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Worship for Sunday 17/1/2021

Our service today is led by Rev Catriona Morrison, one of our locum ministers. It is all contained within one video below, and includes readings from Jonah 2:1-6a, Psalm 69:1-3, 14-18, Psalm 42:1-5, Psalm 46:1-11 and Jonah 2:6b-10.

At the end of the service, Catriona asks “What are you thankful for?” – please reply by emailing CMorrison@churchofscotland.org.uk or calling 01382 561523 or 07485 694440. All your responses will help build next week’s service, and will be anonymised. If you prefer, you can email administrator@logies.org, and we will pass on your thoughts.

Notices

With thanks to Rev Catriona Morrison, the Mathieson family, Ramanee and Glyn Bengough, Ed Muirhead and Catherine Mclean.

Please join us for Zoom coffee after today’s service.

Tuesday Bible Study continues online on Tuesday 12th January – this week we’ll be looking at Love in our Fruits of the Spirit short series. For these three sessions, there will not be any notes/questions to consider in advance. All welcome.

Contact administrator@logies.org if you need the access details to any of our Zoom sessions.

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Worship for Sunday 10/1/2021

Introductory music

Our service today is led by Rev Catriona Morrison, and Rev Marc Prowe, our locums.

Catriona opens of our service with a bible reading from Matthew chapter 2 verses 13 & 14, a film clip and our opening prayers. We also sing together “Beauty for Brokenness”, with Ed Muirhead.

With the young

Marc asks, “Can you hide? Can you spot the ones hiding?”

Song

Catriona introduces us to a new hymn, written by Reverend Graham Deans, a member of their former congregation in Kirkcaldy, “As now this global crisis”, which is sung to a familiar tune, and recorded in Nigeria.

Saul

The story of Saul with readings from Acts 9:25-30 & 11:25-26, prayer and we sing together the hymn “Come Living God, when least expected”, accompanied by Ed Muirhead.

Jacob

The story of Jacob, with a reading from Genesis 28:10-13a, 16-17, prayer and we will sing “You are before me God”, led by the Mathieson family from Invergowrie Church.

Mary and Joseph

The story of Mary & Joseph fleeing to Egypt.

Prayers

John Dent leads our prayers for others.

Song & blessing

The Mathiesons lead us to sing “Give me oil in my lamp”, and Rev Marc Prowe gives the blessing.

Final music

Hyfrydol played by Bill Mclean on our church organ.

Notices

With thanks to Rev Catriona Morrison, Rev Marc Prowe, the Mathieson family, Ruth and Helen Mahood, John Dent, Ed Muirhead, Bill Mclean and Hazel Bengough.

Please join us for Zoom coffee after today’s service.

Tuesday Bible Study resumes online on Tuesday 12th January – and for the first three weeks we’ll be looking at the Fruits of the Spirit and focusing on Joy, Love and Peace, in that order. For these three sessions, there will not be any notes/questions to consider in advance. All welcome.

Contact administrator@logies.org if you need the access details to any of our Zoom sessions.

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Worship for Sunday 3/1/2021

Introductory music

Our service today is led by Rev Catriona Morrison, and Rev Marc Prowe, our locums. Mike Duffy, Session Clerk, welcomes us.

Welcome

An introduction from Mike, followed by Catriona & Marc.

Hymn

Our opening hymn is Glory to God above (Psalm 148), the words will appear on screen as the music plays.

Prayer

Mike Duffy leads us in our opening prayers.

With the young

Bringing the light of Jesus into the dark.

Carol

We join the University of Aberdeen Christian Union Music Network in the carol “Joy to the world”, the words will appear on the screen so you can sing with the students.

Hymn with readings

Readings Isaiah 60:1-3, Isaiah 52:7-10, Psalm 139:7-12, Luke 2:15-21, with “Brightest and best”.

Song

Child in the manager, the words will appear on screen as the music plays.

Sermon

Prayers, final hymn and blessing

Rev Catriona Morrison leads us in prayer. We sing “As stars adorn the night-veiled sky”, and the Aaronic blessing.

Final music

Highland Cathedral played by Bill Mclean on our church organ.

Notices

With thanks to Rev Catriona Morrison, Rev Marc Prowe and their family, plus the University of Aberdeen Christian Union Music Network, Bill Mclean and Hazel Bengough.

Please join us for Zoom coffee after the service. Contact administrator@logies.org if you need the access details.

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Worship for Sunday 27/12/2020

Welcome

Our service today uses prayers from the Church of Scotland, and the sermon is preached by the Moderator of the General Assembly, Rt Rev Dr Martin Fair.

Opening Prayer

Carol

Joy to the World, recorded in our church. Switch on the subtitles to view the words.

Reading

Luke chapter 2 verses 25-40 read by Jenny Hanslip.

Sermon

The Moderator of the General Assembly, Rt Rev Dr Martin Fair invites us to step back and see the bigger picture.

Carol

We sing together “Who would think that what was needed”, sung by Northallerton Methodist Church Choir, with words on the screen for you to sing along.

Prayers

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.

Carol

We sing together “It came upon the midnight clear”, the words will appear on the screen as we sing.

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

Intermezzo by Mascagni, recorded in church, back in July.

Notices

With thanks to Rt Rev Martin Fair, Jenny Hanslip, Ramanee Bengough, Ed Muirhead and Bill Mclean.

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Worship for Christmas Day 25/12/2020

Merry Christmas

Our service today is led by Pam Nesbitt.

Carol

Let us sing together “Away in a Manger”, the words will appear as the music plays.

Readings and reflection

Pam Nesbitt reflects on Christmas with readings from Isaiah 9 2-7 and Luke 2 15-20.

Carol

The UK’s favourite carol (according to BBC Songs of Praise) is “O Holy Night”, and it is performed here by Aled Jenkins, Katherine Jenkins and the finalists of the BBC Young Chorister of the Year competition.

Prayer

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.

Carol

Finally we join with our church organ to sing “Hark the Herald Angels Sing”, switch on the subtitles if you want to see the words to sing along.

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

With thanks to Pam Nesbitt, Ed Muirhead and Bill Mclean.

All services in January will be online.

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Worship for Christmas eve 24/12/2020

Our service today is in partnership with many local congregations, and was prepared by Rev Graham Taylor.

Carol

Once in Royal David’s City, recorded in our church. Switch on the subtitles to view the words.

Welcome

Thank you for joining us. Rev Graham Taylor welcomes us to this time of worship.

Hymn

This Christmas time – the words will appear on the screen as the music plays.

The Christmas Story

We have missed seeing our primary schools performance their nativity plays in church this. So, hear the Christmas story in their own words from the children at Harvest at Kumulani Chapel recorded a few years ago.

Carol

We sing together “Midnight” which was written by Mark and Helen Johnson, the founders of ‘Out of the Ark’. It is performed here by the Out of the Ark choir.

Christmas blessing from the Muppet Christmas Carol

by Rev Graham Taylor

Reflection and prayer

With the music of the carol Silent Night sung by the choir of St George’s Chapel, Windsor, we reflect on Candlelight as we pray.

Carol

We sing together “O Come all ye Faithful”, recorded for BBC Songs of Praise at Priory Barn, Hertfordshire.

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 carol

O little town of Bethlehem, the words appear on the screen as the carol plays.

Benediction

Notices

With thanks to Rev Graham Taylor, Ed Muirhead and Bill Mclean.

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Carol Service Sunday 13/12/2020

Welcome to our online Carol Service.

Our readings and carols either have the words added to the video, or you can view the words by switching on the YouTube subtitles – choose “CC”. As the items have been recorded by different people in different locations, you may need to adjust the volume as each video starts.

If you have any problem viewing the videos in the page below, please go directly to our YouTube playlist.

Introductory music

Arrangement of “Mary, did you know?” played by Hazel Bengough

Welcome

Our online Carol Service is introduced by Ramanee Bengough.

Carol

Once in Royal David’s city played on our church organ by Bill Mclean.

Prayer

Our opening prayer is led by Frances Dent

Carol

On Christmas night all Christians sing, played on our church organ by Bill Mclean.

Reading

Genesis chapter 3 verses 8-19 read by Alistair Montgomery

Carol

In the bleak midwinter played and sung by Ed Muirhead

Music

Adam lay ye bounden performed apart by members of the choir of Grimsby Minister

Reading

Genesis chapter 22 verses 15-18 read by Beth McNicoll

Carol

Angels from the Realms of Glory played on our church organ by Bill Mclean.

Reading

Isaiah chapter 9 verses 2, 6-7 read by Dorothy Drummond

Carol

It came upon the Midnight Clear played by Ed Muirhead

Reading

Isaiah chapter 11 verses 1-3a, 4a, 6-9 read by Lorna Carter

Carol

See amid the winter snow, played by Ed Muirhead

Reading

Luke chapter 1 verses 26-35, 38 read by Fiona Low

Carol

O little town of Bethlehem, played by Ed Muirhead

Carol

Precious child by Jack Robertson and Alan Penman, (Wee Miracles) in 2020, performed by Voice Project Youth Choir, based in Glasgow. This was filmed and recorded in lockdown

Reading

Luke chapter 2 verses 1, 3-7 read by Ed Muirhead

Carol

Silent Night played and sung by Ed Muirhead.

Carol

Infant Holy played by Ed Muirhead

Reading

Luke chapter 2 verses 8-16 read by Caroline Turnbull

Carol

While shepherds watched their flocks by night, played by Ed Muirhead

Carol

Away in a manager played and sung by Ed Muirhead

Reading

Matthew chapter 2 verses 1-12 read by John Dent

Carol

As with gladness men of old played on our church organ by Bill Mclean.

Carol

O come all ye faithful played on our church organ by Bill Mclean.

Reading

John chapter 1 verses 1-14 read by Hazel Bengough

Carol

Hark the Herald Angels sing played on our church organ by Bill Mclean.

Prayer

Closing prayer led by Catherine Mclean

Voluntary

Joy to the world played on our church organ by Bill Mclean.

Notices

Our Zoom coffee takes at 11.45am following online services, contact administrator@logies.org if you would like the joining information.

You can find more information about our other December services on our website.

With thanks to

  • Bill Mclean, Ed Muirhead and Hazel Bengough, our musicians
  • Alistair Montgomery, Beth McNicoll, Dorothy Drummond, Lorna Carter, Fiona Low, Ed Muirhead, Caroline Turnbull, John Dent and Hazel Bengough, our readers
  • Frances Dent and Catherine Mclean for leading our prayers
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Worship for Advent Sunday 29/11/2020

Our service today is in partnership with St David’s High Kirk, and is led by Rev Emma McDonald.

Introductory music

By Flor Peeters, on the theme O Come, O Come, Emmanuel, recorded on our church organ.

Welcome

Thank you for joining us. Rev Emma McDonald from St David’s High Kirk welcomes us to this time of worship.

Hymn

O Come, O Come, Emmanuel recorded in Hereford Cathedral for BBC Songs of Praise.

Prayer

Let us pray

Reading

Rev Emma McDonald reads Mark chapter 13, verses 24-37.

Hymn

Our next hymn is “People look east”, join in with the recording from the Church of the Vine.

Reflection

by Rev Emma McDonald 

Time of Prayer

Rev Emma McDonald leads us in prayer for others.

Hymn

Our final hymn is “King of kings, majesty” recorded by Chet Valley Churches in Norfolk.

Benediction

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 for the Years, recorded on our church organ

Notices

With thanks to Rev Emma McDonald and Bill Mclean.

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Worship for Sunday 22/11/2020

Please use the subtitles during our spoken videos today, as I had some technical problems with the audio tracks during the production process.

Introductory music

Welcome

Thank you for joining us. Rev Graham Taylor, our Interim Moderator, welcomes us to this time of worship.

Prayer

Let us pray

Hymn

Our opening hymn is “In Christ Alone”, performed by Aled Jones & Russell Watson for BBC Songs of Praise. In the past year, both singers have discussed their own faith on the programme.

Reading and reflection

Rev Graham Taylor reads Matthew 22 1-10, and reflects on it.

Hymn

Join Glasgow worship leader, Pete Crockett, as he leads the singing of “We Trust In The Lord”, recorded in the Steeple Church, Dundee, recently for BBC Songs of Praise.

He has arranged these words from Proverbs 3, Matthew 6:33, Jeremiah 17:8, and 1 John 5:14 to the the tune Loch Lomond.

Prayers

Rev Graham Taylor leads us in prayers for others

Hymn

Our final hymn is “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.

Final music

Hanover by William Croft, recorded on our church organ.

Notices

November has a fifth Sunday, which means that next week (29th November) our service will be online again. (15th November).

With thanks to Rev Graham Taylor, Hazel Bengough, Ed Muirhead and Bill Mclean.

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Worship for Sunday 15/11/2020

This week, Jim McDonald led our reflection in church. If you were unable to join us, you will find the readings and his text below.

Readings

Daniel 10:4 – 19

Revelation 1:9 – 19

Reflections

Daniel and John, short character studies, comparing and contrasting them.
BACKGROUND
2 old men (85+) living some 630 years apart, a long way far from home.
Both were given a majestic vision of the LORD and it is interesting to notice the similarities between them:-

  1. The clothes of the speaker: linen belt of fine gold; long robe with golden sash
  2. Feet: like burnished bronze; gleam like burnished bronze
  3. Eyes: like flaming torches; like flaming fire
  4. Voice: like sound of a multitude; like the roar of many waters
    Daniel, whose name means GOD is My JUDGE, is by the river Tigris in the Persian Empire and John, whose name means GOD has been gracious is on the Greek Mediterranean Island of Patmos, part of the Roman Empire.
    Daniel had been CAPTURED by Nebuchadnezzar in BC 605 and EXILED to live in Babylon where he had been exhaustively trained, along with other young men for Royal service. Throughout his long life he maintained his integrity and relationship with God in the heathen Court. He would know that Jerusalem had been sacked in 587, interpreted the dreams of Nebuchadnezzar, seen at first hand the fall of the Babylonian Empire under Belshazzer , thrown into the lion’s den under Darius on account of his daily practice of praying to God in heaven, rather than to an earthly monarch, and now was living under Cyrus in 536 BC at the time of our reading.

Empires built through Military Conquest

John had been CALLED by another King, Jesus, from whom he heard the memorable words Mark 1:15 ‘The time has come, and the Kingdom of GOD is at hand, repent and believe in the Gospel.’ at the start of an intense 3 year period traversing Galilee and Judea. Along with James Peter witnessed at first hand the TRANSFIGURATION, many of his intimate friends had already been martyred, Jerusalem had been sacked in AD 70 under Vespasian and now under Domitian EXILED to Patmos in AD 95, for the testimony of Jesus Christ, being in the Spirit on the Lord’s Day (Rev. 1:9 & 10). We know John particularly through his Gospel and the words, ‘These things are written so that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the son of God, and that by believing you might have life in his name.’(John20:31). He too had been in the Upper Room and listened to the Intercessory Prayer of Jesus in John 17:- For Himself; For the Disciples; For those who would believe through their witness.

Kingdom established through Heart Conquest
PRESENT
God still had a work for both Daniel and John to do, despite their advanced years. The commissioning came through their respective visions that have been read to us. Daniel, the start of his last vision (recorded in CH. 10 to 12); for John his first recorded vision. The profound impact of the heavenly messenger on both men was to leave them as dead men at the feet of the Messenger. Both experienced the revitalising TOUCH of the Angel / Jesus that gave their bodies the strength to continue as God’s witnesses and today we have the prophetic books that bear their names in the Bible. Daniel was assured that he was ‘Greatly loved by God’ (Dan. 10:11) and John describes himself as ‘the disciple who Jesus loved’ (John 13:23, 20:2; 21:7)
What an encouragement to know that God has still a work for each one of us, whatever our age. We may not immediately be ‘caused to sing a song’ when our lives are touched by God, but we can be assured that God will give us the strength to carry out his purpose through us.

We have thought how God TOUCHED the lives of Daniel and John and inspired them to record their experiences. God is still touching the lives of people today through his Word, the Bible and using people to bring about his purposes. I want to focus now on 3 distinct ministries, each of which seeks, in creative ways to make Jesus and his Gospel known.
Firstly the Slavic Gospel Association (SGA)
Peter Deyka grew up in the impoverished land of Belarus, and at the age of 15 was sent to America alone, to make the family’s fortune. While there, Peter discovered a far greater and lasting treasure when he was wonderfully converted to Christ. So began his desire to take the Gospel to his own Slavic people . (currently in Bulgaria; Central Asia and Far Eastern Russia; Hungary; Macedonia; Moldova; Poland; Romania; Serbia and Ukraine.)
Significant dates are 1934 the founding of SGA and 70 years ago, 1950 the UK arm of SGA is formed.
Our first story comes from the war torn land of Ukraine:
‘Where death reigned, now there is life!’ and concerns Denis Kuzmenko. He pastors the church of the Narrow Way and serves 2 other small congregations. His life story is a remarkable example of the power of the Gospel to deliver men and women from sin.
Denis’s story, he is married to Victoria and together they have 5 children
Another type of ministry that has proved to be effective in getting the Word across, especially in sensitive countries, is through Christian broadcasting.
‘God will keep me safe.’

Secondly, Asia Link, probably you remember a representative speaking about North Korea a few years ago in the Memorial Hall one Sunday. They work quietly in countries where either Buddhism, Islam or communism is strong. (currently Nepal; Myanmar; Laos; North Korea; the Middle East and the Central Asian Republics).
‘Word for the Warzone’ and
‘Reaching Japan’s Children’

Thirdly this comes from the latest edition of the SBS’s magazine Transform
Just as lockdown began in Scotland SBS took delivery of their new Publication of Mark’s Gospel. Beautifully illustrated to show contemporary life and designed to be an accessible read for those outside the church. “We believe these magazine style books can change lives.” Perhaps especially in times like these where people are searching for answers, for comfort, for hope amidst the storm.

I have 80 of these Gospels and believe that we could use them in 2 distinct ways:-

  1. Take a Copy as a gift from me today and pass it on to a friend or relative, be like Daniel and John communicating the Word to bring blessing to others. You can top up with another copy once you have done this.
  2. As a church we could offer a free copy, via our Newsletter, to anyone who asks to receive one.
    Some churches are offering free Bibles in a similar way. I close with a story from Rev. Tommy MacNeil. His church is on the Island of Lewis at Stornaway.
    ‘Last week we received a contact from a lady who had heard about the offer of a free Bible and wanted one for herself. In reply having been given one she shared how she had drifted from God years ago , and hadn’t read a Bible for 13 years, but now had a fresh desire to read it.’
    Praise His name!

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

With thanks to John Dent, Jim McDonald, Ed Muirhead and Bill Mclean, for their contributions to our church service, plus the team who prepared the church for opening.