Streamed Services

Faithfulness.

Faithfulness on the Front Line as lived by members of Muddiford URC.

Holy, holy, holy Lord.

Jessamyn Rains – Holy (Sanctus)

To love and to trust.

The Methodist Church in Britain is standing in solidarity with its partners in Myanmar following the coup that occurred in the country at the start of February. You can read the Methodist Church’s response to their call for prayer and support here.

 

How do we know what is of God? Read Julian Maddock’s inspiring thoughts here.

 

A prayer for March.


A prayer for March – written and read by Richard Teal, President of the Methodist Conference.

Giving thanks.

Give thanks for your Coronavirus vaccine through this new URC appeal. All donations will support Christian Aid’s response in affected communities around the world, including Commitment for Life partner regions. Click on the image below.

A vision of justice and inclusion for all.

Lord Jesus we are dazzled by your light,
exposing the wrong in our world and our hearts,
stirring up hope and renewing vision,
a vision of justice and inclusion for all.
Help us to stand with you
in your love-filled struggle
for the Kingdom on earth as it is in heaven.

Read URC MinisterTerry Hinks’ reflection on  Mark 11: 15-19  here.

“What is injurious sometimes is not overt hostility – It’s the little things that we say or do which tell gay people ‘you don’t really belong here’. That that has ever been heard in the Church is tragic.” Secretary of the Methodist Conference Revd Jonathan Hustler on LGBT History Month.

The Arms of Grace.

Dear God, I praise you that I am even praying.
You have pulled me through, made me see, made me cry as we all feel so much for each other.
Let me believe with childlike simplicity that you simply Are. Here with us.
Renew my hope and my commitment to carry that Spirit hope – a torch into the world in which you place us.
Amen.
URC minister Elizabeth Gray-King reflects on Psalm 33. Click on the image below.

Food that lasts.

Another helpful reflection for lent from Andrew Rumsey.


Let us live in thanks.

Holy Creator, who gives creation as a graceful gift and donates life to all within it,
who holds creation in care and love, and not with domination,
who creates each second from nothing and impregnates it with grace,
grant that we may see the holiness of each moment and respond to it in love.
As creation hints at your goodness and beauty,
let us glimpse you beyond it;
let us live in thanks and be as holy custodians of all you have given.
Amen.

Kerry Tankard, Yorkshire West District Chair

The Revd Ian Worsfold reflects on his experiences of being a gay minister in the Methodist Church.

“Giving things up” for Lent.

The President and the Vice-President of the Methodist Conference reflecting on ‘Giving things up’ for Lent. Click on the image below.

Wonderful Creator.

A prayer for the environment and COP26 written and read by Mollie Pugmire, Campaigns Worker for the Methodist Church.

God’s way.

Walking towards Easter together: When Peter’s saxophone was stuck at the repairer, he switched to piano. Along with the music, he’s learned a lot about not rushing, commitment and patience. Read more here.

Ann Barton wants us to be thankful. Read her devotion here.