Dear All This weekend is Pentecost and we would normally be thinking about open air services. There are many encouraging signs that more people are sharing in… Read more “Message from Stephen, Readings commencing 31st May & letter from Stephen.”
Captive to the Gospel Galatians 4 v 1-7 On Sunday 24th May we celebrated Aldersgate Day, the conversion of the brothers John and Charles Wesley, the founders… Read more “Mid week Reflection week commencing 24th May & how to join meeting to study the Book of Ruth.”
Dear All What will you do to mark the conversion of John and Charles Wesley? Do you know the story – 8.45 on a Sunday night reading… Read more “Stephen’s Letter, BBC Services, Readings week commencing 24th May & Midweek Reflection”
Thy Kingdom Come is a global prayer movement that invites Christians around the world to pray from Ascension to Pentecost for more people to come to know Jesus.
The wave of prayer starts in May for 11 days between the Christian festivals of Ascension and Pentecost from 21st May to 31st May 2020.
It’s not complicated – we’re simply asking people to pray in whatever way they want and with whoever they choose for others to come to know Jesus Christ.
Click Here to view Lancashire District page.
The Church in Action.
Dear All 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… Read more “Stephen’s Letter, BBC Services & Readings week commencing 17th May”
While our church building is closed for all activities we are we are highlighting 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 to the best of our knowledge 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. 07711917955 firstname.lastname@example.org
or Judith 01253 720986 email@example.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 31st May – 8.00 a.m. Morning Service
BBC Radio 4 – Sunday 31st May – 8.10 a.m. Sunday Worship from City Church Cardiff
BBC 1 – Sunday 31st May – 10.00 a.m. A celebration of Pentecost, live from Gorton Monastery, Manchester
BBC 1 – Sunday 31st May – 11.00 a.m. Sunday Worship from Hereford
BBC Radio 2 – Daily – 5.45 a.m. and 9.20 a.m. – Pause for thought
BBC Radio 4 – Daily – at 7.45 a.m.
If you have not seen the services broadcast on previous Sundays, you can watch them on BBC iPlayer and listen on BBC Sounds.
For Service sheets to use at home, information about Methodist Live services and other information click on this link
Worship from home service sheet for Sunday 31 May (Pdf version)
Worship from home service sheet for Sunday 31 May (Word doc)
LARGE PRINT VERSION Worship from home service sheet for Sunday 31 May (Pdf version)
An alternative service for Pentecost is on our Pentecost 2020 page.
Worship from home service sheet for Sunday 7 June (Pdf version)
Worship from home service sheet for Sunday 7 June (Word doc)
LARGE PRINT VERSION Worship from home service sheet for Sunday 7 June (Pdf version)
Alternative service if you are doing Bible Month focussing on the Book of Ruth. Also see our dedicated Bible Month 2020 page – Ruth: a story of lives interconnected.
Bible Month Worship from home service sheet for Sunday 7 June (Pdf version)
Bible Month Worship from home service sheet for Sunday 7 June (Word doc)
LARGE PRINT VERSION Bible Month Worship from home service sheet for Sunday 7 June (Pdf version)
Other 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. https://methodist-central-hall.org.uk/
If you cannot always watch a service live at the time of transmission, you can catch up on you tube.
Invitation from The Lancashire District to join in worship on Zoom.
District Sunday service 31st May 2020, 7.00 pm
For more information click https://www.lancashiremethodist.org.uk/welcome.htm
Join Residents of MHA Starr Hills Thursdays at 3.45 p.m. at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_cG2vxTx8Pp2p7q1j1eHvQ
Sent to the Nations June is Bible Month – an opportunity to study the Book of Ruth We are looking to set up house groups using Zoom… Read more “Mid-week Reflection 5. Also June is Bible Month scroll down for more info. & the opportunity of joining a group to study the Book of Ruth.”
Sent to the Nations
|Sunday||John 14:1-14||Psalm 31||*STF 252||Jesus the Lord said: ‘I am the Bread|
|Monday||Acts 9:1-20||Psalm 37: 1-11||*STF 556||Just as I am, without one plea|
|Tuesday||Acts 9:36-43||Psalm 37: 12-29||*STF 357||Jesus – the name high over all|
|Wednesday||Acts 10:34-43||Psalm 37: 30-40||*STF 348||He is Lord, he is Lord;|
|Thursday||Acts 1:15-26||Psalm 15||*STF 664||Lord, you call us to your service|
|Friday||Acts 10:44-48||Psalm 38: 1-8||*STF 678||Come, all who look to Christ today|
|Saturday||Acts 11:1-18||Psalm 38: 9-22||*STF 397||The Spirit lives to set us free|
*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.
|Christian Aid Week 10th – 16th May|
|Under the current circumstances, the usual Christian Aid Week events cannot go ahead. The need, however, is greater than ever. Christian Aid have created a vibrant, virtual Christian Aid Week online with activities, reflections and a virtual Christian Aid Week service.|
During Christian Aid Week
It’s more important than ever that we come together as a community to worship and to share fun and fellowship. That’s why during Christian Aid Week we will be live-streaming worship each day, and hosting a fun daily quiz to join and raise funds. Sign up using the links below to take part.
Daily live-streamed worship
Daily fun quiz
New resources for Christian Aid Week
Our new resources are designed to help you pray, raise funds, and connect with friends and family during this time of coronavirus. Download our resources:
How to organise a virtual Christian Aid Week service
Order of service
Prayers in the time of coronavirus
How to run your own virtual quiz
Organising your own virtual fundraiser
Ask your friends and family for a donation using our e-envelope
Dear All After all that sunshine what a shock when it rained but our gardens needed it. May the worship on offer this week refresh you and… Read more “Letter from Stephen inc. BBC Services, Readings for the week commencing 3rd May and Knitting Appeal.”