Sunday, 17 January 2010

Linthwaite Methodist Church

This morning I lead worship at Linthwaite Methodist Church near Huddersfield. I was joined by Revd Peter Whittaker, the Chair of the West Yorkshire District. We were both local boys, I spent my first years in this friendly village and Peter grew up across the valley in Huddersfield.

It was lovely to be joined by friends and family, and Jonathan and Matthew were able to talk a little about their experience in Uganda.

Of course our prayers were with those in Haiti and we used the prayer on this website within our worship. Peter also shared with us some moving prayers of intercession using a prayer table containing items from around the world.

Following the service we shared in warming soup and cake. Outside the snow had stared to thaw, but you may have seen pictures on the national news on Wednesday of people crossing the road on their hands and knees because the ice made it unsafe to walk. The picture was from Linthwaite, very close to the church. Fortunately no one needed to crawl to church this morning.

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