Good morning, welcome to our Sunday Worship service with Rev. Barry Hughes live from the Manse.
Our Sunday Worship services are streamed live on our Facebook Page each Sunday at 11am and can be easily viewed on Facebook or for those that can’t access Facebook you can watch the recorded service from our YouTube channel, which should show below.
Call to Worship
Lord you are glorious and mighty And we have come to worship you Your name is greater than any other And we have come to worship you Your voice has called us here today And we have come to worship you
Our first Hymn today is Great is Thy Faithfulness
Blessed are your our Lord and God Glorious is your name in all the earth We celebrate who you are and all that you have done for us You hold our lives in your hands, you catch us when we stumble, So this morning we come together in your name led by your holy spirit to worship you, to sing your praise, to confess our many faults, to receive your forgiveness, your love and your mercy, made possible by the sacrifice of your son Jesus Christ be present amongst us as we worship you where ever we are as we open ourselves to your word to you be all glory now and forever and so now let us join together saying the words your son thought us Our Father in heaven, Hallowed be your name. Your kingdom come, Your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us today our daily bread. Forgive us our sins as we forgive those who sin against us. Save us from the time of trial and deliver us from evil. For the kingdom, the power, and the glory are yours now and for ever. Amen
Thus morning’s reading is from Mark 10:46-52
Blind Bartimaeus receives his sight
46 Then they came to Jericho. As Jesus and his disciples, together with a large crowd, were leaving the city, a blind man, Bartimaeus (which means ‘son of Timaeus’), was sitting by the roadside begging. 47 When he heard that it was Jesus of Nazareth, he began to shout, ‘Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!’
48 Many rebuked him and told him to be quiet, but he shouted all the more, ‘Son of David, have mercy on me!’
49 Jesus stopped and said, ‘Call him.’
So they called to the blind man, ‘Cheer up! On your feet! He’s calling you.’ 50 Throwing his cloak aside, he jumped to his feet and came to Jesus.
51 ‘What do you want me to do for you?’ Jesus asked him.
The blind man said, ‘Rabbi, I want to see.’
52 ‘Go,’ said Jesus, ‘your faith has healed you.’ Immediately he received his sight and followed Jesus along the road.
Our second hymn this morning is Guide me, O thou great Redeamer
Prayer for Others
Father God we pray that we could have even just a fraction of the faith that the blind begger Bartimaeus had, if we together between us between all the Christians in the world even just a fraction of that faith, what a change could be made in this world, but Lord we bring our prayers to you with what ever faith we have. We pray Lord for a world which is so in need of the power of your restoring and healing hand. So many people around the world are suffering many more than usual, we pray for those who's plight may have been forgotten at the moment, those that live in countries afflicted be war, conflict, those where natural disasters have made living difficult, those who struggle for a roof over their head, for food, for water, for healthcare. Lord we pray add the world focuses on the threat of Coronavirus that those who also continue to need our help will not go unrecognised and father we do pray for all the nations of the world who are afflicted by Coronavirus, we continue to pray for families whom have lost loved ones, we see the numbers of people dying not just in this country but around the world increasing everyday, Lord what seemed like would only be a few weeks of inconvenience for us is now turning into something a lot more long term, we pray for all who have been adversely affected by lockdown all who's businesses are under threat, all who's jobs have disappeared, all who have been furloughed, all who are missing loved ones, friends and family, all who can not venture outside at all for medical reasons, all who are feeling lonely and isolated. But Father God we do also thank you for the response to this illness as well, the way communities have pulled together, the way the people appear on their door steps every Thursday evening to applaud the NHS and all the key workers, the way that we recognise those in our communities who's jobs we have taken for granted for so long the way that we recognise their importance. And Lord we continue to pray for those we know who are suffering, We want to pray especially for Betty, from our own parish. For Betty and for her daughter's Irene and Morag, Lord we just ask you to watch over Betty in hospital and bring peace and comfort to Irene and Morag and to their families as well, and in a few moments of silence Lord let us join together to bring you our prayers for those known to us. Father God you know all the prayers of our hearts both those we have spoken and those which remain unspoken we offer all of these prayers in the name of your son Jesus Christ. Amen
Thank you for joining us for our Sunday Worship service.
Thank you for joining us for our Sunday Worship, please join us tomorrow for our Daily Reflections session live on our Facebook Page at 11am and will be uploaded shortly after to our YouTube channel we will as always post them to our website too.