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We may not be able to gather as we normally do, but we are still here if you need prayerful or practical support, for which you can contact us by email via support@martinway.org.uk

In these days of Coronavirus, our minister, Revd Paul Timmis, of Martin Way Methodist Church and Christ Church with St Philip, Worcester Park, the Revd Stephanie Nadarajah, the Anglican vicar of Christ Church with St Philip, the Revd Emma Cusack of Ruxley and Stoneleigh and Deacon Dawn Canham of the Lantern Methodist Church prepare services for broadcasting either live on Facebook or on Zoom or YouTube.

Services at Martin Way

Whilst still under lock-down, services at Martin Way will be delivered via Zoom with Paul and Local Preachers taking part. The services will start at 10.30am.

Date Preacher Link to FB
07Feb Revd Paul Timmis Service
14Feb Brenda Cannon Transfiguration
21Feb Revd Paul Timmis Lent 1
28Feb Valerie Ashcroft Lent 2
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07Mar Revd Paul Timmis Lent 3
14Mar Viv Newitt Lent 4
21Mar Tony Loft Lent 5
28Mar Valerie Ashcroft Palm Sunday
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04Apr Revd Paul Timmis Easter Sunday
11Apr Circuit Service Easter 2
18Apr Brenda Cannon Easter 3
25Apr Brenda Cannon
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02May Tony Loft
09May Revd Paul Timmis
16May Brenda Cannon
23May Revd Paul Timmis
30May Viv Newitt

Please note that services at Christ Church with St Philip will continue to be led at 10am by Steph and Paul in turn via their Facebook Page (Christ Church with St Philip). You are, of course, welcome to tune in.

Lectionary - Year B

Week commencing 18th April 2021 (Easter Sunday)

Clicking on the Bible reference below will display the full bible text in another window courtesy of BibleGateway

Take 5

The Revd Chris Morley, who has led worship at Martin Way on a number of occasions, has started a venture, called “Take Five”. Each daily thought is a suggestion for how each of us might grow spiritually and come closer to God by reflecting that day on a particular theme. He is inviting people to Take Five minutes each day to join him, either on YouTube or Facebook.

Singing the Faith

In September 2011, Singing the Faith became the first complete and balanced successor to Hymns and Psalms, as the standard hymn book for use in Methodist services. Since its inception, Singing the Faith Plus has published approaching 100 hymn texts not included in the Singing the Faith hymn book. Some of the hymns have been available before in other places; most have not. Some of the authors had already been featured in Singing the Faith; many had not. To bring you a flavour of these new songs, we’ll include the words of a new one each week.

This week’s new song…

Just as we are, your servants here,
Sure of your loving presence near,
Offering all our hearts hold dear,
Accepting Lord, we come.

Just as we are, with all our pain,
Deeply-felt wrongs which long remain,
Chances we know won’t come again,
Forgiving Lord, we come.

Just as we are, you made us so,
Plain earthen pots no beauty show,
Yet deep within your treasures glow,
Affirming Lord, we come.

Just as we are, we come to you,
Trusting your promise ever true,
“See, I am making all things new!”
Renewing Lord, we come.

Notes:

Words: © Gillian Collins CCLI licence: 160808 Suggested tune: “Misericordia” (StF 556: Just as I am) Bible references: 2 Corinthians 4:7; Revelation 21:5

Facebook

You may or may not know that we also have a Facebook page where you can keep up to date with what else is happening in our church family. It can be accessed by clicking on the small blue Facebook logo wherever it pops up on this site or by visting www.facebook.com/martinwaymethodist or by searching for @martinwaymethodist in a browser or on Facebook itself.

Stories of Hope

We all like a good story and inspite of this year being a washout due to “you-know-what” there are some good stories out there among the tragedies that have occured. As part of the Methodist Church #GodIsWithUs campaign for Advent you are invited, to quote their website “read a new story about an individual’s journey through this year. These stories include people who have felt the painful effects of isolation this year, who have experienced insecurity, who have struggled with poor mental health, who have lost loved ones – like so many millions of others. But ultimately, incredibly, God’s loving presence offers them powerful hope.”

Find out how by reading a new story as it is unlocked each day, just like an Advent calendar, at findingourhope.co.uk.

Reading other people’s stories can be uplifting but may also be upsetting. If you want to speak to somebody, or you need other help, we encourage you to go to that website’s “Need help?” page and use the relevant links which take you a range of expert support services.

Closures

Because the situation and guidance is constantly under review we are examining those guidelines as they are published and will attempt to keep you updated as to the situation regarding opening the church for worship and for lettings. At the moment, the church remains closed for worship but some lettings are being allowed back subject to an approved Risk Assessment.

To check what you can and can’t do under the latest guidelines please refer to the Government’s website at Government’s FAQ website.

Above all “Stay Safe”. These are unprecedented and trying times but with God’s help we will pull through.

Fundraising

We’ve now passed £350.00 mark. Thank you to all our supporters

Total raised so far £ 390.46, (as at 18th April 2021). That’s money received from suppliers after our supporters (21 so far) have shopped on-line at no extra cost to themselves.

Please join in and raise funds for free by going to our easyfundraising page for more information and where you can join the scheme or shop if you’ve already joined the scheme.

GDPR - Privacy Policy

In view of the new General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) which came into effect on Friday, 25 May 2018, we have updated our Privacy Policy to detail how we collect, store and handle your personal data to reassure you that your data is safe with us. Please left-click to read or right-click to download on the following link - GDPR Data Privacy Notice