As we enter another Lockdown we are returning to a weekly information sheet from the Circuit Staff team. The restrictions prevent communal worship but we will be broadcasting a weekly service during this period.
Sunday 8th November a live service from The Drive at 10.30 a.m. led by Rev Stephen Heath. To access the service go to The Drive Methodist Church, Lytham St Annes Facebook page and then later the video will be on YouTube on The Drive Methodist channel.
Sunday 8th November 7.00 p.m. District Zoom Service led by the South Fylde Circuit preacher Rev Stuart Wild.
To join: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/8626480567 Meeting ID: 862 648 0567 Password: 3871
The Circuit Advent Course ‘Now and Then’ will be held on Zoom starting week commencing 16th November with morning, afternoon or evening sessions on days convenient for those wishing to attend. To join, email Judith firstname.lastname@example.org or ring 07586 842846 by Monday 9th November.
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 services, on the church website or please contact the circuit staff team see below.
BBC Radio Lancashire – Sunday – 8.00 a.m. Morning Service
BBC Radio 4 – Sunday – 8.10 a.m. Sunday Worship – Seek Higher Things
BBC 1 – Sunday – 1.15 p.m. Songs of Praise – Remembrance Sunday
Daily – BBC Radio 2 – 5.45 a.m. and 9.20 a.m. – Pause for thought 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 8th November 2020 – The God of Abraham
|Sunday||Matthew 25: 1-13||Psalm 70||STF 188||There’s a light upon the mountains|
|Monday||Genesis 23: 1-19||Psalm 20||STF 705||It is God who holds the nations|
|Tuesday||Genesis 24: 1-9, 62-67||Psalm 21: 1-7||STF 507||O for a heart to praise my God|
|Wednesday||Genesis 27: 1-5a, 15-29||Psalm 22: 1-18||STF 470||Lord, for the years your love has kept and guided|
|Thursday||Genesis 28: 10-22||Psalm 22: 19-31||STF 475||O God of Bethel, by whose hand|
|Friday||Genesis 32: 22-32||Psalm 23||STF 461||Come, O thou Traveller unknown|
|Saturday||Genesis 37: 3-28||Psalm 24||STF 612||God give us life|
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/
Remember you are never alone. We are never more than a phone call or email away. Please keep in touch and keep safe.
Now – and then
Roots Advent Course 2020
Reflecting on 2020 through the Christmas story – written by Emily Hoe-Crook
This offers us the opportunity to explore the challenges and changes to everyday life we have experienced this year and look forward to the new year with hope in Jesus. The five-week course takes the ‘scenes’ and characters of the Christmas story and invites us to make connections with life during the pandemic. We can reflect on our feelings and response to what’s happened and come alongside the people in the Christmas story with fresh insight and understanding.
- Scene 1 – Rules and regulations. Luke 2 v 1-5
- Scene 2 – Unsung heroes Luke 2 v 8-20
- Scene 3 – Traveling light Matthew 2 v 1-12
- Scene 4 – At a distance Luke 1 v 26-38
- Scene 5 – Ways and means Luke 2 v 6-7
Zoom Study groups will be happening across the Circuit and it would be lovely if as many as possible joined with us.
If you wish to join, please could you send me an email email@example.com so that your name can be added to the list, by Monday 9th November
Please also state your preference for a Morning, Afternoon or Evening meeting. We anticipate the meetings starting Mid-November so that we are finished before Christmas week.
If you aren’t on Zoom and would like hard copies of the material for your own private prayer and reflection please let me know.
If you have any questions then please contact me by email or phone -07586842846.
Judith Smith – South Fylde Methodist Lay worker