Better Together 28 04 2019

Sunday 28th April 2019.

Better Together Circuit Service.

On Sunday 28th April 2019 we delighted in a Circuit Service where all of the Methodist Churches in Colchester joined together as part of a weekend of activities with the aim of being Better Together.

 We love because he first loved us

Our Acting Superintendent Rev Ken Chalmers, and Supernumerary Minister Rev Paul Howes led our Worship. Our guest minister, the Rev Richard Hardy from Cardiff, who had led our Better Together Workshop on Saturday, was our preacher and brought us the message based upon 1 John chapter 4  verse 19 “We love because he first loved us”, and it can be heard here.


Richard is a director of The Entheos Trust.  You can learn more about him and The Entheos Trust from their website.


Order of Service for 28th April 2019.


Call to Worship.

Singing The Faith No. 94 “To God be the Glory”.

Talk with the Children.

Prayers of Approach.

The Lord’s Prayer.

Singing The Faith No. 430 “My lips shall praise you”.

Reading: John chapter 20 verses 26 to 31.

Feedback / Review of Saturday’s ‘Better Together’ Workshop.

Singing The Faith No. 615 “Let love be real”.

Reading: 1 John chapter 4 verses 7 to 19.

Sermon : We love because he first loved us.

Singing The Faith No. 424 “God forgave my sin in Jesus’ name”.

Intercessions (punctuated with STF No. 783 “Ubi Caritas”).

Offering and Dedication.

Singing The Faith No. 503 “Love divine, all loves excelling”.

Blessing and Dismissal.

Postlude: Trumpet Voluntary by John Stanley.