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Stay at Home and Worship Online

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Stay at Home and Watch Online Join Table View Methodist Via Facebook Live 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 un

The Church has Left the Building

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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 pa

Corona Virus and the Lord's Prayer

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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 an