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Pastor’s message: December

Dear Friends, I wonder how many of you have said recently, “Where has the year gone?” We get the impression that time moves faster as we get older, or we say “Time flies when you’re enjoying yourself.” The facts are there are still sixty minutes in an hour, twenty four hours in a day, and…

Pastor’s message: November

Dear Friends, November is on us, the clocks have changed and we have altered the time of our evening service. We could be entering the “winter of our discontent” or we could be maximising the time and opportunities that God gives us. We have celebrated our Church Anniversary and we had an “Away Day” for…

Pastor’s message: October

Dear Friends, Each year in October we mark our Church Anniversary, but we also have an Annual General Meeting in May. In effect both meetings have a similar purpose – to reflect on the work of God at Emmanuel, but there are slightly different emphases in each meeting. In May we reflect on what has…

Pastor’s message: September

Dear Friends, As I sat to write this letter I had decided on the subject of contentment, but received the tragic news that one of my closest PNG friends has lost yet another son. We had known them as a really contented family with two sons and two daughters. Before we left PNG the older…

Pastor’s Message: June

Dear Friends, We held our Annual General Meeting in the month of May and it was a time for great thanksgiving, because God has been abundantly gracious to us through this last year. At our previous AGM we recorded the fact that we were facing a great financial challenge trying to maintain the demands of…

Pastor’s Message: May

Dear Friends, I trust that you enjoyed our celebration of Easter this year. I was encouraged by the presence of new people in our congregation, but more so by the presence of God as His Son was lifted up and we were able to rejoice in the death and resurrection of our Saviour, the Lord…

Pastor’s Message: April

Dear Friends, What do Billy Graham, Ken Dodd and Stephen Hawking have in common? They each reached the height of their chosen occupation; they might each be described as brilliant at what they did. What they each did was quite different, the first an evangelist with an international reputation; the second an entertainer and comedian…

Pastor’s Message: March

Dear Friends, By the end of this month we will be again reminding ourselves of the events of the first Easter. Good Friday is 31st March and Easter Day is 1st April. For many this weekend will be just another chance to indulge themselves, with no thought of God. It is rather appropriate that Easter…

Pastor’s Message: February

Dear Friends, Last month I entitled my letter ‘Looking Forward’, in order to help us focus on the hopes ahead and not on the concerns and possible failures of the past. This month I want us to ‘Look Up’. On Sunday 14th January I began the message looking at the significant number of difficulties experienced…