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Elmfield Activities Sundays Morning Worship Services are held every week from 10.30am - 12.00 noon. During the service, frequently enhanced by video clips relevant to the theme of the day, we normally celebrate Communion. Any children present leave the service after about 25 minutes for their separate activities in God’z Zone (4+ to 9+) and Revive (for 10+ age). A crèche for pre-school children is also available. Evening services at 6.30pm involve a series of talks under the heading ‘Sacred Space’. On the 1st Sunday the Youth group are responsible for arranging the service. On the 2nd Sunday of the month we celebrate Communion during this service. We do not meet on a 5th Sunday of a month. Refreshments are served from 6.00pm. Everyone is welcome to attend any of these services.

Issue 49: Spring 2018

Local Community Update

Down Your Street Rayners Lane Baptist Church Good Friday 30th March 2018 11-15– 12 Joint Service 12.15 ‘Walk of Witness’

Members of our church family meet together in House Groups to study the Bible, pray and care for one another. They meet at various times each week. For more information call the church office or email: We meet for Prayer every Monday morning at 8.00am and on the second Sunday of the month at 12.30pm. We run two English as a Second Language Courses on Monday mornings. The basic one runs at 9.30am and the one for Intermediate learners starts at 11.15am. Call the Church Office on 020 8866 0813 for more details. Both courses are free of charge. Activities for Children and Young People include two Parent & Toddler groups, on Wednesdays and Fridays, these run from 10.00 - 11.30am both days. Parents of babies and pre-school children are welcome to bring their children to one of these. Suggested donation £1.00 a session. Please call the Church Office on 020 8866 0813 to check if there is space or pop in for a taster session. We run Kidz in the Zone on Mondays from 6.00-7.30pm for Primary School children. We also run Reloaded on Tuesdays from 7.309.00pm for High School young people up to Year 11. We run activities for our Senior Citizens. On the 2nd Thursday of the month at 12.30pm is the Senior Citizens’ Lunch. Call the Church Office for a place. On the 4th Thursday each month at 12.30pm we run Meeting Point where soup and sandwiches are served with tea or coffee and cake before the background to a favourite hymn is explored. No booking needed - just drop in. On Wednesday there is Extend exercise class for people over 60. Cost £3 per session. Contact Jean on 020 8866 6344 for more details. Alcoholics Anonymous (Harrow Branch) at 7.30 for 8.00pm on Wednesday night. Elmfield Church has a fully operational Child Protection Policy, accredited by the Churches Child Protection Advisory Service.

Elmfield Church Easter Sunday 1st April 2018 10-30-12 pm Easter Celebration Followed by lunch

6-30pm Easter Meditation

Elmfield Church , 89 Imperial Drive, North Harrow HA2 7DX Come and join us in worshipping God together every Sunday at 10.30am. A full children’s programme is available. For more details: Church office 020 8866 0813 Email: Registered Charity no. 248351

Pastor’s Pitch : Bad News !! A day doesn’t go by without hearing another news story about some awful crime having been committed. As I write, America is mourning the death of 17 high school students in a mass shooting in Florida, more details of charity workers using prostitutes are coming out, Hollywood continues to try to excise the blight of sexual harassment and knife crime escalates in the capital. What is the answer to this avalanche of sin and wrongdoing? We largely see this problem as someone else’s problem. “Why are other people so bad?” Why do they do such things?”“It must be their upbringing,” and yet we all know that we do wrong things, that we do things that we do not want to do. I hear you protest, “Nothing as bad as the things that we read of in the paper.” True, but they are still things that spoil relationships, that hurt others, that gnaw away inside us, that hurt and offend a perfect God.

“It is our upbringing!” No! It is our nature. The Bible tells us that we are by nature those who do wrong, all of us, even you. So what is God’s solution? God’s solution is Jesus. Jesus, who was perfect, who never sinned, who took on Himself the punishment for us who had sinned. Jesus was sent to die on the cross in our place, to take away our sin. He rose from the dead three days later proving that he had broken the power of sin over our lives. In the midst of so much bad news discover the good news of Easter this year at Elmfield. Nick Addington, Pastor, Elmfield Church

What? Fantastic Bible Stories, Fun Crafts, Great Games, Quizzes and a daily episode of the film “Treasure Planet” When? Tuesday 3rd April - Sunday 8th April - 10.00 am to 12.00 Bookings can be made at the church office £10 per child. Day places MAY be available on the door for £2.50 a day. Family Discounts available for 3 or more children For more information contact the church office on 020 8866 0813

Senior Citizens’ Lunch Club Do you enjoy a good meal?

Are you lonely?

Join us at Elmfield Lunch Club, held on the 2nd Thursday of each month. A 3 course meal, followed by tea and coffee, is for anyone over 65, for only £5.00. Transport to and from home, can be arranged. The next meals are on March 8th and April 12th. Just call 020 8866 0813 to book your place.

Holiday at Home How about a break without travelling far from home? Holiday at Home may be the answer. 10.30am to 5.00pm. Thursday 21st to Sunday 24th June Theme: ‘Celebrations’. Cost : £65 Daily activities, a two course meal, regular refreshments , crafts and games suited to over 60s and interesting talks in a relaxed environment . “I would not miss it for anything” Transport to and from Elmfield can be provided, at no extra cost. Booking forms available in April, or book your place before then by calling 020 8866 0813 or call in to leave your details.

Praying for you We believe that God answers prayer and we would like to pray for you specifically. If you have any particular needs that you would like us to pray for please email, call or place a note in our letter box. It doesn’t have to have your name on.

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