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Good Friday Service 110: Online Alt, Rev Sam Campbell

Although there was an alternative service in Mossley on the evening of Good Friday. Please find below the service the Rev Sam has provided for anyone unable to attend. 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

The suffering and glory of the servant

13 See, my servant will act wisely;[a]
    he will be raised and lifted up and highly exalted.
14 Just as there were many who were appalled at him[b] –
    his appearance was so disfigured beyond that of any human being
    and his form marred beyond human likeness –
15 so he will sprinkle many nations,[c]
    and kings will shut their mouths because of him.
For what they were not told, they will see,
    and what they have not heard, they will understand.

53 Who has believed our message
    and to whom has the arm of the Lord been revealed?
He grew up before him like a tender shoot,
    and like a root out of dry ground.
He had no beauty or majesty to attract us to him,
    nothing in his appearance that we should desire him.
He was despised and rejected by mankind,
    a man of suffering, and familiar with pain.
Like one from whom people hide their faces
    he was despised, and we held him in low esteem.

Surely he took up our pain
    and bore our suffering,
yet we considered him punished by God,
    stricken by him, and afflicted.
But he was pierced for our transgressions,
    he was crushed for our iniquities;
the punishment that brought us peace was on him,
    and by his wounds we are healed.
We all, like sheep, have gone astray,
    each of us has turned to our own way;
and the Lord has laid on him
    the iniquity of us all.

He was oppressed and afflicted,
    yet he did not open his mouth;
he was led like a lamb to the slaughter,
    and as a sheep before its shearers is silent,
    so he did not open his mouth.
By oppression[d] and judgment he was taken away.
    Yet who of his generation protested?
For he was cut off from the land of the living;
    for the transgression of my people he was punished.[e]
He was assigned a grave with the wicked,
    and with the rich in his death,
though he had done no violence,
    nor was any deceit in his mouth.

10 Yet it was the Lord’s will to crush him and cause him to suffer,
    and though the Lord makes[f] his life an offering for sin,
he will see his offspring and prolong his days,
    and the will of the Lord will prosper in his hand.
11 After he has suffered,
    he will see the light of life[g] and be satisfied;[h]
by his knowledge[i] my righteous servant will justify many,
    and he will bear their iniquities.
12 Therefore I will give him a portion among the great,[j]
    and he will divide the spoils with the strong,[k]
because he poured out his life unto death,
    and was numbered with the transgressors.
For he bore the sin of many,
    and made intercession for the transgressors.

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Palm Sunday, Sermon 109: 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
Luke 19:28-40
Jesus comes to Jerusalem as king

28 After Jesus had said this, he went on ahead, going up to Jerusalem. 29 As he approached Bethphage and Bethany at the hill called the Mount of Olives, he sent two of his disciples, saying to them, 30 ‘Go to the village ahead of you, and as you enter it, you will find a colt tied there, which no one has ever ridden. Untie it and bring it here. 31 If anyone asks you, “Why are you untying it?” say, “The Lord needs it.”’

32 Those who were sent ahead went and found it just as he had told them. 33 As they were untying the colt, its owners asked them, ‘Why are you untying the colt?’

34 They replied, ‘The Lord needs it.’

35 They brought it to Jesus, threw their cloaks on the colt and put Jesus on it. 36 As he went along, people spread their cloaks on the road.

37 When he came near the place where the road goes down the Mount of Olives, the whole crowd of disciples began joyfully to praise God in loud voices for all the miracles they had seen:

38 ‘Blessed is the king who comes in the name of the Lord!’[a]

‘Peace in heaven and glory in the highest!’

39 Some of the Pharisees in the crowd said to Jesus, ‘Teacher, rebuke your disciples!’

40 ‘I tell you,’ he replied, ‘if they keep quiet, the stones will cry out.’

Psalm 118

Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good;
    his love endures for ever.

Let Israel say:
    ‘His love endures for ever.’


19 
Open for me the gates of the righteous;
    I will enter and give thanks to the Lord.
20 This is the gate of the Lord
    through which the righteous may enter.
21 I will give you thanks, for you answered me;
    you have become my salvation.

22 The stone the builders rejected
    has become the cornerstone;
23 the Lord has done this,
    and it is marvellous in our eyes.
24 The Lord has done it this very day;
    let us rejoice today and be glad.

25 Lord, save us!
    Lord, grant us success!

26 Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord.
    From the house of the Lord we bless you.[a]
27 The Lord is God,
    and he has made his light shine on us.
With boughs in hand, join in the festal procession
    up[b] to the horns of the altar.

28 You are my God, and I will praise you;
    you are my God, and I will exalt you.

29 Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good;
    his love endures for ever.

Also refer to the additional scriptures by clicking here:

Amos 5:21-24
Matthew 7:13-14
Leviticus 8:14-15

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

Joining in 50 Days of Wholehearted Prayer

From Easter Sunday to Pentecost Sunday churches across the Connexion are invited to be part of 50 Days of Wholehearted Prayer – a special focus on prayer linking in with our friends at 24-7 Prayer Ireland

We will come before God in prayer, seek God’s vision, and invite the Holy Spirit to awaken us for the challenge of “Living wholeheartedly as followers of Jesus for the transformation of the world.”

Easter Sunday 17th April to Pentecost Sunday 5th June 2022

Launching with Conference 2022, the Methodist Church In Ireland is setting aside the 2022/23 Connexional year to focus on this vision statement:

On Covenant Sunday, the Secretary of Conference shared a dream that this wouldn’t just be a “vision statement, or a statement of hope, or an aspiration to which we hold, but in the Grace of God and in the power of the Spirit that it would be a reality for the people called Methodist and for God’s glory!”

Full details and resources HERE

Sunday Sermon 108: 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
Isaiah 43:16-21

16 This is what the Lord says –
    he who made a way through the sea,
    a path through the mighty waters,
17 who drew out the chariots and horses,
    the army and reinforcements together,
and they lay there, never to rise again,
    extinguished, snuffed out like a wick:
18 ‘Forget the former things;
    do not dwell on the past.
19 See, I am doing a new thing!
    Now it springs up; do you not perceive it?
I am making a way in the wilderness
    and streams in the wasteland.
20 The wild animals honour me,
    the jackals and the owls,
because I provide water in the wilderness
    and streams in the wasteland,
to give drink to my people, my chosen,
21     the people I formed for myself
    that they may proclaim my praise.

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With deepest sympathy to the family and loved ones of Anne Humphreys

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of a much loved lady from our church family at Mossley Methodist, Anne Humphreys. Peacefully, at Antrim Hospital, on Mothering Sunday Morning. Leaving Denis her Husband, daughter Evelyn, son Geoff and daughter-in-law Tanya.

The Family and congregation at Mossley Methodist all know that Anne loved to sing. That she had a beautiful voice and would take the opportunity to rise above that of everyone, lifting the melody and harmonies to the heights of the roof and on into the heavenlys. Indeed on the opening day of the church building, Anne, along with the ladies of the church sang descant to ‘The Servant King’. Something Anne continued to do for many years as a congregational member, comfortable to hide within the ‘security of numbers’. Only once did she let down her guard to nerves, when at the Sing-a-long-a-Sound-of-Music night, Anne stood alone treating everyone to a rendition of ‘Climb Every Mountain’.

Anne loved her church family at Mossley, particularly the ladies of the MWI. Renowned for their laughter, christian fellowship and good old fashioned fun. Everyone of them, without a doubt, Anne could call friend.

Rarely Anne missed a Sunday Morning Service, and it wasn’t until recent years through illness that she was kept from attending. However it was Mossley where she met her Saviour and believed strongly in the promises of Heaven. Therefore, with all things made new, the heavenly choir is sure to have gained a new member. 

2 Corinthians 4

1Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day. 17 For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. 18 So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.

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Funeral Service on Friday 1st April at 1.00pm in Mossley Methodist Church, Manse Drive, Newtownabbey, BT36 5UH followed by burial in Carnmoney Cemetery East.

Family flowers only. Donations in lieu to The Salvation Army c/o Wilton Funeral Directors, 298 Shore Road, Whitehouse, Newtownabbey, BT37 9RW

FUNERAL TIMES

Sunday Sermon 107: 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
Exodus 2:1-10
The birth of Moses

Now a man of the tribe of Levi married a Levite woman, and she became pregnant and gave birth to a son. When she saw that he was a fine child, she hid him for three months. But when she could hide him no longer, she got a papyrus basket[a] for him and coated it with tar and pitch. Then she placed the child in it and put it among the reeds along the bank of the Nile. His sister stood at a distance to see what would happen to him.

Then Pharaoh’s daughter went down to the Nile to bathe, and her attendants were walking along the river-bank. She saw the basket among the reeds and sent her female slave to get it. She opened it and saw the baby. He was crying, and she felt sorry for him. ‘This is one of the Hebrew babies,’ she said.

Then his sister asked Pharaoh’s daughter, ‘Shall I go and get one of the Hebrew women to nurse the baby for you?’

‘Yes, go,’ she answered. So the girl went and got the baby’s mother. Pharaoh’s daughter said to her, ‘Take this baby and nurse him for me, and I will pay you.’ So the woman took the baby and nursed him. 10 When the child grew older, she took him to Pharaoh’s daughter and he became her son. She named him Moses,[b] saying, ‘I drew him out of the water.’

Also refer to the additional scriptures by clicking here:

Exodus 16:3
Exodus 4:19
Hebrews 13:8
Isaiah 40:28

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ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR CHURCH ATTENDANCE:

Even though current restrictions from the NI Executive have changed to ‘guidelines’, The Methodist Church in Ireland however, still ask that masks must 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 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 106: 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
Isaiah 55
Invitation to the thirsty

55 ‘Come, all you who are thirsty,
    come to the waters;
and you who have no money,
    come, buy and eat!
Come, buy wine and milk
    without money and without cost.
Why spend money on what is not bread,
    and your labour on what does not satisfy?
Listen, listen to me, and eat what is good,
    and you will delight in the richest of fare.
Give ear and come to me;
    listen, that you may live.
I will make an everlasting covenant with you,
    my faithful love promised to David.
See, I have made him a witness to the peoples,
    a ruler and commander of the peoples.
Surely you will summon nations you know not,
    and nations you do not know will come running to you,
because of the Lord your God,
    the Holy One of Israel,
    for he has endowed you with splendour.’

Seek the Lord while he may be found;
    call on him while he is near.
Let the wicked forsake their ways
    and the unrighteous their thoughts.
Let them turn to the Lord, and he will have mercy on them,
    and to our God, for he will freely pardon.

‘For my thoughts are not your thoughts,
    neither are your ways my ways,’
declares the Lord.
‘As the heavens are higher than the earth,
    so are my ways higher than your ways
    and my thoughts than your thoughts.
10 As the rain and the snow
    come down from heaven,
and do not return to it
    without watering the earth
and making it bud and flourish,
    so that it yields seed for the sower and bread for the eater,
11 so is my word that goes out from my mouth:
    it will not return to me empty,
but will accomplish what I desire
    and achieve the purpose for which I sent it.
12 You will go out in joy
    and be led forth in peace;
the mountains and hills
    will burst into song before you,
and all the trees of the field
    will clap their hands.
13 Instead of the thorn-bush will grow the juniper,
    and instead of briers the myrtle will grow.
This will be for the Lord’s renown,
    for an everlasting sign,
    that will endure for ever.’

Also refer to the additional scriptures by clicking here:

Matthew 24: 42-43
Romans 9: 6-8
2 Corinthians 2:15-16

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ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR CHURCH ATTENDANCE:

Even though current restrictions from the NI Executive have changed to ‘guidelines’, The Methodist Church in Ireland however, still ask that masks must 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 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 105: 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 27
Of David.

The Lord is my light and my salvation –
    whom shall I fear?
The Lord is the stronghold of my life –
    of whom shall I be afraid?

When the wicked advance against me
    to devour[a] me,
it is my enemies and my foes
    who will stumble and fall.
Though an army besiege me,
    my heart will not fear;
though war break out against me,
    even then I will be confident.

One thing I ask from the Lord,
    this only do I seek:
that I may dwell in the house of the Lord
    all the days of my life,
to gaze on the beauty of the Lord
    and to seek him in his temple.
For in the day of trouble
    he will keep me safe in his dwelling;
he will hide me in the shelter of his sacred tent
    and set me high upon a rock.

Then my head will be exalted
    above the enemies who surround me;
at his sacred tent I will sacrifice with shouts of joy;
    I will sing and make music to the Lord.

Hear my voice when I call, Lord;
    be merciful to me and answer me.
My heart says of you, ‘Seek his face!’
    Your face, Lord, I will seek.
Do not hide your face from me,
    do not turn your servant away in anger;
    you have been my helper.
Do not reject me or forsake me,
    God my Saviour.
10 Though my father and mother forsake me,
    the Lord will receive me.
11 Teach me your way, Lord;
    lead me in a straight path
    because of my oppressors.
12 Do not hand me over to the desire of my foes,
    for false witnesses rise up against me,
    spouting malicious accusations.

13 I remain confident of this:
    I will see the goodness of the Lord
    in the land of the living.
14 Wait for the Lord;
    be strong and take heart
    and wait for the Lord.

Also refer to the additional scripture by clicking here:

Romans 13:1-2

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ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR CHURCH ATTENDANCE:

Even though current restrictions from the NI Executive have changed to ‘guidelines’, The Methodist Church in Ireland however, still ask that masks must 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 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.