Welcome to our Sunday Worship service, live from the Manse with our Minister Barry Hughes.
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.
We have a few intimations this week to update you with
Tour de Manse
Barry has been continuing with the Tour de Manse this week he has past the half way point and done 874km so far. Thank you to all those who have been sponsoring Barry and raising over £1000 for Home Start Stirling, this is a fantastic amount and we hope it continues to grow as Barry continues le Tour. Barry has also been joined on le tour by the staff of Raploch Primary School. We would like to wish both Barry and the Raploch Primary staff good luck with continuing this superb fundraiser for Home Start Stirling.
Go team Raploch.
Heart & Soul 2020
Today is traditionally the Heart and Soul festival to celebrate the life of the church, which normally takes place in Edinburgh’s Princess Street Gardens, unfortunately this year we can not join together in the traditional way but there is a virtual Heart and Soul festival going live at 2pm today but will be available to watch any time after then.
Call to Worship
Come let us worship the Lord our God Let us fix our eyes on Him. Let us listen to what He has to say. Let us give our minds to what He wants to teach us. Let us open our hearts to His message. May every part of us be given to Him, For He is our God, and we are His people.
Our first hymn this morning is Make me a channel of your peace.
Father God you come to us in the most unexpected of places, in isolation, behind closed door, on dusty roads as we go from place to place, in video chat with friends, telephone conversations with loved ones. You come bring in us peace when there is no peace, You come bring in is hope when everything seems hopeless, You come bringing us courage when we are afraid, Father God come and be among us now, in every place where we are this morning, open our eyes to see you, open our hearts to know you, in the name of the risen Jesus Christ we pray in whos words we now join together saying 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
Today we will be looking at an encouraging passage of the bible to say as we read from Paul’s second letter to Timothy, we read from Second Timothy reading from chapter 4 from verse 1 to 8.
In the presence of God and of Christ Jesus, who will judge the living and the dead, and in view of his appearing and his kingdom, I give you this charge: 2 preach the word; be prepared in season and out of season; correct, rebuke and encourage – with great patience and careful instruction. 3 For the time will come when people will not put up with sound doctrine. Instead, to suit their own desires, they will gather round them a great number of teachers to say what their itching ears want to hear. 4 They will turn their ears away from the truth and turn aside to myths. 5 But you, keep your head in all situations, endure hardship, do the work of an evangelist, discharge all the duties of your ministry.
6 For I am already being poured out like a drink offering, and the time for my departure is near. 7 I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. 8 Now there is in store for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will award to me on that day – and not only to me, but also to all who have longed for his appearing.
Our second hymn today is Be thou my vision.
Prayers of Intercession
Loving and healing God we turn to you in prayer, confident that you are with us and with all people in every moment. We stand before you as a people of hope, trusting in your care and protection, may your faithful love support us and sooth the anxiety of our hearts. Generous God fill us with compassion and concern for others, young and old. That we may look after one and other in these challanging days, bring healing to thise who are sick with the virus, be with their families. May those who have died rest in your eternal embrace, comfort their family and friends. Strengthen and protect all the medical professionals caring for the sick and all who work on our front line. Give wisdom to our leaders in healthcare and in government that they may make the right decisions, for the well being of all people. We pray in gratitude for all those our country who continue to work in days ahead in so many fields of life for the sake of us all. Bless them and keep them safe. God of creation, God of life, we place ourselves in your protection, may the mantle of your peace enfold this day, and all days. And as we bring you our prayers for those in need let us join together in a moment of silence and bring before you those known to us in need of our prayers. Father God you hear all the prayers wether spoken or unspoken which are on our hearts, all of these prayers we offer in the name of your son our Lord Jesus Christ. Amen
Thank you for joining us today, we will join Barry again on Monday at 11am for our Daily Reflections session where we will begin looking at The Beatitudes.
May the God of peace who raised Jesus Christ from the dead, strengthen your inner being and may the blessing of God Almighty, Father, Son and Holy Spirit be upon you and remain with you always. Amen
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.