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Order of Service for Sunday 3rd July 2022

People of the Spirit (1)

 

Welcome to worshipToday’s service is a series of readings and reflections from the book of Acts, led by members of the congregation.  The reflections are taken from Nick Fawcett ‘No Ordinary Man’ Book 1. Tea and coffee will be served in the Church Hall afterwards.

 

The PrayerNet for July is available to collect today. 

The Church is Open for Prayer this Wednesday from 10am-12noon.

 

Next Sunday we will have another service of readings and reflections from the book of Acts.  Graham is on holiday for two weeks.

 

Please complete a form giving your ideas for the development of the Church Building to guide the Feasibility Study led by LDN Architects. 

 

Keswick in Cambusbarron: 16th to 22nd July

Everyone is welcome to come to Church to watch the livestream of Week One of this year’s Keswick Convention.  The Evening Celebrations are from 7.30-9pm each evening, beginning on Saturday 16th July.  The theme is Reasons to be Grateful from Matthew 8 and 9.  The Morning Bible Readings are from 11.15am-12.30pm each day, Monday to Friday when Alistair Begg will be speaking from 2 Timothy.  We may also show the Seminars at 9.30am each day if there is sufficient demand.  Please come if you can and invite your friends!  For more information visit: vkc.keswickministries.org/week/week-one

 

Rev. Graham Nash: 01786 442068 or gpnash@churchofscotland.org.uk

Angela Samson, our Wellbeing Coordinator: 07977 342022 or

wellbeingangela@gmail.com

Kathleen Davidson, Pastoral Group leader: 01786 471168

Graeme Fotheringham, our Wellbeing elder: 07887 824055


 

Welcome and notices

 

Introduction

 

CH4 489              Come down, O love divine

 

Come down, O Love Divine,

Seek out this soul of mine,

And visit it with Your own ardour glowing;

O Comforter, draw near,

Within my heart appear,

And kindle it, Your holy flame bestowing.

 

O let it freely burn,

Till earthly passions turn

To dust and ashes, in its heat consuming;

And let Your glorious light

Shine ever on my sight,

And clothe me round, the while my path illuming.

 

Let holy charity

My outward vesture be,

And lowliness becomes my inner clothing;

True lowliness of heart,

Which takes the humbler part,

And o'er its own shortcomings weeps with loathing.

 

And so the yearning strong,

With which the soul will long,

Shall far outpass the power of human telling;

We cannot guess its grace,

Till we become the place

Wherein the Holy Spirit makes a dwelling.

 

Prayer

 

Reading              Acts 2.1-4

 

Reflection           ‘We shouldn’t have been surprised’ – Peter

 

Prayer and silence

 

CH4 595              O Breath of Life

 

O Breath of Life, come sweeping through us,

Revive Your Church with life and power;

O Breath of Life, come, cleanse, renew us,

And fit Your Church to meet this hour.

 

O Breath of Love, come breathe within us,

Renewing thought and will and heart;

Come, Love of Christ, afresh to win us,

Revive Your Church in every part.

 

O Wind of God, come bend us, break us,

Till humbly we confess our need;

Then in Your tenderness remake us,

Revive, restore – for this we plead.

 

Revive us, Lord! Is zeal abating

While harvest fields are vast and white?

Revive us, Lord, the world is waiting –

Equip Your Church to spread the light.

 

Reading              Acts 4.32-37

 

Reflection           ‘It wasn’t much of a gift’ – Barnabas

 

Prayer and silence

 

CH4 543              Longing for light v.1,2 and 5

 

Longing for light, we wait in darkness

Longing for truth, we turn to You.

Make us Your own, Your holy people

Light for the world to see.

 

Christ, be our light!

Shine in our hearts.

Shine through the darkness.

Christ, be our light!

Shine in Your church gathered today.

 

Longing for peace, our world is troubled

Longing for hope, many despair.

Your Word alone has power to save us.

Make us Your living voice.

 

Many the gifts, many the people

Many the hearts that yearn to belong.

Let us be servants to one another,

Making Your kingdom come.

 

Reading              Acts 6.8-15, 7.58-60

 

Reflection           ‘I’m too young to die’ – Stephen

 

Prayer and silence

 

CH4 402              Take up your cross

 

'Take up your cross,' the Saviour said,

'if you would my disciple be;

Take up your cross, with willing heart,

And humbly follow after me.'

 

Take up your cross; let not its weight

Fill your weak soul with vain alarm:

His strength shall bear your spirit up,

And brace your heart, and nerve your arm.

 

Take up your cross, nor heed the shame,

And let your foolish pride be still:

The Lord refused not even to die

Upon a cross, on Calvary's hill.

 

Take up your cross, then, in his strength,

And calmly every danger brave;

It guides you to a better home,

And leads to victory o'er the grave.

 

Take up your cross, and follow Christ,

Nor think till death to lay it down;

For only those who bear the cross

May hope to wear the glorious crown.

 

Reading              John 1.43-46, Acts 8.4-8

 

Reflection           ‘I have to tell you’ – Philip

 

Prayer and silence

 

MP 178               Go forth and tell! v.1,2,4,5

 

Go forth and tell! O church of God, awake!

God's saving news to all the nations take;

Proclaim Christ Jesus, Saviour, Lord, and King,

That all the world His worthy praise may sing.

 

Go forth and tell! God's love embraces all;

He will in grace respond to all who call:

How shall they call if they have never heard

The gracious invitation of His Word?

 

Go forth and tell!  The doors are opened wide:

Share God’s good gifts – let no-one be denied;

Live out your life as Christ your Lord shall choose,

Your ransomed powers for His sole glory use.

 

Go forth and tell! O church of God, arise!

Go in the strength which Christ your Lord supplies;

Go till all nations His great name adore

And serve Him, Lord and King for evermore!

 

Reading              Acts 16.11-15

 

Reflection           ‘They all think I’m mad’ – Lydia

 

Prayer and silence

 

CH4 533              Will you come and follow me

 

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.

 

Benediction

 

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