Everyone who is currently leading others in worship or preaching, or is interested in exploring these areas in various ways, should take part in the Scotland and Shetland Regional conference on the evening of Friday 21 May and the morning of Saturday 22 May. You can register for “Opening Doors: for recovery, reorientation and renewal” at this link.
More about Leading Worship and Preaching in the Scotland and Shetland Methodist Districts in this introduction.
“Prayer of the week” is a initiative by the RMC Leadership team that came about through a conversation about encouraging the church to pray, particularly during this time of pandemic. The aim is to help people in their prayer/faith life, using material produced by some of the RMC members on a weekly basis and distributed by email or regular mail to all at RMC.
Anyone who wishes to contribute a prayer on a regular or occasional basis is invited to contact Eddie Sykes – we are grateful to those who are providing thoughts and prayers for us each week.
Some recent contributions are linked below, and you will find the latest link on our home page:
We invited you to visit the Circuit website on Easter Sunday morning, to find a link to a fun celebration of the Easter story – suitable for small and big kids alike. This is where the link led – this lovely Sea Shanty, written for her local primary school by Rev Diana Hall, the rector of St Anne’s, Dunbar, a Scottish Episcopal and Methodist Church partnership.
This year’s Methodist Women in Britain Easter Offering Service Into all the world is now available for you to watch via YouTube.
The video lasts just 38 minutes and has the text of the service on screen, and recordings of hymns and songs to join in with. It’s ideal for individuals to watch at home, but why not arrange a time for you and your friends to watch it at home ‘together-apart’, and have an online/Zoom chat afterwards.
If, having watched the video, you would like to make a gift to the World Mission Fund, talk to Dave Ward, or give directly via the Just Giving page, referencing your donation with “EO Service 2021”.
Information, with accompanying links, on the MWiB website.
Eddie Sykes writes: On Easter Sunday, 4 April, there will be a short service at the church, beginning at 11:15am, which will include the blessing of the Paschal Candle and Easter Holy Communion. If you wish to attend, you need to call or email David Salthouse by Saturday evening (3 April) at the latest.
I am afraid that we are only able to accommodate a total of 28 worshippers under the current Covid guidelines and restrictions. In worship you will be required to wear a face mask at all times; there will be no singing; you will be seated socially distanced apart (unless you are from the same household); and there will be no fellowship time or refreshments following the service. Sanitising stations are in place throughout the church building, and when you enter you will be asked to sign in following trace and protect protocols.
Providing there are no changes in the current progress of coming out of lockdown restrictions, Methodist services will take place on alternate Sundays at 11:00am throughout April and May on: 18 April; 2, 16 and 30 May. For all services, if you wish to attend, you will need to contact David Salthouse beforehand – until you are informed otherwise. There will continue to be a 9:45am on-line Zoom service every Sunday.
Please continue to pray for the church and its members, as we look forward to a brighter future together.
I express the thanks of us all to the cleaning teams and other persons involved in any way in maintaining and preparing the church for worship.
We give thanks to God for the hope he has given us in Jesus.