Worship, BBC Services, Readings w.c. 23rd August and this week’s meditation.

The Drive Methodist Church is open for Morning Worship each Sunday at 10.30 a.m. led by the Circuit Staff. The Service will be different, shorter, no singing and in order to be compliant with Government guidelines we have to provide you with a lot of information prior to attending. Numbers are restricted, you will need to book in by emailing thedriveworship@gmail.com or for those without email by telephone  01253 729849 no later than 9.00 p.m. on the preceding Friday. The invitation and information about the Service are now available in the form of FAQS, Frequently Asked Questions. Both the invitation to attend the service and FAQS can be found elsewhere on the website.

Kirkham Methodist Church will also be open for worship on Sundays at 10.30 a.m. for more information and to book contact Kirkham.Methodist@outlook.com  or telephone  07927 410 240

The South Fylde Circuit Sunday Morning Zoom Service at 10.30 a.m. each week is an opportunity for people to join the Circuit service at The Drive from their own home or wherever they are via the internet. Please see the invitation to join for more information and email southfyldeworship@gmail.com to book and receive joining details . Deadline for booking is 9.00 p.m. on Friday each week.  This allows time for us to issue joining details and make sure we can accommodate everyone.

During this time of changing restrictions and gradual opening of our buildings we continue to highlight some of the many opportunities for worship with a focus on those that are easily available, knowing those with internet access have access to a huge amount of material, far more than we can list so we have listed some of those with a local connection. Please note this offer changes and updates more regularly than we can keep up with so please note, it was accurate when compiled but it may change so please check the programme schedules on the day.

If you are struggling to find what you are looking please contact:

Stephen 01772 683 884  mob 07711 917 955 stephen.heath@churchrdmethodist.org.uk 

or Judith 01253 720986 jp.smith185@btinternet.com 


Please check the programme schedules on the day. If you are struggling to find what you are looking for there is more information, including online worship, on the church website or please contact Stephen see below.

BBC Radio Lancashire – Sunday 23rd August – 8.00 a.m. Morning Service

BBC Radio 4 – Sunday 23rd August – 8.10 a.m. Sunday Worship “The Inspiration of listening”

BBC 1 – Sunday 23rd August – 1.15 p.m. Songs of Praise – Celebrating The Salvation Army

Daily – BBC Radio 2 – 5.45 a.m. and 9.20 a.m. – Pause for thought and BBC Radio 4 – at 7.45 a.m. – Daily
If you have not seen the services broadcast on previous Sundays, you can watch them on BBC iPlayer and listen on BBC Sounds. 

Readings for the week commencing 23rd August – The Work of the Spirit

SundayMatthew 16: 13-20Psalm 138STF 151This is the day the Lord has made  
Monday  Luke 22: 24-30Psalm 145STF 623A safe stronghold our God is still
TuesdayJohn 16: 1-7Psalm 112  STF 390My God! I know, I feel thee mine
WednesdayJohn 16: 8-15  Psalm 113STF 391O breath of life, come sweeping through us  
Thursday  John 16: 16-24  Psalm 114STF 117Sing praise to God who reigns above  
FridayJohn 16: 25-33Psalm 115  STF 490Being of beings, God of love
SaturdayMatthew 14: 1-12Psalm 126STF 732Day of judgement! Day of wonder!  

*Not everyone will have a *STF hymn book so we have put the first line of the hymn alongside so that you can look it up in another hymn book or google it or play it on You Tube.

If you would like some background on the readings and points to ponder please go to https://www.methodist.org.uk/our-faith/the-bible/a-word-in-time/  

You may want to read all three elements at once or others may prefer to space them out during the day – breakfast, dinner and tea. What works for you?  Some may need to set an alarm on their phone so that they don’t forget, while others will not be able to do anything else until readings are read and prayers shared. You will find a pattern that works for you and gives a framework for your day.