It’s Friday: “It is Finished” by Matt Redman

It’s Friday: “It is Finished” by Matt Redman

This was the new song last weekend, which we are likely to be singing again this weekend, it comes to us via Matt Redman.

I normally like to post a video with the lyrics, or the artist singing it, but neither are officially available, so we’ll go with the official audio video (below), the lyrics are:

[Verse 1]
Amplify Your anthem of grace within my soul
Let me hear the wonders of Your redeeming love
And let me hear those saving words
You spoke upon the cross

[Chorus 1]
It is finished, it is finished
Oh what else is there to say?
Shame is silenced, death defeated
Hallelujah, God be praised

[Verse 2]
No more condemnation, You had the final word
There’s nothing that can hold me, there’s nothing now to dread
Oh, I can hear those healing words
You cried upon the cross

[Chorus 1]
It is finished, it is finished
Oh what else is there to say?
Shame is silenced, death defeated
Hallelujah, God be praised
O it is finished, it is finished
Oh what else is there to say?
Shame is silenced, death defeated
Hallelujah, God be praised

[Bridge]
I hear a symphony of grace
Your song of mercy called my name
I stand in awe, I stand amazed
Hallelujah, God be praised
I hear a symphony of grace
Your song of mercy called my name
I stand in awe, I stand amazed
Hallelujah, God be praised
O God be praised

[Verse 3]
There’s no more condemnation
You had the final word
Yes, You had the final word

[Chorus 2]
It is finished, it is finished
Oh what else is there to say?
Shame is silenced, death defeated
Hallelujah, God be praised
O, it is finished, it is finished
Oh what else is there to say?
Shame is silenced, death is defeated
Hallelujah, God be praised
Shame is silenced, death is defeated
Hallelujah, God be praised
God be praised

Finding Freedom | Titus | Welcome Stranger | Talks Series – Winter 2017

Finding Freedom | Titus | Welcome Stranger | Talks Series – Winter 2017

Finding Freedom

Mornings – 8th October 2017 to 3rd December 2017

A stunt kite is only be free to loop the loop because of the tension in its strings. The very thing that ties the kite down is the very thing that sets it free.

Freedom is a huge issue. We protest when it is taken from us. We protect our right to be free. Many people are prepared to march and fight for freedom.

But what does it mean to be a Free Methodist? And is our identity of being a ‘people of freedom’ worth fighting for?

Titus – “Living to Do Good”

Evenings – 1st October 2017 to 15th October 2017

Titus is, along with 1 & 2 Timothy, a ‘Pastoral Epistle’. It was written by the Apostle Paul, sometime after his release from imprisonment in Rome (Acts 28), to Titus, one of Paul’s converts and companions – “…my true son in our common faith” (1:4). In this letter see Paul as a fatherly pastor handing down wisdom to the young man who is responsible for organising and leading the church on the Greek island of Crete. Although obviously addressing the issues of the day, and in a different context to our own, Paul’s wisdom echoes through the ages to all Christians. Paul writes in response to the errors of the church in Crete, not to condemn them, but to so that “…they will be sound in the faith” (1:13).

Welcome Stranger

Evenings – 29th October to 26th November

The Bible’s ‘Big Names’ of faith are often spoken about, but we are also commended to consider the impact of people we may never have heard of. People like ourselves, who made a difference, but are overlooked.  This series aims to remedy that, as we look at some ‘ordinary giants’ who God was able to use in remarkable ways.   We will be challenged and encouraged to see we have nothing to prove but the presence of Jesus in our lives, and our willingness to go where he calls.

Lightfoot Lane – Reopened

Lightfoot Lane – Reopened

Over the last few weeks Lightfoot Lane has been closed between Eastway and the Lansdown Hill junction.

The road has now reopened, but there are still traffic lights at the junction causing some delays.

It’s Friday: “Shadow Step” by Hillsong United

It’s Friday: “Shadow Step” by Hillsong United

Here’s a new song from Hillsong United that the band on Sunday morning are planning on singing.

Have a listen and let the words become familiar to you, then you can join straight in on Sunday morning.

The lyrics start quite small, but do get bigger as the song progresses:

ROAD CLOSED: Lightfoot Lane from Eastway

ROAD CLOSED: Lightfoot Lane from Eastway

IMPORTANT: If you travel to Fulwood Free Methodist Church via Eastway then please take note of the following information.

Lightfoot Lane is currently closed between Eastway and the Lansdown Hill Junction and will be for at least three weeks from 16th August 2017. We’ll let you know when it has reopened.

There are also traffic lights on Eastway itself which is likely to create delays at certain times of day.

The closure is to enable the fitting of a new drain to service the new houses in Wesley Chase.

Fulwood Free Methodist Church is still accessible via Garstang Road (A6) and Lightfoot Lane.

The following map shows the area section that is closed; below the map is a set of pictures of the roadworks as they are today:

Pictures of the road closure from 17th August 2017:

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