Kenilworth Methodist Church

 CORONA VIRUS ADVISORY

Please Note

With effect from 7.30pm on Saturday 31st October, plans for Kenilworth Methodist Church to be open for worship at 10.00 have been put into temporary suspension.

                              Kenilworth Methodist Church Stewards                                                                                        South Warwickshire Circuit Registered charity no. 1154830                                                                          Superintendent Minister: Rev. Dr. Iain Ballard

 17th January 2021

Everything (Tim Hughes) 

1. God in my living There in my breathing 

God in my Waking God in my sleeping 

2. God in my resting There in my working 

God in my thinking God in my speaking 

3. God in my hoping There in my dreaming 

God in my watching God in my waiting 

4. God in my laughing There in my weeping 

God in my hurting God in my healing 

Reprinted under licence from Integrity Music. Licence number 007316 

This week we look at Samuel learning to hear the voice of God. And it prompted me into thinking, how can I hear God in the everyday moments of life? I wonder if you, like me, have felt yourself longing to know God in a deeper way? God in my every day. 

It wasn’t long ago that I found a podcast of Rob Bell talking about everything as Spiritual. That God is and always has been in everything all around us. 

Even during a pandemic, I find that I’m still on information overload. Through the news, social media, zoom, google classrooms and the many other ways that seem to still bombard me. 

My God moments have always been and still are the time that I allow myself to pause. To see below the surface of things and so to become aware of God’s presence.

 ‘Speak, Lord, for your servant is listening.’ 

Almighty God, you speak to us in so many ways. Help us, in our worship today, to hear your voice and know it is you. 

Speak to us in the silence, through Scripture and by the Spirit. 

Speak through others and through your creation, through images, experiences, music and encounters. 

Speak in ways that we can understand. 

So, speak, Lord – and help us to listen.

(Prayer taken from roots on the web). 

Rev Jemima Strain 


Reminder: Dial – a – Prayer, Methodist Church 

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

Sunday Worship and Daily Prayers 

There are plenty of opportunities to join in worship if you have the internet. We are encouraging everyone to link up with the live stream worship being offered by the Birmingham District via FaceBook on the 1st and 3rd Sunday mornings at: https://www.facebook.com/Birminghammethodistdistrict/live 

Circuit Service 

The Circuit continues to provide a pre-recorded service each week, via YouTube, Facebook and our website – see below for details: 

Change of YouTube account:

Please note, the Circuit now has its own YouTube account, which means that the URL has changed. Please access the YouTube video by clicking the following link or typing it into your browser: tinyurl.com/SWCplaylist  or if this doesn’t work, try the long version: 

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLzyDSCOYMtQvpCroUvvxjE93MqkTWQomY

If you regularly watch the Circuit Service, do consider subscribing to the Channel.

Rev Jemima, Michael Sharman & Graeme Russell have created Family Worship Time video which is available from 9:15 am on the 2nd and 4th Sundays of the month through our YouTube Channel – and can be accessed here: tinyurl.com/SWC-FWT 

again if this doesn’t work, try the longer version: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLzyDSCOYMtQsCToUfQ3sforT5J7geU2-D 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SW.Methodist/

Website: www.methodist-swc.org.uk


A full text of this week's service is available at the FaceBook link and on the website, and is being sent by post to all those people who do not use the Internet so they can join in too. These worship opportunities will be available and sent to you every Sunday. We will be offering worship in a similar way each Sunday as the health crisis continues.

TV & radio opportunities for worship:

Radio 4, Sunday Worship, Sunday 8:10am,
Radio 4 Long Wave, Daily Service, 9.45am Mon-Fri,
Radio 3, Choral Evensong, Sunday 3pm.
BBC1, Sunday Worship, Sunday 10.45am,
BBC 1, Songs of Praise, Sunday 1:15pm                                   
(The times of the TV services can alter, please check the times)


Daily prayers at 10am are led by members of the circuit via zoom https://us02web.zoom.us/j/328494818 All members of the Circuit are invited to join, you do not need a zoom account to join. You can also join by telephone. Please contact Michael Sharman on 07412 401988 if you’d like help getting in. 


Pastoral Support

A reminder that if you are in pastoral need of any kind please contact your own Minister direct by email or phone. We may also be able to arrange practical help with shopping and so on. Our details are below.

If in any doubt, please contact Rev Dr Iain Ballard and he will link you up with help locally to you.

Rev Dr Iain Ballard                            07368 875790                    iain.ballard@methodist.org.uk

Rev. Barbara Greenwood                 01926740846 barbara.greenwood@methodist.org.uk  

Rev. Audrey Simpson                       01789267971               revaes@gmail.com  

Rev. Jeongsook Kim                         07741461060     revjeongsook@gmail.com  

Rev. Jemima Strain                           07969345389 jemima.strain@methodist.org.uk  

Rev. Sam McBratney                         07706586860 s.mcbratney@methodist.org.uk  

Rev. Richard Wilde                            07971218356       revrichardwilde@gmail.com  

Chris Flood                                         07772 292033                    chrisflood_erniescheu@hotmail.com

Keep safe. Keep caring. Keep praying.

With every blessing to you and yours.

The Ministers and Stewards of the South Warwickshire Methodist Circuit of Churches

Circuit Resource Centre, Wellesbourne Methodist Church, Bridge Street, Wellesbourne, CV35 9LR

Website: methodist-swc.org.uk            Phone: 07578 640013                           Email: swc.katetennyson@gmail.com



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