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    WELCOME to our church, which serves the community of Coal Aston on the outskirts of Dronfield. Since 1866 this building has been a focus of Christian worship and gospel preaching in the area. Today, if you visit us, you will find lively, heartfelt and reverent worship, warm fellowship, and a wide range of weekday activities involving the church members, the Coal Aston community and people from wider afield. Do come along – we would love to meet you.

     


     

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  • Week Beginning 13th June

    Worship for Sunday 13th June, 10:30am

    Click this link for Zoom.
    Use Meeting ID: 213 073 4097 if needed.

    Via telephone on 0208 0806 592, enter 2130734097 if promoted followed by #

    Watch on Facebook for Apperknowle, Coal Aston or St Paul’s
    Watch on YouTube for Coal Aston or St Paul’s

    Listen again at a local rate on 01245 959 101

     

    Midweek Prayer for Wednesday 16th June, 9:15am

    Click this link for Zoom.
    Use Meeting ID: 213 073 4097 if needed.

    Via telephone on 0208 0806 592, enter 2130734097 if promoted followed by #

    Watch on Facebook for Apperknowle, Coal Aston or St Paul’s
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    Bible Study for Wednesday 16th June, 8:00pm

    Click this link for Zoom.
    Use Meeting ID: 876 7671 4350 if needed.

    Via telephone on 0203 481 5237, enter 876 7671 4350 if promoted followed by #

    Watch on Facebook for Apperknowle, Coal Aston, Methodists in S12 or St Paul’s
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  • New Praise Choir

    Interested People Still Welcome

    Robert Aldread of Dronfield Parish Church is getting together a new choir which will pool musical talents across Churches Together in Dronfield and District. The aim is do a mixture of hymns, gospel pieces and worship songs, probably mainly accompanied by a piano, but sometimes involving other instruments too. While it would strive to achieve good musical standards, the focus will be on the “heart” of the singing and to support good “worship”. This will not be a choir for choral evensongs and lots of traditional anthems etc.

    Robert has recently retired, and is keen to use some of his newly available time to try and help develop music and worship in the area over the next few years. He put out an invitation in January, to which numerous people responded. But lockdown got in the way.

    Now that restrictions are being relaxed, the way is open again and anyone who would like to sing in the choir is encouraged to contact Robert at robert.aldread@btinternet.com. It would also be appreciated if those who got in toucb before would drop him a line to confirm their continued interest.

    If all goes well, there could be a CTDD service at 6.30pm in Dronfield Parish Church on Sunday 18th July, which could be the launch service for the Praise Choir.

    Do get in touch with Robert if you are or might be interested. As he says, “This is a really great opportunity to work together and to do something positive as we emerge from COVID.”


     

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    Abide (based on John 15:1-8)

    When the gulf between you and God feels wide
    When thigs still fail despite all that you’ve tried
    When all you taste is the salt of tears you’ve cried
    When all you hear is the despair you’ve sighed
    When it looks like even hope has died

    Abide

    Dwell

    For He has already overcome hell

    When all seems lost
    He knows the cost
    And he will abide
    With you
    Within you
    Through you
    Through what you say and what you do
    Through others
    Through the love of our sisters and brothers

    So, abide
    For the sake of all whom the world denies

    Cocooned in this Covenant, this way of life
    But for so much  more than just getting through the strife
    It’s a relationship, a way of being
    It’s an eternal way of seeing

    Abide, dwell, live and breath in him
    For yourself
    For me
    For all people
    For all creation
    Yet this is no obligation
    But a loving invitation
    To join God’s final subjugation
    Of injustice and exploitation
    That welcomes all from alienation

    And whatever may come our way
    Even to the end of days
    Abide will he
    So, what will we decide –
    Will we abide?

    James Morley


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  • Libby writes:

    I am going to make a New Year’s resolution, yes I know it’s May but it must be New Year somewhere in the world! So here it is.

    The other evening when I was watching television, I said “I can’t stand that woman”. Have you ever said that about an actress/actor, newscaster, a member of the Royal family or even someone not in the media who we don’t know at all? I suddenly thought, how dare I make a judgment of someone totally unknown to me?

    Now I know you good people of Coal Aston Methodist would never say such a thing and you can all polish your golden haloes!

    What a blessing God doesn’t judge us, I would have been flung aside years ago. And what a wonderful amazing thing that God is an all loving, forgiving non-judgemental Father of us all.

    Do we find it hard to forgive as well? Matthew 6 says “For if you forgive men when they sin against you, your Heavenly Father will also forgive you, but if you do not forgive men their sins, your Father will not forgive your sins”.

    I had a terrible “falling out “with a friend and I allowed the separation to continue for many years. One day I felt God guiding me to call at her house. I entered, we embraced, both in tears. What joy that reconciliation brought to both of us. I had been judgemental and unforgiving, Just the opposite of the love we experience every day from our loving Father.

    So my New Year’s resolution (it’s never too late after the 1st January) is no more saying “I can’t stand him/her” again, and forgiveness, even when it is hard to forgive.

    I pray my resolution will not be broken.

    Lord, you showed us the wonderful example of relating one another by the washing feet of others. Teach me that true discipleship depends, not on false feelings and unkind judgements, but the joy of acceptance of all with respect and tolerance. Amen

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