Places of worship Closed again from 5th November but also something to look forward to.

Dear All

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  jp.smith185@btinternet.com  or ring 07586 842846 by Monday 9th November.


SERVICES ON BBC TV AND RADIO

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      

SundayMatthew 25: 1-13Psalm 70STF 188There’s a light upon the mountains  
MondayGenesis 23: 1-19Psalm 20STF 705It is God who holds the nations  
TuesdayGenesis 24: 1-9, 62-67Psalm 21: 1-7STF 507O for a heart to praise my God
WednesdayGenesis 27: 1-5a, 15-29Psalm 22: 1-18STF 470Lord, for the years your love has kept and guided
ThursdayGenesis 28: 10-22Psalm 22: 19-31STF 475O God of Bethel, by whose hand
FridayGenesis 32: 22-32Psalm 23STF 461Come, O thou Traveller unknown  
SaturdayGenesis 37: 3-28Psalm 24STF 612God 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  jp.smith185@btinternet.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