Circuit Communication Page

15/04/2021

 Dear Sisters and Brothers.

It is amazing how at times the days go quickly and at other times recent
events can seem a long time ago. For me Easter Weekend seems more than
two weeks ago but that is when it was. This Sunday is the second Sunday
after Easter. In worship our focus is still very much upon the
Resurrection of our Lord Jesus, the difference that made to the first
disciples and on the Church of all ages and today.

Between now and Pentecost we have a brief period where many churches
remain closed combined with a few offering local arrangements. We have
written to preachers and depending upon these responses we hope to make
a circuit wide plan to start from May 23.

Please note Alan is currently away but will back at his desk on Tuesday
20th.

I begin my Sabbatical on Monday 19th April and will be exploring
"Spirituality and Open Spaces" and hopefully also looking at issues
around Climate change. I am grateful for the gift that the church - ie
you - give to the Ministers in the Methodist Church.

Over the last year or so I have been posting on the Circuit Facebook
page reflections twice a week. This weekends will be my last such
posting until August. I thank you for the many grateful comments I have
received and I look forward to re-engaging with such reflections later
in the year.

Below are the details of our online services this coming weekend.  We do
hope to see you afterwards for coffee and a chat.

Keep praying, worshipping and loving.

Rev Michael Payne

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ONLINE Services for Sunday 18th April
- at 10.30am led by Martyn Filsak
- at 6.30pm led by Rev Peter Bradley

For anyone unable to access online services we attach a full text
version of the morning service for you to use at home.

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Here’s the Online Sunday Services LINK
https://www.valeofstour.org.uk/virtual-church/live/vosworship

Services on Sundays will be followed by coffee and chat in our virtual
Coffee Rooms (Coffeeroom1, Coffeeroom2 or Coffeeroom3).
The links for these are at the top of the VoSWorship window, above the
video of the service.

BOTH Live stream services AND the most recent Recorded service can
always be found here:
https://church.valeofstour.org.uk/vosworship

OR
https://www.valeofstour.org.uk/virtual-church/live/vosworship

AND all previous live-streamed and recorded services can be found on the
Circuit Website Virtual Player:
https://www.valeofstour.org.uk/virtual-church/player

--
Michael


08/04/2021

Dear Sisters and Brothers
It was wonderful to hear such good feedback from across the circuit as people saw Easter Week services online and also attend churches.  Between now and Pentecost we have a brief period where many churches remain closed combined with a few offering local arrangements. We have written to preachers and depending upon these responses we hope to make a  circuit wide plan to start from May 23.

Please note that Rev Michael starts his sabbatical from Monday 19th April.  We wish him and Anita a good and well earned, refreshing break.   I will be away from Monday April 12 - back at my desk on Tuesday 20th. 

Below are the details of our online services this coming weekend.  We do hope to see you afterwards for coffee and a chat.

God bless you all
Alan

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ONLINE Services for Sunday 11th April 
- at 10.30am led by Rev Alan Combes
- at 6.30pm led by Colin Russ
 
For anyone unable to access online services we attach a full text version of the morning service for you to use at home.  

God bless you all and stay safe.
Rev Alan Combes and the team
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Here’s the Online Sunday Services LINK
https://www.valeofstour.org.uk/virtual-church/live/vosworship
 
Services on Sundays will be followed by coffee and chat in our virtual Coffee Rooms (Coffeeroom1, Coffeeroom2 or Coffeeroom3). 
The links for these are at the top of the VoSWorship window, above the video of the service.

BOTH Live stream services AND the most recent Recorded service can always be found here:
https://church.valeofstour.org.uk/vosworship
  
OR
https://www.valeofstour.org.uk/virtual-church/live/vosworship

AND all previous live-streamed and recorded services can be found on the Circuit Website Virtual Player: 
https://www.valeofstour.org.uk/virtual-church/player


Elaine Panchal

Circuit Administrator

 

I am still working from home and can be contacted on 07712332075

 

Vale of Stour Methodist Circuit Office

New Road Methodist Church

New Road, Stourbridge, West Midlands DY8 1PA

 

 

Tel: 01384 442718               www.valeofstour.org.uk