
Small Groups: 
GroupDayTimeLocationLeaders
Announcements: 


June 2011

COMING TOGETHER

What does God expect of us

In June we are exploring the work of the Holy Spirit, running with perseverance and relating together.

Schedule: 
DateTopicRefSpeakerLeading ServicePraise & Worship
5thGod's Dwelling PlaceIvor Greer
12th Our Bodies a Temple1 Cor 6:19Arnel JotizIvor Greer
19th Running the RaceHebrews 12:1-3Ivor GreerIvor Greer
26th The Joy of RelationshipDr Fred TokeJulie M
3rd JulyDo the Little ThingServingDareth LyIvor Greer
Small Groups: 
GroupDayTimeLocationLeaders
Announcements: 
We are glad to have Dr Fred Toke visiting us this month from Singapore. He is the Clinical Director of Celebrating Life Resource Centre, a professional counseling clinic and training provider in Singapore. Dr. Toke is an Ordained Minister with the Church of God (Cleveland, TN) denomination and he oversees COG's churches in Singapore and Malaysia. He also serves as a Board Member of the People for Care & Learning. He is married to Agnes and they have 2 teenagers, Matthew and Tiffany.

May 2011

GOD'S BIG PICTURE

God's people in God's Place under God's Rule

In May we are resuming our look at God's Big Picture and exploring how the New Testament reflects the outworking of God's Kingdom.

Let us look together and see what we can learn afresh from it.

Schedule: 
DateTopicRefSpeakerLeading ServicePraise & Worship
1stNow!Ivor Greer
8th The PresentKingdomJustin KnowlesIvor Greer
15th The ProclaimedKingdomErik van't EndeIvor Greer
22nd The PerfectedKingdomIvor GreerGovin
29thOverview & Summary ofGod's Big PictureIvor Greer
Small Groups: 
GroupDayTimeLocationLeaders

January 2011

How should we pray?

In November when we were looking at Nehemiah we saw that he was a great man of prayer.

In January we are taking a closer look at the model prayer that Jesus gave his disciples as recorded in Luke 11:1-4. This is often called 'The Lord's Prayer' but it could also be called 'The Disciples' Prayer'. Let us look together and see what we can learn afresh from it.

Schedule: 
DateTopicRefSpeakerLeading ServicePraise & Worship
2nd SharingErik van't Ende
9thGod's KingdomLuke 11:1-4Erik van't EndeIvor GreerCommunion
16thOur daily needsLuke 11:1-4Ivor GreerDavid N
23rdForgivenessLuke 11:1-4Julie MartinezIvor Greer
30thTemptationLuke 11:1-4Ivor GreerJustin Knowles
Small Groups: 
GroupDayTimeLocationLeaders

December 2010

Schedule: 
DateTopicRefSpeakerLeading ServicePraise & Worship
5th The Story UnfoldsLuke 2:1-7Ivor GreerDavid Narita
12thThe Wow FactorLuke 2:8-20Ivor GreerSokly Eam
19thA Closer Look at the NativityMatt 1:18-25Bill PeelerDavid N
26thChristmas ServiceDareth LyErik
2nd JanPraise & Testimony
Small Groups: 
GroupDayTimeLocationLeaders

November 2010

Schedule: 
DateTopicRefSpeakerLeading ServicePraise & Worship
7th N's painNehemiah 5:14-6:14Ivor GreerNoel Dequito
14thN's powerful GodNehemiah 6:15-7:2Ivor GreerAkhim K
21stFrom God's PerspectiveIsaiah 55:1-13Matt BohlmanIvor Greer
28thJoseph's DilemmaMatthew 1:18-23Ivor GreerJustin K
5th DecThe story unfoldsLuke 2Ivor GreerDavid N
Small Groups: 
GroupDayTimeLocationLeaders
Prayer: 

Opportunities to pray at Greers' house on Tuesdays - 

  • mornings 9.30 - 10.30am
  • evenings 6.30 - 7.30pm

Come for as long as you can manage.

October 2010

We are continuing our series on Nehemiah under the title "City in Crisis"

Schedule: 
DateTopicRefSpeakerLeading ServicePraise & Worship
Oct 3rd N's preparationNeh 2:11-20Ivor GreerTet ValdesHawaiian Team
Oct 10th N's planningNeh 3:1-32Ivor GreerDavid NTeen Mission
Oct 17thN's plottersNeh 2:10,19;4:1-12Axel ClausenNoel DIndian/Singaporeans
Oct 24th N's practical faithNeh 4:13-23Wim PrinsIvor GVisiting group from IT Philippines
Oct 31st N's problemsNeh 5:1-13Bill PeelerIvor Gtbc
Small Groups: 
GroupDayTimeLocationLeaders
Ladies' EveningMonday7.00pmCommon GroundsKandy & Carol
Ladies' MorningWednesday8.30amNarita'sLara & Maria
Announcements: 

New to Siem Reap?

Why not drop in to Ivor and Carol’s on Wednesday 6thOctober between 4.00—6.00 pm

 Come for a chat & a snack and:-

  •  Tell us what you are planning to do in Cambodia;
  •  Find out more about CFSR & life in Siem Reap;
  •  Explore how we can help each other.

 See under ‘Maps’ for directions to Ivor & Carol ‘s

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Men’s Fellowship – Wednesday  20 thOctober  at 6.30pm.

Venue: Axel’s home, road off the right hand side of Route 6 towards airport, beside the Vietnam Airlines office and big sign for ‘Lucky Angkor International School’.

 

Women’s Fellowship – Friday 29thOctober at 6pm.

Venue: Kristin Stacey’s home—past Psah Crom, until the road gets very bumpy, then on the RHS opposite a construction suppliers.

 

Church Business Meeting on Sunday 31st October

There will be a short meeting following the service. If you attend CFSR regularly then please plan to stay behind for this.