Holy Week & Easter Services

Services for Holy Week & Easter at Emmanuel

& Maundy Thursday services at the Cathedral 

1 April – Palm Sunday (Emmanuel) 
 9:00am Holy Communion (said with hymns) 
10:15am Blessing of Palm Crosses, Procession and Sung Eucharist
5 April – Maundy Thursday (Cathedral)
8:30am Provincial Eucharist with blessing of Holy Oil and renewal of Ordination Vows
1:15pm Said Eucharist
7:30pm Solemn Eucharist with the Washing of Feet, the Stripping of the Altar and the Watch
6 April – Good Friday (Emmanuel)
10:15 Good Friday Service with Hymns
8 April – Easter Day (Emmanuel)
10:15am Sung Eucharist with Easter Egg Hunt 


Thought for the Week

“I remember being told two things about the cross in our lives; both have been very helpful. First: the real cross is the one you have not chosen, the one that doesn’t fit neatly on your shoulder. That is a very authentic cross and so very difficult to accept. The other: a Mother Superior said to one of her community who was grumbling about the cross she had to carry: ‘Don’t drag your cross, carry it.’ There is a lot of wisdom in that. (Cardinal Basil Hume)

Thought for the Week

Children Learn What They Live

by Dorothy Law Nolte

If children live with criticism, they learn to condemn.
If children live with hostility, they learn to fight.
If children live with ridicule, they learn to be shy.
If children live with shame, they learn to feel guilty.
If children live with tolerance, they learn to be patient.
If children live with encouragement, they learn confidence.
If children live with praise, they learn to appreciate.
If children live with fairness, they learn justice.
If children live with security, they learn to have faith.
If children live with approval, they learn to like themselves.
If children live with acceptance and friendship, they learn to find love in the world.

Emmanuel Quiz Night

Emmanuel Church Annual Quiz Night and Curry Supper - 2012

Our thanks to Karen Carmichael who organised the Emmanuel Quiz Night with Curry Buffet Supper held at West Island School on Friday 2nd March 2012.

We would also like to thank:

  • Lucy Moore, Megan Rodricks, Harrison Holloway and May Large for marking the answers.
  • Iain Carmichael and Rebecca Abraham for the manning the bar.
  • Colleen Nichol for the door / greeting.
  • West Island School for letting us use the venue.

And a big thank you to all those that attended and for making the quiz night go so well.  A team from the British Consulate won the Supreme Champions Mugs.

The Quiz night this year raised HKD39,000 for our chosen charity: The Bethune House Migrant Women’s Refuge.

For those who like statistics, we got through 3 barrels of beer and 57 bottles of wine!

Our chosen charity The Bethune House Migrant Women’s Refuge aims to:

  • provide emergency relief and places of refuge for the up to twenty needy and distressed Asian migrants;
  • make available guidance and counseling, including para legal advice to residents and drop-in clients
  • provide a social center where present and past residents can interact and mutually support one another;
  • encourage the residents to get involved in handicraft making during their free time. This serves as a therapy for the residents to get their minds off their problems;
  • provide a continuing education for residents enabling them to better cope with problems that confront migrant workers.

Thought for the Week

Strange how we believe what the newspapers say, but question what the Bible says. You can send coarse jokes through email and they spread like wildfire, but when you start sending messages regarding the Lord, people think twice about sharing! (Canon Andrew Cheesman)