Fore Street Topsham, Exeter

Minister : Reverend Paul Collings BTh (Hons) : email : : Telephone : 01392 206229 : Mobile : 07941 880768

About Us

St Nicholas Methodist Church has existed on the present site for over 150 years since it opened in 1867.

We are a friendly community of believers where all are welcomed. We help each other to worship God, and strive to live more like Christ in service beyond the walls of our church building.

Part of the
Exeter Coast and Country Circuit of the Methodist Church.

Friday, 26 February 2021

Lent - Keep it simple

Living ‘lagom’ 

I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never go hungry and tho ever believes in me will never thirst. 

John 6:35

There's a curious Swedish word called lagom (meaning ‘not too little, not too much— just right’) with Lutheran Christian roots which promotes fairness, moderation, and harmony. it tries to push us to a space where we reduce stress by simplifying our lives and focusing on the most important things first — our physiological needs.

We worry about food, shelter, and our health, among other things. Yet God has promised to be our ultimate provider, our bread of life, and all the sustenance we need for our souls.

If we fully look to him to provide, we will lack for nothing we truly need. So instead of stressing, let's simplify our lives to make space for what God knows we need.


Identify one source of unnecessary stress within your control today, and find a way of removing it from you life. 

A Prayer

Heavenly Father, 

When I feel crushed by my own worries,

Lift my mind and help me to see the truth.

When fear grips me tight and I feel I cannot move,

Free my heart and help me to take things one step at a time.

When I can’t express the turmoil inside,

Calm me with Your quiet words of love.

I choose to trust in You, each day, 

each hour, each moment of my life.

I know deep down that I in Your grace, 

forgiven, restored by Your sacrifice, 

You have set me free.


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