WORSHIP & PRAYER

** NEW **  VINE AT HOME

Please find attached this week's Vine at Home.  For the last few weeks through to May we are working with the Vocations team of the Methodist Church in the section What are you being called to?

Who has inspired your Christian journey?
What do you think God’s vision might be for the Church, to grow people of faith?
How might you help everyone to develop a resilient faith?

This is also available as this week's free vine video - Click here

Vine at Home 28/02/2021 word    Vine at Home 28/01/2021 pdf

LENT RESOURCES

CIRCUIT LENT SERIES:

We're using the Methodist Way of Life as a guide, and offering two options via zoom (Wednesdays at 4pm and 8pm) with worship, followed by a reflection leading into simple questions and group led discussion, followed by a short time of prayer.  The session (mainly reflection) will also be posted to YouTube after the sessions for people to be able to watch again or catch up if they are unable to make the 4pm and 8pm time slots.  Don't worry if you've missed a week you can pop in and join us in any session.

Please contact Liz by email at  ministersadmin@northcheshiremethodists.org.uk stating which session you would like to join and a Zoom link will be sent to you.

The Circuit website also has a flyer giving details of the different studies going on around the circuit and district for your information. Link here

DISTRICT LENT SERIES:

District Equality, Diversity and Inclusion ‘All Are Welcome’
Thursday Evenings from 7:30 to 9:00pm
25 February – Scriptural Faithfulness
4 March – Physical and Mental Impairment
11 March -  Economic Justice
18 March – Living with Difference
For the Zoom link, please email Rob at chester.stoke@btconnect.com

ALL WE CAN

How will you be journeying through Lent this year?  You can be part of the change that is happening - for families and communities around the world, and in your own journey with God.

To download or order a physical copy of All We Can's 2021 daily devotional for Lent, for you to use at home, in small groups or with your whole church, visit allwecan.org.uk/lent.

ENGLESEA BROOK LENT SERIES

For a number of years, Englesea Brook has offered Soup and Bible Study sessions throughout Lent. Has the pandemic stopped us? No! Minus the soup, we are thrilled that Jill Baker is able to join us from Glasgow via Zoom to lead our thinking. Her theme is 'Choosing the Wilderness'. Starting on Wednesday 17th February, there will be 4 sessions on consecutive weeks, the final one on Wednesday 10th March. Each one will begin at 10.30am, and finish at 12 noon. If you would like to receive a zoom invitation, please contact Ruth Hilton on engleseabrookproject@outlook.com.
All are welcome.

Muddy Church Heart Bomb Packs

Muddy Church is a part of Forest Church that is especially designed for young people and families to enjoy. A printable resources pack has been created on the theme of love for this month.  If you would like a link to the documents, please email:  jo.brown@methodist.org.uk 

Within this there is also a suggested trail pack that can be put together, along with the other documents to give out to the young people from your churches.

Muddy Church Heart Bomb pack

This Bible Month book for 2021 is the Gospel of Mark

This year’s toolkit has been written by Dr Kent Brower (Bible notes) with Rev Michael Parsons (small group study guides) and Dr Paula Gooder (reflection).

All-age resources are by the Methodist Children, Youth and Family Layworker Writing Team: Gail Adcock, Debbie Andrew, Lydia Harrison, Claire Knight, Hayley Liversidge and Charlotte Mckernan.

For more info click here

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Previous notices

Circuit Worship Night  If you missed the last Circuit worship service you can still catch up with it on the Circuit YouTube channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCVWjwZIruIE2Xe8IUUrtfag

Spiritual sustenance when isolated

During this time of 'lockdown' the Methodist church has supplied a page (link here) which signposts you to resources to help nourish your spiritual life. These are mostly resources that are provided centrally.

The Revd Dr Jonathan hustler, Secretary of the Conference, has written a message for the Church as we enter another lockdown. Read 'Putting our hand into the hand of God'

SUNDAY WORSHIP AT CALDY VALLEY SUSPENDED 

While public worship is permitted under lockdown regulations, the Diaconate have decided that in the light of the current situation it would be safer not to hold Sunday services at church for the time being. We are sharing online Sunday worship on Zoom with friends from other local Methodist and United Reformed Churches. 

To receive the weekly Zoom link please email: caldy-valley@btconnect.com

'WORSHIP AT HOME' SERIES OF SERVICES FROM CALDY VALLEY

We are continuing to send out a weekly service sheet by post and email which we can use together while we are unable to gather for worship. It will also be posted on the Welcome page each week, and previous services can be found in our Library of On-line services.

There are links to other opportunities for online worship here on the Worship Resources page.


LINKS TO OTHER LOCAL ONLINE WORSHIP RESOURCES

Wesley Methodist Church, Chester offer a live-streamed service every Sunday morning from 10.15am https://www.facebook.com/wesleychurchcentrechester/live

Dial a Reflection


Rev Jo Brown from Tarvin offers a weekly recorded Bible reading and reflection

01829 708930 (Charged at Local rate)

North Cheshire Methodist Circuit

For news of other worship opportunities from around the Circuit check out these links:

Website:        www.northcheshiremethodists.org.uk

Facebook:    https://www.facebook.com/NCMethodists/

YouTube:       https://www.youtube.com/NCMethodist


OTHER WORSHIP RESOURCES FROM AROUND METHODISM & THE URC

Dial a Prayer 

FREE phone lines for prayers and news from the Methodist Church

Listen to a prayer: 0808 281 2514

Listen to news: 0808 281 2478

Content is updated weekly on Thursday afternoon

Methodist Church and a Year of Prayer    Be part of this movement of prayer as we ask the Holy Spirit to help us be a growing, evangelistic, inclusive, justice-seeking Church of gospel people. Join others across the Methodist Church to pray together every Tuesday from 12.45 to 1.00pm Visit the website for more information: https://www.methodist.org.uk/our-work/our-work-in-britain/evangelism-growth/year-of-prayer/

URC Mersey Synod offer links to online services  -  https://www.urcmerseysynod.org.uk/virtualservices.htm

The Methodist Church website has lots of resources for worship and prayer, links to streamed worship from places such as Westminster Central Hall and Wesley's Chapel, a weekly service that can be printed out, plus resources to help with daily prayers and devotions. So do please check them out from the many links below:

https://www.methodist.org.uk/our-faith/worship/singing-the-faith-plus/seasons-and-themes/worship-during-the-coronavirus-pandemic/

Methodist Central Hall Westminster  Sundays 11.00 a.m. https://mchw.live/

Wesley's Chapel London with live-stream from the chapel   Sundays 11am   ww.youtube.com/channel/UCUAUqhmhevz5sqhh72LIMxA 

Swan Bank Methodist Church in Burslem, this worship is studio based  Sundays 10:30a.m. www.youtube.com/user/SwanBank and www.facebook.com/swanbank/

Sthie ('At home') - To join in a very different worship experience, try Sthie ('At home') from the Isle of Man. Join in live on Sundays by joining a Facebook group. For details see www.andyfishburne.com/2020/03/15/sthie-at-home-online-worship/ 

You can watch previous live-streamed videos at www.youtube.com/andyfishburne

Morning Prayers - daily Monday to Friday

10:00 Monday-Friday - from Wesley’s Chapel London: www.youtube.com/channel/UCUAUqhmhevz5sqhh72LIMxA

08:30 Monday-Friday - from Wesley House Cambridge: www.facebook.com/wesleycambridge 

Resources for following the prayers and readings are available at: www.wesley.cam.ac.uk/prayer-space/ 

Methodist Women in Britain

Please find below information on resources for use individually or in groups available from the MWiB website.  Follow the individual links to find out more:

World Federation Officer (and Vice President of the Conference) Carolyn

Lawrence and the Global Relationships team have put together a short
service highlighting the problems faced by some of our World Church
partners in the current coronavirus pandemic and how the Methodist
Church in Britain is responding. The service also provides an
opportunity to contribute to the World Mission Fund, which won't this
year receive the usual generous donations from the Easter Offering.
https://mwib.org.uk/index.php/2020/09/02/covid-19-special-easter-offering-service/

Living in Tune with our Planet: Former President Sandra Goodwin has
written a service focussing on issues of climate change, with stories of
how churches and communities around the world are responding positively
to the crisis. We hope you will find it informative, inspiring and
challenging.
https://mwib.org.uk/index.php/2020/09/08/living-in-tune-with-our-planet/


PAUSE FOR HOPE

Prayer request sent in by Marion Needham - member Hamilton St and Trustee Pause for Hope.

For more information visit www.pauseforhope.org.uk

Pause for Hope