Our Minister Rev Alan Jenkins was the preacher for our Morning Communion Service on the first Sunday in February 2020.
Spotting that one of the children was wearing a Harry Potter scarf, Alan spoke briefly to the children about Harry Potter and specifically about the individual Houses of the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. The Houses of Gryffindor, Slytherin, Ravenclaw & Hufflepuff. He looked at the characteristics of the Houses and likened them to people generally, suggesting the Christians might naturally want to be Hufflepuffs because of the attributes of that House for hard work, patience, justice, and loyalty.
Later in the service, after hearing a reading from Matthew Chapter 5, Alan spoke to the adults about the Sermon on The Mount and The Beatitudes, suggesting that it might be seen as Jesus’ own Manifesto. He called this his Unchanging Manifesto of Grace.
CASTLE METHODIST CHURCH
Growing Together in Christ
2nd February 2020
We welcome Rev Alan Jenkins to lead our communion service
this Sunday morning at 10.30am.
Our prayers this week are requested for residents of Balkerne Heights
We use the order of service beginning on p 198 of the MWB
Call to worship
HYMN: Singing The Faith 117 Sing praise to God
HYMN: Singing The Faith 455 All my hope on God is founded
Old Testament Reading: Micah 6 verses 1-8
Epistle Reading: 1 Corinthians 1 verses 18-31
Gospel Reading: Matthew 5 verses 1-12
HYMN: Singing The Faith 713 Show me how to stand
HYMN: Singing The Faith 588 I come with joy
HYMN: Singing The Faith 8 God with us
Postlude: Toccata in G minor by Johann Pachelbel