LAUNCESTON AREA METHODIST CIRCUIT

responding to the Gospel of god's love in Christ

Please note - All Church Services and Social Meetings are currently cancelled due to the Corona Virus Pandemic. You will probably have heard that the government has lifted some of the restrictions on the use of 'religious buildings' and have suggested that - in appropriate circumstances - buildings may be reopened for the use by individuals for personal prayer. Such arrangements will of course take considerable planning and careful organisation and stewarding. This is not the signal to reopen premises for widespread use and we are still a very long way away from any meaningful gathering for corporate worship in the building.

The Methodist Connexion (from whom we take our advice) has indicated that it will not be updating advice to churches until after Methodist Conference (digital of course), on July 2nd.

Service sheets have been produced by the Methodist Church and will be provided each week on this site.
We are encouraging chapels to use this at the same time as their chapel service would have been on Sunday
so that we feel that we are still worshipping together, although not physically being together.

Circuit Weekly Services
 
 
 
 
Meditations on the Book of Ruth
During the pandemic, Services adapted for no physical congregation will be live streamed from Wesley’s Chapel in London
Service times: Wednesday 12:45; Thursday 12:45 ; Sunday 9:45 and 11:00.


Rev Jo Smart has been doing a series of meditations on the Book of Ruth.

There are five in the current series - please select each title below to listen

 
Ruth 1: The plight of Naomi: This meditation is taken from the Book of Ruth and is written from Naomi’s perspective as she sets out to return to Bethlehem after the death of her husband and her two sons. Life can deal all of us such terrible blows but rather than trying to sort it all out by ourselves we should trust in the Lord and not our own judgement.
 
Ruth 2: - The arrival of Naomi and Ruth in Bethlehem: This meditation is taken from the Book of Ruth and is written from Naomi’s perspective as she reflects back to the events that brought her and Ruth to Bethlehem. It considers how she can see God’s hand working within her life, and that of her daughter-in-law, and therefore how she can trust in the Lord with all her heart and mind.
 
Ruth 3: Ruth works in the field of Boaz. This meditation is taken from the Book of Ruth and is taken from Ruth’s perspective as she tries to find a way to provide for her and Naomi in a foreign land. The generosity of Boaz provides Ruth with nourishment, refreshment and protection and reflects a little of the abundant generosity and providence that God wishes to pour out on us.
 
Ruth 4: Ruth goes to Boaz. This meditation is taken from the Book of Ruth and is taken from Ruth’s perspective as she goes to Boaz to ask him to fulfil the law regarding Levirate marriage. Ruth is learning more and more about the culture and faith of Naomi and that God has a plan for her - God has a plan for you too.
 
Ruth 5: Boaz marries Ruth. This meditation is taken from the Book of Ruth and is taken from Ruth’s perspective as she waits to hear the outcome of whom she shall marry. Sometimes waiting to hear an answer to prayer may seem unbearably long but if we believe in God who only wants the best for us, and is working his purposes out through us, then we must trust in his timing and his will.