SUNDAY SERMON 86: BROUGHT TO YOU BY THE 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.

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Even though current restrictions from the NI Executive have changed, The Methodist Church in Ireland (along with the other main denominations throughout the Provence) have decided, for the time being, that we WILL CONTINUE to wear masks throughout the service. Please respect this to insure you and your fellow worshippers (particularly the vulnerable) safety. 

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

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Audio Video Sermon by Rev Sam Campbell of both Mossley and Greencastle Methodist Churches
Mark 10:35-45
The request of James and John

35 Then James and John, the sons of Zebedee, came to him. ‘Teacher,’ they said, ‘we want you to do for us whatever we ask.’

36 ‘What do you want me to do for you?’ he asked.

37 They replied, ‘Let one of us sit at your right and the other at your left in your glory.’

38 ‘You don’t know what you are asking,’ Jesus said. ‘Can you drink the cup I drink or be baptised with the baptism I am baptised with?’

39 ‘We can,’ they answered.

Jesus said to them, ‘You will drink the cup I drink and be baptised with the baptism I am baptised with, 40 but to sit at my right or left is not for me to grant. These places belong to those for whom they have been prepared.’

41 When the ten heard about this, they became indignant with James and John. 42 Jesus called them together and said, ‘You know that those who are regarded as rulers of the Gentiles lord it over them, and their high officials exercise authority over them. 43 Not so with you. Instead, whoever wants to become great among you must be your servant, 44 and whoever wants to be first must be slave of all. 45 For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.’

Psalm 110
Of David. A psalm.

The Lord says to my lord:[a]

‘Sit at my right hand
    until I make your enemies
    a footstool for your feet.’

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Hosford House Project

Our service this morning in Mossley welcomed Andrea Donnan from East Belfast Missions Hosford House. This is a homeless project that has become dear to our heart in Mossley. As Andrea spoke she told us the charities intention that “everyone has a place to call home”.

The project aims to rebuild lives over a maximum of a 2 year period, providing 26 residents with either a unit with ensuite (of which there are 12), or an apartment with the addition of a kitchen (14 units also on site).

Not only saving lives, this is a massive foundation, giving the opportunity to build and restore the lives of individuals who have possibly spent quite some time surviving alone on the streets. “Having your own space helps bigger issues become smaller issues”.

Additionally the aim is to give people who don’t have basic life skills the knowledge of things like how to pay for electricity. A full list of support can be found on the EBM website. However, most of all, they have someone who cares that they can talk to.

There are life skill projects Hosford also run, some of which can even lead to employment: Gardening project, Cooking and healthy eating projects, Health and wellbeing projects, Art projects, plus one-off projects.

Andrea told us that the biggest project is Street Soccer, now a charity in its own right streetsoccerni.org. “With its training and cup tournaments it gives something to get up for”.

The newest project, Andrea went on to tell us, still in the works, is acquiring properties for private rental. These would be for people who are stuck in impossible situations of not being able to find a housing deposit or guarantor. “The hope is that this project will break down barriers”.

Mossley members have been collecting toiletries and placing them in the trolly in the church foyer for quite some time now. However if you are unsure of the requirements, and want to get involved, please find a list below. Bear in mind the people who receive these items arrive with nothing.

  • Deodorant
  • Toothpaste
  • Tooth brushes
  • Shower gel
  • Shampoo / Conditioner
  • Hand soap 
  • Sanitary products
  • Face cloths
  • Towels
  • Single sheet bedding
  • Washing powder
  • Washing up liquid 
  • Scorers / sponges
  • Tea Towels
  • Salt and pepper
  • Sauces
Copyright East Belfast Mission

A Milestone Occasion

Conference21 | Ordination Service

Saturday 12th June

Congratulations to our Minister the Rev Samuel Campbell who along with Desmond Davis and Nigel Gill was ordained at Methodist Conference yesterday evening as presbyters in Christ’s church. 

This milestone occasion was the culmination of their journey of formation over the last five years.

Images below show Sam with wife Liz, their son David and girlfriend Melanie.

Simon Gowdy, Induction as Local Preacher

Our Church service in Mossley this morning saw Simon Gowdy being recognised as a fully accredited Local Preacher by the Methodist Church in Ireland. The Service and presentation was resided over by Superintendent Rev Billy Davison, while scriptures were read by Lay Leader of the North Eastern District and Local Preacher Secretary Mr Tom Wilson. 

Left to right: Tom Wilson, Rev Billy Davidson, Rev Sam Campbell and Simon Gowdy

It took a while for this day to come around for Simon, the pandemic being one obvious obstacle. However it’s great to finally see you join the ranks of Mossley’s team of accredited Local Preachers. Congratulations Simon, all the hard work paid off!  

Simon and Elaine Gowdy with their daughter Georgia

Mossley appoints a new Treasurer

The New Testament is very clear on the importance of The Body of Christ. We are taught that within The Body, His Church, each member has a specific and very relevant part to play. Indeed in various translations of 1 Corinthians 12: 28-31 the gift of Administrators, is one roll highlighted as being of the Holy Spirit. Therefore we see that Financial and Administration work in the Church can be another way of promoting His Kingdom, within local community and the world. 

This aspect of church life carries with it certain responsibilities, without someone to look after it in the church, to be Stewards of the money placed in their care, Christs work would simply not be done.

This is why at Mossley we have been incredibly fortunate with our continued succession of the roll of Treasurer. To name a few Robert Raj, Dorothy Reynolds and to date Adrian Borland. 

Adrian has been treasurer now since 2016, and excuse the pun, but we definitely got our moneys-worth out of him. Thankfully we are not losing him from our congregation. However it’s agreed that he has done his time, and paid his dues in doing a fantastic job for us. Plus Adrian will no doubt be a valued mentor to his successor Keith Speers.

Keith and Uli Speers have been members of our congregation now since November 2017. So it was with great pleasure and gratitude that the Church Council received Keiths acceptance to take on the mantel of Treasurer. 

As a congregation we thank you Keith and please know that our prayers and support are with you as you settle into this new calling within the work of our Church.

If you pay towards the running and projects associated to our church then please be aware that email and postal addresses have now been updated to Keith as point of contact.

These details along with a guide to help you choose a way of financially supporting the running of our church, can be found on the GIVING DURING COVID-19 page. All that is left to say is many thanks and blessings to everyone for your unwavering and continued support.

Keith Speers – Newly Appointed Treasurer

COVID-19 CHURCH ATTENDANCE; WHAT TO EXPECT (Updated 19/09/21)

Even though current restrictions from the NI Executive have changed, The Methodist Church in Ireland (along with the other main denominations throughout this Provence) have decided, for the time being, that we WILL CONTINUE to wear masks throughout the service.

Please respect this to insure you and your fellow worshippers – particularly the vulnerable – are kept safe. 

Congregation members must not attend church activities if they have any COVID symptoms.

If someone in the household has Covid, ensure that others from that household are cautious at attending church activities.

  • Please note, if you are not fully vaccinated, and over 18 years, where someone in your household has COVID symptoms, the NHS and Methodist Church in Ireland advice is that you take a Lateral Flow Test (11 years or older) and self isolate as duty of care.

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

(The service will continue to 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. The Methodist Church in Ireland have formally made the wearing of face masks on entering and leaving the building compulsory.
  3. Maintain 2m social distancing at all times. (There will be no handshakes or hugs)
  4. Use the hand sanitiser provided on entry to the building
  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 1 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. Take home your litter. i.e tissues, sweet wrappers, empty bottles, nappies
  11. 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 SERMON 85: BROUGHT TO YOU BY THE 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.

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Even though current restrictions from the NI Executive have changed, The Methodist Church in Ireland (along with the other main denominations throughout the Provence) have decided, for the time being, that we WILL CONTINUE to wear masks throughout the service. Please respect this to insure you and your fellow worshippers (particularly the vulnerable) safety. 

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

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Audio Video Sermon by Rev Sam Campbell of both Mossley and Greencastle Methodist Churches
1 Kings 5:13-18

13 King Solomon conscripted labourers from all Israel – thirty thousand men. 14 He sent them off to Lebanon in shifts of ten thousand a month, so that they spent one month in Lebanon and two months at home. Adoniram was in charge of the forced labour. 15 Solomon had seventy thousand carriers and eighty thousand stonecutters in the hills, 16 as well as thirty-three hundred[a] foremen who supervised the project and directed the workers. 17 At the king’s command they removed from the quarry large blocks of high-grade stone to provide a foundation of dressed stone for the temple. 18 The craftsmen of Solomon and Hiram and workers from Byblos cut and prepared the timber and stone for the building of the temple.

1 Timothy 6:17-19

17 Command those who are rich in this present world not to be arrogant nor to put their hope in wealth, which is so uncertain, but to put their hope in God, who richly provides us with everything for our enjoyment. 18 Command them to do good, to be rich in good deeds, and to be generous and willing to share. 19 In this way they will lay up treasure for themselves as a firm foundation for the coming age, so that they may take hold of the life that is truly life.

For further information on the work of the Irish Methodist World Development & Relief Department (WDR) find their website link HERE
Faith, Compassion, Solidarity, Equality & Injustice.

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SUNDAY SERMON 84: BROUGHT TO YOU BY THE REV SAM CAMPBELL

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

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Even though current restrictions from the NI Executive have changed, The Methodist Church in Ireland (along with the other main denominations throughout the Provence) have decided, for the time being, that we WILL CONTINUE to wear masks throughout the service. Please respect this to insure you and your fellow worshippers (particularly the vulnerable) safety. 

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

Audio Video Sermon by Rev Sam Campbell of both Mossley and Greencastle Methodist Churches
Genesis 2:4-25
Adam and Eve

This is the account of the heavens and the earth when they were created, when the Lord God made the earth and the heavens.

Now no shrub had yet appeared on the earth[a] and no plant had yet sprung up, for the Lord God had not sent rain on the earth and there was no one to work the ground, but streams[b] came up from the earth and watered the whole surface of the ground. Then the Lord God formed a man[c] from the dust of the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living being.

Now the Lord God had planted a garden in the east, in Eden; and there he put the man he had formed. The Lord God made all kinds of trees grow out of the ground – trees that were pleasing to the eye and good for food. In the middle of the garden were the tree of life and the tree of the knowledge of good and evil.

10 A river watering the garden flowed from Eden; from there it was separated into four headwaters. 11 The name of the first is the Pishon; it winds through the entire land of Havilah, where there is gold. 12 (The gold of that land is good; aromatic resin[d] and onyx are also there.) 13 The name of the second river is the Gihon; it winds through the entire land of Cush.[e]14 The name of the third river is the Tigris; it runs along the east side of Ashur. And the fourth river is the Euphrates.

15 The Lord God took the man and put him in the Garden of Eden to work it and take care of it. 16 And the Lord God commanded the man, ‘You are free to eat from any tree in the garden; 17 but you must not eat from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, for when you eat from it you will certainly die.’

18 The Lord God said, ‘It is not good for the man to be alone. I will make a helper suitable for him.’

19 Now the Lord God had formed out of the ground all the wild animals and all the birds in the sky. He brought them to the man to see what he would name them; and whatever the man called each living creature, that was its name. 20 So the man gave names to all the livestock, the birds in the sky and all the wild animals.

But for Adam[f] no suitable helper was found. 21 So the Lord God caused the man to fall into a deep sleep; and while he was sleeping, he took one of the man’s ribs[g] and then closed up the place with flesh. 22 Then the LordGod made a woman from the rib[h] he had taken out of the man, and he brought her to the man.

23 The man said,

‘This is now bone of my bones
    and flesh of my flesh;
she shall be called “woman”,
    for she was taken out of man.’

24 That is why a man leaves his father and mother and is united to his wife, and they become one flesh.

25 Adam and his wife were both naked, and they felt no shame.

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SUNDAY SERMON 83: BROUGHT TO YOU BY REV. SAM CAMPBELL

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

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Even though current restrictions from the NI Executive have changed, The Methodist Church in Ireland (along with the other main denominations throughout the Provence) have decided, for the time being, that we WILL CONTINUE to wear masks throughout the service. Please respect this to insure you and your fellow worshippers (particularly the vulnerable) safety. 

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

Audio Video Sermon by Rev Sam Campbell of both Mossley and Greencastle Methodist Churches
James 5:7-20
Patience in suffering

Be patient, then, brothers and sisters, until the Lord’s coming. See how the farmer waits for the land to yield its valuable crop, patiently waiting for the autumn and spring rains. You too, be patient and stand firm, because the Lord’s coming is near. Don’t grumble against one another, brothers and sisters, or you will be judged. The Judge is standing at the door!

10 Brothers and sisters, as an example of patience in the face of suffering, take the prophets who spoke in the name of the Lord. 11 As you know, we count as blessed those who have persevered. You have heard of Job’s perseverance and have seen what the Lord finally brought about. The Lord is full of compassion and mercy.

12 Above all, my brothers and sisters, do not swear – not by heaven or by earth or by anything else. All you need to say is a simple ‘Yes’ or ‘No’. Otherwise you will be condemned.

The prayer of faith

13 Is anyone among you in trouble? Let them pray. Is anyone happy? Let them sing songs of praise. 14 Is anyone among you ill? Let them call the elders of the church to pray over them and anoint them with oil in the name of the Lord. 15 And the prayer offered in faith will make the sick person well; the Lord will raise them up. If they have sinned, they will be forgiven. 16 Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective.

17 Elijah was a human being, even as we are. He prayed earnestly that it would not rain, and it did not rain on the land for three and a half years. 18 Again he prayed, and the heavens gave rain, and the earth produced its crops.

19 My brothers and sisters, if one of you should wander from the truth and someone should bring that person back, 20 remember this: whoever turns a sinner from the error of their way will save them from death and cover over a multitude of sins.

Romans 5:3-5

Not only so, but we[a] also glory in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope. And hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured out into our hearts through the Holy Spirit, who has been given to us.

Job 2:9-10

His wife said to him, ‘Are you still maintaining your integrity? Curse God and die!’

10 He replied, ‘You are talking like a foolish[a] woman. Shall we accept good from God, and not trouble?’

In all this, Job did not sin in what he said.

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SUNDAY SERMON 82: BROUGHT TO YOU BY ADRIAN BORLAND

Welcome to our online Local Preachers Sunday Service of Worship. Just click on the window below to begin listening. Images to aid your listening experience are posted below, and the reading is brought to you by Elaine Gowdy.

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

The Prayer Meeting resumes again as a group within the church at Mossley. This Wednesday night at 7:30pm. MCI COVID guidelines will be adhered to. When the Bible Study course begins again next month the prayer meeting will be absorbed into it and resume again on course completion.

Even though current restrictions from the NI Executive have changed, The Methodist Church in Ireland (along with the other main denominations throughout the Provence) have decided, for the time being, that we WILL CONTINUE to wear masks throughout the service. Please respect this to insure you and your fellow worshippers (particularly the vulnerable) safety. 

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

Adrian Borland Mossley Methodist Local Preacher: Psalm 46
Psalm 46
For the director of music. Of the Sons of Korah. According to alamoth. A song.

God is our refuge and strength,
    an ever-present help in trouble.
Therefore we will not fear, though the earth give way
    and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea,
though its waters roar and foam
    and the mountains quake with their surging.[c]

There is a river whose streams make glad the city of God,
    the holy place where the Most High dwells.
God is within her, she will not fall;
    God will help her at break of day.
Nations are in uproar, kingdoms fall;
    he lifts his voice, the earth melts.

The Lord Almighty is with us;
    the God of Jacob is our fortress.

Come and see what the Lord has done,
    the desolations he has brought on the earth.
He makes wars cease
    to the ends of the earth.
He breaks the bow and shatters the spear;
    he burns the shields[d] with fire.
10 He says, ‘Be still, and know that I am God;
    I will be exalted among the nations,
    I will be exalted in the earth.’

11 The Lord Almighty is with us;
    the God of Jacob is our fortress.

Psalm 54:4 (NIV)

Surely God is my help;
    the Lord is the one who sustains me.

Psalm 54:4 (The Passion)

But the Lord God has become my divine helper.
    He leans into my heart and lays his hands upon me!

John 15:1-9 (NIV)
The vine and the branches

15 ‘I am the true vine, and my Father is the gardener….

… Remain in me, as I also remain in you. No branch can bear fruit by itself; it must remain in the vine. Neither can you bear fruit unless you remain in me…

‘I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing….

If you remain in me and my words remain in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you… 

‘As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you. Now remain in my love.

Psalm 91:1-4 (The Voice)

He who takes refuge in the shelter of the Most High
    will be safe in the shadow of the Almighty.
He will say to the Eternal, “My shelter, my mighty fortress,
    my God, I place all my trust in You.”
For He will rescue you from the snares set by your enemies who entrap you
    and from deadly plagues.
Like a bird protecting its young, God will cover you with His feathers,
    will protect you under His great wings;
    His faithfulness will form a shield around you, a rock-solid wall to protect you.

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SUNDAY SERMON 81: BROUGHT TO YOU BY REV. SAM CAMPBELL

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

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Even though current restrictions from the NI Executive have changed, The Methodist Church in Ireland (along with the other main denominations throughout the Provence) have decided, for the time being, that we WILL CONTINUE to wear masks throughout the service. Please respect this to insure you and your fellow worshippers (particularly the vulnerable) safety. 

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

Audio Video Sermon by Rev Sam Campbell of both Mossley and Greencastle Methodist Churches
James 3:1-12
Taming the tongue

Not many of you should become teachers, my fellow believers, because you know that we who teach will be judged more strictly. We all stumble in many ways. Anyone who is never at fault in what they say is perfect, able to keep their whole body in check.

When we put bits into the mouths of horses to make them obey us, we can turn the whole animal. Or take ships as an example. Although they are so large and are driven by strong winds, they are steered by a very small rudder wherever the pilot wants to go. Likewise, the tongue is a small part of the body, but it makes great boasts. Consider what a great forest is set on fire by a small spark. The tongue also is a fire, a world of evil among the parts of the body. It corrupts the whole body, sets the whole course of one’s life on fire, and is itself set on fire by hell.

All kinds of animals, birds, reptiles and sea creatures are being tamed and have been tamed by mankind, but no human being can tame the tongue. It is a restless evil, full of deadly poison.

With the tongue we praise our Lord and Father, and with it we curse human beings, who have been made in God’s likeness. 10 Out of the same mouth come praise and cursing. My brothers and sisters, this should not be. 11 Can both fresh water and salt water flow from the same spring? 12 My brothers and sisters, can a fig-tree bear olives, or a grapevine bear figs? Neither can a salt spring produce fresh water.

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SUNDAY SERMON 80: BROUGHT TO YOU BY REV. SAM CAMPBELL

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

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Even though current restrictions from the NI Executive have changed, The Methodist Church in Ireland (along with the other main denominations throughout the Provence) have decided, for the time being, that we WILL CONTINUE to wear masks throughout the service. Please respect this to insure you and your fellow worshippers (particularly the vulnerable) safety. 

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

Audio Video Sermon by Rev Sam Campbell of both Mossley and Greencastle Methodist Churches
James 2:1-17
Favouritism forbidden

My brothers and sisters, believers in our glorious Lord Jesus Christ must not show favouritism. Suppose a man comes into your meeting wearing a gold ring and fine clothes, and a poor man in filthy old clothes also comes in. If you show special attention to the man wearing fine clothes and say, ‘Here’s a good seat for you,’ but say to the poor man, ‘You stand there’ or ‘Sit on the floor by my feet,’ have you not discriminated among yourselves and become judges with evil thoughts?

Listen, my dear brothers and sisters: has not God chosen those who are poor in the eyes of the world to be rich in faith and to inherit the kingdom he promised those who love him? But you have dishonoured the poor. Is it not the rich who are exploiting you? Are they not the ones who are dragging you into court? Are they not the ones who are blaspheming the noble name of him to whom you belong?

If you really keep the royal law found in Scripture, ‘Love your neighbour as yourself,’[a] you are doing right. But if you show favouritism, you sin and are convicted by the law as law-breakers. 10 For whoever keeps the whole law and yet stumbles at just one point is guilty of breaking all of it. 11 For he who said, ‘You shall not commit adultery,’[b] also said, ‘You shall not murder.’[c] If you do not commit adultery but do commit murder, you have become a law-breaker.

12 Speak and act as those who are going to be judged by the law that gives freedom, 13 because judgment without mercy will be shown to anyone who has not been merciful. Mercy triumphs over judgment.

Faith and deeds

14 What good is it, my brothers and sisters, if someone claims to have faith but has no deeds? Can such faith save them? 15 Suppose a brother or a sister is without clothes and daily food. 16 If one of you says to them, ‘Go in peace; keep warm and well fed,’ but does nothing about their physical needs, what good is it? 17 In the same way, faith by itself, if it is not accompanied by action, is dead.

Matthew 25:34-40

34 ‘Then the King will say to those on his right, “Come, you who are blessed by my Father; take your inheritance, the kingdom prepared for you since the creation of the world. 35 For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, 36 I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was ill and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.”

37 ‘Then the righteous will answer him, “Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink? 38 When did we see you a stranger and invite you in, or needing clothes and clothe you?39 When did we see you ill or in prison and go to visit you?”

40 ‘The King will reply, “Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.”

Ephesians 2:8

For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith – and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God –

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SUNDAY SERMON 79: BROUGHT TO YOU BY Colin McDowell

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

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

As from Monday the 16th of August, The Rev Sam Campbell has been on holiday for two weeks. If over this period there is a pastoral emergency please contact; For Mossley Colin McDowell or Christine Mccausland. For Greencastle Carol Lambe or Evelyn Stainer.

Even though current restrictions from the NI Executive have changed, The Methodist Church in Ireland (along with the other main denominations throughout the Provence) have decided, for the time being, that we WILL CONTINUE to wear masks throughout the service. Please respect this to insure you and your fellow worshippers (particularly the vulnerable) safety. 

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

Sermon Audio Video conducted by Colin McDowell,
Society Steward and Local Preacher of Mossley Methodist Church

James 1:19-27

Listening and doing

19 My dear brothers and sisters, take note of this: everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry, 20 because human anger does not produce the righteousness that God desires. 21 Therefore, get rid of all moral filth and the evil that is so prevalent, and humbly accept the word planted in you, which can save you.

22 Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says. 23 Anyone who listens to the word but does not do what it says is like someone who looks at his face in a mirror 24 and, after looking at himself, goes away and immediately forgets what he looks like. 25 But whoever looks intently into the perfect law that gives freedom and continues in it – not forgetting what they have heard but doing it – they will be blessed in what they do.

26 Those who consider themselves religious and yet do not keep a tight rein on their tongues deceive themselves, and their religion is worthless. 27 Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world.

John 7:5

For even his own brothers did not believe in him.

Mark 3:20-21
Jesus accused by his family and by teachers of the law

20 Then Jesus entered a house, and again a crowd gathered, so that he and his disciples were not even able to eat. 21 When his family[a] heard about this, they went to take charge of him, for they said, ‘He is out of his mind.’

Luke 6:12-13
The twelve apostles

12 One of those days Jesus went out to a mountainside to pray, and spent the night praying to God. 13 When morning came, he called his disciples to him and chose twelve of them, whom he also designated apostles:

2 Corinthians 12:9

But he said to me, ‘My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.’ Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me.

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SUNDAY SERMON 78: BROUGHT TO YOU BY Elaine Gowdy

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ANNOUNCEMENTS:

As from Monday the 16th of August, The Rev Sam Campbell has been on holiday for two weeks. If over this period there is a pastoral emergency please contact; For Mossley Colin McDowell or Christine Mccausland. For Greencastle Carol Lambe or Evelyn Stainer.

Even though current restrictions from the NI Executive have changed, The Methodist Church in Ireland (along with the other main denominations throughout the Provence) have decided, for the time being, that we WILL CONTINUE to wear masks throughout the service. Please respect this to insure you and your fellow worshippers (particularly the vulnerable) safety. 

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

Elaine Gowdy Mossley Methodist Youth Pastor: Psalm 139 – Gods Love Pursues Us
Psalm 139

139 1-6 God, investigate my life;
    get all the facts firsthand.
I’m an open book to you;
    even from a distance, you know what I’m thinking.
You know when I leave and when I get back;
    I’m never out of your sight.
You know everything I’m going to say
    before I start the first sentence.
I look behind me and you’re there,
    then up ahead and you’re there, too—
    your reassuring presence, coming and going.
This is too much, too wonderful—
    I can’t take it all in!

7-12 Is there anyplace I can go to avoid your Spirit?
    to be out of your sight?
If I climb to the sky, you’re there!
    If I go underground, you’re there!
If I flew on morning’s wings
    to the far western horizon,
You’d find me in a minute—
    you’re already there waiting!
Then I said to myself, “Oh, he even sees me in the dark!
    At night I’m immersed in the light!”
It’s a fact: darkness isn’t dark to you;
    night and day, darkness and light, they’re all the same to you.

13-16 Oh yes, you shaped me first inside, then out;
    you formed me in my mother’s womb.
I thank you, High God—you’re breathtaking!
    Body and soul, I am marvelously made!
    I worship in adoration—what a creation!
You know me inside and out,
    you know every bone in my body;
You know exactly how I was made, bit by bit,
    how I was sculpted from nothing into something.
Like an open book, you watched me grow from conception to birth;
    all the stages of my life were spread out before you,
The days of my life all prepared
    before I’d even lived one day.

Please find BY CLICKING HERE the song Elaine mentions. This Medley by John Mark McMillan will take it’s place in the worship time within the live Sunday Service at Mossley Methodist. All rights reserved – Heart Won’t Stop / Stand By Me (YOUTUBE)

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