Notices for Sunday 20th February

Our Sunday morning all age service is at 10:30am and is led by Revd Anna Bishop

This service is also one of our  ‘a Methodist Way of Life’ themed services.

Please join us either in person or online, all are welcome.

Coffee will be served in the hall and our Fairtrade stall will be open, after the service.

The service will be livestreamed, from about 10:25am https://youtu.be/WFxjMQiHWDI

If you watch at home, we will be sharing a Love Feast, and so you may like to prepare a small piece of “plain cake” (John Wesley’s suggestion!) or something similar so that they can share the feast with those in the Sanctuary. As this is all age worship, you may also like to gather paper, pencils and scissors, and join in any craft activities.

If you are attending worship in person, please:

  • wear a mask
  • use hand sanitiser
  • as far as possible, respect social distancing.
  • if you are able, please consider doing a Lateral Flow Test.
  • do not attend if you are feeling unwell.

Weekly Notice Sheet –

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A prayer for Ukraine (from the Methodist Church)

Dear Lord, Author of all peace who through your son reconciled us to yourself, we pray for peace in our world at a time of heightened tensions.

We pray –

for our governments and political leaders – for wise counsel and sound initiative to defuse tension

for diplomats – that they may have space to negotiate;

for the people of Ukraine – that their close ties with the people of Russia and other neighbours will remain strong even in the face of military threat.

We pray that all governments commit time to dialogue and understanding, respect the will and freedom of all peoples, invest in welfare and alleviation of poverty and reject militarism and the threat of violence.

May Christ’s teaching and example be our inspiration, may hearts and minds be changed, and may your holy spirit be at work transforming each of us day by day,

Through your everlasting grace and mercy  Amen

New(ish!) to SMc? Welcome to the family!

‘Compass’ is valuable for those new to the Methodist church, those who have been coming for a long time and want to try to make some sense of things and for long-time Methodists who want to re-energise their discipleship.

Please contact Anna if you are interested, and together we will work out the best time and means of gathering. At the end of the course there will be the opportunity to be received into membership.

If you have come to SMc from another Methodist church and would like to transfer your membership, please contact Anna. We will hold a service to welcome all new and transferring members soon.

TakeTime Together A six-week Lenten journey

TakeTime meditations are a perfect way to find calm and peace in the busy-ness of life.  If you haven’t tried TakeTime before, you’re in for a treat. We’ll be using ‘TakeTime’ meditations to lead us in time and thought through the events of Holy Week leading up to and including Jesus’ crucifixion.

When:  Weekly on Tuesdays starting 1 March to 5 April  from 14:00 to 15:00

Where: Zoom – Salisbury URC For more details, and Zoom link, please  click here

Prayers for our sister church, St John’s, Mtendere, Zambia

Give thanks for Rev Harriet Kapeya’s arrival in our consistory and to pray for her ministry.

At St John’s, please pray for our Sunday School children and teachers, giving thanks that numbers have been restored after the Covid restrictions.