Emmanuel with St Paul's
serving Mannamead and Efford, Plymouth

Weekend Programme and Notes 

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Friday 17th  January
Arrive and check in at reception after 2.00pm
7.00pm              Dinner.  .
8.30pm             Opening Session  - Music Room:
                                Hello and Welcome - Interview with Revd. Graham Cotter
                                Adults: The nucleus of the church at Philippi. Acts 16
                                Pirates: Veggie Tales Pirates DVD & Treasure box making.
9.30pm             Christ in Quiet 1 * Main Lounge
Saturday 18th January
7.30am              Informal Prayers, 2 * Music Room
8.00am - 9.00am      Breakfast
9.30am            Session 2: Music Room
                                Adults: The master builder. Philippians 1 vv.1-30
                                Pirates: God Matters – He’s real, he cares about us & his world.
10:15am          Coffee Break
11.30am           Session 3: Music Room
                            Adults: Meekness and majesty. Philippians 2 vv.1-18
                            Pirates: God Minds – Ignoring him and breaking his rules is serious but he also longs to forgive us
12.45pm         Lunch
1.45pm            Free Afternoon
Possible activities:  Organised walk from the house, meet outside front door for the walk through the Byes Riverside Park to Sidford led by Ron Wheeler, Visit to the Donkey Sanctuary, Shopping in Sidmouth, Games, Puzzles, Swimming and Rehearsals for concert. Maybe indoor or outdoor archery – see Karl.
5pm            Session 4:     The Lounge:  Open Forum Discussion – an opportunity for    
‘Out of the box’ thinking about what we are & want to be as a church.
6.15pm                    Dinner
7.45pm                   Saturday Night at Sidholme Palladium!
9.30pm                   Christ in Quiet1 * Main Lounge
Sunday 19th  January
7.30am                Informal Prayers, 2 * Music Room
8.00am-9.00am    Breakfast
9.30am                    Please clear luggage from your room by this time.
9.30am                    Session 5: Music Room
                                         Adults: True confidence.  Philippians 3vv.1-21
                               Pirates: The Treasure Challenge Tournament
10:30am                  Coffee Break
11.15am                 Informal Communion Service
                                    Adults: God’s robust peace. Philippians 4 vv. 4-7
                                    Pirates: God Makes a Difference – If we accept his forgiveness, the Holy Spirit will help us live life for him.
                                   Thence join the middle of the communion service for the presentation of their ‘Pardon and King’s Shilling’!
12.45pm                               Lunch
Depart after lunch
*1 Christ in Quiet – a chance to relax together and unwind after the business of the day for 10 – 15 minutes.

*2 Informal Prayers – start the day in tune with The Master. A chance for you to voice your prayers for the day ahead.

If you have any questions arising from the talks, please feel free to discuss these with
Revd Graham Cotter, or Revd Karl Freeman,  or Revd Tony Williams.     
Useful Information

Swimming Pool:  Open from 7.30am to 9.30 pm. Please observe the hotel guidelines on pool health and safety including supervision of children at all times.
Towels are available at the Swimming Pool Reception; please place in the bin provided. Please do not use bedroom towels.
Coffee Shop:    Open at Reception from 8.30am to 10.30pm.  The shop also stocks a range of cards and souvenirs.
Departure:    We have been asked to vacate rooms by 9.30am on Sunday, so the hotel can prepare for arrivals.  This means packing before breakfast and storing your luggage under the stairs. Please ask your driver if you need help with carrying it. There will be an opportunity to give a ‘love gift’ with a retiring collection after the Sunday morning service. This will go towards paying for the outstanding costs of the holiday and to thank the staff of Sidholme for their excellent hospitality.
Saturday Afternoon:       Of course you are welcome to do whatever takes your fancy.  Here are suggestions:
Shopping: It is a short walk into the town centre from the hotel.

Walks:  Linda and Ron Wheeler are leading a  3 mile walk, leaving from the hotel, (no cars involved) meeting outside front door. The same walk as last year, it is mainly on the flat, walking up the Byes, beside the Sid river and then returning to a tea shop in Sidmouth.

The Donkey Sanctuary is a short drive away. (Turn left onto Vicarage Rd (which leads to Temple St) continue through Sidford. TR at traffic lights. Follow Lyme Regis signs, follow signs for Donkey Sanctuary) It is open, and admission is free, but they would appreciate a donation.

Games: there is snooker, table tennis or carpet bowls available by paying a £5 deposit for the appropriate kit at reception. Children must be supervised. Board games can also be borrowed. Please bring cards or your favourite table games. Adults watch out for giant jig saw provided by Richard Berry. You too can add a piece! Maybe some indoor or outdoor Archery – ask Karl! 

Saturday Evening Entertainment: Don’t miss it and let Jack and Lee Rickard know by lunchtime on Saturday if you have an act to offer
Hotel Care:  Sidholme is a beautiful old house, please take care of it, particularly the stairs leading up to the second floor.