Order of Service
Sunday February 6th 2022
This morning Service will be led by
Revd David Doyle
Entry of God’s Word
(Please stand if you are able)
Welcome and Intimations
Call to Worship
The Lord Of Heaven Confess,
On High His Glory Raise.
Him Let All Angels Bless,
Him All His Armies Praise.
Sun, Moon, And Stars;
Ye Higher Spheres,
And Cloudy Sky.
From God Your Beings Are,
Him Therefore Famous Make;
You All Created Were,
When He The Word But Spake.
And From That Place,
Where Fixed You Be
By His Decree,
You Cannot Pass.
Praise God From Earth Below,
Ye Dragons, And Ye Deeps:
Fire, Hail, Clouds, Wind, And Snow,
Whom In Command He Keeps.
Praise Ye His Name,
Hills Great And Small,
Trees Low And Tall;
Beasts Wild And Tame;
O Let God’s Name Be Praised
Above Both Earth And Sky;
For He His Saints Hath Raised
And Set Their Horn On High;
Even Those That Be
Of Israel’s Race,
Near To His Grace.
The Lord Praise Ye.
Prayer of Approach & Confession
Christ is made the sure foundation,
Christ the head and corner-stone,
chosen of the Lord, and precious,
binding all the Church in one,
holy Zion’s help for ever,
and her confidence alone.
To this temple, where we call thee,
come, O Lord of Hosts, today;
with your constant loving-kindess
hear thy servants as they pray;
and thy fullest benediction
shed within its walls alway.
Here bestow on all your servants
what they ask of you to gain,
what they gain from you for ever
with the blessèd to retain,
and hereafter in thy glory
evermore with you to reign.
Laud and honour to the Father,
laud and honour to the Son,
laud and honour to the Spirit,
ever Three, and ever One,
One in might and One in glory
while unending ages run.
Anne McHolm Isaiah 6: 1-8
Acts 2: 43-47 Revd David Doyle
Spirit divine, attend our prayers,
and make this house your home;
descend with all your gracious powers;
come now, great Spirit, come!
Come as the fire: and purge our hearts
like sacrificial flame;
let our whole life an offering be
to our Redeemer’s name.
Come as the dove: and spread your wings,
the wings of peaceful love;
and let your Church on earth become
blest as the Church above.
Come as the wind, with rushing sound
and Pentecostal grace,
that all of woman born may see
the glory of your face.
Spirit divine, attend our prayers;
and make this world your home;
descend with all your gracious powers;
come now, great Spirit, come
“Worship The Lord”
Ye that know the Lord is gracious,
ye for whom a cornerstone
stands, of God elect and precious,
laid that ye may build thereon,
see that on that sure foundation
ye a living temple raise,
towers that may tell forth salvation,
walls that may re-echo praise.
Living stones, by God appointed
each to his allotted place,
kings and priests, by God anointed,
shall ye not declare his grace?
Ye, a royal generation,
tell the tidings of your birth,
tidings of a new creation
to an old and weary earth.
Tell the praise of him who called you
out of darkness into light,
broke the fetters that enthralled you,
gave you freedom, peace and sight:
tell the tale of sins forgiven,
strength renewed and hope restored,
till the earth, in tune with heaven,
praise and magnify the Lord.
Offering and Prayer of Dedication
Prayer for Others
Angel voices ever singing
round your throne of light,
angel-harps for ever ringing,
rest not day nor night;
thousands only live to bless you
and confess you Lord of might.
Yea, we know your heart rejoices
in each work divine,
you did ears and hands and voices
for your praise design;
craftsman’s art and music’s measure
for your pleasure all combine.
In your house our gifts we offer
from your love so free;
and for your acceptance proffer
hearts and minds and hands and voices
in our choicest psalmody.
Honour, glory, might, and merit
yours shall ever be,
Father, Son, and Holy Spirit,
Earth and heaven join in praising,
voices raising joyfully.
BENEDICTION – THREE FOLD AMEN
INTIMATIONS SUNDAY 6TH FEBRUARY
A warm welcome is extended to all joining us for worship today
A warm welcome again to Revd David Doyle
The service this morning will be recorded for the Church Website and the Church Facebook page.
Tea and coffee will be served in Hamilton Hall after the service.
Please take a seat and you will be served tea, coffee and biscuits.
The flowers this week were gifted by Mrs K Love
The flowers next week will be gifted by Mrs Joanna Gilchrist
The funeral of Graham, son of Hilton Brady will take place tomorrow in Holytown Crematorium at 1.30pm
There will be a Kirk Session meeting on Tuesday in Rorison at 7.30pm
Our Guild will meet on Wednesday in Rorison at 7.15pm when the speaker will be Mike Taylor.
Any items for the March Newsletter must be in the hands of the Editor by next Sunday 13th February.
There are a few spaces on the flower list, perhaps some of you who do not already gift the flowers might consider doing so. The dates available are 20th March, 19th June and 31st July.
Please continue to pray for those people on the prayer list
Rita and Sommerville, Willie Miller, Colin and Marion McAllister, Margaret Kent, John Grove, Forbes Gillespie, Anne Brown and her son Alistair, Hilton and Linda Brady and family at this sad time.
The service next Sunday will be conducted by Revd John Stevenson.
GUIDLEINES FOR PLACES OF WORSHIP
Scottish Government and Church of Scotland guidance for places of worship during the present Pandemic.
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, covering both mouth and nose, must be worn at all times in the church buildings.
• A Lateral Flow Test is advised prior to attending services
• Face coverings may only be removed to read the Lesson, make announcements and deliver the Sermon. However they should be replaced to move from one area to another.
Let’s do all we can to protect each other by respecting the virus, being vigilant and holding each other in prayer.