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Morning readings, lessons and news from Mossley Methodist Church

SUNDAY MORNING, SERMON 21: BROUGHT TO YOU BY REV. SAM CAMPBELL

Welcome Saints, to this our twenty-first online Sunday Service of Worship. Just click on the window below to begin listening.  

Both churches that Sam resides over, Greencastle and Mossley, as of Sunday 26th July 2020 have reopened their churches for morning worship.
Please be aware of the new service times:
Mossley @ 10:30am and Greencastle @ 12 noon

In compliance with NI Executive and the Methodist Church in Ireland you will find a list of requirements for your safety in the link below:
CHURCH RE-OPENING 

Also listed below, to aid you in your worship, you will find the relevant NIV bible verses to follow.

Sermon Audio Video conducted by Rev Sam Campbell of Mossley Methodist Church

Romans 10:5-15

Moses writes this about the righteousness that is by the law: ‘The person who does these things will live by them.’[a] But the righteousness that is by faith says: ‘Do not say in your heart, “Who will ascend into heaven?”’[b] (that is, to bring Christ down) ‘or “Who will descend into the deep?”’[c] (that is, to bring Christ up from the dead). But what does it say? ‘The word is near you; it is in your mouth and in your heart,’[d] that is, the message concerning faith that we proclaim: if you declare with your mouth, ‘Jesus is Lord,’ and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. 10 For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you profess your faith and are saved. 11 As Scripture says, ‘Anyone who believes in him will never be put to shame.’[e] 12 For there is no difference between Jew and Gentile – the same Lord is Lord of all and richly blesses all who call on him, 13 for, ‘Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.’[f]

14 How, then, can they call on the one they have not believed in? And how can they believe in the one of whom they have not heard? And how can they hear without someone preaching to them? 15 And how can anyone preach unless they are sent? As it is written: ‘How beautiful are the feet of those who bring good news!’[g]

James 2:19

19 You believe that there is one God. Good! Even the demons believe that – and shudder.

Romans 4:25

25 He was delivered over to death for our sins and was raised to life for our justification.


For details on where this sermon can be listened to via a telephone landline (expressly for parishioners who do not have internet access to this website). Click HERE

Follow this link if you feel there is someone who would benefit from accessing this service via their telephone. Calls at a local rate.

Follow this link for ‘details on how to give’ during Covid-19

SUNDAY MORNING, SERMON 20: BROUGHT TO YOU BY REV. SAM CAMPBELL

Welcome Saints, to this our twentieth online Sunday Service of Worship. Just click on the window below to begin listening.  

Both churches that Sam resides over, Greencastle and Mossley, as of Sunday 26th July 2020 have reopened their churches for morning worship.
Please be aware of the new service times:
Mossley @ 10:30am and Greencastle @ 12 noon

In compliance with NI Executive and the Methodist Church in Ireland you will find a list of requirements for your safety in the link below:
CHURCH RE-OPENING 

Also listed below, to aid you in your worship, you will find the relevant NIV bible verses to follow.

Sermon Audio Video conducted by Rev Sam Campbell of Mossley Methodist Church

Romans 9:1-5

Paul’s anguish over Israel

I speak the truth in Christ – I am not lying, my conscience confirms it through the Holy Spirit – I have great sorrow and unceasing anguish in my heart. For I could wish that I myself were cursed and cut off from Christ for the sake of my people, those of my own race, the people of Israel. Theirs is the adoption to sonship; theirs the divine glory, the covenants, the receiving of the law, the temple worship and the promises. Theirs are the patriarchs, and from them is traced the human ancestry of the Messiah, who is God over all, for ever praised![a]Amen.

Exodus 32:32

32 But now, please forgive their sin – but if not, then blot me out of the book you have written.’

Romans 8:38-39

38 For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons,[a] neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, 39 neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Galatians 3:13-14

13 Christ redeemed us from the curse of the law by becoming a curse for us, for it is written: ‘Cursed is everyone who is hung on a pole.’[a]14 He redeemed us in order that the blessing given to Abraham might come to the Gentiles through Christ Jesus, so that by faith we might receive the promise of the Spirit.

Romans 11:11-12
Ingrafted branches

11 Again I ask: did they stumble so as to fall beyond recovery? Not at all! Rather, because of their transgression, salvation has come to the Gentiles to make Israel envious. 12 But if their transgression means riches for the world, and their loss means riches for the Gentiles, how much greater riches will their full inclusion bring!

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For details on where this sermon can be listened to via a telephone landline (expressly for parishioners who do not have internet access to this website). Click HERE

Follow this link if you feel there is someone who would benefit from accessing this service via their telephone. Calls at a local rate.

Follow this link for ‘details on how to give’ during Covid-19

Finding Myself In Lockdown: No.3

Recent reflections by Evelyn Humphreys – Mossley Congregational Representative and Media Team

I have been thinking back over the weeks of the pandemic and turning over in my head the personal journey it has been, what it has meant and what will it mean for my future.

Although we have all been in lockdown as a collective, whilst within our own enclosures, each of us will have had a unique experience, whether having shared a house, or in my case been in complete isolation working from home. 

Some, as we know, have found it incredibly hard, particularly not seeing people, struggling to add structure to fill their days. Parents home schooling, finding new appreciation for their childrens teachers. While others worked longer and harder hours to keep the ‘machine’ moving for the rest of us. These Key-workers instilled a National Pride into all of us, and we must forever remember to be indebted. 

I don’t believe that God caused this to happen, why would a God of love cause so much pain? But without a doubt I have seen His hand working through it, from the front line resolve and beyond.

From my perspective I have been fortunate to observe and experience so many positive outcomes. Even in the times (and there were more than I care to remember) where I was hit by incredible anxiety. Im so thankful that my friends, my family and my faith got me through. In daily walks and Zoom conversations, I have witnessed families enjoying time with each other, that in the fast lives of pre-lockdown would have been few and far between. 

On one of my daily walks, which Im so grateful we were allowed, my attention was caught by the laughter from a front garden, I turned and smiled to see a father kicking a ball about with his young teenaged daughter. An image I’ll carry forever. The brilliant weather and Thursday Clap for Carers allowed us to get to know our neighbours, sitting out front in the sunshine, chatting over fences and freshly lawned gardens.

Gardens! … along with paint-freshened houses, have never looked so good. A result of everyone searching for projects to fill their days at home. And when that was accomplished, the lockdown-nation tried their hand at baking! Personally I believe the standard of entrees for Channel 4s Great British Bake Off next year will be on another level. Myself and my next door neighbour began our own little ‘Ballyduff Bake-Off’, and aided each other in the on-going quest for self-raising flour! The best part …was giving it all away!

Personally for me, the gift of time has certainly been a blessing. Time to rest and sleep longer. Frazzled batteries getting a much needed recharge. Talking it through with some people however, they really struggled with the enforced brakes and sudden halt.. so used to racing against time to be somewhere, to move on to the next job, the next thing. 

Suddenly we were given time that allowed relationships to deepen. Time to pop a ‘head round a door’ (socially distanced of course) or help those who are unable to help themselves. The greatest gift you could give, your time on a telephone call.

In this time I also found new and exciting glimpses of God, by embracing the quiet in the ‘secret place’ of His presence. 

Anyone who knows me or maybe even has joined me for a ramble, will know how much I love and find refreshment in nature. Where I live I’m incredibly blessed to have my choices of greenway getaways, Three Mile Water Conservation Park on one side, and on the other, for when I’m feeling a little more energetic, Carnmoney Hill. 

As lockdown moved on, Spring exploded, due to the wonderful weather (plus the bees I’m told) nature seemed to accelerate. Little woodland flowers quietly bursting out of their buds early and goslings and ducklings rolling out of their shells just after Easter. It’s been a delight witnessing them grow from fluffy greenish puff balls over the weeks. The harmony and serenity of nature really speaks loudly to my soul. So much happening, always moving forward, battered by the elements but finding a way to explode into colour, spreading their wings and blossoming.

We read in Psalm 19:

1 The heavens declare the glory of God;
    the skies proclaim the work of his hands.
Day after day they pour forth speech;
    night after night they reveal knowledge.
They have no speech, they use no words;
    no sound is heard from them.

…surly verse three tells us that God speaks and reveals Himself in the quiet?

Hill walking in the Mournes, I have found, that the elements can really dictate the whole experience. Sometimes the tougher the weather, and the thicker low level cloud, can add to the ‘buzz’ of achievement (and relief) as you arrive back safely to your parked car.

One day, on a path which I had followed countless times, a group of us found ourselves fighting against heavy winds, toppling gusts, and struggling to be heard in gasps for breath. As we travelled between two peaks, a silence engulfed us, and it was deafening. We read in 1 Kings 19 when Elijah was fearful and downcast hiding in a cave on Mount Horeb… 

11The Lord said, ‘Go out and stand on the mountain in the presence of the Lord, for the Lord is about to pass by.’

Then a great and powerful wind tore the mountains apart and shattered the rocks before the Lord, but the Lord was not in the wind. After the wind there was an earthquake, but the Lord was not in the earthquake. 12 After the earthquake came a fire, but the Lord was not in the fire. And after the fire came a gentle whisper. 13 When Elijah heard it, he pulled his cloak over his face and went out and stood at the mouth of the cave.

Then a voice said to him, ‘What are you doing here, Elijah?’

Maybe we need to take an example from nature, Gods creation, and turn down the noise and embrace the quiet. In looking for our Father there we will be sure to find him in technicolour, and ultimately hear His voice.

All photos taken By Evelyn Humphreys on Carnmoney Hill: Spring/Summer Covid-19 Lockdown 2020

SUNDAY MORNING, SERMON 19: BROUGHT TO YOU BY REV. SAM CAMPBELL

Welcome Saints, to this our nineteenth online Sunday Service of Worship. Just click on the window below to begin listening.  

Both churches that Sam resides over, Greencastle and Mossley, as of Sunday 26th July 2020 have reopened their churches for morning worship.
Please be aware of the new service times:
Mossley @ 10:30am and Greencastle @ 12 noon

In compliance with NI Executive and the Methodist Church in Ireland you will find a list of requirements for your safety in the link below:
CHURCH RE-OPENING 

Also listed below, to aid you in your worship, you will find the relevant NIV bible verses to follow.

Sermon Audio Video conducted by Rev Sam Campbell of Mossley Methodist Church

Genesis 29:15-30

15 Laban said to him, ‘Just because you are a relative of mine, should you work for me for nothing? Tell me what your wages should be.’

16 Now Laban had two daughters; the name of the elder one was Leah, and the name of the younger was Rachel. 17 Leah had weak[a] eyes, but Rachel had a lovely figure and was beautiful. 18 Jacob was in love with Rachel and said, ‘I’ll work for you seven years in return for your younger daughter Rachel.’

19 Laban said, ‘It’s better that I give her to you than to some other man. Stay here with me.’ 20 So Jacob served seven years to get Rachel, but they seemed like only a few days to him because of his love for her.

21 Then Jacob said to Laban, ‘Give me my wife. My time is completed, and I want to make love to her.’

22 So Laban brought together all the people of the place and gave a feast. 23 But when evening came, he took his daughter Leah and brought her to Jacob, and Jacob made love to her. 24 And Laban gave his servant Zilpah to his daughter as her attendant.

25 When morning came, there was Leah! So Jacob said to Laban, ‘What is this you have done to me? I served you for Rachel, didn’t I? Why have you deceived me?’

26 Laban replied, ‘It is not our custom here to give the younger daughter in marriage before the elder one. 27 Finish this daughter’s bridal week; then we will give you the younger one also, in return for another seven years of work.’

28 And Jacob did so. He finished the week with Leah, and then Laban gave him his daughter Rachel to be his wife. 29 Laban gave his servant Bilhah to his daughter Rachel as her attendant. 30 Jacob made love to Rachel also, and his love for Rachel was greater than his love for Leah. And he worked for Laban another seven years.

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For details on where this sermon can be listened to via a telephone landline (expressly for parishioners who do not have internet access to this website). Click HERE

Follow this link if you feel there is someone who would benefit from accessing this service via their telephone. Calls at a local rate.

Follow this link for ‘details on how to give’ during Covid-19

Finding Myself In Lockdown: No.2

Recent reflections by Elaine Gowdy – Mossley Youth Pastor

So where do I begin?
Lockdown in a house with a seven year old and a husband has had its challenges, but the positives have outweighed them all. 

It’s nearly hard to cast my mind back to those early days at the end of March, but when I do, believe it or not, I have fond memories.

The ‘Gowdy Fast Paced’ way of life stopped abruptly …and I was thankful. 

All the dates in our diaries were wiped out. All Georgia’s clubs and sports were paused. I didn’t have to make any apologies for double booking a coffee date, or say sorry for cancelling a catch-up because I was just too mentally and physically exhausted. 

Now don’t get me wrong, I love my social life! I thrive on all my different wee pockets of friends and I enjoy hearing work stories over a coffee, sharing parenting fails over a nice meal, and I especially enjoy being a shoulder that my friends can lean on. But due to my lack of ability to say the word NO, I often find myself dashing from one place to the next frantically and filling up weeknights in my diary all too easily. So forgive me when I say that relief washed over me when lockdown was announced. 

Now I should say, that I was also feeling anxious and afraid of the uncertainty that COVID-19 was bringing with it, but there was something about being in our own little ‘bubble’, in our house, that helped. 

Every morning we got up.
Simon went to work …in the living room. 
Georgia and I went to school …in the kitchen. 
Then we had lunch together. 
We worked some more. 
Then we had dinner together. 
Took our daily walk, and then home for bed. 

The next day, we’d get up and do exactly the same thing. Talk about Groundhog Day, but what a beautiful Groundhog Day it was!

The verse that God kept bringing before me was

Psalm 46v10 
“Be still and know that I am God.”

So this was what it was like for my life, to become ‘still’. I was enjoying it. While most definitely seeing, feeling and knowing God.

In the mist of the fear and panic I could see heroes being born in the NHS, I could see brave key workers keeping everything ticking over for us, families connecting like never before and friendships deepening on Zoom, (once I figured out how to use it!) 

God was in the midst. 

Simon, Georgia and I never had one argument the whole time, it was pure bliss being together 24/7 …Ok, you know that bit is a total lie! Lol! 

There was definitely some shouting, some huffs and maybe even a door or two that was slammed, but on the whole all of that was overshadowed by the feeling of togetherness that we suddenly found in each other. Us three against the world. 

We quickly adapted to our new routine and way of life, and we weren’t complaining. 

I’ve written a lot about the positive aspects but I can’t end this blog without sharing how much I’ve grieved over COVID-19 deaths. So much pain and suffering globally was difficult to view on TV, and after a few weeks we actually had to stop watching the news. 

I’ve prayed a lot over lockdown, I’ve prayed hard for this virus to just disappear, for people to get better quickly, and the world to just go back to normal. But you and I know that it doesn’t work like that. Instead we need to keep living each day we’re given, continuing to pray for those who have contracted the virus and to be continually thankful for all the frontline staff and key workers who have given so selflessly. 

We are being eased out of lockdown and would you believe that I have a few dates in my diary already? Old habits die hard. 

What I have been taught during this time though, is the importance of ‘being still’. 

Be still and know that I am God. How will I do it past un-locking? I’m not sure, but I’m most definitely going to try. 

SUNDAY MORNING, SERMON 18: BROUGHT TO YOU BY REV. SAM CAMPBELL

Welcome Saints, to this our eighteenth online Sunday Service of Worship. Just click on the window below to begin listening.  

Please note both churches that Sam resides over, Greencastle and Mossley, are in preparation for reopening their buildings on Sunday 26th July 2020.
When this happens please be aware of the new service times:
Mossley @ 10:30am and Greencastle @ 12 noon

ALSO in compliance with NI Executive and the Methodist Church in Ireland you will find a list of requirements for your safety in the link below:
CHURCH RE-OPENING 

Listed below, to aid you in your worship, you will find the relevant NIV bible verses to follow.

Sermon Audio Video conducted by Rev Sam Campbell of Mossley Methodist Church

Psalm 139

For the director of music. Of David. A psalm.

You have searched me, Lord,
    and you know me.
You know when I sit and when I rise;
    you perceive my thoughts from afar.
You discern my going out and my lying down;
    you are familiar with all my ways.
Before a word is on my tongue
    you, Lord, know it completely.
You hem me in behind and before,
    and you lay your hand upon me.
Such knowledge is too wonderful for me,
    too lofty for me to attain.

Where can I go from your Spirit?
    Where can I flee from your presence?
If I go up to the heavens, you are there;
    if I make my bed in the depths, you are there.
If I rise on the wings of the dawn,
    if I settle on the far side of the sea,
10 even there your hand will guide me,
    your right hand will hold me fast.
11 If I say, ‘Surely the darkness will hide me
    and the light become night around me,’
12 even the darkness will not be dark to you;
    the night will shine like the day,
    for darkness is as light to you.

23 Search me, God, and know my heart;
    test me and know my anxious thoughts.
24 See if there is any offensive way in me,
    and lead me in the way everlasting.

Jeremiah 1:5

‘Before I formed you in the womb I knew[a] you,
    before you were born I set you apart;
    I appointed you as a prophet to the nations.’

1 Samuel 13:14

14 But now your kingdom will not endure; the Lord has sought out a man after his own heart and appointed him ruler of his people, because you have not kept the Lord’s command.’

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For details on where this sermon can be listened to via a telephone landline (expressly for parishioners who do not have internet access to this website). Click HERE

Follow this link if you feel there is someone who would benefit from accessing this service via their telephone. Calls at a local rate.

Follow this link for ‘details on how to give’ during Covid-19

FINDING MYSELF IN LOCKDOWN: NO.1

Recent reflections by Colin McDowell – Mossley Society Steward and Media Team

DAY ONE in the Big Brother House and the housemates are familiarising themselves with their new environment.

Lockdown to many of you, probably felt a bit like being stuck in the Big Brother House but without the housemates. For me it wasn’t much different from my normal routine, I woke up, got ready, went to work and came home. Just my normal day to day activity apart from the weekends, when I missed the company of my friends and of course Church. 

Isn’t it quite amazing how quickly we can adapt to changes in our lives and our routines when we know that Lockdown had the sole purpose to “Protect the NHS, Protect ourselves and protect others”? Now I’m not saying its easy and its probably been harder for some, but we are hopefully coming through this slowly and things are looking a lot better than they did 3 months ago.

They say every cloud has a silver lining and for me the most positive thing has been that I have been able to be in contact with my friends more than I normally would have been, all be it not in person. Whats app, Texts, Phone calls and Zoom has been a lifeline to me and many others.

With Zoom I had Wed night Bible Study,  Sunday night Band meeting and Saturday night quiz time. Zoom has made it possible to keep in contact and with the restrictions easing over the last few weeks, personal contact is now starting to make me feel more human.

A few weeks ago i was introduced to a man called Charlie Makesy (thank you Evelyn)

It all started with a book I received in the post and to be honest when I opened it I didn’t know what to make of it, it looked like a children’s book with strange drawings and writing. The title is “The Boy, The Mole, The Fox and The Horse.”  It’s kind of hard to describe the book, it’s just a beautiful, simple, feel good book of encouragement. 

While I was reading it, I had this feeling that there was something more about the man Charlie than just another Author of a book. Being someone I had never heard of before, or knew anything about I was intrigued. So I Googled him to find out more. That set off a chain of events that i can only describe as moving, inspirational, encouraging and up-lifting.

He is an artist with a special talent… paintings, drawings, sculptures and some of his pieces are so beautiful and moving that he seems to be able to capture Gods love, compassion and grace in a way words can’t.

I soon discovered Charlie is a member of the Holy Trinity Church in Brompton, the church that through their Pastor Nicky Gumbel, developed the Alpha course. I was able to find some videos on youtube of Charlie as a guest speaker so obviously I had to take a look. I’ve never had such an instant respect for someone so quickly in my life before, I was just blown away.

He’s  probably not your average run of the mill speaker, but there was just something about what he was saying that resonated so much with me, and its fair to say he’s not a big fan of church, or institutional religion or the expectations that others put you under to be the perfect Christian.

His love for God came gradually, and for me it spoke to me about my own journey.  If I were to clean up my life before I came to know this God that I assumed could never love someone like me, we would have never met.

My own journey is more like learning everyday, failing most days, but getting back up and trying again.

The honesty of Charlie is probably what struck me most. His description of himself, ‘inappropriate’, ‘out of his depth’ and ‘flawed’. All the feelings that I have had myself. After I listened however, I came away with this overwhelming feeling of joy and love and normality. I’m normal, I’m human and Gods love for me is unconditional.

So I hope and pray that we never beat ourselves up for not coming ‘up to the mark’. A lot of the time these are expectations that others put on us.

If you get a chance to listen, you will find Charlie Makesy HERE on Youtube.

John 3:17 

God sent his Son into the world not to judge the world, but to save the world through him.

Images: Copyright Charlie Macksey

Church Re-opening 26th July 2020

Mossley Methodist is pleased to be in a position to safely re-open our church building on Sunday morning July 26th, with a new service start time of 10:30am

(The service will still be made available to those who feel they cannot attend, via Website and Telephone access)

Expect the Church Sanctuary to be well ventilated, with seating spaced out allowing for families and individuals.

Listed below are requirements for your safety. This is in compliance with the NI Executive and the Methodist Church in Ireland.

  1. Do not attend church if you are unwell and exhibiting any COVID-19 symptoms
  2. Maintain 2m social distancing at all times. (There will be no handshakes or hugs)
  3. Use the hand sanitiser provided on entry to the building
  4. Wait to be seated in the Sanctuary by a Steward (unfortunately you will not be able to choose where to sit, and the Sanctuary will be seated front first)
  5. To enable ‘Track and Trace’, ensure that you provide your name and contact information to the Stewards
  6. All young children must remain with their parents throughout the service
  7. Toilets are available, but are restricted to a maximum occupancy of 2 people at any one time. Please wait outside until a place becomes available
  8. Offering may now be placed in a slotted collection box fitted to the wall on entrance to the Sanctuary
  9. There will be no crèche or Sunday School
  10. Leave the church promptly at the end of the service when directed to do so by the Stewards
  11. Take home your litter. i.e tissues, sweet wrappers, empty bottles, nappies
  12. Please maintain social distancing in the car park and foyer to ensure that everyone can safely leave

The leadership team in Mossley have the hope and trust that these measures will not hinder our call to Worship. We believe that where His people are, God is in the midst.

Matthew 18:20

 For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them.

SUNDAY MORNING, SERMON 17: BROUGHT TO YOU BY REV. SAM CAMPBELL

Welcome Saints, to this our seventeenth online Sunday Service of Worship. Just click on the window below to begin listening.  

Please note that both our churches, Greencastle and Mossley are in preparation for reopening both their buildings on Sunday 26th July 2020.
When this happens please be aware of the new service times:
Mossley @ 10:30am and Greencastle @ 12 noon

Listed below, to aid you in your worship, you will find the relevant NIV bible verses to follow.

Sermon Audio Video conducted by Rev Sam Campbell of Mossley Methodist Church

Matthew 13:1-9

The parable of the sower

13 That same day Jesus went out of the house and sat by the lake. Such large crowds gathered round him that he got into a boat and sat in it, while all the people stood on the shore. Then he told them many things in parables, saying: ‘A farmer went out to sow his seed. As he was scattering the seed, some fell along the path, and the birds came and ate it up. Some fell on rocky places, where it did not have much soil. It sprang up quickly, because the soil was shallow. But when the sun came up, the plants were scorched, and they withered because they had no root.Other seed fell among thorns, which grew up and choked the plants. Still other seed fell on good soil, where it produced a crop – a hundred, sixty or thirty times what was sown. Whoever has ears, let them hear.’

18 ‘Listen then to what the parable of the sower means: 19 when anyone hears the message about the kingdom and does not understand it, the evil one comes and snatches away what was sown in their heart. This is the seed sown along the path.20 The seed falling on rocky ground refers to someone who hears the word and at once receives it with joy. 21 But since they have no root, they last only a short time. When trouble or persecution comes because of the word, they quickly fall away.22 The seed falling among the thorns refers to someone who hears the word, but the worries of this life and the deceitfulness of wealth choke the word, making it unfruitful. 23 But the seed falling on good soil refers to someone who hears the word and understands it. This is the one who produces a crop, yielding a hundred, sixty or thirty times what was sown.’

1 Corinthians 3:6-9

I planted the seed, Apollos watered it, but God has been making it grow. So neither the one who plants nor the one who waters is anything, but only God, who makes things grow. The one who plants and the one who waters have one purpose, and they will each be rewarded according to their own labour. For we are fellow workers in God’s service; you are God’s field, God’s building.

Matthew 9:37

37 Then he said to his disciples, ‘The harvest is plentiful but the workers are few.

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For details on where this sermon can be listened to via a telephone landline (expressly for parishioners who do not have internet access to this website). Click HERE

Follow this link if you feel there is someone who would benefit from accessing this service via their telephone. Calls at a local rate.

Follow this link for ‘details on how to give’ during Covid-19

SUNDAY MORNING, SERMON 16: BROUGHT TO YOU BY REV. SAM CAMPBELL

Welcome Saints, to this our sixteenth online Sunday Service of Worship. This Sunday Sam gives us an insight into when the services in our church buildings will resume again, and what to expect.
Just click on the window below to begin listening.  

Also listed below, to aid you in your worship, you will find the relevant NIV bible verses to follow.

Sermon Audio Video conducted by Rev Sam Campbell of Mossley Methodist Church

Zechariah 9:9-12

The coming of Zion’s king

Rejoice greatly, Daughter Zion!
    Shout, Daughter Jerusalem!
See, your king comes to you,
    righteous and victorious,
lowly and riding on a donkey,
    on a colt, the foal of a donkey.
10 I will take away the chariots from Ephraim
    and the war-horses from Jerusalem,
    and the battle-bow will be broken.
He will proclaim peace to the nations.
    His rule will extend from sea to sea
    and from the River[a] to the ends of the earth.
11 As for you, because of the blood of my covenant with you,
    I will free your prisoners from the waterless pit.
12 Return to your fortress, you prisoners of hope;
    even now I announce that I will restore twice as much to you.

1 Corinthians 12:26

26 If one part suffers, every part suffers with it; if one part is honoured, every part rejoices with it.

Genesis 49:10-11

10 The sceptre will not depart from Judah,
    nor the ruler’s staff from between his feet,[a]
until he to whom it belongs[b] shall come
    and the obedience of the nations shall be his.
11 He will tether his donkey to a vine,
    his colt to the choicest branch;
he will wash his garments in wine,
    his robes in the blood of grapes.

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