Sunday 10th March 2019.
First Sunday in Lent.
To lead our Morning Family & Parade Service we welcomed Methodist Supernumerary Minister Rev Jane Cassidy from Suffolk.
Jane spoke to us about the price of chocolate, and those who grow the cocoa beans to make it. She illustrated this by carefully breaking up a bar of chocolate. She also spoke briefly about Fair Trade in general, and we watched a video about Chocolate from the Fair Trade Foundation. This has been included within the video of her Sermon which can be heard here. Jane also spoke to the Children by reading the book “No Matter What” by Debbie Gliori.
Order of Service for 10th March 2019.
Lent Liturgy : Bread and Stones.
Singing The Faith No. 65 “Sing of the Lord’s goodness, Father of all wisdom”.
Story : No Matter What by Debbie Gliori.
Prayers of Confession (Using sackcloth).
Singing The Faith No. 508 “Purify my heart”.
Reading: Matthew chapter 6 verses 16 to 21 (Read from The Living Bible).
Reading: Isaiah chapter 58 verses 1 to 12 (Read from The Message).
Prayers for Others.
Singing The Faith No. 713 “Show me how to stand for justice”.
Blessing & Dismissal.
Postlude: Was Gott tut, das ist wohlgetan by Johann Gottfried Walther.
Our united evening services with the Town Centre Parish have been suspended until further notice, but this week we commenced a United Lent Course to be held at Castle on Wednesday Mornings until Easter.