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Soundfile for Sunday 20 June



Earlier recordings are available from here.

ORDER OF SERVICE - 20 June

James: Practical Wisdom for God’s Children from Jesus’ Wee Brother (9)

 

You can watch today’s service live on the Bruce Memorial Church YouTube channel or listen on our website or on CD.  During May and June, we are studying the epistle of James which is all about growing to maturity as God’s people. 

 

If you would like to attend the service next Sunday, you can book a place by phoning 07927 208936 any day between 10am and 7pm.  Covid measures will be in place including social distancing, face-masks and no singing.  You are welcome to bring your own cushion!

 

The summer edition of Steeple News is now available on our website and from the box outside the Church.

 

You are beautiful beyond description

Too marvellous for words

Too wonderful for comprehension

Like nothing ever seen or heard

Who can grasp Your infinite wisdom?

Who can fathom the depth of Your love?

You are beautiful beyond description

Majesty, enthroned above.

 

And I stand, I stand in awe of You

I stand, I stand in awe of You

Holy God, to whom all praise is due

I stand in awe of You.

(Repeat verse and chorus)

 

Call to worship – Ecclesiastes 5.1-2,7

 

O Lord my God! When I in awesome wonder

Consider all the works Thy hand hath made.

I see the stars, I hear the rolling thunder,

Thy power throughout the universe displayed.

 

Then sings my soul, my Saviour God, to Thee:

How great Thou art, how great Thou art!

Then sings my soul, my Saviour God, to Thee:

How great Thou art, how great Thou art!

 

When through the woods and forest glades I wander

And hear the birds sing sweetly in the trees;

When I look up from lofty mountain grandeur

And hear the brook and feel the gentle breeze:

 

And when I think that God, His Son not sparing,

Sent Him to die, I scarce can take it in;

That on the cross, my burden gladly bearing,

He bled and died to take away my sin:

 

When Christ shall come with shout of acclamation

And take me home, what joy shall fill my heart!

Then I shall bow in humble adoration,

And there proclaim, my God, how great Thou art!

 

Prayer of adoration and confession

 

Praise the LORD, O my soul.

I will praise the LORD all my life;

I will sing praise to my God as long as I live.

 

Do not put your trust in princes, in mere mortals, who cannot save.

When their spirit departs, they return to the ground;

On that very day their plans come to nothing.

 

Blessed are those whose help is the God of Jacob,

Whose hope is in the LORD their God.

He is the Maker of heaven and earth – the sea, and everything in them –

He remains faithful forever.

 

The LORD upholds the cause of the oppressed and gives food to the hungry.

The LORD sets prisoners free,

The LORD gives sight to the blind,

The LORD lifts up those who are bowed down,

The LORD loves the righteous.

The LORD watches over the foreigner

And sustains the fatherless and the widow,

But He frustrates the ways of the wicked.

 

The LORD reigns forever,

Your God, O Zion, for all generations.

Praise the LORD.  Amen. 

(Psalm 146)


Together Time – The Parable of the Wealthy Man

 

Seek ye first the kingdom of God

And His righteousness;

And all these things shall be added unto you.

Hallelu, Hallelujah!

Seek ye first…

 

Man shall not live by bread alone,

But by every word

That proceeds from the mouth of God.

Hallelu, Hallelujah!

Man shall not live…

 

Ask, and it shall be given unto you;

Seek, and ye shall find.

Knock, and the door shall be opened up to you.

Hallelu, Hallelujah!

Ask and it shall…

 

Bible Reading            James 4.11-5.6

 

Prayer

 

Teach me, O Lord, to follow your decrees, then I will keep them to the end.

Give me understanding, and I will keep your law and obey it with all my heart.

Direct me in the path of your commands, for there I find delight.

Turn my heart toward your statutes and not toward selfish gain.  Amen.

(Psalm 119.33-36)

 

Sermon


1. Do not slander, do not judge (4.11-12)

2. Do not presume, do not boast (4.13-17)

3. Do not live in luxury and self-indulgence (5.1-6)

 

Jesus, all for Jesus

All I am and have and ever hope to be.

(Repeat)

 

All of my ambitions, hopes and plans

I surrender these into Your hands

(Repeat)

 

For it's only in Your will that I am free,

For it's only in Your will that I am free.

 

(Instrumental)

 

For it's only in Your will that I am free,

For it's only in Your will that I am free.

 

Jesus, all for Jesus

All I am and have and ever hope to be.

 

Prayer of intercession and dedication

 

I am no longer my own but Yours.

Put me to what You will,

Rank me with whom You will;

Put me to doing,

Put me to suffering;

Let me be employed for you,

Or laid aside for You,

Exalted for You,

Or brought low for You;

Let me be full,

Let me be empty,

Let me have all things,

Let me have nothing:

I freely and wholeheartedly yield all things

To Your pleasure and disposal.

And now, glorious and blessed God,

Father, Son and Holy Spirit,

You are mine and I am Yours. So be it!

And the covenant now made on earth,

Let it be ratified in heaven. Amen.

(The Methodist Covenant Prayer)

 

Glorious things of thee are spoken
Zion, city of our God!
He whose Word cannot be broken
Formed thee for His own abode.

On the Rock of Ages founded
What can shake thy sure repose?
With salvation’s walls surrounded
Thou may’st smile at all thy foes. 

 

See the streams of living waters
Springing from eternal love
Well supply thy sons and daughters
And all fear of want remove.

Who can faint while such a river
Ever flows their thirst to assuage –

Grace which like the Lord the Giver
Never fails from age to age?

 

Round each habitation hovering

See the cloud and fire appear

For a glory and a covering,

Showing that the Lord is near;

Blest inhabitants of Zion,

Washed in the Redeemer’s blood!

Jesus, whom their souls rely on,

Makes them kings and priests to God.

 

Saviour, if of Zion’s city
I, through grace, a member am
Let the world deride or pity
I will glory in Thy Name.

Fading is the worldling’s pleasure
All his boasted pomp and show
Solid joys and lasting treasure
None but Zion’s children know.

 

Benediction

 

Let there be love shared among us,

Let there be love in our eyes,

May now Your love sweep this nation,

Cause us O Lord to arise.

Give us a fresh understanding

Of brotherly love that is real,

Let there be love shared among us,

Let there be love.

 

 

 

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

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

14 Woodside Court, Cambusbarron, Stirling FK7 9PH

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.

 

 

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