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TDSS Circuit Service for the 3rd Sunday in Lent - 3rd March 2024 - Reverend Deborah Kirk

To listen again to any of our services, find the date you want from the Calendar tab above.

As well as 'In-Church' Worship each Sunday morning at 10.30am at Rowbarton, and across the Circuit, Online Worship continues each week, and services can be accessed through the link at the top of this page.

Services go 'live' at 9.30am each Sunday morning, and will remain on youtube for you to watch over future weeks. Services over the past two years can be viewed again by finding the relevant date from the 'Calendar' tab at the top of this page, and clicking the video.

There is also a Circuit Zoom Service at 6.30pm on alternate Sunday evenings.

 

A Methodist Way of Life

The calling of the Methodist Church is to respond to the gospel of God’s love in Christ and to live out its discipleship in worship and mission.  

To learn more, go to https://www.methodist.org.uk/our-faith/a-methodist-way-of-life/

 

Prayer for Israel-Palestine

In a world that God made good let us pray :

for people seeing things no human being should see
for people seized by terror no human being should experience
for people whose depths of suffering no human being should know.
God of unquenchable hope
Confirm our belief that this is not how things should be;
Affirm our belief that things can and will be different;
Strengthen our belief in Jesus
who opens the way from death to resurrection, and
Help us, as his disciples to be your agents for change in our broken world.

Amen

 

Methodist Liaison Office Weekly Update and Prayer Meeting

Join Methodists from around the world to pray together for Justice and Peace in the Holy Land.  Every Wednesday from 6pm (UK time) for 40 minutes. Each week there will be updates and theological reflections from local voices and MLO staff members followed by the opportunity to pray together. To join please email [email protected] and you will be sent joining instructions.

 

Prayer for Ukraine

Holy and Gracious God

We pray for the people of Ukraine and the people of Russia; for their countries and their leaders.
We pray for all those who are afraid; that your everlasting arms hold them in this time of great fear.
We pray for all those who have the power over life and death; that they will choose for all people life, and life in all its fullness.
We pray for those who choose war; that they will remember that you direct your people to turn our swords into ploughshares and seek for peace.
We pray for leaders on the world stage; that they are inspired by the wisdom and courage of Christ.
Above all, Lord, today we pray for peace for Ukraine.
And we ask this in the name of your blessed Son.
Lord have mercy. Amen

 

ROWBARTON METHODIST CHURCH is situated on the corner of Greenway Road, Taunton, TA2 6LA. It is one of seven churches in the Taunton Deane and South Sedgemoor Circuit.

Our mission statement is:
'To share God's Word with others -
Hospitality and Hope'.

The Minister is the Reverend Annie Deche, who will be joining the Circuit at the beginning of September to serve among us.

You can find out more about the activities at Rowbarton Methodist Church by exploring this website, or by emailing us. We are always glad to help.

Sunday Worship Services are held online at 9.30am using the link at the top of this page, and in Church at 10.30am. (please see the Preaching Plan for details).

We welcome people of all ages, including families, to all our services. Materials for children are provided within the service.

On the 3rd Sunday afternoon of the months, we shall be hosting a signed service for the Deaf Church at 3pm, followed by a faith tea.

On 4th Sunday monthly Breakfast+ service for families at 9.30am. An hour beginning with a light breakfast, Bible story, activities, crafts and conversation around the theme, for all ages.

 

CORONAVIRUS GUIDANCE

The Government is still encouraging safe behaviours to reduce the risk of infection. Our Methodist Churches will continue to consider these to help those using our buildings feel safe and welcome:

  1. By letting fresh air in if possible
  2. Wearing face coverings is optional and at the discretion of individuals. It may be suitable in crowded or enclosed spaces, particularly if ventilation is poor, to wear face coverings, particularly where you share spaces with people you do not normally meet.
  3. Anyone experiencing Covid-19 symptoms should still consider taking a test and staying at home and avoiding contact with others if the test is positive. Particularly if working in higher risk environments or with those who might be vulnerable.
  4. We continue to encourage good hygiene practice by providing hand sanitiser in convenient areas; continuing established practices of cleaning surfaces touched regularly and rooms with high use by different groups such as toilets and kitchens. We continue to encourage good hygiene when considering handling shared objects, communal resources and food & drink.

If you have fever, cough and difficulty breathing, seek medical care early: Stay home if you feel unwell. If you have a fever, cough and difficulty breathing, seek medical attention by calling 111.