Midweek Communion and Bible Study: Luke 6 True obedience
Safeguarding Refresher Training
Black History film & celebration
Sunday 22nd October 2017
Rev Dr Mark Wakelin
Rev Dr Mark Wakelin
Rev Ung Soon Nguang
Dr George Chew
Mr Chris Shaw
The monthly Prayer Breakfasts on Saturday mornings are restarting! The first one will be at the Manse (29 West Hill Ave) on Sat 4th Nov 8.30–10am. There will be a simple breakfast and time to pray for the life and work of our church. Everyone is welcome. Mark and Judith would find it helpful to know if you hope to attend—please let Rev Mark Wakelin or the Church Office know.
Future dates for Prayer Breakfasts: 9th Dec, 13th Jan, 10th Feb, 10th Mar, 14th Apr, 12th May, 16th Jun.
On Sunday 29th October, those attending Café Worship will be invited to join in worship at St Martin’s Church for a service to commemorate the 500th year of the Reformation. The service begins at 6.30pm so refreshments will be served as usual at EMC from 5.15pm, and the group will leave the car park to go to St Martin’s in Church Street at 6pm.
We would like to invite all newcomers to the Church to join us for a ploughman’s lunch on Sunday 19 Nov from 12—1.30pm in the Lower Lounge at the Church. All newcomers will be very welcome, with their children if they have any, and it will be an opportunity to meet other newcomers, have a chat and a good lunch. If you’ve filled in a Welcome Card I’ll send you an invitation, but if you haven’t will you please do so. They are on the table on the right as you enter the Welcome Area. Put the completed card in the brown box on that table, or hand it to the Steward who welcomed you to the service. We look forward to meeting you. Carol Stringer Pastoral Secretary
If you would like a visit from a member of the Pastoral Team or one of the ministers, please fill in one of the cards at the back of the church. Hand it to a steward or put it in the Prayers Request Box in the Welcome Area.
We are undertaking a survey about your views on the future provision of music at EMC. We are considering replacing the organ and the grand piano, and to help us decide how best to do this, we ask you to complete the survey on your preferences about our music. Please complete it before 31st October. Your views are important and will make a difference to the decisions that we make. Janet Chau.
Black History Film, Food, Celebration
Saturday 21st October at 7.00pm
Film: Hidden Figures – a 2016 American biographical drama film based on the non-fiction book of the same name by Margot Lee Shetterly about African American female mathematicians who worked at NASA during the Space Race.
Food – please bring food you love to share and come ready to taste the food that others enjoy. The film is free but we will ask for donations towards to the cost of food. Please sign up in the office.
Celebration– Sunday 22 Oct, 10.30am.
Light Party at EMC
On Wednesday 25th October children aged from reception – year 6 can be dropped off with a packed lunch to enjoy a Light Party at EMC from 10am – 4pm. There will be games, crafts, a chance to do some African drumming and much, much more. For more information and to book places contact John Wilson: Family & Children\'s Worker
MWiB (Methodist Women in Britain) District Day
London District MWiB welcomes you to two events on Sat 21 Oct at Wesley’s Chapel, EC1Y 1AU: District Day 11am - 1pm (hosted by Sector A). Learn about the work of “Open hands Gambia" and Induction of new President Caroline Ogunsola, 2 – 4pm. Guest speaker Revd Michaela Youngson. Nearest tube: Old Street. Buses: 21, 43, 45, 78, 141, 214, 271. Bring your own sandwiches. A donation of £3 is requested.
60 years as a local preacher
In December, Alan Jameson of the Epsom and Sutton circuit, will have completed an amazing 60 years of service as a local preacher. There will be a special service to mark the occasion with a presentation showing our collective thanks for his hard work, dedication, loyalty and sharing of himself with us throughout the years. If you would like to contribute to this, please do so via the envelope in the office, before November 19th.
Books to Borrow
Are you looking for answers to difficult questions about Faith? Do you sense that there are areas where you would like to grow spiritually? If reading a good book might help, you can find a range of books covering these and other areas of Christian Faith, available for you to borrow. They are located in the ‘Books to Borrow Basket’ which is temporarily being housed on the small bookcase on the left hand side as you go out of the church. All you need to do is sign the book out in the attached notebook, so please feel free to take a look and choose a book!
We are starting the shoe box collection and will be pleased to give a guide leaflet to anyone who is able to fill a shoe box. There will be a box and leaflets with details in Roots for anyone who would like to make a contribution but feels unable to fill a whole box on their own.
Leaflets are available from Janet de Bourcier, Sheila King, or the office. The final date to receive the completed shoeboxes is Nov 5th. If you have trouble getting a shoebox, some are available today. Many thanks, Sheila
Christian Resources Exhibition
Sandown Park, 17-19 Oct. Resources for worship, youth, families, church buildings, mission, the Bible, finance, technology and much much more. Book in advance for £4, groups of 3 or more £3 each in advance. Names to office if interested. www.creonline.co.uk
500th Anniversary of the Reformation
At 6.30pm on Sun 29 Oct, St Martins are holding a service to commemorate the 500th anniversary of the Reformation. It was on 31 Oct 1517 that Martin Luther posted the 95 Theses on the doors of the Castle Church in Wittenberg, which started the rapid progress of the early years of the Reformation in Germany and beyond. The preacher is the Very Rev Andris Abakuks, Dean of the Latvian Lutheran Church in this country and an Epsom resident. The service will include Holy Communion in a Lutheran setting, and there will be enthusiastic hymn-singing, as you would expect. All welcome.
Current wish list: Tinned potatoes, Tinned veg - not sweetcorn, Treats & sweets for adults & children, Custard, Longlife juice, Sugar - 500g bags, Tinned rice pudding, Tinned fruit, Instant mash, Long-life sponge puddings, Washing up liquid, Adult toothpaste, Men's, Shaving foam/gel, Shampoo. WeNOT need baked beans, dried pasta, soup, fish, dried rice, pulses, chocolate spread, meat pies, baby wipes, nappies or washing powder. Many thanks.
Lift to 9am service
Ted Lavender would be glad to hear from any church member who attends the 9am service and lives in the Tadworth area, and would be willing to offer an occasional lift to church.
A bag with Singing the Faith and 2 Songs of Fellowship has been left in the Church Office. Please claim them if they are yours, otherwise they will go into Church stock.