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The service will be uploaded and saved online so you can watch at any time.

Also join us again for Bible Study on Wednesday at 7pm.

Post a selfie in the comments if you’re joining us.

We will also Whatsapp Voice note a recording of the audio of our service later on in the day.

Recordings of the sermons are available at www.tvmethodist.co.za
Please see the notices at the end of this document, here are the words for the hymns and prayers.  Say them out loud together at home when you join in the service.

Welcome & Opening Prayer


This is the day that the Lord has made!
We will rejoice and be glad in it.

Loving God, we have come to worship you. 
Help us to remember that you are here with us,

May we pray to you in faith, sing your praise with gratitude, and listen to your word with eagerness; through Christ our Lord.  Amen.

Notices:

- All services closed until further notice.
- Worship Together Online @ 845am
- Bible Study Online Wednesday @7pm
- Sermons via Facebook, Whatsapp and www.tvmethodist.co.za
- Giving by EFT / Retiring Offering
- Phone, don't visit

Thank you all for your continued generosity; please give to the church via EFT.

Use these bank details to make a donation:
Account name: Methodist Church of Southern Africa - Table View
Bank: First National Bank
Account: 5923 000 5827
Branch Code: 203 809

X41 Masibulele kuYesu

8.7.8.7.8.7

1 Ma sibulele kuYesu, Ngokuba wasifela
Wasenzela izibele Ngokusifela kwa Khe.
---
Let us sing our thanks to Jesus
For the gift of grace he won.
By his pain and death he freed us;
He would not leave us alone.
--
Taru! Bawu! Taru Bawu!
Yiba nofefe kuthi.
---
Lord have Mercy, Lord have Mercy,
Grant us grace O Lord we pray.

2 Thina bantwana beemfama;
Oweza kuthi apha.
Akwakhetha bala lamntu,
Wafel' abaziimfama.
---
We are children, lost and foolish
Yet he comes to lead the way.
Grace and favour to all people
Lost and found, redeemed by love.
--
Taru! Bawu! Taru Bawu!
Yiba nofefe kuthi.
---
Lord have Mercy, Lord have Mercy,
Grant us grace O Lord we pray.

3 Abantsundu, nabamhlophe,
Ma babulele kunye;
Ma bavakalise bonke, Baculele iNkosi.
---
Black and white, praise God together.
Shout his praise for all to hear.
Celebrate his grace and favour.
Sing of all that God has done.
--
Taru! Bawu! Taru Bawu!
Yiba nofefe kuthi.
---
Lord have Mercy, Lord have Mercy,
Grant us grace O Lord we pray. Amen.

What a friend we have in Jesus

All our sins and griefs to bear
What a privilege to carry
Everything to God in prayer

O what peace we often forfeit
O what needless pain we bear
All because we do not carry
Everything to God in prayer

Verse 2
Have we trials and temptations
Is there trouble anywhere
We should never be discouraged
Take it to the Lord in prayer

Can we find a friend so faithful
Who will all our sorrows share
Jesus knows our every weakness
Take it to the Lord in prayer

Verse 3
Are we weak and heavy laden
Cumbered with a load of care
Precious Savior still our refuge
Take it to the Lord in prayer

Do your friends despise forsake you
Take it to the Lord in prayer
In His arms He'll take and shield you
Thou wilt find a solace there

Prayers of Praise and Confession

--
Almighty God, to whom all hearts are open, all desires known and from whom no secrets are hid:

Cleanse the thoughts of our hearts by the inspiration of your Holy Spirit, that we may perfectly love you, and worthily magnify your holy Name. Through Christ our Lord. Amen.
--
Let us confess our sins to God.
(Silence)

Almighty God,
our heavenly Father, we have sinned against you and against people, in thought and word and deed, in the evil we have done and in the good we have not done,
--
through ignorance, through weakness, through our own deliberate fault.
 --
We are truly sorry and repent of all our sins.  For the sake of your Son, Jesus Christ, who died for us, forgive us all that is past;
--
and grant that we may serve you in newness of life to the glory of your Name.
Amen.
--
Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners.  Hear then the word of grace:  Our sins are forgiven.
Amen.  Thanks be to God.

The Lord’s Prayer

Father God in heaven
Lord most high
Hear Your children's prayer
Lord most high
Hallowed be Your name
Lord most high
O Lord hear our prayer

Verse 2
May Your kingdom come
Here on earth
May Your will be done
Here on earth
As it is in heaven
So on earth
O Lord hear our prayer

Verse 3
Give us daily bread
Day by day
And forgive our sins
Day by day
As we too forgive
Day by day
O Lord hear our prayer

Verse 4
Lead us in Your way
Make us strong
When temptations come
Make us strong
Save us from all sin
Keep us strong
O Lord hear our prayer

Verse 5
All things come from You
All are Yours
Kingdom glory power
All are Yours
Take our lives and gifts
All are Yours
O Lord hear our prayer

Sermon


Make me a channel of your peace,

Where there is hatred
let me bring Your love
Where there is injury,
Your pardon, Lord
And where there's doubt,
true faith in You

Chorus
Oh, Master, grant
that I may never seek
So much to be consoled
as to console
To be understood
as to understand
To be loved
as to love with all my soul

Verse 2
Make me a channel
of your peace,
Where there's despair in life
let me bring hope
Where there is darkness,
only light
And where there's sadness,
ever joy

Verse 3
Make me a channel
of Your peace
It is in pardoning
that we are pardoned
In giving to all people
we receive
And in dying we're born
to eternal life

Benediction


May the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the holy Spirit be with us all, now and forever more. Amen.

I am weak but Thou art strong;

Jesus, keep me from all wrong.
I'll be satisfied as long
As I walk, dear Lord, close to Thee.

Just a closer walk with Thee,
Grant it, Jesus, this my plea.
Daily walking close to Thee,
Let it be, dear Lord, let it be.

Through this world of toil and snares,
If I falter, Lord who cares?
Who with me my burden shares?
None but Thee, dear Lord,
none but Thee.

Just a closer walk with Thee,
Grant it, Jesus, this my plea.
Daily walking close to Thee,
Let it be, dear Lord, let it be.

When my feeble life is o'er,
Time for me will be no more.
Guide me gently, safely o'er
To Thy kingdom shore, to Thy shore.

Just a closer walk with Thee,
Grant it, Jesus, this my plea.
Daily walking close to Thee,
Let it be, dear Lord, let it be.

Precious Lord take my hand

Lead me on help me stand
I am tired I am weak I am worn
Thro' the storm thro' the night
Lead me on to the light
Take my hand precious Lord
Lead me home

Verse 1
Lead me on to that land
Where I'll take Jesus' hand
Lead me on to that place of sweet rest
Lead me on to that ground
Where the saints can be found
Take my hand precious Lord
Lead me on lead me on

Verse 2
Lead me on to that place
Where I'll see Jesus' face
Lead me on let me touch
Nail scarred hands
Then I'll fall at His feet
And thank Him He saved me
Take my hand precious Lord
Lead me on lead me on

Ending
Lead me lead me lead me on
Lead me lead me lead me on
Lead me on



District Prayer Diary 22nd March

Connexion: Warden of the Order of Deacons- Deacon Douw Grobler.
Cape Synod: Synod Trust Property Secretary- Mr Eddie Cyster and the Synod Trust Properties Committee. Various Synod Meetings- Education Committee, Marsh Woodside Village Board, Women’s Manyano Convention- Mrd Nombuyiselo Seheri (Manayano President) and her Executive.
Circuit 110 Fish Hoek Circuit- Revd Olivia le Roux, Sikawu Makubalo, Delme Linscott, Mohlomola Mokuena,
Supernumerary ministers, together with the Circuit and Society Leadership, Staff, Organizations and Mission Projects

Flower Ministry                                              

If you would like to contribute to the flowers in the church on a Sunday to mark a special event in your life or in memory of someone there is a roster in the foyer for you to fill in. We will acknowledge this in the notices on the Sunday you have chosen. Please contact the church office for more details.

Pastoral Care Ministry

If you need someone to talk to; someone to pray for you; these are our prayer partners and carers for the Sunday Services:
08h45 :            Anne Stolk (021 5571709)
Maureen Williams (0824523992) 
Tamra Diedriks (082 958 6987)
Cheryl & Hilton Madden (078 551 1623) 
Edmond Deane (083 630 9129)
Pat Smith (072 991 5255)
11h00: Luyanda Oyiya 072 241 1829
Buyiswa Yoli (081 032 2111)

Gnatty Knitters

Come and join the Gnatty Knitters every Friday @ 10am – please Contact Sadie Deane 073 836 2496.

Woman's Manyano

Women’s Manyano meet every Saturday from 15h00 -17h30

Dassenberg Horse Rescue Centre dhrc.org.za

Rescue centre for Horses, Cats and Dogs, running on hard work, dedication to animals and pure love. To help make a difference, please help out by donating food (a small tin or bag is more than welcome) for the doggies and kitties and the horses would take very kindly to an apple or carrot every now and then.

Tea Service

Tea will be served on the last Sunday of the month. Volunteers welcome, please speak to the ladies who serve tea on a Sunday if you want to assist.

Ladies Fellowship

We meet every first and third Tuesday of the month at 10:00. Please contact the church office should you wish to join.  
*The Ladies Fellowship are arranging a Mother & Daughter High Tea for Saturday, 16 May at 10 a.m. Mums and daughters all welcome! Tickets available soon.

Prayer Request Box

Please place prayer requests in the box and all prayer warriors will pray for you. 

 


The Church has Left the Building



Hi Table View Methodist Family,

In response to the call to limit the spread of Covid-19 our congregation will be practicing strict "social distancing."  This means that we are encouraging you not to come to church on Sunday but rather to join us online for a service that will be broadcast live over the internet.  We will use Facebook live streaming to broadcast the service.

The church will be open with very limited seating for those who are not able to join us online.  The seats will be spread apart to prevent physical contact. 

Physical distancing means that we avoid physical contact with others. 
- We try to stay at home wherever possible. 
- We use the telephone instead of visiting.
- To prevent total isolation use Whatsapp video calling or voice calling rather than just texting.
- Use the phone to check up on your neighbours etc.
- Wash your hands for 20 seconds with soap and warm water.

Bible Study tonight at 7pm will be shared online via our facebook page: www.facebook.com/tableviewmethodist

Please avoid coming to the church office etc. phone or email.

God bless,
Rev Gus






Corona Virus and the Lord's Prayer

Hi Table View Methodist Family,

This coming Sunday we continue our journey toward Lent as we reflect on Matthew 26 & 27:



This Sunday we read Matthew 26 verses 31-46 and reflect on Jesus' prayer in the garden of Gethsemane.  We will meet again on Wednesday 11 March at 7pm to discuss Jesus' prayer.

Corona Virus and The Lord's Prayer

As if the world didn't have enough to worry about we are now also worried about the Corona Virus.  I don't know much about virology and medicine but I've learned a few things from the media reports.  The first is that most people who get the Corona virus will survive it and some will get it and survive it without even showing severe symptoms.

Those with preexisting conditions and compromised immune systems are most at risk.  So these are some precautions that we should take:
1 - Take care of your immune system:  Eat well (especially your veges).  Rest enough.  Manage your stress levels.
2 - Wash your hands properly and regularly - this is where the Lord's prayer comes in.  It takes about 10 seconds to say the Lord's prayer so, as you wash your hands so say it quietly to yourself twice.
3 - Adopt fist bumping etc. instead of kissing, hugging and hand shaking.
 
(At church we won't be holding hands during the benediction and I will gladly fist bump you on the way out.) 
PS - I am perfectly happy to hug and shake hands with anyone who wants to because I am quite fit and healthy.  I don't like kisses 👄 and I never know what to do with the thing where people rub cheeks...


Christian Response to Plagues and Diseases in the Past

From the ChristianPost.com
Between 250 and 270 A.D. a terrible plague, believed to be measles or smallpox, devastated the Roman Empire. At the height of what came to be known as the Plague of Cyprian, after the bishop St. Cyprian who chronicled what was happening, 5,000 people died every day in Rome alone. 
The plague coincided with the first empire-wide persecution of Christians under the emperor Decius. Not surprisingly, Decius and other enemies of the Church blamed Christians for the plague. That claim was, however, undermined by two inconvenient facts: Christians died from the plague like everybody else and, unlike everybody else, they cared for the victims of the plague, including their pagan neighbors. 
This wasn't new—Christians had done the same thing during the Antonine Plague a century earlier. As Rodney Stark wrote in "The Rise of Christianity," Christians stayed in the afflicted cities when pagan leaders, including physicians, fled. 
Candida Moss, a professor of New Testament and Early Christianity at Notre Dame, notes that an "epidemic that seemed like the end of the world actually promoted the spread of Christianity." By their actions in the face of possible death, Christians showed their neighbors that "Christianity is worth dying for."
Read Think Pray

Monday - Read Psalm 121

These Psalms of ascent would be sung by pilgrims on their way to Jerusalem to celebrate passover.  This is not just a Psalm for mountain climbing, it is a Psalm about life.

Pray

Pray this short Psalm as you ask God to guide you on your spiritual journey.

Tuesday - Read Genesis 12:1-4a

If Abraham had not been obedient to God's call in Genesis 12:1 then he wouldn't have begun the process of discerning the stories of God which Moses eventually writes down.  God promises blessings - but for those blessings to be realised Abraham has to leave a lot behind.

Pray

Lord teach me to follow your call every step of my journey.  

Wednesday - Read Romans 4:1-5, 13-17

Verses 1 to 5 are a reminder that to have faith is to trust in God.

Pray

Lord give me the faith to lean on you more than all the other things I lean upon.

Thursday - John 3:1-17

Jesus reminds Nicodemus that he needs to be born of the Spirit and the flesh.  It is easy to live our lives paying attention only to the flesh.  The Spirit is easily sidelined making no demands of us.  But to see true life - we need to open our hearts to the life of God's Holy Spirit.

Pray

Lord I receive the renewing power and love of your Holy Spirit.  Amen.

Communion this Sunday at 845am and 11am

Hi Table View Methodist Family,

It was wonderful to have such a good turn out at our Ash Wednesday service yesterday.  We read Matthew 26:1-13 about the woman who anointed Jesus head with expensive perfume at the house of Simon the Leper.  In Matthew's gospel this happened on the Monday night of Jesus' final week.  Pouring out this perfume was an extravagant offering - it seemed like a waste.

As we begin this Lent let us learn to do things that others might regard as waste.  To 'waste' time by stopping to study the Bible, to listen and pray.  To 'waste' love by learning to love our enemies and expecting nothing in return.  Let us commit to sacrificial service - not seeking thanks, recognition or any reward but the privilege of serving God.

During lent we will be exploring Matthew 26:1-27:66 our Wednesday Bible Studies will follow the theme of our Sunday Sermons according to the following program:


Anyone is welcome to join us at any time along the way.  You might just be able to join us for one or two Bible studies or you might be able to join us for the whole series.  I pray that together we will help each other along the journey.

I found this chart to help us plot the journey through lent.  Maybe you want to write down your prayer intentions as you pray, fast and give with renewed vigour over this season:

I look forward to sharing communion with you this Sunday at 845 and 11am.

God bless,
Rev Angus Kelly


Lent and Easter Sermons (Starting Ash Wednesday)

During Lent and Easter we will follow a Bible Study Curriculum from www.ChristianityToday.com: Leading to Easter: Searching the Soul.

The Bible Study on Wednesdays at 7pm will follow the theme of the Sermons on the preceding Sunday:

Day
Passage
Title
Theme
Ash Wednesday
Matthew
26:1-16
Lavished on Jesus
The Cross calls us to worship in ways others would call waste.
1 & 4 March (Lent 1)
Matthew
26:17-31
The Dinner Guests of God
Communion searches and strengthens our hearts.
8 & 11 March
(Lent 2)
Matthew
26:31-46
Where the Battle is Fought
At the hour of crisis, our hope is in prayer.
15 & 18 March
(Lent 3)
Matthew
26:47-68
Blasphemy
For our sake Jesus accepted the charge that cost him his life.
22 & 25 March
(Lent 4)
Matthew
26:69-27:26
The Faces of Failure
Peter, Judas, and Pilate demonstrate different ways to fail in faith.
29 March & 1 April
(Lent 5)
Matthew
27:27-54
Four Ironies of the Cross
In his weakness on the cross, Jesus Christ revealed his greatness.

Join us for worship on Ash Wednesday (26 February) as we begin the journey.

You are welcome to join the Wednesday Bible Study at any time.  Bible Study will be from 7pm to 830pm at the latest.