Events

Future events in the life of the church

Songs of Praise Service

10.30am Songs of Praise Service
6.30pm Evening Worship led by Revd Jack Beeson

At my penultimate 10:30am morning service at Emmanuel on 26th May we are having a Songs of Praise service. We have had several in the evening over the years but this is our first morning one. Anyone who wishes to choose a hymn to be included in the service please let me have it as soon as possible but at the latest by 19th May.

There will only be time for a limited number of hymns so the sooner you let me know your choice the greater the likelihood of it being included. There will be an opportunity if you want to say a few words about why you have chosen a particular hymn. This is not compulsory however so if you don’t want to speak you don’t have to.

Bills Retirement Service

As you will probably have heard already, Bill will be taking his final service here on the morning of Sunday 2nd June.  This will be a joint communion service of the three congregations – Emmanuel URC, Elmers End Free Church and Emmanuel Messy Church – and who knows how many visitors!

 Lunch numbers – to help with numbers, if you are coming for lunch, can you please ask for a ticket from Sue Beynon or Janet Pickering.  Any visitors from further afield can email me instead at ian.km555@gmail.com please.  However, don’t worry if you turn up on the day without a ticket, there’ll still be food to go round.

Photos – if you have any particularly good photos from the last 13 years of Bill’s ministry here, please let me know as we will be trying to put together a display.

Summer Fair and Barbeque

Please make a note in your diaries that this year’s Summer Fair and Barbecue is being held at the church after the Family and Parade service on 23rd June.

The proceeds of this event will be going to our charity for 2018/19 – Hope, Health, Action which is based in West Wickham. The charity runs hospitals and health care facilities in Haiti and Uganda, two of the neediest countries in the world.

The event is very much in the planning stages at the moment but we intend to have stalls, a barbecue, bouncy castle and games to name but a few. Nearer the time there will be more information in Emmanuel Life but if any one would like to run a stall, please let me know.

Sue Carr

 

Summer Fair & Barbecue

Please make a note in your diaries that this year’s Summer Fair and Barbecue is being held at the church after the Family and Parade service on 23rd June.

The proceeds of this event will be going to our charity for 2018/19 – Hope, Health, Action which is based in West Wickham. The charity runs hospitals and health care facilities in Haiti and Uganda, two of the neediest countries in the world.

The event is very much in the planning stages at the moment but we intend to have stalls, a barbecue, bouncy castle and games to name but a few. Nearer the time there will be more information in Emmanuel Life but if any one would like to run a stall, please let me know.

Pilgrimage to Israel and Jordan 2021

As you will be aware Marion and I have led quite a few pilgrimages during our time at Emmanuel and Elmers End.

We have visited Israel several times as well as Turkey taking in “The Seven Churches of Asia” featured in the Book of Revelation. Most recently we led a pilgrimage to Greece following in “The Steps of St Paul.” The Holy Land is a place almost everyone who has visited it feels drawn back to and Marion and I are no exception. Although I will be retired we are planning to lead another pilgrimage to the Holy Land in 2021, only this time with a difference.

Jordan is the often neglected part of the Holy Land but many times Jesus crossed over to the east side of the River Jordan (the present day country of Jordan was known as “Moab” in Biblical times, Ruth was born there). In fact, most scholars believe the site where John actually baptised Jesus was on the east side of the river. We shall visit Mount Nebo where Moses viewed the Promised Land. Undoubtedly the highlight of any visit to Jordan will be the magnificently preserved Nabatean city of Petra. This we shall definitely include on the itinerary.

Our plan is to add a few days in Jordan onto a visit to the traditional sites in Israel taking in both Jerusalem and Galilee. We are flagging up the possibility at this time to gauge what interest there may be for such a trip from members and friends at Emmanuel and Elmers End. If you feel this is something you would be interested in please let Marion or I know before my “exodus” at the end of May.

“Then Moses climbed Mount Nebo from the plains of Moab – there the Lord showed him the whole land.” (Deuteronomy 34:1)

Bill

 


Christian Aid Quiz

7.30PM TILL FINISH ALL WELCOME – TEAMS OF 8 £5 PER PERSON ENTRY Raffle during interval BRING YOUR OWN DRINK AND NIBBLES RSVP to Julie Lord julie.a.lord62@gmail.com or on 07875 003655 by Monday 13th May please. All monies raised will go to Christian Aid … Continue reading Christian Aid Quiz

Churches Walk

Those of you who have been on the annual Churches Walk (Unlock) in various parts of London will know how enjoyable and informative it is. This year is the 36th one and is taking place around the Wimbledon, Merton and Morden area, all on the South side of the Thames. If you hope or plan … Continue reading Churches Walk

Easter 2019 at Emmanuel

Our Easter celebrations get underway on Palm Sunday evening (14th April) with Palm Sunday Praise – a service of readings, anthems and hymns for the start of Holy Week. It has always been a favourite service of mine. Do come if you can. On Maundy Thursday (18th April) we hold our joint URC Communion service … Continue reading Easter 2019 at Emmanuel

Big Brew Coffee Morning

TRAID CRAFT BIG BREW COFFEE MORNING  Friday April 5th 10.00am – 12.00pm in the James Todd Room Your support would be particularly welcome as this has been a difficult year for the charity and funds are vital to help continue its work with small farmers across the world. Cakes will be on sale and I … Continue reading Big Brew Coffee Morning