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Morning readings, lessons and news from Mossley Methodist Church

Sunday Sermon 101: Brought to you by Rev Sam Campbell

Welcome to our online Sunday Healing 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
Mark 1:29-39
Jesus heals many

29 As soon as they left the synagogue, they went with James and John to the home of Simon and Andrew. 30 Simon’s mother-in-law was in bed with a fever, and they immediately told Jesus about her. 31 So he went to her, took her hand and helped her up. The fever left her and she began to wait on them.

32 That evening after sunset the people brought to Jesus all who were ill and demon-possessed. 33 The whole town gathered at the door, 34 and Jesus healed many who had various diseases. He also drove out many demons, but he would not let the demons speak because they knew who he was.

Jesus prays in a solitary place

35 Very early in the morning, while it was still dark, Jesus got up, left the house and went off to a solitary place, where he prayed. 36 Simon and his companions went to look for him, 37 and when they found him, they exclaimed: ‘Everyone is looking for you!’

38 Jesus replied, ‘Let us go somewhere else – to the nearby villages – so that I can preach there also. That is why I have come.’ 39 So he travelled throughout Galilee, preaching in their synagogues and driving out demons.

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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.

Midweek Fellowship, Six Week Study

The six weeks study on the Book of Romans is designed to help us more actively engage with God’s Word by understanding its background and culture, and applying it in a fresh way to our lives.

This liberating video study focuses on several important themes:

  1. The Problem We Face(Romans 1-2) 
    The reality, danger, and power of sin – the deepest problem humans face.
  2. The Gift We’ve Been Offered (Romans 3-5)
    God’s grace, which is real, amazing, available to all.
  3. The Battle We Fight – (Romans 6-8)
    God has set us free, but the battle with sin continues – becoming like Jesus demands continual surrender.
  4. The Story We’ve Joined (Romans 9-11)
    We are a part of God’s beautiful story – creation, fall, redemption, and restoration.
  5. The Path We Follow(Romans 12-13)
    Christians follow in Jesus’ footsteps by humbly serving and sacrificially loving others.
  6. The Fellowship We Find(Romans 14-16)
    Christ-followers are called to live in fellowship with each other.

Beginning this Wednesday 9th of February, meeting in the Church Coffee Room for 7:30pm. Everyone welcome!

COVID guidelines apply.

Mossley Methodist Midweek Fellowship, conducted by Rev Sam Campbell @ 7:30pm

Sunday Sermon 100: 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
1 Corinthians 15:1-11
The resurrection of Christ

15 Now, brothers and sisters, I want to remind you of the gospel I preached to you, which you received and on which you have taken your stand. By this gospel you are saved, if you hold firmly to the word I preached to you. Otherwise, you have believed in vain.

For what I received I passed on to you as of first importance[a]: that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures, and that he appeared to Cephas,[b] and then to the Twelve. After that, he appeared to more than five hundred of the brothers and sisters at the same time, most of whom are still living, though some have fallen asleep. Then he appeared to James, then to all the apostles, and last of all he appeared to me also, as to one abnormally born.

For I am the least of the apostles and do not even deserve to be called an apostle, because I persecuted the church of God. 10 But by the grace of God I am what I am, and his grace to me was not without effect. No, I worked harder than all of them – yet not I, but the grace of God that was with me. 11 Whether, then, it is I or they, this is what we preach, and this is what you believed.

Also refer to the additional scripture by clicking here:

Ephesians 2: 8-9  |  1 Corinthians 13: 1-7  |  1 Corinthians 12: 4-7

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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 99: Brought to you by Colin McDowell

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.

Sermon Audio Video conducted by Colin McDowell, Local Preacher of Mossley Methodist Church
John 9:1-12
Jesus heals a man born blind

As he went along, he saw a man blind from birth. His disciples asked him, ‘Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?’

‘Neither this man nor his parents sinned,’ said Jesus, ‘but this happened so that the works of God might be displayed in him. As long as it is day, we must do the works of him who sent me. Night is coming, when no one can work. While I am in the world, I am the light of the world.’

After saying this, he spat on the ground, made some mud with the saliva, and put it on the man’s eyes. ‘Go,’ he told him, ‘wash in the Pool of Siloam’(this word means ‘Sent’). So the man went and washed, and came home seeing.

His neighbours and those who had formerly seen him begging asked, ‘Isn’t this the same man who used to sit and beg?’ Some claimed that he was.

Others said, ‘No, he only looks like him.’

But he himself insisted, ‘I am the man.’

10 ‘How then were your eyes opened?’ they asked.

11 He replied, ‘The man they call Jesus made some mud and put it on my eyes. He told me to go to Siloam and wash. So I went and washed, and then I could see.’

12 ‘Where is this man?’ they asked him.

‘I don’t know,’ he said.

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Also refer to additional scripture by clicking here:
Mark 10: 46-57
and Mark 8: 22-26

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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 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