Catch up with Sunday worship 22nd May 2022

A Recording of our Service of Worship 22nd May 2022, from your Church of Scotland presence in Bellshill and Mossend.
The service is led by Rev Kevin de Beer
The bible lesson is read by Alan Mathew.
The Organist is Alan W Mathew

Why not leave a comment and say hello  👋

Download the Order for Worship here
https://bellshillcentral.church/orders-of-service/

The service CAN be made available via a phone line if required.  Please get in touch if this is needed.
Our Minister, Rev Kevin M de Beer, can be contacted via kdebeer@churchofscotland.org.uk and is happy to discuss any pastoral matters and will take any prayer requests.

Donate to the ongoing work of our church via this link if you’re able, a if you’re a tax payer Gift Aid your donation.
https://cos.churchofscotland.org.uk/donate/?cong=171073

Thank you and bless you, we hope you feel part of the Central Church family by participating in this service of online worship – wherever and whenever you take part.

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All songs and hymns are published using our various CCLI licences which are:
Church Copyright Licence 876673;
Music Reproduction Licence 876680
Church Video Licence 2258718;
PPL Church Licence 1593113
CLA Church Licence 1002856;
PRS for Music Church Licence 1448921
Streaming Licence 1638311

Please visit our website
http://www.bellshillcentral.church for all we are doing online to spread the wonderful news of the Gospel in Bellshill and beyond

Bellshill Central Church of Scotland
Registered Charity: SC012556
346 Main Street, Bellshill, ML4 1BA
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http://www.bellshillcentral.church
http://www.facebook.com/bellshillchurch
http://www.twitter.com/bellshillchurch

#bellshillchurch #thisischurch #community #god #church #worship #churchofscotland

Sunday evening prayer at 7pm

Call to worship

The Peace of Christ be with us all
Let us Worship God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit

Prayer of approach

We humble ourselves in Your living presence,
holy, merciful all-knowing Father.

We rest in Your presence
gracious Jesus, Saviour, Lord and Creator of all that is.

We seek Your wisdom, guidance, presence and hope,
Holy Spirit, Keeper of the Church.

Three but One, perfect in all things,
we approach You in the mystery of Your being,
seeking to offer You our worship, thanksgiving and praise.

Come, through Your Spirit to heal, inspire and renew us.
In the name of Christ Jesus. Amen

Prayer of confession

In Your perfect love You lay down Your life for us
Forgive us our sins and have mercy on us

We have sinned in our thoughts and imaginations
Forgive us our sins and have mercy on us

We have allowed our emotions to lead us astray
Forgive us our sins and have mercy on us

We have permitted our actions to be living contradictions of Your will
Forgive us our sins and have mercy on us

Receive our penitence and transform it into repentance.

Amen.

Prayer of intercession

We continue, as we have just sung, for our needy selves and our needy world.
Where there is discord in our nation and beyond, help us to be light and healing.

As Jesus was bold and confident in reaching out to others in their need,
help Your Church to shine, to be healing hands and voices.

For those who hurt and grieve,
help us to bring comfort and hope, friendship and peace.

For those suffering in poverty whether in this land or beyond,
open our hearts to everything in our power to make a difference.

Where there is division within the Church and between Churches,
humble us so that we might seek reconciliation and peace.
For all present in this place, who need a touch of grace from Jesus,
draw us to Him in confidence.

For those situations in the world today – take a moment in silence to name the situations and people known to us
where only You can make a difference,
act in powerful ways.

And all this and the unspoken words of our hearts and minds,
we offer in faith and expectation,
in the name of Jesus Christ our Lord and Saviour. Amen

Benediction

May the mind of the Father inspire and renew us.
May the Word of Life invigorate us with new faith and hope.
May the Spirit breathe fresh vision into expectant hearts.
And, may the grace and the mercy, the peace and the love
of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit be with and within us,
this day and evermore.

AMEN.

Catch up with Sunday worship 15th May 2022

A Recording of our Service of Worship 15th May 2022, from your Church of Scotland presence in Bellshill and Mossend.
The service is led by various office bearers in our Congregation.
The bible lesson is read by Stanley Cook and the message is delivered by Helen Daly.
The Organist is Alan W Mathew

Why not leave a comment and say hello  👋

Download the Order for Worship here
https://bellshillcentral.church/orders-of-service/

The service CAN be made available via a phone line if required.  Please get in touch if this is needed.
Our Minister, Rev Kevin M de Beer, can be contacted via kdebeer@churchofscotland.org.uk and is happy to discuss any pastoral matters and will take any prayer requests.

Donate to the ongoing work of our church via this link if you’re able, a if you’re a tax payer Gift Aid your donation.
https://cos.churchofscotland.org.uk/donate/?cong=171073

Thank you and bless you, we hope you feel part of the Central Church family by participating in this service of online worship – wherever and whenever you take part.

______________________________________

All songs and hymns are published using our various CCLI licences which are:
Church Copyright Licence 876673;
Music Reproduction Licence 876680
Church Video Licence 2258718;
PPL Church Licence 1593113
CLA Church Licence 1002856;
PRS for Music Church Licence 1448921
Streaming Licence 1638311

Please visit our website
http://www.bellshillcentral.church for all we are doing online to spread the wonderful news of the Gospel in Bellshill and beyond

Bellshill Central Church of Scotland
Registered Charity: SC012556
346 Main Street, Bellshill, ML4 1BA
______________________________________

http://www.bellshillcentral.church
http://www.facebook.com/bellshillchurch
http://www.twitter.com/bellshillchurch

#bellshillchurch #thisischurch #community #god #church #worship #churchofscotland

Christian Aid Week Prayers

If anyone wants to donate online via the Central Church e-envelope please use this link. https://envelope.christianaid.org.uk/envelope/bellshill-central-parish-church

Call to worship

Let us come to the river and be like trees planted by streams of water,

putting our roots down deep into God’s word,

bearing good fruit that will last not withering from fatigue,

stretching out to receive and be a source of healing. Amen.

 

Song All creatures of our God and King

 

A gathering prayer

Creator, Son and Spirit, we gather together, online or in-person to seek Your presence in our time of worship.

WE ARE HUNGRY FOR YOU

Meet us at our point of deepest need. Connect us with the needs of others. Equip us to join in your creative work. Transform us more into your likeness.

WE ARE HUNGRY FOR YOUR RIGHTEOUSNESS

We gather with Janet, Jessica and Jerina and their communities in Zimbabwe May their stories make us hungry for justice and even more impatient for change.

WE ARE HUNGRY FOR YOUR JUSTICE

We gather with all of creation; with the mountains and the hills. We shall burst into song, with the trees of the field we will clap our hands.

WE ARE HUNGRY TO PRAISE YOU

AMEN.

 

Psalm 148

New International Version

Praise the Lord.[a](A)

Praise the Lord from the heavens;(B)
    praise him in the heights above.
Praise him, all his angels;(C)
    praise him, all his heavenly hosts.(D)
Praise him, sun(E) and moon;
    praise him, all you shining stars.
Praise him, you highest heavens(F)
    and you waters above the skies.(G)

Let them praise the name(H) of the Lord,
    for at his command(I) they were created,
and he established them for ever and ever—
    he issued a decree(J) that will never pass away.

Praise the Lord(K) from the earth,
    you great sea creatures(L) and all ocean depths,(M)
lightning and hail,(N) snow and clouds,
    stormy winds that do his bidding,(O)
you mountains and all hills,(P)
    fruit trees and all cedars,
10 wild animals(Q) and all cattle,
    small creatures and flying birds,
11 kings(R) of the earth and all nations,
    you princes and all rulers on earth,
12 young men and women,
    old men and children.

13 Let them praise the name of the Lord,(S)
    for his name alone is exalted;
    his splendor(T) is above the earth and the heavens.(U)
14 And he has raised up for his people a horn,[b](V)
    the praise(W) of all his faithful servants,(X)
    of Israel, the people close to his heart.(Y)

Praise the Lord.

 

Prayer of confession

Good God of creation, we sing praise to you. But even as we raise our voices we know we have faltered and failed. Walking on paths that turned our hearts inward, sitting with those who scoffed at the cries of the poor, mocking those on the margins, denying the earth in her distress. Too often our leaves have withered our branches are barren. We have failed to be pruned and the axe is now poised. Poised to cut down the excesses that crucify all creation, the systems that impoverish all people, the privileges that diminish our faith. But even now it is not too late. For in the face of judgment comes the offer of grace and the hope that deadwood can spring to life Where we have failed to bear good fruit and share your abundance for the earth

GOD HAVE MERCY

When our actions and intentions have been as chaff for the winds of heaven

GOD HAVE MERCY

Forgive us. Restore us. Inspire us now to delight in your purposes, to embrace your possibilities, to inhabit your promises, to flourish as fruit for the world you so love and bring healing for all the nations. AMEN.

 

Prayer of lamentation

Establish the work of our hands, O God.

WE CALL TO YOU, GOD OF CREATION

faithful to us by the trees of Eden;

WE CALL TO YOU, GOD OF REDEMPTION

faithful to us on the tree of Calvary;

 WE CALL TO YOU, GOD OF FULFILMENT

faithful to us from the tree of life’s healing. We are your people so answer us, O God, from the streets of your city, from your river of life, from your throne in heaven.

ANSWER US NOW

in words of power and mighty deeds. Speak to our cries of ‘how long.’ How long will the bellies of children lie empty? How long will their mothers pray in vain? How long will temperatures rise beyond record? How long will the clouds fail to give rain? How long will the crop fields turn into dust? How long will the floods cover the plain? How long will so few live with far too much? How long will so many be denied what they need? How long before the healing of nations? How long will injustice and suffering remain? But heaven, we know, this is much of our making; our scapegoats, our alibis, they all know the truth: Our pointing the finger and prayers of ‘how long’ echo back on our piety and demand us to answer

HOW LONG, HOW LONG?

How long will indifference, inequality and injustice deny compassion, healing and fullness of life? Come and come soon Lord. Let the peoples rejoice, from Eden to Calvary, from heaven to earth. Lift every voice to sing, ‘Amen!’ Establish the work of our hands.

AMEN

 

Song When I needed a neighbour

 

Blessing

In the name of God who plants the seed of justice: Be hungry. In the name of Christ who hangs on the tree of love: Be fruitful. And in the name of the Spirit who inspires God’s will in our hearts and our lives: Be celebrated. You are Christ’s people, here and throughout the world now and forever. Amen.