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Weekly Information sheet week commencing 10th January 2021

Weekly information sheet for the week commencing 10th January 2021

The church is open for worship. To attend email thedriveworship@gmail.com or ring 01253 729849 before 9.00 p.m. on Friday as this helps with seating arrangements and to reduce queueing time.  you can watch live on Facebook or YouTube (different streams) or catch up later on either.

10th January         Rev. Stephen Heath – Covenant Service

17TH January        Rev. Alan Clark

24th January         Richard Golding

31st January         Rev. Stuart Wild

Mondays 6.00-6.15 p.m. Circuit Prayer Meeting via Zoom – leaflet with themes available. Scroll down to end of this post for more information and prayer themes for this week. To join  Meeting  ID: 830 0454 1832 Passcode: 687000 https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83004541832?pwd=d3YzQnN0aGU2TlVXWFZOOWVGYklSZz09

You can also ring in on 01 203 901 7895. This week we are praying for the South Fylde Circuit.

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 Stephen or Judith see below.

BBC Radio Lancashire – Sunday – 8.00 a.m. Morning Service

BBC Radio 4 – Sunday – 8.10 a.m. Sunday Worship  

BBC 1 – Sunday – 12.25 p.m. Songs of Praise – Stirling

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 10th January – The Waters of Salvation

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/     

SundayMark 1: 4-11Psalm 29STF 233When Jesus came to Jordan  
MondayIsaiah 43: 1-7Psalm 50: 1-15STF 440Amazing grace – how sweet the sound  
TuesdayActs 10: 34-43Psalm 51STF 348He is Lord, he is Lord  
WednesdayHebrews 1: 1-12Psalm 53STF 199Glory be to God on high  
ThursdayJoshua 3: 1-17Psalm 54STF 744Come, let us join our friends above  
FridayIsaiah 55: 1-11Psalm 55:1-8STF 401Come, sinners, to the Gospel feast  
SaturdayRomans 6: 1-11Psalm 55: 16-22STF 538Now through the grace of God we claim  

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.   Stephen

Circuit Zoom Prayer Meeting (more Information)

Zoom meeting will take place every Monday at 6pm

Meeting ID: 830 0454 1832

Passcode: 687000

You can also ring in on 01 203 901 7895.

Each week we begin with a Bible reading and a short prayer. Then we have a time of prayer on the themes of the week. There is an opportunity for topical prayer and we conclude with the Lords Prayer. All are welcome either to join us on zoom; to pray the themes with us without coming onto zoom or simply to use the prayers that week.

If you have a specific prayer request, please let me know on 01722 715134 or email revstuartwild@aol.com

4 January

COVID 19

James 5 7-11

Let us pray to God,
who alone makes us dwell in safety:

For all who are affected by coronavirus,
through illness or isolation or anxiety,
that they may find relief and recovery:

For those who are guiding our nation at this time,
and shaping national policies,
that they may make wise decisions:

For doctors, nurses and medical researchers,
that through their skill and insights
many will be restored to health:

For the vulnerable and the fearful,
for the gravely ill and the dying,
that they may know your comfort and peace:

We commend ourselves, and all for whom we pray,
to the mercy and protection of God.

Letter from Stephen and mid week Reflection Commencing 3rd January.

Dear All

As we enter another lockdown The Drive remains open for worship. We will continue to monitor and review the situation and keep you advised of any changes. We are reminding people of the importance of not mingling inside or outside the building and maintaining a 2 metre distance at all times.

We understand that some who have been attending worship will have been advised to shield and they and others will feel they should stay at home.

We would normally distribute our Membership tickets at this Sunday’s Covenant Service and while the Covenant Service will go ahead and membership tickets issued, there will be a delay in passing them to you while restrictions require us to stay at home preventing home visits. 

We will continue to stay connected through the weekly mailings and by telephone and if you need support in any way please get in touch.

Regards

Stephen