Since the early days of the Methodist movement, over 250 years ago, congregations were invited to share in a Service once a year to renew their Covenant relationship with God. A covenant is an agreement or set of promises which 2 people exchange. It implies a commitment to each other. So our covenant with God begins with Him in that He has given himself for us on the cross and through His resurrection we are born again into Eternal Life. We are then called to respond by giving our lives to Him, by dying to ourself.
During our Covenant Service we shall have time to confess our sins to God, receive his forgiveness and be reminded of his promises to us.
There will be a sermon on this theme and then we will share the words of the following prayer before ending with Communion.
Sisters and brothers in Christ, let us again accept our place within this covenant which God has made with us and with all who are called to be [read more …] “Methodist Update – January 2011”