Order of Service
Sunday September 12th, 2021
SERVICE OF BAPTISM
Of Claire Park, Logan and Molly
This morning Service will be led by
Revd Bev Gauld
Entry of God’s Word
(Please stand if you are able)
Welcome and Intimations
Call to Worship
All people that on earth do dwell,
Sing to the Lord with cheerful voice;
Him serve with love, his praise forth tell,
Come we before him, and rejoice.
Know that the Lord is God indeed;
Without our aid he did us make;
We are his folk, he doth us feed,
And for his sheep he doth us take.
O enter then his gates with praise;
Approach with joy his courts unto;
Praise, laud, and bless his Name always,
For it is seemly so to do.
For why? the Lord our God is good:
His mercy is for ever sure;
His truth at all times firmly stood,
And shall from age to age endure.
Prayer of Approach & Confession
A little Child the Saviour came,
The Mighty God was still His Name;
And angels worshiped as He lay
The seeming Infant of a day.
He Who, a little Child, began
To show the world God’s loving plan.
Proclaims from Heaven the message free;
“Let little children come to Me.”
We bring them, Lord, and with the sign
Of sprinkled water name them Thine;
Their souls with saving grace endow;
Baptize them with Thy Spirit now.
O give Thine angels charge, good Lord,
Them safely in Thy way to guard;
Thy blessing on their lives command,
And write their names upon Thy hand.
O Thou, Who by an infant’s tongue
Dost hear Thy perfect glory sung,
May these, with all the heavenly host,
Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost.
SACRAMENT OF BAPTISM
Matthew 3:13-17 Liz Lawson
By cool Siloam’s shady rill
how sweet the lily grows!
How sweet the breath beneath the hill
of Sharon’s dewy rose!
Lo! such the child whose early feet
the paths of peace have trod,
whose secret heart with influence sweet
is upward drawn to God.
O thou, whose infant feet were found
within thy Father’s shrine,
whose years, with changeless virtue crowned,
were all alike divine;
Dependent on thy bounteous breath
we seek thy grace alone,
through every stage of life, and death,
to keep us still thine own.
Offering and Prayer of dedication
Prayers for others
WAITED for the Lord my God,
And patiently did bear;
At length to me He did incline,
My voice and cry to hear.
He took me from a fearful pit
And from the miry clay,
And on a rock He set my feet,
Establishing my way.
He put a new song in my mouth,
Our God to magnify;
Many shall see it, and shall fear,
And on the Lord rely.
O blessèd are all they whose trust
Upon the Lord relies,
Respecting not the proud, nor such
As turn aside to lies.
Amazing grace, How sweet the sound
That saved a wretch like me.
I once was lost, but now I am found,
Was blind, but now I see.
‘Twas grace that taught my heart to fear,
And grace my fears relieved.
How precious did that grace appear
The hour I first believed.
Through many dangers, toils and snares
I have already come,
‘Tis grace has brought me safe thus far
And grace will lead me home.
The Lord has promised good to me
His word my hope secures;
He will my shield and portion be,
As long as life endures.
Warm welcome to everyone worshiping with us today.
We welcome Revd Gauld back to our pulpit today.
The Baptism of Claire Park, her son Logan and daughter Molly will take place at our service today. We welcome Claire, Logan, Molly, family and friends to our Service
There will be no tea and coffee in Hamilton Hall till further notice.
New guidelines from Scottish Government and Church of Scotland concerning Worship have been released this week.
These can be found on both the Government Web Site and the Church of Scotland Covid advice site.
Main points for us are
• Face coverings must be worn at all times in the church buildings.
• Face coverings may be removed to read the Lesson, make announcements and deliver the Sermon. However they should be replaced to move from one area to another.
• Congregations are strongly advised to take care in mingling and close proximity to others and as such should try to maintain a degree of distancing whilst in the buildings.
• Guidelines exist for notifying authorities of positive tests following a church meeting.
Let’s do all we can to protect each other by respecting the virus, being vigilant and holding each other in prayer.
We are still looking for volunteers to operate the new recording system which will hopefully be installed during the incoming week. Full training will be given. Please speak to myself if you are interested
The funeral of the late Roberta Meikle’s will take place in South Lanarkshire Crematorium on Wednesday 15th September at 3.00pm. The Service will be conducted by Revd John Stevenson.
Letters of thanks have been received from Revd John Stevenson and family. These will be pinned on Church Notice Board
Flowers this week were gifted by Prim Gilmour
Flowers next week will be gifted by Mrs Elizabeth King
Due to unforeseen circumstance we are looking for a volunteer to read next week’s lesson