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Methodist People In Manchester Are United

In the face of the violent and deadly attack at the Manchester Arena last night, the Methodist people in Manchester are united with many others in their sense of shock, and in their prayers for all those who have been bereaved, wounded, or traumatised.

As we seek to respond to this terrible event we are grateful for those who have affirmed that, so far as it is possible, we will not let this attack change our daily lives. Some people have been tweeting using the hashtag #We Are Not Afraid – in this those who are stronger support those who feel the weight of anxiety, pain and fear.

Among the stories beginning to emerge there are many about the ways people have sought to help others: providing safe places, or lifts home, or passing on messages to help those who were separated find each other. It is through such small acts that we reaffirm our commitment to one another. Every such act makes a stand against violence and fear.

In a diverse city one thing we can be sure of is that people in Manchester will not let this event divide us. Manchester is the home of a movement called We Stand Together (#We Stand Together), in which people of many different faiths and backgrounds recognise that we find strength in our common humanity.

We are deeply grateful for the many assurances of prayer which we have received from around the country.

Andrew Lunn | Chair of Manchester and Stockport District of the Methodist Church
Paul Martin | Chair of Bolton and Rochdale District of the Methodist Church


God of compassion and mercy,
amidst the pain and trauma of this day we turn to you,
for through Christ crucified we know that you have taken to heart the suffering of our people.

In fear and anxiety, strengthen us.
In despair and pain, comfort us.
In incomprehension and anger, reassure us that your love and life are stronger than the
hatred and violence which overshadows our city today.

Console those who carry a burden of loss, injury, or trauma,
and empower all who support them.
Strengthen all who seek to stand together in peace and unity.

We pray in the name of Jesus. Amen.

 

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All Age Worship :: 19th February 2017

Poetry Corner

An extract from John Keats' epic 19th century poem "Endymion."

A Thing Of Beauty

A thing of beauty is a joy for ever:
its loveliness increases; it will never
Pass into nothingness; but still will keep
A bower quiet for us, and a sleep.
Full of sweet dreams, and health, and quiet breathing.
Therefore, on every morrow, are we wreathing
A flowery band to bind us to the earth,
Spite of despondence, of the inhuman dearth
Of noble natures, of the gloomy days,
Of all the unhealthy and o’er-darkened ways
Made for our searching: yes, in spite of all,
Some shape of beauty moves away the pall
From our dark spirits. Such the sun, the, the moon,
Trees old and young, sprouting a shady boon
For simple sheep; and such are daffodils
With the green world they live in; and clear rills
That for themselves a cooling covert make
’Gainst the hot season; the mid-forest brake
Rich with a sprinkling of fair musk-rose blooms:
And such too is the grandeur of the dooms
We have imagined for the mighty dead;
All lovely tales that we have heard or read:
An endless fountain of immortal drink,
Pouring unto us from the heaven’s brink.

Possibly the most famous of the poems of Robert Frost, an early 20th. century American poet, whose work was initially published in England before publication in America and was in receipt of four Pulitzer Prizes.

The Road Not Taken

Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveller, long I stood
And looked down one as far as I could
To where it bent in the undergrowth;

Then took the other, as just as fair,
And having perhaps the better claim,
Because it was grassy and wanted wear;
Though as for that the passing there
Had worn them really about the same,

And both that morning equally lay
In leaves no step had trodden black.
Oh, i kept the first for another day!
Yet knowing how way leads on to way,
I doubted if i should ever come back.

I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and l
i took the one less travelled by,
And that has made all the difference.

Kindly provided by Kathy Denton

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Evening Service: 6.30pm
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Evening Service: 6.30pm
(2nd Sunday of Each Month)

Morning Worship, Junior Church & Crèche.

Holy Communion: 1st Sunday of each month.

All Age Worship: 3rd Sunday of each month.

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Service Review: 21st May 2017

Before the service, Chloe one of our worship leaders went live on face book showing the pre-service activity. This is the second week this has been done and last week it reached 2800 people.

As we are working on the theme of Hero’s Chloe was named as one of this month’s hero’s. Hilary then went on to talk about another hero Irena Sendler who single handed rescued 2500 babies and children from Warsaw during the second world war, keeping a note of all their names so that after the war she could reunite them with their parents or find them foster care or families.

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