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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, the Methodist minister, Revd Paul Timmis, of Martin Way 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.

January 2021 Services at Martin Way

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

Date Preacher Reflection
10th Revd Paul Timmis Reflection_10jan2021
17th Tony Loft Reflection_17jan2021
24th Revd Paul Timmis
31st Richard Graham

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 17th January 2021

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A Prayer for a New Year

  The District Chairs hope that 2021 will be a year of healing and new opportunities for the communities that we serve. When we make our Covenant promises we are reminded that we continue to have faith in God, in both the good times and the challenging times; and we commit ourselves to remain faithful, as God remains faithful to us. As the writer to the Thessalonians reminds us, we are to rejoice always, to pray without ceasing and to give thanks in all circumstances, for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for us all.   So as we go forward together in love, faith and fellowship, here is a prayer of praise that we might use in this New Year.

Creator God, we praise you  
for this New Year,  
for opportunities to worship, together or 'on-line',  
for this moment in our lives.  
  
Creator God, we praise you  
for all that you have made,  
for all that you have given,  
for all that you have promised.  
   
Redeemer God, we praise you  
for the new life found in Christ,  
for the chance to begin again,  
for the story of salvation.  
   
Redeemer God, we praise you  
for your grace that is without limit,  
for your love which knows no end,  
for your living among us.  
   
Sustainer God, we praise you  
for the gift of your Spirit,  
for the outpouring of your love,  
for the fruits of our relationship with you.  
   
Sustainer God, we praise you  
for your open embrace of all,  
for your infections joy,  
for your presence in our lives. 
Amen  

With blessings
 
Micky, Nigel and Jongi
Chairs of the London District of the Methodist Church

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’re on our way to the £350.00 mark. Thank you to all our supporters

Total raised so far £ 335.33, (as at 17th January 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