Aldersgate Sunday and Wesley Day

Today is Aldersgate Sunday and Tuesday is Wesley Day. To mark both days here are some snippets from the life of John Wesley.

I want the whole Christ for my Saviour, the whole Bible for my book, the whole Church for my fellowship, and the whole world for my mission field.

John Wesley preached his last sermon on 17th February 1791, at Lambeth, in London. It was on the text "Seek ye the Lord while He may be found, call ye upon Him while He is near" (Isa 55:6). The following day, as a very sick man, he was put to bed in his home on City Road in London. During the days of his illness, he often repeated the words from one of his brother's hymns: ‘I the chief of sinners am, But Jesus died for me!’  His last words were, "The best of all is, God is with us!" He died on 2nd March 1791 aged 87.  

Being much concerned about the rise of denominations in the church, John Wesley tells of a dream he had. In the dream, he was ushered to the gates of Hell. There he asked, "Are there any Presbyterians here?" "Yes!", came the answer. Then he asked, "Are there any Baptists? Any Anglicans? Any Methodists?" The answer was Yes! each time. Much distressed, Wesley was then in his dream ushered to the gates of Heaven. There he asked the same question, and the answer was No! To this, Wesley asked, "Who then is inside?" The answer came back, "There are only Christians here."

Get on fire for God and men will come to see you burn.  

This was how Susannah Wesley defined "sin" to her young son, John Wesley: "If you would judge of the lawfulness or the unlawfulness of pleasure, then take this simple rule: Whatever weakens your reason, impairs the tenderness of your conscience, obscures your sense of God, and takes off the relish of spiritual things --that to you is sin." 

Do all the good you can, By all the means you can, In all the ways you can, In all the places you can, At all the times you can, To all the people you can, As long asever you can.

Every Aldersgate Sunday blessing. Sam

techteam advertWe have wonderful opportunities for people with an interest in, and perhaps even a little experience of, the technical side of our church life:

  • from operating the laptop that controls the PowerPoint each Sunday,
  • to controlling the sound desk,
  • to operating the live-streaming itself,

We need help with it all. - Interested? Talk to the folks at the back on Sunday or ring the manse and Rev Sam will put you in touch with the person you need to talk to.

zoom logo transparent 300x162For ease of access, here is a list of the regularly occuring zoom events with access details or contact information

 

  • Sundays
    • Children's Church
    • Sunday Evening Worship
      • Sundays at 7.00pm
      • Meeting ID: 859 9672 6755
      • Passcode: 202020

  • Mondays
    • Girls' Brigade
      • Mondays @ times arranged by Captain Anne McDowell
      • Contact Captain Anne McDowell (via Church office) for details

    • Men's Choir
      • 1st Monday of the month (mostly!) @ 6.45pm
      • Contact Billy Edwards or Jack Audley (or the Church office) for details

  • Tuesdays
    • The Prayer Course
      • Tuesdays @ 8.15pm
      • Meeting ID: 876 5627 4652
      • Passcode: 781801

    • Men of Glengomley
      • Tuesdays (twice per month) @ 8.30pm
      • Meeting ID: 826 6716 8869
      • Passcode: 202122

  • Thursdays
    • The Bible Project
      • Thursdays @ 8.00pm 
      • Meeting ID: 865 2761 3069
      • Passcode: 287750

  • Fridays
    • Boys' Brigade
    • Fridays @ times arrraned by Captain John Crossan
    • Contact Captain John Crossan (via Church office) for details

  • Saturdays
    • Men's Prayer Breakfast
      • 1st Saturday of the month @ 8.00am
      • Meeting ID: 778 210 3642
      • Passcode: 53124

 

 

 

babybankGMC 9.30-11.30AM

At the moment we would be very grateful for the following donations:

  • Nappies/Cream
  • Bibs
  • Baby Wipes
  • Muslin Squares
  • Baby Shampoo
  • Baby Bath Toiletries

Thank you for all the donations to date.

prayerWe are pleased to have restarted our weekly church prayer meetings in the Chapel every Tuesday at 9.30am and 7pm.

 Everyone will be very welcome.