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Worship at Home and Worship Resources

Fellowship Offered Across the Circuit During Lock-Down

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Worship At Home

The Light at the End of the Tunnel

When I was a child I was frightened of the dark
what is out there, when will it be morning
grown up I am no longer scared
I’m not sure what’s out there but it’s OK
If darkness brings pain I want to know what it is
If I need support I would like to know it's there
I don’t want empty promises or false hope

I hope there is light at the end of the tunnel
but it just seems to get longer
will the faint glimmers splutter or grow
and when the light comes what will it reveal
relief for some, a deadly toll for others
back to normal, nothing the same

While we are in the dark we need to wake up
to what is happening around us
to reach out to those groping to find their way,
to hear the voices crying in the dark
to notice the defiant little candles that keep being lit
to take time for ourselves and our confused emotions
to make plans for a different world when the light does dawn

to stop trying to escape the challenges and questions of the darkness
yes to go on hoping for light at the end of this tunnel
but to accept there will be more, never without some fragile light
and meanwhile to learn to live with the darkness.

Rev Richard Barrett

Worship At Home

A Sermon Based on Genesis 1

The Light At The End Of The Tunnel

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Worship At Home

Sunday Service by video

A video Service is available on the Priory Methodist Church website now.

Worship At Home Tree

The tree in front of the hospital door is dancing.
Dancing to music that is both silent and loud.
A wind fed ballet of ecstatic mayhem.
The pirouetting branches soar high then fall bowed.
Whirring erratically together in a waltz of sheer joy.
Rejoicing in the ecstasy of breezes, sunlight, sap.
Green leaves and blossom flying skywards.
Then settling slowly into the root's sumptuous lap.

And we who observe it through the clinical windows of the ward.
Listening to the hygienic machine bleeps, bed calls and efficient murmur of care
Whilst contemplating the pain of another round of tests.
Imagining the deadly samba of the virus that we know is there.
In the trees performance we get a glimpse of another melody.
In the wild festivity of creation God promises to hold us tight.
For his movement can lead us through steps of rejoicing or lament.
But even the darkest solemn music has moments of sheer delight

David Wells

Worship At Home While the church is closed due to Coronavirus, please visit our blog \"Doing Church Differently\" at tsbcovid19.blogspot.com

Doing Church Differently

Worship At HomeSCALLOP Worship at Home services

The Scallop churches worship in real time by e-mail on Sunday mornings at 10:30 am. Please contact marian.blyth@btinternet.com to be added to the circulation list. Also be aware that email addresses are shared so that we can greet one another as we come 'into church' and chat together after the service.

SCALLOP

Worship At HomeA YouTube programme This is our story, these are our songs
This is our story
from Rev Dalwyn Attwell.

Worship At HomeA Coronavirus Prayer Leaflet from Rev Dalwyn Attwell.

Worship At HomeThe Methodist Church in Britain offers
worship ideas and resources.

Worship At HomeFor anyone who'd benefit from being engaged on social media but has been reluctant so far, the Methodist Church has created a super-simple step-by-step guide to getting started and getting engaged with community on Facebook.

StF Plus

There are two sources of service guidance on the Singing the Faith plus website -
neither are intuitive to find so you may find the following routes helpful:

[1]web-site:Singing the faith plus
use search icon and type:Resourcing Local Arrangements
in resourcing local arrangements:Read more
  
[2]web-site:Singing the faith plus
use search icon and type:Special Sundays
choose sub-sectionSpecial Sundays or Seasons and themes

or copy and paste the link below into your browser
https://www.methodist.org.uk/our-faith/worship/singing-the-faith-plus/seasons-and-themes/special-sundays/

Seasons BookletSEASONS booklet PDF - Resources for 4 Services produced by SCALLOP

Here is a resource for Local Worship produced by SCALLOP Churches.
It is a booklet with IDEAS for a series of 4 services based on "Seasons", each of which can be presented by worship leaders or the local church.
These are suggestions and the outlines are not comprehensive, but it is hoped they might provide a starting place!

Print on both sides - flip on short edge - then fold into a booklet.

EnvironmentEcology / Environment service medley - Resources for two services

These services can be used to precede discussions on our responsibility as church for the environment and our response through engaging with A Rocha Eco-church.

This is a resource for local worship. It is a document containing two services, the parts of which can be used as a pick-and-mix or as a basis for your own inspiration.


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