The Methodist Church - South Molton and Ringsash Circuit

Devotional Items for August 2020

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Prayer Service

A free phone service is now provided which offers support through prayer, There is also a number for news from the Methodist Church. The content of these is updated weekly on Thursday evenings. The free telephone numbers are:

Listen to a prayer: 0808 281 2514
Listen to news: 0808 281 2478

An Internet link to this service, along with support information is also available by clicking  here.

Other Information and Support

Further information and support on all aspects of the Methodist Church is available from the "Signpost for Ministry" page of the Methodist Church website by clicking  here.

The weekly "Zoom" services

Online "Zoom" services are led each Sunday at 11.00 a.m., usually by Revd Stuart Innalls.

The link and other details to log into these services are changed each week for security reasons. If you currently don't receive these each week and would like to then please contact Revd Stuart (details are on the "Contact Us" page).

The weekly "At Home" services and reflections.

A series of services with reflections have been produced by Rev Stuart and others for use as personal worship and devotion for anyone who prefers these to the online Zoom services.

Those for June are listed below along with the relevant links. They are all in PDF format and can be read online or downloaded. You may find it beneficial to have access to a Bible.

To read or download the "At Home Service" & Reflection for Sunday 6th September. Please click here.

To read or download the "At Home Service" & Reflection for Sunday 13th September. Please click here.

To read or download the "At Home Service" & Reflection for Sunday 20th September. Please click here.

To read or download the "At Home Service" & Reflection for Sunday 30th September. Please click here.

A Second Pastoral Letter from the Superintendent Minister - Revd Stuart Innalls - May 2020.    Please click here

A suggested article to read from the Superintendent Minister - Revd Stuart Innalls.

I don't often read newspaper articles in full, but I commend this one to you - it is long but please bear with it.

I think it all too accurate and paints a picture that the West in its affluence needs to reflect on. We can spend billions on measures to combat the affects of Coronavirus whilst other countries, such as India, are not in this position. We can suggest that the cause are things such as, poor prioritisation, bad government or similar, but the reality is that 460 million people could be affected and be unsupported.

For those who might be interested in a snapshot of India at this time this link might be a good one to follow and, perhaps, see our own situation in a very different perspective. As as a District we are in touch with our friends in Cuttack - all of them are okay at present. But the people they serve and the Christian communities in Orissa who are in lock-down themselves may not be so fortunate. May I please ask for your prayers for the people of India at this time. Thank you.

The link is as follows. Please click here.


A Prayer by the President of the Conference:

Loving God
If we are ill, strengthen us
If we are tired
Fortify our spirits
If we are anxious
Help us to consider the lilies of the field and the birds of the air.
Help us not to stockpile treasures from supermarkets in the barns of our larders!
Don't let fear cause us to overlook the needs of others more vulnerable than ourselves
Fix our eyes on your story
And our hearts on your grace
Help us always to hold fast to the good and see the good in others.
And remember there is just one world, one hope,
One everlasting love, with baskets of bread for everyone.
In Jesus we make our prayer,
The one who suffered, died and was raised to new life,
In whom we trust, these days and all days. Amen