The United Church Ashford Podcast

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

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In this episode Dave Tocher is joined by the Revd. Dr Paul Dean.
The Bible readings are Psalm 8 and Matthew 28:16-20, and they are read by Ruth Bamford.
The opening prayer & confession are taken from the URC Worship Book One.
During the prayers Jeremiah 33:11 is referenced.
The hymn recordings by Joy and Ruth Everingham are:Seek ye first the kingdom of God (StF 254)Make me a channel of your peace (StF 707)

Thursday May 25, 2023

The podcast for Sunday 28th May is presented by Lisa. On this special day in the life of our circuit, celebrating Pentecost and the Testimony Service for Rev Gill Songer, Senior Circuit Steward Liz Talbot brings us the reading from Acts 2:1-42, and our preacher is the chair of the Methodist South East District, Rev Dr David Hinchliffe. Our songs are from Singing the Faith - 45 ‘Everyday God’ and 407 ‘Hear the call of the Kingdom’, both performed by Joy & Ruth Everingham.

Saturday May 20, 2023

Gill Songer speaks about the conversion experience of John Wesley using the words of the hymn "And Can It Be" (StF 345). Stewart French reads Romans 5: 1 - 11 and Hugh Burnham sings Charles Wesley hymns: "And Can It Be" and "Depth of Mercy" Songs of Fellowship book 6,  2762 (Methodist Hymn Book 358).

Saturday May 13, 2023

In this episode Dave C is joined by Maureen Burnham as we discuss the promise of the Holy Spirit as made by Jesus in John 14: 15-21, which is read by Christine.  We remember that Jesus promised the Holy Spirit to all who would follow his commandments, not matter who they are.  Our hymns for this morning are all from Singing the Faith, Come, now is the time to worship (24), In Christ there is now East or West (685) and Come down, O love Divine (372).

Friday May 05, 2023

In this episode Dave Tocher is joined by the Revd. Dr Paul Dean.
The Bible reading is John 14:1-14, and it is read by Paul Missin.
As Paul is a URC minister, the opening prayer, confession & prayer for the coronation are taken from the URC.
The hymn recordings have been provided by Joy and Ruth Everingham:The Servant King (StF 272)King of Kings, Majesty (StF 331)

Saturday Apr 29, 2023

Our podcast for Sunday 30th April is introduced by Lisa. Rowena Dean reads to us from John 10:1-10 following which Revd Kevin Taylor reflects on the image of Jesus as shepherd of the sheep. We hear the songs ‘Sing of the Lord’s Goodness’ (STF 65) and ‘The Lord’s my shepherd’ (STF 481), performed by Joy & Ruth Everingham.

Friday Apr 21, 2023

On this, the third Sunday in Easter the Revd. Malcolm Peach takes us from the depths of sorrow to the height of joy as we journey with the travelers on the road to Emmaus. Richard Giles reads Luke 24: 13 – 35. We sing “Lord of the dance”, number 247 in Singing the Faith, and 308 “On our journey to Emmaus”.

Saturday Apr 15, 2023

This morning Dave C is joined by Revd Judy Muxlow as we discuss the risen Christ appearing to the disciples and Thomas in particular.  We recognise the peace of the Lord and that we should go forth and share that peace with the world around us.  The reading is from John 20: 19-31 and we thank Ruth for reading.  Hymns are God of my faith (StF629), When Easter to this dark world came(StF 316) and Go Forth and Tell (HP 770)

Saturday Apr 08, 2023

In this episode Dave Tocher is joined by the Revd. Helen Hollands.
Liz Talbot reads Matthew 28:1–10.
The hymn recordings have been provided by Joy and Ruth Everingham:Christ is alive! Let Christians sing (StF 297)Alleluia! Sing to Jesus (StF 568)The confession is based on the Anglican Easter C1 ConfessionThe Opening Prayer is by Rachel Marie Stone, and the prayer time opens with words by Mary Southerland - both found on 

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