On this the first Sunday in Advent we celebrate hope and the light of Jesus in the world. Dave is joined by Tom Lewis who shares our thought for the day. The reading is taken from the NRSV and Stewart reads John 1: 1-15.
Whilst we can’t light a candle on the podcast we encourage you to do so as we share in an advent prayer and listen to the first verse of Advent candles tell their story. We also listen to Come thou long expected Jesus and O Come O Come Emmanuel.
The South Kent Methodist Circuit Christmas Services are now listed on the circuit website.
We will be hosting a Nativity service at 4pm on Sunday 19th December as well as our regular morning services at 10:30am and evening services at 5pm. On Christmas Day will be meeting in-person at 10:30am and the service will also be available via our YouTube Channel.
Our Podcast this week is presented by Lisa Cooper, with readings by Paul Missin and a Remembrance Sunday reflection from Roy Hollands, who encourages us to seek peace – to “chase it and treasure it”. From Singing the Faith we sing 707, Make me a channel of Your peace, and 242, A New Commandment. The readings are Psalm 46 and John 15: 9 – 17.
Samm Morris, who is a candidate for the Methodist Diaconate, reflects on Mark 12: 38 – 44, where Jesus contrasts the tiny gift from a poor widow to the conspicuous gifts of the affluent, and emphasises the need to give from the heart. Rowena Dean reads the reading and the songs are from Singing the Faith, numbers 489 and 566, sung by Hugh Burnham.
In this edition of the podcast, Christine Slater helps us to think about the nature of the Suffering Servant in Isaiah 53, verses 4 to 12. The reading is read by Liz Talbot, and prayers and editing are by Lisa Cooper. Songs from “Singing the Faith”, numbers 272 and 470, are sung by Ruth and Joy Everingham.
All are welcome to join us this Sunday morning with services at both Cade Road and Kennington.
10:30am at Kennington led by Mr Colin Pearson
10:30am at Cade Road led by Revd Paul Dean and including an act of Holy Communion for those on Zoom or in the church (unfortunately not via our YouTube live stream that will finish after the second hymn).
3pm Messy Church at the John Wesley CEMP School – this service is fully booked, but keep an eye out for our next event in November.