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Morning readings, lessons and news from Mossley Methodist Church

Sunday Sermon 98: Brought to you by Rev Sam Campbell

Welcome to our online Sunday Service of Worship, with remembrance of the Holocaust victims. Just click on the window below to begin listening. Scripture and relevant links are also posted below.

Audio Video Sermon by Rev Sam Campbell of both Mossley and Greencastle Methodist Churches
Luke 4:14-21
Jesus rejected at Nazareth

14 Jesus returned to Galilee in the power of the Spirit, and news about him spread through the whole countryside. 15 He was teaching in their synagogues, and everyone praised him.

16 He went to Nazareth, where he had been brought up, and on the Sabbath day he went into the synagogue, as was his custom. He stood up to read, 17 and the scroll of the prophet Isaiah was handed to him. Unrolling it, he found the place where it is written:

18 ‘The Spirit of the Lord is on me,
    because he has anointed me
    to proclaim good news to the poor.
He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners
    and recovery of sight for the blind,
to set the oppressed free,
19     to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favour.’[a]

20 Then he rolled up the scroll, gave it back to the attendant and sat down. The eyes of everyone in the synagogue were fastened on him. 21 He began by saying to them, ‘Today this scripture is fulfilled in your hearing.’

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ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR CHURCH ATTENDANCE:

Even though current restrictions from the NI Executive have changed, The Methodist Church in Ireland, along with the other main denominations throughout the Provence, acknowledge current guidelines. However masks must still be worn while singing and moving around inside the church buildings, this said, while seated mask removal is now permitted if desired. Please respect the safety of your fellow worshippers, particularly the vulnerable and those who care for them. 

IN THE LIGHT OF THE NEW OMICRON VARIANT: The Methodist Church in Ireland also has asked EVERYONE to ensure that they take up the vaccination and booster.

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For all your Mossley Methodist and greater Methodist Church news and updates, why not take a look at our Group FACEBOOK Page. Select to become a MEMBER and receive notifications as they are posted!

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

Thanks and appreciation to everyone who continues to faithfully give to our church at Mossley during this unprecedented time.

Sunday Sermon 97: Brought to you by Rev Sam Campbell

Welcome to our online Sunday Service of Worship. Just click on the window below to begin listening. Scripture and relevant links are also posted below.

Audio Video Sermon by Rev Sam Campbell of both Mossley and Greencastle Methodist Churches
John 2:1-11
Jesus changes water into wine

On the third day a wedding took place at Cana in Galilee. Jesus’ mother was there, and Jesus and his disciples had also been invited to the wedding. When the wine was gone, Jesus’ mother said to him, ‘They have no more wine.’

‘Woman,[a] why do you involve me?’ Jesus replied. ‘My hour has not yet come.’

His mother said to the servants, ‘Do whatever he tells you.’

Nearby stood six stone water jars, the kind used by the Jews for ceremonial washing, each holding from eighty to a hundred and twenty litres.

Jesus said to the servants, ‘Fill the jars with water’; so they filled them to the brim.

Then he told them, ‘Now draw some out and take it to the master of the banquet.’

They did so, and the master of the banquet tasted the water that had been turned into wine. He did not realise where it had come from, though the servants who had drawn the water knew. Then he called the bridegroom aside 10 and said, ‘Everyone brings out the choice wine first and then the cheaper wine after the guests have had too much to drink; but you have saved the best till now.’

11 What Jesus did here in Cana of Galilee was the first of the signs through which he revealed his glory; and his disciples believed in him.

Amos 9:13

13 ‘The days are coming,’ declares the Lord,

when the reaper will be overtaken by the ploughman
    and the planter by the one treading grapes.
New wine will drip from the mountains
    and flow from all the hills,

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ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR CHURCH ATTENDANCE:

Even though current restrictions from the NI Executive have changed, The Methodist Church in Ireland, along with the other main denominations throughout the Provence, acknowledge current guidelines. However masks must still be worn while singing and moving around inside the church buildings, this said, while seated mask removal is now permitted if desired. Please respect the safety of your fellow worshippers, particularly the vulnerable and those who care for them. 

IN THE LIGHT OF THE NEW OMICRON VARIANT: The Methodist Church in Ireland also has asked EVERYONE to ensure that they take up the vaccination and booster.

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For all your Mossley Methodist and greater Methodist Church news and updates, why not take a look at our Group FACEBOOK Page. Select to become a MEMBER and receive notifications as they are posted!

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

Thanks and appreciation to everyone who continues to faithfully give to our church at Mossley during this unprecedented time.

Covenant Sunday Sermon 96: Brought to you by Rev Sam Campbell

Welcome to our online Sunday Service of Worship. Just click on the window below to begin listening. Scripture and relevant links are also posted below.

Audio Video Sermon by Rev Sam Campbell of both Mossley and Greencastle Methodist Churches
Psalm 29
A psalm of David.

Ascribe to the Lord, you heavenly beings,
    ascribe to the Lord glory and strength.
Ascribe to the Lord the glory due to his name;
    worship the Lord in the splendour of his[a] holiness.

The voice of the Lord is over the waters;
    the God of glory thunders,
    the Lord thunders over the mighty waters.
The voice of the Lord is powerful;
    the voice of the Lord is majestic.
The voice of the Lord breaks the cedars;
    the Lord breaks in pieces the cedars of Lebanon.
He makes Lebanon leap like a calf,
    Sirion[b] like a young wild ox.
The voice of the Lord strikes
    with flashes of lightning.
The voice of the Lord shakes the desert;
    the Lord shakes the Desert of Kadesh.
The voice of the Lord twists the oaks[c]
    and strips the forests bare.
And in his temple all cry, ‘Glory!’

10 The Lord sits enthroned over the flood;
    the Lord is enthroned as King for ever.
11 The Lord gives strength to his people;
    the Lord blesses his people with peace.

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ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR CHURCH ATTENDANCE:

Even though current restrictions from the NI Executive have changed, The Methodist Church in Ireland, along with the other main denominations throughout the Provence, acknowledge current guidelines. However masks must still be worn while singing and moving around inside the church buildings, this said, while seated mask removal is now permitted if desired. Please respect the safety of your fellow worshippers, particularly the vulnerable and those who care for them. 

IN THE LIGHT OF THE NEW OMICRON VARIANT: The Methodist Church in Ireland also has asked EVERYONE to ensure that they take up the vaccination and booster.

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For all your Mossley Methodist and greater Methodist Church news and updates, why not take a look at our Group FACEBOOK Page. Select to become a MEMBER and receive notifications as they are posted!

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

Thanks and appreciation to everyone who continues to faithfully give to our church at Mossley during this unprecedented time.

CHRISTMAS SUNDAY – Boxing Day. Sermon 95: Brought to you by Rev Sam Campbell

Welcome to the Boxing Day Service of Worship. Just click on the window below to begin listening. Scripture and relevant links are also posted below.

ANNOUNCEMENT:

The Rev Sam Campbell will be on a weeks leave from Sunday the 26th of December (returning in the 9th of January for Covenant Service). Although there will be church services meeting physically, unfortunately there will be no recording for the service on the 2nd of January.

If there is a pastoral emergency; For Mossley contact Colin McDowell or Christine Mccausland. For Greencastle Methodist contact Carol Lambe or Evelyn Stainer.

Audio Video Sermon by Rev Sam Campbell of both Mossley and Greencastle Methodist Churches
1 Samuel 2:12
Eli’s wicked sons

12 Eli’s sons were scoundrels; they had no regard for the Lord.

1 Samuel 2:18-20

18 But Samuel was ministering before the Lord – a boy wearing a linen ephod. 19 Each year his mother made him a little robe and took it to him when she went up with her husband to offer the annual sacrifice. 20 Eli would bless Elkanah and his wife, saying, ‘May the Lord give you children by this woman to take the place of the one she prayed for and gave to[a] the Lord.’ Then they would go home.

1 Samuel 2:22-25

22 Now Eli, who was very old, heard about everything his sons were doing to all Israel and how they slept with the women who served at the entrance to the tent of meeting. 23 So he said to them, ‘Why do you do such things? I hear from all the people about these wicked deeds of yours. 24 No, my sons; the report I hear spreading among the Lord’s people is not good. 25 If one person sins against another, God[a] may mediate for the offender; but if anyone sins against the Lord, who will intercede for them?’ His sons, however, did not listen to their father’s rebuke, for it was the Lord’s will to put them to death.

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ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR CHURCH ATTENDANCE:

Even though current restrictions from the NI Executive have changed, The Methodist Church in Ireland, along with the other main denominations throughout the Provence, acknowledge current guidelines. However masks must still be worn while singing and moving around inside the church buildings, this said, while seated mask removal is now permitted if desired. Please respect the safety of your fellow worshippers, particularly the vulnerable and those who care for them. 

IN THE LIGHT OF THE NEW OMICRON VARIANT: The Methodist Church in Ireland also has asked EVERYONE to ensure that they take up the vaccination and booster.

For all your Mossley Methodist and greater Methodist Church news and updates, why not take a look at our Group FACEBOOK Page. Select to become a MEMBER and receive notifications as they are posted!

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

Thanks and appreciation to everyone who continues to faithfully give to our church at Mossley during this unprecedented time.

Blue Christmas Service, Wednesday 7:30pm, everyone welcome!

In the past you may have had misgivings about attending the ‘Blue Christmas’ service at Mossley. Possibly because of the strong emphasis upon loss, or maybe, that you thought it might be a little sad. This year however the Church leaders of Mossley want you to make it ‘your space’ to step aside for an hour and be guided through moments of reflection, with the use of seasonal readings, meditative music and visual aids. 

Join us in the main church sanctuary this Wednesday evening, in search of the true meaning of the season. 22nd December 2021 at 7:30pm.
Full COVID guidelines and compliance.

Reflection on Candlelit 9 Lessons & Carols

In Mossley this morning we were treated to a beautifully moving multimedia walk through of the Nativity Story. The Candles and fairy lights that twinkled around the church embellished the mood and encouraged renewed child-like wonder.

Everyone who attended would undoubtedly like to reiterate their thanks to Colin and Christine and anyone who took part in the video presentation. COVID Restrictions were fully adhered to, yet taken to a new level by Our Fathers faithful servants thinking creatively outside the box.

Also it was incredibly encouraging to see a return to our family gathering those who until now haven’t been able to attend due to illness or shielding.

Sadly we are unable to post a link from this mornings Candlelit 9 Lessons & Carols Service. However if you click on the window below you will find last years beautiful meditation with passages being read by our Mossley Congregation and the addition of a 2021 updated epilogue from our Minister Sam Campbell at the conclusion.

Alternatively if you wish to ‘cast’ directly to your SMART television and experience a full ‘at home’ experience. Then follow this LINK to take you directly to our Mossley Methodist YouTube page.

9 Lessons Carol Service, audio video from members of Mossley Methodist Church. Updated from Christmas 2020

This Sunday Morning 9 Lessons & Carols

Every Christmas in Mossley (that is up until these unprecedented times) we have met together to sing carols and follow readings journeying through the Nativity Story. Last year we missed out meeting together, however, if you reflect back you will remember the congregation pulling together to create a beautiful online reflective presentation.

This year, at our 10.30am Sunday Morning Service, Mossleys congregation have stepped up to the plate once again. Expect the main sanctuary to be traditionally dressed with candles, coupled with a ‘hybrid’ multi-media presentation and lead by our the Minister The Rev Sam Campbell.

I have had the privilege of a short preview, and I am confident that everyone who attends will re-experience the magic and reality of the Nativity Story. So expect to be moved – with an official mascara warning:)

Let’s join together this Sunday Morning 10.30am …wear your tinsel or Christmas jumper;)

Full COVID guidelines and restrictions apply. Masks are also back to being worn AT ALL TIMES – seated or moving within the building. If possible take a Lateral Flow test before coming out. If anyone has any symptoms at all then please be kind and do not attend. The MCI encourages taking up the vaccination and booster.

ADVENT SUNDAY #3. Sermon 94: Brought to you by Rev Sam Campbell

Welcome to the third of our online Advent Sunday Services of Worship. Just click on the window below to begin listening. Scripture and relevant links are also posted below.

ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR CHURCH ATTENDANCE:

Even though current restrictions from the NI Executive have changed, The Methodist Church in Ireland, along with the other main denominations throughout the Provence, acknowledge current guidelines. However masks must still be worn while singing and moving around inside the church buildings, this said, while seated mask removal is now permitted if desired. Please respect the safety of your fellow worshippers, particularly the vulnerable and those who care for them. 

IN THE LIGHT OF THE NEW OMICRON VARIANT: The Methodist Church in Ireland also has asked EVERYONE to ensure that they take up the vaccination and booster.

For all your Mossley Methodist and greater Methodist Church news and updates, why not take a look at our Group FACEBOOK Page. Select to become a MEMBER and receive notifications as they are posted!

Audio Video Sermon by Rev Sam Campbell of both Mossley and Greencastle Methodist Churches
Luke 3:7-18

John said to the crowds coming out to be baptised by him, ‘You brood of vipers! Who warned you to flee from the coming wrath? Produce fruit in keeping with repentance. And do not begin to say to yourselves, “We have Abraham as our father.” For I tell you that out of these stones God can raise up children for Abraham. The axe has been laid to the root of the trees, and every tree that does not produce good fruit will be cut down and thrown into the fire.’

10 ‘What should we do then?’ the crowd asked.

11 John answered, ‘Anyone who has two shirts should share with the one who has none, and anyone who has food should do the same.’

12 Even tax collectors came to be baptised. ‘Teacher,’ they asked, ‘what should we do?’

13 ‘Don’t collect any more than you are required to,’ he told them.

14 Then some soldiers asked him, ‘And what should we do?’

He replied, ‘Don’t extort money and don’t accuse people falsely – be content with your pay.’

15 The people were waiting expectantly and were all wondering in their hearts if John might possibly be the Messiah. 16 John answered them all, ‘I baptise you with[a] water. But one who is more powerful than I will come, the straps of whose sandals I am not worthy to untie. He will baptise you with[b]the Holy Spirit and fire. 17 His winnowing fork is in his hand to clear his threshing-floor and to gather the wheat into his barn, but he will burn up the chaff with unquenchable fire.’ 18 And with many other words John exhorted the people and proclaimed the good news to them.

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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

Thanks and appreciation to everyone who continues to faithfully give to our church at Mossley during this unprecedented time.

ADVENT SUNDAY #2. Sermon 93: Brought to you by Rev Sam Campbell

Welcome to the second of our online Advent Sunday Services of Worship. Just click on the window below to begin listening. Scripture and relevant links are also posted below.

ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR CHURCH ATTENDANCE:

Even though current restrictions from the NI Executive have changed, The Methodist Church in Ireland, along with the other main denominations throughout the Provence, acknowledge current guidelines. However masks must still be worn while singing and moving around inside the church buildings, this said, while seated mask removal is now permitted if desired. Please respect the safety of your fellow worshippers, particularly the vulnerable and those who care for them. 

The Methodist Church in Ireland also has asked EVERYONE to ensure that they take up the vaccination.

For all your Mossley Methodist and greater Methodist Church news and updates, why not take a look at our Group FACEBOOK Page. Select to become a MEMBER and receive notifications as they are posted!

Audio Video Sermon by Rev Sam Campbell of both Mossley and Greencastle Methodist Churches
Malachi 3:1-4

‘I will send my messenger, who will prepare the way before me. Then suddenly the Lord you are seeking will come to his temple; the messenger of the covenant, whom you desire, will come,’ says the Lord Almighty.

But who can endure the day of his coming? Who can stand when he appears? For he will be like a refiner’s fire or a launderer’s soap. He will sit as a refiner and purifier of silver; he will purify the Levites and refine them like gold and silver. Then the Lord will have men who will bring offerings in righteousness, and the offerings of Judah and Jerusalem will be acceptable to the Lord, as in days gone by, as in former years.

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Marie Durand: Prisoner of Conscience / The Huguenot Women of the Tower of Constance. By Jeanne Lombard (1865-1945)
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

Thanks and appreciation to everyone who continues to faithfully give to our church at Mossley during this unprecedented time.

‘Return’

Join with Methodist Churches across this Island as the MCI meet online for their next Connexional Prayer Meeting. The theme is ‘Return’

As a Methodist community let us join together as we return our focus to God in wholehearted prayer and repentance, listen and invite the Holy Spirit to stir new visions and dreams for the transformation of the world! 

To participate via Zoom, register link HERE