The United Church Ashford Podcast

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

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Aldersgate Sunday is a day to give thanks and celebrate the life and work of John and Charles Wesley. The Revd. Gill Songer share her “Letter from Epworth” and Rowena Dean reads Isaiah 12: 1- 6 and Luke 10: 1–12, 17-20. Choral versions of Charles Wesley hymns (Singing the Faith 375 and 454) are offered by Hugh Burnham, who edits this week’s podcast.

Saturday May 14, 2022

One this episode of our podcast Dave is joined by Roy Hollands as we talk about Peter's message to the Gentiles from Acts 11.  Our hymns are Priase to the Lord, There's a wideness to God's Mercy and a special release of It's not enough for Christian Aid Week.

Friday May 06, 2022

In this episode Dave Tocher is joined by the Rev. Helen Hollands.The Bible reading is Acts 9:36-43, and it is read by Ruth Bamford. The opening prayer is Psalm is 57:1-3,5,7-11. The hymns have been provided by Joy and Ruth Everingham:Great is thy faithfulness, O God my Father (StF 51)The Lord's my shepherd, I'll not want (StF 481)

Friday Apr 29, 2022

In this Podcast, Revd. Kevin Taylor considers the Lakeside appearance of Jesus to Peter. Lisa Cooper is the presenter and the reading is from John 21: 1-19 read by Liz Talbot. The hymns are from Singing the Faith, 28 “Jesus calls us here to meet him” and 674 “Would I have answered when you called come follow follow me?”

Friday Apr 22, 2022

In our devotions for the first Sunday after Easter, Maureen Burnham considers the resurrection appearances of Jesus, and encourages us to follow Christ as Peter was invited to do at the end of their conversation on the beach. Stewart French reads today’s reading: John chapter 21, verses 1 to 19. Hugh Burnham introduces, and sings “When Easter into this dark world came” (Singing the faith 316), and we join the church at Kennington to sing Thine be the glory (StF 313).

Sunday Apr 17, 2022

He is Risen. Welcome to our devotions for Easter Sunday, Dave is joined by Revd Helen Hollands and Christine Slate as we celebrate the risen Christ.

Sunday Apr 10, 2022

Maureen Burnham, considers this “in-between day”, a day to reflect on what has gone before, and what is yet to come. Hugh reads Lamentations 3:1-9, 19-24, and we sing the hymn “Great is thy faithfulness”, Singing the Faith 51.

Sunday Apr 10, 2022

Revd. Judy Muxlow invites us to spend a while at the foot of the cross, as she considers the crucifixion story in Luke 23: 26 – 56. The reading is read by John Makey, and Hugh leads “Jesus Christ, I think upon your sacrifice” Singing the Faith 274.

Sunday Apr 10, 2022

The reading bought to us by Christine Slater is from John's Gospel (John 13:1–17, 31b- 35) and Terry Preston reflects on following the example of Christ the Servant King. We listen to the song ''A new commandment I give unto you'' performed by Joy and Ruth Everingham. Singing the Faith 242

Saturday Apr 09, 2022

Revd. John Makey reflects on Hebrews 12: 2 – 3, and considers the Mystery of God, and encourages us to grow in grace. Jane Burnham reads and Hugh sings the John Pantry song “Wonderful Grace” (Songs of Fellowship book 3 , 1630)

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