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Worship for Sunday 11/10/2020

Introductory music

Monday by Einaudi

Welcome

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

Introduction

This week’s time of worship is led by John Dent, and he welcomes us in the video below:

Hymn

Our opening hymn is “Jesus stand among us”.

Bible Reading

Philippians chapter 4 verses 2-9 read by Frances Dent

Hymn

Our next hymn is “Like a river glorious”.

Reflection

by John Dent, which has subtitles.

Hymn

Let us reflect on these words as we listen to the choir of Ansgar’s Church, Odense, Denmark, who recorded this for Easter 2020.

Prayers

John Dent leads us in prayer.

Hymn

Our final hymn is “Rejoice the Lord is King”, recorded for BBC Songs of Praise at St Albans Cathedral.

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

Highland Cathedral, played on our church organ

Notices

As mentioned in a previous newsletter, we are making plans for holding services in our church building, and should be able to share these with you by the end of August. We will continue to use our website for worship too!

With thanks to John Dent, Ruth Mahood, Helen Mahood, Ramanee Bengough, Ed Muirhead and Bill Mclean.

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Worship for Sunday 4/10/2020

This week, Rev Anita Kerr led our worship in church. If you were unable to join us, you will find the readings. reflection and prayers below.

Readings

Psalm 19
Isaiah 5: 1-7
Matthew 21: 33-43

Reflection

Prayers

Today’s prayers are from the Church of Scotland ‘Ascend’ website written by Worship Development Worker, Phill Mellstrom.
These prayers have been composed in grateful recognition of our individual contribution to the work of God. We are the best resource our church has, whatever our role, wherever we do it. Phil’s prayer recognises our individual stresses and strains, worries and anxieties offering them and us, up to our great and glorious God for renewal -lifting our faces to the heavens to see and tell of the glory of God.

Let us pray,
God of inclusive love,
You know each and every one of us.

You know –
that some of us are doing just fine,
others are freaking out,
while others struggle to breathe.

The weight of the moment
and the need for grace and mercy
are pushing some of us to our knees.

Help us all –
to pray honestly,
to speak truthfully and compassionately,
to act kindly and seek justice fervently.

Help us all –
to see You in the kindness of friend and stranger,
hear You in the laughter, cries and silence,
know You in the midst of our circumstances.

May Your Spirit be at the heart of all we do,
not on one side or the other,
but the very centre of our lives.

May Your Kingdom be made real in our communities,
through the work of Your church
guided by Your wild and untamed Spirit.
Amen.

Let us say together

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.

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.

Benediction

The Peace of God, which passes all understanding, keep your hearts and minds in the knowledge and love of God, and of his Son Jesus Christ our Lord, and the blessing of God almighty, Father, Son and the Holy Spirit, be with you and remain with you always. Amen

Notices

Our Bible Study series on John has recently started. We meet online on Tuesdays at 7.30pm. Find out more.

Our online time of worship next week (11th October) will be led by John Dent, and we will be back in church on Sunday 18th October with Rev David Mcleod preaching.

If you are interested in using Zoom to have an “after church coffee & chat” on the weeks that we are not in church, please contact administrator@logies.org.

With thanks to Rev Anita Kerr and Ed Muirhead, plus the Welcome team for their contributions to the church service, and those who prepared the church for opening.

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Worship for Harvest Sunday 27/9/2020

Introduction

Welcome to our time of worship, thank you for joining us. Most of our videos have 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.

Introductory music

Welcome

Our time of worship for Harvest is led by Rev David Mcleod, and the photos throughout the web page are from congregation members.

Hymn

Our opening hymn is “Come, ye thankful people, come”.

Bible reading

John 6 1-15 read by Ramanee Bengough

Reflection, part one

by Rev David Mcleod, which has subtitles.

Bible reading

John 21 1-19 read by Ramanee Bengough

Reflection part two

by Rev David Mcleod, which has subtitles.

Hymn

Let us reflect on these words, by singing My Jesus, My Saviour, recorded for BBC Songs of Praise at Pontio Arts Centre, Bangor.

Prayers

Let us pray.

God, the beginning and end of all things,
in your providence and care
you watch unceasingly over all creation;
we offer our prayers
that in us and in all your people your will may be done,
according to your wise and loving purpose in Christ our Lord.
Lord of all life: hear our prayer.

We pray for all through whom we receive sustenance and life;
for farmers and agricultural workers,
for packers, distributors and those who work in our food shops;
as you have so ordered our life that we depend upon each other,
enable us by your grace to seek the well-being of others before
our own.
Lord of all creation: hear our prayer

We pray for all engaged in research to safeguard crops against disease,
and to produce abundant life among those who hunger
and whose lives are at risk.
Prosper the work of their hands
and the searching of their minds,
that their labour may be for the welfare of all.
Lord of all wisdom: hear our prayer.

We pray for governments and aid agencies,
and those areas of the world where there is disaster, drought
and starvation.
By the grace of your Spirit,
touch our hearts
and the hearts of all who live in comfortable plenty,
and make us wise stewards of your gifts.
Lord of all justice: hear our prayer.

We pray for those who are ill,
remembering those in hospital and nursing homes
and all who are known to us.
We pray for all who care for them.
Give skill and understanding
to all who work for their well-being.
Lord of all compassion: hear our prayer.

We remember those who have died,
whom we entrust to your eternal love
in the hope of resurrection to new life.
Lord of all peace: hear our prayer.

We offer ourselves to your service,
asking that by the Spirit at work in us
others may receive a rich harvest of love and joy and peace.
Lord of all faithfulness: hear our prayer.

God of grace,
as you are ever at work in your creation,
so fulfil your wise and loving purpose in us
and in all for whom we pray,
that with them and in all that you have made,
your glory may be revealed
and the whole earth give praise to you,
through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Amen.

And this week we pray especially for the students and staff of our universities especially those here in Dundee.

Lord, be with our students, who strive to further their knowledge, who may have travelled to a new city or country, and are now affected by the Covid-19 pandemic. Keep them safe, protect them, in particular if they are in isolation. Help them to remain positive, make them good friends to each other, and let them see that this is only short term. If they need help, give them the people to help them, show them the services and agencies available, and encourage them to ask.

Be with all staff at our universities who are trying to support our students, and to teach them at this very difficult time.

We ask this in Jesus’ name.

Amen.

Let us say together …

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 “We plough the fields and scatter”, from Web Ministries TV.

Benediction

by Rev David Mcleod

Final music

“Praise my soul the King of Heaven”, recorded in our church.

Notices

If you are interested in using Zoom to have an “after church coffee & chat” with other members of the church family, in future weeks, please contact administrator@logies.org.

Next Sunday (4th October) our service will take place in church at 11am. Please review the latest Scottish Government guidance and our information before attending.

Prayers adapted from the Church of England.

With thanks to Rev David Mcleod, Ramanee Bengough, Ed Muirhead, Bill Mclean, and Hazel Bengough.

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Worship for Sunday 20/9/2020

This week, Rev Anita Kerr led our worship in church. If you were unable to join us, you will find the collect, readings and reflection below.

Collect

Almighty God, you created the heavens and the earth, and made us in your own image.
Teach us to discern your hand in all your works and to serve you with
reverence and thanksgiving.
Through Jesus Christ our Lord, who is alive and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit.
Amen

Readings

Psalm 145-verses 1&2, 13-21
Jonah 3:10-4:11
Matthew 20: 1-16

Reflection

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.

Notices

Our Bible Study series on John has recently started. We meet online on Tuesdays at 7.30pm. Find out more.

If you are interested in using Zoom to have an “after church coffee & chat” on the weeks that we are not in church, please contact administrator@logies.org.

With thanks to Rev Anita Kerr, Ed Muirhead and Bill Mclean, for their contributions to the church service, plus the team who prepared the church for opening.

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Songs of Praise Sunday 13/9/2020

This week’s time of worship is a Songs of Praise, led by Ramanee Bengough. Music continues to be a comfort to me and many people, and I have received great feedback from people who have accessed our online times of worship and enjoyed the music we have brought together.

Today, I’m going to share with you some of my favourite songs and hymns of praise. Some have been included on our website over the past six months, and a few new ones which I hope you enjoy.

Opening music

One of the symbols we have seen everywhere this year is the rainbow. It’s always been a Christian sign of hope, and became a national sign of hope and support.

Enjoy this performance of “Somewhere over the Rainbow”, played on the oboe by Hazel Bengough.

Lord I trust thee, Handel

Sung by Grimsby Minister Choir

I spent ten years singing in an Anglican church choir, and have many favourite anthems, including this one – sung in lockdown by members of Grimsby Minister Choir. It is sung in English, and the words are:

Lord, I trust thee, I adore thee.
Ah! thou friend of man, restore me!
On thy loving grace relying,
For the bread of life I’m sighing.
Quench my thirst and let my hunger cease,
Fill my heart with joy and endless peace.
When the breath of life has left me,
May my soul be blended with thee.

Guide me O thou great Jehovah

This is a hymn which is frequently heard on the radio, and one we chose for our wedding. I love the musical harmonies, and the amazing words, including “I am weak but thou art mighty, hold me in thy powerful hand”. This reminds me that wherever I am, God is alongside me, holding my tiny hand in his.

It’s performed here at St Asaph Cathedral for BBC Songs of Praise.

As the deer pants for the water

Ed Muirhead performs this beautful hymn for us, based on the words of Pslam 42.
You alone are my hearts desire, and I long to worship you

He has made me glad

I love this a lively combination of “He has made me glad” with “Every time I feel the spirit” recorded for BBC Songs of Praise at Reading Town Hall, and find it very uplifting.

In Christ Alone

We used this recording on Palm Sunday back in April, and it’s performed by Aled Jones & Russell Watson. I saw them in concert about a year ago, and was delighted that they included several hymns during the evening.
“Here in the power of Christ, I’ll stand”

How great thou art

Our final hymn takes us from Creation via the Cross to Christ’s return – old fashioned but true words – How great thou art.
“Then sings my soul, My Saviour God, to Thee, How great Thou art, How great Thou art!”

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.

Closing music

We close with Toccata by Widor, a lovely big organ piece, played by Bill Mclean on our church organ.

Notices

Our Bible Study series on John’s gospel starts on Tuesday 8th September at 7.30pm. Find out more.

If you are interested in using Zoom to have an “after church coffee & chat” on the weeks that we are not in church, please contact administrator@logies.org.

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Worship for Sunday 6/9/2020

Today we worshipped in our church building for the first time since March.

If you were unable to join us, Rev Anita Kerr lead us, with the collect, readings and reflection below.

Collect

Stir up O Lord the will of your faithful people that richly bearing the fruit of your good works we may be by you richly rewarded, through Jesus hrist our Lord, who is alive and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God now and forever. Amen.

Readings

  • Psalm 119: 33-40
  • Romans 13: 8-14
  • Matthew 18: 15-20

Reflection

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.

Notices

Our Bible Study series on Mark has finished, and we now have a week’s break. We will return on Tuesday 8th September at 7.30pm. Find out more.

If you are interested in using Zoom to have an “after church coffee & chat” on the weeks that we are not in church, please contact administrator@logies.org.

With thanks to Rev Anita Kerr, Hazel Bengough and Bill Mclean, plus the team who prepared the church for re-opening.

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Worship for Sunday 30/8/2020

Introductory music

Prelude by William Harris played in our church

Welcome

Welcome to our time of worship, which is led by Rev Anita Kerr.
Thank you for joining us. Most of our videos have 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.

Psalm 26

Read by Dorothy Drummond

Hymn

Our opening hymn is “In Christ Alone”, from BBC Songs of Praise recorded in Belfast, and performed by the hymn’s composers Keith and Kristyn Getty.

Bible Readings

Please listen to our Bible readings, which include subtitles.

Matthew chapter 16 verses 21-28 read by Hazel Bengough

Romans chapter 12, verses 10-21 read by Catherine Mclean

Reflection

by Rev Anita Kerr, which has subtitles.

Hymn

Let us respond by singing “Be thou my vision”

Prayers

Our prayers are led by Rev Anita Kerr.

Let us say together …

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”.

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

Lord of the Years played on our church organ

Notices

Our Bible Study series on Mark has finished, and we now have a week’s break. We will return on Tuesday 8th September at 7.30pm. Find out more.

If you are interested in using Zoom to have an “after church coffee & chat” with other members of the church family, please contact administrator@logies.org.

With thanks to Rev Anita Kerr, Hazel Bengough, Dorothy Drummond, Catherine Mclean, Ed Muirhead and Bill Mclean.

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Worship for Sunday 23/8/2020

Introductory music

Intermezzo by P Mascagni, played on our church organ.

Welcome

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

Introduction

This week’s time of worship is led by John Dent, and he welcomes us in in the video below:

Hymn

Our opening hymn is “O Word of God incarnate”.

Bible Readings

Psalm 18 verses 16-30 read by Helen Mahood

John chapter 14 verses 1-11 read by Ruth Mahood

Hymn

Our next hymn is “Thou art the way”.

Reflection

by John Dent, which has subtitles.

Hymn

Let us reflect on these words as we sing “God, our Gracious Father”, a version of the Lord’s Prayer.

Prayers

Since March, Scottish Christians from many churches have been praying together on Sunday evenings. Ramanee Bengough leads us now in the prayer for this week.

Hymn

Our final hymn is “Guide me, O thou great Jehovah”, recorded for BBC Songs of Praise at St Asaph Cathedral, Denbighshire, Wales.

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

Wachet auf by Bach, played on our church organ

Notices

As mentioned in a previous newsletter, we are making plans for holding services in our church building, and should be able to share these with you by the end of August. We will continue to use our website for worship too!

With thanks to John Dent, Ruth Mahood, Helen Mahood, Ramanee Bengough, Ed Muirhead and Bill Mclean.

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Worship for Sunday 16/8/2020

Introductory music

Welcome

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

Introduction and Psalm 23

This week’s time of worship is led by John Dent, who provides a welcome, and Sarah Jane Dent will read Psalm 23.

Hymn

Our opening hymn is “The King of Love, my Shepherd is”.

Bible Readings

Luke chapter 15 verses 3-7 and John chapter 10 verses 11-18, read by Frances Dent

Reflection

by John Dent, which has subtitles.

Hymn

Let us reflect on these words as we sing “Father Hear The Prayer We Offer”, recorded for BBC Songs of Praise.

Prayers

John Dent now leads us in prayer

Let us say together the words which Jesus taught us:

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 “All the way my Saviour leads me”, this recording is taken from the publisher, and the words with the music 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

Trumpet voluntary by J Clarke, played on our church organ

Notices

As mentioned in a previous newsletter, we are making plans for holding services in our church building, and should be able to share these with you by the end of August. We will continue to use our website for worship too!

With thanks to John Dent, Frances Dent, Sarah Jane Dent, Ed Muirhead, Bill Mclean and Hazel Bengough.

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Worship for Sunday 9/8/2020

Introductory music

Last Spring by Grieg

Welcome

Welcome to our time of worship, today Jim Macdonald will lead our reflection.

Thank you for joining us. Most of our videos have 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

Our opening prayer is led by John Dent.

Hymn

Our opening hymn is “Dear Lord and Father of Mankind”.

Bible Reading

Please listen to our Bible reading, which includes subtitles.

2 Chronicles chapter 20 verses 1-19 read by Jim Macdonald.

Hymn

Our next hymn is “How deep the Father’s love for us”.

Reflection

by Jim Macdonald, which has subtitles.

Hymn

Let us respond by singing “What a friend we have in Jesus”, recorded for BBC Songs of Praise at Nottingham’s Albert Hall.

Prayers

Let us pray

Faithful God,
We gather this morning in Your presence,
even though we are not physically together.
Those of us who worship you every week
and those who do not.
Those who are full of faith
and those who don’t know what we believe.
Those who can hardly keep from singing,
and those who can barely face the day.
We gather because You have called us,
because You love us,
because You are our God.
We gather, not because we are good
or pure or holy,
but because of our need.
We gather, knowing that again and again
we have failed to live as You would have us live,
that we have not loved one another,
that we have not loved Your creation,
that we have not loved You,
that we have not loved ourselves.
Forgive us, God,
and renew us to be Your people.
Make us one,
and reassure us in our true identity
as children of the One who is above all things.
For we pray this in the name of Jesus Christ,
Our faithful and forgiving friend
Amen

In this past week, many young people have received SQA results, and in the coming week, our Scottish schools re-open to pupils, let us pray
Lord, be with each and every young person who received SQA results last week.
Those who are delighted and those are unhappy.
Those who have are looking forward to the next stage of education and training
And those who are unsure what to do next.
Let each one of them feel your love and presence.
Help them to know they are loved by you.
And be with their families and friends supporting them.

As our schools re-open this week, we pray for all staff and pupils.
Thank you for all the hard work which has already taken place to get our schools ready.
For those who are excited, those unsure, those who are scared and those who can’t wait.
For those starting at a new school, whether pupil, teacher or staff member
and those returning to what might feel like a very different school.
Walk alongside them.

Protect them.
Strengthen them.
Support them.
Help everyone to understand the important of following new rules and guidelines, so that we can all stay safe.
We ask this for Jesus’ sake.
Amen

Let us say together …

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 “Eternal Father, Strong to Save”, recorded for BBC Songs of Praise in St Thomas Church, Belfast.

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

Laudate Dominum by C H H Parry played on our church organ.

Notices

If you are interested in using Zoom to have an “after church coffee & chat” with other members of the church family, in future weeks, please contact administrator@logies.org.

With thanks to Jim Macdonald, John Dent, Ed Muirhead and Bill Mclean.
Prayers taken from the Church of Scotland website.