Category Archives: Worship

Boldmere – Building A New Welcome – Sat 31st Aug, 6pm

You are invited to come and help us celebrate “Building a New Welcome” in Boldmere. 

See our light, accessible and welcoming entrances and join us in an act of worship as we walk around our building and ask Gods blessing on every part and all who pass through our doors (including you!)  Stay on for sandwiches, cakes and conversation.

Service at 6pm on Saturday 31st August.

With love,
Stephen and Chris and the team at Boldmere

Outdoor Pentecost Service at Four Oaks

Pentecost Sunday was planned as a Local Arrangement at Four Oaks. We decided to use the opportunity to hold our second outdoor service. The sun shone as we set up and as more people arrived, we had to find more chairs!

It was an uplifting service of praise and testimony. To the delight of young and old, a bubble machine reminded us that the Holy Spirit lifts ‘our’ Spirits, makes us joyful and colours our lives.

As we worshipped together we were reminded that our faith and witness in our neighbourhood needs to be ‘outside our church walls’ as much as possible.

MWiB Presidential Inauguration 22nd June 2pm

Methodist Women in Britain: Birmingham District Inauguration of the new President: Jackie Hartley and Vice President: Deacon Marilyn Slowe on Saturday 22nd June 2019. 2pm.

At Catshill Methodist Church, Golden Cross Lane, Catshill, Bromsgrove. B61 0LG.

Preacher Rev. Loraine N Mellor: previous President of Conference.

Refreshments will follow the Service. All welcome. 

For further information please contact Kay Davies (kbdavies at hotmail.co.uk)

At The Cross

‘Father, on this most holy day, may I be filled with gratitude for the sacrifice of your Son. Amen.’

READ: Luke 23:26–46

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Vivid picture
Holy Week is a time for quiet reflection. But there was no quiet reflection on the first Good Friday. Luke paints a vivid picture: Simon carrying the cross, a group of wailing women, sneering leaders, mocking soldiers, two criminals in agonising pain, and the watching crowds. It was all so noisy, so violent, so public.

Prayer and promise
And Jesus lifted up. ‘… they crucified him there’ (v 33). Four simple words that mark the pivot of human history. And from the parched lips of Jesus, two ‘words’. The first a prayer, the second a promise. Jesus prays that those who are rejecting him may be forgiven. This Good Friday, come again to the cross and know that you are forgiven, whatever you may have done, or not done! And then the promise to the dying thief from the King himself: immediate entrance into the kingdom. This Good Friday come again to the cross and know that you are granted eternal life, which begins now and never ends.

Power and wonder
As Jesus dies, the sun stops shining (v 45). But then the Temple curtain is torn in two, and the darkness of the world is flooded with divine light (John 1:5). Oh, the power and wonder of the cross. Good Friday indeed! 

David Bracewell

See more of David’s article on WordLive

Listen to Townend/Getty’s ‘Oh To See The Dawn’ (The Power Of The Cross)