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Sunday 14th July 2024

Onwards and Upwards (6): Joy and Peace

 

Welcome to worship!  Today’s service is led by Graham our minister.  All are welcome to stay for tea and coffee in the Hall afterwards.

 

The service of thanksgiving for John Ranshaw will be held in church tomorrow (Monday) at 11am and then on to Stirlingshire Crematorium.

 

With sadness we intimate the death of Jean Pearson – Christine Berrie’s sister and a member of our Oasis Group.  Her funeral service will be held this Friday at 10.30am in Menstrie Parish Church.

 

Keswick in Cambusbarron  From today until Friday, you can enjoy the Evening Celebrations from the Keswick Convention in our Church Hall.   The programme runs from 7.30pm-9pm each evening.  The theme is Resurrection with the talks from 1 Corinthians 15.  Sung worship will be led by EMU Music.  Please come if you can!  You can watch more online over the three weeks of the Convention including morning Bible readings from Isaiah, Ezekiel and Psalms and some practical seminars.  Find out more at www.keswickministries.org

 

The Ukulele Group for beginners meets every Tuesday in the Hall from 5-6pm.  All other beginners are welcome! 

 

Next Sunday we will conclude our ‘Onwards and Upwards’ series, with our Bible reading from the second half of Philippians 4.

 

Please give any articles for the next edition of Steeple News to Eleanor Young by Sunday 28th July or email joelley1935@btinternet.com

 

Rev. Graham Nash: 01786 442068 or gpnash@churchofscotland.org.uk Angela Samson: 07977 342022 or wellbeingangela@gmail.com

Pauline Perry: sessionclerkcbm@aol.com

 

Hear me, Lord, out of the depths I call,

Comfort and guard my heart, shelter me in this storm.

Turn to me, see my distress and need,

Weary and poor I come, calling upon Your name.

 

You are forgiving and good,

Abounding in love to the faithful who call.

No other god can compare to You,

Great is Your mercy and grace.

With all of my heart I will sing of Your name

No other power can save, but You.

 

Teach me, God, show me the righteous path

Lead me to walk with You, trusting You all my days

Hear my cry, with terror on every side

Justice will soon prevail; You are the God who saves.

 

Call to worship              Psalm 9.1-2

 

All people that on earth do dwell

Sing to the Lord with cheerful voice;

Serve Him with joy, His praises tell

Come now before Him and rejoice.

 

Know that the Lord is God indeed

He formed us all without our aid;

We are the flock He comes to feed

The sheep who by His hand were made.

 

O let the earth rejoice

Lift up your voice and magnify His holy name

O let the earth rejoice

Lift up your voice and magnify His holy name.

 

O enter then His gates with joy

Within His courts His praise proclaim;

Let thankful songs your tongues employ

O bless and magnify His name.

 

Because the Lord our God is good

His mercy is forever sure;

His faithfulness at all times stood

And shall from age to age endure.

 

Praise God from whom all blessings flow

Praise Him all creatures here below;

Praise Him above, ye heavenly host

Praise Father, Son and Holy Ghost.

 

Prayer of approach to God

 

Together Time

 

Sometimes I feel afraid

Of getting things all wrong

Of people who will tease me

When they see the things I’ve done

And then I remember there’s no need to be afraid…

 

Because my God He is big

He’s gigantic He’s enormous

He is powerful and strong

He is amazing and He’s awesome

And there’s nothing in this world

That He couldn’t pulverise

So I know I’ve got nothing to fear No! No!

So I know I’ve got nothing to fear

 

Sometimes I feel afraid

Of being on my own

With no one here to play with me

I’ll always be alone

And then I remember there’s no need to be afraid…

 

Sometimes I feel afraid

Of things I cannot see

Of monsters in the dark who might be

Chasing after me

And then I remember there’s no need to be afraid…

 

Bible reading                 Philippians 4.1-9 (p.1180)

 

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

 

Rejoice, the Lord is King! Your Lord and King adore;            MP 575

Mortals give thanks and sing, and triumph evermore;

Lift up your heart, lift up your voice;

Rejoice, again I say, rejoice!

 

Jesus the Saviour reigns, the God of truth and love;

When He had purged our stains, He took his seat above;

Lift up your heart, lift up your voice;

Rejoice, again I say, rejoice!

 

His kingdom cannot fail, He rules o’er earth and heaven,

The keys of death and hell are to our Jesus given;

Lift up your heart, lift up your voice;

Rejoice, again I say, rejoice!

 

He sits at God's right hand till all His foes submit,

And bow to His command, and fall beneath His feet:

Lift up your heart, lift up your voice;

Rejoice, again I say, rejoice!

 

Rejoice in glorious hope! Jesus the Judge shall come,

And take His servants up to their eternal home.

We soon shall hear the archangel's voice;

The trump of God shall sound, rejoice!  Rejoice!

 

Prayer of thanksgiving and intercession

 

I cannot tell why He, whom angels worship,               MP 266

Should set His love upon the sons of men,

Or why, as shepherd, He should seek the wanderers,

To bring them back, they know not how or when.

But this I know, that He was born of Mary,

When Bethlehem’s manger was His only home,

And that He lived at Nazareth and laboured

And so the Saviour, Saviour of the world, is come.

 

I cannot tell how silently He suffered,

As with His peace He graced this place of tears,

Or how His heart upon the cross was broken,

The crown of pain to three and thirty years.

But this I know, He heals the broken-hearted,

And stays our sin, and calms our lurking fear,

And lifts the burden from the heavy laden,

For yet the Saviour, Saviour of the world, is here.

 

I cannot tell how He will win the nations,

How He will claim His earthly heritage,

How satisfy the needs and aspirations

Of east and west, of sinner and of sage.

But this I know, all flesh shall see His glory,

And He shall reap the harvest He has sown,

And some glad day His sun will shine in splendour

When He the Saviour, Saviour of the world, is known.

 

I cannot tell how all the lands shall worship,

When, at His bidding, every storm is stilled,

Or who can say how great the jubilation

When all the hearts of men with love are filled.

But this I know, the skies will thrill with rapture,

And myriad, myriad human voices sing,

And earth to heaven, and heaven to earth, will answer,

“At last the Saviour, Saviour of the world, is King.”

 

Blessing

 

 

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