Bible readings today are Psalm 23 and Genesis 32:22-32
'Come O Thou Traveller Unknown' is on the album 'Paradise Found' by Maddy Prior & The Carnival Band, available wherever you buy your music. Many thanks to Mr Andrew Watts and the band for permission to use their music.
Not a Morning Prayer, but the audio from our 'Circuit Service' this morning. Our preacher was Revd Richard Teal, President of the Methodist Conference. His theme was "The best of all is, God is with us."
I'm unable to record in the mornings this week, so there is no liturgy of morning prayer. But I have recorded the Bible readings in advance and will be using them in my own prayers.
Readings today are Psalm 119:81-95 and 1 Peter 5:1-14
No Morning Prayer as such, as I'm not able to record in the mornings this week. But I've recorded the Bible readings in advance and will be using them as part of my own prayers.
Readings today are Psalm 45 and Micah 5:1-5
Bible readings are Psalm 119:1-16 and I Peter 3:1-12
The note on this passage in today's passage says: "Sometimes 'the Bible says ...' is not quite as straightforward as some might suggest. A certain amount of critical awareness may be needed if we are to read it responsibly."
That gets an 'Amen' from me!
No liturgy as such today. We hear a hymn(one of my favourites: 'How firm a foundation', sung by Maddy Prior and The Carnival Band -- thanks to the band for permission to use their music), read the Bible passages for today, and offer the new day to God.
Find out more about The Carnival Band on their website https://www.carnivalband.com/
Bible readings for today are Psalm 113 and John 16:8-15
Bible readings today are Psalm 92 and John 11:1-16
We have a hymn today. "Come O thou traveller unknown", sung by Maddy Prior & The Carnival Band. This is one of the finest hymns in the English language and deserves to be much better known. I still can't quite believe that I've been given permission to use the band's music, so huge thanks to Andrew Watts and the band - it's a great privilege. A few years ago we organised a gig together: maybe we could have another go in the near future?
Normal service is resumed -- I hope. After yesterday's debacle, we have the complete liturgy for Morning Prayer (from the 1999 Methodist Worship Book).
Bible readings are Psalm 126 and Matthew 20:20-28
Bible readings are Psalm 71:17-24 and John 6:41-51. We have a Charles Wesley's hymn, O for a thousand tongues to sing, performed by Maddy Prior & the Carnival Band from their album "Sing Lustily & with good courage". (Used by kind permission)
A service led by Rev Richard Hall, Superintendent of the Shropshire and Marches Circuit. Preacher is Revd Rachel Parkinson. Deacon Carys Woodley leads opening prayers, and music is by Pastor Jacob Molyneux.
A service for Palm Sunday. There is some introductory music played by Pastor Jacob Molyneux, who also plays for the hymns. Opening prayers are by Frances Biseker. Scriptures are read by Shalome MacNeillCooper and a reflection offered by Julia Skitt. I didn't record the closing chaos when everyone joined in - you'll have to take my word that it was glorious!
A service conducted over zoom during the coronavirus lockdown. Preacher is Rev James Eaton-Challinor, with music led by Jacob Molyneux and a poem from Andy Skitt. Unortunately, I failed to record the prayers of intercession.
Gospel reading is John 11:1-45, the raising of Lazarus
Liturgy of Morning Prayer following the order in the Methodist Worship Book. If you have a copy and want to follow along, we begin on page 5. Having the book is not necessary though. As Britain enters a kind of social lockdown, God's people join together in prayer.