All our Christmas Services are now only online.
Thank you for your understanding about the decision to pause live services at Emmanuel.
We know this is disappointing for everyone who had booked a place, but your Elders thought it a wise decision particularly with the general increase in numbers of positive Covid cases now being reported both nationally and locally. We hope the situation will begin to improve in the new year, and we’ll be able to resume our live services soon.
Until then we hope you’ll be able to join us tomorrow afternoon (Christmas Eve) to collect a Christingle pack for your home. We are setting up at the front of the Church from 2pm - 3.30pm, and have 60 packets available for distribution. Each pack contains everything you need to make up a Christingle.
Then why not join us on YouTube for a short Christingle service at 4pm.
You can access the Christmas Eve Midnight Communion at 11.30pm on the link below:
Join us on Christmas Day for the service at 10am.
To view online - https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLdEyI1GJyjHPaAPZvi8qpWIAatHcNUyQR
We would normally stay for a chat after the Christmas day service, so the Zoom chat room will be open from directly after the service (from around 10.30am). Why not pop in and say “Hi?” or “Ho, ho, ho!” It will also provide an opportunity to show us what Santa brought you for Christmas!
Christmas Day Zoom Chat link -
As we will not be able to bring our presents to church to show everyone what Santa brought, we would really like you to take a photo of you holding one of your favourite presents and send it through to me by Wednesday 30th. I’ll compile a short video which we’ll show during the online service on 3 Jan.
We will not be having a full online service on Sunday 27th Dec. However I have prepared a short prayer and reflection if you would like to watch.
Sunday 27 Dec - Short Reflection at 10am. View from the link below or via the Sunday Services page.
To view online - https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLdEyI1GJyjHOI0WxZkjWymUe1s1L3E_M5
The Zoom Chat Room will also be open from 10.30am on Sunday morning if you would like to have a natter and join in with a short Christmas quiz, see you then! Join us on the link below:
Thank you for all your good wishes, love and support at this time. Wishing our Emmanuel Church family a blessed Christmas. Keep safe, keep in touch, and keep your eyes on the one who remains forever Emmanuel - God with us!