Church Closure: Coronavirus Guidance

This afternoon the Methodist Church in Ireland, with Government guidance, have recommended the suspension of all Methodist church services. Furthermore all congregational organisations and activities should also cease.

It is with great sadness and our social responsibility that the leadership of Mossley Methodist agree to comply with these measures. Sam and the leadership team would be very grateful if you would pass on to anyone you know, that as of today all groups and services will cease until further notice.

Sam expresses that although he will not be able to visit, he can provide pastoral care over the phone. If you need to contact him then please do not hesitate to ring him on his landline 028 9591 3219. Also he will be providing weekly sermons that will be posted for streaming playback on our website www.mossleymethodist.com. Any updates additions or changes we will do our best to actively post here.

In addition Methodist UK has posted helpful information with links to worship tools within the Methodist online community and can be found HERE

Please don’t feel alone at this time, if you need help ask for it, if you are self isolating and need a friendly voice then please reach out to us. We are Gods family and it’s our duty to look out for each other in these uncertain days. All you need do is ask. God bless and keep us all, Amen

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

Welcome Saints, to this our sixteenth online Sunday Service of Worship. This Sunday Sam gives us an insight into when the services in our church buildings will resume again, and what to expect.
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Also listed below, to aid you in your worship, you will find the relevant NIV bible verses to follow.

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

Zechariah 9:9-12

The coming of Zion’s king

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

1 Corinthians 12:26

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

Genesis 49:10-11

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

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SUNDAY MORNING, SERMON 15: BROUGHT TO YOU BY COLIN MCDOWELL

Welcome, to this our fifteenth online Sunday Service of Worship during this Covid-19 period. Just click on the window below to begin listening. 
Also listed below, to aid you in your worship, you will find the relevant NIV bible verses to follow.

PLEASE BE AWARE that Sam is on leave for two weeks returning Monday 29th of June. The services will be brought to you by Mossley Methodists’ Society Steward, Colin McDowell.
If you have any Pastoral emergencies, then please contact your Society Stewards. For Greencastle Methodist: Carole Lambe and for Mossley Methodist: Colin McDowell.

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

Matthew 10:40-42

40 ‘Anyone who welcomes you welcomes me, and anyone who welcomes me welcomes the one who sent me. 41 Whoever welcomes a prophet as a prophet will receive a prophet’s reward, and whoever welcomes a righteous person as a righteous person will receive a righteous person’s reward. 42 And if anyone gives even a cup of cold water to one of these little ones who is my disciple, truly I tell you, that person will certainly not lose their reward.’

John 14:23

23 Jesus replied, ‘Anyone who loves me will obey my teaching. My Father will love them, and we will come to them and make our home with them.

Mark 9:41

41 Truly I tell you, anyone who gives you a cup of water in my name because you belong to the Messiah will certainly not lose their reward.

Matthew 25:40

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.”

Matthew 10:16-17

16 ‘I am sending you out like sheep among wolves. Therefore be as shrewd as snakes and as innocent as doves. 17 Be on your guard; you will be handed over to the local councils and be flogged in the synagogues.

Matthew 10:38

38 Whoever does not take up their cross and follow me is not worthy of me.

Matthew 25:35-40

35 “I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink,..

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


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SUNDAY MORNING, SERMON 14: BROUGHT TO YOU BY Colin McDowell

Welcome, to this our fourteenth online Sunday Service of Worship during this Covid-19 period. Just click on the window below to begin listening. 
Also listed below, to aid you in your worship, you will find the relevant NIV bible verses to follow.

PLEASE BE AWARE that Sam is on leave for two weeks returning Monday 29th of June. The services will be brought to you by Mossley Methodists’ Society Steward, Colin McDowell.
If you have any Pastoral emergencies, then please contact your Society Stewards. For Greencastle Methodist: Carole Lambe and for Mossley Methodist: Colin McDowell.

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

Philippians 3:5-14

circumcised on the eighth day, of the people of Israel, of the tribe of Benjamin, a Hebrew of Hebrews; in regard to the law, a Pharisee; as for zeal, persecuting the church; as for righteousness based on the law, faultless.

But whatever were gains to me I now consider loss for the sake of Christ. What is more, I consider everything a loss because of the surpassing worth of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord, for whose sake I have lost all things. I consider them garbage, that I may gain Christ and be found in him, not having a righteousness of my own that comes from the law, but that which is through faith in[a] Christ – the righteousness that comes from God on the basis of faith. 10 I want to know Christ – yes, to know the power of his resurrection and participation in his sufferings, becoming like him in his death, 11 and so, somehow, attaining to the resurrection from the dead.

12 Not that I have already obtained all this, or have already arrived at my goal, but I press on to take hold of that for which Christ Jesus took hold of me. 13 Brothers and sisters, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: forgetting what is behind and straining towards what is ahead, 14 I press on towards the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenwards in Christ Jesus.


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SUNDAY MORNING, SERMON 13: BROUGHT TO YOU BY REV. SAM CAMPBELL

Welcome Saints, to this our thirteenth online Sunday Service of Worship during this Covid-19 period. Just click on the window below to begin listening. 
Also listed below, to aid you in your worship, you will find the relevant NIV bible verses to follow.

PLEASE BE AWARE that Sam will be on leave for the next two weeks starting Monday 15th of June. The services will be brought to you by Mossley Methodists’ Society Steward, Colin McDowell.
If you have any Pastoral emergencies, then please contact your Society Stewards. For Greencastle Methodist: Carole Lambe and for Mossley Methodist: Colin McDowell.

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

Matthew 9:35-38

The workers are few

Jesus went through all the towns and villages, teaching in their synagogues, proclaiming the good news of the kingdom and healing every disease and illness. 36 When he saw the crowds, he had compassion on them, because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd. 37 Then he said to his disciples, ‘The harvest is plentiful but the workers are few.38 Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field.’

Matthew 10:1-8

Jesus sends out the Twelve

Jesus called his twelve disciples to him and gave them authority to drive out impure spirits and to heal every disease and illness.

These are the names of the twelve apostles: first, Simon (who is called Peter) and his brother Andrew; James son of Zebedee, and his brother John; Philip and Bartholomew; Thomas and Matthew the tax collector; James son of Alphaeus, and Thaddaeus; Simon the Zealot and Judas Iscariot, who betrayed him.

These twelve Jesus sent out with the following instructions: ‘Do not go among the Gentiles or enter any town of the Samaritans. Go rather to the lost sheep of Israel. As you go, proclaim this message: “The kingdom of heaven has come near.” Heal those who are ill, raise the dead, cleanse those who have leprosy,[a] drive out demons. Freely you have received; freely give.

John 10:11

11 ‘I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep.

Numbers 27:17

17 to go out and come in before them, one who will lead them out and bring them in, so that the Lord’s people will not be like sheep without a shepherd.’

Matthew 28:16-20

The great commission

16 Then the eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain where Jesus had told them to go. 17 When they saw him, they worshipped him; but some doubted. 18 Then Jesus came to them and said, ‘All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. 19 Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptising them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.’

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.

WORSHIP SONG: For All The People
Written by and courtesy of Noel Richards

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SUNDAY MORNING, SERMON 12: BROUGHT TO YOU BY REV. SAM CAMPBELL

Welcome Saints, to this our twelfth online Sunday Service of Worship. This Sunday is known as TRINITY SUNDAY. Just click on the window below to begin listening.  
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Sermon Audio Video conducted by Rev Sam Campbell of Mossley Methodist Church

Psalm 8

For the director of music. According to gittith. A psalm of David.

Lord, our Lord,
    how majestic is your name in all the earth!

You have set your glory
    in the heavens.
Through the praise of children and infants
    you have established a stronghold against your enemies,
    to silence the foe and the avenger.
When I consider your heavens,
    the work of your fingers,
the moon and the stars,
    which you have set in place,
what is mankind that you are mindful of them,
    human beings that you care for them?[c]

You have made them[d] a little lower than the angels[e]
    and crowned them[f] with glory and honour.
You made them rulers over the works of your hands;
    you put everything under their[g] feet:
all flocks and herds,
    and the animals of the wild,
the birds in the sky,
    and the fish in the sea,
    all that swim the paths of the seas.

Lord, our Lord,
    how majestic is your name in all the earth!

Matthew 21:16

16 ‘Do you hear what these children are saying?’ they asked him.

‘Yes,’ replied Jesus, ‘have you never read,

‘“From the lips of children and infants
    you, Lord, have called forth your praise”?’

Psalm 19:1

For the director of music. A psalm of David.

The heavens declare the glory of God;
    the skies proclaim the work of his hands.

1 Peter 1:10-12

10 Concerning this salvation, the prophets, who spoke of the grace that was to come to you, searched intently and with the greatest care, 11 trying to find out the time and circumstances to which the Spirit of Christ in them was pointing when he predicted the sufferings of the Messiah and the glories that would follow. 12 It was revealed to them that they were not serving themselves but you, when they spoke of the things that have now been told you by those who have preached the gospel to you by the Holy Spirit sent from heaven. Even angels long to look into these things.

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WORSHIP SONG: Such Love
Written by and courtesy of Graham Kendrick

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SUNDAY MORNING, SERMON 11: BROUGHT TO YOU BY REV. SAM CAMPBELL

Welcome Saints, to this our eleventh online Sunday Service of Worship. This Sunday is known as PENTECOST SUNDAY. Just click on the window below to begin listening.  
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Sermon Audio Video conducted by Rev Sam Campbell of Mossley Methodist Church

Acts 2

The Holy Spirit comes at Pentecost

When the day of Pentecost came, they were all together in one place. Suddenly a sound like the blowing of a violent wind came from heaven and filled the whole house where they were sitting. They saw what seemed to be tongues of fire that separated and came to rest on each of them. All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues[a] as the Spirit enabled them.

Now there were staying in Jerusalem God-fearing Jews from every nation under heaven. When they heard this sound, a crowd came together in bewilderment, because each one heard their own language being spoken. Utterly amazed, they asked: ‘Aren’t all these who are speaking Galileans? Then how is it that each of us hears them in our native language? Parthians, Medes and Elamites; residents of Mesopotamia, Judea and Cappadocia, Pontus and Asia,[b] 10 Phrygia and Pamphylia, Egypt and the parts of Libya near Cyrene; visitors from Rome 11 (both Jews and converts to Judaism); Cretans and Arabs – we hear them declaring the wonders of God in our own tongues!’ 12 Amazed and perplexed, they asked one another, ‘What does this mean?’

13 Some, however, made fun of them and said, ‘They have had too much wine.’

Peter addresses the crowd

14 Then Peter stood up with the Eleven, raised his voice and addressed the crowd: ‘Fellow Jews and all of you who live in Jerusalem, let me explain this to you; listen carefully to what I say. 15 These people are not drunk, as you suppose. It’s only nine in the morning! 16 No, this is what was spoken by the prophet Joel:

17 ‘“In the last days, God says,
    I will pour out my Spirit on all people.
Your sons and daughters will prophesy,
    your young men will see visions,
    your old men will dream dreams.
18 Even on my servants, both men and women,
    I will pour out my Spirit in those days,
    and they will prophesy.
19 I will show wonders in the heavens above
    and signs on the earth below,
    blood and fire and billows of smoke.
20 The sun will be turned to darkness
    and the moon to blood
    before the coming of the great and glorious day of the Lord.
21 And everyone who calls
    on the name of the Lord will be saved.”[c]

22 ‘Fellow Israelites, listen to this: Jesus of Nazareth was a man accredited by God to you by miracles, wonders and signs, which God did among you through him, as you yourselves know. 23 This man was handed over to you by God’s deliberate plan and foreknowledge; and you, with the help of wicked men,[d] put him to death by nailing him to the cross. 24 But God raised him from the dead, freeing him from the agony of death, because it was impossible for death to keep its hold on him.

Acts 2:38

Peter replied, ‘Repent and be baptised, every one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins. And you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.

Acts 1:8 

But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.’

Romans 12:1

A living sacrifice

Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God – this is your true and proper worship.

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SUNDAY MORNING, SERMON 10: BROUGHT TO YOU BY REV. SAM CAMPBELL

Welcome Saints, to this our tenth online Sunday Service of Worship. This Sunday is known in the Methodist Tradition as ALDERSGATE SUNDAY. Just click on the window below to begin listening.  
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Sermon Audio Video conducted by Rev Sam Campbell of Mossley Methodist Church

Isaiah 12

Songs of praise

In that day you will say:

‘I will praise you, Lord.
    Although you were angry with me,
your anger has turned away
    and you have comforted me.
Surely God is my salvation;
    I will trust and not be afraid.
The Lord, the Lord himself, is my strength and my defence[a];
    he has become my salvation.’
With joy you will draw water
    from the wells of salvation.

In that day you will say:

‘Give praise to the Lord, proclaim his name;
    make known among the nations what he has done,
    and proclaim that his name is exalted.
Sing to the Lord, for he has done glorious things;
    let this be known to all the world.
Shout aloud and sing for joy, people of Zion,
    for great is the Holy One of Israel among you.’

Romans 5

Peace and hope

Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we[a] have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have gained access by faith into this grace in which we now stand. And we[b] boast in the hope of the glory of God. Not only so, but we[c] 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.

You see, at just the right time, when we were still powerless, Christ died for the ungodly. Very rarely will anyone die for a righteous person, though for a good person someone might possibly dare to die. But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.

Since we have now been justified by his blood, how much more shall we be saved from God’s wrath through him! 10 For if, while we were God’s enemies, we were reconciled to him through the death of his Son, how much more, having been reconciled, shall we be saved through his life! 11 Not only is this so, but we also boast in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have now received reconciliation.

Romans 8:16

16 The Spirit himself testifies with our spirit that we are God’s children.

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HYMN: AND CAN IT BE by Charles Wesley.
Courtesy Songs of Praise BBC1

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SUNDAY MORNING, SERMON 9: BROUGHT TO YOU BY REV. SAM CAMPBELL

Welcome Saints, to this our ninth online Sunday Service of Worship. Just click on the window below to begin listening.  
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Sermon Audio Video conducted by Rev Sam Campbell of Mossley Methodist Church

Acts 17:22-31

22 Paul then stood up in the meeting of the Areopagus and said: ‘People of Athens! I see that in every way you are very religious. 23 For as I walked around and looked carefully at your objects of worship, I even found an altar with this inscription: to an unknown god. So you are ignorant of the very thing you worship – and this is what I am going to proclaim to you.

24 ‘The God who made the world and everything in it is the Lord of heaven and earth and does not live in temples built by human hands. 25 And he is not served by human hands, as if he needed anything. Rather, he himself gives everyone life and breath and everything else. 26 From one man he made all the nations, that they should inhabit the whole earth; and he marked out their appointed times in history and the boundaries of their lands. 27 God did this so that they would seek him and perhaps reach out for him and find him, though he is not far from any one of us. 28 “For in him we live and move and have our being.”[a] As some of your own poets have said, “We are his offspring.”[b]

29 ‘Therefore since we are God’s offspring, we should not think that the divine being is like gold or silver or stone – an image made by human design and skill. 30 In the past God overlooked such ignorance, but now he commands all people everywhere to repent. 31 For he has set a day when he will judge the world with justice by the man he has appointed. He has given proof of this to everyone by raising him from the dead.’

1 Corinthians 9:19-22
Paul’s use of his freedom

19 Though I am free and belong to no one, I have made myself a slave to everyone, to win as many as possible. 20 To the Jews I became like a Jew, to win the Jews. To those under the law I became like one under the law (though I myself am not under the law), so as to win those under the law. 21 To those not having the law I became like one not having the law (though I am not free from God’s law but am under Christ’s law), so as to win those not having the law. 22 To the weak I became weak, to win the weak. I have become all things to all people so that by all possible means I might save some.

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SUNDAY MORNING, SERMON 8: BROUGHT TO YOU BY REV. SAM CAMPBELL

Welcome Saints, to this our eighth online Sunday Service of Worship. Just click on the window below to begin listening.  
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Sermon Audio Video conducted by Rev Sam Campbell of Mossley Methodist Church

John 14: 1-14

Jesus comforts his disciples

14 ‘Do not let your hearts be troubled. You believe in God[a]; believe also in me. My Father’s house has many rooms; if that were not so, would I have told you that I am going there to prepare a place for you? And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am. You know the way to the place where I am going.’

Jesus the way to the Father

Thomas said to him, ‘Lord, we don’t know where you are going, so how can we know the way?’

Jesus answered, ‘I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. If you really know me, you will know[b] my Father as well. From now on, you do know him and have seen him.’

Philip said, ‘Lord, show us the Father and that will be enough for us.’

Jesus answered: ‘Don’t you know me, Philip, even after I have been among you such a long time? Anyone who has seen me has seen the Father. How can you say, “Show us the Father”? 10 Don’t you believe that I am in the Father, and that the Father is in me? The words I say to you I do not speak on my own authority. Rather, it is the Father, living in me, who is doing his work. 11 Believe me when I say that I am in the Father and the Father is in me; or at least believe on the evidence of the works themselves. 12 Very truly I tell you, whoever believes in me will do the works I have been doing, and they will do even greater things than these, because I am going to the Father. 13 And I will do whatever you ask in my name, so that the Father may be glorified in the Son. 14 You may ask me for anything in my name, and I will do it.

1 John 4:4 

You, dear children, are from God and have overcome them, because the one who is in you is greater than the one who is in the world.

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SUNDAY MORNING, SERMON 7: BROUGHT TO YOU BY REV. SAM CAMPBELL

Welcome Saints, to this our seventh online Sunday Service of Worship. Just click on the window below to begin listening.  
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Sermon Audio Video conducted by Rev Sam Campbell of Mossley Methodist Church

Acts 2:42-47

The fellowship of the believers

42 They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer. 43 Everyone was filled with awe at the many wonders and signs performed by the apostles. 44 All the believers were together and had everything in common. 45 They sold property and possessions to give to anyone who had need. 46 Every day they continued to meet together in the temple courts. They broke bread in their homes and ate together with glad and sincere hearts, 47 praising God and enjoying the favour of all the people. And the Lord added to their number daily those who were being saved.

1 Corinthians 12:26

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

John 15:13

13 Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.

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