Sunday Worship, 6th March 2022. Order of Service.
Order of Service
Sunday March 6th, 2022
1st Sunday in Lent
This morning Service will be led by
Revd John Stevenson
The Entry of God’s Word
(Please stand if you are able)
Welcome and Intimations
Call to Worship
Hymn: 106 Bring to the Lord a glad new song
Bring to the Lord a glad new song,
children of grace extol your king:
your love and praise to God belong
to instruments of music, sing!
Let those be warned who spurn God’s name,
let rulers all obey God’s word:
for justice shall bring tyrants shame
let every creature praise the Lord!
Sing praise within these hallowed walls,
worship beneath the dome of heaven;
by cymbals’ sound and trumpets’ calls
let praises fit for God be given:
with strings and brass and wind rejoice
then join our song in full accord
all living things with breath and voice;
let every creature praise the Lord!
After Psalms 149 and 150, Michael Perry (1942 – 1996)
© Mrs B Perry/Jubilate Hymns
Prayer of Approach
Hymn: 100 O Lord, thou art my God and King
(Tune: Duke Street)
O Lord, Thou art my God and King;
Thee will I magnify and praise:
I will Thee bless, and gladly sing
Unto Thy holy Name always.
Each day I rise I will Thee bless,
And praise Thy Name time without end.
Much to be praised, and great God is;
His greatness none can comprehend.
Race shall Thy works praise unto race,
The mighty acts show done by Thee.
I will speak of the glorious grace,
And honour of Thy majesty;
Thy wondrous works I will record.
By men the might shall be extolled
Of all Thy dreadful acts, O Lord:
And I Thy greatness will unfold.
Prayer for Illumination
Psalm 91: 1-2, 9-16 John McPhee
Luke 4: 1 – 13 Revd. John Stevenson
Hymn: 35 O send thy light forth and thy truth
O send thy light forth and thy truth;
Let them be guides to me,
And bring me to thy holy hill,
E’en where thy dwellings be.
Then will I to God’s altar go,
To God my chiefest joy;
Yea, God, my God, thy name to praise
*My harp I will employ.
Why art thou then cast down, my soul?
What should discourage thee?
And why with vexing thoughts art thou
Disquieted in me?
Still trust in God; for him to praise
Good cause I yet shall have;
He of my countenance is the health,
My God that doth me save.
*The last line of each verse is repeated
Offering and Prayer of dedication
Hymn: 664 Here, O my Lord, I see thee face to face
(vs 1 – 4) (Tune: St. Agnes (Langran)
Here, O my Lord, I see Thee face to face;
Here would I touch and handle things unseen;
Here grasp with firmer hand eternal grace,
And all my weariness upon Thee lean.
Mine is the sin, but Thine the righteousness:
Mine is the guilt, but Thine the cleansing blood;
Here is my robe, my refuge, and my peace;
Thy blood, Thy righteousness, O Lord my God!
Here would I feed upon the bread of God,
Here drink with Thee the royal wine of Heav’n;
Here would I lay aside each earthly load,
Here taste afresh the calm of sin forgiven.
This is the hour of banquet and of song;
This is the heavenly table spread for me;
Here let me feast, and feasting, still prolong
The hallowed hour of fellowship with Thee.
Sacrament of Holy Communion
Hymn: 664 Too soon we rise; the symbols disappear
(vs 5 – 7) (Tune: St. Agnes (Langran)
Too soon we rise; the symbols disappear;
The feast, though not the love, is past and gone.
The bread and wine remove; but Thou art here,
Nearer than ever, still my shield and sun.
I have no help but Thine; nor do I need
Another arm save Thine to lean upon;
It is enough, my Lord, enough indeed;
My strength is in Thy might, Thy might alone.
Feast after feast thus comes and passes by;
Yet, passing, points to the glad feast above,
Giving sweet foretaste of the festal joy,
The Lamb’s great bridal feast of bliss and love.
INTIMATIONS SUNDAY 6TH MARCH (COMMUNION SUNDAY)
A warm welcome is extended to all joining us for our Communion Service today.
A very warm welcome to Revd John Stevenson who is conducting our Service.
After the service there will be a short dedication service just inside the main gate. This is to dedicate the plaque that has been placed there in memory of those we have lost during the Pandemic.
Our Guild will meet on Wednesday in Rorison at 7.15pm. We will have our AGM and the speaker will be Karen Gillon our National Guild Secretary.
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 remain seated and you will be served.
The flowers this week were gifted by Mrs Joan Pollok
The flowers next week will be gifted by Mrs Margaret Baillie
The March Newsletter is now available on the Website.
Any items for the April Newsletter must be in the hands of the Editor by next Sunday 13th March
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, Norval Toryusen, Helen Hamilton.
Our Service next Sunday will be conducted by Revd Bev Gauld
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 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.
As we come out of this 2 year period of regulations and restrictions let’s give God all the praise for our safety, give thanks to all who have worked tirelessly to bring our nation to where it is now and remember all who have suffered illness and loss.
May we continue to have the safety of others in mind and do all we can to respect each other and keep each other safe.