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Churches are still praying from home for the communities around them and finding ways to worship and care for one another online and in other ways.
You can read the full guidance at https://www.methodist.org.uk/about-us/coronavirus-guidance/
Check the page regularly for more updates.

Streamed services
This week's Circuit-led Traditional service will be available from our Circuit YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/channel/UCMZll3vyksFEonZ-EQbbhuQ

Circuit Service
A Circuit Service video was produced for 2nd August- you can still watch this on our YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/channel/UCMZll3vyksFEonZ-EQbbhuQ

All Age Worship Livestream with Lydia
Weekly All Age worship.
http://huntingtonmethodistchurch.co.uk/stream/.

Worship with Copmanthorpe Methodist
http://copmanthorpemethodist.org.uk/
Worship with a contemporary flavour streamed on YouTube on Sunday mornings and available to view afterwards. Visit Copmanthorpe Methodist Church's website to get the link to this week's service, subscribe to their YouTube channel or contact the church to ask to be put on the mailing list to receive the notices and link to each week's service.

The resources page on the Methodist website includes links to services which are being streamed online on Sundays, including from Wesley's Chapel in London.

Other worship resources
The Methodist Church has a list of worship resources for use at this time.

Elsewhere Roots on the web are currently offering worship at home resources for free, including activity sheets for families.
Resources for adults: www.rootsontheweb.com/adultsathome26jul
Resources for families with children and teenagers: www.rootsontheweb.com/familiesathome26jul

The Vine are offering services that could be used at home.

If you have people in your congregation who are not able to access online resources, you may like to consider printing the "Worship from home service sheets" and, when this is safe, delivering these to people's letterboxes during your exercise.
You could also download the worship sheets and email them out to your congregation.
There are also worship broadcasts on TV and radio- see your favourite listings magazine or website for more details.

Worship by phone
If you know of people who aren't able to access online worship resources, you might like to tell them about a new service called Daily Hope launched by the Church of England- you can call 0800 804 8044 for free 24 hours a day and hear hymns, reflections and prayers. Find out more at cofe.io/DailyHope

The Methodist Church have also launched a 'dial a prayer' line on 0808 281 2514.

Conference Discussion
You can watch a video of Conference representatives from our area talking about the discussions at this year's Methodist Conference on Youtube.

Social media
Don't forget that as well as our website you can follow our Facebook Page for updates during the week, and you can join our group to discuss with others and share what you're doing.

You can also subscribe to our Circuit YouTube Channel where we will be adding both service videos and news stories from around the Circuit- there are already one or two available! www.youtube.com/channel/UCMZll3vyksFEonZ-EQbbhuQ

Caring for one another and our communities
If you are looking for ways to offer practical help to those most in need, or help on how to talk to your neighbours, there are some suggestions here.

Other information:
UK Methodist website Coronavirus advice
Yorkshire North and East Methodist District website list of resources.
NHS website
Government website

Praying for our Circuit

Praying for our Circuit 9th August
This week we pray together for our Circuit, and especially for our Circuit stewards and other volunteers who serve in Circuit roles. Let us thank God for their contribution to the work of God in our Circuit, and pray for them as they consider how best to respond to God's call in this time.
During August we will be using the 4 themes of Our Calling as the focus for our prayers. This week's theme is Learning and caring.

Loving Lord,
Help us to learn and to care for one another.
You wept at sorrows, and healed the sick,
You preached freedom and good news for the poor and enslaved,
You taught in the temple courts and country lakesides.
You saw the whole person, who they are, and who they could be.
Help us to see in one another both the need and the potential,
To listen and to act,
To nurture and to challenge,
To make disciples, strongly rooted in your Word.
Help us to love one another as you love us.
Amen.

Praying for our Circuit 16th August
This week we pray together for our Local Preachers and Worship Leaders. Let us thank God for their contribution to the work of God in our Circuit, and pray for them as they consider how best to respond to God's call in this time.

During August we will be using the 4 themes of Our Calling as the focus for our prayers. This week's theme is Worship.

Almighty God,
Give us words to worship you;
To declare your mighty acts,
To praise your name,
Whenever we gather, indoors or outdoors, in person or online, be the focus of our gathering,
Alone or many, may our worship be the thread that unites us.
Help us to remember in our busy lives
That our duty and our delight should be to worship you
Always and ever.
Amen.

Praying for our Circuit 23rd August
This week we pray together for our Circuit staff, both ministers and lay employees. Let us thank God for their contribution to the work of God in our Circuit, and pray for them as they consider how best to respond to God's call in this time.

During August we will be using the 4 themes of Our Calling as the focus for our prayers. This week's theme is Service.

Servant Lord,
Open our eyes to see how we can serve our community,
Calling to account those who destroy our planet,
Donating to foodbanks, campaigning for justice,
Listening to those whose voice is not heard,
Giving our time, our money, our prayers.
Open our eyes to see how we can serve one another,
Caring for the sick, speaking to the lonely,
Sitting with those who grieve or hurt.
Open our eyes to see how we can serve you.
Servant and Saviour,
Make us like you as we seek to serve you.
Amen.

Praying for our Circuit 30th August
This week we pray together for our District, the Yorkshire North and East Methodist District, and for our Chair of District Revd Leslie Newton. Let us thank God for their contribution to the work of God in our Circuit, and pray for them as they consider how best to respond to God's call in this time.

During August we will be using the 4 themes of Our Calling as the focus for our prayers. This week's theme is Evangelism.
God of the gospel,
Help us to remember always your good news,
Life and love, guidance and generosity.
Inspire us to share that good news with others:
Through loving each other, friend and stranger,
Through serving one another, looking for no return,
Through speaking of your wonderful love and actions,
Through words, through acts, through our whole lives,
May we be witnesses to your gospel of salvation and fullness of life.
Amen.

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