Stephen’s letter, BBC Services, Worship this week,Readings commencing 6th Sept. and this week’s Reflection.

Dear All

This Sunday is the beginning of a Methodist New Year and so we have arranged the one Circuit Service at The Drive to enable the new staff team to be together and lead the whole Circuit in worship. The preacher will be Rev Stuart Wild, our Superintendent Minister, which you can attend in person or join via zoom. Either way you need to book.

To attend email or ring 01253 729849 before 9.00 p.m. on Friday 4th September. To join the Service via Zoom email

Next Monday will be the first Staff meeting and the Local Preachers and Worship Leaders Meeting will meet in the evening. Please pray for us that we may be sensitive to where God is leading us in worship and service.

Pray also for Deacon Kim Gabbatiss, who will be working half time in our Circuit, and becomes the part time Project Co-ordinator of the Godly Play Bus.


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 6th September – 8.00 a.m. Morning Service

BBC Radio 4 – Sunday 6th September – 8.10 a.m. Sunday Worship “Heaven is a noisy place”

BBC 1 – Sunday 6th September – 1.15 p.m. Songs of Praise – The Eden Project

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

Worship at home
In addition to the daily Bible readings and reflections on our website, various resources are below to help you:-

Service Sheets
These short acts of worship have been produced for personal use when we are unable to attend church.  Why not spend a few moments with God, knowing that other people are sharing this act of worship with you? (Pdf version)

Worship from home service sheet for Sunday 6 September (Pdf version)
Worship from home service sheet for Sunday 6 September (Word doc)
LARGE PRINT VERSION Worship from home service sheet for Sunday  6 September (Pdf version)

 Our friends at Family Friendly Churches are offering, free of charge, weekly prayers, addresses and a couple of hymns as videos (with words and music) for use within the home. These can be found at:


Live-streamed Services and Prayers

Methodist Central Hall in London is live streaming services every Sunday morning, with a mixture of traditional and all age worship services, with different styles of music. 

If you cannot always watch a service live at the time of transmission, you can catch up on YouTube.

Invitation from The Lancashire District to join in worship on Zoom each Sunday at 7.00 p.m. please click here. If you are new to Zoom and need guidance how to use / download it click here

Join Residents of MHA Starr Hills Thursdays at 3.45 p.m. at

Other options
Morning Prayers

9:00 a.m. Monday-Friday – from Wesley House Cambridge: Resources for following the prayers and readings are available at:

10:00 a.m. Monday-Friday – from Wesley’s Chapel London:

Worship services

Wesley’s Chapel London
Wednesdays 12:45
Thursdays 12:45
Sundays 9:45 and 11:00. All these services will be available at:

Swan Bank Methodist Church in Burslem
Sundays 10:30 a.m. The service will be available at 

 “Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives.
Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.”
Jesus speaking with his followers John 14:27

Readings for the week commencing 6th September 2020 – The Life of Faith

SundayMatthew 18: 15-20Psalm 119: 33-48STF 563O Jesus, I have promised  
Monday1 Peter 4: 1-11Psalm 119: 49-64STF 520Give to me, Lord, a thankful heart  
TuesdayMicah 5: 1-4Psalm 45STF 325Jesus Christ – Perfect Love  
Wednesday1 Peter 4: 12-19Psalm 119: 65-80STF 490Being of beings, God of love  
Thursday1 Peter 5: 1-14Psalm 119: 81-96STF 493Come, Lord, to our souls come down  
Friday2 Peter 1: 1-15Psalm 119: 97-112STF 492Christ be my leader by night as by day  
Saturday2 Peter 1: 16-18Psalm 119: 113-128STF 260Swiftly pass the clouds of glory

Remember you are never alone. We are never more than a phone call or email away. Please keep in touch and keep safe.

Peace be with you