At Castle Methodist Church in Colchester, local supernumerary minister Rev Ron Smith led our Covenant Service to mark the beginning of 2020.
You can find out more information about the Methodist Covenant Service here.
Ron led us in thinking about being ‘In the Vine’, and abiding in Christ, and the essence of connectedness that the image of a bunch of grapes or a vine of many branches provides. We heard an extract from John Steinbeck’s book Grapes of Wrath and a contemporary reading from a member of the congregation.
CASTLE METHODIST CHURCH
Growing Together in Christ
5th January 2020
We welcome Rev Alan Jenkins to lead our covenant service
this Sunday morning at 10.30am.
Unfortunately, Alan was unwell and had to call upon Rev Ron Smith to take his place leading the Covenant and Communion Service today.
Our prayers this morning are for staff and users of the library and its services.
The service begins on p 282 of the MWB
Exodus 24:3-11 p 82
Jeremiah 31:31-34 p 793
Romans 12:1-2 p 1139
John 15:1-10 p 1083
Hymns: (All from Singing the Faith)
StF 87 Praise to the living God!
StF 545 Be thou my vision
StF 549 Come, let us use the grace divine
StF 590 Jesus, we thus obey
StF 520 Give to me, Lord, a thankful heart
Postlude How brightly shines the morning star G P Telemann