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Advent

Advent Sunday is on November 29th this year. It is the season in the church year observed by most denominations as a time of expectant waiting and preparation for both the celebration of the Nativity of Christ at Christmas and the return of Christ at the Second Coming.

Over the coming weeks we shall be looking at the theme for Advent that the Methodist Church has adopted this year, namely, #GodIsWithUs, which is based on John Wesley’s words “the best of all is, God is with us” which reminds us that even in the times in which we feel so uncertain, we can be certain of God. So watch this space for more information. If you want to know more then head over to the God is with us page of the Methodist website.

A prayer for today

Lord, you set us all as caretakers of your creation.  
Forgive us that we have been so slow to take on the responsibility.   
Bless and inspire scientists and engineers who are working to devise ways of easing the strain we put on the earth.  
Bless and inspire financial leaders to create and enact environmentally responsible structures for trade.   
Bless and inspire political leaders with an undaunted vision for environmentally responsible policies and the courage to make responsible stewardship fit seamlessly into our daily lives.  
Help us all to walk more gently on your earth and live more gently with each other. 
Amen

©Lorraine Davis, Wesley’s Chapel, London

Sunday service broadcasts

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 when churches all over the country are closed for public worship, the Revd Paul Timmis and the Revd Stephanie Nadarajah, both of Christ Church with St Philip, Worcester Park, Revd Emma Cusack of Ruxley and Stoneleigh and the Deacon Dawn Canham of the Lantern Methodist Church prepare services for broadcasting live on Facebook. Richard Graham also records services for Stoneleigh and Ruxley on YouTube and shares with the rest of the Circuit from time to time. His first Circuit wide service is on 2nd August 2020.

If you have trouble viewing the service live you need to go to the “Videos” or “Live” page at or just before 10am and keep refreshing the screen until the service pops up and starts.

The Facebook links are as follows:

If you missed any, you can use the service links below to view them on their “Videos” page.

Service Link Order of Service Reflection
29nov2020 OoS Advent Sunday [~~~]
22nov2020 OoS 22nov2020 Reflection 22nov2020
15nov2020 OoS 15nov2020 Reflection 15nov2020
08nov2020 OoS Remembrance Sermon Remembrance 2020
08nov2020 OoS War Memorial ~~~
01nov2020 OoS 01nov2020 Reflection 01nov2020

Lectionary - Year B

Week commencing 29th November 2020 (Advent Sunday)

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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.

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