A recent circular to Methodist News subscribers had some suggestions that may be helpful as additions to our Circuit services and resources, which you’ll find linked to our home page.
Pray our daily prayer from the Methodist Prayer Handbook.
Join online Morning Prayer from Wesley’s Chapel 10:00–10:15am.
Take part in our daily Bible study.
Any day of the week
Dial-a-Prayer: Free telephone lines where you can listen to prayer or Methodist News. These are updated weekly. Please share these numbers with those who are not online.
Join the President and Vice-President live on Facebook for their weekly chat and prayers at 12:45pm.
Take part in a live online Sunday service from Methodist Central Hall Westminster. Every Sunday at 11.00am.
Alternatively you can use our Worship from home sheets to read through specially-prepared Sunday services yourself.
Christingle Service at 4:00pm (link via the City of Edinburgh Methodist Church YouTube Channel)
‘Watchnight’ Service at 11.30pm (via Zoom – please contact Mary Patterson for Zoom connection details)
For those of you who are unable to log onto Zoom, you may wish to download a special Christmas service, prepared by the Connexion, with a message from the President of Methodist Conference, which you can listen to at a time that suits your schedule.
Needing a wee break from the computer screen? At this link are some Advent and Christmas Radio and TV suggestions for you. Please mention these to family and friends who aren’t on the internet.
In this year of pandemic, our friend Liz Crumlish, soon to be ordained deacon at St Oswald’s Church, Maybole (see this link) offers some reflections to accompany us through Advent.
These are based on the Daily Readings from the Revised Common Lectionary, and there’s an illustrated thought for every day from 29 November. You can download these in the form of a booklet at this link.
Liz starts: “As we seek to proclaim the simplicity of God’s gift to the world in a time when many are grieving or fearful, when many are separated from loved ones, when the darkness seems all pervasive, we are called to be the light, to kindle the flame, igniting the divine spark in each until the light of Christ shines brightly.”
The light shines in the darkness and the darkness did not overcome it. (John 1:5)
From 2 August, the City of Edinburgh Methodist Church will be live streaming Sunday morning worship at 11.00am on their YouTube channel.
Please do feel free to join in with their act of worship from home. If you’re otherwise engaged at the time of live transmission, as with most YouTube videos you can catch up later. Just be careful which link you click on, so that you get the service rather than the advert!