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.
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.
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
Please listen to our Bible readings, which include subtitles.
Luke chapter 24 verses 13-32
1 John chapter 4 verses 7-16
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.
Let us reflect on those words, as we sing the hymn “Amazing Grace”, the words will appear on the screen as the video plays.
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,
Our final hymn is “Beauty for Brokeness”, performed on BBC Songs of Praise.
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.
“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