We are re-opening! plus this week’s YouTube service and phone in service

Stocksfield Methodist Church Building is re-opening for Sunday Morning Services on Sunday 23rd May. The capacity is limited to 30 so you are still required to book by calling either 07484 627242 or 01661 842153 on the Thursday preceding the Sunday service. We have re issued the Do’s and Don’ts so that if you want to come along (and we hope you do) you will know what to expect.

As always you can view a recorded act of worship on YouTube this Sunday (30th May) by clicking on this link
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ae5_N2Lhb_I

You can also join a telephone service at 2.15 pm each Sunday by following this sequence of dial-in numbers:
Phone number – 0333 0110 946
Enter Room Number when prompted – 44241866#
Enter Pin Number when prompted – 1984#








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Welcome!

Stocksfield Methodist Church is a small community offering a huge welcome. We are committed through worship, fellowship and service to growing as disciples of Jesus and building a vibrant Christian community.

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Message From Jenny

Hi, 

I hope you are getting a chance to enjoy the beautiful weather.

This week I was thinking about Joshua Chapter 1. In this chapter, Joshua, who had expected Moses to lead them into the Promised Land finds himself called to the task out of the blue when Moses passes away. 

Sudden changes are hard to adapt to. Be it a change in lockdown plans or the death of a much loved friend such as we experienced at Stocksfield last week, we struggle, we feel frustration, we often have questions for God. 

Joshua however, is given some deeply significant answers by God. He promises first to be there for Joshua- verse 5 ‘As I was with Moses so I will be with you. I will never leave you or forsake you.’ Next God tells him to ‘be strong and courageous’ which is a much easier task when you know God is never going to leave you. Lastly, God reminds Joshua to stay close to the Law, to ‘meditate on it day and night.’ 

In these changing times, this advice still holds. In our griefs and in our frustrations, God is with us us. Our strength is in him and his word is our food, our guidance and our encouragement.

In the days ahead, whatever challenges we face, may we draw strength from knowing that God is with us, that he will never leave us and that his word is a light to our feet and a guide on our way. 

Please hold our friends at Stocksfield in your prayers this week. A collection is being taken in John Hemstock’s memory to be divided between Prostate Cancer UK and the Northumberland Foodbank. Should you wish to contribute please contact Colin and Jacqui Cameron. (01661842153)

Praying for you all,

Rev Jenny Porterpryde

Dos and Donts for Worship from 23rd May

DoDon’t
Do pre book each week by phoning Jacqui on  07484 627242/ or 01661 842153  on a Thursday between 1pm. and 8pm.Don’t just turn up. You may be turned away at the door.
Report any covid symptoms you or anyone you’ve been in contact with have experienced in the preceding 7 days, while booking your place. This will mean you cannot attend for at least 2 weeks. If the symptoms occur after you have attended a service please let us know so that we can all self isolate.Even when you have a booked place, don’t come to church if you or anyone you have been in contact with have experienced symptoms in the last 7 days.
Follow all instructions to practice social distancing. Disinfect hands, use tissues and place in the bins provided. Follow cleaning rules if you need to use the toilets. Bring and wear a face maskDon’t complain to the stewards, they have to follow the rules too. Don’t shake hands, hug or kiss anyone. Don’t touch anything or anyone unnecessarily. Don’t worry we will all get used to it.
If there is a queue outside church wait in your car.Do not get closer than 2metres to others not in your group
Do bring your own Bible if you want to use it during the service but please take it home with you each week.  The words of readings will be on the screen.Don’t bring hymn books as there will be no singing for the foreseeable future. Don’t sing along to any music.  
Do continue to make your offerings to the Church. If you bring your envelope with either cash or a cheque made payable to Stocksfield Methodist Church and place in the offering bowl as you enter the church.
Do wait in your seat at the end of the service until you are directed to leave.Don’t hang around outside to chat as it may stop the flow of people exiting the building.
Do arrange to have a coffee time with your friends over the phone.Do not expect communion, coffee or other fellowship. We will get there when things become easier.

Roots at Home + children’s activities to enjoy at home

 

“Roots at Home” is a weekly reflection based on lectionary readings. It includes prayers and readings and is produced by Roots for Churches Ltd. You can find out more by visiting http://www.rootsontheweb.com.

Click on the links below to open the PDF files
Visit the following links for children and family pages:
https://www.rootsontheweb.com/media/22519/30-may-activity-sheet.pdf
https://www.rootsontheweb.com/media/22515/23-may-activity-sheet.pdf

Visit the following link for the adult Roots at Home pages:
https://www.rootsontheweb.com/media/22717/roots-at-home-30-may-2021.pdf
https://www.rootsontheweb.com/media/22720/roots-at-home-23-may-2021.pdf

 

 

God is in Control

Trust Him.
Trust the Father, Son,
and Holy Spirit,
with those things that you don’t understand, or
that are out of your control.

When you are worried
about tomorrow,
God is not worried!
He knows what will happen

if you trust in Him,
if you will let The Son, Jesus Christ,
be in control of your life!

For Jesus guides and protects those
who belong to Him,
who choose to believe His promises.

Have faith in God,
His promises are sure.
His love never fails.
He is not worried about tomorrow.

 

Vision 21 Metres of Coppers

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We still need your loose change… We have now raised £1738. What a fantastic response we are having, not only from our own Church family but also from those we are reaching out to in the village! Don’t stop saving your coppers every little helps!

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