Methodists are known for ‘singing their faith’ so praise is important in our worship. On Sundays, musically we are led by a praise group and by organists. Prayers for others and Scripture readings are given by members of the congregation. The minister usually coordinates the whole service and preaches the sermon but we also have Local Preachers who have been trained and authorised to preach and lead worship.
Sacraments are expressions of our loyalty to Jesus. Monthly we observe the Sacrament of the Lord’s Supper where we remember that Jesus died and was raised, as God was fulfilling his purposes to redeem his creation. The Sacrament of Baptism is observed to formally welcome someone into the church.
As God’s people we enjoy worshipping the Lord together with all of God’s people. In Sydenham, we join with our friends from Strand Presbyterian for a monthly service of worship, and then at Christmas and during Holy Week & Easter.