Worship for Sunday 30/8/2020

For what does it profit a man to gain the whole world and forfeit his soul?Mark 8:36

Introductory music

Prelude by William Harris played in our church


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


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


by Rev Anita Kerr, which has subtitles.


Let us respond by singing “Be thou my vision”


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,


Our final hymn is “Beauty for brokeness”.


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


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

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