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ORDER OF SERVICE

Sunday 24th October 2021

Stewards of God’s Good Creation (6)

 

There is no need to book your place for the service next Sunday.

 

On Sunday 7th November, our service will be held in the Church Hall so we can watch the Tearfund COP26 service.  Please sign up today if you would like to attend.  This service will also be available to watch online.

 

The Wellbeing Group meets this Tuesday from 10.30am-12noon in the Church Hall.  Come and hear how Claire was given 15 hens on her 15th birthday and went on to establish and develop ‘Egglicious’ into an award-winning free-range egg business on her parents’ farm in Whins of Milton!

 

The church will be Open for Prayer on Wednesday from 12-2pm.  Anyone is welcome to drop in.  ‘My house shall be called a house of prayer!’

 

Blythswood Appeal please bring shoeboxes to church by next Sunday.  Knitted items made by our Knit and Natter group are available to buy to add to your shoebox. 

 

Work for the Christmas edition of Steeple News has begun.  Any material for the magazine, which will be out at the beginning of December, should be sent to Eleanor Young at joelley1935@btinternet.com as soon as possible and not later than midday on Monday 1st November.

 

If you need pastoral care or any extra support, please contact:

Rev. Graham Nash, on 442068 or gpnash@churchofscotland.org.uk

Angela Samson, our Wellbeing Coordinator on 07977 342022 or wellbeingangela@gmail.com

Kathleen Davidson, our Pastoral Group leader on 471168

Graeme Fotheringham, our Wellbeing elder on 07887 824055.

 

Call to worship         Psalm 150

 

Come people of the risen King

Who delight to bring Him praise.

Come, all and tune your hearts to sing

To the Morning Star of grace.

From the shifting shadows of the earth

We will lift our eyes to Him,

Where steady arms of mercy reach

To gather children in.

 

Rejoice! Rejoice! Let every tongue rejoice!

One heart, one voice, O Church of Christ, rejoice!

 

Come, those whose joy is morning sun

And those weeping through the night.

Come, those who tell of battles won,

And those struggling in the fight.

For His perfect love will never change,

And His mercies never cease,

But follow us through all our days

With the certain hope of peace.

 

Come, young and old from every land,

Men and women of the faith.

Come, those with full or empty hands,

Find the riches of His grace.

Over all the world, His people sing,

Shore to shore we hear them call

The Truth that cries through every age;

‘Our God is all in all’.

 

Prayer of adoration and confession

 

Together Time          Education and Fishing

 

He’s the King of Kings, He’s the Lord of Lords.

He can heal the sick, He can calm the storm.

He’s the Son of God, He can save us from sin.

And He calls us to follow Him.

 

Jesus met a man covered in disease.

Knew he needed to be clean.

Jesus just touched him, the disease was gone.

ONLY GOD CAN DO THAT!

Who is this man?

 

Jesus and His friends caught in a storm

Looking like they’re gonna drown.

Jesus yelled: “QUIET!” and the storm was calm.

ONLY GOD CAN DO THAT!

Who is this man?

 

Jesus on a cross was crucified.

Darkness covered all the land.

After three days Jesus rose again.

ONLY GOD CAN DO THAT!

Who is this man?

 

Bible Readings          Genesis 1.26-28, Matthew 4.18-22 and Luke 12.42-48

 

Will you come and follow me if I but call your name?

Will you go where you don't know and never be the same?

Will you let my love be shown? Will you let my name be known,

Will you let my life be grown in you and you in me?

 

Will you leave yourself behind if I but call your name?

Will you care for cruel and kind and never be the same?

Will you risk the hostile stare should your life attract or scare?

Will you let me answer prayer in you and you in me?

 

Will you let the blinded see if I but call your name?

Will you set the prisoners free and never be the same?

Will you kiss the leper clean and do such as this unseen,

And admit to what I mean in you and you in me?

 

Will you love the "you" you hide if I but call your name?

Will you quell the fear inside and never be the same?

Will you use the faith you've found to reshape the world around,

Through my sight and touch and sound in you and you in me?

 

Lord, Your summons echoes true when You but call my name.

Let me turn and follow You and never be the same.

In Your company I'll go where Your love and footsteps show.

Thus I'll move and live and grow in You and You in me.

 

Sermon                      Living it Out: Discipleship

 

(1) Imaging God

(2) Jesus and the Image of God

(3) Understanding the Image:

(a) Gardeners and caretakers (b) Tenants and stewards (c) Prophets, priests and kings

(4) Discipleship Today

 

Dear Lord and Father of mankind,

Forgive our foolish ways;

Re-clothe us in our rightful mind,

In purer lives thy service find,

In deeper reverence, praise.

 

In simple trust like theirs who heard

Beside the Syrian sea

The gracious calling of the Lord,

Let us, like them, without a word

Rise up and follow thee.

 

O Sabbath rest by Galilee,

O calm of hills above,

Where Jesus knelt to share with thee

The silence of eternity,

Interpreted by love!

 

Drop thy still dews of quietness,

Till all our strivings cease;

Take from our souls the strain and stress,

And let our ordered lives confess

The beauty of thy peace.

 

Breathe through the heats of our desire

Thy coolness and thy balm;

Let sense be dumb, let flesh retire;

Speak through the earthquake, wind, and fire,

O still, small voice of calm!

 

Prayer of thanksgiving and intercession

 

Responses:

Teach us to live more simply and to use the earth’s resources more carefully.

Teach us to love our neighbours and to serve other people selflessly.

Teach us to pray for them that they may know Your wisdom and protection.

Teach us to love with compassion and to share the gifts we have received.

Teach us to comfort one another with the promises of Jesus.

Teach us to put our trust in You and to carry one another’s burdens.

Teach us to use our time wisely and to do the good works You have prepared for us.

Teach us to follow Him and to walk in His ways, now and always.  Amen.

 

I, the Lord of sea and sky,

I have heard my people cry.

All who dwell in dark and sin

My hand will save.

I who made the stars of night,

I will make their darkness bright.

Who will bear my light to them?

Whom shall I send?

 

Here I am, Lord.  Is it I, Lord?

I have heard you calling in the night.

I will go, Lord, if you lead me.

I will hold your people in my heart.

 

I, the Lord of snow and rain,

I have borne my people’s pain.

I have wept for love of them.

They turn away.

I will break their hearts of stone,

Give them hearts for love alone.

I will speak my words to them.

Whom shall I send?

 

I, the Lord of wind and flame,

I will tend the poor and lame.

I will set a feast for them.

My hand will save.

Finest bread I will provide

Till their hearts be satisfied.

I will give my life to them.

Whom shall I send?

 

Benediction

 

 

 

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