Order of Service
Gathering song – Here we are gathered (screen) (vs 1 & refrain)
Call to worship
MP 151 For I’m building a people (x2)
Hymn – Read your bible pray everyday (screen)
Readings 1 Sam. 3:1-18 and 1 Cor. 12:1-11
CH4 251 I the Lord of sea and sky
Kevin’s Talk The spiritual gifts
CH4 530 One more step along the world
Recessional May the Lord, mighty Lord (Edelweiss)
Identity and Relevance
Call to worship (Psalm 20 – Reading from Blue CEV)
Hymn Lord for the years (CH4 159)
Prayer and Lord’s Prayer
Luther’s seal – The value of sign and symbol – of interpretation and reinterpretation
Hymn Spirit of God unseen as the wind (CH4 600)
2 Timothy 3:10-17 and Matthew 14:22-33
Hymn Lord you sometimes speak in wonders (CH4 606)
Hymn O sing a song of Bethlehem
Prayers for the Order and for the World
Anthem – God save our gracious Queen (CH4 703)
Hymn O Jesus I have promised (CH4 644)
Bellshill Central Parish Church is pleased to host a BIG SING in aid of Christian Aid on Sunday 12th May at 3.00pm
Keep up to date with info and news via, the Facebook event. Link here
All welcome. Bring a friend along!
Please remember in prayer the family and friends of the late Thomas Downie whose funeral service will take place on Wednesday 1st May at 9.30am within Bellshill Central Parish Church of Scotland at 346 Main Street, Bellshill, ML4 1BA.
God of love and mercy, embrace all those whose hearts today overflow with grief, unanswered questions and such a sense of loss. Grant them space to express their tears. Hold them close through the coming days.
Jesus, You said, “Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted” I am mourning; send me Your comfort now. Wrap around Your arms around me and hold me tight. Send angels of mercy to me. Shower Your comfort on me through those around me, and keep far from me those whose words and actions are no comfort.
Lord we lift our hearts to you. As the dawn breaks, may we carry the unity we share into every moment knowing that we are one with the risen Christ.
Lord, we lift our eyes to you. As the sunrises, may this moment stay with us, reminding us to look for the beautiful colours of promise in your word.
Lord, we lift our prayers to you. As the dew air falls, may we breathe this morning in and know that like the earth, you sustain us, keep us and work within us always.
And so, we lift our voices to you. We celebrate the greatest day in history, when Jesus rose from death, defeated darkness and bathed the world in stunning resurrection light. May we ever live to praise you!
Saturday (Holy Saturday) – Holy Week Prayer
Matthew 17:1-6; Lamentations 3:1-9, Lamentations 3:19-24
On the Sabbath,
He was in the grave.
He had finished his work.
To most people’s eyes,
It looked as if it were all over.
He was dead and buried.
But only as a seed dies when it is planted in the earth,
Not to decay, but to spring to new life.
Teach us to take refuge in you when we are afraid
Teach us that death is not our end
Teach us to hope always in you
And in the resurrection, the making of all things
Through Jesus Christ our Lord,