Alton Webteam: January 2016
Prayer Sheet from Kate Wilson
Last Sunday, many from our usual congregation in the Circuit, came together for united worship, led by our President of Conference Revd Steve Wild- a rare and uplifting experience in the midst of so many problems and atrocities in our world. Renewing our Covenant promise was a very touching part of the Service and the Communion took on an even deeper meaning and offered comfort for troubled minds.
Let us, therefore, remember those known and unknown to us, who are in need of our prayers at this time: David; Peter & Jenny; Jessica & Stephen; Doris; Thelma; Aileen; Ian & Wendy; Alex; Jacinta; Luis; Bryan & Sylvie
Living God, in Christ you make all things new. Transfer the poverty of our nature by the riches of your grace, And in the renewal of our lives, make known your heavenly glory; Through Jesus Christ our Lord, Amen.
Almighty God, by whose grace alone we are accepted and called to your service, strengthen us by your Spirit. Make us worthy of our calling; Through Jesus Christ our Lord, Amen.
(Collects for this Sunday are from the Methodist Worship Book.)
Finally, use the words of StF 507 (prayer of St Francis) to focus our minds on the year ahead:
Make me a channel of your peace,
Where there is hatred, let me bring your love,
Where there is injury, your pardon, Lord,
And where there's doubt, true faith in you.
popular recent storiesAlso in the news
As of Easter Day 2019 we are changing our service times.We now have one 10am Morning Service every Sunday offering worship which seeks to be relative to all and includes both modern songs as well as hymns, led by a variety of musicians. There are activates in the Lighthouse Group for children unless it is our monthly all age worship services.The evening service is held at 6.30pm (on the first...
Dear Friends,April brings with it the sights and sounds of spring are all around us as we enjoy the daffodils in the gardens, the blossom on the trees, the lambs in the fields and the smell of newly mown grass. Spring is a wonderful time of year when after the deadness of winter new life is all around us in the beauty of creation.One of my favourite hymns is: For the beauty of the earth, for...
We had a great time at Messy Easter on the first Saturday in April 2019.After refreshments and a group game we listened to a cartoon story describing the story of Easter. There were lots of Easter crafts to enjoy such as painting giant Easter Eggs, making Jammy Dodger tomb biscuits, Clay Gardens, bead & cross key rings, scrunchy paper crosses, pop up Jesus/tomb figures and Palm Sunday...
Old Park Farm, Beech