Welcome to Elmwood Church!

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We are an independent, evangelical church, with a vision to be a loving and learning Jesus-centred family, united in our desire to serve God, in reaching our community.

Elmwood is a very welcoming church, where the services are quite informal, with a great mix of applied bible teaching, lively singing and heartfelt prayer as we worship Jesus each week.

This site reflects many of the ways you can connect with Elmwood and explore faith in the Lord Jesus - but the web can never do justice to the reality - so do come and see for yourself this Sunday at 10.30am or 6.30pm.

Elmwood Leadership team.

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The Special One Show

Another opportunity to watch the video snippets from this year’s youth & children’s nativity.                

Under New Management

I remember hearing some years ago that, in Roman times, when a slave was bought by a new master, they would have to walk through a pool of water from their old master to the one who had purchased them as a sign of their change of ownership. I don’t know how accurate this is, […]

God has the whole world in His hands

Last Sunday I watched the children playing with the giant world globe that George Verwer had brought. It reminded me of that children’s song, ‘He’s got the Whole World in His Hands.’ We live in a world where stresses and strains can get the better of us and life can get us down. But when […]

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Christmas at Elmwood

Leader’s Thoughts: Under New Management

I remember hearing some years ago that, in Roman times, when a slave was bought by a new master, they would have to walk through a pool of water from their old master to the one who had purchased them as a sign of their change of ownership.

I don't know how accurate this is, but what a lovely picture of believers' baptism as a declaration of our allegiance to our new Master, Christ Jesus.

We are all born into slavery to sin and death, except Christ alone whose birth, as a man, we will be celebrating in a few week's time. He, though perfect in every way, paid the price for our release and took the consequences of our disobedience when, on the cross, He experienced the separation from God that we deserve.

The change of ownership takes place when we acknowledge Him as our Lord and accept that He alone can please God and cover over all our failures.

Baptism, then, is an outward symbol of what has already taken place in the lives of those who have taken this step in faith and choose no longer to please themselves, but to honour God; those who, in the words of Romans 6:11 count themselves “dead to sin but alive to God in Christ Jesus” in order to live a new life in Him.

“You are not your own; you were bought at a price. Therefore honour God with your body”
1 Corinthians 6:19,20


Elizabeth Gough
Leadership Team

 

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