A selection of links and resources for our worship and our discipleship as journey through the ‘wilderness’ of lent and look towards the hope Easter brings.
Voices of the Witnesses
Reflective Evening Worship through Holy Week with Rev Dan and our area worship team.
We’ll be thinking together about the events of Holy Week from the lives of some of those who witnessed the events. Contact us for an invitation: firstname.lastname@example.org
Why not make your own palm cross. Here is a guide, or perhaps grab some twigs and tie them together! The crowds grabbed what they could at the time to shout their voices of triumph, so we can too!
Easter Worship service
A downloadable Worship Service prepared by the Connexional team. A CD version of this will be circulated to those not online with the April mailing. Download Here
Join with Christians across the area to meet the rising sun and Celebrate the Risen Son.
The Big Church Sing is back!
At 4pm on Easter Sunday, you can be part of The Big Church Sing Easter Special and raise your voices along with incredible Christian artists like Graham Kendrick, Noel Robinson, Celtic Worship and our very own National Methodist Choir. All performing to support All We Can’s work with people in some of the world’s most vulnerable communities.
Join in as we re-tell the Easter story and celebrate resurrection together!
Lent Course 2021
Luke, the Doctor and writer, spends much of his gospel focusing on human life and relationships, and the wellbeing and flourishing of human life. In a time when we have spent almost a year living within restrictions of one sort or other, Luke’s focus on our physical and spiritual flourishing and wellbeing serves to encourage and strengthen us as we journey through lent.
Each of the 5 sessions will run twice, a morning and an evening each week, and all you will need is a Bible. Please dip in and out as you are able, or attend them all.
Sessions will be held on zoom, via the Together Channel. Please contact us on email@example.com for details.
Sign Up to sessions via this link
|Week + Leader||Session Dates||Passage|
|Mon 22nd Feb, 7:30pm|
Wed 24th Feb, 10:30am
The Temptation of Jesus
|Mon 1st March, 7:30pm|
Wed 3rd March, 10:30am
|Mon 8th March, 7:30pm|
Wed 10th March, 10:30am
|Mon 15th March, 7:30pm|
Wed 17th March, 10:30am
|Luke 15:1-3, 11b-32|
Lost & found
|Mon 22nd March, 7:30pm|
Wed 24th March, 10:30am
The Ten Lepers
Pointers for Reading
At Home in Lent’ – Read Dan’s book suggestion
Find out more or purchase via BRF or via your local Christian bookstore.
Other Lent Courses
A variety of lent courses available through the Methodist Church and it’s partners are listed here.
Prayers for Lent and Easter
A selection of prayers available here
Working from Rest – daily
This resource for lent comes from LICC (London Institute for Contemporary Christianity). I rate their resources highly!
This 40-day prayer journey will help you explore the reasons for restlessness, God’s gift of rest, and how your work – in your job, your home, or your street – can flow from that place of rest and connection with him.
Sign Up to: Working from Rest – 40-day prayer journey
The Lent Encounter – Daily
From the Bible Society, The Lent Encounter is a free 40-day journey to help you connect more the with the Bible and life of Jesus. Sign up and receive an email every day through lent.
Sign up to: The Lent Encounter
Lent Resources from JPIT
JPIT (The Joint Public Issues Team have collated a list of their favourite resources for Lent this year, from personal devotions to preaching materials, with a focus on climate justice and the environment.
Worship Resources for Holy Week
Resources collated by the Connexional Team