Emmanuel weekly newsletter - 10 July 2020

I hope you have had a good week - please find below some of the things that have happened this week or that you might want to be involved in over the next seven days:-

Please find attached:-

  • A short order of service for the coming week – “Vine at Home 12 July 2020”

  • Prayer for the week ahead - “Emmanuel Corona Prayers week 17”

  • Live Your Faith

  • District Celebration July 2020 Prayer – see details below

  • Reflections from last week on Facebook Family

  • Children’s activity sheet

It was amazing to see so many people at our Gift Day last Sunday – it was really well supported and we thank all those who brought envelopes, cheques and donated electronically to Emmanuel. The total continues to increase as people continue to support the Gift Day, but currently the total received stands at just over: £11,000 which is a tremendous amount! Thanks to all those who have been so faithful and generous in giving to Emmanuel’s ongoing ministry and mission. If you haven’t donated yet and want to – it is not too late! Please contact us.

This is a really good news story – and we hope you want to celebrate and give thanks to God for this amazing provision.

Following the Government announcement around the ability to open Churches, we wanted to let everyone know that we are awaiting guidance from the Methodist Church nationally, and Emmanuel Church building will continue to stay closed at this current time. We will not be opening for any form of worship THIS Sunday 12 July alongside others within the Barnsley Methodist Circuit. We are planning for our return to face to face worship. And we will, of course, let you know as soon as we can meet together again.


Saturday 11 July is the Sheffield District Weekend of Prayer and Celebration (see attached “District Celebration July 2020 Prayer”).


Sunday 12 July – this week we will join the District Celebration weekend as Rev. Gill Newton (our District Chair) brings our message. We will be uniting with many Christians across our region and the Sheffield Methodist District in taking part in this service. As usual we will post the link on our Emmanuel Family Facebook group where you can join us live or enjoy it later in the day – the choice is yours. Any problems finding the group please email us and we will be happy to help.

The link will be shared as usual on Saturday.


Monday 13 July - Men’s Discipleship Group are meeting virtually again (they meet every Monday, except for Bank Holiday’s) - to be a part just contact Peter White on: peter-mv@hotmail.com or give him a ring on 07703 567060


Tuesday 14 July at 7.15pm - 3 Point Turn will be happening this week - if you are aged 13 or over (or anyone in your family is) and want to join in the fun, discussions and fellowship contact Cameron on 01226 207208


The Leadership Team will meet again next week on Monday 13 July, and Emmanuel Trustees on Thursday 16 July – please pray for all involved in the leadership within the life of Emmanuel at these difficult times

We are now busy starting to plan the reopening of our Church. This is not a quick process, and following the guidance being received from the Methodist church we have a number of things to work through before we can confirm when that will be. A big part of that is getting the building ready for reopening. The building has been closed for 16 weeks. That’s 16 weeks of dust and