I’m sure we were all disappointed that the Prime Minister’s statement last Sunday has not given us any real indication when we can expect to be able to go into church and we are clear social distancing is here to stay.
Well so is our weekly update and this week not only a reminder of the opportunity to see and hear familiar faces and voices where you are by joining with us in the study of Ruth but to be part of a much larger setting which some of you will remember as the Cliff College Anniversary Weekend, now Festival at Home as the Festival can come to you as you can’t go it.
Meet Ruth over coffee. We are looking to set up weekly house groups at different times of the day using Zoom to study the Book of Ruth over 4 weeks in June. If you are interested please get in touch with Judith or I by the 18th May so we can advise you about how to use Zoom, make sure you have the study materials and enrol you in a group. Contact details at the foot of the page or email Judith firstname.lastname@example.org.
Festival at Home You are invited to a free-to-access online festival from 7.15pm on Friday 22nd May – 10pm on Monday 25th May 2020. Visit https://cliffcollege.ac.uk/cliff-festival/festival-2020 and follow the instructions. Free bible studies, worship, workshops, seminars, preaching and music straight to you where you are. There is also All age worship and activities each day.
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 17th May – 8.00 a.m. Morning Service
BBC Radio 4 – Sunday 17th May – 8.10 a.m. Sunday Worship “The Gifts of the Holy Spirit”
BBC 1 – Sunday 17th May – 10.45 a.m. Sunday Worship from St David’s Cathedral, Pembrokeshire
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
Readings for the week commencing 17th May – The Church in action
|Sunday||John 14:15-21||Psalm 66||*STF 372||Come down, O Love divine|
|Monday||Acts 13:1-12||Psalm 40: 1-10||*STF 397||The Spirit lives to set us free|
|Tuesday||Acts 13:13-41||Psalm 45||*STF 463||Deep in the shadows of the past|
|Wednesday||Acts 14:8-20||Psalm 46||*STF 727||God in his love for us lent us this planet|
|Thursday||Luke 24:44-53 Ascension Day||Psalm 47||*STF 300||Hail the day that sees him rise, Alleluia!|
|Friday||Acts 16:1-15||Psalm 44: 1-8||*STF 660||Called by Christ to be disciples|
|Saturday||Acts 16:16-34||Psalm 4||*STF 94||To God be the glory, great things he has done!|
*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/
Remember you are never alone. We are never more than a phone call or email away.
Please keep in touch and keep safe.
Stephen Heath, Minister 01772 683884 Mobile:- 07711 917955 Judith Smith, Lay Worker 01253 720986 mobile 07586 720986