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'People united on a pilgrimage'

Welcome to Guiseley Methodist Church.  On this website you will discover a range of activities and reflections connected with the church and our faith. 

Guiseley Methodist Church is a group of people from different backgrounds and cultures with differing ideas and perspectives.  We are joined together through our love of God revealed in Jesus Christ and a desire to serve and share God’s love in the world today.  We believe all are welcome. 

If you wish to join us as we continue to explore God’s way and how we live out our lives in the world today you are very welcome. All are welcome to share in worship.  Likewise if you wish to find out more or simply want to ask a question you are very welcome.  Come along or you can use the contact page to get in touch.


Guiseley Methodist Church Notices:  10th January 2021


Dear friends
When I led the Covenant service in Bramhope last Sunday, I expected to be doing the same in Guiseley this Sunday but – as happened so often last year – things have changed very fast. The country has entered a new lockdown and, although churches are permitted to continue to worship in church, a consensus has been reached within our Circuit that it’s not wise to do so. Tim Perkins, our Superintendent minister, explains the decision to cancel church services in January in the attached pastoral letter.
Those of us who have enjoyed meeting together for worship during September, October and December will be disappointed about this but I hope you can also see it as a positive move. With the new variant Covid-19 there has been an alarming rise in infections and, sadly, deaths. We have been asked to keep our social contacts to a minimum. Continuing with services would create a real dilemma for many preachers, stewards, organists and members of the congregation. The Circuit decision, which will be reviewed for February, is a small contribution to reducing the spread of infection. We’re giving up something we value for a short time in order to benefit our community.
With no services in church, we’re going to try having a Zoom service every Sunday morning at 10.30am with the chance to chat afterwards. I know this won’t suit everyone but, if you’ve not tried a Zoom service yet, I warmly invite you to give it a go. If you have online access, you simply click on this link

                                        https://zoom.us/j/98639722958

or you can join on any phone (landline or mobile) by dialling 0131 460 1196 and entering the meeting ID 986 3972 2958 followed by # twice. N.B. If you pay per call, it’s a national call. Those joining online can hear and see one another; those joining by phone can hear all the prayers, readings, talk and songs and join in the chat afterwards. The Zoom link will be the same every week.
The services will be recorded and made available to watch later. A small picture of you may feature briefly but only the speakers will be heard. The recordings will be available via a circulated link; they will not be accessible to the general public.
I’ll be leading the service this Sunday 10th January at 10.30am and we’ll say the Covenant Prayer printed below. Whether or not you can join the service, say the prayer at home. It reminds us that the Christian journey is not always easy but also that we’re not alone and that this is the best possible path to follow.
If you need help with anything, do contact me, Rosemary or anyone from church.
                                                                   Roger.
Guiseley Methodist Church
7th January 2021

COVENANT PRAYER

I am no longer my own but yours.

Your will, not mine, be done in all things,
  wherever you may place me,
  in all that I do
       and in all that I may endure;
  when there is work for me
       and when there is none;
  when I am troubled
       and when I am at peace.

Your will be done
  when I am valued
       and when I am disregarded;
  when I find
fulfilment
       and when it is lacking;
  when I have all things,
       and when I have nothing.

I willingly offer
all I have and am
  to serve you,
  as and where you choose.
Glorious and blessèd God,
Father, Son and Holy Spirit,
  you are mine and I am yours.
  May it be so for ever.
  Let this covenant now made on earth
  be fulfilled in heaven.  Amen.


Please contact the Pastoral Secretary (details below) if you wish to be added to the mailing list of worship material and videos.

   You can access all the videos by searching on YouTube for ‘Guiseley Methodist Church’.

GUISELEY METHODIST CHURCH MAILING
Rev Roger Smith (Minister) roger.smith@methodist.org.uk    01943 874735
Mrs Rosemary Williams (Pastoral Secretary) rawilliams1942@outlook.com   01943 871048

If you’d like to keep using online worship material, go to the Circuit website or search  YouTube for ‘Guiseley Methodist Church’ and you’ll find all the videos recorded over the past months.  You might like to re-watch one or see one you missed.  I know some people are doing this and finding it helpful.

Roger

 

 

 

WHAT'S NEW


NEWS

 

CHURCH RESPONSE TO CORONAVIRUS (as at Monday 23rd March 2020,  4.00pm)

 

Church Treasurer's letter


Please remember to continue to support the food banks - they are especially in need of goods for distribution during this difficult time


Worship at home

 

Light a candle and say a prayer at 7.00pm on Sunday

 

Click here for more 'Worship at home' options suggested by the Circuit

and https://www.burleymethodist.org/sermons

 

There are regular on-line services accessible at:

https://www.methodist.org.uk/our-faith/worship/singing-the-faith-plus/seasons-and-themes/worship-during-the-coronavirus-pandemic/

 

 


GMC Contacts

Minister: 

01943 874735

Deacon:

0113 250 9805

General enquiries to:

info@guiseleymethodistchurch.co.uk


Minutes of Guiseley Meetings

Guiseley Church Council Minutes- 27th February 2020

Guiseley Church AGM Minutes: 5th May 2019

  


Wharfedale & Aireborough Circuit  

For more information, and a copy of the latest news-sheet 'Viewpoint'.

visit the Circuit website:

http://www.wandamethodists.org.uk


This new hymn has been written for ‘the first service at which hymns are sung aloud following the Covid lockdown of 2020’ – none of us knows when that will be!  But you can use the words at home – as a hymn or as a prayer.  The hymnwriter suggests the tune Abbot’s Leigh (the set tune for ‘Lord thy church on earth is seeking’) or it could be sung prayerfully to ‘What a friend we have in Jesus’

Loving God, we come before you

glad to offer praise in song,

thankful for the many mercies

you have shown us all along.

Months of social isolation

have not parted us from you,

and in every situation

grace and love have led us through.

 

Yet so many struggle daily,

so we ask you, Lord, to bless

all the sick, the sad, the lonely,

all who suffer pain and stress,

all who mourn the loss of loved ones,

all whose loads are hard to bear,

and all those whose calm compassion

comforts those for whom they care.

 

Father, send the world your healing;

guide and strengthen us, we pray,

so that we may keep revealing

something of your love each day.

Whether facing sin or virus,

and despite what time may bring,

we shall ask you to inspire us,

trusting you for everything.

Words: Ben Batten, Chesham Methodist Church, 2020

 

     

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