The United Church Ashford Podcast

Providing a thought for the week for members of the South Kent Methodist circuit.

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Hugh Burnham presents today’s Podcast. Judy Muxlow considers Isaiah 52: 7 – 10 and asks “Whatever happened to wonder?”  Rowena Dean reads our Reading and we have Advent songs and a hymn from Singing the Faith, numbers 173 and 171 “Into the Darkness” and “Hark the Glad Sound”.

Saturday Nov 26, 2022

On this Advent Sunday Dave is joined by Revd Malcolm Peach as they discuss the waiting that happens during this period of advent and our preparations for the arrival of the Christchild.  The reading is from Matthew 24:36-44 and our Advent Liturgy is from the Methodist Church's There is Room Campaign. A video about There is Room can be watched here.

Saturday Nov 19, 2022

In this episode Dave Tocher is joined by the Revd. Helen Hollands. The Bible reading is Luke 23:33-43, and it is read by Ruth Bamford. The opening prayer & confession is based on Psalm 92,and in the opening prayer Psalm 92:1-4 is referenced. The hymn recordings have been provided by Joy and Ruth Everingham:Amazing grace - how sweet the sound (StF 440)What a friend we have in Jesus (StF 531)

Friday Nov 11, 2022

This week’s Podcast for Remembrance Sunday has been put together by Lisa, with a scripture reading from Luke 21:5-19 read by Liz Talbot and a reflection from Revd. Dr. Paul Dean. Hymns are ‘For the healing of the nations’ STF 696 and ‘Make me a channel of your peace’ STF 707.

Friday Nov 04, 2022

In this podcast, The Revd. Judy Muxlow considers how the ruling elite of Jesus’s day were put to shame, when they tried to catch him out, but, how, with a little humility, we can learn from Jesus. Stewart French reads the story, Luke 20: 27 – 38. We sing with Hugh Burnham and the congregation of St. Andrew’s Church, Cheriton “Come with me, come wander” and “Jesus, Lord, we look to thee” (Singing the Faith 462 and 686).

Saturday Oct 29, 2022

Dave is joined by Revd Helen Hollands as we reflect on All Souls and All Saints day this coming week.  We take to pray for those who before us into God's Kingdom and listen to the reading from Luke 6: 20-31.  Hymns come from Singing the Faith, numbers 745 (For all the Saints), 690 (The church's one foundation) and 59 (Shine, Jesus, Shine).  We reflect on the work on those saints of old and those saints who walk amongst us today shining the light of God into the darkest corners.

Friday Oct 21, 2022

In this episode Dave Tocher is joined by Roy Hollands. The Bible reading is Luke 18:9-14, and it is read by Paul Missin. The during the prayers Jeremiah 33:11 is referenced, and the hymn recordings have been provided by Joy and Ruth Everingham:Abba, Father, let me be yours and yours alone (StF 439)Guide me, O thou great Jehovah (StF 465)

Thursday Oct 13, 2022

This week’s podcast is produced by Lisa, with the reading from Luke’s Gospel (Luke 18: 1- 8 ) brought to us by Rowena, and a reflection on Persistence by Revd Gill Songer. Hymns are performed by Joy and Ruth Everingham and are Singing the Faith no 254 ‘Seek ye first’ and 663 ‘Here I am Lord’.

Saturday Oct 08, 2022

In this edition of the South Kent Methodist Circuit Worship Podcast Helen Hollands reflects on Galatians chapter 5, verses 13-14, 22-26, and shares her experience of 3Generate at the NEC. The Gospel reading is read by Richard Giles. With prayers and music from Hugh Burnham including numbers 411 and 611 from Singing the Faith.

Saturday Oct 01, 2022

Dave is joined by Revd Paul Dean this morning as we explore the harvest of our faith through the reading of Luke 17.  We pray that our faith may, like the mustard seed, flourish and grow and that the fruits of our faith may be harvested by God when the time is right.  We listen to hymns sung by the National Methodist Choir of GB, Victoria Methodists from Bristol and Joy and Ruth Everingham.

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