Alan Beesley, a Methodist Local Preacher from the Colchester Methodist Circuit, led our Morning Service.
Alan led our thoughts centred on Faith: Do we trust in Man or God? He led us by looking at whether we listen to God or ourselves; thinking about whether we trust in God or ourselves; and asking do we serve God or do we serve ourselves.
Order of Service for Sunday 11 08 2019
Our prayers this morning are requested for Youth Groups meeting in the town centre. We also pray for the family and friends of one of our former Local Preachers, whose funeral is on Monday.
Call to Worship – Matthew 17 verses 20 & 21.
Introduction to the theme of our service – Faith.
Singing The Faith No. 100 “All things bright and beautiful”.
Prayers of Adoration and Confession.
The Lord’s Prayer.
Reading: Hebrews 11 verses 1 to 3, and 8 to 16.
Singing The Faith No. 34 “O Worship the Lord”.
Reading: Luke 12 verses 32 to 40.
Singing The Faith No. 545 “Be thou my vision”.
Sermon: Faith: Do we trust Man or God?
Singing The Faith No. 544 “As the deer pants for the water”.
Offering and Dedication.
Prayers of Thanksgiving and Intercession.
Talk with children about Faith.
Singing The Faith No. 692 “Your hand O God has guided”.
Postlude: Voluntary in E minor by Samuel Wesley.
Our united evening services with the Town Centre Parish have been suspended until further notice.