Minister: Rev Sam
Rev Thurairajah Samuel
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TaB Centre Plus contact details
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TaB opens for worship on Sept 6th
The online circuit services will still continue as will our Church Zoom meetings each Wednesday at 5pm
TaB Methodist Church invite our members & friends to a Zoom meeting, every Wednesday at 5pm.
You will need to download Zoom app (it's free)
Discussion on subjects concerns to us with Bible Study and a time to pray.
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 992 829 7354
All morning services are now on-line.
There is no evening service, but via YouTube you can worship at any time 24/7.
For worship from home you can live-stream services from: www.methodist.org.uk/worship-during-coronavirus
For Sunday school families use the following link
Alternatively you can follow the New River Methodist Circuit Facebook page where our ministers will take it in turns to lead worship on-line
"Do not let your hearts be troubled, and do not let them be afraid" John 14:27 (NRSV)
Poem for the week
Prayer an answer will obtain,
Though the Lord awhile delay;
None shall seek his face in vain,
None be empty sent away.
When the woman came from Tyre,
And for help to Jesus sought;
Though he granted her desire,
Yet at first he answered not.
Could she guess at his intent,
When he to his follow'rs said,
I to Israel's sheep am sent,
Dogs must not have children's bread.
She was not of Israel's seed,
But of Canaan's wretched race;
Thought herself a dog indeed;
Was not this a hopeless case?
Yet although from Canaan sprung,
Though a dog herself she styled;
She had Israel's faith and tongue,
And was owned for Abraham's child.
From his words she draws a plea;
Though unworthy children's bread,
'Tis enough for one like me,
If with crumbs I may be fed.
Jesus then his heart revealed,
Woman canst thou thus believe?
I to thy petition yield,
All that thou canst wish, receive.
'Tis a pattern set for us,
How we ought to wait and pray;
None who plead and wrestle thus,
Shall be empty sent away.
Thought for the Week
There are times in our life when we encounter barriers that we find unnerving and difficult to overcome. Barriers related to culture, gender race or even religion as we see recently which bring many problems to the forefront,
The story in today’s gospel reading started when Jesus went to the region of Tyre and Sidon (Matt. 15:21) a Gentile territory. He met a woman who had a daughter who was in need of healing. The Canaanite woman identified Jesus. There was no doubt in her mind that Jesus is able and would be willing to save her suffering daughter. She cried out to Jesus “Have mercy on me, O Lord, Son of David! My daughter is severely demon-possessed.”
When we are confronted with insurmountable problems, how do we respond? Do we have the faith to trust God with all our hearts that His purpose will be fulfilled in our lives? She approached Jesus with faith and hope that Jesus will respond to her problem in the most favourable way, But Jesus did not respond immediately. How often do we find ourselves in similar situation with the woman?
We pray to God and earnestly wait for the answer but there seems to be no answer. We must never give up. Instead we should be committed and have faith that God’s grace is always guiding us. “Without faith it is impossible to please God, for he who comes to God must believe he exist and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him. “
Our persistent faith will be rewarded and we will receive our, healing as Jesus did for the woman and her daughter “Great is thy faith, be it done as you wish.” The Canaanite woman stayed steadfast in her faith in spite of the barriers she encountered. She was able to see the blessings in the crumbs that fell from the table. She recognizing that even a crumb was powerful enough to defeat the demon that has possessed her daughter.
This woman seems to understand that Jesus is not just hope for Israel, but hope for the world. Jesus reaches out and meets the woman in her culture. He just accepts her as she is, shows compassion and grace, and allows her to continue in her own cultural way of being.
We are reminded that God grace is sufficient for all and is able to transcend all racial, gender and religious boundaries offering not just a crumb that falls from the table, but a place at his table.
As we remember the story of the Canaanite woman and how she overcame trials and barriers in her life, may God give us the grace to live out our faith. Trials and problems will come, our prayers may not be answered immediately but let us hold on to our faith and trust in God.
Trinity at Bowes is a unique Church Community Centre that seeks to meet the needs of the local community both practically and spiritually. Our team of staff and volunteers work together to ensure the centre runs efficiently and smoothly.
We are located on the corner of Palmerston Road and North Circular Road making it easily accessible from many of the surrounding areas such as Haringey, Edmonton, Enfield and Barnet. Our building is a multi-purpose building with disabled access and facilities, available for hire at competitive rates.
Our Children, Youth and Families teams work with children aged 0-18 with activities such as a playgroups, sports, music and media activities and holiday clubs. In addition, we deliver a range of alternative educational programmes for young people and Family Learning classes.
We have a range of activities for all ages and abilities including Keep Fit classes, Pilates, Bulgarian and Irish Dancing as well as social groups for older people.