The theme of worship today was based on Colossians 1:15-18 – the Supremacy of the Son of God. The worship explored our role in the world and encouraged us to encounter the living loving God by knowing Jesus, the human form of God, thus following his example of servant-hood as a foundation on which to build our communities and live together as one body for the good of mankind.
A talk on the importance of Prayer as part of our role in the world was given via a DVD link by Malcolm Duncan who also led prayers of intercession for the UK and the world.
On Sunday 2nd July, Reverend Emma Morgan preached about Living Stones from 2 Peter at the Celebration Service. The gist of the sermon was about how we can learn from the old to make things new, eg, those who have gone before had laid the foundation for what we are now building, and our young people are currently learning how to build on that for the future of the church. (The thought-provoking sermon is available on our website.) The children were asked to take a stone from a bag or a (paper) brick and build a wall of living stones, ie, what their vision was for the church in 100 years. (see photo)
Songs of celebration led by our contemporary worship band and singers included Holy Holy Holy, From the Highest of Heights, Creator God and the young people played and sang Over all the Earth, The Robinson family read 2 Peter 2:1-10 and The Cooper family led prayers of intercession. The service concluded with the song ‘My Hope is Built on Nothing Less’ (Cornerstone) and the sharing of The Grace.
Emma prayed over the young people as the annual prizes were given out. The congregation then shared in fun and fellowship over a BBQ lunch on the grassed play area at the back of church.
Next Worship Service:
Sunday 9th July 9.30 (traditional) and 11.00 am (contemporary) – with coffee and cake served between the two.
Special Events Coming Up:
Malcolm Duncan DVD teaching sessions Wednesday 5th and 19th July at 7.45pm.
Big Brekkie – Bring your family and friends and start the weekend in a different way. Put the world to rights over breakfast – open 9-11am – 8th July (no fixed charge – donations to Christian Aid Charity).
Rock Club’s Got Talent – come along to an evening of entertainment from our young people and a pie and peas supper on 14th July at 6pm. (no fixed charge – donations to the young people’s Scoughall Challenge 2017).
Coffee Stop open Thursdays 10am-12noon – for the surrounding community and walkers – free drink and cake with donations going to our selected charity each month.
Canasta Card Game at 2pm every Tuesday (with board games on last Tuesday of month) – for the surrounding community – 20p includes drink and biscuits. This event is in the Communal Lounge, Wandales Drive, Burniston, YO13 0HE.
See website for weekly events and groups at this thriving, lively church.
‘Captain of the storm!’ Messy Church at Burniston Methodist Church.
Saturday 24 june 2017, 4.30pm
Get set to sail off and explore the awesome story of ‘The Captain of the storm’: Jesus is boss over the wind and waves!
- Fab mix of crafty makes, play activities & games
- All-age bible story service
- And…A BARBEQUE!
Last one before the summer…be great to see you there!
Burniston Messy Church team : )
LISTENING TO GOD WORKSHOP AND EVENING CONCERT
BURNISTON METHODIST CHURCH
Burniston Methodist Church will be hosting an afternoon workshop and an evening concert with blind singer/songwriter, Marilyn Baker and her ministry partner, Tracy Williamson.
SATURDAY 10TH JUNE
3pm-5pm – Listening to God Workshop led by Tracy Williamson
7pm-9pm – Marilyn Baker In Concert.
Admission is Free BUT PLEASE BOOK with Joyce Keniwell or Graham Morgan Tel. 361214.
Those attending the workshop and concert are advised to bring a packed tea, the church will provide drinks. Donations towards costs and to support the work of Marilyn and Tracy (MBM Ministries) will be received at the church.
SUNDAY 11TH JUNE – Marilyn and Tracy will then share in our morning worship on the Sunday, which will be a Joint Service at 10am