The United Church Ashford Podcast

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

Devotions for Sunday 5th December 2021

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Devotions for the Second Sunday in Advent, are presented by Hugh Burnham.

Paul Dean reflects on Malachi chapter 3, verses 1 – 4. Liz Talbot reads the readings. The songs are from Singing the Faith:

166 - “Christmas is coming”

172 - “Hills of the North Rejoice”

508 - “Purify my Heart”.

Advent Sunday 2021 (28th Nov)

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On this the first Sunday in Advent we celebrate hope and the light of Jesus in the world.  Dave is joined by Tom Lewis who shares our thought for the day.  The reading is taken from the NRSV and Stewart reads John 1: 1-15.

Whilst we can't light a candle on the podcast we encourage you to do so as we share in an advent prayer and listen to the first verse of Advent candles tell their story.  We also listen to Come thou long expected Jesus and O Come O Come Emmanuel.

Devotions for Sunday 21st November 2021.

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In this episode Dave Tocher is joined by the Revd. Dr. Paul Dean.

The Bible reading is John 18:33-38 (NRSV), and it is read by Christine Slater.

In the opening prayer Psalm 130:7 is referenced,
and Jeremiah 33:11 is quoted in the post sermon prayers.

The hymns have been sourced from Joy and Ruth Everingham's Dropbox hymn repository:
Longing for light, we wait in darkness (StF 706)
Alleluia! Sing to Jesus (StF 568)

Devotions for Sunday 14th November 2021 – Remembrance Sunday.

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Our Podcast this week is presented by Lisa Cooper, with readings by Paul Missin and a Remembrance Sunday reflection from Roy Hollands, who encourages us to seek peace - to "chase it and treasure it". From Singing the Faith we sing 707, Make me a channel of Your peace, and 242, A New Commandment. The readings are Psalm 46 and John 15: 9 – 17.

Devotions for Sunday 7th November 2021

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Samm Morris, who is a candidate for the Methodist Diaconate, reflects on Mark 12: 38 – 44, where Jesus contrasts the tiny gift from a poor widow to the conspicuous gifts of the affluent, and emphasises the need to give from the heart. Rowena Dean reads the reading and the songs are from Singing the Faith, numbers 489 and 566, sung by Hugh Burnham.

Devotions for Sunday 31st October 2021

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In this week's episode Dave is joined by the Revd Malcolm Peach who talks about The Greatest Commandment, Richard reads from Mark's gospel.  We pray this weekend for COP26 and also for 3Generate.

Devotions for Sunday 24th October 2021.

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In this episode Dave Tocher is joined by Terry Preston.
The Bible reading is Mark 10:46-52, and it is read by Ruth Bamford.

 

The hymns have been sourced from Joy and Ruth Everingham's dropbox hymn repository:
Amazing grace (StF 440) & All glory, laud and honour (StF 262).

Devotions for Sunday 17th October 2021

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In this edition of the podcast, Christine Slater helps us to think about the nature of the Suffering Servant in Isaiah 53, verses 4 to 12. The reading is read by Liz Talbot, and prayers and editing are by Lisa Cooper. Songs from “Singing the Faith”, numbers 272 and 470, are sung by Ruth and Joy Everingham.

 

Devotions for Sunday 10th October 2021

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We welcome Revd Gill Songer who speaks to us this week on Mark 10 v17-31, which is read by Stewart.  We also listen to Be Thou my Vision performed by Matt Beckingham and Will you come and follow me performed by Joy and Ruth Everingham.

 

Reflection for 3rd October 2021

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Tom Lewis reflects on Psalm 124. Christine Slater is our reader, and the podcast includes Taizé music by Hugh Burnham and the hymn, “Be Thou My Vision”, recorded last week, at the United Service, Kennington.

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