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Discipleship Explored

We had to stop ‘Discipleship Explored’ after only one session when the lockdown started. We are now planning to restart the course by using online videos and a Zoom Meeting.

Participants will watch a 15 minute video and then join a Zoom meeting for 45minutes to discuss questions and points raised.

Discipleship Explored helps followers of Jesus turn up the gospel
soundtrack to their lives.

It goes beyond simply teaching the right moves – go to church, pray, read the Bible, share the gospel and focuses on the music which drives discipleship: the love of Christ. The greatest love anyone can ever know. It’s an eight-session journey through Paul’s letter to the Philippians and is ideal for believers at any stage of the Christian life.

Interested? Then please contact administrator@logies.org to register your interest.

Find out more about Discipleship Explored.

This first session will be at 7.30pm on Tuesday 12th May 2020. Help is available to set up Zoom and there’ll be a practice session a few days before the first meeting.

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Worship Sunday 3/5/2020

Introductory music

Welcome

Welcome to our time of worship. Thank you for joining us.

We have put together a short time of worship, as you scroll down this page, please watch the videos, and read the text and prayers.

We will start in prayer,

Lord God
You are our Saviour and king
our Master and friend
our Shepherd and guide.
Wherever we go, You are with us.
Wherever we stray, You seek us out.
Whenever we call, You hear us.
You are our promise and our hope
our place of rest and peace
our security and our sureness.
Whoever we are, You accept us.
Whatever we do, You love us.
Whenever we fall, You lift us up.
Lord God
we are in different places,
leading different lives,
in different situations,
with different concerns
and different dreams.
Yet we come as one,
a people of shared faith
in a God who shared all.
Be with us as we worship you together.
In Jesus name,
Amen

Hymn

Our opening hymn is “Praise my Soul, the King of Heaven”, we join massed voices in Liverpool’s Anglican Catherdral, via BBC Songs of Praise.

Bible Reading

Please listen to our Bible reading, which include subtitles.

Acts chapter 1 verses 1-11

Reflection

by Dr Alistair Montgomery

This reflection has subtitles, which you can switch on / off. On a computer you may have a option “CC” to choose subtitles in English. On phone or tablet, you may need to choose subtitles from a settings menu.

Prayer

Lord, You are our shepherd.
We thank You that You give us
everything we need.
That You offer us rest and refreshment
through Your Word.
That You keep us on the straight and narrow
when we are prone to stray.
We thank You that those times when we are afraid
we can trust that You watch out for us.

At this time, be with everyone working to protect us,
and keep us safe.
Medical staff, nursing staff, carers and all staff working in the health and care professions.
Those working or volunteering in shops and delivery services.
People who are keeping the infrastructure of our country going.
Teachers, school staff and other key workers.
Thank you for their strength and dedication, and keep them safe.

Lord God, shepherd all Your people
on their different journeys
with their different joys and struggles.
Remind them that all are honoured guests
at Your table
and that all may find a home in You.
Lavish them with Your goodness and love
so that they might know
that in You they have everything they need.
In Jesus’ name we pray.
Amen.

The outgoing Moderator of the General Assembly, Rt Rev Colin Sinclair, leads us in the Lord’s Prayer:

Our Father, who art in heaven
hallowed be thy name,
thy kingdom come, thy will be done
on earth as it is in heaven.

Give us this day our daily bread
and forgive us our debts
as we forgive our debtors.

And lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from evil.

For thine is the kingdom,
the power and the glory,
forever.
Amen.

Hymn

Our final hymn is “Thine be the Glory”, the words will appear on the screen as the video plays.

Grace

We normally say the words of the Grace to each other. We say them now to whoever is with us, and to everyone we have thought about during this time of worship.

May the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with us all, now and evermore. Amen.

Final music

“Oboe Concerto in D minor by Marcello 1st movement (Andante)” played in 2018 by Hazel Bengough, accompanied by Susan Sneddon

Notices

Please share this with anyone you think will find it helpful at this time, and join us again next week.

We had to stop ‘Discipleship Explored’ after only one session when the virus hit. We are now planning to restart the course by using online videos and a Zoom Meeting. Participants will watch a 15 minute video and then join a Zoom meeting for 45 minutes to discuss questions and points raised. You can join Zoom using an ordinary telephone, a computer, tablet or mobile phone.

Discipleship Explored helps followers of Jesus turn up the gospel soundtrack to their lives.

It goes beyond simply teaching the right moves – go to church, pray, read the Bible, share the gospel and focuses on the music which drives discipleship: the love of Christ. The greatest love anyone can ever know. It’s an eight-session journey through Paul’s letter to the Philippians and is ideal for believers at any stage of the Christian life.

Interested? Then please contact administrator@logies.org

This first session will be at 7.30pm on Tuesday 12th May. Help is available to set up Zoom and there will be a practice session a few days before the first meeting.

Prayers adapted from Church of Scotland website.

With thanks to Dr Alistair Montgomery, Ed Muirhead, Bill Maclean, Glyn and Hazel Bengough.

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Church Newsletter 3/5/2020

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Worship Sunday 26/4/2020

Introductory music

Welcome

Welcome to our time of worship. Thank you for joining us.

We have put together a short time of worship, as you scroll down this page, please watch the videos, and read the text and prayers.

We will start in prayer,

Almighty and eternal God,
the strength of those who believe
and the hope of those who doubt,
may we, who have not seen, have faith
and receive the fullness of Christ’s blessing,
who is alive and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and forever.
Amen.

Hymn

Our opening hymn is “Ten Thousand Reasons/Bless the Lord”, which Rev Anita Kerr introduced to us a few months ago. It is written by Matt Redman and was performed on BBC Songs of Praise.

Psalm 4

Answer me when I call, O God of my righteousness:

You set me at liberty when I was in trouble, have mercy on me and hear my prayer.

How long will you nobles dishonour my glory?

How long will you love vain things and seek after falsehood?

But know that the Lord has shown me his marvellous kindness:

When I call upon the Lord, he will hear me.

Stand in awe, and sin not:

Commune with your own heart upon your bed and be still.

Offer the sacrifices of righteousness:

And put your trust in the Lord.

There are many that say, “Who will show us any good?”:

Lord, lift up the light of your countenance upon us.

Put you gladness in my heart:

More than when their corn and wine and oil increase.

In peace I will lie down and sleep:

For it is you Lord, only, who make me dwell in safety.

Glory to the Father and to the Son and the Holy Spirit; as it was in the beginning, is now and shall be forever Amen

Bible Readings

Please listen to our Bible readings, which include subtitles.

Luke chapter 24 verses 13-32

1 John chapter 4 verses 7-16

Reflection

by Rev. Anita Kerr

This reflection has subtitles, which you can switch on / off. On a computer you may have a option “CC” to choose subtitles in English. On phone or tablet, you may need to choose subtitles from a settings menu.

Hymn

Let us reflect on those words, as we sing the hymn “Amazing Grace”, the words will appear on the screen as the video plays.

Prayer

Rev Anita Kerr leads us in prayer, there are subtitles, which you can switch on / off. On a computer you may have a option “CC” to choose subtitles in English. On phone or tablet, you may need to choose subtitles from a settings menu.

Let us say together the words of the Lord’s Prayer

Our Father, who art in heaven
hallowed be thy name,
thy kingdom come, thy will be done
on earth as it is in heaven.

Give us this day our daily bread
and forgive us our debts
as we forgive our debtors.

And lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from evil.

For thine is the kingdom,
the power and the glory,
forever.
Amen.

Hymn

Our final hymn is “Beauty for Brokeness”, performed on BBC Songs of Praise.

Grace

We normally say the words of the Grace to each other. We say them now to whoever is with us, and to everyone we have thought about during this time of worship.

May the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with us all, now and evermore. Amen.

Final music

“Vespers voluntary no 3 by Edward Elgar” played at home by our church organist.

Please share this with anyone you think will find it helpful at this time, and join us again next week.

With thanks to Rev. Anita Kerr, Alanna Kerr, Richard Harrison, Ed Muirhead, Bill Maclean and Hazel Bengough

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Church Newsletter 26/4/2020

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Worship Sunday 19/4/2020

Introductory music

Tune “Love Unknown” by John Ireland

Welcome

Welcome to our time of worship for Sunday 19th April. Thank you for joining us.

Today there are three reflections, from Rev David McLeod.

We will start in prayer, followed by the words of Psalm 145.

Let us pray,

Lord we thank you for another new day, another opportunity to worship you, another time to listen to your word, and another time to hear reflections on your message to us.
Be with us, though we may be physically distant, we are still the people of your church, and let your light continue to shine in us.
For Jesus sake.
Amen

Psalm 145

1 I will exalt you, my God the King;
    I will praise your name for ever and ever.
Every day I will praise you
    and extol your name for ever and ever.
Great is the Lord and most worthy of praise;
    his greatness no one can fathom.
One generation commends your works to another;
    they tell of your mighty acts.
They speak of the glorious splendor of your majesty—
    and I will meditate on your wonderful works.
They tell of the power of your awesome works—
    and I will proclaim your great deeds.
They celebrate your abundant goodness
    and joyfully sing of your righteousness.
The Lord is gracious and compassionate,
    slow to anger and rich in love.
The Lord is good to all;
    he has compassion on all he has made.
10 All your works praise you, Lord;
    your faithful people extol you.
11 They tell of the glory of your kingdom
    and speak of your might,
12 so that all people may know of your mighty acts
    and the glorious splendor of your kingdom.
13 Your kingdom is an everlasting kingdom,
    and your dominion endures through all generations.
The Lord is trustworthy in all he promises
    and faithful in all he does.
14 The Lord upholds all who fall
    and lifts up all who are bowed down.
15 The eyes of all look to you,
    and you give them their food at the proper time.
16 You open your hand
    and satisfy the desires of every living thing.
17 The Lord is righteous in all his ways
    and faithful in all he does.
18 The Lord is near to all who call on him,
    to all who call on him in truth.
19 He fulfills the desires of those who fear him;
    he hears their cry and saves them.
20 The Lord watches over all who love him,
    but all the wicked he will destroy.
21 My mouth will speak in praise of the Lord.
    Let every creature praise his holy name
    for ever and ever.

Hymn

Our first hymn is “Jesus shall reign”, the words will appear on the screen as the video plays.

Bible Reading

You can listen to our first Bible reading, or read the text below.

Genesis chapter 3 verses 1-13

Now the serpent was more crafty than any of the wild animals the Lord God had made.

He said to the woman, “Did God really say, ‘You must not eat from any tree in the garden’?”

The woman said to the serpent, “We may eat fruit from the trees in the garden, but God did say, ‘You must not eat fruit from the tree that is in the middle of the garden, and you must not touch it, or you will die.’ ”

“You will not certainly die,” the serpent said to the woman. “For God knows that when you eat from it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.”

When the woman saw that the fruit of the tree was good for food and pleasing to the eye, and also desirable for gaining wisdom, she took some and ate it. She also gave some to her husband, who was with her, and he ate it.

Then the eyes of both of them were opened, and they realized they were naked; so they sewed fig leaves together and made coverings for themselves.

Then the man and his wife heard the sound of the Lord God as he was walking in the garden in the cool of the day, and they hid from the Lord God among the trees of the garden.

But the Lord God called to the man, “Where are you?”

He answered, “I heard you in the garden, and I was afraid because I was naked; so I hid.”

And he said, “Who told you that you were naked? Have you eaten from the tree that I commanded you not to eat from?”

The man said, “The woman you put here with me—she gave me some fruit from the tree, and I ate it.”

Then the Lord God said to the woman, “What is this you have done?”
The woman said, “The serpent deceived me, and I ate.”

Reflection

by Rev. David McLeod

This reflection has subtitles, which you can switch on / off. On a computer you may have a option “CC” to choose subtitles in English. On phone or tablet, you may need to choose subtitles from a settings menu.

Hymn

“Rejoice, The Lord is King” from BBC Songs of Praise.

Bible Reading

You can listen to our second Bible reading, or read the text below.

Luke chapter 10 verses 17-20

The seventy-two returned with joy and said, “Lord, even the demons submit to us in your name.”

He replied, “I saw Satan fall like lightning from heaven. I have given you authority to trample on snakes and scorpions and to overcome all the power of the enemy; nothing will harm you. However, do not rejoice that the spirits submit to you, but rejoice that your names are written in heaven.”

Reflection

by Rev. David McLeod

This reflection has subtitles, which you can switch on / off. On a computer you may have a option “CC” to choose subtitles in English. On phone or tablet, you may need to choose subtitles from a settings menu.

Music

Reflect on the words you have heard so far, with this beautiful piece of music – Ave Verum Corpus, by Mozart, recorded individually, in isolation in their homes, by the BBC Singers with members of the BBC Symphony Orchestra and organist William Whitehead.

Bible Reading

You can listen to our final Bible reading, or read the text below.

Jeremiah ch 1 vs 4-6

The word of the Lord came to me, saying,

“Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart; I appointed you as a prophet to the nations.”

“Alas, Sovereign Lord,” I said, “I do not know how to speak; I am too young.”

Reflection

by Rev. David McLeod

This reflection has subtitles, which you can switch on / off. On a computer you may have a option “CC” to choose subtitles in English. On phone or tablet, you may need to choose subtitles from a settings menu.

Prayer

Let us pray together,

Merciful God,
We confess that too often we have lived lives of those not worthy to be called Your children.
Though You are light, we have preferred to lurk in shadow,
though You are truth, we have made idols of lies and falsehood,
though You are love, we have been hard of heart.
Too often You show us the Way, and we have wandered far off course.
We turn to You with repentant hearts, and seek Your forgiveness.
We lay claim to your promise, and pray that You will transform us, re-make us,
that we will live as Your children, and by word, thought and deed, we might lead lives worthy of subjects within Your kingdom of love, peace and mercy.
Amen

Keep us, good Lord,
under the shadow of your mercy.
Sustain and support the anxious,
be with those who care for the sick,
and lift up all who are brought low;
that we may find comfort
knowing that nothing can separate us from your love
in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Amen

Let us say together the words of the Lord’s Prayer

Our Father, who art in heaven
hallowed be thy name,
thy kingdom come, thy will be done
on earth as it is in heaven.

Give us this day our daily bread
and forgive us our debts
as we forgive our debtors.

And lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from evil.

For thine is the kingdom,
the power and the glory,
forever.
Amen.

Hymn

Our final hymn is “Dear Lord and Father of Mankind”, the words will appear on the screen as the video plays.

Grace

We normally say the words of the Grace to each other. We say them now to whoever is with us, and to everyone we have thought about during this time of worship.

May the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with us all, now and evermore. Amen.

Final music

“Praise to the Lord, the Almighty, the King of Creation” played on our church organ.

Notices

If you haven’t received our newsletter, please contact administrator@logies.org. We will send you a copy, and add you to our mailing list.

Please share this with anyone you think will find it helpful at this time, and join us again next week.

With thanks to Rev. David McLeod, Adrian and Kirsty Caddick, Ed Muirhead, Bill Maclean, Hazel and Ramanee Bengough

Prayers from the Church of Scotland and the Church of England

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Church Newsletter 19/4/2020

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Worship for Easter Day

image of church window
Two beautiful windows in our church building
image of church window

Introductory music

“When I survey the wondrous cross”, by Isaac Watts

Welcome

“Christ the Lord is risen today, Alleluia!”

Welcome to our time of worship for Easter Day. Thank you for joining us.

We have put together a short time of worship, as you scroll down this page, please watch the videos, and read the text and prayers.

We start in prayer, let us pray:

Glorious God of all,
You are the giver of new life,
You are the one to whom we owe each breath,
You are the reason for our hope.
Send your enlivening spirit, be present with us as we come close to You,
seeking Your light to see what has been revealed
seeking Your warmth to set hearts aglow with Your love
seeking Your truth, that we might trust.
As we proclaim the Easter gospel, that in You is life which conquers death,
make us anew Your beloved children.
In Jesus name.
Amen.

Hymn

“Jesus Christ is risen today”, the words will appear on the screen as the video plays.

Bible Reading

You can listen to our Bible reading, or read the text below.

John 11 vs1-5 and 17-44

Now a man named Lazarus was sick. He was from Bethany, the village of Mary and her sister Martha.

(This Mary, whose brother Lazarus now lay sick, was the same one who poured perfume on the Lord and wiped his feet with her hair.)

So the sisters sent word to Jesus, “Lord, the one you love is sick.”

When he heard this, Jesus said, “This sickness will not end in death. No, it is for God’s glory so that God’s Son may be glorified through it.”

Now Jesus loved Martha and her sister and Lazarus.

On his arrival, Jesus found that Lazarus had already been in the tomb for four days. Now Bethany was less than two miles from Jerusalem, and many Jews had come to Martha and Mary to comfort them in the loss of their brother.

When Martha heard that Jesus was coming, she went out to meet him, but Mary stayed at home.

“Lord,” Martha said to Jesus, “if you had been here, my brother would not have died. But I know that even now God will give you whatever you ask.”

Jesus said to her, “Your brother will rise again.”

Martha answered, “I know he will rise again in the resurrection at the last day.”

Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in me will live, even though they die; and whoever lives by believing in me will never die. Do you believe this?”

“Yes, Lord,” she replied, “I believe that you are the Messiah, the Son of God, who is to come into the world.”

After she had said this, she went back and called her sister Mary aside.

“The Teacher is here,” she said, “and is asking for you.”

When Mary heard this, she got up quickly and went to him. Now Jesus had not yet entered the village, but was still at the place where Martha had met him.

When the Jews who had been with Mary in the house, comforting her, noticed how quickly she got up and went out, they followed her, supposing she was going to the tomb to mourn there.

When Mary reached the place where Jesus was and saw him, she fell at his feet and said, “Lord, if you had been here, my brother would not have died.”

When Jesus saw her weeping, and the Jews who had come along with her also weeping, he was deeply moved in spirit and troubled.

“Where have you laid him?” he asked.

“Come and see, Lord,” they replied.

Jesus wept.

Then the Jews said, “See how he loved him!”

But some of them said, “Could not he who opened the eyes of the blind man have kept this man from dying?”

Jesus, once more deeply moved, came to the tomb. It was a cave with a stone laid across the entrance. “Take away the stone,” he said.

“But, Lord,” said Martha, the sister of the dead man, “by this time there is a bad odor, for he has been there four days.”

Then Jesus said, “Did I not tell you that if you believe, you will see the glory of God?”

So they took away the stone. Then Jesus looked up and said, “Father, I thank you that you have heard me. I knew that you always hear me, but I said this for the benefit of the people standing here, that they may believe that you sent me.”

When he had said this, Jesus called in a loud voice, “Lazarus, come out!”

The dead man came out, his hands and feet wrapped with strips of linen, and a cloth around his face.

Jesus said to them, “Take off the grave clothes and let him go.”

Hymn

“See what a morning” written by Stuart Townend, from BBC Songs of Praise.

Reflection

by John Dent

This reflection has subtitles, which you can switch on / off. On a computer you may have a option “CC” to choose subtitles in English. On phone or tablet, you may need to choose subtitles from a settings menu.

You may wish to listen again to “I know that my Redeemer liveth”, from Handel’s Messiah, from BBC Songs of Praise.

Prayer

Let us pray together,

God of bountiful blessing, we thank You for the promise of Jesus Christ,

who is the Life by which we live, and the perfection of Your holy glory.

We thank You for the faith to believe that which we have not seen,

and for Your mercy upon us as we clumsily grasp the significance of Your love.

We thank You for Your sustaining strength as we try to lead lives which reflect Your glory,

and for Your ever-present Spirit as our guide, helper and advocate.

With thankful hearts we give You praise.

Amen

Let us say together the words of the Lord’s Prayer

Our Father, who art in heaven
hallowed be thy name,
thy kingdom come, thy will be done
on earth as it is in heaven.

Give us this day our daily bread
and forgive us our debts
as we forgive our debtors.

And lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from evil.

For thine is the kingdom,
the power and the glory,
forever.
Amen.

Hymn

“Thine be the Glory” , the words will appear on the screen as the video plays.

Grace

We normally say the words of the Grace to each other. We say them now to whoever is with us, and to everyone we have thought about during this time of worship.

May the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with us all, now and evermore. Amen.

Final music

“Sanctuary of the Heart by A W Ketelbey” played on our church organ.

Please share this with anyone you think will find it helpful at this time, and join us again next week.

Notices

If you haven’t received our newsletter, please contact administrator@logies.org. We will send you a copy, and add you to our mailing list.

This time of worship has been put together with contributions from John Dent, Frances Dent, Ed Muirhead, Bill Maclean, Hazel Bengough. Many thanks to everyone involved.

Prayers from Church of Scotland.

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Easter Card & Newsletter

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