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Sunday 7th August 2022

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Our Walk with God (3): Grumbling

 

Welcome to worshipToday’s service is the third in our series looking at where we are, and ought to be, in our relationship with God.  Suggestions for future topics are welcome – please contact Graham.  Tea and coffee will be served in the Church Hall afterwards.

 

Today, we restart our monthly collection of food and other essential items for Start Up Stirling.  Thanks to Jim Davidson for organising this.

 

There will be an extraordinary Kirk Session meeting on Monday 8th August at 7pm in the Church Hall when we will consider our response to the Presbytery of Stirling’s draft Mission Plan.

 

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

 

Next Sunday we gather at 11am to worship God and to hear His Word. 

 

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

 

Call to worship              Psalm 103.1-5

 

Praise the Lord, O my soul;

All my inmost being, praise His holy name.

Praise the Lord, O my soul,

And forget not all His benefits

Who forgives all your sins and heals all your diseases,

Who redeems your life from the pit

And crowns you with love and compassion,

Who satisfies your desires with good things

So that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s.      

 

MP 1259              Bless the Lord, O my soul

 

Bless the Lord, o my soul;

O my soul, worship His Holy name.

Sing like never before, O my soul.

I'll worship Your Holy name.

 

The sun comes up,

It's a new day dawning;

It's time to sing Your song again.

Whatever may pass

And whatever lies before me,

Let me be singing

When the evening comes.

 

You're rich in love

And You're slow to anger,

Your name is great

And Your heart is kind.

For all Your goodness

I will keep on singing;

Ten thousand reasons

For my heart to find.

 

And on that day

When my strength is failing,

The end draws near

And my time has come,

Still my soul will

Sing Your praise unending:

Ten thousand years

And then for evermore!

 

Prayer of adoration and confession

 

Together Time                        Yummy courgettes?

 

MP 732                We plough the fields and scatter

 

We plough the fields and scatter

The good seed on the land,

But it is fed and watered

By God's almighty hand.

He sends the snow in winter,

The warmth to swell the grain,

The breezes and the sunshine,

And soft refreshing rain.

 

All good gifts around us

Are sent from heaven above;

Then thank the Lord, O thank the Lord

For all His love.

 

He only is the Maker

Of all things near and far;

He paints the wayside flower,

He lights the evening star;

The wind and waves obey Him,

By Him the birds are fed;

Much more to us, His children,

He gives our daily bread.

 

We thank You, then, O Father,

For all things bright and good:

The seed-time and the harvest,

Our life, our health, our food;

Accept the gifts we offer

For all Your love imparts,

We come now, Lord, to give You

Our humble, thankful hearts!

 

Bible Readings                        Numbers 11.4-20 (p.147)

Philippians 2.14-16; 4.12-13 (1179)

 

Your Word is good, it’s ever faithful,

Worth more than gold, the heart’s delight.

Your Word gives life to all who hear and obey,

Your Word endures forever.

 

Your Word is true, it never changes,

It formed the earth; sustains it still.

Your Word defends; providing refuge and strength, 

Your Word endures forever.

 

Your Word is a lamp unto my feet.

Your Word is a light unto my path.

For Your Word is my hope, it’s my joy and my song.

Your Word endures forever.

 

Your Word transforms, it lifts the humble;

Rebukes the proud, protects the poor.

Your Word discerns the mind and spirit of all,

Your Word endures forever.

 

Your Word is more than just letters on pages;

It’s life and it's love and it's freedom for us.

Your Word is more than just wisdom of ages;

Its treasures are endless, it's always enough.

 

Your Word is more than just stories of old;

It's the truth and the way and the story of love.

Your Word is more than just breath into dust;

It’s Your Son, as a man, come to dwell here with us.

 

Sermon

 

1. Stop complaining and remember all that God has done for you!

2. Stop grumbling and learn the secret of contentment!

3. Stop moaning and speak out on behalf of the poor!

 

JP 230                  Thank You for every new good morning

 

Thank You for every new good morning

Thank You for every fresh new day

Thank You that I may cast my burdens

Wholly unto You.

 

Thank You for every friend I have, Lord

Thank You for everyone I know

Thank You when I can feel forgiveness

To my greatest foe.

 

Thank You for leisure and employment

Thank You for every heartfelt joy

Thank You for all that makes me happy

And for melody.

 

Thank You for every shade and sorrow,

Thank You for comfort in Your Word,

Thank You that I am guided by You

Everywhere I go.

 

Thank You for grace to know Your gospel

Thank You for all Your Spirit’s power

Thank You for Your unfailing love

Which reaches far and near.

 

Thank You for free and full salvation,

Thank You for grace to hold it fast.

Thank You, O Lord, I want to thank You

That I’m free to thank!

 

Prayer of dedication, thanksgiving and intercession

 

MP 560                Praise my soul, the King of heaven

 

Praise my soul the King of heaven

To His feet thy tribute bring

Ransomed, healed, restored, forgiven,

Who like me His praise should sing?

Praise Him!  Praise Him!  Praise Him!  Praise Him!

Praise the everlasting King.

 

Praise Him for His grace and favour,

To His people in distress

Praise Him still the same for ever,

Slow to chide and swift to bless

Praise Him!  Praise Him!  Praise Him!  Praise Him!

Praise Him for His faithfulness.

 

Father like He tends and spares us,

Well our feeble frame He knows

In His hands He gently bears us,

Rescues us from all our foes

Praise Him!  Praise Him!  Praise Him!  Praise Him!

Widely as His mercy flows.

 

Angels help us to adore Him,

Ye behold Him face to face

Sun and moon bow down before Him,

Dwellers all in time and space

Praise Him!  Praise Him!  Praise Him!  Praise Him!

Praise with us the God of grace.

 

Benediction


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