Local Methodist Supernumerary Minister Rev Paul Howes led our Morning Communion Service on the 1st March 2020, which was the first Sunday in Lent.
Paul took as his theme Fast Forward. We looked first at the story of the temptation of Adam and Eve and how they succumbed to that which looked good, and did not seem wrong, but caused them to be banished from Paradise. Then we looked at the story of Jesus and the series of Temptations in the Wilderness, again, seeming to offer things that might be considered good. We also contemplated the temptations we face today.
CASTLE METHODIST CHURCH
Growing Together in Christ
1st March 2020 : First Sunday in Lent
We welcome Rev Paul Howes to lead our Communion service this Sunday morning at 10.30am.
Our prayers this week are requested for residents of the Riverside estate.
Lenten Cross : Violet – Temptation and Testing.
HYMN: Singing The Faith 357 Jesus, the name high over all
Word with Young People
HYMN: Singing The Faith 254 Seek ye first the Kingdom of God
Reading: Genesis 2: 15-17 & 3: 1-7
Reading: Matthew 4 : 1-11
HYMN: Singing The Faith 235 Christ our redeemer knew temptation’s hour
Prayers of intercession
Offering & Dedication
HYMN: Singing The Faith 588 (tune 542) I come with joy, a child of God
Holy Communion, beginning at page 153 in the Methodist Worship Book
HYMN: Singing The Faith 317 (1st tune) At the name of Jesus
Postlude: “Postlude in D Minor” by Leon Boellman