Our Circuit Team have been working hard to provide some way in which we can share Worship in a technical way during the coronavirus crisis.
A YouTube channel as been set up for Colchester Methodists. If you follow this link, it will take you there: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCy1Oj6Fjruf2Z8jhx_WMpyw
There is a video already in place from Alan, explaining what’s planned. All being well, there will be another video posted on this channel, which will be a service we can all follow tomorrow. This is the Order of Service for 22nd March 2020 Mothering Sunday 2020 – Online service PDF, which you can download and use separately, or follow online tomorrow.
Rev Joe Adams is leading virtual worship at Wimpole Road on facebook live at 11.00 am click on https://www.facebook.com/Wimpole-Road-Methodist-Church-Colchester-310296022510387
Alternatively, this material from the Methodist Church Website will guide you through a separate act of worship and will enable you to take part from your home:- 22-march-worship-if-you-are-unable-to-attend-church
Alternatively there are Live-streamed services available from:-
Wesley’s Chapel in London which will be available at: www.youtube.com/channel/UCUAUqhmhevz5sqhh72LIMxA Service times are Wednesday 12:45; Thursday 12:45; Sunday 9:45 and 11:00.
Birmingham Methodist District at 10:30 there is a service at https://www.facebook.com/Birminghammethodistdistrict/
Hong Kong International Methodist Church https://www.michk.com the 11.00 am service in English will be live streamed at 3am our time, but should also be available by 11 for us to watch.
There is a digital Sunday school at https://disorganisedsundayschoolblog.com/digital-sunday-school
The BBC will be broadcasting a service for Mothering Sunday on BBC One at 11.45am.
There will be no congregation, and hymns will be taken from previous episodes of Songs of Praise.
BBC Radio 4 always features a service on Sunday morning at 8.10. This Sunday, worship will be led by The Archbishop of Canterbury from the chapel at Lambeth Palace.
Churches Together in England:-
Here’s a message from Churches Together in England
Finally, a prayer from the President of the Methodist Conference, Rev’d Barbara Glasson
If we are ill, strengthen us.
If we are tired, fortify our spirits.
If we are anxious, help us to consider the lilies of the field and the birds of the air.
Help us not to stockpile treasures from supermarkets in the barns of our larders.
Don’t let fear cause us to overlook the needs of others more vulnerable than ourselves.
Fix our eyes on your story and our hearts on your grace.
Help us always to hold fast to the good,
See the good in others,
And remember there is just one world, one hope,
One everlasting love, with baskets of bread for everyone.
In Jesus we make our prayer,
The one who suffered, died and was raised to new life,
In whom we trust these days and all days,
Above all, Keep yourselves safe and well.
Let someone know if you are struggling, if you need a chat, or just some shopping. Do contact your pastoral leader, or send someone an email: you may be in isolation, but you are not alone.