Members of Frodsham Methodist Church were asked about their favourite readings and prayers.
Sue wrote ...
My favourite Bible reading is
Colossians 3 v 12-17: This is a reading I did when my daughter Lisa married Andy and my niece Vicky also had it at her wedding. It is God’s directions of how we should all live together - have compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness, patience and tolerance with each other. It’s a list that is hard to do but one we can all keep working at! Mind you I haven’t heard them singing psalms and sacred songs together yet!
You are the people of God; he loved you and chose you for his own. So then, you must clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience.
Be tolerant with one another and forgive one another whenever any of you has a complaint against someone else. You must forgive one another just as the Lord has forgiven you.
And to all these qualities add love, which binds all things together in perfect unity. The peace that Christ gives is to guide you in the decisions you make; for it is to this peace that God has called you together in the one body. And be thankful. Christ's message in all its richness must live in your hearts. Teach and instruct each other with all wisdom. Sing psalms, hymns, and sacred songs; sing to God with thanksgiving in your hearts.
Everything you do or say, then, should be done in the name of the Lord Jesus, as you give thanks through him to God the Father.
... and Sue's favourite hymn
"There are a lot of great hymns out there but I like one that we sometimes sing at 9.30live! As for me and my house – the tune is great and we get to shout in church!"
The reflections here are written by members of our congregation.